Organization Category: Volunteer Opportunities

CHILD GUIDANCE CENTER OF SOUTHERN CONNECTICUT, INC.

Incorporated in 1954, This nonprofit mental health resource was incorporated in 1954. CGC offers a broad range of individualized mental health assessment and treatment services, tailored to meet the needs of each child and family. Crisis programs target children at the highest risk for injury, abuse, or lasting psychological damage from a traumatic experience. Specialized treatment programs […]

Written by on October 5, 2017

THE VOLUNTEER CENTER – UNITED WAY OF WESTERN CONNECTICUT

Founded in 1973,  the Volunteer Center of United Way of Western Connecticut works to connect people to volunteer service opportunities and provides resources to nonprofit organizations.  Each year, we recruit thousands of volunteers to give their time and talent to the community and help hundreds of nonprofit agencies fulfill their missions. In June 2012, The […]

Written by on October 3, 2017

KIDS IN CRISIS

Founded in 1978 as the Greenwich Youth Shelter, this private, nonprofit organization provides crisis counseling, intervention, emergency shelter, and community education programs for children and teens from southwestern Connecticut. It is the only agency in the state offering confidential, free round-the-clock crisis care for children of all ages and their parents.  The Crisis Nursery is […]

Written by on October 3, 2017

PACIFIC HOUSE, INC.

Incorporated in 1985, Pacific House previously know as “Shelter for the Homeless” serves lower Fairfield County by providing temporary housing to homeless men, striving to obtain permanent supportive housing and services for men and women tailored to meet their relevant needs, and empowering people to help themselves achieve their greatest level of self-sufficiency.

Written by on September 4, 2017

THE LEUKEMIA & LYMPHOMA SOCIETY, CONNECTICUT WESTCHESTER HUDSON VALLEY

Founded in 1949, this local chapter of the national organization is  dedicated to seeking the cause and cure of leukemia and blood cancers (lymphoma, multiple myeloma and Hodgkins Disease).  The mission of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) is to Cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients […]

Written by on July 20, 2017

NEW COVENANT CENTER

This soup kitchen was founded in 1978 by Catholic Charities, open 365 days per year. Their mission is to provide a nutritious meal to all those who are hungry. By creating a safe, warm and compassionate environment, steps are taken to empowering men, women, and children to reach their full potential and regain their dignity and self-respect.

Written by on July 20, 2017

GREENWICH UNITED WAY – READING CHAMPIONS

Greenwich United Way Reading Champions, in partnership with the Greenwich Public Schools, is a literacy program pairing Greenwich youth with trained community volunteers in an effort to build fluency skills during the school year. Since 2008, Reading Champions volunteers have assisted over 3,000 children in achieving individual reading goals in fluency. By enabling students to […]

Written by on July 20, 2017

FAMILY CENTERS – THE DEN FOR GRIEVING KIDS

Begun in 1993 as a Junior League project. The Den became a FAMILY CENTERS Program in 1996.  A bereavement resource center for children, teens, and their families, communities, and professionals.  The Den consults local businesses, schools, civic groups, and religious organizations on bereavement and trauma response issues.

Written by on July 19, 2017

FAMILY CENTERS – CENTER FOR HOPE – DARIEN

Nonprofit organization founded in 1982. The center is a resource for bereavement and critical illness support. They provide comprehensive services for adults and children living with an illness, grieving a loss or coping with a life-altering circumstance, mental health support and counseling. All counseling, support and education services are facilitated by especially trained professionals in an […]

Written by on July 19, 2017

LITERACY VOLUNTEERS AT FAMILY CENTERS

Literacy Volunteers at Family Centers is a community-based program that utilizes the services of trained volunteers to provide free, high quality education to American and foreign born adults, young adults and families for the purpose of enabling them to acquire the skills necessary to achieve personal and occupational goals. Literacy Volunteers believes that access to […]

Written by on July 19, 2017

FAMILY CENTERS – FRIENDLY CONNECTIONS OUTREACH PROGRAMS

This FAMILY CENTERS program is an innovative service for aging adults and offers a variety of in-person and telephone-based services designed for the aging population. Their services allow for home-bound and aging adults to continue to socialize, stimulate educational interests and stay connected with the community.

Written by on July 19, 2017

FAMILY CENTERS – HOUSING RESOURCE PROGRAM

FAMILY CENTERS’ Housing Resource Program locates and places clients living with long-term mental illness in safe, stable and affordable housing in lower Fairfield County.  Program staff provides an array of supportive services necessary to maintain community living and prevent psychiatric hospitalizations. In addition to providing housing, the program also assists clients gain community and government entitlements, […]

Written by on July 19, 2017