"How wonderful that no one need wait a single moment to improve

the world."

~Anne Frank


VITA Volunteers Needed...FREE Training Provided

We are looking for volunteers to help with tax preparation at our VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) Site. Training is provided by the IRS and will begin in January. If you are interested in becoming a VITA Volunteer contact us at 203 573-0264. Visit our VITA Page for more information.

Our Wish List
  • 2 new refrigerators for Kiwanis Camp
  • Games
  • Arts & craft supplies
  • New computers
  • New & gently used back to school uniforms
  • Back to school supplies:bookbags, notebooks, pens & pencils
  • Sponsors
  • Mentors


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You can help make a difference...

We invite you to experience one of life's greatest joys - the sharing of your time, talents and resources to invest in our future - our children. Contact us to find out more about the opportunities outlined below.


Shoprite Price Plus Club

Waterbury Youth Services is participating in the ShopRite For Education program. ShopRite has pledged $120,000 to this program. There is no cost to participate. The program is designed to help us earn much needed educational equipment for our youth. For more information and to sign up go to www.shoprite.com/educate and enter our code 36871.


Consider including Waterbury Youth Service System, Inc. in your estate planning or by making a tax deductible contribution. Your donations allow us to expand, develop & implement needed services for children, youth and families in Greater Waterbury. Waterbury Youth Service System, Inc. is a registered 501c(3) Charitable Organization and as such contributions to our organization are deductible in accordance with applicable tax laws. Consult your financial advisor for more information.


WYSS has several volunteer opportunities, one of which may be right for you.


Mentors can have a great impact on a youth’s life, especially those involved in DCF care. By sharing a few hours of your time per week, you are changing a youth’s life forever. It can be as simple as being someone to talk to, “hang out” with or just listening. Being a role model and a positive influence are simple things that you can do, but the rewards are immense. We ask a commitment of one year of volunteering, which includes a minimum of one phone call a week and spending at least one hour a week together. If you believe that you can make this commitment or if you have any other questions, please contact Neil Piccirillo at 203-573-0264 or email him at npiccirillo@waterburyyouthservices.org


Membership on our Board of Directors may be where your leadership skills can be used most effectively. Our board is comprised of respected business and community leaders charged with overseeing the organization's growth and development in accordance with its mission. If interested in Board Membership contact Executive Director, Kathi Crowe.


Perhaps you'd like to offer your time and talent to be an after-school tutor; mentor or share your skills with a child or teen. There are many ways to serve. Call us to discuss the possibilities!


We appreciate your desire to serve the youth and families of our community, do so by a donation of needed items, adopting a family or attend one of our well established or new events...please see our Calendar Of Events.