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Middle School

Academic challenge, personal growth. What happens in the classroom is only the beginning.
The purpose of the Middle School Service Club is to introduce middle school students to the importance of community service and to begin developing leadership skills. The club meets twice per week, during activities periods.

Participants have the opportunity to be involved in many different types of service, some during school time and some outside of school. During activities period, one might find members making sock dolls for children in a Romanian orphanage, getting ready to sell ice cream sundaes during lunch as a fundraiser, or putting together gift bags for residents of the local homeless shelter.

Once a week members travel to Webster Elementary School to read and work with immigrant and refugee students. Once a month students volunteer at New Horizons Soup Kitchen and Shelter, doing everything from stocking shelves to serving food.

Students are also encouraged to participate in many of the events organized by GIVE, our upper school service group. Some of these events include the Making Strides for Breast Cancer Walk, the Walk Against Hunger, and the creation and delivery of Thanksgiving baskets for Manchester families in need.

Many other activities come up from year to year, depending on the needs of the community and the interests of the students. All Middle School students are encouraged to participate in some of these activities and are educated about the needs of the community and the value of service.

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  • American Red Cross - Granite Chapter

    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/.

    2 Maitland St. 
    Concord, NH
  • Animal Rescue League of NH

    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 kboisvert@rescueleague.org or call her at (603)472-7800. Check out their website here for more information about volunteering HTTP://www.rescueleague.org/.

    545 New Hampshire 101
    Bedford, NH 03110-4711
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Manchester

    The Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Manchester is looking for volunteers 16 and older to be involved in their program. Sixteen and seventeen year olds can be site-based mentors while eighteen and older can be community based mentors. For more information, call Jolene Fox at (603)669-5365 ext 2403 or check out http://www.bbbsmanchester.org.

    25 Lowell St # 201
    Manchester, NH 03101-1647
  • CHaD fall volunteer opportunities

    A variety of opportunities for service with Children's Hospital at Dartmouth. Please contact Toby Trudel (Toby.Trudel@hitchcock.org), phone (603) 629-1228, if you would like to help with any or all of these events.
  • Child Health Services

    Child Health Services is located on Elm Street in Manchester, and offers services beyond the medical realm with a Family Literacy night, tutoring and a Food Pantry and Nutrition Kitchen. Volunteers under 16 will need to be with an adult, and may need to fill out an application. For more information about volunteering, contact Becky Weiss at (603)668-6629 or rweiss@mchc-nh.org, or check out http://www.mchc-nh.org/

    1245 Elm Street
    Manchester, NH 03101
  • Currier Museum of Art

    The Currier Museum of Art has summer intern opportunities for students to work in the office or help with events. If interested please check out summer internship opportunity for more information, or email Linn Krikorian at LKrikorian@currier.org or phone her at 603.669.6144 x148. You may check out the website at www.currier.org.

    150 Ash Street
    Manchester, NH 03104
  • Easter Seals

    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/).

    555 Auburn St
    Manchester, NH 03104
  • Families In Transition

    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.

    122 Market Street
    Manchester, NH 03101
  • Friends Program

    The Friends Program has a Youth Mentoring Program that places 16 year olds and older with youth ages 6 to 18 in a Junior Friend program to help theses students gain confidence and improve behaviors in school, at home, and amongst peers. To apply for this volunteer opportunity, go to http://www.friendsprogram.org/programs to fill out their application form.

    30 Thompson Street
    Concord, NH 03301-3737
  • Make-A-Wish Foundation of New Hampshire

    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

    814 Elm St. #300
    Manchester, NH 03101-2130
  • Manchester Community Music School

    The Manchester Community Music School can use students as young as 14 to come in and help with office work and with events. Students would need to fill out a volunteer information sheet and answer any other questions. For more information you can call at (603)644-4548 or check out their website at http://mcmusicschool.org/give/volunteer/.

    2291 Elm Street
    Manchester, NH 03104
  • New American Africans

    Services for New American Africans has opportunities for students to volunteer and give aid to refugees and immigrants. Throughout the school year there are a variety of opportunities for students to be tutors and to work with Services for New American Africans' clients. for more information check out https://newamericanafricansnh.org/get-involved/ for opportunities to volunteer. For general inquires you may email info@newamericanafricans.org or call their office at (603)552-5249.

    261 Sheep Davis Road. Ste. A-1,
    Concord, NH
  • New Hampshire Food Bank Manchester

    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, emacri@nhfoodbank.org 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/

    62 West Brook St.
    Manchester, NH 03101-1215
  • New Hampshire Sierra Club

    The New Hampshire Sierra Club is an environmental club that promotes the conservation of the natural environment through influencing public policy decisions. There are several volunteer opportunities. For more information check out http://www.sierraclub.org/new-hampshire/get-involved to find out about these opportunities.

    40 N Main St. # 2
    Concord, NH 03301-8909
  • New Horizons for New Hampshire

    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 mary.silva@newhorizonsfornh.org.

    199 Manchester Street
    Manchester, NH 03103-5232
  • NH Audubon

    The NH Audubon has a variety of volunteering opportunities for students. Students under 17 must be accompanied by an adult. To acquire information about volunteering, please contact Sarah Koval by email at skoval@nhaudubon.org or phone 603-628-7706, ext 4119. For more information for different volunteer requirements, please check http://www.nhaudubon.org/join-donate/get-involved/ or for general contact information try http://www.nhaudubon.org/about/contact-us/

    16 Audubon Way
    Auburn, NH 03032
  • Salvation Army Corps

    The Salvation Army Corps is looking for high school students to volunteer as tutors. For more information about this opportunity, call Bob Champagne at (603)627-7013 and check out nne.salvationarmy.org/manchester for other available opportunities.

    121 Cedar Street
    Manchester, NH 03101

  • Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests

    If you are interested in preserving the natural woods and environment in New Hampshire, the Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests has opportunities for students to volunteer. If interested, check out their website at https://www.forestsociety.org/volunteerand fill out their online application form.

    54 Portsmouth St.
    Concord, NH
  • UpReach Therapeutic Riding Center

    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 liz@upreachtrc.org 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/.

    153 Paige Hill Rd.
    Goffstown, NH
  • VA Medical Center Manchester, NH

    To volunteer at the VA Medical Center (VAMC) students will need to fill out an application and have an interview. Students under 16 will need to be accompanied by an adult. If the student is over 18, the VAMC requires finger printing to be done, with a background check through a police department. For more information about volunteering opportunities and duties, please call Debra Krinsky at (603)624-4366, ext 6419 or visit their website at http://www.manchester.va.gov/giving/index.asp.

    718 Smyth Rd.
    Manchester, NH

The Derryfield School

2108 River Road, Manchester, NH 03104     p: 603.669.4524     f: 603.625.9715