Volunteer

Interested in Volunteering?

If you are interested in getting involved with the Alliance, we are excited to have you participate! We have volunteer options for both adults and students and a variety of needs to best fit your time schedule. Take a look…

Turkey Trot held annually the first Saturday after Thanksgiving
Join our committee to help coordinate all aspects of the 5K and 1 Mile race through Bruce Park. The committee begins meeting in early September and continues until just after the race. This can also be a one-day volunteer opportunity as we need nearly 100 volunteers on race day. Turkey Trot sub committees include: Communications, Sponsorships, Race Course Logistics, Prizes, and Food.

Trivia Challenge – held annually at the end of February
This event rallies high-schoolers and adults to play an evening of trivia to raise money for the Alliance. Participants in the planning committee help with the Silent Auction, Game Logistics, Communications, Venue Organization/Set-Up. The first committee meeting will be held in September to divide up the various responsibilities. Following this initial meeting, sub-committees work independently and meet as needed until the event in February.

AVID Middle School TutorsOngoing throughout the school year
If you are interested in working directly with students this is a wonderful opportunity to get involved. AVID Tutors will be trained to Coach and Facilitate with the Socratic Inquiry method. They will work with small groups of AVID middle school students under the supervision of a teacher in an AVID classroom during the school day. Volunteers will spend 2 hours a week with students.

Mentoring and Career Advising – Ongoing throughout the year
This volunteer opportunity is another way to work directly with students. As first-generation AVID students enroll in college, we are matching them with mentors to help them navigate through school. Mentors work out their own schedules with the student(s) and sometimes meet face-to-face, text, and email to check in.

We are also looking to assist these students with meeting professionals in a variety of fields to help them increase their networks and to learn about what it really means to be working in a specific job. If you like to share information about your work – please let us know.

Marketing, fundraising, grant writing, more…
We are always interested in individuals who have skills in communications and marketing, fundraising, grant writing, strategic planning, data base and website management, and more.

Turkey Trot Volunteers

Mara Subach, Ernie and Amy Fleishman

If you are interesting in volunteering,
please contact Executive Director, Julie Faryniarz at julie@greenwichalliance.org.

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Greenwich Alliance for Education
48 Maple Avenue
Greenwich, CT 06830
203.340.2323
julie@greenwichalliance.org