The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk needs volunteers at least 15 years old to work as gallery guides and for office and special event assistance. Interviews for potential volunteers will be held Tuesday, Feb. 28, at 7 p.m. A training session will follow this spring. A $40 fee covers the costs of training materials and uniforms. To sign up or for more information, email volunteers@MaritimeAquarium.org or call 203-852-0700, ext. 2225.

Earthplace, The Nature Discovery Center in Westport needs adults and older teens to assist with the following activities: sales help in the volunteer-run gift shop, trail and grounds maintenance, publicity, caring for animals, collecting and testing water samples through Harbor Watch/River Watch and assistance at public events and fundraisers. Contact info@earthplace.org or 203-227-7253 for more information.

Animals in Distress in Wilton needs volunteers to help take care of rescued cats for two hours either every other Saturday morning, Sunday morning or Wednesday morning. Call 203-762-2006 for more information.

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Family & Children's Agency needs adults and high school students (16 or older) one afternoon a week for its after-school program to help Norwalk middle school students. No teaching experience required. The organization also needs friendship mentors for children ages 6 to 14 for three hours per week (requires one year commitment). Contact Kim Kristof in volunteer services at 203-523-5779 or kkristof@fcagency.org.

The Courage to Speak Foundation, is a nationally recognized non-profit that is dedicated to saving lives by empowering youth to be drug free and encouraging parents to communicate effectively with their children. The foundation needs a part-time volunteer to be their full charge general ledger bookkeeper three to four hours a week (flexible schedule). Proficiency in Quickbooks is a must and a nonprofit background is a plus. Contact Kate at 203-831-9700 or email kpigue@couragetospeak.org.

For more information on the Voluntary Action Center of Coastal Fairfield County, a partnership of Human Services Council and United Way of Coastal Fairfield County, visit www.givetimenow.org or contact Sara at 203-339-6310 or sgerman@unitedwaycfc.org. If your organization would like your volunteer opportunities listed, please email vac@hscct.org with your organization's name, location, contact person and details about volunteer needs.