TEENS - Submit Your Essay Today!


Today is the day! Submissions are now being accepting for our Annual High School Essay Contest. To enter the contest, the tell us in 500 words or less "What Community Volunteering Means to You?" Submissions will be accepted from October 24th – November 7, 2016. Rules and requirements can be found here, we can’t wait to hear from you!

Last week we introduced you to one of our high school interns, Kevin Moccia. This week I am excited to introduce Max Richo. Max, along with our team of interns and has been busy spreading the word about the essay contest and the Volunteer Square community, all over Fairfield County.

Max is a sophomore at Trumbull High School, enrolled in the Agriscience program. In his free time, he plays basketball in a league at the Shehan Center and is a member of the Key club.  He considers himself to be an easygoing person who enjoys spending time with friends and family. He has a strong work ethic, is a good collaborator and very patient. Max credits these skills from his time volunteering as a youth counselor at Sterling House in Stratford, CT.

Through this internship, Max hopes to put his skills to use as he learns from and helps people in his surrounding neighborhood communities. He is excited to gain valuable experience from different populations, through his volunteer opportunities in Connecticut. When he applied for the internship he stated, “My volunteer service is a meaningful way to improve the community I live in.” Welcome Max, we are thrilled to have as part of the team!

Volunteer Square is committed to providing interns with the tools for success and we are thrilled to have such talented young people on board. Check out our blog on Mondays for introductions to the other Volunteer Square interns and to hear about the exciting things they are contributing to communities all over Fairfield County.

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