Youth volunteer opportunities in CT enrich not only those you assist but yourself, too! Consider carving out some of your extra summer down time to give your time, your talents, and explore potential paid jobs or even future career choices.  Summer camps need a variety of talents and skills, for example.

The Mayor of Hartford is committed to youth summer employment more than ever? (last year was less strong because he was just elected).  Read this:  http://www.hartford.gov/youth-service-corps

A Hartford-based agency called Our Piece of the Pie is leading it – contact Venica Blythe, M.ED, CWDP,  office:  860-761-7345, venica.blythe@opp.org

OR apply to http://capitalworkforce.org/youth-resources/summer-youth-employment-and-learning-program/

Kids Helping Kids CT a.k.a. KHK in the Stamford area is a great place to start – sign up for their newsletter and contact them to attend an orientation for new volunteers.

Farmers Markets in CT operate through community volunteers so speak up at your next visit or reach out through email to get involved! It’s a great way to learn about our regional food system. Look on our Events Calendar for a few examples.

Volunteermatch.org lists organizations in CT that need your youth services – specifically we found: Guilford Animal Assisted Therapy Services, Inc. assisting teens and adults through horse “equine” therapy at beautiful Miles Hill Farm one hour a week.  Enrich your summer at a kids camp assisting at Summer Escape Camp in Enfield with leading teams, assisting with leading specific activities, such as arts & crafts, or reading through the Jewish Federation of Greater Hartford‘s literacy project-training is provided and by volunteering just thirty minutes a week, you can help give these students the tools they need to overcome these statistics and succeed in life.

Or try Points of Light allforgood.org and its new mobile-friendly site!  Locally in Hartford CT we have handsonhartford.org so connect yourself to them for updates.

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Youth Volunteer Opportunities in CT Summer