Person-to-Person volunteers are the lifeblood of the agency and perform essential functions at all levels, from managing programs to scheduling and meeting with clients, picking up donated food and clothing, sorting food and clothing for the Emergency Food Pantry and Clothing Center or serving on the Board of Directors and other volunteer committees. Most volunteer opportunities for adults are Monday through Friday from 9 am to 4 pm. For students, hours are after school and Saturdays.
Whether an adult, in high school, middle school or college, retired or working full-time there is an opportunity for all who would like to volunteer.
Van Volunteers are a team of volunteers pick-up donated food and clothing several days a week. This is an important role that connects us to our partners, donors and multi-site operations.
Every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, all 6th, 7th and 8th graders are invited to volunteer at P2P from 3 to 4 pm. Participants help in the Food Pantry and Clothing Center as well as with special projects. 15 students per week are needed. We are also looking for parent volunteer supervisors.
This is a great way to make friends while helping others!
Program runs during the school year. Summer days and times are to be determined. Sign-ups are REQUIRED and taken WEEKLY BY EMAIL.
For more information — or to sign up — email Director of Volunteers Janet King.
The Youth Group is a team of well-trained students from area high schools who run the Darien Emergency Food Pantry, Clothing Center and Reception Area on Thursday evenings from 4 pm to 6 pm and Saturday mornings from 9 am to 12 noon during the school year.
They also conduct food drives and fundraisers to benefit the agency.
For more information, email Director of Volunteers Janet King.
During the school year, High School students volunteer on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons from 3 pm to 4 pm — assisting in the Food Pantry, and one Saturday a month from 9 am to 1 pm — assisting in Reception and the Food Pantry.
For more information, email Norwalk Site Manager Callie Jayne.
OPUS is a positive force for change in the local community. OPUS is an organization of women committed to promoting volunteerism, developing the potential of women and improving the community.
Established in 1996 to raise awareness of and financial support for Person-to-Person, OPUS has a growing membership of over 200 women who generously volunteer their time and effort to help others in Lower Fairfield County.
Through their efforts, each year thousands of people receive assistance, which ranges from food and clothing to living assistance loans, scholarship grants and camp tuitions.
As a result of their work, over fifteen years OPUS has raised more than $2.2 million.