Volunteer Overview - New Covenant Center

New Covenant Center is a wonderful place to volunteer in Stamford, Connecticut, whether you are a group or an individual. We have long term volunteers who will attest to how their actions provide help and hope as they feed those in need at NCC.

Ways to Help

Food Services

  • Cook or serve lunch or dinner
  • Assemble breakfast
  • Deliver food from the food bank
  • Help receive deliveries
  • Stock shelves
  • Label shelves and food items
  • Assist our food pantry guests
  • Organize a food drive

Special Projects

  • Provide administrative assistance
  • Work with our project coordinators
  • Update the donor & volunteer databases
  • Keep the website current
  • Organize church group projects

Special Events

  • Decorate for the seasons & holidays
  • Chair or join a working committee
  • Organize entertainment for our guests
  • Assist with Annual fundraisers
  • Create a new event to help raise much needed funds


  • Assist with OutREACH to local corporations, potential donors & service organizations
  • Help prepare quarterly newsletter
  • Stuff envelopes
  • Work on public relations projects
  • Place stories in local publications

Volunteer Testimonials

SUSAN WISE has been volunteering at NCC since the pandemic broke out in March 2020. She heard that a lot of volunteers had stopped coming and wanted to help. She works at the reception desk for the food pantry, where she checks the clients in so they can shop for food. Safety precautions are taken very seriously. She takes clients temperature when they enter the building, only two people at a time are allowed in, and she ensures that all of the shopping carts are sanitized for the clients. She volunteers twice a week.

Susan Wise

Volunteer, New Covenant Center

Many people look at disabled people and look the other way. I am from India and came to America, to make my dreams a reality. I got my degree from CUNY, City University of New York, and majored in Computer Science. But soon I realized my passion was art, so I turned to graphics and web designing. Falling in love, getting married and having a son was not in my book. So, you can see I adapt to unknown territories quickly.

I started my career making graphics for a sign company, after that I did many freelance projects for various agencies, but something was missing. I reached out to a few organizations who help disabled people find work. I got excited when the Kennedy Employment Services of the Kennedy Center gave me the opportunity to do an internship at New Covenant Center. Working with this non-profit organization, who feeds families who are struggling, I was able to relate to my struggles throughout my life and getting help. Today I am smiling, knowing I am a part of the community and I am able to give back with my skills.”

Reenu Zwolinski

Intern, New Covenant Center