Are you looking for ways to give back?

At First Citizens’ we believe in supporting & improving our community. Throughout the year, our team members volunteer in our communities for various causes supporting different organizations. We welcome our family, friends, and neighbors to join us in maximizing our efforts! Check out the different ways you can get involved as well.

Sister Rose House 

71 Division St, New Bedford, MA
An emergency shelter for men that is staffed 24 hours a day. The program offers a wide range of supportive services including assessment, job skill training, budgeting information, soup kitchen, access to mental health, and other needed services. The goal of Sr. Rose House is to help their clients to gain long term sustainability while working on the current issues that lead to their homelessness.
Volunteers will help serve lunch at the daily Soup Kitchen. Serving hours are from 11 AM-1 PM. They ask volunteers to arrive at 10:30 AM to help set up. FCFCU Team Members volunteer bi-weekly.

To make a referral or visit please contact:

Ray Duarte
Program Manager
71 Division Street
New Bedford, MA 02744
508-997-3202 or 774-202-4254

My Brother's Keeper

1015 Reed Rd, Dartmouth, MA
They deliver furniture and food to families in need. Some volunteer opportunities include: furniture pickups and deliveries, cleaning furniture and appliances, making food deliveries to families, packing food boxes, and more.
Volunteer hours are from 11 AM-1 PM. FCFCU Team Members volunteer once a month.

The Family Food Pantry-Damien's Place

242 Marion Rd, Wareham, MA

The food pantry seeks to provide food assistance to all individuals who face food insecurity. Some volunteer opportunities include: furniture pickups and deliveries, cleaning furniture and appliances, making food deliveries to families, packing food boxes, and more.

Volunteers will help with distributing pre-made bundles of food to individuals in their vehicles via shopping carts. Volunteer hours are from 8 AM-11:30 AM. FCFCU Team Members volunteer twice a month.

Learn More About Damien's Place

YMCA-Full Plate Project

New Bedford, MA, Swansea, MA, Dartmouth Ma

The Full Plate Project embodies the Y's mission of strengthening communities through youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility. They post a new market schedule on their website every month.

Volunteers will help distribute packaged, fresh groceries at the YMCA's Community Markets. The markets open at 3 PM with volunteers helping set up at 1:30 PM. FCFCU Team Members volunteer once a month.

Learn More About The Full Plate Project

Taunton Area Community Table

378 Bay St, Taunton, Ma

TACT is a community-based meal center dedicated to providing delicious, healthy meals to individuals & families in a warm, friendly and safe atmosphere in an under served section of Taunton.

Volunteers will help prepare food, cook, and serve the daily meal at the soup kitchen. The facility is open to guests at 11 AM-1 PM. Volunteers will need to arrive by 9 AM to help prepare. FCFCU Team Members volunteer once a month.

Our Daily Bread Food and Resource Center

111 High St, Taunton, Ma

Their mission is to provide a free nutritious meal in a warm and welcoming atmosphere to those in need. Their Resource Center provides mentoring for basic life skills, empathizing, encouraging and empowering a population that includes the homeless and disenfranchised.

Volunteers will assemble 60 grocery bags for senior citizens. Volunteering is from 10 AM-1 PM. FCFCU Team Members volunteer once a month.

To join us in any of these volunteer efforts or for more information, email

Additional Volunteering Opportunities

The Commonwealth’s leading organization is devoted exclusively to serving homeless children. They focus their efforts on helping young children mitigate the trauma and stress associated with homelessness. First Citizens’ team members volunteer 2 Hours a week with a 6-month commitment. Learn more and also check out the different volunteer opportunities by visiting The Commonwealth's website.
The United Way envisions a region where all people have access to the resources and opportunities they need to thrive. With the help of this organization, communities tackle tough challenges and work with private, public, and nonprofit partners to boost education, economic mobility, and health resources. Visit the United Way website to learn more about this organization and their volunteer opportunities.
The Cape and Islands United Way work to provide both a safety net for those in need, and to create a collective community vision that drives sustainable change. This work includes encouraging and facilitating volunteerism through Cape Cod Volunteers and supporting MASS-2-1-1, a free and confidential 24/7 information and support line. Looking for volunteer opportunities on the Cape? Discover ways you can make a difference by visiting the Cape for Good website.

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Non-profit grants
If you're a registered 501c3 organization that demonstrates significant local impact, you could be eligible. Learn more about Non-Profit Grants.
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