Opportunities from: United Way of Central and Northeastern Connecticut

Volunteer: Volunteer at a Dynamic Summer Day Camp in Enfield, CT!

Are you looking for a fun summer volunteer experience? Do you enjoy working with kids?

ERfC is looking for volunteers at the ERfC Summer Escape Camp, located at JFK Middle School in Enfield, CT. Summer Escape Camp, licensed by the State Early Childhood Division, operates from July 5th through August 18th, from 8AM-3PM Monday through Friday, with extended hours from 7AM-6PM.

Opportunities are available to work with children ages 5-13 in a variety of activities including science, literacy, theater, sports, water activities, arts & crafts, cooking and more. Volunteers assist team leaders in structured age-level activities.

Schedules are flexible and many opportunities are available!

For more information e-mail mshea@erfc.us or call Melissa Shea at (860) 253-9935. Please also complete an online application at http://erfc.us/formVolunteer.php

Agency: Educational Resources For Children, Inc. (ERfC)
Opportunity Type: Volunteer
Date: runs until 07/05/2017
Agency Requirement: >18 years old
Zip Code: 06082
Allow Groups: Yes

Volunteer: 2017 Summer Lunch Bunch Program! (Seeking volunteers to assist)

 

Summer Lunch Bunch is a literacy and nutrition program for children, which also offers Free summer meals and services to parents. (June 26th - August 18th)

We provide free, nutritious lunches to all participants, along with expanded learning opportunities for children to help offset summer learning loss. The Summer Lunch Bunch offers a variety of academic enrichments for children, including literacy-activities, games, special guests and storytelling activities. Also assistance is needed to maintain the Summer Lunch Bunch garden plots.

Flexible volunteers are needed to asist with any of the following: Daily set-up, daily participant registration, participate in enrichment activities, help distribute box lunches to kids and their parents   11:00 AM until 1:00 PM, Monday through Friday 10:30 am - Daily (Set-up) 11:00 am - 11:55 am (Activities) Noon - 12:45 pm (Help serving daily box lunches) 12:45 pm - 1:15 pm (Clean up / Straighten up)

This opportunity is located at St. Patrick's Hall, 64 Pearl Street in Enfield, CT.

*The Summer Lunch Bunch will be (open) and serving lunches on Monday, June 3rd.

*The Summer Lunch Bunch will be (closed) on Tuesday, July 4th in observation of the (Independence Day) Holiday

 

Agency: Educational Resources For Children, Inc. (ERfC)
Opportunity Type: Volunteer
Date: ongoing
Agency Requirement: >16 years old
Zip Code: 06082
Allow Groups: Yes

Volunteer: Plant-a-Row for the Hungry

Please consider joining us at Westmoor Park for fun, friendship, and community service.  Volunteers are needed from May through October from 9:00am till Noon on Mondays, Wednesdays, and on the first Saturday of each month to plant, weed, water, and harvest our bountiful vegetable garden.  Our garden harvests are donated to a local Soup Kitchen and Sr. Centers to help feed low income area residents.  The annual donations from Plant-a-Row have averaged 2,000 pounds of fresh produce.

Agency: Westmoor Park
Opportunity Type: Volunteer
Date: ongoing
Agency Requirement: >14 years old
Zip Code: 06117
Allow Groups: Yes

Volunteer: 2017 Backpack & School Supplies Drive

Backpack & School Supplies Drive — July 10 - August 16, 2017

For many Enfield families, purchasing school supplies for their children is an overwhelming financial challenge because the costs of necessary items are beyond their means.

With your support and the support of your family, colleagues, parishioners, and members of your organizations, we can reach our goal and ensure that all Enfield students are ready to succeed on the first day of school.

