VOLUNTEERS MAKE IT HAPPEN!
You can support life-changing work with children, youth and families!
According to Elaine Cartland, ESOL volunteer from West Hartford, "I want the students to be able to function well in English, so that they can be independent and be able to solidly communicate questions or concerns to their child's teacher, to a doctor, police officer, or even their next door neighbor."
"Command of the language gives you courage to communicate."
Volunteers are essential to the program as they work with staff to carry out the many services provided by Family Life Education (FLE). Volunteers play many roles in the agency each one important. We are always open to create new volunteer opportunities according to the gifts, talents and interests of volunteers.
FLE is conveniently located in the Parkville neighborhood on Arbor Street- between Capitol and Park Streets. There is plenty of safe off-street parking.
Volunteer opportunities are available in the following areas:
Mentoring youth including young mothers
Preparing and delivering food for group sessions
- Organizing donations in our donation room
Sharing special skills: photography, infant massage, dramatic arts, etc.
Fundraising in your community
Assisting with marketing and public relations
You could supply any of these healthy, long-lasting foods for the families and children:
-Cheese (real cheese we can slice- Cheddar, Colby, Muenster, etc.)
-Breakfast cereals- not over-sweetened
-Sliced ham or turkey
-Frozen pancakes, waffles
-Frozen chicken fingers
No peanut butter please, as many children have nut allergies. Thank you!
Please do not collect food containing high fructose corn syrup or other additives as we are trying to model good nutrition. You may want to bring the list to your faith, business or civic group so families and children could benefit from ongoing fresh food.
The children, youth and families you help, say
Thank You! Gracias!!