Service Learning Sites

This site list is not meant to be exhaustive. There are lots of local, national and international organizations not represented here that may be great community partners for Service Learning. Do some research! For help finding a specific type of site or service opportunity, talk to the Service Learning Coordinator.




Animals Art Disabilities Domestic Violence
Food and Hunger Foreign Aid Health History
Housing and Homelessness LGBTQ Schools, Mentoring, and Children Senior Citizens


Want to be added to our list or update your information? Email your organization’s name, website, address, phone, email (optional) and a brief description (of your mission and/or the types of volunteer work students might do) to Erin York at

Please note – Information is kept general to maintain accuracy overtime. For more detailed information, contact the organization, check their website, or contact Three Rivers Community College’s Service Learning Coordinator, Janet Hagen, at 860-892-5738 or send an e-mail to



CT Humane Society
Waterford Shelter and Companion Animal Sanctuary
169 Old Colchester Road, Waterford, CT 06375
(860) 442-8583
The CT Humane Society seeks fostering and adoption placements for animals in need of homes and strives to prevent cruelty to animals. They have several shelters, one of which is located in Waterford.

Mystic Aquarium & Institute for Exploration
55 Coogan Blvd., Mystic, CT 06355
(860) 572-5955
Mystic Aquarium inspires people to care for and protect the ocean through education, research and exploration.

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49 Church St., Norwich, CT
(860) 889-2413
ArtWorks is a non-profit gallery that offers art therapy for children, teens and adults (individual, group, and family therapy offered).

Emerson Theater Collaborative
19 Hunters Court, Colchester, CT 06415
ETC serves youth and underrepresented communities through theater, with an emphasis on diversity; presents new, original works and modern classics.

Garde Arts Center
325 State Street, New London, CT 06320
The Garde Arts Center engages citizens in the performing arts and holds community programs in their historic facility.

TSETSE Gallery
190 State Street, New London, CT 06320
The TSETSE Gallery is a non-profit that promotes exposure to the arts for youth, artistic development, and building community through art.

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Special Olympics CT, Eastern Region
401 West Thames Street, Suite 107, Norwich, CT 06360
Special Olympics offers year round athletic events (swim meets, softball, etc.), training opportunities, and special programs (Penguin Plunge, Bowl-A-Thon) for children and adults with intellectual disabilities.

The Arc of New London County
25 Sachem Street, Norwich, CT 06360
The Arc NLC provides individualized support, advocacy, and services to persons of all ages with developmental disabilities.

High Hopes Therapeutic Riding
36 Town Woods Road, Old Lyme, CT 06371
High Hopes is a therapeutic riding center that offers year round equine assisted programs for people with emotional, physical and developmental disabilities.

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Domestic Violence

Madonna Place
240 West Main Street, Norwich, CT 06360
Madonna Place works to combat child abuse and neglect and promote strong families.

Safe Futures
(Formerly the Women’s Center of Southeastern Connecticut)
16 Jay Street, New London, CT 06320
Safe Futures provides crisis assistance, housing, and support to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault.

Sexual Assault Crisis Center of Eastern CT
90 South Park Street, Willimantic, CT 06226
78 Howard Street, Suite 1, New London, CT 06320
SACCEC offers free, confidential service and support to victims of sexual assault and abuse.

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Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection
79 Elm Street, Hartford, CT 06106
The DEEP is in charge of conserving, improving and protecting the natural resources and the environment of the state of Connecticut.

Connecticut Fund for the Environment/Save the Sound
142 Temple Street, Suite 305, New Haven, CT 06510
The CT Fund for the Environment/Save the Sound is committed to protecting and improving the land, air and water of Connecticut and Long Island Sound; holds coastal cleanup and habitat restoration projects.

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Food and Hunger

Gemma E. Moran United Way/Labor Food Center
374 Broad Street, New London, CT 06320
The food bank partners with local nutrition programs and agencies to promote local agriculture, collect and preserve food donations, and support food distribution.

F.R.E.S.H New London
Corner of Williams & Mercer Street, New London, CT 06360
FRESH (Food: Resources, Education, Security, Health) is a community garden located in downtown New London.

Thames Valley Council for Community Action (TVCCA) Meals on Wheels
81 Stockhouse Road, Bozrah, CT 06334
Meals on Wheels provide hot or frozen nutritious meals to seniors, delivered right to their homes.

St. Vincent de Paul Place
120 Cliff Street, Norwich, CT 06360
St. Vincent de Paul Place is a community meal site and food pantry that caters to low income families and the homeless in Norwich.

