Volunteers are extremely helpful and allow the department to greatly expand its service capabilities. Volunteer work includes: assisting with the Food bank by: picking up food donations, sorting and stocking food, delivering food to home bound residents and monitoring the use of the food bank. Volunteers also assist with Holiday Programs by receiving and organizing donations, packing and delivering food /gifts, and assisting with on site distribution efforts. Clothing volunteers organize donations and assist residents. Youth Program volunteers serve as mentors to youth participants during activities and programs. Other volunteer opportunities requiring a variety of skills are available throughout the year.
Youth & Adults are supervised in service projects either voluntary or required by school, faith community, other organizations or the court.
Interfaith Community Action of Newington (ICAN)
Volunteers from Newington congregations offer assistance to residents in need to supplement services provided through the Senior and Disabled Center and Human Services.
Small household repairs
Shopping and visiting
Transportation to medical appointments when Dial-A-Ride is not available
ICAN is an interfaith project supported by the Interfaith Clergy Association and administered by Human Services.
The ICAN phone line is: 860-665-8791.
Volunteers & Student Interns
Help pack and deliver food baskets
Stock the food pantry
Organize the clothing closet
Be mentors to youth
Students placed by area universities are trained in social casework, youth work and adventure-based activities.
Professional social workers provide supervision.
Volunteers and student interns are always welcome.