Organization Category: Volunteer Opportunities

YMCA – GREENWICH

Built in 1916, this community service agency offers athletic, educational, and recreational programs for youth, teens, adults, and seniors.   The building is on the National Historic Register.  It is a United Way agency.

Written by on June 11, 2014

HOUSING DEVELOPMENT FUND, INC.

 Development Fund, Inc was established in 1989 as a nonprofit organization to finance the development of affordable housing. Since then, it has grown to a loan fund with over $93 million in funds under management that encompasses programs for pre-development, acquisition, rehabilitation, and construction of affordable housing as well as down payment and closing cost […]

Written by on June 11, 2014

MUSCULAR DYSTROPHY ASSOCIATION – MDA IN CONNECTICUT

Local branch of a national nonprofit health agency dedicated to finding treatments and cures for muscular dystrophy, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and other neuromuscular diseases. They fund worldwide research; by providing comprehensive health care services and support to MDA families nationwide; and by rallying communities to fight back through advocacy, fundraising and local engagement.

Written by on June 11, 2014

STUDENT EMPLOYMENT SERVICE

Student Employment Service helps employers who want to fill jobs find Greenwich Students and Graduates (Ages 14 – 25) looking for work. Jobs range from one-time or temporary assignments to regular part-time and full-time positions and community service work.  The service is free to both to Students and Employers, thanks to the sponsorship of Greenwich […]

Written by on June 2, 2014

GLOBAL LYME ALLIANCE

This nonprofit alliance began as an advocacy group in 1998. They are dedicated to eliminating the effects of Lyme and other tick-borne illnesses. Their mission is to prevent the spread, develop diagnostic tools and treatments, and ultimately find a cure by supporting research, education, and the acquisition and dissemination of information.

Written by on June 1, 2014

GREENWICH WORLD HUNGER ASSOCIATION

Founded in 1976, this nonprofit volunteer organization.  GWHA helps poor communities around the world establish projects which will become sustainable and will increase family income and/or food supplies. The basic mission is to invest in income- or food-producing projects and education with some support given to programs to help a community’s well-being, such as water and […]

Written by on June 1, 2014

TRANSPORTATION ASSOCIATION OF GREENWICH (TAG)

The Transportation Association of Greenwich, Inc. (TAG) is a private, not-for-profit organization specializing in transportation services for elderly disabled individuals and transportation for the disadvantaged of all ages. Founded in 1984 in response to a critical need identified by the GREENWICH UNITED WAY, TAG has served town residents, organizations, and numerous social services agencies in […]

Written by on May 27, 2014

CONNECTICUT INSTITUTE FOR REFUGEES AND IMMIGRANTS

Founded in 1918 the Institute is a non-profit, non-sectarian agency dedicated to helping foreign-born persons achieve self-sufficiency. Their services include refugee resettlement, English and citizenship classes, counseling, translation/interpretation services and legal assistance. CIRI advocates for fair and equitable treatment of immigrants, refugees and others, and works to increase public awareness of the contributions of foreign-born […]

Written by on May 27, 2014

BOYS & GIRLS CLUB OF GREENWICH

Begun in 1908 as the Greenwich Boys’ Club, the original clubhouse was built in 1939. Girls were welcomed in 1985, and extensive renovations completed in 2006.  This nonprofit organization’s mission is to inspire and enable all young people (ages 6-18), especially those from disadvantaged circumstances, to realize their full potential as productive, responsible and caring citizens.  […]

Written by on May 21, 2014

BREAST CANCER ALLIANCE, INC.

Founded by Mary Waterman and friends in March 1996, this is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to raise funds for innovative breast cancer research and to promote breast health through education and outreach.  Breast cancer survivors, their friends, and health care professionals are fulfilling this mission.  It is now the fourth largest non-profit organization […]

Written by on May 20, 2014

GREENWICH HOSPITAL

Founded in 1903, Greenwich Hospital is a member of Yale New Haven Health System (YNHHS). This is a non-profit, 206-bed community teaching hospital serving lower Fairfield County, Connecticut and Westchester County. It is a major academic affiliate of Yale School of Medicine.  It offers a full range of medical, surgical, diagnostic, and preventive programs and […]

Written by on May 8, 2014