Our success depends on each and every one of you. Every donation of services, time and money collectively impacts every person we serve. Together, we deliver on our mission to provide individuals and families in lower Fairfield County with assistance for basic needs and access to resources to improve their lives.
One community at a time, one family at a time, one person at a time.
Our volunteer network, nearly 4000 strong, is vibrant and filled with people of all ages and levels of contribution.
Who Can Volunteer?
Volunteers are the lifeblood of P2P and can choose from essential opportunities at all levels. While helping out clients and donors, you also work alongside other volunteers. 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.
Adults: Anytime Monday through Friday between 9 am and 4 pm
Students: After school and on Saturdays during the school year. During school breaks and summer vacation.
“Our volunteers come to make a difference and find value in making connections with others in the community.”
– Janet King, Former Director of Volunteers
P2P On Wheels
P2P On Wheels in Stamford provides groceries and casework services to residents living in food-insecure homes and the residents who are struggling financially because of the high cost of living in this area. Volunteers stock the Stamford warehouse and P2P On Wheels or help clients select food on P2P On Wheels. Learn More.
At Food Pantries in Darien and Norwalk, P2P provides food-insecure homes with groceries for more than 700,000 meals per year. Volunteers stock shelves, guide clients through food selection or pack grocery orders for clients to pick up.
Through the Clothing Center in Darien, P2P distributes over $7 million worth of new or gently-used clothing each year. Volunteers receive donations, sort and hang items, and facilitate the shopping experience for clients.
Hundreds of clients walk into P2P each week. Each one is greeted, and assisted by our volunteer receptionists, which includes obtaining basic client information and entering into the P2P database. Great people skills, some computer ability, and a very basic knowledge of conversational Spanish or Haitian Creole are a plus.
In Darien, volunteers provide support by running a constantly changing errand schedule in and around the community. Duties vary weekly and shifts are available weekdays from 9 am to 12 noon.
OPUS for Person-to-Person
OPUS is the fundraising and public awareness arm of P2P. It is a volunteer-based organization that operates under the P2P 501(c)(3) and has supported Person-to-Person for over 20 years.
With over 300 local members and alumnae, OPUS provides an amazing network of women and offers ample volunteer opportunities. The primary focus is to raise awareness of the needs around us, in order to increase our ability to serve others and help better our community.
Together We Make a Difference
So, you're ready to learn more about volunteering? Great! You can find all the information you may need below. If you have any questions, feel free to reach out via the contact form at the bottom of this page.
P2P Volunteer Portal
Using the convenient P2P Volunteer Portal, you can register to volunteer (you will be contacted for an appointment), sign up for available shifts, view your upcoming shifts and track your volunteer activity online.
Volunteer Programs for Youth
In Darien, the Youth Group is a team of students from area high schools who run the Food Pantry, Clothing Center and Reception Area on Thursdays from 4 pm to 6 pm, and Saturdays from 9 am to 12 noon during the school year (except holidays). For more information, email Darien Youth Group Coordinator.
In Norwalk, the group also conducts food drives. During the school year, local high school students volunteer Monday through Friday from 3 pm to 4 pm (except holidays) assisting in the Food Pantry, and the last two Saturdays of each month from 9 am to 12 noon (except holidays) assisting in Reception and the Food Pantry. For more information, email Norwalk Youth Group Coordinator.
This program provides and delivers layette items and car seats to new mothers at Stamford and Norwalk Hospitals based on social worker referrals and is coordinated through OPUS for Person-to-Person. For more information, email Marie Cartagena.
Volunteer Opportunities for Businesses, Congregations, Organizations and Schools
Throughout the year, there are numerous opportunities to lend a helping hand at P2P – from coordinating and participating in clothing drives and food sorts to organizing our food and clothing inventory and preparing the Community Garden for seasonal plantings. For more information, email Juri Garone.
Wondering How You Can Make a Difference?
Do you have a specific question for Person-to-Person? Please use the form below and we will be in touch with you soon.
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Norwalk: 203 939-1650
Stamford: 203 724-9111
Darien: 203 655-0048
Learn About Our Theory of Change
The professionals at Person-to-Person join forces with volunteers and donors to make positive changes in the lives of P2P clients. These changes are what is needed to build stronger communities.