Many DMA members are active volunteers right here in our association. Review the front pages of your DMA Directory or look over the rest of this website to see the many ways to support your Darien Men’s Association.

DMA members are also active in their local churches, in other community organizations and service clubs (Lions, Kiwanis, etc.), and in town government. You might consider serving on the Town Committee of a major political party, on the elected (non-partisan) Representative Town Meeting, or on one of the several elected or appointed town Boards, Commissions, or advisory committees. Most community organizations have websites, and the town website http://www.darienct.gov/  has information about all of the parts of town government.

 

ACTIVE DMA VOLUNTEERS

ORGANIZATION

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY

CONTACT PERSON

AARP Driver Safety Instruct safe driving at senior centers and community college Roy Marcantonio
Aquarium at Norwalk Maritime Center Volunteers needed, training available Paul Larson Frank Johnson
At Home in Darien Drive clients to appointments, shop for clients, provide home maintenance Bill Ball
Bruce Museum Docent — must apply to be chosen Frank Johnson
Darien Book Aid Pack & ship donated books Terry Fitzgerald
Darien Community Association DCA Board of Directors DCA Bird Sanctuary John Schlachtenhaufen and Tom Taylor

Chris Filmer

Darien Public TV Ch 79 Open position on Advisory Board. Jim Cameron
Darien Land Trust Land Stewardship Tony Murray Chris Filmer
Darien Lions Club Support charity events and activities, raise funds for charity Steve Fritsch
Darien Monuments & Ceremonies

Commission

Conduct events and place appropriate memorials in honor of veterans and others. Members are appointed by the Town of Darien John Geoghegan Chick Scribner for details,

David Polett

203 656-0857

Department of Transportation, State of CT Volunteer at Info booth at 1-95 Rest Stop Give directions and suggest sites to visit nearby No training needed Frank Johnson
INSPIRICA Drive clients, prepare and serve meals, teach/tutor, other support activities Chris Filmer

John Schlachtenhaufen

International Institute of Connecticut, Bridgeport Mentor refugees as they adapt to life in this country, tutor English language Martin Skala

Helen de Korne at

203 336-0141

Neighbors Link Stamford Teach English as a Second Language, mentor and tutor adults and children Bill Cox Tony Murray
Norwalk Hospital Assist patients and visitors with directions and transport within the hospital Bob Mitchell Michael Poler
Norwalk Land Trust Maintain and publicize Farm Creek Preserve Pete Scull
Open Door Shelter 4 Merritt Street, Norwalk Serve meals in shelter for homeless people Tom Taylor
Person to Person Darien & Norwalk Drive van for food pickups,

support food drives and special events

Jim Kelly

Bill Winship

Tom Taylor

Reynolds Burgund

Salvation Army Xmas Appeal (90% of funds remain in Darien) Ring a bell outside Palmer’s grocery for one hour on one weekend to raise funds for Darien Human Services department Marc Thorne Bob Smith
St. Luke’s Episcopal Darien Prepare and serve Community Supper once a week Harry Musikas
Senior Center, Darien Support activities of local seniors Raymond Slavin Beth Paris, Director
SCORE Fairfield County, Mentors entrepreneurs looking to start or grow a small business Gary Banks, Peter Carnes, Bob Wolkwitz
Stamford Hospital Assist admitting patients in Emergency, one day a week Alex Garnet
STAR, Inc. Help persons with developmental disabilities Hilary Donegan
Tree Conservancy Darien Land Stewardship John Schlachtenhaufen
VITA

Volunteer Income Tax Assistance

Help individuals prepare tax forms Bill Cox

FORMER DMA VOLUNTEERS

Darien Arts Council Volunteers support activities and events
International Executive Service Corps Experienced executives consult with businesses worldwide Kent Haydock
Literacy Volunteers of Stamford/Norwalk English as a Second Language (ESL) teachers (training provided) Bill Cox Marc Thorne