"Research has shown that people who volunteer often live longer."
- Allen Klein, author of Change Your Life!: A Little Book of Big Ideas

Here are some ways to join in:

Volunteers with FCS Food PantryFood Pantry

  • Volunteer as a pantry tender, helping customers choose their food
  • Organize a neighborhood, family or workplace food drive
  • Help with special projects
  • Become a pantry sub to cover vacations, illness, etc.

Volunteer ServicesAnnual Freeze Out Food Drive

Thrift Shop

  • Help sort donations
  • Assist customers in the gift shop (3 hr. flexible shifts)
  • Help organize the boutique
  • Substitute in the Thrift Shop

Volunteer at the Thrift ShopCommunity day at FCS

Help Your Neighbors

  • Join "Read To Succeed" and become a volunteer reader to children in child care homes, 1 hour/week
  • Become a buddy, visiting a community elder
  • Adopt a person to do snow shoveling for this winter/raking, etc. in the spring and fall
  • Take a home-bound senior shopping
  • Organize a fundraiser for the Carol Kaplan Emergency Fuel Fund
  • Volunteer to give rides to medical appointments

Read to Succeed

During the Holidays

  • Prepare a family food box for Thanksgiving or Holiday Helpline
  • Adopt a family to purchase gifts for during Holiday Helpline
  • Wrap gifts at L.L. Bean during December
  • Volunteer to organize/label gifts, prepare packages and give out gifts during Holiday Helpline (3-hr shifts)
  • Bake treats for volunteers during special events

Freeport Community Center Expansion Groundbreaking Ceremony

Special Projects:

  • Video recording events
  • Photographing events
  • Distribution of flyers, materials
  • Become a committee member
  • Serve at Free Lunch Friday meals (3rd Friday of the month-January-October)
  • Help pack and/or deliver food the BackPack program
  • Help make lunches and/or deliver for our Free Summer Lunches for Kids program
  • Help by signing in people or by giving out snacks at the blood drives held in the community center throughout the year

Community Center

  • Painting, construction, maintenance projects
  • Become a committee member