Volunteer Opportunities

 

The Town of Windsor Social Services has many wonderful opportunities to volunteer within your community.  Please contact Social Services at 860-285-1839 for more information on any of the volunteer opportunities outlined below.  All volunteers are asked to complete an application package, including reference checks and a background check.  There is also a brief training for all volunteers with each opportunity.  Click Here for a printable volunteer application.

 

We also have limited opportunities for youth volunteers, ages 16-17.  Click Here for a printable Youth Application Package. Please contact Susan Nunes in Social Services at 860-285-1839 to find out if there are any youth volunteer opportunities at the current time.  

 

We do not offer volunteer opportunities for court ordered community service requirements. 

 

 

VOLUNTEER SERVICES OFFERED TO TOWN RESIDENTS

Likewise, the Town of Windsor Social Services offers many wonderful volunteer services offered to residents in need of assistance.  If you are a Windsor resident who would benefit from one of these volunteer services, please call Social Services at 860-285-1839.

Birthday Cheer

 Volunteers provide outreach to homebound seniors and persons with disabilities by bringing them a card and balloon as a celebration of their birthday. 

 

Groceries To Go

This program distributes food to seniors 60 years and older every other Friday morning in the Windsor Senior Center. Volunteers are needed from 10:00 am - 11:30 am to prepare for and assist with the distribution.  Volunteers are also needed to delivery Groceries to Go food distributions to our homebound clients after the morning's distribution. 

 

Hello Neighbor

Hello Neighbor is a program offered by Social Services wherein participants will receive 1-2 short social phone calls weekly.  

 

Mobile Foodshare

Windsor Social Services has partnered with Foodshare to provide Mobile Foodshare.  This mobile food distribution program provides primarily fresh fruits and vegetables to individuals and families in need.  Mobile Foodshare is curently distributing food every other Friday from 8:45 - 9:15 AM at 130 Deerfield Road, Windsor, CT.

 

Volunteers are needed to unload the produce from the Foodshare truck and distribute them to the participants.  Volunteers are usually scheduled once each month. 

 

Please note that there is no distribution in the event of a weather related delay or cancellation of the Windsor Public Schools. 

 

 

Weekend Wheels Backpack Program

 

This program distributes backpacks filled with healthy foods to elementary school children in need every Friday throughout the school year. Volunteers meet at the Rainbow Road Firehouse on Friday mornings to pack bags which are then brought  to the elementary schools where backpacks are packed for the program.

 

Windsor C.A.R.E.S.

Windsor C.A.R.E.S., (Citizens Assisting Residents Everywhere by Sharing), consists of energetic volunteers who help out in a wide variety of projects within the Town of Windsor.  Recent projects include; making sandwiches for the homeless, conducting food drives to benefit the Windsor Food Bank, preparing a meal for a shelter or for a family in need, and hosting two annual fund raisers for the group itself.  This group is very active and has many opportunities to participate.

 

 

 

Windsor Food and Fuel Bank

The Windsor Food and Fuel Bank is a non-profit, 501c3 organization of concerned private citizens who volunteer their time to meet the goal of the organization.  The goal of the Windsor Food and Fuel Bank is to serve people in need in the Town of Windsor.  The organization is an advocate for those in need and their mission is to make sure that no person goes hungry, is cold, or is without basic necessities.  The Windsor Food and Fuel Bank works closely with the staff of Social Services to administer basic needs programs as well as to conduct fundraisers to support its efforts.  Some of the ways in which assistance is provided; funding in part the Windsor Food Bank, Emergency Assistance with utilities through the Windsor Fuel Bank, and by providing funding so that other basic needs may be met for those in need. 

 

Windsor Food Bank

Food Bank volunteers assist at the Town Of Windsor Food Bank located at the L.P. Wilson Community Center.  Tasks include; packing produce, packing bread and pastries, shelving food items, organizing the food, and sorting.  Volunteers are needed to do store runs to pick up food for the food bank.   Volunteers may also participate in special food drives and holiday programs such as the annual turkey distribution.