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STATE SENATOR

Paul Doyle

Opportunities to Get Involved This Summer

With the summer here, there are many ways to get involved in community activities, and there are a number of great organizations in our district looking for volunteers.

If you're looking for a way to pitch in, get to know your neighbors, get more active or try something new, please consider joining one of these local groups that help make our community a great place to live.

Senator Doyle volunteering.

Cromwell: Adelbrook Behavior and Mental Health Services has a number of opportunities for volunteers to get involved with its mission of helping young people to build positive relationships and interpersonal skills. The organization is always looking for volunteers from the community for its mentoring Buddy Program, tutors, therapeutic activities and other programs. Please consider volunteering your talents to help support children with developmental or behavioral challenges to help our youngest residents to be successful and thrive.

Middletown: While some people find they have more free time in the summer, not everyone has the ability to commit to volunteering on a strict schedule. But there are programs that allow for more flexibility to help out right in your own neighborhood when it's convenient for you. Spending time with a neighbor who is blind, alone or socially isolated can do wonders for their health and wellness, while you make a new connection in the community. Volunteermatch.org helps connect community members in need of company with people who want to volunteer. You can help an older neighbor sort mail, run errands or simply keep them company from time to time.

Newington: Are you good with kids and want to help our youngest residents on their path to a successful educational future? Volunteer with the Newington Parks and Recreation Department's Creative Playtime Preschool in Congregational Church, 1075 Main St., where children ages 3 and 4 read, make puzzles, and play. Visit newingtonct.gov/parksandrec or call 860-665-8666.

Rocky Hill: The American Cancer Society has numerous ways that you can help members of our community who are fighting cancer. From driving patients to appointments to helping out our local office by connecting cancer patients with programs and services, there are many extremely meaningful ways to get involved with supporting the cause. You can learn more about volunteer efforts online or by calling the Rocky Hill ACS Office at 203-379-4700.

Wethersfield: The Wethersfield Beautification Trust is welcoming volunteers to help in its annual effort to enhance its historic and business areas. The focus is the planting and maintenance of its 60 cement planters situated around town. No gardening experience is required. Contact Margaret at 860-721-9066 for information regarding volunteering and sponsorships.