Manchester, Connecticut





Looking for ways to give back this holiday season?

Town of Manchester's Senior Adult and Family Services Department is collecting gift cards this holiday season to be distributed to Manchester families in need.  Suggested stores:  Walmart, Target or various grocery stores.  If you are interested in assisting local families by donating gift cards, please call Lauren Scappaticci at 860-647-3096 or send to Lauren Scappaticci, SAFS-Town of Manchester, 479 Main Street, Manchester, CT 06040.


American Cancer Society
Welcomes volunteers to help with its transportation program "Road to Recovery" for ambulatory cancer patients who have no other way of getting to their lifesaving treatment appointments.  Coordinators are needed to oversee all requests received for transportation and Drivers are needed to transport patients to and from their cancer-related medical appointments.
203-379-4700; 800-227-2345
Big Brothers / Big Sisters
Provide positive adult role models for children who are challenged in some way. They also sponsor a Foster Grandparents Program in the school system with a stipend for low-income elderly.
800-237-5437 Ext 136; 800-237-5437 Ext 110;
Covenant to Care for Children - Youth Mentoring
A non-profit, nondenominational program that works with faith communities to meet the needs of abused, neglected and impoverished children and teens. In their Youth Mentoring Program , they train volunteer coordinators and mentors to assist teens in establishing plans for housing, health, education, employment and parenting. They offer a critical goods program for supplying household goods.
Emergency Preparedness
Volunteer opportunities for medically qualified individuals to join the Town’s Roster. Physicians, PA’s, EMT’s, Mental Health Prof., Nurses, Nurses Aides, Dental Surgeons, Pharmacists and Veterinarians. Nonmedical volunteers also sought.
Call to Register
Little Theatre of Manchester
Little Theatre of Manchester is the oldest operating theater in Connecticut.  Call the box office at 860-647-9824 or email to learn more about volunteer opportunities.
Hartford Hospital**
Offers a wide variety opportunities to match your interest for adults and teens between 14 and 18. Training and free parking provided.
Hockanum Valley**
Seeks assistance from both volunteers and community service people and they have a wide range of needs.
860-872-9825 Community Serv.;
860-872-7727 Volunteers;
Volunteers assist in meeting the needs of terminally ill patients and their families by providing companionship, practical assistance, and emotional support through Visiting Nurse & Health Services of Connecticut. Training required.
Other opportunities, K9, Reiki, Music, Photo and Aromatherapy.
860-872-9163 Ext 2423;

Imagine Main Street

Imagine Main Street is an all-volunteer organization which plans for arts and cultural events in downtown Manchester during the late spring, summer and early fall months.  Meetings are once a month for the general committee, with other meetings for sub-committees planning specific months, marketing, fundraising, etc.  Give as much or as little as you are able, or just volunteer on the event days.  For more information check out the website at or by contacting the organization at
Literacy Volunteers of Greater Hartford**
Is a private, nonprofit organization offering small group instruction to adults needing help with reading, writing and speaking English.
860-233-3853 or 860-528-7422;
Lutz Museum**
Located at 247 South Main Street, Manchester has opportunities available.
Manchester Area Council of Churches / MACC Charities**
Offers volunteer opportunities in the Shelter, Soup Kitchen, Food Pantry, Clothing Bank as well as seasonal events.
860-647-8003 Ext 4256;
Manchester Historical Society
Volunteer Positions: Assess donated items, help organize events and exhibits, give museums tours and assist visitors with genealogy investigations.
Where: 175 Pine St.
Phone: 860-647-9983
Manchester Memorial Hospital
Has volunteer opportunities for teens and adults.
Uses volunteer drivers with their own vehicles to deliver meals at noontime to homebound people.
860-872-9163 Ext 2367
Pride in Manchester Week and Heritage Day
Pride celebrates our town's heritage -- past, present, and future -- music, art, and history!
Rebuilding Together
Looks for volunteers for the one day event in April each year.
Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP)
Matches volunteers 55 and over with areas of their interest.
United Way of the Capital Area**
Provides hundreds of current volunteer opportunities at nonprofit agencies in the Greater Hartford Area. For a complete listing please visit the web site.
VFW Post**
Has opportunities for Community Sevice.  Please call Senior, Adult & Family for more information.
Volunteer Connecticut
To find a volunteer opportunity in your area, check out the Volunteer Connecticut web site.

** Indicates acceptance of mandated community service