Service Learning Opportunities for Students

The SVS Debate Team is looking for student volunteers to direct debaters to rooms, work the registration desk, and help with set-up and clean- up. The event is scheduled from 8 AM - 5:30 PM, however help is needed from 7:45 AM -  6:00 PM.  Students are welcome to work for any part of the day.  Mrs. Beilinson, the debate coach, can sign off on your Community Service Forms.  For more information about volunteering or to sign up, please contact Wilson King at kingw2019@region-12.org.

Roxbury Senior Center Holiday Festival 2018

The Roxbury Senior Center is looking for students interested in helping out at the Roxbury Senior Center Holiday Festival. The festival takes place on December 1, 2018 and goes from 2:00 - 6:00 pm. Volunteers are needed for Set-up and take-down, working with children  at the kids table, and a special opportunity for an outgoing, lively person to act as the "Pocket Elf."  

Please contact Virgina Mavuli at 203-417-4015 or tmavuli281@earthlink.net if you would like to volunteer your time. 

Click here to see flier.

Help with set up of haunted stage, decorating of Primary School gym, fun activities for the children, face painting, etc., pumpkin carving and cleanup.
 
Contact Name: Nicole Caldara
Name of Organization: The Lions Club of Washington
Contact Email: n.caldara@yahoo.com
Contact Phone: 203-470-3991
Location: Washington Primary School - 11 School St, Washington Depot, CT 06793
Date/Time: 10/31/2018, 4:30pm - 8:30pm
Number of Students Needed: 10
Volunteers needed to check in Roxbury residents at the Household Hazardous Waste Day. We need a representative from Roxbury to check residency as people come in. We can split the shift or if someone would like to work the entire shift.
 
Contact Name: Judi Moker
Contact Email: jmoker@roxburyct.com
Contact Phone: 860-354-9938
Location: John Pettibone School, New Milford, CT
Date/Time: 9/22/2018, 9:00am - 3:00pm
Number of Students Needed: 1-2
  • Friday, Sept 21 - Will need 3-4 people   (3-6) to help set up in Bryan Hall. Chairs, tables etc.

  • Saturday, Sept 22 - Will need 2-3 people  (1- 4) to finish set up and receive art work

  • Saturday, Sept 22 - Will need 3-4 people from (4-9) to help with actual auction…fetch art for auctioneer, generally be available for any necessary small jobs.

  • Sunday, Sept 23 - Will need 3 people from (10-1) to help restack chairs etc. and return unsold artwork to artists.


  • Volunteers should wear khaki pants/skirts and white shirts/blouses.

  • Rotary will give volunteers write credit for their hours

  • All proceeds from the auction will be turned back to the Washington community

 

Please feel free to email Laird Davis for more info: laird.davis@charter.net

The Roxbury Conservation Commission is putting together a trail work group. We need 4 to 6 able-bodied students to perform maintenance and trail-construction work on Joey's Trail. Duties would include cutting back undergrowth, moving brush piles, and hauling mulch with wheelbarrows. Dates and times will be various --after school and on weekends depending on availability and weather conditions. Work for an afternoon or several days and get your service hours completed! Refreshments included. Call or write to day to get on our email list. 

Contact Name: Trudy Swenson
Contact Email: trudyswenson@gmail.com
Contact Phone: 860-210-1532
Location: Joey's Trail, behind Minor Memorial Library
Date/Time: Ongoing - dates vary
Number of Students Needed: 4-6

Past Opportunities

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Archived Opportunities

Set up for fair and serve guests lunch. Contact Name: Dawn Collette, Washington Fire Department
Contact Email: dawncollette4@gmail.com
Contact Phone: 203-947-1098
Location: Roxbury
Date/Time: Flexible 12/2
Number of Students Needed: 1-2

Send out emails for the annual Slices with Santa event. Create a business card placemat. Contact Name: Darryl Wright, Washington Fire Department
Contact Email: washingtonfiredept@gmail.com
Contact Phone: 203-788-9027
Location: Wright Electric Office
Date/Time: any day 11/7-11/17
Number of Students Needed: 1-2

The Roxbury Conservation Commission is putting together a trail work group. We need 4 to 6 able-bodied students to perform maintenance and trail-construction work on Joey's Trail. Duties would include cutting back undergrowth, moving brush piles, and hauling mulch with wheelbarrows. Dates and times will be various --after school and on weekends depending on availability and weather conditions. Work for an afternoon or several days and get your service hours completed! Refreshments included. Call or write to day to get on our email list.

