Volunteer Opportunities

Below is a list of our current opportunities to get involved.  If any of these are of interest to you, or if you have any questions, call or text 660-3930 or email volunteens@crispinshouse.org. Don’t forget to log your hours when you’re done!

NEW! Zombie Fun Run – On October 27, Crispin’s House is sponsoring a Zombie Fun Run organized by the fantastic members of Be The Change at GHS. All proceeds will go towards funding Challenge Day  – a powerful, life-changing, full-day program designed to shift dangerous trends and unite the school community – at GHS. Be The Change, of course, is a club dedicated to making every day Challenge Day at GHS. We will need runners, zombies, and help with  registration, etc.  This is going to be EPIC!

NEW! Everybody’s favorite weekend is right around the corner and we’ll need your help! The Pumpkin Regatta is coming up on October 19 and 20, and as always they need lots of help. We are running the Apple Slingshots for the day on Saturday and can use help making sure all goes smoothly. Call or text Lexi at 660-3930 to tell her you’ll be there.

SAVE THE DATE! 3-on-3 Basketball is Saturday, March 21, 2020!  It’s our biggest event of the year and we’ll need all hands on deck!  

Goffstown Television (GTV) is a town-run public access cable station, operating two channels exclusively for Goffstown residents. They are looking for high school-aged volunteers to oversee the recording of events at the high school like games, concerts and assemblies, as well as work video equipment. Other opportunities include town-wide events and even studio based video productions.  No experience necessary – they provide training!

Goffstown Public Library is looking for teens entering grades 6 through 12 to be on their Teen Advisory Board (TAB). If you have ideas for library programs or the Teen room or want to suggest things like books, games, movies and programs, this is the perfect opportunity for you!  The TAB meets at the Library once a month in a fun relaxed setting.

Community Clothing Center is open Tuesday from 11 to 2, Wednesday evenings from 6 to 8 pm, Thursdays 3-5pm and Saturday mornings from 10 am to Noon. They need volunteers to help sort through donated clothing, and cash out customers.  

Goffstown Network Food Pantry is open on Wednesday evenings from 6-8pm and Saturday Mornings 10am-12pm. Volunteers are needed to sort canned goods and assist customers with carrying bins out to their cars. The time commitment is generally a shift once a month although you may be able to volunteer for more if needed.

Upreach Therapeutic Riding Center: Generally must commit to at least one hour per week for a 6 week period.  Volunteers are assigned one student to stick with for the 6  weeks, so they can connect with the student.  Responsibilities include guiding the horse while student rides, as well as providing encouragement and emotional support for student.

Special Olympics is gearing up for another fabulous season and is looking for volunteers to help their athletes.  The time commitment is every week after school for 2 hours for one sports season and there are two mandatory track meets in the spring (one overnight).  Volunteers are paired up with a Special Olympics athlete for the sports season to provide encouragement while guiding him/her through activities.   This is a wonderful program! 

The Villager Nursing Home:   Keep the elderly company with crafts or playing games such as bingo, trivia, and scrabble.

Bel Air Nursing Home also invites volunteers to keep their residents company by playing games, reading aloud or just spending time with them.  They do generally ask that you be 14 yrs or older as it is important that you are responsible, although they will consider grade 7 and up on a trial basis. 

Animal Rescue League, Bedford is looking for volunteers ages 14 and up to clean cages, walk dogs, and help out at various fundraisers.  All volunteers need this quick “Short Term” application filled out (https://www.volgistics.com/ex/portal.dll/ap?ap=1048979927). Those who are 14 or 15, also need a Youth Employment Certificate (http://media.wix.com/ugd/b1eff0_14fc12b5dbd949ab83b445e22efd88de.pdf).  Those who are 16 or 17 years old, just need the application, and a parental permission slip (http://media.wix.com/ugd/b1eff0_cfe66cdb165145e8b600bb071b304f7e.pdf).

St. Matthew’s Church always welcomes those looking to lend a hand.

St. Lawrence Church also always welcomes anyone looking to help out.

New Horizons, Manchester needs volunteers work in the soup kitchen and/or food pantry.  The soup kitchen serves daily at 4:30 pm while the pantry is open MWF from 12-1 and Th from 6-7.  You may create an account online, and sign up for as little or as many shifts as you would like.  Those under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.