Giving Matters
12:51 am
Sat September 13, 2014

Giving Matters: Hand in Hand Brings Communities Together

Chris Jensen, NHPR

The Hand-in-Hand program of New Hampshire Catholic Charities connects youth volunteers in the North Country with elderly, low-income and disabled homeowners who need help with home maintenance. The youth volunteers spend a week in the summer pruning, painting, swinging hammers. 

Judy O’Leary, along with her husband Bob, coordinates a team of youth volunteers. She describes it as a a win-win situation. “It keeps our youth busy, and it helps our elderly who are really in need of help as they get older.”


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Word of Mouth
11:59 am
Thu December 19, 2013

Volunteering: Animal Shelters

Steve Roberto and a couple of his friends.
Credit Zach Nugent / NHPR

This week we’re shining a spotlight on some of New Hampshire’s most kind-hearted souls – volunteers who freely give their time and talents to the community. We’ve heard from volunteer tax filers, emergency responders, and today we’ll hear from Steve Roberto who, for the last nine years, has dedicated himself to helping animals; volunteering at shelters around New Hampshire.

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Word of Mouth
2:03 pm
Wed December 18, 2013

Volunteering: EMT's And Paramedics

Stephanie and Chris await incoming calls.
Emily Corwin

Word of Mouth
1:50 pm
Tue December 17, 2013

Volunteering: Tax Preparation

Credit Logan Shannon/Sara Plourde / NHPR

It’s the season for giving back and there are plenty of opportunities to volunteer at soup kitchens, at clinics and hospitals, or swinging a Christmas bell for the Salvation Army … but what about those volunteer opportunities that fly under the radar?  In New Hampshire, a number of brave and selfless volunteers tackle a task most people dread…filing taxes.

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NH News
7:03 pm
Tue August 6, 2013

Businesses Donate Labor, Material To Make A Boston Bombing Victim Home Handicap Accessible

This week workers are renovating the Concord family home of Boston bombing victim Jeff Bauman Jr. They're making his father and step mother's home handicap accessible.

Before the Boston marathon bombings in April, Jeff Bauman Jr. visited the Concord home of his father, step mother and two half brothers frequently. But after Bauman lost both his legs during the marathon bombings, the space has become less accessible to maneuver around in a wheelchair.

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Inside NHPR
5:16 pm
Thu July 26, 2012

NHPR Honors Our Volunteers

Granite bench at 2 Pillsbury St., dedicated to Richard Edmunds and all of NHPR's volunteers

A bench has been erected and positioned on the grounds of the Pillsbury building in Concord in honor of Richard Edmunds, a twenty year New Hampshire Public Radio volunteer, and fellow NHPR volunteers.

Edmunds was one of the gracious volunteers who whole-heartedly dedicated his time to NHPR. Edmunds volunteered in the Underwriting department for 20 years and logged 3,490 hours of service to NHPR. He began volunteering in 1991 after retiring from his banking position and was a NHPR member since 1980.

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