Become friends with everyone in the office. Learn what they can do for you but also let them know what you can do for them.
Put the date on everything and keep track of all interactions with the students/hours with them. It'll will save you time on your monthly reports.
Fill out your timesheet every day or write down somewhere what you did everyday. Trying to think back at what you did the week before gets challenging.
APPLY.FOR.FOOD.STAMPS. Even if you feel like you're not going to need it... you're going to need it. You can go on the website begin the application and someone would call you for a phone verification. It's easy and you deserve it. Dedicating your time to your community and your government shouldn't result in food instability.
You're always networking. Keep in contact with everyone you meet. Write down their names, collect their cards. Always consider your professional development opportunities.