Project Leaders: Abbe Riffle, Colin Chase and Katherine Emery
5:45 to 7:30 p.m.
St. Paul’s Campus
3:45 to 5:15 p.m.
Mill Brook and Broken Ground Schools
The Friends Program is a youth mentoring program that has been matching children in the Concord area with teen/adult volunteers for over 30 years and here at St. Paul’s since 1999. The focus of the program is to develop one-on-one mentoring relationships, although there are opportunities for group activities. The Friends Youth Mentoring Program provides local children with supportive, non-judgmental mentors who serve as positive role models. Senior Friends are asked to make a two-year commitment to this program. (Application/Interview process required)
Volunteer Opportunities: Weekly (schedule to be determined)
The Children’s Learning Center is an early education center right on campus. A small volunteer group goes once a week to help the facilitators watch and play with the kids as well as helping to keep the facilities clean and tidy. Student volunteers help out with the preschool and school-aged children, and volunteering is a term long commitment. The CLC is a great way to hang out with little kids, and get some COP hours.
During Fall and Winter Terms, students from St. Paul’s volunteer on a weekly basis with the language tutoring program for elementary school children. SPS students prepare weekly language lessons and activities in the following languages: Chinese, French, German, Japanese, Korean and Spanish.
The American Red Cross hosts two blood drives on campus each year. Volunteers are needed to staff the check-in table, the snack table, and assist with any other necessary activities on behalf of the American Red Cross Volunteer Coordinator available that day.
The Mishop is located in the Red Barn by the entrance to St. Paul’s School. Students sort and sell clothing, shoes, books and other miscellaneous items that have been donated by St. Paul’s student/faculty/staff. All profits are donated to local Concord charities.
Students go to the Friends of Forgotten Children site and help sort clothing and donations in the thrift store, put together meal bags in the pantry, and help to sort pantry shelves. There may be larger events throughout the year, but they are always looking for consistent volunteers to lend a hand with upkeep and other tasks.
Help volunteer selling concessions at the hockey games this winter. Proceeds from the concession stands go to local organizations, such as the Friendly Kitchen. This opportunity is highly accessible as it happens right here on campus. An e-mail will be sent out as hockey season approaches with sign-ups.
Project Leaders: Ben Leach, Isabelle Houghton, and Catherine Burkhart
Saturday (twice per term)
OutFITters Thrift Store in Concord
Families in Transition is a nonprofit organization that helps homeless individuals and families from New Hampshire in Manchester, Concord, and Dover. Since 1991 the organization has helped the increasing number of homeless through its transitional housing and programs. Some of their programs include increasing skills in budgeting and financing, helping individuals with relationship management and mental health. In Concord, the Families in Transition Boutique raises $100,000 every year for the organization. Their amazing work would not be possible without the help of volunteers. So come join us at the FIT thrift shop for a few hours and help make a difference in the Concord community.
End 68 Hours of Hunger is a private, not-for-profit, effort to confront the approximately 68 hours of hunger that some school children experience between the free lunch they receive in school Friday and the free breakfast they receive in school on Monday. On Friday afternoon, each child that is part of the program brings home a bag containing enough food for two breakfasts, two lunches, and three dinners for him or her. As students of St. Paul’s, we can help by packing bags with food at the Abbot-Downing School in Concord once a month and hosting food drives and fundraisers.
Project Glimmer is an organization that gives jewelry, makeup and accessories to teenage girls in need. Our group began when our founders noticed the lack of presents being donated at holiday toy drives for girls ages 11 and up. By contributing a small gift during one of our fundraisers or attending one of our packaging parties, you can help us give a little glimmer and a little bit of love to the underserved girls of the greater Concord community.
Photo foundations is a 9-week course designed to familiarize middle schoolers with digital photography. Typically, students are taught concepts for the first half of the lesson, and they are allowed to go outside and take pictures for the second half. The ninth week is an art show with their work displayed!
Project Leaders: Erica Choi (Fall and Winter Terms) and Katherine Hughes (Winter and Spring Terms)
Volunteer Opportunities: To be determined
Granite State Independent Living is an organization that works to promote life with independence for disabled people. Volunteer opportunities will not be on a regular basis, but rather on days that the Granite State Independent Living hosts special events.
Mad Scientists (formerly known as GEMS) is a program volunteering at Rundlett Middle School to expose young students to STEM fields. Our goal is to encourage and foster interest for STEM in students, especially girls, from a young age.
Family Promise is a local homeless shelter located in downtown Concord. Family Promise provides temporary housing, meals, and support services to parents and their children who have, often through no fault of their own, become homeless. They mentor at-risk families, teach financial literacy, help find jobs and affordable housing and advocate for public policies that alleviate poverty and promote the economic stability of low-income families.
This volunteer work includes spending time (playing, reading, doing art, etc.) entertaining the children at the shelter while their parents meet with a consultant to search for jobs and a home.
Learn to Debate teaches middle school students the art of debate focusing on Parliamentary Extemporaneous Format, public speaking, argumentation, rebuttals and points of information. The session ends with a debate tournament.
Project Leaders: Katharine Foster, Rasika Iyer, and Alex Urbina
Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays
3:30 to 5 p.m.
Rundlett Middle School Concord High School
Service Learning Team members work with an afterschool program student, in particular students from the New American Africans Program, to help with homework, tutoring, assimilation, language and other needs. They also work with other afterschool children as needed to provide activities and companionship.