group of JCC volunteers

Volunteer Opportunities

Fern Street Community Kitchen, West Hartford

  • Mondays – January 29, February 12, February 26, March 12, March 26

They are looking for 5 volunteers to help with serving hot breakfast to 150 people who come to their location to receive food from the Foodshare Mobile Food Pantry

8:00am – setup
9:00-10:00am – serve

10:00-11:00am – cleanup 

  • Fridays, weekly – pick up day old baked goods from Big Y Bishops Corner and deliver to:

Fern Street Community Kitchen or MLK School (Hartford) alternating weeks

11:00am-12:00pm or

Gifts of Love, Avon

Looking for 1-2 volunteers to pick up backpacks already filled with food from Gifts of Love weekly on Thursday afternoon/Friday morning and deliver backpacks to Wolcott and Bugbee schools by Friday at noon.

This is for their Weekend Backpack program which serves children (and their families) in public schools who are food insecure and would otherwise not have enough food to eat over the weekend.


Puerto Rican Refugee Volunteer Days

More than 20,000 hurricane refugees from Puerto Rico and the Caribbean are starting over in our region.
3 ways you can help


To sign up for any of the above opportunities, please contact Elana MacGilpin, 860-231-6366,

Sponsored by the Mandell JCC Social Action Committee, Monica Gold & Ellen Woodruff, co-chairs

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