In an effort to expand opportunities for teenagers and build stronger volunteer communities in Fairfield County, the Volunteer Square internship provides training and experience with digital marketing, social media, website maintenance, and community relations high school schools across Connecticut.
Since the program began in the fall of 2016, we've welcomed 31 interns from 17 towns. As volunteer ambassadors in their schools, area towns and their peer groups, the high school interns are crucial to our organization and without their project coordination and volunteer recruitment, we would not be able to make such a large impact in area towns.
This year the interns started organizing monthly community volunteer projects such as a community wide clean up of Veteran's Park in Norwalk on Earth Day and preparing 5,000 bags for the National Postal Food Drive. VS interns also collaborated with the staff from one our corporate clients to transform the Domus school building in Stamford, into a summer camp space and organized a back-to-school supply drive for students at The Lighthouse After-School Program in Bridgeport.
Here is what some of our interns have said about the program!
"I love that this internship gets me more involved in my community and that I get to meet other people that are doing the same."
"It's amazing how much one week of volunteering during my internship lifted my spirits. If you ever lose faith in humanity, go volunteer. I can guarantee it will be restored quickly."