Career Center – Volunteering

Town of Manchester Volunteering Opportunities – This is your Internet headquarters for listing and viewing opportunities to volunteer your time and talents right here in Manchester and in the entire Capital Area. Manchester is a volunteering kind of place and this site is designed to make it easy for volunteers and the agencies needing them to find one another.

Americorps – AmeriCorps is a network of national service programs that engage more than 50,000 Americans each year in intensive service to meet critical needs in education, public safety, health, and the environment. AmeriCorps members serve through more than 2,100 nonprofits, public agencies, and faith-based organizations. They tutor and mentor youth, build affordable housing, teach computer skills, clean parks and streams, run after-school programs, and help communities respond to disasters. Created in 1993, AmeriCorps is part of the Corporation for National and Community Service, which also oversees Senior Corps and Learn and Serve America. Together these programs engage more than 2 million Americans of all ages and backgrounds in service each year.

Americorps Hartford – Looking for full/part time employment? Need money for college? Want to do something positive with your time? Join Hartford Americorps for September 2004 – August 2005. You will be tutoring elementary students in Hartford, creating after school programs, participating in community events and planning and implementing community projects. Call 860-296-3521 or email hartford.americorps@scservices.org.

Amnesty International USA – Defending and Promoting Human Rights … Amnesty International’s Monthly Giving Program, News Index, … This is the Web site of Amnesty International USA (AIUSA), the US section of Amnesty International.

Habitat for HumanityHartford Web Location – Habitat for Humanity International is a nonprofit, nondenominational Christian housing organization. We welcome all people to join us as we build simple, decent, affordable houses in partnership with those who lack adequate shelter.

Since 1976, Habitat has built more than 50,000 houses with families throughout the United States and another 100,000-plus houses in communities around the world. Now at work in 92 countries, we are building a house every 26 minutes. By 2005, Habitat houses will be sheltering 1 million people. Local Habitat affiliates coordinate house building and select partner families.

Peacecorps – The Peace Corps traces its roots and mission to 1960, when then-Senator John F. Kennedy challenged students at the University of Michigan to serve their country in the cause of peace by living and working in developing countries. From that inspiration grew an agency of the federal government devoted to world peace and friendship.

Since that time, more than 170,000 Peace Corps Volunteers have been invited by 136 host countries to work on issues ranging from AIDS education, information technology, and environmental preservation.