If you’ve always wanted to lend a helping hand but have limited time to do so, we have a variety of opportunities for volunteers to work Monday through Friday from 9 am to 4 pm. To volunteer or for additional information, contacts are Darien — Director of Volunteers Janet King [203 656-4631 x155 or email] or Norwalk — Site Manager Callie Jayne [203 621-0691 or email].
Reception Area: Our teams of reception volunteers communicate not only with clients and staff, but also with donors, other volunteers and social services agencies. They coordinate the many needs of the office and P2P would not function as well as it does without them. A rudimentary knowledge of Spanish or French is a plus, but not required.
Clothing Center (Darien Only): The Clothing Center provides new and gently-used clothing in good condition to anyone from the area who schedules an appointment. Volunteers help families extend their budget by assisting clients with the selection of items during their scheduled visits. In addition, Volunteers greet donors and clients in the Clothing Center and issue receipts to donors. Volunteers also sort and hang donated clothing and help maintain the Clothing Center. This is a good opportunity to work directly with clients and their families.
Food Pantry: The Food Pantry provides food for seven days to individuals and families living in our service area who have been pre-qualified or referred to P2P. Volunteers sort donations, stock shelves and accompany clients as they self-select grocery items or pack grocery orders for clients to pick up.
Volunteers are also involved in organizing food drives at local schools, civic organizations businesses and houses of worship. Volunteers coordinate the delivery of bread, meat and produce from local suppliers and oversee the pick-up of food by the Youth Group on Saturdays.
Van Men: Volunteer teams pick-up donated food, clothing and other items several days a week, including Saturdays.