Without volunteers, HVCC could not provide many of our services. 

The HVCC Food Pantry provides food assistance to over 1,400 households in Vernon, Rockville, Ellington, and Tolland, all of whom meet federal eligibility guidelines. The pantry is operated by a team of both staff and volunteers who provide a variety of services such as:

  • Checking clients into the pantry

  • Assisting those clients who need help in selecting their food items

  • Bagging clients' food and helping them to their cars

  • Stocking shelves

Most volunteers commit to one pantry session per week, but some do more. Volunteering in the pantry requires a significant amount of standing and the ability to carry bags of groceries.

Additional volunteers are needed to:

  • Deliver food to homebound seniors once a week

  • Assist in the preparation and distribution of holiday dinners

  • Help with food drives at area grocery stores

If you are available to volunteer in the food pantry, there is a job for you and you will make a big different in the lives of many of our neighbors!

HVCC Elder Service needs its volunteers. Friendly Visitors is just one of the services that we could not do without our volunteers. Friendly Visitors volunteers help to provide much needed social contact, run errands, read to the sight impaired, and help the elderly with personal business. Other volunteers make reassurance phone calls, appointments and do follow-up paperwork. Volunteers of all ages can help seniors to remain independent for as long as possible. They can help to clean, do yard work, paint, rake, weed, provide medical rides, etc.

Court-mandated Community Service workers who are looking to volunteer at HVCC, please contact Faith at (860) 872-7727 ext. 2923 for more information on how to complete an in-house application.

If you want more information on how YOU can join our team and become a volunteer, please call (860) 872-7727 or email us at awalsh@hvcchelps.org!

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I understand that I am applying to be an unpaid volunteer for Hockanum Valley Community Council, Inc. (HVCC) and that this is not an application for employment. I hereby release HVCC, its officers, directors, employees, volunteers and participants from any liability for any loss cost or damage to me or my property arising out of or in connection with my volunteer assignment. I certify that all answers given by me are true, complete and correct. I authorize HVCC to complete a background and reference check if pertinent to the volunteer program area. If I am accepted as a volunteer, I agree to abide by the requirements of the program and the agency policies and procedures for HVCC’s volunteers.