Volunteer Opportunities

Interested in volunteering at the Fairfield Public Library? We’d love to have you! Print, fill out this form, and drop it off to us next time you visit.

Looking for other volunteer opportunities in the Fairfield, CT area? Try one of these places below.

American Cancer Society 38 Richards Ave, Norwalk, CT 06854 203.563.1514 Lindsey Hanley: lindsey.hanley@cancer.org
The American Cancer Society is the nationwide, community-based, voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem by preventing cancer, saving lives, and diminishing suffering from cancer.

American Red Cross 203-869-8444; CT phone contact: 860-678-2788 Jocelyn Hillard in CT Jocelyn.hillard@redcross.org
The American Red Cross prevents and alleviates human suffering in the face of emergencies by mobilizing the power of volunteers and the generosity of donors.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of SWCT 203-366-3766 ext. 39 203-273-5592 cell andrea.reed@bbbsswct.org Andrea Reed, LMSW Match Support Specialist

Bigelow Center for Senior Activities and Friends of the Bigelow Center 100 Mona Terrace Fairfield, 203-256-3166 TGiegengack@fairfieldct.org Teresa Giegengack
To provide services and programs for older adults that promote well-being, support independence and encourage involvement in community life.

Bureau of Education and Services for the Blind, Department of Rehabilitation Services, STATE OF CT
184 Windsor Avenue Windsor, Connecticut 06095 860-602-4000 Lori St. Amand. Volunteer Coordinator, 800-842-4510
The Bureau of Education and Services for the Blind (BESB), within the Department of Rehabilitation Services provides resources, comprehensive low vision services, specialized education services, life skills training, case management, and vocational services to individuals of all ages who are legally blind and to children who are visually impaired.

Caring Hospice Services 45 Church Street Stamford, CT 06906 203-674-8380, 800-390-2998 pmayo@caringhospice.com Peggy Mayo
Caring Hospice is a unique, holistic and cost effective service designed to meet the social, emotional, spiritual and physical needs of our patients and families as they face terminal illness. Our mission is to coordinate patient and family services while respecting their choices, values and beliefs.

Catholic Charities of Fairfield County, Inc. Thomas Merton Center 238 Jewett Ave Bridgeport, CT 203.416.1503 203-367-9036 ext. 16/Daisy daisyrodriguez@ccfc-ct.org
Catholic Charities puts faith into action by providing food, housing, mental health, adoption, immigration, family support services to the needy and vulnerable of all faiths in Fairfield County.

Center For Family Justice 753 Fairfield Ave, Bridgeport, CT 06604 Main #: (203) 334-6154 x35; Direct # (203) 993-8135 bandrews@centerforfamilyjustice.org Deb Greenwood/Beth Andrews
The Center for Family Justice breaks the cycle of abuse and violence – domestic, sexual and child – by providing services that create hope, restore lives and drive social change through education and community collaboration.

Elder Wisdom Circle pairs online advice seekers in their teens, 20’s and 30’s with a nationwide network of Cyber-Grandparents, aged 60 to 105, who share their know-how and accumulated wisdom.

Fairfield Animal Shelter Currently working on creating a volunteer program

Fairfield Museum and History Center 370 Beach Road, Fairfield, CT 06824 203-259-1598 Christine Jewell, Director of Education & Community Programs cjewell@fairfieldhs.org
Docents and now Junior docents needed.

Fairfield CERT – Community Emergency Response Team Cindy O’Neill Vitale, Fairfield CERT President caoneill@optonline.net Deputy Fire Chief Kyran Dunn, Fairfield Emergency Management CERT Coordinator kdunn@fairfieldct.org 203-254-4715
To assist local emergency management agencies in disaster, crisis and emergency response and to promote safety education, emergency and disaster preparedness in the community. citizencorps@optonline.net

Habitat for Humanity 37 Union Street New Haven, CT 06511 (203) 785-0794 Eileen Bakos
The mission of Habitat for Humanity International (HfHI) is the elimination of poverty housing by building simple, decent houses for God’s people in need. To further HfHI’s mission, the mission of Habitat for Humanity of Greater New Haven is to work in partnership with families and the community. We welcome people from all faiths–or none–to join us in helping to eliminate poverty housing.

Hadassah 14 Sprucewood Lane Westport, CT 06880 (203) 307-1319 profl@sbcglobal.net Sally Kleinman, President
Hadassah, the Women’s Zionist Organization of America, is a volunteer organization that inspires a passion for and commitment to its partnership with the land and people of Israel. It enhances the health of people worldwide through its support of medical care and research at the Hadassah Medical Organization in Jerusalem. Hadassah empowers its members and supporters, as well as youth in Israel and America through opportunities for personal growth, education, advocacy and Jewish continuity.

International Institute of Connecticut (IICONN) 670 Clinton Ave. Bridgeport, CT 06605 203 336-0141 programs@burroughscc.org
The International Institute is a statewide nonprofit organization that assists refugees and immigrants resolve legal, economic, linguistic and social barriers so that they become self-sufficient, integrated and contributing members of the community. The Institute achieves this mission by providing a compassionate array of high-quality legal, social and educational programming and by promoting cross-cultural understanding and decent treatment for all.

ITNCoastalCT, Inc. PO BOX 231 Westport, CT 06881 203 858-2001 Heather.steeves@itncoastalct.org MCitron@jseniors.org Heather Steeves; Nancy McCormick; Miri Citron
Our mission is to provide a community-based, community-supported, economically viable and consumer-oriented, quality transportation service for seniors and adults with visual impairment.

