Our food bank and clothing room could not operate without a group of committed, long-term community volunteers. Volunteers contribute over 1,200 hours of service every month and play a key role in helping us fulfill our mission. If you would like to join our volunteer group, please follow the links below for job descriptions and registration information.
Students and Adults must complete a volunteer form. Please fill out forms below and send to our Operations Coordinator, Denise Dreskin at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Volunteers in the Clothing Room greet donors and clients. They sort, organize and merchandise the donated clothing prior to helping our clients make their selections.
Volunteers in the Food Pantry greet clients and provide them with the shopping guidelines to help the clients through our grocery store type setting. Volunteers sort and organize the donated and purchased food items and stock the shelves for our clients to make their selections. The volunteers check-out the clients and bag their groceries.
Student Volunteer Program
This program offers the opportunity for young volunteers to work with clients, staff and adult volunteers in the Clothing Room and the Food Pantry. Student time slots are on Thursday afternoons from 3:30 until 5:30 PM and some Saturday mornings from 8:30 AM until noon. Students must be at least 14 years of age to come unaccompanied by an adult.
Volunteers are needed to help pick up donated items from our local retailers. There are also weekly shopping excursions to the Food Bank of Lower Fairfield Country, when assistance is needed to select and transport food.
Food and Clothing Drives
Many individuals, local organizations and religious congregations conduct food and clothing drives as one-time events, as well as, on-going programs. There are volunteer opportunities to help organize, conduct and work during the numerous food and clothing drives
We are flexible on the hours we request, but try to entice our daily volunteers to work a shift during our operating hours Monday – Saturday from 8:30 AM – 12:30 PM.
We conduct a brief training session to show you the basic tasks in the Clothing Room and Food Pantry. Most of your knowledge about Neighbor’s operation will be obtained from current volunteers in each area and your hands-on experience.