Volunteer With Our Community Partners

The Agape House

(860) 261-5733 43 School St, Bristol, CT 06010

The Agape House is a Christian non-profit that relies solely on contributions and volunteers. They strive to provide goods and services that most people do not consider necessary for the needy and homeless and destitute to enter the labor field. They offer laundry services, bus passes, and government papers, among other things. They currently serve over 200 clients in Bristol, and 11% of their overall clients have found work.

Boys & Girls Club of Bristol

(860) 583-4734 255 West St, Bristol, CT 06010

The Boys & Girls Club of Bristol is committed to providing disadvantaged youth in their community with increased access to excellent programs and services that will improve their lives and influence their future. They have offered a secure and positive environment, joy, helpful connections, possibilities and expectations, and, finally, recognition to their clients, for over 100 years. In 2021, 100% of their members had advanced to the next grade level and had not been arrested. In addition, the participants reported almost 7,500 hours of homework assistance and 5,000 houses of reading.

Bristol Adult Resource Center, Inc.

(860) 261-5592 195 Maltby St, Bristol, CT 06010

The Bristol Adult Resource Center is made up of professionals, parents, educators, business leaders, and volunteers who help adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities in the greater Bristol area by providing services and enhancing their quality of life. From October 2021, to December 2021, 131 people received 23.5 hours of programming.

Bristol Child Development Center

(860) 314-0597 291 Burlington Ave. Bristol, CT 06010; 339 West St. Bristol, CT 06010 

Bristol Child Development Center offers high-quality early care and education to children aged three months to twelve years. Children are given a developmentally appropriate learning environment in which a variety of learning experiences and nutritional meals are supplied to aid in the formation of the building blocks for learning that will encourage lifetime skills required for success throughout their lives. The group was able to grant $8,979.80 in tuition assistance to families in 2020. 


(860) 516-7005 77 Main St, Terryville, CT 06786

EdAdvance is one of six Regional Educational Service Centers (RESCs) in Connecticut. Their aim is to deliver high-quality programs and services to individuals of all ages in order to successfully serve our schools and communities. They have given training, food services, adult education, childcare, Head Start, Birth to Three, home visits, and health and human services programs with the help of school districts and local partners, improving the quality of life and well-being in these communities.

Veterans Strong Community Center

(860) 584-6258 111 N Main St STE 1, Bristol, CT 06010

Veterans Strong Community Center is a regional information center for Veterans, Service Members, and Families of all branches and components. The Center serves the communities of Bristol, Plainville, Plymouth, Harwinton, Burlington, Wolcott, and Thomaston, and due to there being 7,500+ veterans in the greater Bristol area. They have helped over 1300+ clients since 2017 and are still growing.

Imagine Nation; Children's Museum and Early Learning Center

(860) 314-1400 1 Pleasant St, Bristol, CT 06010

Imagine Nation is committed to the development of inquisitive and imaginative life-long learning in a diverse and joyful school community that encourages curiosity, critical thinking, creativity, and citizenship. They provide unique, affordable, and accessible educational programs to inspire young children to develop tangible learning experiences that provide a foundation to future success.

Human Resources Agency of New Britain, Inc.

(860) 225-8601 180 Clinton St, New Britain, CT 06053

The Human Resources Agency of New Britain, Inc.'s objective is to improve people's quality of life by assisting them in reaching their economic and social potential, responding to the causes and conditions of poverty, and strengthening individuals, families, and the communities they serve. They provide employment and job readiness training, financial literacy education, savings programs, tax return assistance, and services to families with limited financial resources.

Literacy Volunteers of Central CT

(860) 229-7323 20 High St, New Britain, CT 06051

Literacy Volunteers of Central Connecticut has been helping adults and families better their lives for over 44 years by training and supporting volunteers to tutor low literate adults for free. LVCC collaborates with local libraries, churches, adult education, the local housing authority, and other groups to give the greatest literacy education available to their clientele. In 2021, 93% of students improved their speaking abilities, while 67% improved their writing abilities.

Nutmeg Big Brothers Big Sisters

(860) 525-5437 30 Laurel St #3, Hartford, CT 06106

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Connecticut provides one-on-one, long-term friendships with loving adults to children who want and need a mentor. Bigs act as companions, mentors, and role models for young people, assisting them in developing self-confidence. Children and teenagers are empowered to fulfill their full potential as their self-esteem grows, grades improve, and a lifetime friendship with their Big develops. 46% of littles are less likely to start using illicit substances, 27% are less likely to start drinking and 52% are less likely to skip school.

Plainville Early Learning Center, Inc.

(860) 747-3321 130 W Main St, Plainville, CT 06062

Plainville Early Learning institution is a non-profit early development institution that offers high-quality, dependable, and supportive early care and education to children aged 12 months to fifth grade. As they become successful learners, children gain self-esteem and engage in healthy activities in all developmental domains. Families and instructors collaborate to foster and encourage children's development, to broaden their views, and to achieve their goals.

PARC, Inc.

(860) 747-0316 28 E Maple St, Plainville, CT 06062

PARC is a family-centered organization that has been offering community support services to people with developmental disabilities for over 50 years. Their program is meant to provide weekly evening social activities for their clients, and it includes both individual and group activities. PARC promotes and defends individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities' human rights and actively supports their full inclusion and involvement in the community throughout their lives by providing family-centered assistance, direct services, and advocacy.

Plymouth Community Food Pantry

(860) 584-1750 20 Dewey Ave, Terryville, CT 06786

The Plymouth Community Food Pantry serves those in need by providing food and referrals. They are committed to working in and with our community to eliminate hunger, its causes, and its consequences. The non-profit serves 172 homes in the Plymouth area, allowing them to come in once a week to "shop" at the food pantry, or to receive curbside pick-up or home delivery. Some of what they provide for their clients are nonperishable foods, fresh produce, personal care items, and gift cards.

Prudence Crandall Center, Inc.

(860) 225-5187 594 Burritt St, New Britain, CT 06050

The Prudence Crandall Center offers comprehensive treatment to people and children affected by domestic abuse, as well as preventative education and community outreach. The services include a 24-hour crisis hotline, an emergency safe shelter, individual/family counseling, and civil and criminal court advocacy.

The Salvation Army

(860) 583-4651 19 Stearns St, Bristol, CT 06010

The Salvation Army, an international movement, is an evangelical part of the universal Christian church. They provide food for the hungry, relief for disaster victims, assistance for the disabled, outreach to the ill/elderly, shelter to the homeless and opportunities for underprivileged children.

St. Vincent De Paul Mission of Bristol, Inc.

(860) 589-9098 19 Jacobs St, Bristol, CT 06010

The St. Vincent De Paul Mission seeks to encourage effective community responses to low-income groups' housing and emergency shelter needs in Bristol. Their Outreach team is committed to building vital relationships with unsheltered homeless people in order to help their transition to affordable housing and/or treatment.

Wheeler Clinic, Inc.

(888) 793-3500 91 Northwest Dr, Plainville, CT 06062

Wheeler Clinic ensures that all people have equal access to innovative care that improves health, recovery, and growth at all stages of life. The company also proposes answers to complicated health challenges. Individuals, corporations, charities, third-party payers, client fees, and public funding sources all contribute to the Wheeler Clinic.

Updated June 2023