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 email@example.com or call her at (603)472-7800. Check out their website here for more information about volunteering HTTP://www.rescueleague.org/.
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.
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 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 firstname.lastname@example.org, or check out http://www.mchc-nh.org/.
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.
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 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.
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 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/.
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 email@example.com or call their office at (603)552-5249.
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, firstname.lastname@example.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/
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.
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 email@example.com.
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.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/.
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.
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.