July 2018


Top 5 Benefits for Teen Volunteers

Volunteering has a powerful and positive effect on young people. It prepares them for college and job placement, as well as improves their overall well-being. To encourage teens to get involved we put together a list of the Top 5 Benefits for Teen Volunteers. We hope it inspires you to get started today!

Volunteer Square has a thriving high school internship program and we are always looking for new members. For more information about how to get teens can get involved with their community and be ambassadors in their peer group, learn more about our internship program on our site.

Top 5 Benefits for Teen Volunteers

Learn a new skill, explore career options and work with people who will share their knowledge with you. Absorb everything you can about the agency you are volunteering for and the services they provide.

Get to know the people you are volunteering with and the staff at the agency where you are working. Ask questions! Most will be more than happy to share their experience with you and this will help as you are thinking about college and job placement. You can even ask your supporters for a reference!

It has been proven that volunteering can reduce stress and make you healthier, both physically and mentally. Volunteering also promotes personal growth and self-esteem. Understanding the needs of the community you are volunteering for helps to develop empathy.


Financial Accounting Foundation Helps Domus Prep for Summer Camp


We love welcoming guest bloggers to the Volunteer Square blog. This week we are thrilled to share a post from the Financial Accounting Foundation, Financial Accounting Standards Board, and Governmental Accounting Standards Board Community Outreach, and Activities Team. Volunteer Square had the pleasure of helping their team coordinate a day of service at Domus on June 29th. They even invited our high school interns to participate. It was a great day and we want to thank the team for writing this fantastic blog post about the day's events!

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On June 29, close to 40 of our FAF, FASB, and GASB staff, their kids, and several high school volunteers gave their time and considerable elbow grease to support our Summer community outreach program at Domus—a local nonprofit that serves more than 1,100 children by helping them acquire the life and academic skills they need to succeed in school and ultimately lead satisfying and productive lives.

Volunteer at the Westport Library!

It's that time of year again, The 26th Annual Westport Libary Summer Book Sale. With over 70 categories of books and daily donations, the library relies on dedicated volunteers to sort and organize the books all year long as they prepare for their three annual sales.

Volunteers act as category managers for the donated books. The categories include foreign language, education, travel, culinary, poetry, and psychology, just to name a few. The library is always in need of volunteers to organize, price and prepare the books for the sale. Volunteers can make their own schedules and be responsible for a category they are interested in. The category managers volunteers get about the donated books and they love to see how their categories do at the sale. They have a real sense of ownership and pride over the collections they are responsible for, this is a great opportunity for people with a real interest in a specific category.

Last year more than 400 volunteers worked for 9 days to prepare and run the summer book sale. The 26th Annual Summer Book Sale under the tents on Jesup Green  is Saturday, July 14, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday, July 15, 10-5 p.m.; Monday, July 16, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (everything half-price); Tuesday, July 17, 9 am to 1 p.m. (contribution day—suggested donations of $5 per bag).