“Knowing that I helped these children get through a tough time in their life means a great deal to me. It is inspiring to see a group of children becoming stronger and happier individuals.”

-Cassie, UNH Volunteer

On Belay program volunteers play a very important role in helping programs run smoothly and in building a real sense of community for participants. Since the beginining, On Belay has had a partnership with one of the residence halls at the University of New Hampshire (UNH).  These UNH students provide support for On Belay both during and between programs.  During programs, they serve as a critical link between participants and the adult facilitators.  The combination of  youth, vitality, resilience, energy, and compassion that these students bring to On Belay is reflected in the smiling faces of the children they serve.

 “I think I had as much fun as the kids if not more! I can’t wait to come back next time.”

-UNH Volunteer

The UNH volunteers not only help out at our programs but also put on the Annual Gingerbread House Contest every December which helps to raise money for On Belay.

The kids are funny, caring and incredibly resilient individuals. They bring me joy and spread that to everyone they encounter. I always walk away from a program having gained new energy and memories.

-Allie, UNH Volunteer

If you are a UNH student and would like to learn more about volunteer opportunities, either helping to raise money or volunteering at a program, please contact us at for more information.

I had a blast with On Belay. It has definitely been one of the most memorable Saturday nights that I have had on campus in the best way possible.

-Josh, UNH Volunteer