Volunteers are Important

Simply stated, without volunteers there would be no CareGivers. They are the "backbone" of the organization and vital to its continuing existence. It is only through the effort of volunteers that The CareGivers is able to offer services to those in need.

By helping someone with grocery shopping, taking them to their doctor's appointment, or by making a friendly visit, you help people remain in their own homes and strengthen our communities. These opportunities do not require obligation to a weekly time commitment: our program coordinator will work with you to accommodate your busy schedule.

Download The CareGivers volunteer application.

Caring Cupboard Program

The Caring Cupboard program provides free food - delivered right to the homes of eligible frail, elderly and disabled clients needing assistance in order to live independent healthy lifestyles. The Caring Cupboard program is broken down into 3 components; calling volunteers, food packing volunteers and delivery volunteers! Volunteers can sign up for one task or all three tasks!

  1. Caring Cupboard Calling Volunteers
  2. Food Packing Volunteers
  3. Food Delivery Team

Warehouse Support

Warehouse Volunteers are always warmly welcomed. Our warehouse offers various tasks throughout the Warehouse. Volunteers can take inventory, help unload food drops, organize and stock shelves, sort through frozen meat and more! These opportunities are available during business hours Monday – Friday 9:00AM to 3:00PM.

Administration Team

Administrative can assist at the office through helping with mailings, making reassurance calls to clients, thank you calls to donors, assisting with marketing efforts and more. Administrative Volunteers opportunities are available during normal business hours Monday through Friday 9:00AM to 3:00PM.

Caring Rides

The CareGivers is seeking volunteers drivers for its Caring Rides program serving homebound elderly across the Greater Manchester and Nashua areas. Volunteers drive elderly to doctors’ offices, dental visits, the pharmacy and social/recreational outings. Others shop for or run errands on behalf of individuals.

How do I volunteer at The CareGivers?

To begin volunteering at The CareGivers, please contact our volunteer coordinator. A CareGivers employee will collect all the necessary information required and discuss available opportunities!

What is the minimum age needed to volunteer?

Typically, the minimum age to volunteer at the CareGivers is 16, but volunteers under the age of 16 are eligible to volunteer if accompanied by a parent, guardian or chaperone.

When can I volunteer?

Most CareGivers volunteer activity occurs during our normal business hours: 9:00AM to 3:00PM. However, volunteer opportunities are available after hours on certain days each month.

Do I need to schedule in advance or can I just show up?

Volunteers must schedule volunteer hours in advance to assure all necessary paperwork is complete and volunteer tasks are set up. To schedule volunteer hours just contact our volunteer coordinator.

What should I wear when I volunteer?

Dress code varies upon volunteering opportunity. Warehouse volunteers must have on secure footwear that covers the toes and top of the foot. Closed-toe shoes are required, no exceptions. Please dress comfortably, but nothing excessively torn or inappropriate. Volunteers who will be loading cars and delivering groceries to homebound seniors should prepare for the weather outside as well.

Where can I find a list of volunteer opportunities?

You can find a detailed list of our volunteer opportunities at VolunteerMatch.

Do you accept court-ordered volunteers?

Yes - The CareGivers accepts court-ordered volunteers on a case by case basis. Please see our court-ordered community service policy. If you have any questions please contact our volunteer coordinator with any questions.

Is there a required volunteer schedule?

Nope! We are happy to provide flexibility! We know many volunteers have busy schedules and volunteer when their schedule allows. Volunteers will always be warmly welcomed.

Can the CareGivers accommodate large groups?

Yes – The CareGivers is happy to accept large groups of volunteers!

Is there a conference room available that my group can use for lunch and reflection?

Yes – we do have conference rooms available for use! Just let the volunteer coordinator know and we will reserve a room for you.

What if something comes up and I cannot attend my volunteer shift?

Don’t worry, things come up. Just please let the volunteer coordinator know as soon as possible so we can work to fill your shift!

Is there a possibility to volunteer remotely?

Yes, we provide services that a portion can be done over the phone remotely.

The CareGivers provides volunteer opportunities to individuals in need of completing court mandated community service hours on a case-by-case basis. The Caregivers reserve the right to deny any court-ordered individual the opportunity to volunteer with our organization based on nature, type and/or specifics of their offense. However, it is also the policy of this organization to provide equal opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual preference, age or disability.

Download the CareGivers court-ordered volunteer application.

To be considered, Volunteers must provide written documentation from the court, probation officer and/or their attorney stating the number of hours required and the date service hours must be completed by. Individuals who do not provide the required paperwork will not be accepted.

The CareGivers will not accept a volunteer with certain serious offenses including but not limited to:

  • Violent Offenses
    • Armed Robbery
    • Assault and/or Battery
    • Aggravated Assault
    • Arson
    • Kidnapping
    • Robbery
    • Statutory/Sexual Offense
  • Burglary or Theft
  • Drug Sales

It is not the responsibility of The Caregivers to accommodate court-mandated volunteers who wait until the last minute to complete their service hours. No special accommodations will be made.

Just because an individual provides the required paperwork does not guarantee acceptance as a volunteer. There are specific hours and services available and are given on a first come first served basis.

Additionally, if after a reasonable amount of time served it is determined that the volunteer is not fulfilling his/her obligation, The CareGivers reserves the right to release them from their commitment. Their probation officer will be advised immediately upon separation.

Court-ordered Community Service Approval Process:

  1. Applicants must submit the following documentation via fax, mail, email or in person before your Interview. Paperwork from probation officer, court, or attorney stating individuals name, specific offense(s) committed, number of hours required, time frame in order to fulfill court ordered hours, and the name and contact information of the probation office or attorney.
  2. Complete The CareGivers court-ordered volunteer application.
  3. Attend an interview.
  4. Once hours are complete, a timesheet must be provided to the Program Coordinator who will then provide a validation letter within 2 weeks. It will be written on official letterhead stating how many hours were completed and in what capacity.

Failure to disclose any information will result in immediate termination of the Volunteer contract.

For questions regarding The CareGivers Court Mandated Community Service policy, please contact our Operations and Volunteer Program Manager at 603-669-3030.

The Benefits of Volunteering

  • Develop new skills
  • Build up your professional resume
  • Give back to your neighbors in need
  • Strengthen your local community
  • Explore new career paths
  • Self-growth
  • Establish new connections

Volunteer Information Request Form

If you are interested in becoming a CareGivers volunteer, please fill out this brief form and click the 'Submit' button. Fields with an asterisk (*) are required.