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Employment / Volunteerism in Connecticut

The following list is just a small sample of organizations that need your help or that offer stipends for volunteers.


Seniors Helping Seniors
business profileFarmington Valley
Lisa Brower, Owner
16 High Ridge Drive
Granby, CT 06035

business profileNorth Central Connecticut
Lynn and Thomas Svindland, Owners
25 Notch Road
Granby, CT 06035

business profileEastern Hartford County
Deb and Jon Henderson, Owners
51 Sage Dr
Manchester, CT 06042

business profileGreater New Haven
Rosemary Resler, CSA, Owner
2911 Dixwell Ave, Suite B11
Hamden, CT 06518

business profileSouth Central Ct / Shoreline
Debra Danker, Owner
87 ½ Midwood Road
Branford, CT 06405

business profileFairfield County
Diane Kiraly and Carol Ann Wetmore, Owners
59 Sasapequan Road
Fairfield, CT 06824

business profileSoutheastern and Central CT
Karen Wasserman, Owner
88 Ridgewood Avenue
Waterford, CT

business profileSoutheastern CT and Southern RI
Maria Cerino, Owner
8 Boulder Ave
Stonington, CT 06378

— Seniors Helping Seniors in-home services matches seniors who want to help with seniors who need a little help This peer-to-peer assistance allows seniors in need receive care from someone they can trust and relate to. While at the same time, seniors providing services remain active in their community, form relationships with other seniors and gain a sense of giving back. Call us and we'll schedule a time to come and meet with you in person and find out more about you. We want to know who you are, so we can make the best match.

Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP)
10 Prospect Street • 800-994-9422 •
Offers employment and training opportunities to interested older persons wishing to remain in the work force.

Alzheimer's Association
96 Oak Street • 800.356.5502 •
Volunteer opportunities are available in the Chapter office helping with programs, services, and special events.

Better Business Bureau
94 South Turnpike Road • Wallingford, CT, 06492 • 203-269-2700 •
Volunteer opportunities for answering telephones, complaint handling, mediation and arbitration, public speaking, data entry, receptionist and clerical duties.

Breaking Through to the Aging (BTA)
860-236-1295 •
Provides caring outreach to homebound, frail older adults. Friendly Visitors are trained to make weekly home visits providing friendship, companionship and some assistance with tasks.

Caring Cuisine Drivers
203-624-0947 •
Caring Cuisine is a meal delivery program specifically designed to fulfill daily nutritional and individual dietary needs. The program provides meals for homebound clients and their dependents three times per week.

The Children's Center Community Programs, Inc.
1 Long Wharf Dr., New Haven • 203-786-6403
Mentoring Program •

The Connecticut Kindness Club
860-594-4502 x.6309 •

Department of Social Services, Elderly Service Division

Friendly Shoppers
860-236-1295 •
Volunteers use their own car to drive the elderly to the store, bank, and barber or beauty shop. Volunteers help the senior with their shopping needs including carrying the groceries and putting them away. Shopping is available for those who are homebound.

Foster Grandparents
100 Constitution Plaza, 7th Floor •
Foster Grandparents serve as mentors, tutors, and caregivers for at-risk children and youth with special needs through a variety of community organizations, including schools, hospitals, drug treatment facilities, correctional institutions, and Head Start and day-care centers. For their service, Foster Grandparents receive $2.65 an hour (tax free), reimbursement for transportation, meals during service, annual physical examinations, and accident and liability insurance while on duty.

Goodwill Industries of Western Connecticut
165 Ocean Terrace • 203-368-6511 •

Jewish Family Services
203-389-5599 •

League of Women Voters of Connecticut, Inc.
1890 Dixwell Avenue, Suite 113 • 203-288-7996 •  

Make-A-Wish Foundation of Connecticut
The Make-A-Wish Foundation of Connecticut grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength, and joy.

Meals on Wheels
Volunteers can be drivers, deliverers, kitchen helpers, bakers, and Steering Committee members. Volunteers do much more than prepare and deliver meals. Daily, they bring a cheerful greeting, observe the well being of the client and handle emergencies when necessary. Commitment can range from several hours per week to 2-4 hours per month.

Greater Hartford, 860-560-5828 or 860-728-3201

Kosher Meals on Wheels, Inc., 203-777-5002

Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP)
Hartford • 555 Windsor St. • 860-560-5760 •
Central • 147 W Main St., New Britain • 860-224-7117
North West • 564 Prospect St., Torrington • 860-482-9102
South Central • 201 Noble St., West Haven • 203-933-6180
South Western • 98 South Main St., Norwalk • 203-663-7333
RSVP is open to people age 55 and over. Partners/Operations Local organizations, both public and private, receive grants to sponsor and operate RSVP projects in their community.


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