Community Service

Volunteer Opportunities

Special Opportunity.  Volunteers needed for CLICC (Connecting through Literacy: Incarcerated Parents, their Children and Caregivers)
They need supportive mentors to meet, 1 on 1, with a local child (age 5 to 17) who has a parent in prison. Child mentors help children read books and they help them write a letter to the parent about what they are reading. For additional information and if you are interested please contact Joy Haenlein, Program Director at jhaenlein@gmail.com

Looking for Volunteers?

Are you a not-for-profit agency in the Greater Danbury Area looking for volunteers to help with the services you provide?  We may be able to connect you with volunteers looking for places where their help is needed and appreciated.  To list your volunteer service opportunity here, please complete the Volunteer Request Form.

Are you a Volunteer looking for places that need your help?

Check out the table below for current opportunities. Please contact the organization directly to arrange for the service, then remember to complete the community service reporting form.

CS Individual Reporting Form

CS Group Reporting Form

Organizations in the Greater Danbury Area looking for volunteers:                                         

Organization and Address Contact Information and Website Volunteer Description
Ives Concert Park Phyllis Cortese
pcortese@ivesconcertpark.com
www.ivesconcertpark.com
Seeking Ives Ambassadors
Boots and Buddies Therapeutic Riding
90A Huntingtown Road
Newtown, CT 06470
Ryan Murphy
203-312-4327
ryan@bootsandbuddies.com
volunteer@bootsandbuddies.com
Local therapeutic riding program seeking volunteers to help out on the farm or in our office. Need to be in good physical health as this position requires a lot of walking.  Therapeutic riding volunteers will walk alongside the horses and interact with our students. Office volunteers will help with fundraising, marketing and advertising. Help with website and Facebook page management.
Pathways Danbury Youth Ministries, Inc. (PDYM)
13 Rose Street
Danbury, CT 06810
203-205-0962S.A.Y. Yes! Afterschool Center
Clara Perkins, Director
Perkins-Clara@jerichopartnership.org
or
Everette Hutchins
ehutchins@pdymct.org
Tutors are needed Mon-Thurs between the hours of 3-5pm. Days and hours are flexible. You choose the day and time that works in your schedule.

Tutors are needed for male and female students in grades 9-12 for the following subjects: math, science, reading, social studies and Spanish.

Pathways Danbury Youth Ministries, Inc. (PDYM)
13 Rose Street
Danbury, CT 06810
203-205-0962
Ced Rice
crice@pathwaysacademy.org
or
Mensah Robinson
mrobinson@pathwaysacademy.org
Instructors are needed for computer science (coding class) for male students in grades 6-8 on Mon-Thurs 2-3pm or 3-4pm or on Friday 9-12:30pm.

An Instructor for the computer science club is also needed on Thurs 4-5pm.

These days and times are not flexible!

Danbury Youth Services
91 West Street
Danbury, CT
Joseph Dobbins
Program Director
860-375-4376
dys.programdirector@gmail.com
www.danburyyouthservices.org
Mentors and volunteers needed for after school programs to tutor and help with homework. No prior experience. Some positions must clear a background check.
Ben’s Bells Project
32 Stony Hill Road
Bethel, CT 06801
Tricia Guiry
Community Relations Manager
203-501-9999
ct@bensbells.org
Help is needed to make the pieces for Ben’s Bells. Beads are made out of clay for the beautiful Ben’s Bells wind chimes.
Danbury Youth Services
91 West Street
Danbury, CT
Joseph Dobbins
Program Director
860-375-4376
www.danburyyouthservices.org
Volunteers needed for after school programs from K – 8th grade. Girls, bike and homework help groups. No prior experience, Must clear a background check.
Danbury Animal Welfare Society
147 Grassy Plain Street
Bethel, CT 06801
Please email volunteer@daws.org if you are interested Volunteers needed for both cats & dogs in several volunteer positions. Foster Volunteers, Clinic Volunteers, Adoption Counselors, Dog Walkers/Socializers, Cat Socializers, Dog & Cat Photographers,  and Administrative Work. Volunteers should be personable, be passionate about animals, good judgment, commitment can range,
Danbury Schools and Business Collaborative
63 Beaver Brook Road
Danbury, CT 06811
Ellen Meyst
Executive Director
203-797-4845
contact@dsabcmentors.org
DSABC is seeking mentors for Danbury Public School students. Mentors meet with their student one hour per week during the school year. Mentors serve as a positive adult role model providing moral support and encouragement.
EverWonder Children’s Museum
31 Pecks Lane
Newtown, CT 06470
Paul Wegner, Volunteer Coordinator
203-364-4009
volunteers@everwondermuseum.org
www.everwondermuseum.org
Seeking volunteers for Museum Educators and Program Assistants. These volunteers help us on the museum floor and assist with field trips or birthday parties.
Chocolate For Heroes Maria Hughes, Founder
heroes@chocolateforheroes.com
203-242-0510
Volunteers needed for Friday, Saturdays and/or Sundays to help groom, train and maintain two miniature horses.
CLICC (Connecting through Literacy: Incarcerated Parents, their Children and Caregivers) Joy Haenlein, Program Director

203-918-0375 or jhaenlein@gmail.com

Volunteers needed to mentor a local child for one hour a week for a year commitment. Child mentors will help children read books they have chosen to read with the parent and then write the parent letters about what they are reading. A one year commitment is required and volunteer must complete the CLICC training and the passing of a background check is required. Our goal is to increase communication between parent and child and strengthen their relationship. Mentors who complete 1 year of service are paid a $500 stipend as a thank you.
Brookfield Craft Center 286 Whisconier Road
Susan Ludwig 203-775-4526
sludwig@brookfieldcraft.org
Volunteer opportunities throughout the year in our studios and gallery.

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