Students in the Upper School have the opportunity to become involved in community service activities through GIVE club.
GIVE members meet once every other week (while GIVE leaders meet once every week) to plan activities and projects for different service opportunities locally. Students must document a number of hours per year (the number of hours required is specific to each grade) of community service work to have GIVE included as an activity on their transcript. Activities range from blood drives to clothing drives, to volunteering at Special Olympics, and many more.
The Granite Chapter of the American Red Cross in Concord, NH allows high school age students to be a part of youth boards that meet regularly at that Red Cross chapter and organize various service benefits in that area. They can also be a part of Red Cross club which is started at the school and the Venture Crew. For more information about these opportunities, please check out www.redcross.org/local/new-hampshire-vermont/volunteer.html/.
Do you like animals? Would you like to help at a shelter? Than check into the Animal rescue League of NH! Opportunities are available for students, ages 14 and up (14 & 15 year olds must be accompanied by an adult) to help out at the shelter. If you have more questions about volunteering, please contact Kelly Boisvert at firstname.lastname@example.org or call her at (603)472-7800. Check out their website here for more information about volunteering HTTP://www.rescueleague.org/.
From the Easter Seals NH Site "Easter Seals NH provides exceptional services to ensure that all people with disabilities or special needs and their families have equal opportunities to live, learn, work and play in their communities." Interested in being a part of their volunteering services? Please contact Pam Potter at either (603)623-8863 and check out their website for more information about volunteering (http://nh.easterseals.com/).
Families In Transition offers a variety of opportunities for students interested in volunteering, either at OutFITters Thrift store or at one of their locations around Manchester. Students will need to fill out a waiver form and there may be an age requirement to volunteer. If you are interested in volunteering with FIT, please contact Jinnea-Brianne Hebert JHebert@fitnh.org, (603)641-1143 x331. FIT's website is http://www.fitnh.org/, which will have more detailed descriptions of volunteering opportunity as well as more information on applying to volunteer.
The Make-A-Wish Foundation of New Hampshire has volunteer opportunities for students 16 years and older. Students can help run and plan events and assist in their office. On their website they have a volunteer application that needs to be filled out and mailed. Fore information on the opportunities, please check out http://nh.wish.org/ways-to-help
The NH Food Bank has plenty of opportunities for students to volunteer, from working at their warehouse to special events and food drives. If a student would like to volunteer with the Food Bank, he/she should contact Volunteer Coordinator, Emily Macri, email@example.com or call her at (603)669-9725, ext 131. For more information about volunteering, you can check out https://www.nhfoodbank.org/how-to-help/volunteer/
The New Horizons for New Hampshire offers opportunities for all ages, as long as students under the age of 16 are accompanied by an adult. To sign up to volunteer, go to http://www.newhorizonsfornh.org/. There are descriptions on the website of the different opportunities that volunteers can do. You can also contact Mary Silva at either (603)668-1877 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
To volunteer at UpReach Therapeutic Riding Center there are a few requirements. Firstly, volunteers need to be 14 years old to be walkers in the program and must be available one hour every week for six weeks. Training is required to be a walker. Hours to be a walker are before 4:30 p.m. during the week or on the weekends. Contact Liz Devine at email@example.com or call (603)497-2343 if you have more questions about volunteering. You can also look at their website for a more detailed description of their volunteering opportunities, http://www.upreachtrc.org/.
Located in Manchester, NH, The Derryfield School is a private day school for grades 6-12. Students benefit from a challenging academic program, fine and performing arts, competitive athletics, and a wide selection of extracurricular activities.