Thank you for your interest in volunteering for Kids In Crisis! There are so many ways to volunteer, and we need your help!
Here are a few examples…
Our staff works hard to enrich our children’s lives in all possible ways. We prefer that they spend their time one-on-one with the kids, but many nights staff must also cook dinner. By preparing a home-cooked (or healthy take out) meal, you allow our staff to spend more therapeutic time with our kids and help us defer our food costs. We have no-contact drop-off options and all meals must be able to be heated in the oven. We also accept meals delivered from local restaurants.
Become a Video Star
We need assistance placing some of our program content on video so it is suitable for remote learning. Help us record lessons and stories so we may continue bringing our programs to children at home. We will provide you with the lessons and stories!
Host a Collection or Fundraiser
Collections for needed items can be large or small and are helpful throughout the year. Depending on our current needs, collections can include items like shelf-stable food, toiletries, towels, school supplies, new clothing, gently used duffel bags, art supplies, holiday gifts and more! If you are interested in hosting a collection, please check with us for our current list of needs. No contact drop-off is available
Use your social media for a great cause! Create a fundraiser using your Facebook, Instagram or TikTok.
Be a Lighthouse Facilitator or Coordinator
Lighthouse, a program of Kids In Crisis, is a welcoming, inclusive and safe space, where lesbian, gay, transgender, and questioning (LGBTQ) teens and their allies meet weekly in a casual environment. The Lighthouse Program is expanding by adding meetings in more locations in Fairfield County. We are seeking committed adult volunteers to facilitate and/or to coordinate the meetings. You will help to provide kids with a safe and nurturing space to be with their peers. Lighthouse prides itself on being an enlightened asset to the community and hope you will consider becoming a part of our growing team!