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The George Washington Carver Center, Norwalk, needs volunteers to help kids in kindergarten through 12th-grade with homework after school. It can be 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, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 203-853-4872.
STAR, Inc., Lighting the Way needs volunteers for its sixth annual STAR Walk, Roll & Stroll on Sunda at Sherwood Island State Park. Individuals can help with preparations for the event, set up, cheer on walkers, pass out water and snacks, assist in activities/children's area. The walk supports individuals with developmental disabilities in Mid-Fairfield County.
Staying Put in New Canaan is a private non-profit volunteer-supported organization dedicated to giving their seniors the practical means and social support to live their lives to the fullest, safely and confidently, in the New Canaan community.
Volunteer drivers are needed to help seniors who can no longer drive their own cars -- to keep medical appointments, to run errands, to grocery shop and meet other essential dates. Drivers can volunteer for a regular ride each month or each week, or they can volunteer to be "on call" for a particular morning or afternoon each week.
Family & Children's Agency needs one or two volunteers to help out in the "Rainbow Room" on Mondays from noon to 1:30 p.m. and/or Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Children range in age from infancy to 5 and the number of children varies to a maximum of seven. Volunteers must have experience with infants and toddlers.
A three-month commitment is required. If interested, please contact Kim Kristof, coordinator, volunteer services, at 203-523-5715.
The American Heart Association Fairfield County is seeking volunteers to help promote the CPR Saves Lives Campaign at our booth at the upcoming Women's Expo taking place on Saturday and Sunday. Any time you have available between the hours of 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. is appreciated. Call Anna Guercio at 914-640-3273.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.