How You Can Help In Stamford

COVID-19 Volunteer Opportunities in Stamford

The Giving Goodness Tent

  • The idea started with a small shelf placed on the ground with a few canned goods and some toilet paper. Two local children thought of the idea. It has since grown to the 12'x12' tent it is today with support from families and businesses in the local area.
  • Donations – The list of needed/requested items includes:
    • Diapers size 2-3T, 4, 6       Baby wipes   Baby cereal ​(Earth’s Best)   Toilet paper  Paper towels   Paper napkins   Tissues    Laundry detergent   Dish soap  Cleaning sponges  Hand sanitizer  Feminine hygiene products   Mouth wash  Toothpaste, toothbrushes  Shampoo/conditioner  Baby shampoo
      Bars of soa.  Body wash  Women’s antiperspirant/deodorant (Secret or Dove)  Peanut butter, jam, jelly   Granola, snack bars   Rice, pasta, bread 
      Tomato sauce   Apple sauce   Canned soup   Canned veggies  Breakfast cereal   Oatmeal 
      Crackers   Tortillas   Dried fruit  Instant pancake mix ​(just add water)   Seltzer water
  • Help cleaning the tent – Anytime we get rain the floor of the tent needs to be cleaned. Additionally we try our best to keep the tent clean and safe on a regular basis. Coming out wearing gloves and masks and wiping things down, the tables, the shelves, even the products being donated. We want to be clean and that takes volunteers! To help -Visit @TheGivingGoodnessTent or via email directly at developmentcoachash@gmail.com.

Testing Site Volunteer Program

  • In response to the Covid-19 pandemic, the City of Stamford has launched several Testing Sites throughout the community. This initiative is being supported by volunteers from Stamford’s Community Emergency Response Team Program. There is a need to expand the number of volunteers to support the operations of this effort which include managing traffic, distributing supplies, etc.
  • This volunteer initiative is being led by City Representative Benjamin Lee. To register to volunteer or learn more, click here.

Resident Delivery Program

  • The City of Stamford seeks to ensure volunteer drivers are available to build capacity for existing food delivery service providers, while ensuring quarantined members of the community have access to all necessary supplies through a citywide delivery program. The initiative will seek to work collaboratively with existing nonprofit providers and establish any gaps in services.
  • The management of this effort is being organized by the United Way of Western Connecticut. If you’re interested in serving as a volunteer driver, please register here.

Medical Reserve Corps

  • The Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) is a national network of community-based groups of volunteers—medical and public health professional and others—who assist their communities in activities that promote and strengthen public health, emergency response, and community resiliency.  The program is administered by the Department of Health and Human Services. MRC volunteers include medical and public health professionals, as well as other community members without healthcare backgrounds.
  • For more information about MRC please follow this linkhttps://stamfordct.seamlessdocs.com/f/MRC_CERT_Application.

Building One Community 


Domus

  • Hand Sanitizer for staff members to be protected as they are meeting with families and young people to provide essential goods and checks in on their mental and physical health. The current supply of hand sanitizer has been depleted.
  • Non-perishable food items for the young people they serve that are currently caring for themselves and younger siblings.
  • Personal care and household items such as laundry detergent, deodorant, soap, shampoo, conditioner, mouthwash, toliet paper, body lotion, toothpaste and toothbrushes, feminine hygiene products, and diapers. 
  • Supermarket gift cards for clients.
  • You can drop off your donations at our 83 Lockwood Avenue site in Stamford, or you can make a financial donation at domuskids.org/donate. Our Amazon wish list is at http://a.co/hQNdt4l. Please call or email Melissa Bramble with questions: 203.219.1617 or mbramble@domuskids.org.

Filling in the Blanks

  • To combat the loss of lunches for children who are no longer able to attend school, Filling in the Blanks distributed supplementary weekend bags last week to several of our schools before their closures were announced in Norwalk, Stamford, and Greenwich, CT.  They will continue to deliver weekend bags at distribution sites to guarantee the children will continue to have the nutrition that their growing minds and bodies need. Visit their website to join their Virtual Food Drive to help today!

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.

Kids Helping Kids

  • Notes for Hope - Are you home the next few weeks? Notes of Hope is a great project to do at home by yourself or with siblings. Learn more!
  • Call-a-Senior - As many know, senior centers nationwide are under lockdown due to residents vulnerability to the outbreak. Pick up the phone today and call in to a senior center to talk with a resident and help put a smile on their face. These centers cannot receive visitors at this time; a friendly call from a KHK volunteer would certainly make a positive impact on their day! If this is something you would like to do while you are home, please email us for more information!
  • And many more, CLICK HERE to find additional opportunities.

Stamford Public Education Foundation (SPEF)

  • SPEF is working with the City of Stamford and Stamford Public School district to provide Grab and Go Meals  to anyone under the age of 18, at sites throughout the City. SPEF needs 50 adult volunteers to hand out prepared breakfasts and lunches during the hours of 9:45 am – 1:15 pm 
    • the week of April 6–10 ; and, 
    • in the event the scheduled provider is unable to be at their location to serve meals (backup servers).
  • Volunteers will be notified by 9:00 am if they are needed that day. Volunteers must consent to a background check and will receive training.
  • Contact Malena Loucks at mloucks@spefct.org or (203)965-7733

Women's Mentoring Network

  • Items Needed:
    • Hand Sanitizer, wipes, soap, tissues, disposable gloves
    • Supermarket gift cards
    • Non-perishable foods
    • For direct financial assistance to families, please visit: www.wmninc.org
  • Donations may be dropped off in the lobby at 141 Franklin St. in Stamford (the Inspirica building).  Any questions, please contact Lana Gifas at (203) 348-3828 or lgifas@wmninc.org