Contact Name: Trudy Swenson
Contact Email: trudyswenson@gmail.com
Contact Phone: 860-210-1532
Location: Joey's Trail, behind Minor Memorial Library
Date/Time: Ongoing - dates vary
Number of Students Needed: 4-6

Help with the Fall Festival. Guide the younger kids through games and activities!! Contact Name: Megan Sheldon
Contact Email: megshel@yahoo.com
Contact Phone: 203-313-2157
Location: 188 East Flag Swamp Road, Roxbury
Date/Time: 9AM-1PM on October 28, 2017
Number of Students Needed: 8

A fund raising event in support of the Children's Tumor Foundation (CTF.org) Setup tables/chairs. Assist/direct parking cars. Help with raffle. Maintain/re-supply food tables. Contact Name: Richard Wilhelm, Children's Tumor Foundation
Contact Email: Richard.Wilhelm@unilever.com
Contact Phone: 203-731-0349
Location: 188 East Flag Swamp Road, Roxbury
Date/Time: 2-9PM on October 14, 2017
Number of Students Needed: 2

Steep Rock Association is looking for volunteers to interact with visitors at preserves and ask them to take paper survey. Contact Name: Denise Arturi
Contact Email: denise.arturi@steeprockassoc.org
Contact Phone: 860-868-9131
Location: Steep Rock Association preserves
Date/Time: 2-hour shifts between 7AM-5PM on October 14, 2017
Number of Students Needed: 5

Friends of the Burnham Library needs help bringing books upstairs for the bake and book sale. Help is also needed on 9/23/2017 to pack up books not sold. Contact Name: Lill Murphy
Contact Email:  arthur.j.murphy.jr@snet.net
Contact Phone:  860-354-2174
Location: Burnham Library
Date/Time: 3:00 PM-5:00 PM on Sept. 30 and 3:00 PM on September 22, 2017
Number of Students Needed: 2-3

Steep Rock Association is looking for ongoing administrative/office work including data input, filing, scanning, etc. Contact Name: Denise Arturi
Contact Email: denise.arturi@steeprockassoc.org
Contact Phone: 860-868-9131
Location: Steep Rock Association preserves
Date/Time: Mutually agreed upon time
Number of Students Needed: 1

We need students to sit and welcome visitors to the SVS student art exhibit at The Judy Black Memorial Park Gallery on Friday night from 3-6, Saturdays 10-1 or 1-4, and Sundays 10-1 or 1-4 from May 26-June 10. Contact Name: Donna Wright
Contact Email: wrightd@region-12.org
Contact Phone: 
Location: Judy Black Memorial Gallery, Washington Depot
Date/Time: May 26-June 10, Friday night from 3-6, Saturdays 10-1 or 1-4, and Sundays 10-1 or 1-4
Number of Students Needed: 14

Steep Rock Association is doing a snapshot survey of visitors to the preserves on Saturday, April 29. Volunteers will sit at a table at the entrance to preserve encouraging visitors to fill out paper survey. Grab a friend and help SRA.

Contact Name: Denise Arturi
Contact Email: denise.arturi@steeprockassoc.org
Contact Phone: 860-868-9131
Location: At a Steep Rock Association preserve
Date/Time: 4/29/2017, a 2 hour (or more) shift between 7 am and 7 pm
Number of Students Needed: 20+

Chocolate Fest - Help is needed with setting up tables, helping customers filling their plates with chocolate goodies and help with clean up. Students can work as many hours they like.
Contact Name: Joan Lodsin, Washington Republican Town Committee
Contact Email: 
Contact Phone: 860-868-7715
Location: American Legion Hall, Washington Depot
Date/Time: 4/8/2017, 10:00am-3:00pm
Number of Students Needed: 3-5

Volunteers needed for the Roxbury Congregational Church Christmas Fair. Sell baked goods and craft items; cashier for café; bring guests food orders; pack up tables and chairs at fair end. Text 203-947-1098 for more information.

