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Chrysalis Center has many opportunities for volunteers. We welcome individuals, as well as groups, to participate. Following are some ways you can get involved:

At the Freshplace food pantry, you can help in many different ways:

  • During patron pick up times (Tuesday, Thursday or Saturday mornings), help each patron select foods to meet their family’s needs, pack in bags and load items into a cart or car.
  • Every Friday, we receive our weekly delivery from Foodshare, help unload the Foodshare truck and re-package produce into family-sized portions
  • Pick up donations of baked/grocery goods from area grocery stores and deliver them to Freshplace.  Pick-ups are on Tuesday, Wednesday and Fridays at local grocery stores.
  • Organize a group to join the “Families Feeding Families” initiative.  You’ll sign up to collect and deliver the same food item (e.g. tuna, soup, pasta) each month for a year.

Railway Gardens
Assist with running our community garden; help plant seeds in the spring, pull weeds through the summer and harvest the crop by fall.  All vegetables go to the Chrysalis programs and clients.  Flexible times available.

Property Beautification
A good team-building activity for a group, we can offer special one-day projects such as spreading mulch, planting flowers or general clean up.

Board of Directors and Committees
We are fortunate to have individuals committed to the agency’s mission who serve on our Board of Directors and/or board committees.  If you are interested in being considered for a board position, please contact Maryellen Shuckerow, Chief Development Officer via email or at 860-263-4417.

Want to volunteer?
If you know you’d like to volunteer in Freshplace, Railway Gardens or property beautification, please contact Maryellen Shuckerow, Chief Development Officer, via email or at 860-263-4417.

Already a volunteer? 
Click here to schedule a time to help.