There are many opportunities for volunteering in Shelton. Children and teenagers can find opportunities through the Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts, at Shelton High School and at the Boys & Girls Club of Lower Naugatuck Valley (One Positive Place, Shelton; 924-7462). The Shelton Anti-Litter Committee runs an all-volunteer city clean-up each April in observance of Earth Day. The Shelton Trails Committee (924-1555, extension 315) needs volunteers to help maintain hiking trails in the city’s open space areas. Adults can also volunteer through many civic organizations and churches.
The Valley United Way operates a Volunteer Center (54 Grove St., Shelton; 203-926-9478, to match the skills and interests of adult and youth volunteers with the needs of nonprofit agencies in the Valley.