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Open Doors

  • 56 people are interested

If you want to help people in need and have some time to give during the week, it would make such a difference to people who come to our pantry for help!

Pantry volunteers work with our kitchen supervisor to help end hunger in our community. As a volunteer, you'll fill takeout grocery bags for clients to bring home with them. You'll also help restock shelves and organize the pantry. There's a particular need for volunteers who speak Spanish or Haitian Creole, from basic skills to fluent speakers.

Available hours are Mondays through Fridays, 9am to 12pm. Thank you! Gracias! M├Ęsi!

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About Open Doors


4 Merritt Street, Norwalk, CT 06854, US

Mission Statement

Our mission is to effectively address the causes and complexities of the homeless and working poor by providing shelter, food, clothing, case management services, treatment services, transitional planning for short and long term goals, subsidized housing, education, employment, and a path towards independence and success.


Open Doors provides, shelter, support, and a path to success for people dealing with homelessness and poverty. The shelter has 95 beds to provide emergency shelter for individuals and families. From this same facility we operate a kitchen and pantry, serving meals three times a day and provide boxed and canned goods to individuals and families in our community to help them make ends meet.

We also operate a number of private residences, providing supportive housing to those who are working and earning an income but unable to afford housing in the area.

Open Doors operates primarily from private donations, with less than 30% of our operating budget coming from government funding.



We'll work with your schedule.


4 Merritt StreetNorwalk, CT 06854



  • People Skills
  • Bilingual
  • Hatian / Creole
  • Spanish


  • People 55+


  • Must be at least 18
  • 3 hours at a time
  • Regular schedule would be great if possible. Everyone who volunteers at Open Doors does need to wear a mask and follow health and safety rules; we have masks if you don’t have one available.

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