Do you love helping people and have some free time to give during the day? The Open Doors community closet provides free clothing, shoes, and other necessities to people in need. We're open to the community on Mondays and Wednesdays from 10am to noon.
As a volunteer, you'll help people find the items they need for themselves and their families and restock the shelves with donations. Spanish and Haitian Creole language skills are a plus!
Shifts are 9:45am until noon Mondays and Wednesdays.
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.
55 Chestnut StreetSmilow Life CenterPart of the Open Doors CommunityNorwalk, CT06854
July 21, 2020
Hatian / Creole
2+ 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.