Published 7:55 pm, Tuesday, May 17, 2011
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Person-to-Person provides emergency assistance to families in New Canaan, Darien and Stamford. The organization needs volunteers for its emergency food pantry, community clothing center and reception center, as well as van drivers.
Training for all areas is provided and flexible hours are available. Volunteer opportunities are available for regular weekly shifts, or for one day projects, or events such as the food drive, from 1 to 4 p.m. on May 14.
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FSW Literacy Volunteers needs volunteers to help mentor and tutor students. For more information, contact Jan Galletly, volunteer coordinator at 203-853-7437.
Earthplace, The Nature Discovery Center in Westport, educates the community about nature and the environment. There are many opportunities for adults and older teens to assist with the following activities: sales help in the volunteer-run gift shop; trail and grounds maintenance; publicity; caring for animals; collecting and testing water samples through Harbor Watch/River Watch; and assistance at public events and fundraisers.
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 203-227-7253 for more information.
Animals in Distress in Wilton needs volunteers to help take care of rescued cats for two hours either every other Saturday morning, Sunday morning or Wednesday morning. Call 203-762-2006 for more information.
The George Washington Carver Center, Norwalk, needs volunteers to help kids in kindergarten through 12th grade with homework after school. Subjects include anything from spelling homework to math anytime between 3:30 and 5:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday. For more information, call 203-838-4305.
Birthright of Greater Norwalk needs friendship mentors to provide love, support and understanding to women with unplanned pregnancies and/or help with office duties, publicity and community outreach efforts.
For more information, call Margaret Vallerie Monday through Thursday between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. at 203-853-4872.
Still not sure what to do? For more information on VAC, volunteer opportunities or any HSC programs, visit www.hscct.org. At bottom of page click on Volunteer Now. Then click on Volunteer Corner. There are additional links for Youth Volunteer Opportunities, Volunteer Match and Volunteer Solutions.
VAC is a partnership of The Human Services Council and United Way of Coastal Fairfield County.