Nonprofit Benefits & Volunteerism in NH
Many nonprofit benefit programs available to help us through the tough times. Additionally, NH also has many opportunities for citizens to pay-it-forward and give back to the community.
New Hampshire Nonprofits
2-1-1 is an easy to remember telephone number that connects callers, at no cost, to information about critical health and human services available in their community
Residents in New Hampshire can contact 2-1-1 NH toll-free by dialing 2-1-1 in state or 1-866-444-4211 from out of state
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NH Food Bank
The NH Food Bank is a program of NH Catholic Charities. This is the only food bank in the Granite State. The NH Food bank hosts a number of operational and educational programs in an ongoing battle against hunger in New Hampshire. Funding and foods donated to the NH Food bank ultimately reach New Hampshire children's meal programs, elderly meal assistance, food pantries and soup kitchens.
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NH Healthy Kids
NH Healthy Kids is a non-profit organization providing accessible, free and / or low-cost health coverage for New Hampshire's uninsured children and teens. NHHK partners with the NH Department of Health and Human Services, Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, Northeast Delta Dental, hospitals, health centers, schools and social services to ensure the health and well-being of New Hampshire's next generation.
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United Way of Greater Nashua
On a mission to "make measurable improvements in lives by mobilizing the caring power of our communities."
United Way of Greater Nashua seeks to advance the common good in the community by focusing on the building blocks of a good life: a quality education that leads to a stable job; enough income to support a family through retirement; and good health.
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New Hampshire Volunteer Opportunities
AmeriCorps State and National provides funds to local and national organizations and agencies committed to using national service to address critical community needs in education, public safety, health and the environment.
Each of these organizations and agencies, in turn, uses their AmeriCorps funding to recruit, place, and supervise AmeriCorps members.
After successful completion of their term of service, AmeriCorps members earn an AmeriCorps Education Award of up to $4,725 that can be used to pay for college or graduate school at Title IV schools, or to repay qualified student loans. Fulltime AmeriCorps members also receive a modest living allowance, health care benefits, and child care.
For those of you who are just getting to know us, Volunteer NH is a nonprofit organization with a mission to promote the tradition of service in New Hampshire. Building on that strong volunteer spirit, we support and sponsor national service initiatives and provide training, recognition, and a central site for volunteers and volunteer programs to help them strengthen their communities.
Some of our activities include:
- Organizing and hosting the annual Governor's Conference on Volunteerism
- Providing information and resources to volunteers and volunteer programs through our website
- Administering AmeriCorps programs in New Hampshire
- Offering education and training for New Hampshire nonprofit, state agency and business volunteer initiatives.
- And providing the Spirit of New Hampshire recognition program.
Childrens Hospital at Dartmouth-Hitchcock (CHaD)
As New Hampshire's only comprehensive, full-service children's hospital, the Children's Hospital at Dartmouth-Hitchcock (CHaD) provides an extended system of care that offers advanced pediatric services in our 14 locations across the state. CHaD is committed to providing outstanding, compassionate care for children and their families. Our mission is to provide each child the best care, in the right place, at the right time, every time. We see children for everything from wellcare visits to the most complex childhood diseases.
Each year CHaD holds a number of community-centered fundraising events throughout the state and we rely greatly on the support of our volunteers. Recruitment of volunteers is ongoing with tasks ranging from event support to grassroots promotion. The CHaD Battle of the Badges Hockey Championship, CHaD Hero Half Marathon and Ripcord 5K, NH East-West High School All-Star Football Game, and CHaD Winter Carnival are just a few of the events that we are always in great need of volunteer outreach.
Volunteers are welcome to register online at: www.CHaDKids.org/volunteer or call 603-629-8126.
For a complete list of upcoming events, visit: http://chad.dartmouth-hitchcock.org/dv/hosted_events.html
NH Citizen Corps
NH Citizen Corps is the statewide oversight for five nationally recognized volunteer programs:
- Community Emergency Response Teams - CERT
- Medical Reserve Corps - MRC
- Volunteers in Police Service - VIPS
- Fire Corps
- Neighborhood Watch
The Citizen Corps mission is accomplished through a national network of state, local, and tribal Citizen Corps Councils. These Councils build on community strengths to implement the Citizen Corps preparedness programs and carry out a local strategy to involve their community.
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New Hampshire Renaissance Faire
This non profit family-friendly event is held on 35 beautiful acres of woods and fields in southern NH. We are handicapped accessible. In the past eight years the New Hampshire Renaissance Faire has donated over $21,000 to various charities.