Many of the civic groups and organizations listed throughout the pages of the Ridgefield Answerbook welcome volunteers. A list of community groups is also kept in the office on the second floor of the Ridgefield Community Center and is available online at the center’s website (lounsburyhouse.com). Another handy list of clubs and organizations can be found at the Ridgefield Library’s website, ridgefieldlibrary.org, by clicking on the link Ridgefield Online.

In particular, the Friendly Shopper Service Program matches volunteers with seniors and disabled people who need a companion to take them shopping. Call FISH of Ridgefield Coordinator Linda Zembron at 203-438-8044. FISH asks people who can drive to volunteer one day a month. Call Ms. Zembron. The Ridgefield Visiting Nurse Association also has many volunteer opportunities. Call 203-438-5555. ROAR needs volunteers over 18 to help out at the animal shelter. Call 203-438-0158.

VolunteerSolutions.org, a United Way initiative, lists area nonprofits looking for volunteers. Go to the site and type in Ridgefield’s zip code. A recent check found more than 150 organizations having posted information about volunteer opportunities.