Volunteering is a great way to directly enact change in your community and support causes that you’re passionate about. If you’re looking for actionable items to help you get involved with local issues, volunteering with a local organization is a great one. Aligning volunteer opportunities with the issues you hold close will also give you the opportunity to meet like-minded individuals who are passionate about creating the same kind of change that you are.
There are numerous amazing organizations in town that are always looking for support, all with different missions. Check out our guide to volunteering in town and supporting causes you’re passionate about:
Cause: Environmental Protection
Organization: Greenwich Land Trust
Greenwich Land Trust conserves open space, connects our community with the natural world, and inspires the next generation of conservationists.
The Land Trust permanently protects and cares for more than 869 acres of woodlands, marshlands, orchards, and meadows throughout Greenwich, preserving the ecological integrity, historic character, and scenic beauty of our community.
Cause: Healthcare Access
Organization: Greenwich Hospital
Greenwich Hospital is a 206-bed regional medical center hospital, serving Fairfield County, Connecticut and Westchester County, New York. It is a major academic affiliate of Yale School of Medicine and a member of Yale New Haven Health.
Cause: Healthcare Access
Organization: Nathaniel Witherell
It’s often said that The Nathaniel Witherell is “a Greenwich gem.” Owned and operated by the Town of Greenwich since 1903, the Witherell, a not-for-profit healthcare facility, is dedicated to providing the highest level of skilled nursing care and quality of life for our seniors. We also offer exceptional short-term rehabilitation and sub-acute post-hospitalization care for all those in need.
Cause: Food Security
Organization: Neighbor To Neighbor
Neighbor to Neighbor improves the lives of residents in need throughout the Greenwich area and strengthens our community by creating access to food, clothing, and basic living essentials in an atmosphere of kindness and respect.
Organization: Boys & Girls Club
Our mission is to prepare young people, through enrichment opportunities and supportive relationships, to be responsible, caring and productive community members.
Cause: Community Support
Abilis is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that provides services and supports for over 800 individuals with special needs and their families from birth through the lifespan. Abilis has been a leader in providing state of the art services for the special needs community in Lower Fairfield County for 70 years and has a long-standing reputation for high quality care.
Cause: Local Government
Organization: Greenwich Town Hall
The Town always needs talented and skilled volunteers to serve the Community and the Government. The members of SNAC can help you find an area where your skills and expertise will be most effective. The process is transparent, efficient, and welcoming to all Greenwich residents. We hope you will consider joining the many volunteers who work hard to make Greenwich the special place we call home.