Contact Name: Dawn Collette
Contact Email: dawncollette4@gmail.com
Contact Phone: 203-947-1098
Location: Roxbury Congregational Church
Date/Time: 8-3 Dec 3, 12-4 Dec 4
Number of Students Needed: 7

On Sept. 30, The Friends of Burnham Library would like help with their set-up for the book sale. Help is needed in moving books from the library to outside. On October 2 they would like help with clean-up. Packing up books and bring them into the library.
Contact Name: Sarah Timm
Contact Email: sarahtimm10@gmail.com (please put Cookie-Bookie in the memo)
Contact Phone: 
Location: Burnham Library
Date/Time: 3:00 PM on Sept. 30 and 3:00 PM on Oct. 2
Number of Students Needed: 6-8

Roxbury Conservation Commission is holding another work day to build Joey's Trail. Volunteers will work to clear new undergrowth and remove additional brush along the trail route and spread a layer of mulch. The conservation commission is recruiting an additional work team of volunteers experienced in construction to build and place 150 feet of boardwalk to pass over wetlands and watercourses.

Contact Name: Trudy Swenson, Roxbury Conservation Commission
Contact Email: trudyswenson@gmail.com
Contact Phone: 860-210-1532
Location: Joey's Trail, behind Minor Memorial Library, 23 South Street, Roxbury, CT
Date/Time: 10/22/2016 (Rain Date 10/21/16), 8:30 a.m. for 4-5 hours
Number of Students Needed: 20

Farm Revival Dinner for 200 guests. We need students to help park cars and help people with hay rides.

Contact Name: Dawn Burdick, Bridgewater Land Trust
Contact Email: dawnanneb@sbcglobal.net
Contact Phone: 860-354-9219
Location: 66 Northrup Bridgewater
Date/Time: 10/1/2016, 3:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Number of Students Needed: 10

The Roxbury Conservation Commission needs volunteers to work on June 4, 2016. We are building Joey’s Trail, a 1/3 mile loop trail connecting the Roxbury Senior Center, Booth Free School, and Minor Memorial Library. Designed as a memorial for 11-year-old Joey Awlasewicz, a Roxbury resident and former Booth Free School student, the trail will serve students, seniors, and residents. Volunteers will gather at 8:30 AM on June 4 in the back parking lot of Minor Memorial Library, 23 South Street, Roxbury. Volunteers on June 4 will work to clear brush and undergrowth along the planned trail route. Additional work days will be scheduled to construct 150 feet of boardwalk. The trail loop will pass over open fields and through woodlands and wetlands. We ask volunteers to arrive ready and able to work with proper clothing, gloves, and footwear. If you have them, please bring brush clearing tools, shovels, wheel barrows, and rakes. Refreshments will be served.

The SVS PTO need 1 to 2 students to help run the concession stand at the home basketball games. We sell pizza, water, and snacks. The students should arrive around 6:30 and stay through half-time in the varsity game and when the pizza is sold out.

Christine Johnson is the contact person for the girls' basketball games and Linda Schneider is the contact for the boys' games. Games are mostly on Tuesday and Friday evenings. The students would be working with a parent volunteer. The first home game is Dec. 15.

Contact Name: Linda Schneider (boys basketball) or Christine Johnson (girls basketball)
Contact Email: hikoryhook@aol.com
Contact Phone: (860) 210-9890
Location: SVS Mall - Gym
Date/Time: 6:45-8:00pm (half time) during home games
Number of Students Needed: 1-2 students per game

Mrs. Collette Wynn would like some help moving her heavy planters. This can be done after school or the weekend, but before the frost comes. 1-2 students. Please call her at 860-868-6804 and arrange a time to help.
 

Volunteers needed for the Roxbury Congregational Church Christmas Fair. Sell baked goods and craft items; cashier for café; bring guests food orders; pack up tables and chairs at fair end. Text 203 9471098 for more information.

Contact Name: Dawn Collette
Contact Email: dawncollette4@gmail.com
Contact Phone: 203 947 1098
Location: Roxbury Congregational Church
Date/Time: 8-4 Dec 5, 12-4 Dec 6
Number of Students Needed: 6

Volunteers needed for the Roxbury Congregational Church Christmas Fair. Set up tables and items for sale prior to Christmas Fair. Text 203 9471098 for more information. 

