Now that you’re settled back at school, maybe you have an hour a week (or even a month) to help others! Children and teenagers can make an impact on everyone: seniors, disabled individuals, and other kids, too!
The United Way maintains a database website called at volunteerct.org that features volunteer opportunities by town. Although these listings feature few assignments for kids & teens volunteermatch.org can be filtered by age group.
In addition we’ve found some individual situations – please share what you learn!
The Beardsley Zoo in Bridgeport offers kids ages of 7 through 18 who are interested in learning more about the animals can join Zoo 4-H Club
Kids in Crisis is an organization that provides free, round-the-clock help for Fairfield County children, teens, and parents of all socio economic levels dealing with any type of crisis including abuse, neglect, family conflict and more. Read about Youth Corp and reach out to offer your time.
Each year, students and teachers from all over the country participate in March for Babies, the largest fundraiser for March of Dimes. Kids from elementary school up through college can get involved, and of course families!
Team Youth is an opportunity for students to make a difference. Youth volunteer opportunities are an important and meaningful way to teach our children how they can give to others and make their world a better place. Get your school and friends together to help make healthy babies in Connecticut. There is a youth guide for starting a March for Babies team and lots of fundraising ideas to support your interest. Read www.marchofdimes.com/youth.
Leigh-Anne Lefurge, Director of Communications at March for Dimes Connecticut told us: “at my kids’ daycare, I host a “WonderWalk” which is a mini walk. We walk around the parking lot and have treats and games and the kids get certificates and prizes for fundraising.“
There are volunteer opportunities for all March for Babies events listed online. Anyone can sign up to assist with things like set-up/breakdown, registration, entertainment etc. It really is a fun and healthy way to spend your day together as a family!
Folks can also support us by signing up for our Advocacy Network. The March of Dimes speaks out for laws and legislation that improve care for women and children in Connecticut and across the country. Our team of grassroots volunteers and staff promote the mission agenda by contacting the governor and state legislators in response to Connecticut action alerts. Whether promoting increased health care coverage and prevention measures or supporting research and public policy studies, learn how you can make a difference: http://www.marchofdimes.com/connecticut/getinvolved_advocate.html
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