Make a Difference in the Life of a Student Today!


Throughout October we will highlight volunteer opportunities for teens on our blog as we prepare to accept submissions for our Annual Teen Essay Contest. If you are a high school student in CT that likes to give back to your community, tell us in 500 words or less “Why volunteering and making an impact on your community is important to you?” Submissions will be accepted from November 1 - November 8, 2018. Official rules can be found here, we can’t wait to hear from you!

Our friends at Family & Children’s Agency are looking for individuals to make a difference in the lives of middle school students by volunteering for their ASPIRE after school program. You will join a dynamic team of committed volunteers who provide guidance and homework help for the program that located in Norwalk's old Benjamin Franklin School building. No experience is necessary and volunteers can choose to volunteer one afternoon a week, Monday through Friday from 3:30pm -5:30pm, for a minimum of three months (academic year preferred). This is a wonderful community service idea for high school and college students looking to work with children and be more involved in their community.

Through the ASPIRE After School Program, FCA seeks to improve the lives of Norwalk’s middle school students by enabling their successful transition into high school and increasing their ability to be productive, independent young adults. This is accomplished by providing a safe and community-based program to improve academic performance, develop character, and promote healthy peer interactions and lifestyles.

Family & Children’s Agency is a leading non-profit human service organization in Connecticut that is committed to increasing the social and emotional well-being of their clients. FCA provides strength-based, solution focused services that respond to the individual needs of the children & families, youth, adults, and seniors they serve. Last year more than 10,000 individuals of all ages and all walks of life experienced life-altering, positive changes as a result of their work with Family & Children’s Agency.

For more information about Family & Children’s Agency ASPIRE program and other volunteer opportunities in Connecticut, today. You can sign up for custom email alerts and follow us on FacebookInstagram, and Twitter too!