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

The George Washington Carver Center in Norwalk, needs volunteers to help kids K-12 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.

Family & Children's Agency needs some volunteers: 1) To shop for after school snacks (approximately one hour per week). The agency has an account with Shop Rite and will provide a weekly shopping list. Days and times are flexible. 2) To make home-baked goods or provide snacks (breads, muffins, cookies, fruit, pretzels or any snack of your choice - please refrain from using nuts) for approximately 40-50 clients for two programs. 3) To provide lunch for homeless adults at their Community Connections site on Sundays. Lunch may be a simple meal of a sandwich and a piece of fruit or a heated casserole. Food may be dropped off at 11. This a great way to get the whole family involved. Volunteers may commit to one time donation, or volunteer on a scheduled basis. If interested, contact Kim Kristof, coordinator of volunteer services, at 203-523-5715.

Person to Person provides emergency assistance to families in New Canaan, Darien and Stamford. They need volunteers for their Emergency Food Pantry, Community Clothing center, Van Drivers and Reception center. 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. Person to Person is located at 1864 Post Road, in Darien. Call Kathleen Bordelon at 203-656-4631 ext. 152 or visit www.p2pdarien.org

The mission of Earthplace, The Nature Discovery Center in Westport, CT is to educate 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 info@earthplace.org or (203) 227-7253 for more information.

Still not sure what to do? For more information on VAC, volunteer opportunities or any HSC programs, visit www.hscct.org. At the bottom of page click on "Volunteer Now" button and 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.

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