Volunteer with Carver

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Carver volunteers are tutors, mentors, homework helpers, career counselors, and other skill-specific project leaders who offer their support, feedback and praise. The community center utilizes individual and groups of volunteers for community events such as Career Fairs, talent contests, student and family awards ceremonies, holiday celebrations, food drives, etc. Corporate teams produce daylong events for our youth and undertake extensive renovation and cleanup projects. Carver dedicates one staff person to volunteer management.

Become a Carver volunteer

help build lifetime achievers!

18 or older?
Please also submit background check form

1. Open the Background Check Form
2. Print form
3. Complete form
4. Scan and email form to clinton@carvercenterct.org
OR mail / drop-off at the Carver Community Center
7 Academy St, Norwalk, CT 06850

Volunteer opportunities

  • Homework Help / Tutoring / Mentoring / College Process Support
    Join us after school at the Carver Community Center between 3:30 - 6:30pm or during the summer (July 1st-August 6th between 3:30-5:30pm) to help our students progress in areas such as literacy, math, science and college prep/essay writing. Collaborate with Carver staff to determine current student needs and a best fit that compliments your areas of interest. Time commitments are flexible and may vary based on your availability.

  • Customized Event Benefiting the Carver Foundation of Norwalk

    Volunteers produce and participate in an event to raise awareness of the Carver Foundation mission and help fundraise to support the organization’s programs and services for over 1400 underserved children, youth, and families in Norwalk. Cultural events, sport tournaments (basketball, pickleball, dodgeball etc.), 5Ks, walk-a-thons, or other ideas can be explored.

  • Field Day/Special Outing for Carver Kids

    Volunteer partners produce a special day of activities to provide access and opportunity to Carver kids. The event might also include their parents and/or the sponsor’s children. Cultural activities, Stamford Go-Karting, Chelsea Piers, or specially planned outdoor fun are just some of the many possibilities.

  • Clean-up/Renovation Projects at the Carver Community Center

    Determined based on current needs and priorities. The Carver Community Center serves approximately 120 Norwalk children and youth after school and 200 campers in the summer. Community events are held throughout the year such as a Career Fair, holiday parties, parent engagement programs, and more.

  • Share Your Professional Skills with Carver Kids

    Lead a custom 6-8-week workshop with a team of your colleagues or be a guest speaker at our Chat ‘n Chew series for middle and high school students in Carver’s Youth Development Program. Workshop topics of interest: engineering, technology, science and service.