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Volunteer Services

Volunteer programs are a vital part of the community. Below are a list of volunteer opportunities within Social Services. For more opportunities outside of Social Services, visit our Volunteer web page.  

Grocery Shopping - Volunteer shoppers make weekly grocery runs for homebound elders and disabled residents. 

Medical Escort Transportation - Volunteers drive seniors who do not have adequate alternative transportation to local routine medical appointments. 

Friendly Visitor - Volunteers provide elderly residents with friendship, socialization, and support through regular visits to their homes.

Telephone Reassurance - From home or in our office, volunteers make weekly phone calls to homebound elders to alleviate isolation and loneliness.

Tutoring - Help children in grades K-8 after school in the homework center, or work 1-on-1 with adults at the Hillcrest Area Neighborhood Outreach Center.

West Hartford's Food Pantry - Help sort, date check, and shelve donated food that benefits the town's food pantry. Organize food drives to benefit the pantry. 

To learn more call 860-561-7567 or email Barbara Roberts. 

Do you need help?

Maybe a volunteer is your answer! 

If you are over 60 or disabled and need assistance, you may be eligible for FREE services provided by a screened and trained volunteer. For more information contact Barbara Roberts at 860-561-7567. All inquiries are confidential. Our goal is to provide you with the support and help you need to maintain your independence.