The Helping Hands Challenge

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Volunteer Square high school interns help us build and strengthen Connecticut communities through service work.  As volunteer ambassadors in their schools, area towns, and in 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. We are proud to have worked with over 40 high school interns from 15 towns in Connecticut, since 2016. 

Our current cohort of interns has been working hard during our recent COVID crisis to identify the areas where there is the most need for in-person and virtual volunteers. They've created a four-week challenge for people to help where and when they can. During this four week challenge, the interns will be promoting opportunities and encouraging everyone to participate by giving a HELPING HAND!

Each week, after you complete the task, log into your volunteer account, and "Add Your Volunteer Hours" on your dashboard. If you don't have an account, this a great time to set one up. We can't wait to hear how you are doing with the challenge each week and we hope you will share with your friends! 

WEEK 1 CHALLENGE

Donate food to an organization that distributes food.

Donations can be made in person or virtually and we have some suggestions HERE.


WEEK 2 CHALLENGE

Say Thank You to a Frontline Worker for all they've done during the COVID crisis.

Find some ideas for saying thanks HERE.


WEEK 3 CHALLENGE

Educate yourself about racial equity and volunteer with these new tools you will learn.

Information and resources can be found HERE.


WEEK 4 CHALLENGE

Volunteer to help people register to vote and find out opitions for voting in the November election

Information and resources can be found HERE.