Local Organizations That Welcome Volunteers

Editor’s Note: In the May, 2019, issue, we published a partial list of local organizations that welcome volunteers. The list we chose from had more than 60 entries. Our plan is to publish a permanent list on this website that will include others who wish to be included. If you are a member of any such organization that has not yet appeared in this list, we welcome having you contact us with your favorite group’s current information. The description of “Activities” must be limited to 255 characters. The best contact is Ruth Zimmerman at (860) 833-7525 or ruthzimm@aol.com.

Citizens Restoring Congamond

Activities: Protect Congamond Lakes and provide related education.

Contact: Gerry Crane

Phone: 860-668-5783

Email: Congamond@cox.net

Website: www.Congamond.org

Facebook: www.facebook.com/Citizens.Restoring.Congamond

Mailing Address: P.O. Box 651, Southwick, MA 01077

Foundation for Exceptional Children of Suffield (FECS)

Activities: Events to raise awareness and inclusion for special needs children in Suffield

Contact: Jill Caron & Susan Davis

Phone: 860-904-3434 & 860-559-3832

Email: fecs06078@gmail.com

Website: www.FECS06078.com

Facebook: www.facebook.com/FECS06078

Mailing Address: 574 Halladay Avenue West, Suffield, CT 06078

Friends of Hilltop Farm

Activities: Conservation, farming and outdoor programs for kids and adults. Community garden plots available.

Contact: Kacy Colston & Howie Orr

Phone: 860-668-5250 & 860-758-0668

Email: Info@HilltopFarmSuffield.org

Website: www.HilltopFarmSuffield.org

Facebook: www.facebook.com/HilltopFarmSuffield

Mailing Address: P.O. Box 372, Suffield, CT 06078

Friends of Kent Memorial Library

Activities: Funds most library programs through annual book sale

Contact: Beth Chafetz

Phone: 860-668-0494

Email: 48oreo@cox.net

Website: www.48oreo.wixsite.com/kml2013-1

Facebook: www.facebook.com/FriendsOfTheKML/

Mailing Address: 50 N. Main St., Suffield, CT 06078

Friends of Suffield

Activities: Serves community. All proceeds donated back to the community.

Contact: Becky Tobiasz

Phone: 860-805-9517

Email: FriendsOfSuffield@gmail.com

Website: www.FriendsOfSuffield.org

Facebook: www.facebook.com/FriendsOfSuffield

Mailing Address: P.O. Box 43, Suffield, CT 06078

Kent Memorial Library

Activities: Assist librarian with filing, calls, etc. Youth help with summer program (limited).

Contact: Garrett Pinder

Phone: 860-668-3896

Email: JHemond@Suffield-Library.org

Website: www.Suffield-Library.org

Facebook: www.facebook.com/KentMemorialLibrarySuffield

Mailing Address: 50 N. Main St., Suffield, CT 06078

New England Air Museum

Activities: Aerospace museum needs docents and assistance with restoration.

Contact: Jeannie Rozbora

Phone: 860-623-3305

Email: JRozbora@NEAM.org

Website: www.NEAM.org

Facebook: www.facebook.com/NewEnglandAirMuseum/

Mailing Address: 36 Perimeter Rd., Windsor Locks, CT 06096

Polish Heritage Society

Activities: Interested in sharing, learning and perpetuating Polish culture

Contact: Sara Zak

Phone: 860-668-7194

Email: SuffieldPolAms@gmail.com

Website: None

Facebook: In Facebook, search: Suffield Polish Heritage Society

Mailing Address: 14 Canborne Way., Suffield, CT 06078

Second Chance Shop, Village for Family & Children

Activities: Work with a great team of women in a boutique thrift store that raises money for children and families.

Contact: Lynn Weisel

Phone: 860-668-2841

Email: SecondChanceShopSuffield@TheVillage.org

Website: http://www.ctchamber.org/suffield/member/second-chance-shop1

Facebook: www.facebook.com/SecondChanceShopsCT

Mailing Address: 116 Mountain Rd., Suffield, CT 06078

Suffield Community Aid

Activities: Meals on Wheels, help in vegetable garden, friendly visitor call/shop, Salvation Army kettle bell, drive assist

Contact: Janet Frechette

Phone: 860-668-1986

Email: JanetF@SuffieldCommunityAid.org

Website: https://SuffieldCommunityAid.org/

Facebook: In Facebook, search: Suffield Emergency Aid Association

Mailing Address: 450 South St., P. O. Box 242, Suffield, CT 06078

Suffield Democratic Town Committee

 Activities: Seek qualified Democratic candidates for Town boards and commissions. Advocate excellence in efficient, pro-active and inclusive Town government. Meetings open to all members of the public.

Contact: Tom Frenaye, Chairman

Phone: 860-597-4539

Email: Frenaye@pcnet.com

Website: http://www.SuffieldDemocrats.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Suffield.Democrats/

Mailing Address: P. O. Box 252, Suffield, CT  06078

Suffield Fire Department

Activities: Department is looking for those interested in joining as firefighters, administrative support personnel or cadets.  Proficient skills needed in other roles including clerical, public relations, public education, and fire-ground support.

