Without volunteers, Dorothy Day
House could not exist. Here
are some ways to help out:
Kitchen volunteers are organized
into crews . There are
approximately 20 crews, with most crews
preparing and serving the afternoon meal one day a
month (ex. 4th Thursday) from 1pm to 5pm. Due to Covid and
takeout meals, the size of our crews has been reduced
and most crews are well staffed. However,
we can use some people on a backup basis.
If you are interested, please contact Joe Simons
(email@example.com) and indicate which days of the
week you area available.
A lot of people spend a lot of time
at Dorothy Day House and we are looking for someone to
tell our story. It would be nice to have an
email newsletter and post articles on our
website. If you have this kind of talent
and can help, please contact Joe Simons
We are looking for people to make sandwiches at home
and bring them down to Dorothy Day House for
distribution in the afternoons.
If you have an interest in making sandwiches for
us send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Please do not bring in sandwiches unless you have
arranged with someone at Dorothy Day to accept and store
We need donations of fresh fruit (preferably bananas),
snacks, cookies and bottled water for grab and go bags.
We are also accepting donations of non perishable food,
toiletries and other items. For more details, see
our wish list..
We open up the shelter showers
twice a week to give homeless people not staying at
the Dorothy Day House shelter the opportunity to get a
shower. We currently need volunteers for
showers on the 3rd and 4th Wednesday each month and on
the 2nd and 4th Sunday each month. Volunteers
arrive at 4:30pm and stay until just after 6pm.
If interested, please contact
Lynn Taborsak at 203-297-3572 or email@example.com.
Baked good donations pickups:
A number of local supermarkets have
graciously made their expired baked goods available to
us, but we use volunteers to pick up donations and
deliver them to Spring Street.
We have enough baked goods pickup volunteers at the
Due to Covid, our shelter is
currently closed so we have no need for volunteers at
Ideas for elementary and high school aged children:
Here are some things you can do to
help out at Dorothy Day House:
1) Conduct a food drive. See the
"wishlist" on our for ideas
2) Make sandwiches -- see above
3) Have a bake sale or other event to collect money
More volunteer opportunities for
young people ages 11-18 can be found through the Youth
Volunteer Corp of Western CT. This is a service
of the Volunter Center of United Way of Western CT.
Call 203-797-1154 or www.volunteerdanbury.org