Volunteer Corner: If your agency wants to be highlighted, email a paragraph describing your organization, location, volunteer needs and contact information to vac@hscct.org.

Mercy Learning Center in Bridgeport needs volunteer tutors 18 and older to teach English as a second language (ESL), reading and/or math skills, two hours twice a week from September to early June. Training is provided; teaching experience is not necessary. For information contact Diane Holmes at 203-334-6699 or diane.holmes@snet.net.

The Norma F. Pfriem Breast Care Centers in Fairfield, Trumbull and Bridgeport needs volunteers are needed for clerical tasks in the office, with projects that require patient contact, at outreach events such as an annual walk/run and at community-based workshops, especially volunteers with Spanish language skills. Some positions require training and all volunteers are screened for working in a health-care facility. For more information call 203-255-5300.

Bridgeport Rescue Mission needs volunteers for kitchen prep, serving food and assembling food pantry boxes. Children must be at least 15 years old and accompanied by an adult. For more information call 203-333-4087 or visit www.bridgeportrescuemission.org/

Volunteer Services for the Blind needs help for clients in the Fairfield County area: sorting mail, reading books and periodicals, shopping/label reading, friendly visitors and organizing groceries, etc. For information contact Lori St. Amand at 800-842-4510 x4129 or lori.st.amand@ct.gov.

YoungLives, a program of Young Life, in the Bridgeport and Norwalk area provides mentoring for teenage girls who are pregnant or parenting. Through caring relationships with mentors, group activities, and camp, teen moms find a safe haven to have fun as well as to consider issues of faith and values. They need mentors, childcare volunteers and help with crafts and special events.

Contact Anneke Brown at 203-803-3030 or anneke@younglives.younglife.org. Visit http://sites.younglife.org/sites/YoungLivesFairfieldCounty/default.aspx.

Still not sure what to do? For more information on VAC, volunteer opportunities or any HSC programs, visit our website at www.hscct.org. At bottom of page click on "Volunteer Now" button. Then click on "Volunteer Corner." There are additional links for youth volunteer opportunities, "Volunteer Match" and "Volunteer Solutions."

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VAC is a partnership of The Human Services Council and United Way of Coastal Fairfield County.