Contact Name: Dawn Collette
Contact Email: dawncollette4@gmail.com
Contact Phone: 203 947 1098
Location: Roxbury Congregational Church
Date/Time: 12/3/15 2:30 pm (after school)
Number of Students Needed: 4

Judea Nursery School will be holding a 5k and Fun Run at Steep Rock on October 17th, 2015. We will be needing help with set-up, take down, timing, water stations, as well as the Kid's Fun Run! Date needed: October 17th, 2015
Contact Name: Tammy Wyant Rill
Contact Email: tammyrill@yahoo.com
Contact Phone: 860-868-7583
Location: Steep Rock Land Preserve
Time: 8am-1pm
Number of Students Needed: 10-15

Help is needed moving books for their book sale on October 2nd. Also, on October 3, at 12:00 pm help is needed with clean up. Contact Name: Friends of Burnham Library
Contact Email: murphyl@region-12.org
Contact Phone: 860-868-6201
Location: Burnham Library, Bridgewater
Time: October 2, 2015 at 3:00 pm
Number of Students Needed: 3-5

Little Britches Therapeutic Riding is requesting volunteers for its annual 5k walk/run. Volunteers are needed to assist in a variety of ways including registration and check-in, water station, directing runners/walkers on the course etc.

Dates needed: 6/7/15.

Contact Name: 
Alice Daly
Contact Email: littlebritchesct@gmail.com
Contact Phone: 860-350-5050
Location: Bridgewater Pavilion, Sarah Sanford Rd East, Bridgewater
Time: 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Number of Students Needed:
 8

Volunteers needed for to serve appetizers at the Senior Center Winter Festival in Roxbury. 

Contact Name: Cindee Hopkins
Contact Email: 
c22hop@gmail.com
Contact Phone: 860-354-5246
Location: Roxbury Senior Center Roxbury, CT
Time: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Number of Students Needed:
 2

Selling food concessions at boys and girls basketball games. Setting up and cleaning up concessions.

Dates needed: 12/10, 12/16, 12/19, 12/23, 1/2, 1/6, 1/9, 1/13, 1/16, 1/20, 1/23, 1/27, 2/3, 2/10, 2/17, 2/20 , 2/25.

Dates subject to change due to inclement weather.

Contact Name: 
Christine Johnson
Contact Email: 
Rmjohnson05@snet.net
Contact Phone: 203-417-2698
Location: SVS Mall
Time: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Number of Students Needed:
 2 per game

Volunteers needed for the Danbury Land Trust event. Need kids to help guide guests from the car park and along the pathway to the tent where the event will be held. Food will be given to the volunteers! Orange vests will also be supplied for the evening. 

Contact Name: Karine Roche
Contact Email: kjroche173@msn.com
Contact Phone: 203-512-8001
Location: Tarrywile Park & Mansion, Danbury, CT
Time: 5:30-10:30 pm
Number of Students Needed: 3-4

We are assembling small groups of volunteers to gather water samples and assess the macroinvertebrate (aquatic insect) population at several locations on the Shepaug River and its tributaries. After a training session at town hall, participants will travel in teams to sampling sites. After the collection, everyone will return to town hall where specimens will be processed. This is a unique chance to participate in citizen science and learn more about the most prominent (and most important) geographical feature of the Region 12 area. Samples are sent to the Connecticut Department of Energy & Environmental Protection for further evaluation and as an enduring record of the health of the Shepaug River.

Waders and nets will be supplied. Wear appropriate outdoor clothing. Snacks and lunch will be provided. The time commitment is 9 AM to approximately 1:30 PM. This is a terrific, hands-on service learning opportunity for high school students, scouts, anglers, hikers, or any other individuals or groups interested in the protection of our local rivers and watershed. Volunteer participants will be directly involved in the critical role of monitoring the health of our area rivers.

Please contact Trudy Swenson for further details and enrollment. Please provide an email address and phone number for contact in case of cancellation or postponement.

Contact Name: Trudy Swenson
Contact Email: trudyswenson@gmail.com
Contact Phone: 860-210-1532
Location: Roxbury Town Hall and various location along the Shepaug River
Time: 9 AM till approx 1 PM
Number of Students Needed: 20