COVID-19 update, as of December 8, 2020: Currently, we are not offering in-person volunteer experiences due to the pandemic. Our goal is to keep our staff and clients as safe and healthy as possible, so we are limiting in-person interaction. Thank you for your understanding.
We welcome the opportunity to host volunteer experiences for individuals, students and families, as well as groups small and large. Varied volunteer opportunities includes: holding a food drive, stocking shelves in the Food Pantry, cooking or serving a meal at the Community Kitchen, serving on an event committee, participating in annual fundraising events (Tag Sale, Golf Outing), administrative help, or serving on the Board of Directors. Our Volunteer Program Manager, Donna Schmidt, can help meet your volunteer needs: (203)292-5588 X207 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
From time to time Operation Hope has an urgent need for volunteers on an ongoing basis or for one-time opportunities.
Operation Hope holds numerous events throughout the year where volunteers are needed to assist in a variety of areas. Some of the opportunities include serving on the event planning committee, assisting with various pre-event tasks (including helping with mailings, phone calls and arranging event details), assisting at the event itself and assisting with post-event needs.
We have many opportunities for students to get involved with Operation Hope. Students 16 years and older can help serve lunches or dinners in our Community Kitchen at our Shelter at 50 Nichols Street or help sort, shelve and distribute food/toiletries at our Food Pantry at 636 Old Post Road.
Many families find that volunteering together can be a rewarding experience. Families with children over the age of 10 can help serve lunches or dinners in our Community Kitchen at our Shelter at 50 Nichols Street or help sort, shelve and distribute food at our Food Pantry (children under 16 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian) at 636 Old Post Road.
We have many different opportunities for groups to assist us with various projects. We have limited opportunities for groups to help with general maintenance and gardening projects. These needs are best for small groups of 4-5 individuals.
Operation Hope depends on many volunteers to assist us with our day to day operations on a weekly, bi-weekly, monthly or as needed basis.
Operation Hope sometimes utilizes professional volunteers to act as on-call consultants.
636 Old Post Road
Fairfield CT 06824
Monday through Friday, 9:00am to 5:00pm
Summer hours: Main Office closes at 1:00pm on Fridays
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
10:00am to 12:00 noon
Thursday, 4:00pm to 6:00pm
OUTREACH & KITCHEN
50 Nichols Street, Fairfield, CT
Phone: (203) 254-2934
Homeless Outreach: 4am-9pm
lunch from 11:30am to 1:00pm
dinner from 5:30pm to 6:30pm