Jewish Senior Services 325 Reef Road, Suite 210, Fairfield, CT 06824 (203) 366-5438 EAshkins@jseniors.org Ellen Ashkins, Director of Resident Life
Our purpose is to preserve and strengthen the quality of life of individuals and families in our community in accordance with Jewish values. A broad array of high quality services is provided in a compassionate, professional and cost effective environment of excellence. Our goal is to allow seniors in the community to remain living at home independently for as long as possible.

Junior Achievement of Western Connecticut Inc. 835 Main Street Bridgeport,CT 06604
(203) 382-0180 MMelagrano@JAWCT.ORG JMurphy-Pitcher@JAWCT.ORG Jennifer Murphy-Pitcher
We are empowering young people to own their economic success. Our volunteer-based K-12 programs foster work-readiness, entrepreneurship, and financial literacy skills, and use experiential learning to inspire kids to dream big and reach their potential.

LifeBridge Community Services (LifeBridge) 475 Clinton Avenue Bridgeport, CT 06605
203-368-4291 lrundell@lifebridgect.org Laura Rundell
Our mission is to empower people in the Greater Bridgeport area to build a brighter future. We are our clients’ champion. We listen to them, we teach them to change, we hold them accountable, and we campaign on their behalf. Our goal is to move them from crisis to stability, and to greater levels of self-sufficiency. They define the need. LifeBridge delivers the programs to meet the need.

Make a Wish 126 Monroe Turnpike Trumbull, CT 06611 (203) 261-9044 Pamela Keough; Nicole Miles
Wishes are more than just a nice thing. A wish experience can be a game-changer for a child with a life-threatening medical condition. This one belief guides us in everything we do at Make-A-Wish®. It inspires us to grant wishes that change the lives of the kids we serve. It compels us to be creative in exceeding the expectations of every wish kid. It drives us to make our donated resources go as far as possible. Most of all, it’s the founding principle of our vision to grant the wish of every eligible child. We grant the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy.

Masonicare Home Health and Hospice 535 Connecticut Avenue, Norwalk, CT 06850 203-831-8882, ext. 4918 ckemp@masonicare.org Cindy Kemp
Our parent company is Masonicare and in furtherance of our Masonic values, the mission of Masonicare is to enhance the quality of life by providing health, social, and spiritual care throughout the individual’s lifetime with emphasis on the needs of older persons. Hospice completes the continuum of life to this cycle.

Mercy Learning Center (MLC) 637 Park Avenue Bridgeport, CT 06604 203-334-6699 nora.jinishian@mercylearningcenter.org Nora Jinishian
The mission of Mercy Learning Center (MLC) is to provide basic literacy and life skills training to low-income women using a holistic approach within a compassionate, supportive environment. All women are welcome without regard for race, religion, color, creed, sexual orientation or national origin.

Mid-Fairfield AIDS Project 618 West Ave Norwalk, CT 06850 203.855.9535
To act as a direct and indirect service provider and advocate for all those affected by HIV/AIDS and other co-morbidities; to create lasting solutions to prevent the spread of HIV/HCV, recurring homelessness and addiction through education, prevention programs, collaborations and housing initiatives.

Near and Far Aid P.O. Box 717 Southport, CT 06890-0717 203-259-1710 ariane@optonline.net Ariane Mermod
Near & Far Aid, an all-volunteer fundraising and fund granting organization, is dedicated to eliminating the causes and effects of poverty in Fairfield County. We accomplish our mission by finding and funding programs that provide life’s most basic necessities, as well as those that seek to achieve lasting change.

Norma Pfriem Urban Outreach Initiatives Inc 877 Park Avenue Bridgeport, CT 06604 info@npuoi.org
Food-centered and volunteer powered. A direct service provider bringing hope to the Park City through food, educational and support programs.

Operation Hope 636 Old Post Road, Fairfield CT 06824 203-292-5588 ext. 207 dschmidt@operationhopect.org Donna Schmidt
Operation Hope provides the opportunity for individuals and families to experience transformative change. By addressing basic needs for food and shelter, as well as offering long-term solutions to hunger and homelessness, including affordable housing, life skills training and personalized clinical support, we help people reach their potential in an environment where compassion inspires dignity and hope.

Save the Children 501 Kings Hwy E – Suite 400, Fairfield, CT 06825 203-221-4000 ctsilibes@savechildren.org Chrys Tsilibes
Save the Children invests in childhood – every day, in times of crisis and for our future. In the United States and around the world, we give children a healthy start, the opportunity to learn and protection from harm. By transforming children’s lives now, we change the course of their future and ours.

State of Connecticut, Department of Veteran’s Affairs 287 West Street Rocky Hill, CT 06067
860-616-3603 Tammy Marzik

Triangle Community Center 618 West Ave, Ste 205 Norwalk, CT 06850 203.853.0600 Katelyn@ctpridecenter.org Katelyn Owens
Triangle Community Center is Fairfield County’s leading provider of programming and resources to nurture growth and connection within the LGBTQ community.

United Way of Coastal Fairfield County 855 Main Street, 10th Floor, Bridgeport, CT 06604
(203) 334-5106
Every hour of every day, people in Connecticut turn to United Way of Connecticut for help.
We work with partners in the state government, local United Ways and Connecticut’s communities to implement strategies that can lead to community impact with the goal of helping to meet the needs of Connecticut residents by providing information, education and connection to services.