Volunteer With Us

Since its inception in 1923, the DCA has relied on our hardworking volunteers, who enjoy contributing to our mission, and impacting the Darien community in a positive way. Over 100 volunteers support the many facets of our organization.

Below are some of our current volunteering opportunities:

DCA Thrift Shop

The DCA Thrift Shop is volunteer-run and we can’t do it without you! You’ll be joining a vibrant community of volunteers who lend their time, dedication, and passion to many different roles within our nonprofit organization. Volunteers help tidy clothing, price items, create in-store and window displays, and sell to customers. To become a volunteer, please contact Debra.

DCA Bird Sanctuary

The DCA Bird Sanctuary committee is focused on the continued maintenance and upkeep of this unique community asset — nearly four acres of woodland, open to the public. This includes removing invasive plants, maintaining the trails, installing new native plantings, pruning/weeding, etc. There is no specific time commitment required to volunteer — the committee is thankful for a few hours of help when possible. Please contact the DCA below to help.

Greenhouse Group Plant Sale

The Greenhouse Group is always looking for volunteers to help with their May Plant Sale, their annual fundraiser for the DCA. The Plant Sale takes place on the Friday before Mother’s Day. Volunteering opportunities include helping to set up the event, working the sale, or breaking it down. Please contact the DCA below if you would like to help.