Volunteer Opportunities

We offer several ways that individuals and groups can volunteer their time to help Homes for the Brave. Possible opportunities include:

Prepare and Serve a Meal
Preparing and serving a meal at Homes for the Brave is often the most popular way to start volunteering with Homes for the Brave. We welcome individuals, families, small groups, and organizations to make use of our full-size kitchen and grills (weather permitting). By donating and serving a meal, you help defray our costs and show our residents how much you appreciate them.

    • We typically book dinners at least one to two months in advance.
    • Dinner is served at 4:30 each weeknight. We schedule groups to come in on Mondays and Wednesdays.
    • You are more than welcome to prepare a meal ahead of time and reheat it in our kitchen. Or you may bring ingredients to prepare the meal here. Please let us know which option you would prefer and what time we might expect you.
    • If you do decide to prepare a meal with pork in it, we do request that you have a non-pork or vegetarian option.

To schedule a meal, please call (203) 338-0669 and ask for Julianne.

Host a Supply Drive
Involve your friends, family, office, or community organization to collect supplies that our residents need most. Check out our Wish List for ideas.
Provide Expertise
Throughout the year, we invite community members to share their expertise to enhance the services we provide. This can include teaching classes in life skills, financial wellness, computer programs, and more.
Perform Building Maintenance
This can include special building maintenance projects at one of our five homes, helping with property clean up, helping to organize our storage areas, and tending to our gardens, among other projects.
Plan a Special Event for Residents
Game nights are always a popular activity among our residents. Run a game night such as bingo, cards, and outdoor sports. This usually takes place after dinner on a Friday night and volunteers usually serve a fun dessert afterwards. Movie Fridays are also popular with residents. Movies are shown at 1:00 pm on Friday afternoons with volunteers selecting the movie, setting up the room, and preparing the popcorn and snacks.
Participate in Special Events
We can always use help collecting prizes and recruiting attendees for our fundraisers, or volunteering on the day of the event. Opportunities also exist to create new fundraisers and find innovative methods to raise funds. Would you like to help with special events? Please call Mea Allbert at 203-338-0069 for information on how you can help.
Be an Ambassador
Being an advocate for Homes for the Brave is a volunteer opportunity that fits into every schedule and budget! We always need friends to spread the word about our programs, items we need, and special events. You can hang event posters in local businesses or share our emails and social media posts. To learn more about becoming an official Homes for the Brave advocate, contact Mea Allbert.

To learn more or to get involved, contact Julianne Burdo.

Volunteer Sign Up

If you are interested in volunteering, please fill out the form below.  You can download our Volunteer Agreement and other paperwork here. We will contact you soon.