Last year, we provided the community with over 750 new backpacks filled with school supplies and provided them to kids in grades K-12. More information along with a list of grade level school supplies will be available soon on our website  www.erfcinc.org

In addition, starting the week of August 7th individuals and agencies have an opportunity to volunteer and assist with filling of the backpacks with grade level school supplies at the ERfC Administrative Office, 119 Post Road, Enfield, CT 06082.Volunteers can choose (1- 2) hour block of time between 9:00 am – 4:00 pm on any of the following dates:

Monday, August 7th Tuesday, August 8th Wednesday, August 9th Thursday, August 10th Friday, August 11th Monday, August 14th Tuesday, August 15th Wednesday, August 16th

 Where: ERfC Office Volunteer Backpack Assembly with a team of volunteers to fill backpacks with supplies at the ERfC Administrative Office 119B Post Road, Enfield CT

The collected school supplies and backpacks will be made available to families at the Backpack for Kids Day! event which will be held on Friday, August 18th (2:00 pm - 4:00 pm) at St. Patrick Parish Hall located at 64 Pearl St. in Enfield, CT.

For further information about this opportunity please call or email ERfC Manager of Community Engagement & Partnerships, Ryan Obedzinski at 860-253-9935 or email robedzinski@erfc.us

Thank you for joining us in this special campaign for Enfield Kids!

- Ryan

 

Agency: Educational Resources For Children, Inc. (ERfC)
Opportunity Type: Volunteer
Date: happens on 07/10/2017
Agency Requirement: 1 years old
Zip Code: 06082
Allow Groups: Yes

Volunteer: 100 Mentors in 100 Days

My Brother’s Keeper Alliance Hartford (MBKA) is launching a citywide campaign to recruit 100 mentors for boys and young men of color, over the course of 100 days. From June 18 to September 26th, 2017, the 100 Mentors in 100 Days campaign will place new mentors with existing mentorship programs.


 

Agency: My Brother's Keeper Alliance Hartford
Opportunity Type: Volunteer
Date: ongoing
Agency Requirement: >21 years old
Zip Code: 06105
Allow Groups: No

Volunteer: Backpack for Kids Day! - (Friday, August 18th, 2017)

The ERfC Summer Lunch Bunch team are inviting you to help support the  Backpack for Kids Day! — Friday, August 18, 2017 

Join us from 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm at St. Patrick’s Parish Hall, 64 Pearl Street, Enfield, CT 06082

For many Enfield families, purchasing school supplies for their children is an overwhelming financial challenge because the costs of necessary items are beyond their means. 

We invite you to participate in the 2017 Backpack & School Supplies Drive, a collaborative community effort to make school supplies available to Enfield children. Last year, we distributed over 750 backpacks to children before the start of school. Our goal this year is to collect and fill 850 backpacks. With your help and the support of your colleagues, departments, organizations etc. we can reach our goal and ensure that all Enfield students are ready to succeed on the first day of school.

 

A list of suggested supplies is included. If you don’t like to shop or don’t have time - we will do the shopping for you!  Visit our website at www.erfcinc.org and follow the Summer Lunch Bunch link to the 2017 Backpack & School Supplies Drive for donation information.

Please add Friday, August 18, 2017 date to your calendar.

If you are available, we need as many volunteers as possible to assist with the distribution of backpacks. We are confident that as a caring community and in a collaborative effort, we will provide support to our families and give Enfield kids a great start of school in September.

For further information and to volunteer, please call or email ERfC Manager of Community Engagement & Partnerships, Ryan Obedzinski at 860-253-9935 or email robedzinski@erfc.us

Thank you for your support!

Agency: Educational Resources For Children, Inc. (ERfC)
Opportunity Type: Volunteer
Date: happens on 08/18/2017
Agency Requirement: >18 years old
Zip Code: 06082
Allow Groups: Yes

Volunteer: Pet Therapy for Elderly Woman

Jewish Family Services is a social service agency that helps people regardless of the race, religion, and ethnic background.  We are seeking a volunteer to visit an elderly woman in West Hartford.  She would love to have a volunteer with a small dog visit her at her residence.  Ideally volunteer would be available 1x/week. 

Meeting and spending time with an older adult can enrich your life.  If you are interested in this opportunity, please contact Sherry Waitsman at 860-761-7080 or via email swaitsman@jfshartford.org.

Thank you!

