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Teen Volunteer Opportunities in Fairfield County

Whether they need to fulfill a service requirement for school or simply want to give back, teenagers and college students
can find rewarding and valuable volunteer opportunities that can both feed their soul and fill their resume!
With a planning, finding the right fit can be a breeze. 

To start, teens and college students should think about the following:

1) What would I like to do?

2) How much time can I realistically give?

3) Can I commit to a schedule ahead of time?

4) How will I get there?

5) What would I like to do?


Check out the organizations below who regularly work with teen volunteers to find the right opportunity for you!

Caroline House

Christine Paine, Teen Volunteer Coordinator 
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203.605.2728
574 Stillman Avenue, Bridgeport, CT (See Map)
 
Age Minimum: 13 years or older*
 
There are many volunteer opportunities that are perfect for teens at Caroline House. Opportunities include working with preschoolers, summer camp help, after-school tutoring,
and fundraising assistance. 
 
*Kids of all ages are welcome to volunteer with a parent!

Masonicare Home Health & Hospice

Masonicare Home Health & Hospice
Paula Bruns, 
203.831.8882
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Hospice and Nursing Care offers a deep and meaningful volunteer experience. Whether someone is looking to enter the nursing field or simply wants to share a talent (music, art, etc.), Hospice Volunteers enjoy a flexible and rewarding way to give back to others. The simple presence of a volunteer can be a wonderful comfort to patients and their families. 

Hospice Volunteer opportunities are located throughout Fairfield County. To learn more about the volunteer training program or services provided by Masonicare Home Health and Hospice, Contact Paula Bruns at 203-831-8882, or  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


The Wakeman Smilow-Burroughs Clubhouse

Wakeman Smilow-Burroughs

Smilow-Burroughs Clubhouse
2414 Fairfield Avenue
Bridgeport, CT 06605 (See Map)
(203)908-3378
www.WakemanClub.org

The new clubhouse located in Black Rock. They provide sports programming, enrichment programs (such as a computer class, a game room, and an art class) and homework help. Teenagers age 16 and older can help kids with homework, or volunteer in any of the enrichment programs. The Clubhouse is most in need of volunteers during the after school programs which run weekdays from 3:20 to 6pm however a volunteer does not have to stay for the entire program (many volunteers serve approximately 1 to 2 hours a day). The Clubhouse also needs help with their community garden. Please contact the organization with any questions.


Operation Hope

Operation Hope
 
Fairfield CT 06824 (See Map)
(203)292-5588
www.OperationHopeCT.org

Age Minimum: 16 years or older*

Teens 16 years or older can help serve lunches or dinners in Operation Hope's Community Kitchen or help stock, sort and serve food and toiletries in the Food Pantry. There are also opportunities to help with the many Operation Hope events (Community Tag Sale, Postal Service Food, Hope for the Holidays etc.) 

*Kids of all ages can volunteer by running food and toiletry drives and preparing meals and baked goods for the Community Kitchen and Food Pantry.


The Kennedy Center

The Kennedy Center

The Kennedy Center 
Call Emma Genster (203)332-4535 ext. 270
2440 Reservior Avenue, Trumbull, CT 06611 (
See Map)

Age Minimum: 14 years or older

Teens* can volunteer at the The Kennedy Center by participating in special services such as the Children's and Senior's Program. The Kennedy Center is grateful for any time you can provide and they do not require a minimum number of hours to volunteer. 

 

*Please note that a volunteer application and (3) personal references are required for all potential volunteers. Interview and orientation are also required for all new volunteers. You may download the Volunteer Application Cover Sheet, Volunteer Application and Reference Form. For more information, please contact the Volunteer Coordinator at (203) 332-4535 x270

The Lighthouse Program

 

Bridgeport, CT 06604 (See Map)
(203)576-7252
www.thelighthouseprogram.org

Age Minimum: 14 years or older

The Lighthouse Program runs after School programs and summer camps in schools all across Bridgeport. During the school year teens, 14-18, can volunteer to work with students from K to 8th grade who come to one of 26 after school programs. Programs run 5 days a week from 3 to 5:30 pm but volunteers can create a schedule that works for them. Volunteers help with homework, recreation activities, one-on-one time with students, and general teacher assistance in the classroom.

 


Neighborhood Studios of Fairfield County

Neighborhood Studios
391 East Washington Avenue
Bridgeport, CT 06608 (See Map)
(203)366-3300

Age Minimum: 16 years or older

Neighborhood Studios offers innovative after-school, Saturday  and summer arts programs (music, art, theater and dance) to students from kindergarten through post-high school in Bridgeport and its surrounding towns. There are multiple music rooms, dance/art studios, and a stage for performances.  Hours can be flexible and offer teens a great volunteer experience for those who want to share their talent in the arts.


Jewish Senior Services

Darlene Miakos, Director of Volunteers
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(203)365-6400
175 Jefferson Street
Fairfield CT (See Map)
 

Age Minimum: 14 years or older

The Jewish Home offers many wonderful volunteer opportunities for teenagers, adults and families. Opportunities are flexible and include spending time with residents playing cards/games, helping with activities, reading, listening or assisting with administrative tasks. Volunteers can feel good about contributing to the quality of life at the home. 


Audubon Society

Connecticut Audubon Society

Connecticut Audubon Society
2325 Burr Street, Fairfield, CT 06824 (See Map)
(203)295-6305
 

The Connecticut Audubon Society in Fairfield has a variety of volunteer needs for adults and teens, including special projects, research, bird banding, animal care, helping with field trips, and office/administrative work.


Public Health Nursing Dept. of the Fairfield Health Dept. 
located at the Senior Center 
100 Mona TerFairfieldCT 06824
Sarah Levy- Public Health Educator
Volunteer position for young person with interest and skills in social media to help with maintaining, updating  and enhancing the Health Department Facebook page.  Help explore/develop other types of social media for the Health Department. Excellent opportunity for teen with interest in health who is a creative self-starter with good communication skills. Office hours 8:00 am- 4:00 PM  MondayFriday.

For additional Volunteer Opportunities in your town:

Fairfield Parks & Recreation
Contact Ginna Paules 203.256.3191 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  
 
Fairfield offers many volunteer opportunities for young people from working with children with special needs to volunteering with ponies. Click here for more details.
 

Town of Trumbull 
 
Contact Daniel Conti 203.452.5003 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
 
Teens may volunteer working with children with special needs. Activities include arts & crafts, games, sports etc. Most sessions are held on Sundays. 
 

Jewish Family Services

Jewish Family Services

Gilda Simpkin- Manager of Volunteers - 203-921-4161 or   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Jewish Family Services is full-service family agency serving the greater Bridgeport area, regardless of income, race or religion. They offer a broad range of services, including counseling, senior services, adoption, parenting support and mentoring programs. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
 
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