Youth volunteer opportunities CT enrich not only those you assist but yourself, too! Consider carving out some of your extra down time to give your time, your talents, and explore potential paid jobs or even future career choices. At this time of year food pantries, homeless shelters, and other organizations that bring warmth to others need extra hands!
High school students can earn community service credits to satisfy their Connecticut graduation requirement. Read Connecticut General Statutes 10‐221a: http://www.casciac.org/pdfs/CT_Graduation_Requirements.pdf – source The Connecticut Association of Schools
Hands on Hartford currently serves about 8,500 people annually – the needest of Hartford through its MANNA soup kitchen, food pantry, advocacy center, and weekend meal programs for children and seniors;supportive housing and housing assistance including security deposit and utility assistance; Faces of Homelessness Speakers’ Bureau to raise public awareness about homelessness; and Community Engagement to promote volunteerism and service learning.
Kids Helping Kids CT a.k.a. KHK in the Stamford area is a great place to start – sign up for their newsletter and contact them to attend an orientation for new volunteers.
Volunteermatch.org lists organizations in CT that need your youth services – specifically we found: Guilford Animal Assisted Therapy Services, Inc. assisting teens and adults through horse “equine” therapy at beautiful Miles Hill Farm one hour a week. Enrich your summer at a kids camp assisting at Summer Escape Camp in Enfield with leading teams, assisting with leading specific activities, such as arts & crafts, or reading through the Jewish Federation of Greater Hartford‘s literacy project-training is provided and by volunteering just thirty minutes a week, you can help give these students the tools they need to overcome these statistics and succeed in life.
Or try Points of Light allforgood.org and its new mobile-friendly site! Locally in Hartford CT we have handsonhartford.org so connect yourself to them for updates.
Read our other #GiveBack posts like Family Cause Events in CT June and Help Survivors of Texas and Oklahoma.