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 – Friday, 9am-4pm. Call Volunteer Director Janet King at (203) 656-4631 x155 to volunteer or for additional information.
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: 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.
Emergency Food Pantry:The Emergency Food Pantry provides food for seven days to individuals and families living in Stamford, Darien and New Canaan that have been referred to P2P by other agencies and social workers. 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 and clothing several days a week, including Saturdays.
Our needs change often. Please check back soon.