COVID-19 update, as of June 1, 2021 As restrictions continue to lift, we are excited to announce we have in-person openings this summer to help our neighbors in need! We are in need of meal servers, primarily for dinner, but also some lunches. All meals are served at our Community Kitchen at 50 Nichols Street, Fairfield, next to the police station. Servers must be 18+. Lunch and dinner are served Monday through Friday. The lunch shift is 11:15am-1:00pm and the dinner shift is 5:15pm-7:00pm. The commitment can be once a week for the entire summer or for a portion (i.e. July only), every other week or sporadically as we need help. If interested, send us an email at Please indicate your level of commitment, as well as your preference for lunch or dinner. Our Volunteer Coordinator, Michelle Stearns, will reach out to you with more info once we receive your email. Thank you!

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 Coordinator, Michelle Stearns, can help meet your volunteer needs.


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


Main Office:
Monday through Friday, 9:00am to 5:00pm


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


50 Nichols Street, Fairfield, CT

Phone: (203) 254-2934

Homeless Outreach: 4am-9pm

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