The Hills at Hand survival guide

From helping hands to donations, lending support


Community Caring in Bridgewater

This organization helps seniors continue to live independently in their own homes by providing a range of supportive services, from home energy assessments to nursing referrals. They always need volunteers.



The Little Guild

This animal shelter finds homes for hundreds of dogs and cats each year. Volunteers are often needed.

Lakeville (Salisbury)

Habitat for Humanity of Northwest Connecticut

With the help of volunteers, this organization builds houses for people in need.


White Memorial Conservation Center

Volunteers are needed regularly at White’s environmental education center. Training programs are available for serious research.

New Milford

Loaves and Fishes Soup Kitchen

Since it serves meals every day of the week, this group is always looking for donations and volunteer help.


Pratt Nature Center

Volunteer your time at this wonderful nature center. It can use help with animal care, office work, land maintenance and events. Visit the Wants and Needs page on its website. When cleaning out your basement or garage, think about donating discarded items to the center.


Audubon Sharon

The Audubon offers a variety of volunteer jobs, including feeding animals, helping with educational programs and maintaining trails. In addition, interesting internships are available.

The Chore Service

This wonderful organization allows elderly and disabled residents to live at home by sending in affordable help.

The Sharon House Projects, Inc.

Produce from this garden in West Cornwall goes to the food pantry at St. Thomas Episcopal Church in Amenia Union, which feeds more than 120 people each week. The garden is always looking for donations and, in season, for volunteers to help with planting, weeding and harvesting. Contact Mary Gates.

Women’s Support Services

This organization provides services to people suffering emotional, sexual or physical abuse. It uses volunteers regularly, either for special events or in its office.


Prime Time House

This outstanding agency provides assistance to adults with serious mental illness. Volunteers and donations are always welcome.
860.618.2479 ext. 102

Susan B. Anthony Project

This nonprofit helps survivors of domestic and sexual abuse. Its website lists volunteer work and provides a wish list of items for women in need. The project also organizes an “Adopt a Family” program during the holiday season.

Torrington Soup Kitchen

This soup kitchen has been providing meals since 1983. Food donations and volunteers are always needed.


After School Arts Program ASAP

The After School Arts Program (ASAP) provides hundreds of artistic and cultural experiences to thousands of participants from over 80 towns. With workshops in the literary, performing, visual, and culinary arts, the programs are designed to teach particular skills, nurture creativity, encourage group collaboration, and give kids a chance to explore new and sometimes life-changing experiences in the arts. Its mission is to provide opportunities for children to create, collaborate, and express themselves through exposure to and participation in the arts under the guidance of arts professionals.

P.O. Box 15
Washington Depot


Instagram: @asap_arts

Judea Garden

This community garden is run by volunteers to provide food for local families in need.
860.868.2003 or 860.868.0009