Volunteer in the Community

Walking food pantry donations to Sacred Heart in Hopedale.

Walking food pantry donations to Sacred Heart in Hopedale.

In and around Hopedale there are opportunities to volunteer and serve the Community.

The Council on Aging’s mission is to identify the needs of older adults and insure that those needs are met by providing opportunities for education, recreation and access to resources. We are a unified body who advocates for seniors on issues that pertain to their lives. Volunteer opportunities include Call for BINGO, Newsletter Assistance, Deliver Meals on Wheels, Escort Grocery Bus or Help Us Serve Meals at Our Monthly Lunch. Call the Senior Center at (508) 634-2208 for Details

Hopedale Cultural Council contact Billi Manning [[email protected]]
The Cultural Council is always looking for new members/and or volunteers to help with the council activities. Our activities include grants, art shows, band concerts, the Day in the Park, and theater trips. If being a full member doesn’t fit your schedule, no worries!, we could always use volunteers for the Band Concerts and the Day in the Park. Any helping hand would be greatly appreciated. You can contact us here, at one of the band concerts, around town, or by email. More info on the council can be found on the Hopedale Town website- www.hopedale-ma.gov/Public_Documents/HopedaleMA_Culture

In neighboring towns there are also places where one can make a difference:

Milford Daily Bread Food Pantry

1. The Pantry is always looking for new people to help.
2. Volunteers to help either Tuesday or Thursday morning from 8:30 to 10:00 stocking shelves with food for the clients to pick up that night. This does involve lifting.
3. Volunteers to work at the Pantry either Tuesday or Thursday evening from 6:00 to 7:30 filling bags for the clients. This is on a rotating schedule and is never more than once a month.
4. Volunteers to be on a substitute driver list. You would be someone to call in a pinch when we know there is food to pick up at the Food Bank in Shrewsbury. The Pantry has a new cargo van. This would be on a week day morning and involves lifting. They always send two people.
a. Volunteers that could go with the driver to help with the loading and unloading of food at the Food Bank in Shrewsbury.
b. This again would be on a weekday morning and involves lifting.
5. Volunteers to be on a substitute driver list to help with deliveries to Homebound clients in Milford. We have four drivers for this, but subs are periodically needed. This is only once a month and generally involves delivering to 4 or 5 people. It is always the second Thursday of the month.

If any of these jobs would work for you, or even if you just want to try one, please call the Food Pantry at (508) 478-4225. 21 Exchange St. Milford
Community Suppers in Milford at Trinity Episcopal Church, 17 Congress Street, Milford www.trinitychurchmilford.org/outreach. Dinners offered every last Wednesday and Friday each month, 4:30-6:00 PM. To volunteer call (508) 473-8464. Opportunities for involvement in a variety of community wide supports such as elder issues, community transportation needs, food security and safety and a resource access guide can be found through the Episcopal church’s leadership, and collaboration with other community programs and religious groups, in a local Humanitarian Aid Task Force that has been organized and meets every other month at the Episcopal church. Call (508) 473-8464 for more information.

The First Unitarian Universalist Church of Milford at 23 Pine Street, Milford www.firstuumilford.org , also hosts a weekly community supper each Sunday at 4 PM. To volunteer call (508) 473-3589.

Milford Regional Hospital www.milfordregional.org/patients-visitors/volunteer-services/ Elaine Willey, Director of Volunteer Services, Milford Regional Medical Center, 14 Prospect St., Milford, MA 01757. If you would like more information, please call 508-422-2263 or e-mail [email protected]

Community Harvest Project in Grafton  grows food that is donated to the Worcester County Food Bank for hunger relief throughout Worcester County. Local food pantries receive fresh produce from this program. There are many ways to volunteer at the farm.
To schedule a visit, please fill out our simple form here. Our Volunteer Coordinator, Wayne McAuliffe, will contact you to arrange the visit. You may contact Wayne with any additional questions at [email protected] or (774) 551-6544.