How You Can Help In Darien

COVID-19 Volunteer Opportunities in Darien

Person to Person, Darien, Norwalk, and Stamford CT

  • Volunteers needed for CONTACTLESS HOME DELIVERIES to Person to Person’s elderly clients. Pick up food from P2P Darien Pantry to deliver to P2P clients.Monday through Friday shifts from 1:15pm to 3:15pm (whenever deliveries are completed.) Volunteers must have a mobile phone, valid driver license, their own car and be willing to use their own insurance if necessary. P2P is unable to provide insurance coverage for volunteer drivers. Volunteers must not go into any homes or apartment buildings under any circumstances. Deliveries can range from 1 to 6 stops in lower Fairfield county. Email Juri Garone (Manager of Volunteers & Community Relations): jurigarone@p2phelps.org
  • Volunteers needed for P2P Norwalk Pantry weekdays 9am to 1pm. Volunteer shoppers gather prepacked bags of groceries, fresh produce and meats for P2P clients who wait outside of our pantry. All “gathering” of food is done inside our pantry by volunteers and staff.  Food is then placed on a table outside of pantry for clients to pick up. Email Juri Garone (Manager of Volunteers & Community Relations): jurigarone@p2phelps.org
  • Participate in our Virtual Food Drive and help ensure that local families have access to fresh, nutritious food and that children can continue to thrive.
  • Donate Food: Donations of shelf stable food such as hearty soup, cereal, peanut butter, jelly, and pasta sauce will help families prepare for longer-term impact. Donations can be brought to our Darien or Norwalk food pantries between 9:00 am - 1:00 pm. Please call (203) 655-0048 for more information.

Palmers Grocery Store, Darien CT

  • Darien Human Services is looking for volunteers to drive groceries from Palmers to seniors’ homes. If you are interested and able please email Alexandra Ramsteck: aramsteck@darienct.gov and she’ll coordinate with Palmer’s.

Darien YMCA for Person-to-Person

  • The Darien YMCA has been asked by Person-to-Person of Darien, to help find volunteers to prepare pre-packaged grocery bags for families in need during the COVID-19 crisis. Pre-bagging essential non-perishables will allow volunteers and clients to practice social distancing during pickups Person-to-Person has been working diligently to ensure that their clients are able to access the fresh food they need to feed their families during these uncertain days. As they have adapted their food distribution model to keep up with the increased demand in a safe and efficient manner, their volunteer needs have shifted. 
  • Prepare Prepacked Bags:
    • Gather groceries from the a list provided by P2P and deliver complete pre-packed bags of food to the Darien YMCA. Please make a note right on the bag of any missing items. Click here for the lists 
  • Drop off Any Non-Perishables you have available:
    • The Darien YMCA will have labeled bins available to accept any non-perishable items. Please see the list of suggested items and drop off times. Please help out by sorting your items in the appropriate bins. MOST NEEDED ITEMS LIST

Drop off  at Darien YMCA is located at 2420 Post Road, Darien, CT 06820.   Drop off the week of March 23rd, Wednesday to Saturday, 10am - 12pm

For questions, contact Suzanne Richards at srichards@darien-ymca.org 


Darien EMS

  • We are now turning to our community for help. We need supplies to keep our emergency responders safe and healthy so that they can continue to respond to those in our community who may become ill or have emergencies unrelated to Covid-19. Donations of monetary value and/or supplies such as N95 masks, surgical masks, medical face shields or goggles, isolation gowns, rubber gloves, Clorox wipes, paper towels, Purell hand sanitizer or equivalent are all greatly appreciated.
    • Please leave them in their original packaging (if possible) and place them in a bag
    • Please place the bag in the plastic bin outside Post headquarters at 0 Ledge Rd.

We have also made a wishlist on Amazon for anyone who is looking for a way to help but is not sure how. It can be shipped directly to Post at 0 Ledge Road, Darien. 


The Food Bank of Lower Fairfield County

  • A major food bank serving more than 90 agencies in lower Fairfield County, is struggling to keep up with the demand as clients stockpile food items out of fear of the coronavirus outbreak. CLICK HERE to find out how you can donate.