The opportunities are many. Many local groups rely on volunteers, including FISH (203-834-3737), which provides transportation for the elderly, Visiting Nurse of Fairfield County, formerly Nursing & Home Care/Mid-Fairfield Hospice, (203-762-8958), and Wilton Library (203-762-3950).

To find other Wilton groups that need volunteers, call Wilton Social Services (203-834-6238).

For hospital volunteer opportunities, call Norwalk Hospital at 203-852-2023, Stamford Hospital (203-276-7521, for adult volunteer info and 203-276-7358, for junior volunteer info; an application form is available online at stamfordhospital.org).

Each year, volunteers from Wilton participate in AmeriCares’ HomeFront Days, assisting senior citizens and low-income families with home improvements. Call 800-486-HELP. For volunteer work with the American Cancer Society, call 203-797-1154. American Red Cross: 800-Red-Cross.

Volunteer Solutions helps volunteers find local non-profits that need their help. Visit volunteersolutions.org, or call the Voluntary Action Center at 203-849-1111 to discuss the type of volunteer opportunity you would like to find. Visit the agency’s website at hscct.org for volunteer opportunities in Wilton and neighboring towns. The center is a program of the Human Services Council. VolunteerSolutions.org is a partnership of United Way.