Get Involved » Volunteer

The Pettengill House has a formal volunteer program. For an electronic application, please call (978) 463-8801. Once a volunteer application is received, you will be contacted to schedule an appointment to talk about your interests and tour Pettengill House. Please note that our volunteer work requires physical stamina, walking stairs and some lifting. Please be aware that positions are not suitable for children unless otherwise noted on the volunteer application.

Our volunteer opportunities happen primarily during our hours of operation Monday, Wednesday, Thursday 8 am – 4 pm; Tuesday 9 am – 6 pm; Friday 8 am – 3 pm. During the summer, we do have a few programs that you can help with outside of our office hours.

In addition to our ongoing pantry, we have seasonal volunteer opportunities throughout the year:

Fall Coat Drive

Greater Boston Food Bank Truck Deliveries – Helping to unload and organize pantry

Letter Carriers Food Drive each May

Operation Backpack

Saturday Night Meals Program

Thanksgiving Program

  • Basic Needs
  • Children’s Supplemental Gift Programs
  • Community Partnership Initiatives
  • Comprehensive Case Management
  • Crisis Intervention Services
  • Educational Initiatives
  • Emergency Assistance Program
  • Environmental Counseling and Advocacy
  • Family Stabilization Program
  • Food Pantry
  • Home Visits/Assessments and Interventions
  • Juvenile Diversion Community Service Site
  • Mass Health Insurance/Food Stamp Assistance
  • McKinney Vento Homeless Act Support Services
  • Operation Backpack School Supply Program
  • Saturday Night Meals Program
  • School Link Service Program
  • Senior Support Program
  • Substance Addiction Initiative
  • Winter Coat Drive

The goal of all programs is to support self- sufficiency, while improving individual and family quality of life

Inquire about Donations through:
Payroll Deduction
Memorial Gift Giving
Automated Gift Giving
Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express Accepted
13 Lafayette Road,
P.O. Box 5551,
Salisbury, MA 01952
Phone: 978-463-8801
Fax: 978-463-8743
21 Water Street,
Suite 4A,
Amesbury, MA 01913
Phone: 978-792-5205
Fax: 978-834-6379