Foreign Aid

American Friends of Kenya, Inc.
150 Yantic Street #142, Norwich, CT 06360
AFK sends schools supplies (books, laptops, etc.), medical supplies and other support to schools, libraries, orphanages, and clinics in Kenya.

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Alliance for Living
The Living Center: 154 Broad Street, New London, CT 06320
Alliance for Living provides support and services for people affected by HIV/AIDS.

Planned Parenthood
12 Case Street, Norwich, CT 06360
Planned Parenthood provides health care, education, and advocacy based around reproductive rights.

United Community and Family Services
47 Town Street, Norwich, CT 06360
UCFS is a health care provider with a wide range of services including: Outpatient Primary Medical Care, Community Based Behavioral Health, Women’s Health, Dental Services, and more.

1 Harry Austin Drive, Mystic, CT 06355
The YMCA is a community center that promotes healthy lifestyles to children, adults, and families.

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Connecticut Historical Society
One Elizabeth Street, Hartford, CT 06105
860-236-5621 ext. 256
The CT Historical Society is a non-profit museum, library, research and education center.

The Denison Homestead
120 Pequotsepos Road, Mystic, CT 06355
The Denison Homestead is a 300 year old farm which includes a museum, nature center and farm market. The homestead also hosts historical reenactments.

Prudence Crandall Museum
1 South Canterbury Road, Canterbury, CT 06331
The Prudence Crandall Museum supports the study of slavery, resistance, abolition, and human rights. Prudence Crandall is the official State Heroine of Connecticut.

Slater Memorial Museum
108 Crescent Street, Norwich, CT 06360
The Slater Memorial Museum promotes the training of young artists, while contributing to the cultural life of the greater community.

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Housing and Homelessness

Covenant Shelter
42 Jay Street, New London, CT 06320
The Covenant Shelter provides temporary housing to men, women, and children.

Habitat for Humanity of Eastern CT
337 Broad Street, New London, CT 06320
Habitat for Humanity builds affordable housing for families in need, HFH also runs the ReStore which offers new & used furniture, appliances, and building materials.

New London Homeless Hospitality Center
19 Jay Street, New London, CT 06320
The New London Homeless Hospitality Center offers a night shelter for single adults and a daytime hospitality center where the homeless can find assistance.

The WARM Center
56 Spruce Street, Westerly, RI 02891
The WARM Center (Westerly Area Rest/Meals Shelter, Inc.) offers emergency shelter and food to homeless men and women in conjunction with local churches.

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Hartford Gay & Lesbian Health Collective
1841 Broad Street, Hartford, CT 06114
The Hartford Gay & Lesbian Health Collective provides health and support services, promotes healthy lives, education and advocacy.

True Colors
30 Arbor Street, Suite 201A, Hartford, CT 06106
True Colors works with other social service agencies to meet the needs of LGBTQ youth, organize the largest LGBTQ Youth Conference in the US (held in Storrs, CT), and manages Connecticut’s only LGBTQ mentoring program.

Youth Pride, Inc.
743 Westminster Street, Providence, RI 02903
Youth Pride, Inc. strives to meet the emotional, social, and educational needs of LGBTQ youth and their allies through support, education and advocacy programs.

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Schools, Mentoring, and Children

Boys & Girls Club of Southeastern CT
Thames River Unit: 40 Crystal Avenue, New London, CT 06320
The Boys & Girls Club provides after-school programming like, homework help, arts & crafts, sports, and other activities where children get to work with mentors.

Children’s Museum of Southeastern Connecticut
409 Main Street, Niantic, CT 06357
The Children’s Museum engages children and their families in learning through hands-on education, free play, and other programming.

Girls Scouts of Connecticut
Lebanon Service Center: 175 C Clubhouse Road, Lebanon, CT 06249
Girl Scouts help young girls build character and confidence through contributing to their communities.

Norwich Public Schools
90 Town Street, Norwich, CT 06360
Norwich Public Schools serves the children in the community in grades K-12.

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Senior Citizens

Estuary Council of Seniors, Inc.
Estuary Regional Senior Center: 220 Main Street, Old Saybrook, CT 06475
The Estuary Council of Seniors provides programs and advocacy to seniors to improve their quality of life.

Rose City Senior Center
8 Mahan Drive, Norwich, CT 06360
The Rose City Senior Center offers social, recreational, educational, and health programs to senior citizens.

Villa Maria Nursing and Rehabilitation
20 Babcock Avenue, Plainfield, CT 06374
Villa Maria is a residential care facility that offers regular programming and special events for its residents and their families.

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