Volunteer Opportunities for Cheshire Teens
National Organizations & Helpful Websites
AmeriCorps is a network of national service programs, made up of three primary programs that each take a different approach to improving lives and fostering civic engagement. Members commit their time to address critical community needs like increasing academic achievement, mentoring youth, fighting poverty, sustaining national parks, preparing for disasters, and more.
The ASPCA offers volunteer opportunities in a variety of fields. Regardless of your location, there are many ways for animal advocates like you to make a positive difference for animals in need.
Search for volunteer opportunities by zip code.
DoSomething.org is mobilizing young people in every US area code and in 131 countries! Sign up for a volunteer, social change, or civic action campaign to make real-world impact on a cause you care about.
Idealist is all about connecting idealists – people who want to do good – with opportunities for action and collaboration. With more than 120,000 organizations and 1.4 million monthly visitors to our English, and Spanish (idealistas.org) sites, Idealist helps people move from intention to action all over the world.
Kids for Wish Kids
The program allows K-12 students to raise funds and help grant wishes for kids with life-threatening medical conditions.
Nicodemus Wilderness Project – Apprentice Ecologist Initiative Program
Become an Apprentice Ecologist and help save wildlife and the environment in your community.
Project Linus is a non-profit organization with a mission to provide love, a sense of security, warmth and comfort to children who are seriously ill, traumatized, or otherwise in need through the gifts of new, handmade blankets and afghans, lovingly created by volunteer “blanketeers.”
The Salvation Army provides social services, rehabilitation centers, disaster services, character building groups, and activities for all ages.
Serve in Your Community – Corporation for National and Community Service
Online resource for finding volunteer opportunities in your community.
Sewing for Charity
The patterns and projects listed here can fill so many community needs at places like shelters, hospitals, nursing homes and more.
Students Rebuild is a collaborative program of the Bezos Family Foundation that inspires young people to connect, learn, and take collective action on critical global issues. Create simple symbolic objects that are matched by funding from the foundation to take action and facilitate change internationally.
When you volunteer through United Way, you’re joining 2.9 million people who are giving back so others can get ahead. Make a mark in your own backyard—join our global community of game changers today.
Volunteer Match matches inspired people with inspiring causes. It’s how volunteers and nonprofits connect to achieve remarkable outcomes.
Youth Changing the World
Founded in 1986, Youth Service America® supports a global culture of engaged children and youth committed to a lifetime of meaningful service, learning, and leadership. With half the world’s population under age 25, our mission is to help all young people find their voice, take action, and make an impact on vital community issues.
Grades 7 to 12
Cat Tales Non-Profit Rescue
15 years & older, younger with guardian present
Cheshire Fire Department Junior Membership
Age 16 to 18
Cheshire Food Pantry
203.699.9226 x 103
Age 18 and older
Cheshire Half Marathon/5K Foundation
Cheshire Historical Society
Cheshire Public Library
Grades 7 to 12
Cheshire Land Trust
Cheshire Lights of Hope
Cheshire Senior Center
CT Dog Gone Recovery Volunteers
Distressed Children and Infants International
Grades 9 to 12, grades 7 & 8 with guardian present
Elim Park Volunteer Program
Allyson Palma, Director of Volunteers
16 years & older
Everybunny Counts Rabbit Rescue
Fidelco Guide Dogs
Habitat for Humanity
Allison Mangles, Habitat Volunteer Coordinator
16 years & older
Masonicare Health Center – Wallingford Jr. Volunteers
Maria: 203-679-5980 or Carla: 203-679-6253
13 years & older
Meriden Humane Society
14 years and older, younger with guardian present
firstname.lastname@example.org 15 years and older, younger with guardian present
The Yellow House
YMCA Cheshire Branch