The goal of the Volunteer program is to bring together compassionate individuals to support and assist in the daily operations of the New Hampshire Children’s Trust. We depend greatly on our volunteers who donate their time and talent to help. Without volunteers we could not accomplish or advance our mission.
Volunteers are used for a variety of purposes to help achieve the mission of the New Hampshire Children’s Trust: on committees, at special events, for clerical work and specialized office support. Volunteers are used for one-time or ongoing projects and support. To find out more email us or call 603-224-1279.
CLICK for Babies—Call for Volunteers
For the seventh time, we are gearing up to support parents with infants by raising awareness about infant crying through the annual CLICK for Babies campaign. This campaign engages knitters and crocheters to create purple baby caps which are distributed to parents when they give birth at hospitals that educate new parents about the developmental stage of increased crying known as the Period of PURPLE Crying®. Our hope is that crafters will not only create caps, but will also learn and share information about infant crying so that parents will feel support not only when they receive the program and cap at the hospital, but also in their communities when families, friends, and neighbors understand how hard it can be to make it through the Period of PURPLE Crying. Keeping infants safe and families strong is what CLICK for Babies is all about! For this reason, the slogan of the campaign is Knit One (cap), Tell Two (people).
As we prepare to launch this year’s CLICK for Babies campaign, we need your help to maximize impact. We need thirteen SuperCrafters to help us manage our campaign. These superheroes (heroes, crafters . . . you decide!) will manage the campaign locally to meet the need for caps in an area of the state and assure that knitters and crocheters help spread the vital information of the PURPLE program. SuperCrafters will need to:
- Solicit and collect caps
- Share information about the Period of PURPLE Crying through flyers and posters
- Coordinate washing, bagging, and tagging caps (supplies provided)
- Coordinate ensuring that 1-2 hospitals have the caps they need during October for distribution in November and December
- Attend 2-3 conference calls and maintain communication with campaign coordinator
- Store extra caps until hospitals need them
We’ve divided up the state into thirteen districts, and each can be served by one person or two or more working together. For more information, contact Maria Doyle at NH Children’s Trust.
Student Intern Program
Interns come from colleges around New England from both bachelor and masters programs. They work directly with administrative and program staff on projects that advance their degree field. The Intern program provides a unique opportunity to gain valuable professional experience and build leadership skills. This hands-on program is designed to mentor and cultivate today’s young leaders, strengthen their understanding of the mission of the New Hampshire Children’s Trust and working in a nonprofit, and prepare them for their future career field. To learn more email us or call (603) 224-1279.