Volunteer Opportunities

AmeriCorps

Overview: Naugatuck Valley Community College will kick off the Waterbury AmeriCorps program this September and is looking for a few good community volunteers. Waterbury AmeriCorps is a mentoring program consisting of 60 volunteer members working directly with 120 “at-risk” middle school students in the Waterbury Public School system.

Contact:
John Corcoran
203-596-8680, jcorcoran@nv.edu

Acts 4 Ministry

Overview: Acts 4 Ministry is a non-denominational, tax exempt 501 (c)(3) charitable organization that supports the needs of low income families and individuals in the greater Waterbury area through the collection and distribution of re-usable clothing and furniture. Volunteer to help the ministry in whatever capacity is needed. There are opportunities to serve at various events throughout the year.

Contact:
Will
203-695-4121, acts4_opsmgr@att.net

Habitat for Humanity

Overview: Help make a difference to end poverty housing in Waterbury.

Contact:
Kate Clarke
203-596-0014 (to leave a message)

Jane Doe no More

Overview: Participate in or help organize an event, volunteer at the office or share your expertise in the fight to support women who are victims of sexual assault.

Contact:
Nora J. Mason
203-575-8288, nora@janedoenomore.org

Living in Safe Alternatives, Inc. (LISA)

Overview: The Connections Mentor Program is the first in the state of Connecticut within the P.A.S.S. group homes to serve as a volunteer based mentoring program for our girls. The goals of the Connections Mentor Program are to establish long-term relationships with our girls and members of the broader community.

Contact:
Jillian Carroll, M.S., L.P.C.
203-879-9233

Special Wishes, Inc.

Contact:
Sue Ponton
860-274-5224

Starbase-CT

Overview:  Starbase is a 20-year old, nationwide program to promote academic achievement and career interest in the STEM fields (Science/Technology/Engineering/Math) for fifth-graders.  Located on campus in Founders’ Hall Annex, we offer a series of one-week experiences to Waterbury Public School students, including metric measurement, engineering design, CAD, matter & energy, Motion & straw rockets, and more.  Volunteers offer an hour or two per week of classroom assistance, and share their STEM-related plans and interests with a classroom of rapt and appreciative of 10-yr olds.

Contact:
Felix Cowey, Deputy Director   
Founders’ Hall Annex, Rm 128A
203-575-8271
fcowey@starbase-ct.com

StayWell Health Center

Overview: StayWell Health Care, Inc. provides preventive medical, dental, and mental health services to the underserved population of the Greater Waterbury community.

Contact:
Samantha Layher or Holly Fortier
203-756-8021 ext. 3031

St. Vincent DePaul Soup Kitchen

Overview:  In 2008, NVCC volunteers from student clubs & staff opened the soup kitchen to the community on Sunday mornings. Together, we prepare lunch and meals for the shelter to use during the evening hour. We welcome volunteers every Sunday from 8 am-1 pm.

Contact:

NV-TMahar@nv.edu or Kblake@nv.edu

  

Waterbury Youth Services

Overview: Waterbury Youth Service System, Inc. is a private, non-profit organization committed to providing services that promote the overall well being of children, youth and families who reside in Waterbury Connecticut and the 11 surrounding towns.

Contact:
203-573-0264

 

 

Contact

Karen Blake, MBA
Director of Student Activities
203-575-8269
KBlake@nv.edu

Alberta Thompson
Office Assistant
203-575-8229
AThompson2@nv.edu

Rita Ostrander
Programming Assistant
203-596-2186
ROstrander@nv.edu