The Friends Youth Mentoring Program matches local children in need of a mentor with SPS students, who mentor for two years.The program meets once a week and is available to fifth and sixth formers upon application.
By participating in Service Learning Team (SLT), a group of students travel in Concord to a small church where we teach English to African refugees that have come from Sudan, Tanzania, Kenya, etc. three times a week after class. We take part in games, form close relationships, and make every effort to help others strive in their new communities. This volunteering opportunity is open to all returning students for one term for athletic credit.
McAuliffe School Language Club is a language-tutoring program for children from local Concord community. This is a great opportunity for anyone who is passionate about languages to share their knowledge with the lovely students in the Christa McAuliffe School. Please consider joining us if you are proficient in Chinese, French, Spanish, German, Korean, or Japanese. This program takes place every Wednesday afternoon in the fall and winter term.
The New Hampshire Audubon is a nonprofit nature conservatory and environmental education center within walking distance from campus. Dedicated to preserving the environment and protecting wildlife since 1914, the Audubon also houses several endangered bird species. SPS students help out by volunteering for events, festivals, and children's programs, assisting with animal care, cleaning, and gardening. Contact one of the heads to get involved!
The Friendly Kitchen is a local soup kitchen in Concord. SPS students go and work in the kitchen or help serve food to the guests. No cooking experience is required. We are not sending regular volunteers this year; however, we will advertise any upcoming special projects.
The Boys and Girls Club is an afternoon program located in Concord. It's a safe place for kids to do homework, hangout, and play fun games with other kids. We'd love to have fun, energetic, thoughtful students volunteer to spend an hour with these awesome kids. This one-hour will mean a lot to the kids, and even more to you!
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.
The Hockey Concession Stand is a wonderful opportunity to serve the community earning COP hours during every hockey game. Volunteers who run the stand sell food and drinks in Gordon Rink during all Varsity hockey games. All proceeds go to the Friendly Kitchen in Concord. As an added bonus, these volunteers not only have a great view but also get to stay warm.
The Birches Music Program invites all musicians, regardless of skill level, to perform for the residents at the Birches, an assisted living community across the street from SPS. These casual events take place every other Sunday and are a perfect opportunity to practice for a performance, a jury, or just play the piece you are working on to earn some COP hours. You aren't committed to anything; just show up when you can!
The Mishop is a student-run, non-profit store in the Red Barn that sells clothing, textbooks, and other items that have been donated by members of the SPS community. Each and every item is a dollar. One hundred percent of the proceeds go to charities based in the local Concord area.
The tennis clinic will be held every Sunday in the indoor courts. We will help younger kids learn play tennis or just be there to hit with for those children with more experience. It is a great opportunity to meet children in the community, break a sweat, and have fun!
A Salvation Army sponsored transitional living program for up to 24 local men and women that creates a positive atmosphere and encourages cooperation and motivation while residents work toward becoming independent and finding their own place to live. Volunteers go to the McKenna House on Sunday mornings to cook breakfast and eat with residents while engaging in conversations that give the residents a positive outlook on life.
BITS, or Back In The Saddle, is an equestrian therapy center for children and adults with mental or physical disabilities. Equine therapy provides an environment that promotes physical, emotional, and occupational growth. Volunteer work includes horse-leading, barn chores, gardening, and leading classes. It's a tremendously fun volunteer opportunity for everyone, even if you don't love horses.
The Birches and Granite Ledges are assisted living facilities for adults with memory impairment that are within walking distance of St. Paul's. Your time spent at the Birches or Granite Ledges maybe spent walking with the resident, playing games or preparing and spending time talking over daily snacks. The Birches may also have volunteers go along on field trips if needed.
Concord Hospital provides students with the opportunity to give back to the community. Students will get first-hand experience to explore this career field. Volunteers may assist nurses, play with children, and help out in various departments.
Teen Court is an opportunity for anyone at SPS to get their COP hours, while getting real world experience in a courtroom. Teen Court runs on occasional weekdays for only about two hours and you will get to experience being on the jury for delinquent concord teens. This is a great chance for anyone interested in law or just wants to know what its like to be in court.
Habitat for Humanity offers students the opportunity to participate in a number of physical activities including painting, building, and other forms of construction work where they will learn to cooperate and work in tandem with one another to build, for those in need, one of the most essential necessities of life – a home. This volunteer opportunity is available when there is land approved in the Greater Concord Area, and is not necessarily on a weekly basis.