Volunteer Opportunities

For more information on volunteerVolunteering - Food Pantry - 1 Pat Rosendahl opportunities, e-mail: Volunteer@Listencs.org

LISTEN volunteers build a healthy community through the giving of time, experience and wisdom.

In 2016, more than 400 community members volunteered 14,526 hours of their time.




 Coordinate a Food or Personal Care Drive

People are hungry and we ensure they are fed. Volunteer to organize a food drive or personal care drive. You can also give your time to help stock shelves and pack emergency food bags.

“I enjoy volunteering in LISTEN’s food pantry because I know that I am making an impact. The newly renovated space is wonderful to work in. I am always welcome and it fits perfectly in my schedule.”

For more information on our food pantry, click here.



Thrift Stores

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LISTEN thrift stores are the foundation of our agency and provide us with the revenues to sustain our programs and services. Volunteers assist customers and donors, price donations, and straighten up the stores.

“LISTEN thrift stores are fun and lively! There’s so much to do and the people are the greatest.”



Mandated Service Opportunities

Reparation and Restitution

The mandatory service program provides opportunities for court required community service hours. LISTEN staff supervise and support participants, establishing essential community connections.



Community Dinner Cook Team

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LISTEN community dinners are always recruiting substitute cook teams. If you are a member of a business, church, social organization or are just a group of friends, a community dinner cook team is a rewarding way to build fellowship and serve the community at the same time.

In our new facility, LISTEN dinners serve approximately 100 guests per evening. LISTEN will help coordinate the menu, provide the food for the meal and set up. The Food Program Coordinator is on-site to offer guidance and support.

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“I love volunteering for community dinners. It’s my way of saying ‘Thank you’ for all of the gifts in my life.”



For more information on our community dinner program, click here.




Make a connection. Change a life.

Every child is born with an ability to succeed. That ability needs to be nurtured. Form a friendship that will change a life. So many of today’s children have unmet needs. Share your time, wisdom and experience with someone young. Background checks are required. Listen counselors provide training and support.

“When I spend time working with a teen, I don’t look for anything in return… And yet what I get back… is immeasurable.”





Spread the joy of the holiday spirit.HBH-kidsunderpresents

A cherished holiday tradition of the Upper Valley, Holiday Baskets provide warm clothing, gift items, and a food certificate for children and seniors. Sponsor a family or spend a day assembling gift baskets.

“Holiday Baskets is my favorite LISTEN program. What greater gift than to pick out something special for someone I may never meet. I sponsor a family every year!”

For more information on the holiday basket program and how to sponsor a child or senior, click here.



If you are interested in one of LISTEN’s Volunteer Opportunities, please contact Volunteer@Listencs.org for more information.

We ourselves feel that what we are doing is just a drop in the ocean, but the ocean would be less because of that missing drop. We can do no great things, only small things with great love. —Mother Theresa


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