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Volunteering for Social Services

We welcome volunteers interested in lending their talents, time, and compassion. Volunteering is one of the most important aspects of a community that is strong and unified.  It gives its members a chance to feel involved, help others, and give back for a good deed done for them.

Volunteer Services are coordinated by Social Worker, Ivana Butera at 860-355-6079 x3.

Guidelines to volunteering for Social Services:

The majority of our volunteer help is in the Food Bank or for seasonal events and activities.  The ability to lift and bend is essential to fulfilling the duties involved with these programs.

Most volunteer opportunities are offered during our regular office hours of Monday through Friday, 8am-4pm.  There are occasional events that do take place on a selected weekend or evening.

Community Service required by a school or community group may be available; please contact the volunteer coordinator.

Children under the age of 18 must have a parent sign permission for their child to volunteer.

Children under the age of 15 must be accompanied by an adult or group leader.  Please contact our volunteer coordinator to discuss this further. Opportunities are limited.

All volunteers over the age of 18 must be fingerprinted through the town and approved. 

Town policy does not permit us to offer volunteer services to individuals assigned community service by the court or in anticipation of a court order.

Please fill out forms below and return them to our office, unless otherwise specified. Our volunteer coordinator will review your request.

General Volunteer Application & Agreement   (must be completed by any individual over the age of 18)

Community Service/ Student Volunteer Application & Agreement   (must be completed by any student or group)

Parental Permission/ Release Form   (must be completed by the parent of a child under the age of 18)

Fingerprinting Procedure & Letter   (must be completed by any individual over the age of 18)

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Contact Information

2 Pickett District Road
New Milford, CT 06776

[Please send all mail to 10 Main Street, New Milford, CT 06776]

Phone:  (860) 355-6079 
Fax:      (860) 355-6019
Email: socialservices@newmilford.org

Office hours:  Monday - Friday         8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.