COVID -19 Local Volunteer Opportunities & Resource



List of Local Support links, Volunteer Information, & Miscellaneous Resources


Please email or text Jacky Foster to add opportunities. She is sharing with as many people as she can., 978-580-5581.



Acton Food Pantry  Distribute Wednesdays from 10-7 & Thursdays from  9:30-11:30. To donate or volunteer or if you need services, call 978-635-9295.

Open Table   - Doing drive-through pantries on Tuesdays from 1-6:30 & Thursdays from 3-6:30PM @ Maynard Municipal Parking lot (Main Street by the Fine Arts Theater). Check the website or call:

Stow Food Pantry   Open for pick-ups three time a week. To donate (funds only, no food): Stow Food Pantry, PO Box 437, Stow, MA 01775. To volunteer or for services, email or call:, 978-897-4230.

Sudbury Food Pantry   Open Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12-2:15. To volunteer (15 needed each time), call Mary Novak: 978-443-8565.

Loaves & Fishes (Devens)

Temporarily closed. Check website for updates: If you need services, contact

Provide Fresh Fruits & Vegetables

Make & Deliver Meals to Shelters in Worcester – First Parish Bolton initiative

Need 1: Provide meal assistance to Worcester shelters:

Need 2: Deliver Meals to elderly in Clinton & Lancaster:


Bolton Community Fund  Contact Mary Garcia for updated needs:, 978-337-3571.

Warm Hearts  No volunteer opportunities at this time. To donate, see the website. (Catherine Hamill is investigating future opportunities.)

Acton-Boxborough United Way  Plenty of volunteer opportunities: See website.

Clear Path for Veterans  They are providing boxed meals at Devens:

To volunteer:

Habitat for Humanity North Central Massachusetts  Contact Carolyn for volunteer opportunities: or (978) 348-2749. No urgent needs at this time, and she will update the club as needed.

Healing Garden    Closed now, but they have a wish list for donations. See the website, and email Kelly as instructed:

Household Goods   Closed through May 4.

Red Cross Blood Bank   Most donation locations and slots were booked out a few weeks, so check back


COVID-19 Antibody Testing



Make Masks for Neighbors

Email Ann Marie for instructions and more information:

Support Nurses & Other Medical Staff

Folks are actively collecting snacks and other packaged goodies for nurses and other responders to give them nourishment as they perform their duties. To donate, contact Jacky to arrange pick-up or drop-off:, 978-580-5581.

P.S. May 6 is National Nurses Day.

Provide Meals to Front-Line Personnel

Blackbird Café in Acton has connected with Emerson Hospital and local police and fire departments to prepare and deliver meals to them. Currently they make two deliveries per week of sixty meals each to Emerson, and will increase the number based on donations: Click on Meals for Frontline Workers. A box that says “ORDER FOR PICKUP” comes up.  Leave the “order now, ready in 15-20 min.” circle filled.  (Although confusing, leave it.) Click on that box and you will see a display of choices of how many meals you want to donate.  Choose what you want and check out.  

Stow Community Chest
Donate to Covid-19 Relief Fund:

 Other resources

Domestic Abuse   1-800-787-3224

MA Legal HELP 

General information if needed.

Stow Community Chest
Guide to Human Services:

Stow Council on Aging
Executive Director: Alyson Toole:

Outreach Coordinator: Martha Shea:

Office: 978-897-1880

Lancaster COA and Community Center
Executive Director:  Alexandra Turner:
Bolton Council on Aging
Executive Director: Heather Goodsell:

Outreach Coordinator: Lisa D’Eon

Office: 978-779-3314