With so many focusing on getting back to school and work, a number of volunteer posts at VolunteerSquare.com partner agencies are empty and in need of your help.
Darien-based Person-to-Person has just opened its new Norwalk location and that’s where they could really use you. P2P Director of Volunteers Janet King tells us they need folks to help staff the new food pantry, answer phones and pick up and deliver furniture donated to P2P clients. Schedules are pretty flexible so if you’re interested you can get in touch with Ed Kearns at their Norwalk location.
In Greenwich at Family Centers, Manager of Volunteer Services Jennifer Flatow tells us they need help from the community with their Friendly Visitors program. This program matches a volunteer with a senior living in Greenwich or Stamford. The volunteer meets face-to-face with an aging, homebound individual to provide friendship, support and fun through walks, reading, games – even just simple conversation. Flatow says the schedule is flexible and is designed to accommodate both volunteer and client.
At Norwalk-based Community Plates, Fairfield County Site Manager Melissa Spiesman tells us they’re in need of volunteer food runners. Community Plates works with local restaurants, grocery stores and markets to prevent fresh food from being tossed. Community Plates volunteers get that fresh food directly to organizations providing food for those in need. Food rescues are all done by volunteer “food runners” and the schedule can be pretty flexible. Check them out to see if you can do a run or two.
Please consider helping one of these fantastic agencies. They do a tremendous amount of good here in Connecticut but they need your help.