Darien

Looking for a way to get involved in Darien? Check out these upcoming events. View the Darien photo gallery to see volunteers making a difference in their community.

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  • Volunteer at The Depot

    The Depot depends on its volunteers to maintain operations in order to service the youth in our community. It’s a great opportunity to work with a knowledgeable and fun group!

     

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  • Whether you are a high school student, senior citizen, or busy professional looking to volunteer at a great organization, we can use your help. 

    • Select books and pack boxes for shipping. 
    • Sort and shelve donated books.
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  • Meet other like-minded people and get to know our professional staff by spending a few hours that truly make a difference. 

    Got a camera and an eye for photo composition? Visit recently conserved lands to take photos for use in DLT’s...

  • The Darien Land Trust works closely with the local businesses and community groups to work on one-day projects on preserved land to enhance the appearance, safety, and usability of the land.

    Through hands-on experience that is fun and...

  • Stewardship work parties bring together the nicest people and offer a chance to enjoy the fresh air. We always need volunteers to assist with maintenance and restoration work on our properties and conservation easements. This is our largest group...

  • Provide leaf raking to Darien seniors in late Fall.  Volunteers must be physically able to rake and bag leaves and possess a rake.  Timing is flexible and dependent on volunteer’s availability.  Volunteer may participate as an individual or in a...

  • Provide shoveling of the public sidewalk of a Darien senior’s home within 24 hours of snowfall.  Volunteers must be physically able to shovel, and possess a shovel and snow gear.  Time varies depending on snowfall frequency. ...

  • Friendly Caller – Support a Darien senior with a daily (or weekly) check-in phone call.  Provide a good morning, a friendly hello, a good day greeting and conversation to be assured they are well. ...

  • Help drive Darien seniors as needed to appointments during hours and/or locations not covered by At Home In Darien’s transportation service. Help seniors safely to and from the car. A clean and valid driver’s license and personal vehicle are...

  • Help homebound seniors with grocery shopping. Volunteer will go to the senior’s home at a mutually agreeable day and time to pick up the grocery list and funds. Volunteer will use their own transportation to go shopping, return with groceries,...

  • Friendly Helper for At Home in Darien – Provide assistance to seniors who need help with small tasks in their home. Chores could include activities such as changing a light bulb or batteries in a smoke detector. To learn more or apply, call 203-...

  • Friendly Visitor for At Home in Darien – Provide companionship and support for Darien seniors who would like more socialization. This role involves regularly visiting a senior and sharing in activities such as reading aloud, playing games,...

  • Volunteer at the Darien YMCA and help out with their special needs programs, including Young Athletes. This is program is an innovative sports/play program held in our Gymnastics Center. The program helps children develop physically, cognitively...

  • Volunteer at the Darien YMCA and help out with their special needs programs, including Sibs Gym. This is a comprehensive gymnastics/movement program in the Y’s Gymnastics Center. Saturdays 2:00-2:45 and 3:00-3:45. You must be 12 or older to apply...

  • Volunteer at the Darien YMCA and help out with their special needs programs, including Sports Skill Builder. This is an athletic program designed to build motor skills while engaging in a number of athletic...

  • Volunteer at the Darien YMCA and help out with their special needs programs, including Young Warriors. This program is an Introduction to body awareness training for boys and girls. Fridays 4:45-5:30....

  • Volunteer at the Darien YMCA and help out with their special needs programs, including Focus on Fitness. The participants engage in exercises to build strength, balance, and endurance. This takes place Thursdays 4:45-5:30. You must be 12 or older...

  • Volunteer at the Darien YMCA and help out with their special needs programs, including Music Connections. Children in the program will enjoy singing, dancing, and playing instruments to promote creativity and social interaction. This takes place...

  • Volunteer at the Darien YMCA and help out with their special needs programs, including The Visual Mixing Bowl. Participants and peers will cook and share a meal together. This takes place Wednesdays 4:45-6:15. You must be 12 or older to apply. ...

  • Volunteer at the Darien YMCA and help out with their special needs programs, including Unified Art. Participants in the program will utilize a variety of mediums to create art projects with peers. Mondays 4:00-4:45 and 5:00-5:45. You must be 12...

  • Volunteer at the Darien YMCA and help out with their special needs programs. You must be 12 or older to apply. Zumba is a popular dance aerobic workout that takes place on Monday 5:45-6:30....

  • Mom’s Morning In is a wonderful Friday morning program held monthly. The DCA provides entertainment for toddlers and preschoolers, to enjoy along with their parents, grandparents or caregivers. Would you like to help decide which performers to...

  • The Greenhouse Group is always looking for volunteers to help with their May Plant Sale, their annual fundraiser for the DCA. The Plant Sale takes place on the Friday before Mother’s Day. Volunteering opportunities include helping to set up the...

  • In Darien, the Youth Group is a team of students from area high schools who run the Food Pantry, Clothing Center and Reception Area on Thursdays from 4 pm to 6 pm, and Saturdays from 9 am to 12 noon during the school year (except holidays). For...

  • Volunteers will stock shelves, guide clients through food selection or pack grocery orders for clients to pick up. To volunteer, go to https://p2phelps.org/volunteers/#get-...

  • The bird sanctuary commitee is a group focused on the maitnence of four acres of woodland, all open to the public! Volunteering here includes removing invasive plants and species, helping to maintain the trails and walkways, and helping with...

  • Looking to get in touch with Darien roots? Volunteer with the historical society today! 

    As a volunteer you can:

    Act as a guide or educator, help out with events or exhibits, help with publicity, or help with mailing, fundraisers or...

  • Help out at the Darien Library by becoming a book wrangler! 

    By volunteering to be a "book wrangler", you can help keep the shelves neat, look for lost or missing books, and help to make sure books are easy to locate for others. 

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  • Join us Thursday, March 9, 2017 at 7:00pm in the Darien Library Community Room.  No RSVP is Necessary

     

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  • The Tiny Miracles Foundation (TTMF) is a non-profit charity based in Fairfield County, CT dedicated to helping families with premature babies. TTMF is partnered with St. Vincent's Medical Center, Bridgeport, Norwalk, Stamford, information, and...

  • Become a volunteer at the Darien YMCA to help children in grade 1-5 with their homework! Great way to enhance their learning expierence. Must be a high schooler or older to help out!

    The hours are:

    Monday – Thursday 4:00-5:...

  • Clothing Center

    By volunteering at the Clothing Center, you can help distribute over 7 million dollars worth of new or gently used clothing each year! By volunteering, you would recieve donations, sort and hang the items,...

  • Food Pantry

    Volunteering at the food pantry in Darien can help provide home with groceries for more than 700,000 meals per year. By volunteering, you stock the shelves, help clients, and help pack grociers for clients to...

  • Friendly Helper –

    This is a great way to provide help and assistance  with small, easy tasks to seniors in their own home! These small tasks could include changing a few lightbulbs, helping with electronics, or changing...

  • Looking to form a new relationship with a senior in Darien? Becoming a friendly visitor is just the thing for you! By volunteering to become a friendly visitor, you provide more socilaztion for a senior. Activities can include reading aloud,...