Contact: Chuck Flynn, Chief

Phone: (860) 668-3888

Email: cflynn@suffieldct.gov

Website: www.suffieldct.gov/fire

Facebook: www.facebook.com/SuffieldCTFireDepartment

Mailing Address: 73 Mountain Rd., Suffield, CT  06078

Suffield Firefigher’s Association

Activities: Support firefighters through public and school presentations and Suffield on the Green booth. Seeking skills in IT, social media, grant writing, bookkeeping and secreterial activities

Contact: Al Golden, President

Phone:(860) 668-3888

Email: AGolden@griffinmail.com

Website: www.suffieldct.gov/fire

Facebook: www.facebook.com/SuffieldFire

Mailing Address: 73 Mountain Rd., Suffield, CT  06078

Suffield Fire Department Auxiliary

Activities: Behind-the-scenes support for fire department. Craft fair fundraiser to buy off-budget equipment and support needs of the department

Contact: Gwen Gorski, President

Phone: (860) 668-5052

Email: GwenGorski@yahoo.com

Website: None

Facebook: None

Mailing Address: 73 Mountain Rd., Suffield, CT  06078

Suffield Foundation for Excellent Schools

Activities: Provide private, tax deductible support to Suffield’s public education.

Contact: Kristi Upton

Phone: 860-436-8418

Email: SFESCT@gmail.com

Website: www.SFES.org

Facebook: In Facebook, search: Suffield Foundation for Excellent Schools

Mailing Address: P.O. Box 503, Suffield, CT 06078

Suffield Garden Club

Activities: We can always use extra hands gardening around town at the Civil War Soldiers’ Monument, Phelps-Hatheway House, the South Main Street Island, and the Suffield gateway signs.

Contact: Sue Mayne

Phone: 860-668-5158

Email: SuffieldGardenClub@gmail.com

Website: www.SuffieldGardenClub.org

Facebook: www.facebook.com/SuffieldGardenClub

Mailing Address: P.O. Box 164, Suffield, CT 06078

Suffield Historical Society

Activities: Collect, preserve, stimulate interest in Suffield history. Actively share it. Maintain King House Museum.

Contact: Art Sikes

Phone: 860-668-0414

Email: None

Website: www.SuffieldHistoricalSociety.org

Facebook: www.facebook.com/Suffield.Connecticut.History/

Mailing Address: P.O. Box 893, Suffield, CT 06078

Suffield Observer

Activities: Help build a sense of community and provide a forum where all sides of issues may be addressed.

Contact: Lauren Life

Phone: 860-559-6099

Email: Inbox@TheSuffieldObserver.com

Website: www.TheSuffieldObserver.com

Facebook: www.facebook.com/SuffieldObserver

Mailing Address: P.O. Box 424, Suffield, CT 06078

Suffield Republican Town Committee

 Activities: Endorse candidates for local elections, promote fiscally conservative Town government, support open space/farmland preservation and encourage smart economic development.

Contact: Brendon Malone or Don Rawling, Co-Chairmen

Phone: 860-539-7692

Email: info.SuffieldRepublicans@gmail.com

Website: http://www.SuffieldRepublicans.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SuffieldGOP

Mailing Address: None at this time. Contact Brendon for specific mailing.

Suffield Volunteer Ambulance Association

Activities: Provide emergency ambulance service to Suffield and surrounding towns.

Contact: John Spencer

Phone: 860-668-3881

Email: SVAA@SuffieldEMS.org

Website: www.SuffieldEMS.org

Facebook: www.facebook.com/SuffieldAmbulance

Mailing Address: P.O. Box 642, Suffield, CT 06078

Suffield Woman’s Club

Activities: Service organization dedicated to community improvement by enhancing the lives of others

Contact: Lisa Pepe

Phone: 860-758-7272

Email: SuffieldWomansClub@gmail.com

Website: www.CTChamber.org/suffield/member/suffield-womens-club

Facebook: www.facebook.com/The-Suffield-Womans-Club-489466194577048/

Mailing Address: 675 East Street North, Suffield, CT 06078

Town of Suffield Boards and Commissions

 Activities: Boards and Commissions that assist in planning and directing the business of the Town – See the website shown below.

Contact: Kim Worthington, Communications Mgr.

Phone: 860-668-3838

Email: KWorthington@suffieldct.gov

Website: http://www.suffieldct.gov/town/boards

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TownOfSuffield

Mailing Address: 83 Mountain Rd., Suffield, CT  06078

West Suffield Village Improvement Association

Activities: Maintain Academy Hall and rent it out for parties and family events.

Contact: Anne or Bob Borg

Phone: 860-668-7841

Email: None

Website: www.WestSuffieldVIA.org

Facebook: In Facebook, search: West Suffield Village Improvement Association

Mailing Address: P.O. Box 355, West Suffield, CT 06093