December 2017

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Winter Break Volunteering

Home for the holidays and wondering what to do with all that free time? In addition to being a great way to help out the community, did you know volunteering can give you meaningful experience that may come in handy down the road?

From volunteer ushers at The Palace Theatre to Food Pantry Assistance for the Women's Mentoring Network, to help in the Community Closet at LifeBridge Community Services in Bridgeport, there are countless ways you can get involved. We’ve put together a quick checklist of things to consider before you try to get school credit for service over your winter break.

We are also here to help find the perfect fit. Check us out and be sure to sign up for our free e-alerts so we can keep you in the loop on local volunteer projects that matter to you. Be sure to visit us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram too.

Winter Break Volunteering Check List

1. Clarify your school’s policy for accepting credit

Holiday Traditions

The holiday season is a time to celebrate traditions. Traditions have many benefits, they help us stay connected to family and friends, teach practical skills and values, create memories and strengthen bonds. This season is a great time to start a volunteer tradition with our family, book club, faith community or school if you don't have one already. Make a difference in your community, while also spending time with people you care about and having fun doing it.

Last holiday season, people from all over the East Coast, shared their stories with us about their holiday volunteer traditions through our Share ONE, Give ONE campaign and we loved reading these inspirational memories. With this campaign, we started our the Volunteer Square team tradition of giving back one hour for every submission we received. In 2017, we gave over 25 hours back to the community and we hope to double that for 2018. Please help us by sharing something you do with your family, school or faith group or something you do on your own each year at the holidays. For each submission received, the Volunteer Square interns will give back one hour of service in 2018.  All accepted submissions will be posted live on our website site as inspiration for those looking to start their own holiday volunteer tradition and to celebrate the outstanding service of our Volunteer Square community as 2017 comes to a close.

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