Many Ways to Make a Difference

Put your energy and talents to good use. We have volunteer opportunities that take as little as a few hours per month. You can help with a one-time project or come every week. We welcome individuals as well as groups.

About 250 people currently volunteer with us. They fill many roles at our emergency shelter, community kitchen, and administrative offices. If you don’t see something that fits your skills and interest, call us. We will design a volunteer option around your time and skills.

We will provide all the training you need. Please print out the Volunteer Application, fill it out, and return it to us to get started!

Please consider donating today.

Your donations, no matter how big or small, enable us to continue our mission of making love visible!

Ways to Help

Amazon Smiles

Amazon Smiles is just like Amazon, except they will donate .5% of your order price to a charity of your choosing. Select the Friendship Service Center as the beneficiary and help us raise funds with no extra effort! Follow this link to get started:

See What’s Cookin’

Perhaps you would like to help by preparing or serving meals in our community kitchen, particularly the noon meal Monday thru Friday. The shift schedules during the week are 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. or 3:00 to 6:00 p.m. for the evening meal. We can also use help on Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Hop On Board

If you have an interest in non-profit governance, the Friendship Center’s Board of Directors or Trustees is a great opportunity for you. Directors meet monthly and Trustees meet quarterly in the Mabel Yeterian Board Room at 85 Arch Street in New Britain.

Be a Friend

The Friends of the Friendship Service Center meet monthly on the second Tuesday of each month. The auxiliary adopts thoughtful and creative projects that give an added and important dimension to Friendship Center life.

Fundraising Events

Join us for one of our events held during the year or consider hosting your own to benefit the Friendship Center. These may take the form of bowl-a-thons, Casual Day at corporations, or any creative idea you may have.

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