Published 4:00 pm, Wednesday, April 6, 2011
The Norma F. Pfriem Breast Care Center is expanding in Fairfield, Trumbull and Bridgeport and looking for volunteers to help with its free breast cancer programs in all three locations. 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.
Elderhouse, a non-profit organization serving the elderly in the greater Norwalk area, needs volunteers to work with seniors in their scheduled activities including card games, knitting and exercise programs. Musicians, singers, dancers, school children, pets, artists, chefs, craft makers and community groups are welcome to perform and share their talents. Volunteers are needed to help design, plan and assist in fund-raising events. Call 203-847-1998 or visit http://elderhouseadc.com for more information.
The Norwalk Historical Society seeks volunteers who have a love of history and wish to make a difference in their community for two to four hours per week in the following areas: administrative and office help; cleaning collections; researching grant sources; historical bakers for special events; tour guides at Mill Hill Historic Park. Call203-846-0525 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information about the Norwalk Historical Society, visit www.norwalkhistoricalsociety.org.
Young Lives, a program of Young Life, 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. The organization needs mentors, childcare volunteers and help with crafts and special events. Contact Anneke Brown 203-803-3030 or email@example.com. For more information, visit http://sites.younglife.org/sites/YoungLivesFairfieldCounty/default.aspx
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Family & Children's Agency needs volunteers to facilitate weekly enrichment classes for homeless adults at our Drop-In Center in South Norwalk. Possible options include: beading; photography; crafts; flower arranging; music; etc. Classes may be held weekdays, except Thursdays, between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. on a weekly or biweekly basis. If interested please contact Kim Kristof, volunteer coordinator, at 203-523-5715.
For more information on VAC, volunteer opportunities or any HSC programs, visit our web site 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." VAC is a partnership of The Human Services Council and United Way of Coastal Fairfield County.