Opportunities from: United Way of Central and Northeastern Connecticut

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

Volunteer: Motorman or Motorwoman

Learn how to run a historic trolley car or simply be a conductor. Give rides to our visitors. Learn about the history of the trolley era and give short talks to our visitors. People of all ages and skills are needed on weekdays and weekends during the summer, weekends in the spring and fall, weekend nights during December. This position has a lot of interaction with the public.

Requirements:  A clean driving record. High school graduation preferred. Museum membership encouraged. We provide training classes and hands on experience. Minimum age of 18.

Time Commitment:  Two 8 hour days per month, weekdays or weekends.

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

Volunteer: Team Needed to Move Mulch

The Chrysalis Center in Hartford is looking for a group of 6-8-10 or more volunteers to help us put down mulch on our main campus grounds.  We aim to provide a beautiful space for our neighbors and with the help of volunteers have been able to maintain and improve our lot.  

We can use help for 2-4 hours to get this job done.  It's fun, easy and we'll provide snacks.  We'll also include a tour of our campus and you will see the help we provide to our clients.  Call Ellyn Laramie at 860-263-4419 or at ELaramie@ChrysalisCenterCT.org today!

Agency: Chrysalis Center, Inc.
Opportunity Type: Volunteer
Date: ongoing
Agency Requirement: >18 years old
Zip Code: 06112
Allow Groups: Yes

Volunteer: Videographer Needed!

Literacy Volunteers of Greater Hartford is looking for a volunteer with great video editing skills to help us capture special events and programs on a one-time basis or up to several times per year! Help us to show potential students, volunteers, and donors what we do - and in the process, help us to reach more people who need adult literacy services in our community. Your videos will be used in our online communications, social media, etc. to help promote our adult literacy programs throughout the year. While our tiny budget does not allow us to pay a videographer, we can recognize you by giving you lots and lots of credit for your videos, every chance we get! For more about LVGH, please check out our website at lvgh.org. Ideally, we would love to work with a professional videographer willing to volunteer their services just a few times per year. But even if you can only volunteer for one event or one video shoot, it would still be an enormous help to us. Examples of events/programs: -Our Annual fundraising Gala, held each March or April -Our Annual Volunteer Appreciation, usually held in mid-June -Visiting one of our Literacy Centers in Hartford or East Hartford during class hours (9:30am-12pm, 12:30-3pm, or 6-8pm) to capture our students and tutors working together (we facilitate getting release forms, etc.) - this can happen at any time of year while our classes are going on. -Other small events throughout the year!

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

Volunteer: MVP Reader's Club

Are you looking to build a student's vocabulary and spark their imagination?  If so being a MVP Reader is for you!  Reading aloud to children helps promote a sense of community and introduces them to complex vocabulary.  As an MVP Reader you can also encourage group discussion and self-reflection.

Time Commitment:

2 hours of training After each session, phone check in with Program Coordinator

Reports To:   Hip & Fit Program Coordinator

Principal Activities:  Develop and teach reading fundamentals while motivating and encouraging children to read.  Help children to improve their reading skills extending their comprehension leading to overall academic success.

 

Agency: YMCA Of Greater Hartford
Opportunity Type: Volunteer
Date: ongoing
Agency Requirement: >21 years old
Zip Code: 06103
Allow Groups: No

Volunteer: Museum Docent

Facilitate visitor engagement, connecting visitors to CTM’s collections and encouraging visitors to explore & discover. Provide formal and informal interactive learning opportunities that create meaning and relevance to audiences of all ages. Adhere to CTM policies and procedures while facilitating a safe, positive, and engaging experience for museum visitors during regular visitation, public programming, and private events

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

Volunteer: Be a Hero for a Child as a CASA/GAL

Children in Placement-CT, Inc. is a non-profit organization that trains local volunteers to advocate for abused and neglected children in foster care.

Our volunteers are trained to be Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) Guardian ad Litems (GALs) and are assigned to 1-2 cases, acting as the eyes and ears of the court while evaluating the needs of the child and helping the child find a safe, permanent home. Volunteer work as a CASA/GAL includes visiting the child in their foster home monthly, consulting with professionals in the child's life such as teachers and therapists, exploring potential resources for the child, and advocating for the child's best interests in court. CASA/GALs do not need to be attorneys or have any other specific educational or professional backgrounds.

Research indicates that children with a CASA/GAL volunteer are significantly less likely to languish in long-term foster care and are less likely to re-enter foster care later. For many abused children, their CASA/GAL volunteer allows them to feel heard and is a source of consistency in their tumultuous lives.  

Requirements:

Be 21 years or older Commit to 2 years of service Have access to a car Participate in a 40 hour training Submit to a background check Have basic computer skills

To participate in this amazing opportunity, please contact us or fill out the volunteer application at: https://casaofct.org/volunteer/

Agency: Children in Placement-CT, Inc./CASA of CT
Opportunity Type: Volunteer
Date: ongoing
Agency Requirement: >21 years old
Zip Code: 06106
Allow Groups: No

Volunteer: Delivery Driver

The Lutz Chidren's Museum needs a driver to deliver newsletters to area schools once every 3 months. The towns served include: Manchester, South Windsor, East Hartford, Vernon, Andover, Bolton, Coventry, and Marlborough. The driver will need to provide his/her own transportation.

Agency: Lutz Children's Museum
Opportunity Type: Volunteer
Date: ongoing
Agency Requirement: >18 years old
Zip Code: 06040
Allow Groups: No

Volunteer: Museum Docent

This opportunity is perfect for anyone who loves working with children including teachers and future teachers. You will interact with visitors in our galleries, present short programs, maintain exhibits, provide supervision, and collect data.

Agency: Lutz Children's Museum
Opportunity Type: Volunteer
Date: ongoing
Agency Requirement: >13 years old
Zip Code: 06040
Allow Groups: No

Volunteer: Teacher's Aide

 

Assist our Curators in museum classes in the arts, sciences, and humanities. Times will vary day to day and month to month. Flexible hours! Pick and choose which classes with which you would like to assist.

Agency: Lutz Children's Museum
Opportunity Type: Volunteer
Date: ongoing
Zip Code: 06040
Allow Groups: No