If your agency wants to be highlighted in the Volunteer Corner, please email a paragraph describing your organization, location, volunteer needs and contact information to vac@hscct.org

Holiday volunteering and donations:

Open Door Shelter in Norwalk needs food items as well as volunteers to sort, serve and prepare foods. Call 203-866-1057.

Christian Community Action in Norwalk needs food items and volunteers to sort and distribute foods. Call 203-899-0678

St. Vincent DePaul in Norwalk needs food items and volunteers to sort and distribute foods. Call 203-866-1644

Homes with Hope in Westport needs food items, volunteers to sort, serve and prepare foods. Call 203-226-3426

Visiting Nurse & Hospice of Fairfield County, Inc., needs volunteers to provide friendship and companionship to isolated and housebound patients through its Peer Counselor Program. Volunteers are required to attend three training classes. They also need volunteers to provide family support for their hospice team. For more information, call the volunteer voordinator at 203-834-6341, ext. 316.

Choices For Success in Norwalk, located at Grace Baptist Church, is seeking male and female volunteers (preferable academic mentors) Monday through Thursday for two hours per week. Contact Robyn Hudson, program manager, at 203-505-3164 (please leave message) or e-mail rhudson@mfcgc.org.

Circle of Care in Wilton assists families of children with cancer. Volunteers are needed to assist with mailings, make regular post office runs, basic administrative tasks and work from home. Call 203-663-6893 or visit www.theCirleofCare.org.

Malta House of Good Counsel 5 Prowitt St., Norwalk -- home to homeless, pregnant women and their newborns is in need of women to volunteer for baby sitting, tutoring or mother-mentoring weekdays between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. Call 203-857-0088.

Still not sure what to do? For more information on VAC, volunteer opportunities or any HSC programs, visit our web site at www.hscct.org. At bottom of page click on "Volunteer Now" button. Then click on "Volunteer Corner." There are additional links for Youth Volunteer Opportunities, "Volunteer Match" and "Volunteer Solutions." VAC is a partnership of The Human Services Council and United Way of Coastal Fairfield County.