P2P offers numerous ways to get involved!

Our success depends on the involvement of each and every one of you. With the generous support of all who contribute their time, talent, or treasure — individuals, businesses, foundations, schools, congregations, and community organizations — P2P is able to provide assistance o residents in lower Fairfield County.

Please contact Juri Garone at [email protected] to learn more about volunteering for P2P and other opportunities listed below.

I Want to Volunteer

P2P relies on a network of volunteers (4,000 annually) to make its extensive programs happen in our food pantries, Door2Door mobile food delivery, clothing center and receptionists. Volunteers help bring our programs and services to life for the thousands who rely on us each week. Opportunities exist for individuals and civic groups including scouting troops, church groups, schools, community organizations. . For Corporate groups please see the Corporate section below. To signup as individual please register on the Volunteer Portal button at the top of our website. If registering as a group, please contact Juri Garone at [email protected] to learn more. See FAQ’s below.

Volunteers must be 14 years old. There is an opportunity for all who would like to volunteer whether a student, adult, working or retired. We have Thursday afternoon and Saturday morning volunteer times specifically for students. We particularly welcome volunteers with multiple language skills, including Spanish and Haitian Creole.

Most shifts are 2 – 4 hours shift, but many options are available to volunteer more or less often. Those unable to make a regular commitment are welcome to join our on-call volunteer list.

Volunteer hours are Monday through Friday, 9 AM – 4 PM and Saturdays 9 AM – 12 PM.

Absolutely! We want you to have a wonderful volunteer experience. We invite you to try out different volunteer roles to find what you love. Whether working in our food pantry or clothing center, delivering groceries to our home-bound clients, answering phones as a receptionist or driving our van to pick up donations and rescue food, there’s something for everyone. We also need volunteers to help at food drives, special events and fundraisers.

No experience is needed for most volunteer jobs. We will provide training. Come with an open heart and an open mind, and treat all staff, volunteers, and clients with dignity and courtesy.

Drivers require a valid driver’s license. Some jobs require the ability to lift 35 pounds. We also will provide special training for some roles, such as our volunteer receptionists.

A typical day will depend upon the volunteer role you choose, but we promise you will leave feeling fulfilled. Many volunteers make lasting friendships and find the bonds they form with other volunteers transcend their time at P2P. As a P2P volunteer, you are part of the solution that promises a brighter future as our clients move toward stability.

Darien (1864 Post Road)

  • Office Reception volunteers (Spanish speaking encouraged)
  • Clothing Center (multiple weekday shifts available)
  • Pantry Pre-packers (multiple weekday shifts available)
  • Drive-thru Pantry Reception (weekdays)
  • Drive-thru Pantry Fulfillment (weekdays)
  • Van Drivers to pick up donations from local retailers
  • Door2Door home delivery drivers
  • For Darien opportunities please contact Site Manager Patty Salgado at 203-621-0708 or email [email protected]

Norwalk (76 South Main Street)

  • Reception Volunteers (Spanish speaking encouraged) — urgent need!
  • Door2Door Home Delivery Drivers
  • Food Pantry Pre-packers
  • Shoppers for Self-select
  • For Norwalk opportunities please contact Site Manager Greg Dobbs at 203-621-0722 or email [email protected]

Stamford (425 Fairfield Avenue)

  • Pantry Pre-packers
  • Warehouse Food Sorter (Sort and store food deliveries. Prepare shelved inventory for next morning food pre-packers)
  • On-site Distribution at Local Sites (Yerwood Center, DOMUS, Building One Community)
  • For Stamford opportunities, please email Rick Nixon at [email protected].

The first step to becoming a P2P volunteer is to complete all sections of the volunteer application (CLICK HERE for online application. For questions or to request a site visit, please contact Sarah Demark at [email protected] or 203.548.7980.

Corporate Volunteer Opportunities

P2P invites corporate groups to enjoy a day of purpose while building teamwork.

Groups make quick work of sorting clothing donations, sorting food drive donations, setting up clothing pop-up shops, preparing for annual events like our Holiday Toy Store, and much more.

P2P is a 501 ©(3) organization; tax ID # is 06-1422248. Your gift is tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.

I Want to Host a Drive

Food Drive. Household Goods Drive. Diaper Drive.

Community drives are an essential source of helping P2P stock our shelves with the most requested items from our clients, including food, household items and diapers. These items can be expensive, so community drives play an important role in helping P2P manage our costs while being able to support our clients in the best way possible.

Drives may hosted at your location or at a P2P site.

OPUS for P2P

OPUS for Person to Person is a fundraising and public awareness arm of P2P. In its 25 year history, OPUS for P2P has made significant contributions to our community for 25 years!

During that time OPUS has raised over $6.5 million to help local families meet essential needs. Simultaneously the group fostered an amazing community of women committed to giving back, with more than 300 local members and alumni.

OPUS oversees fundraising for a number of programs, including Baby Basics and Summer Camperships. Learn more at opus4p2p.org