Agency: Jewish Family Services of Greater Hartford
Opportunity Type: Volunteer
Date: ongoing
Agency Requirement: >18 years old
Zip Code: 06117
Allow Groups: No

Volunteer: Handyman

Handyman needed for occasional jobs around the office. Hanging whiteboards and other things on the walls, small repairs, etc. On an as needed basis.

Agency: Literacy Volunteers of Greater Hartford
Opportunity Type: Volunteer
Date: ongoing
Zip Code: 06106
Allow Groups: No

Volunteer: Trolley restoration and repair (Car Shop)

Help restore old trolley cars and railroad equipment. Some of our trolleys date back to 1894. We restore cars from any condition to a historically accurate representation of its past. We also do routine maintenance and repair to our public fleet of trolley cars. Most activities are done on Saturdays. Expect to get dirty and have a good time. This is a good way for engineering majors to get hands-on experience. See our web page for current activities and photos of ongoing work: http://www.ct-trolley.org/news/restoration.php No special skills needed, only a willingness to get dirty, have fun, and learn new skills. Minimum age of 18 required. We have a special need for self starters and task leaders. Immediate need for machinists, wood workers, and metal workers. Sorry, Community Service hours are not available.

Agency: Connecticut Trolley Museum
Opportunity Type: Volunteer
Date: ongoing
Agency Requirement: >18 years old
Zip Code: 06088
Allow Groups: No

Volunteer: Food Pantry Volunteer Substitute Needed - Summer Opportunity

Our busy food pantry is seeking a volunteer to work on Fridays in our office from 10-1pm. 

-Greeting clients in waiting room

-Escorting them to the food pantry through the office

-Entering one line of data into simple program on a laptop

- Helping clients in food pantry

This is a very rewarding opportunity and volunteers tell us they love to help at JFS.  Employees are kind, helpful, and make you feel like a part of the family.  There is no heavy lifting or any strenuous activity.  We welcome young adults, middle age, or seniors to inquire about this unusual food pantry opportunity. 

 

Agency: Jewish Family Services of Greater Hartford
Opportunity Type: Volunteer
Date: ongoing
Agency Requirement: >18 years old
Zip Code: 06117
Allow Groups: No

Volunteer: Food Pantry Veggie Pickup Volunteer

Our food pantry needs a volunteer who is willing to drive to the local CSA pickup location on Farmington Ave. in W. Hartford  and pickup vegetables on Thursday evenings. 

* Pickup vegetables 

* Transport to JFS, West Hartford

*Unload vehicle and stock the refridgerator with veggies

This individual must be responsible and commit to it weekly. If you are available every other week, we encourage you to apply.  Volunteer or volunteers should be available Thursdays from June - the growing season - (sometime in the fall)

1. Drivers license and own car necessary. 2. Able to lift heavy bags of vegetables.

 

Agency: Jewish Family Services of Greater Hartford
Opportunity Type: Volunteer
Date: runs until 10/31/2017
Agency Requirement: >16 years old
Zip Code: 06117
Allow Groups: No

Volunteer: Give the Gift of Literacy....become a Volunteer Tutor!

Literacy Volunteers of Central Connecticut is seeking volunteers! Become a tutor with LVCC and help our adult students achieve their work, family, and community goals. 

 

There will be training for people interested in working with adult students who need help speaking English. This English for Students of Other Languages (ESOL) tutor training will be held on all of the following dates July 10, 13, 17, 20
(10AM-12:30PM) at the New Britain Public Library.

 

All prospective tutors must be age 18 and over with a minimum of a high school diploma (or equivalent) and good writing skills. Observations, support, and training will be provided.

 

Preregistration is required.  Call (860) 229-7323 or email lvccprogassist@gmail.com, for more information.  Feel free to visit us on the web at http://literacycentral.org/.

 

Literacy Volunteers of Central CT provides small group and one-on-one literacy tutoring to over 400 low literate adults through student centered learning and mentoring, from volunteer tutors who receive high quality training and ongoing support.

Agency: Literacy Volunteers of Central CT, Inc.
Opportunity Type: Volunteer
Date: ongoing
Agency Requirement: >18 years old
Zip Code: 06051
Allow Groups: No