Make a difference in a child's life in your community!
ERfC has been working with the Enfield community since 1994, providing innovative services to families and children after school. Our mission is to team with kids, communities, schools and families to grow resilient kids. Through innovative community collaborations, we help kids learn, reach their goals, and contribute to their communities.
Over 450 children in grades K-8 attend out-of-school-time activities during the school year and summer.
You can make a difference in a child’s life in your community by volunteering with ERfC!
- The School-Age Centers operates Monday through Friday, from school dismissal time until 6:00 PM.
- Summer Escape day camp is open for all of July and part of August every year.
- Vacation Destination is a place for kids during school holidays and vacations.
- KidZ Sports is a sports program to keep Enfield kids healthy and fit. It takes place weekday afternoons during the school year and summer.
- Summer Lunch Bunch and Tonight in Thompsonville are part of Enfield Hunger Action Team and provides meals to kids and families that need it.
- Counselor–in–Training Opportunities for High School Students! CITs at Summer Escape are an integral part of our program. Each CIT will be placed with a team or activity to learn how to work with children under the guidance of our CIT Director.
About Volunteering with ERfC
Click here to apply for a volunteer position.
ERfC School-Age Centers provide out-of-school time learning opportunities for children. Activities are designed for small groups—which give many opportunities for hands-on instruction and learning. By volunteering at one of our Centers, you provide unique new opportunities for our children.
Volunteer opportunities are open to individuals age 16 and over. High school and college students, retirees, professionals, business leaders, and parents are encouraged to apply. Volunteering with ERfC is flexible to work with YOUR schedule. All volunteers are interviewed and a background check is completed. Training and visits to the ERfC School-Age Centers will be arranged.
ERfC participates in the Presidential Call to Service Award Program. Volunteers who donate over 100 hours with ERfC will be eligible to receive an award from the President of the United States.
Why volunteer with ERfC?
Volunteering promotes personal health and growth, allows you to share a skill, and gives back to your community. Volunteering can also provide professional work experience. ERfC will design the perfect opportunity for you— with you! Volunteer hours are flexible and we help to match your passion with the needs of the children we serve. There are so many ways you can make a difference!
After School Activities: School Year Programs
Volunteers in our School-Age Centers work with kids in small group settings as positive role models. Centers operate in five Enfield schools and service ages K-5 and grades 6-8 students.School-Age Centers operate from 3:00 - 6:00 PM, Monday through Friday during the school year. Volunteer opportunities include: assisting team leaders with homework, sports & games, science, math, reading, writing, arts, cooking, enrichment activities, special events, and more. Volunteers are encouraged to share their interests and experiences in a flexible schedule designed to work for you.
KidZ Sports: School Year and Summer
KidZ Sports is an afterschool fitness program that introduces athleticism through creative play by incorporating a variety of sports and activities that improves overall conditioning/fitness through dynamic warm – up and conditioning stations, provides lifelong skills, from dribbling a ball with their hands or feet to catching, throwing and moving to space. Additionally, it provides kids the opportunity to gauge individual fitness improvement and learn key components to team building. Volunteers assist sports leaders through creative play, using a variety of sports to build coordination, agility and team dynamics
Summer Escape Day Camp: July & August
ERfC is seeking volunteers for Summer Escape Camp. Summer Escape will operate from 8:00AM-3:00PM, Monday through Friday. Students attending grades 1 through 8 in September are divided into teams based on age and grade. A structured schedule of activities is provided throughout the day. Volunteers assist team leaders in a variety of activities, including arts & crafts, science, sports & games, theater, and much more. Volunteer schedules are flexible and can include full day, partial day, and one to five days per week. Volunteers must be able to commit once a schedule is established. Summer Escape is located at Eli Whitney School, 94 Middle Road, Enfield. Counselors-in-Training (CITs) for High School Students application is available HERE.
Summer Lunch Bunch: July through August
The 2018 Summer Lunch Bunch will open from July through August. Summer Lunch Bunch is a literacy and nutrition program for children, which also offers Free summer meals and services to parents. We provide free, nutritious lunches to all participants, along with expanded learning opportunities for children to help offset summer learning loss. The Summer Lunch Bunch offers a variety of academic enrichment for children, including literacy-activities, games, special guests and storytelling activities. Also assistance is needed to maintain the Summer Lunch Bunch garden plots. Flexible volunteers are needed to assist with daily set-up, daily participant registration, and help with running daily enrichment activities from 11:00 AM until 1:00 PM, Monday through Friday.
Volunteer Applications and Information