The Darien-Stamford Chapter of the American Red Cross (112 Prospect Street, Stamford) welcomes young people to join its Youth Corps. Its mission is to contribute to the community through volunteer work, and to promote emergency preparedness in both the youth and adults of the community. For information, call 203-363-1041. Website: Conneticut Red Cross Chapter: 1-877-287-3327/

The Kids in Crisis Youth Corps are high school volunteers who meet monthly at the Depot in Darien to plan and participate in monthly activities for the youngest residents in the Kids in Crisis temporary shelters (newborn to age 12). Members of the Youth Corps may further support the agency’s mission by volunteering for special events; organizing fund-raisers, clothing, food and toy drives; raising awareness about Kids in Crisis, and more. Call Kristen Tomasiewicz at 203-327-KIDS or