The Town of Windsor Social Services has many wonderful opportunities to volunteer within your community through our many food distribution programs. 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 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.
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 9:30 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 is a program offered by Social Services wherein participants will receive 1-2 short social phone calls weekly by assigned volunteers.
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 Wednesday from 1:30-2:00 PM at the Hopewell Baptist Church, 280 Windsor Avenue, Windsor, CT.
Volunteers are needed to unload the produce from the Foodshare truck and distribute them to the participants. Volunteers are usually scheduled once or twice a 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 and middle school children in need every Thursday or Friday morning throughout the school year. Volunteers pick up food orders from Foodshare on Wednesday afternoons, meet at the Rainbow Road Firehouse on Thursday or 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., (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: filling client orders, packing produce, packing bread and pastries, shelving food items, organizing the food, and sorting. Volunteers are needed to do store runs on Wednesday and Friday mornings 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.