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Summer Reading Partners Kicks off this week!

The Volunteer Center of United Way of Western Connecticut’s  Summer Reading Partners program engages corporate volunteers to read with small groups of rising fourth and fifth graders over the next  four  weeks. We will be reading  James and the Giant Peach, by Roald Dahl with youth at  the  Boys and Girls Club of Stamford and the Stamford Family YMCA., to boost reading skills during the summer months while school is out of session. At the end of the sessions each child will go home with a copy of the book provided by the United Way. We can’t wait to get started!

2015 Day of Action

This year, 750 volunteers across Northern Fairfield County, Southern Litchfield County and Stamford came together in June to help the people who help others -- our local service agencies.  Those 750 volunteers gave 3,750 hours of their time at more than 100 project sites.  Click here to view our 2015 Day of Action photo gallery.  THANK YOU to all who participated in making this year's Day of Action a huge success!


Weekly Volunteer Opportunities

2013 Summer Reading PartnersEach week we submit volunteer opportunities to be printed in The Stamford Advocate and The News-Times. Click Stamford or Danbury to find opportunities in your area.

  • Summer of Service Has Begun

    We are excited to share that Summer of Service is now underway.  More than 150 youth are engaged in the Greater Danbury and Stamford communities in service-learning projects.  This week we are at Head Start, Dorothy Day and Salvation Army in Danbury and at ChildCare Learning Centers in Stamford.  We are looking forward to spending the summer with the Youth and making a difference in our community.

  • Volunteer Spotlight: Stamford Summer of Service

    The mission of Summer of Service is to increase volunteer opportunities for youth ages 11-14 by providing them with enriching experiences while at the same time addressing critical community needs.

  • Volunteer Spotlight: Ilyse Gendron

    Luck was on our side this past summer when here at United Way we received a call from Ilyse Gendron - an enthusiastic preschool teacher and reading tutor who was looking for a way to help prepare low-income children for school.