Volunteer Program

Without volunteer support, Laurel House could not achieve its mission of recovery. It takes time, money and commitment to provide people with a place to work, learn and engage with others. By being a volunteer, you are helping to make a difference in someone’s life.  For many, Laurel House is their only family. Recovery requires a network of support.

You can help support mental health recovery by volunteering at Laurel House.

Help is needed in Supported Education tutoring, and specialized skill building workshops such as the Artists’ and Writers’ Workshops.

For information about current volunteer needs, please email Contact@laurelhouse.net with the subject line “Volunteer Opportunities”.

Kathy Cahill inside Laurel House Treasure Hunters Thrift Store

Kathy Cahill, 2019 Power of One Award Winner

Stamford – On Thursday, July 11th, Laurel House, Inc. will recognize Kathy Cahill, a longtime Stamford resident, as its 2019 Power of One Award winner. Each year Laurel House publicly honors one volunteer for his or her outstanding dedication to improving the lives of Laurel House program participants.

Kathy has been volunteering at Laurel House’s Treasure Hunters Thrift Store for the past 5 years helping organize the clothes, furniture and any other items that were donated to the thrift store. Kathy said that volunteering at Treasure Hunters has been a good fit from day one. “As my kids got older, I wanted to do something in the community and volunteering at Treasure Hunters was perfect for me. I actually figured out that I enjoy organizing, “said Kathy.

Geno Lupinacci, Treasure Hunters Thrift Store Manager, said that Kathy has been a wonderful worker and team member. Kathy always has a smile on her face. She is willing to do what it takes to get any job done,” said Geno.

Kathy said that her favorite part of volunteering at Treasure Hunters is working with the other volunteers and employees at the thrift store. “When you come into Treasure Hunters everyone is so nice; it’s a warm, inviting environment. I was impressed how much the other volunteers here really care about the program participants at Laurel House. Like me, I think all the volunteers at Treasure Hunters give their time volunteering, not because they have to but because they want to, because they really care.”

Past Power of One recipients are: Eppie (Esperanza) Eilets, Diane Cohen Schneider, Nancy Fahey, Betsy Varian, Chitra Ramcharandas, Cindi Richardson and Laura Ryan.