Volunteer with us!
Spring Volunteers Needed!
Volunteers are important members of the Domus family. We couldn’t meet our goals without the many good people who offer their time, talent, and treasure in service to Domus. there are a wide-range of volunteer opportunities for you or your group, and are happy to work with you to find the right fit.
For more info on any opportunity, email Julia!
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LEND A HELPING HAND
Left: Youth from First Presbyterian Church of New Canaan Middle making treats for Domus House. Middle and Right: Our friends at Focal Point standing proudly with Stamford Academy at their photographic exhibit. The buffet turned the presentation into a celebration!
JOIN THE FAMILY!
WEEKLY DURING THE SCHOOL YEAR
Top left: Lori Stapleton, aka the Book Lady, sharing her treasures with CLC. Top Right: St. Thomas More’s Youth Group generously contributing to Domus, Bottom Left: Gravel day in Kelli’s Garden. Bottom Right: Happy youth volunteers at the NINER
ON THE CALENDAR
Pic 1: Alissa Siegal, an art classroom volunteer at Trailblazers Academy engaging our kids’ creativity and imaginations. Pic 2: Happy group from Nestle Waters North America making dinner for youth in our Residential program.
Domus works with all types and sizes of groups from 4 to 200. We offer a menu of activities aligned to your needs, mission, and resources. Projects can be identified and coordinated within as little as two weeks. Spring and fall are great times to get your group out of the office and engaging in team-building while you help the kids of Domus. Research shows robust workplace community engagement builds loyalty to one’s employer and makes for happier employees–a win-win for all!
Pic 1: Talented Regeneron team posing for a picture after painting the new Domus logo. Pic 2: With air thick with humidity and in blistering heat, long time partner TCS cleaned the outside of Stamford Academy and lived to tell the tale. Pic 3: TMR, spends the day doing a variety of activities with our 6th &7th graders– both kids and volunteers had fun in equal measure. Pic 4: Beam Suntory team braved the heat to weed, mulch and weed wack parts of 83 Lockwood Avenue. Pic 5: A hardworking group from Synchrony Financial beautifying our 83 Lockwood Avenue location. Pic 6: Generous Diageo volunteer team spruced up the interior/exterior and made structural improvements to our 83 Lockwood Avenue location.
Mentoring is the highest calling for a Domus volunteer. A successful match has been shown to improve a mentee’s grades, attendance, and relationships with peers, other adults and family members. It is often one of the most meaningful relationships in a mentor’s life as well. At Domus we approach our young people’s needs holistically, focusing on their social and emotional issues as well as academics. Using a best-practice model as defined by the Governor’s Prevention Partnership, the Domus Mentoring Program is able to take advantage of Domus family and education advocates. Because of their intimate knowledge of the mentee’s circumstances, they act as the liaison for the mentor, mentee, and parent; guide goal setting; and are available to address concerns or challenges throughout the relationship. Domus mentors support children in elementary and middle school. Interested in the Mentoring Program? Check out the flyer HERE.
– Only one hour a week (four hours a month) for one school year
– A thorough background check is required, including fingerprints
– 5-hour training is mandatory. In addition, ongoing training and networking opportunities are offered.
For more information or to volunteer, email Julia Wade or call her at (203) 249-4110.