Volunteer

volunteerCatholic Charities has cultivated a group of leaders, local board members and other volunteers throughout Fairfield County who are dedicated to the core values and mission of the agency.  In all, over 1,000 people are involved in the work of Catholic Charities both as employees and as long term volunteers.

If you are interested in volunteering with the agency, review the following list of opportunities to find one that speaks to the experience you are looking for.


Behavioral Health

Address:

All locations

Contact:

Richard Madwid
Director of Behavioral Health
(203) 743-4412
rmadwid@ccfc-ct.org

Hours:

Flexible Hours

Assistance with basic maintenance; painting furniture moving etc.

At various times throughout the year, our behavioral health clinics are in need of basic maintenance; painting, hanging pictures, moving furniture, hanging window treatments etc.

The clinics are located in Danbury and Norwalk.


Eat Smart Marketplace at the Thomas Merton Center

Address:

Eat Smart Marketplace
43 Madison Avenue
Bridgeport, CT 06604

Contact:

Debra Stokes
Coordinator
(203) 367-9036 ext 23

Hours:

M-F 8:30-10:30, M-F 10:30-1:30

The Eat Smart Marketplace can use committed volunteers who are interested in assisting our guests who need groceries, as well as organizing the food in the pantry. If you are interested, please call Debbie at (203) 367-9036 Ext. 23.


Housing

Address:

The Catholic Center
238 Jewett Ave
Bridgeport, CT 06606

Contact:

Trish Curiale
Administrative Assistant
(203) 416-1456

Due to the nature of our work the Housing Department does not accept volunteers. Academic interns in the human services/social science fields are welcomed on an as needed basis.


Morning Glory Breakfast Program

Address:

Dorothy Day Hospitality House
15 Spring Street
Danbury, CT 06810

Contact:

Sierra Pepi
Program Assistant
(203) 748-0848 ext 229
spepi@ccfc-ct.org

Hours:

6:30am to 9:00am Monday through Friday

Morning Glory is seeking volunteers to assist with serving breakfast weekdays from 6:30am-9:00am. Volunteers came come individually or in teams of no more than 5. If you would be interested in volunteering, please contact one of the individuals listed.

Friends of Morning Glory is an advisory board that assists the program improve community awareness and financial contributions. If you are interested in being a part of the board please contact Michele Conderino. The advisory board meets the third Thursday of the month, twelve months a year. The board is looking for motivated individuals who are interested in developing and/or working on innovative fundraising and community awareness activities in the Greater Danbury area.


New Covenant Center

Address:

174 Richmond Hill Avenue
P.O. Box 10883
Stamford, CT 06904

Contact:

David Lovegreen
Volunteer Coordinator
(203) 964-8228 ext. 408
dlovegreen@ccfc-ct.org

Times are flexible

Volunteer Opportunities present themselves in several ways:

  1. Food Drives – Select or random items work well for the food pantry.
  2. Serve a meal – A group can schedule in advance to serve lunch or dinner Monday – Friday. Lunch is 12:30-1:30 – Dinner is 4:30-5:30.
  3. Prepare Sandwiches for the after-school program. We serve 150 sandwiches to the children every Wednesday (volunteers that prepare food off-site must receive an orientation on food handling safety). The remaining days of the week we serve the children hot meals that are prepared in our kitchen between 2:00-4:00pm.
  4. Prepare a meal at New Covenant Center – Sometimes groups will come in early to prepare a meal that is served to our guests.

Check us out by visiting our website.


Senior Nutrition Program

Address:

Various locations.
Call the office for details.

Contact:

Maureen Neuberger
Director
(203) 324-6175

Hours:

Lunch and dinner hours

Volunteers will assist the site staff in meal preparation, serving and cleaning up of the site after lunch/dinner.


Thomas Merton Center

Address:

Thomas Merton Center
43 Madison Avenue
Bridgeport, CT 06604

Contact:

Volunteer Coordinator
(203) 367-9036 ext 25

The Thomas Merton Center can use committed, enthusiastic volunteers to serve either breakfast or lunch on weekdays. Commitments can be for one day or for a regular weekday slot. Please call if you are interested!

Corporate Offices: 238 Jewett Ave Bridgeport, CT 06606
Phone: 203.416.1503
Fax: 203.372.5045

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