It started small.
Staples High School junior Parker Cuthbertson and sophomore Eddie Kiev organized a club: Step Up Volunteering. The goal was to match students with local organizations that needed help.
Be careful what you wish for.
Almost 120 Staples students stepped up to volunteer. Homes With Hope, the Westport Library, Malta House, the Senior Center, Earthplace and the Westport Weston Family Y Special Olympics programs all asked for help.
But there are more willing volunteers than those organizations can handle.
So Parker and Eddie have put out a call. If you know of a local group that could benefit from ready, willing and able high school volunteers: please ask.
The Westport Police Department has offered to serve as the community go-between. Please contact administrative assistant Janet Suchsland (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you’d like Step Up Volunteering to consider helping your organization.