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 dschmidt@operationhopect.org.

URGENT NEED

From time to time Operation Hope has an urgent need for volunteers on an ongoing basis or for one-time opportunities.

EVENTS

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.

STUDENT OPPORTUNITIES

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.

FAMILY OPPORTUNITIES

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.

GROUP OPPORTUNITIES

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.

ONGOING OPPORTUNITIES

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.

PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

Operation Hope sometimes utilizes professional volunteers to act as on-call consultants.

ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES

ADDRESS
636 Old Post Road

Fairfield CT 06824

HOURS

Main Office:
Monday through Friday, 9:00am to 5:00pm
Summer hours: Main Office closes at 1:00pm on Fridays

FOOD PANTRY

Monday, Wednesday and Friday
10:00am to 12:00 noon
Thursday, 4:00pm to 6:00pm

OUTREACH & KITCHEN

ADDRESS
50 Nichols Street, Fairfield, CT

06824
Phone: (203) 254-2934

HOURS
Homeless Outreach: 4am-9pm

Community Kitchen:
lunch from 11:30am to 1:00pm
dinner from 5:30pm to 6:30pm