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Community Service

Volunteer Opportunities

Check out the STEPS’ series of volunteering guidebooks that helps people find volunteer opportunities in public service fields like social work, law enforcement, firefighting, and teaching. You can check out the full guide at the link below:

Online Guide to Volunteering in Public Service: https://www.publicservicedegrees.org/volunteering/


Looking for Volunteers?

Are you a not-for-profit agency in the Greater Danbury Area looking for volunteers to help with the services you provide?  We may be able to connect you with volunteers looking for places where their help is needed and appreciated.  To list your volunteer service opportunity here, please complete the Volunteer Request Form.

Are you a Volunteer looking for places that need your help?

Check out the table below for current opportunities. Please contact the organization directly to arrange for the service, then remember to complete the community service reporting form.

CS Individual Reporting Form

CS Group Reporting Form

Organizations in the Greater Danbury Area looking for volunteers:                                         

Organization and Address Contact Information and Website Volunteer Description
Connecticut Association for Human Services
110 Bartholomew Avenue
Hartford, CT 06106
Joseph Fontanarosa, Volunteer Coordinator
860-951-2212 Ext. 244
The Connecticut Association for Human Services is a non-profit that provides free Financial Literacy workshops to groups in the community. All of our workshops are run by volunteer facilitators if you want to give back and improve your community contact us! anyone can become a facilitator, but progress towards a degree in business, finance or a related degree helps. Spanish speakers are also needed to facilitate workshops in Spanish.
Pathways Danbury Youth Ministries, Inc. (PDYM)
13 Rose Street
Danbury, CT 06810
203-205-0962S.A.Y. Yes! Afterschool Center
Clara Perkins, Director
Everette Hutchins
Tutors are needed Mon-Thurs between the hours of 3-5 pm. Days and hours are flexible. You choose the day and time that works in your schedule.

Tutors are needed for male and female students in grades 9-12 for the following subjects: math, science, reading, social studies, and Spanish.

Pathways Danbury Youth Ministries, Inc. (PDYM)
13 Rose Street
Danbury, CT 06810
Ced Rice
Mensah Robinson
Instructors are needed for computer science (coding class) for male students in grades 6-8 on Mon-Thurs 2-3 pm or 3-4 pm or on Friday at 9-12:30 pm.

An Instructor for the computer science club is also needed on Thurs 4-5 pm.

These days and times are not flexible!

Danbury Youth Services
91 West Street
Danbury, CT
Joseph Dobbins
Program Director
Mentors and volunteers needed for after school programs to tutor and help with homework. No prior experience. Some positions must clear a background check.
Ben’s Bells Project
32 Stony Hill Road
Bethel, CT 06801
Tricia Guiry
Community Relations Manager
Help is needed to make the pieces for Ben’s Bells. Beads are made out of clay for the beautiful Ben’s Bells wind chimes.
Danbury Youth Services
91 West Street
Danbury, CT
Joseph Dobbins
Program Director
Volunteers needed for after school programs from K – 8th grade. Girls, bike and homework help groups. No prior experience. Must clear a background check.
Danbury Animal Welfare Society
147 Grassy Plain Street
Bethel, CT 06801
Please email volunteer@daws.org if you are interested Volunteers needed for both cats & dogs in several volunteer positions. Foster Volunteers, Clinic Volunteers, Adoption Counselors, Dog Walkers/Socializers, Cat Socializers, Dog & Cat Photographers,  and Administrative Work. Volunteers should be personable, be passionate about animals, good judgment, commitment can range,
Danbury Schools and Business Collaborative
63 Beaver Brook Road
Danbury, CT 06811
Ellen Meyst
Executive Director
DSABC is seeking mentors for Danbury Public School students. Mentors meet with their students one hour per week during the school year. Mentors serve as a positive adult role model providing moral support and encouragement.
Ct Whale
National Women’s Hockey League
Dan Melillo


Seeking volunteers for the National Women’s Hockey League Home Games that are played at the Danbury Ice Arena for the following dates: November 17, November 30, December 1, December 8, December 21, December 22, December 28, and December 29. Please email Dan Melillo for exact times.
Chocolate For Heroes Maria Hughes, Founder
Volunteers needed for Friday, Saturdays and/or Sundays to help groom, train and maintain two miniature horses.
CLICC (Connecting through Literacy: Incarcerated Parents, their Children, and Caregivers) Joy Haenlein, Program Director

203-918-0375 or jhaenlein@gmail.com

Volunteers needed to mentor a local child for one hour a week for a year commitment. Child mentors will help children read books they have chosen to read with the parent and then write the parent letters about what they are reading. A one-year commitment is required and volunteers must complete the CLICC training and the passing of a background check is required. Our goal is to increase communication between parents and children and strengthen their relationship. Mentors who complete 1 year of service are paid a $500 stipend as a thank you.
Brookfield Craft Center 286 Whisconier Road
Susan Ludwig 203-775-4526
Volunteer opportunities throughout the year in our studios and gallery.

If you would like to get on our email list to be notified of upcoming volunteer opportunities, please use the Volunteer Sign-up Form.