2023 Volunteer Appreciation Night

Each year, Interfaith Social Services dedicates an evening to honor and celebrate all of its amazing volunteers. This year’s Volunteer Appreciation Night was held June 8 and nearly 100 of Interfaith’s volunteers gathered at the Quincy Masonic Building (big thank you to the Masons for kindly donating their space for the evening!).
Guests enjoyed a delicious dinner catered by Black’s Creek BBQ and dessert from Kate’s Confections. After dinner, everyone took part in a lively game of Singo – a musical bingo game – and winners were pulled for the free raffle. It was a wonderful chance to socialize with our fellow volunteers and staff members outside of “the office.”
A few of our amazing Bureau Drawer volunteers.
Paula Daniels, Interfaith’s Director of Development, spoke at the event and said, “The textbook definition of the word ‘volunteer’ is a person who freely offers to take part in an enterprise or undertake a task. I feel like that definition does not do it justice at all! Interfaith defines a volunteer a little differently. Our definition is a person who is a superhero going above and beyond to help someone else; a saving grace who allows us to serve all who come to us asking for help.”
Atendees went home from the event with custom Interfaith volunteer shirts that they can wear during their weekly volunteer shifts. Volunteers are the heart and soul of Interfaith Social Services’ programs and we are so grateful for each and every one of them.
The Wednesday night crew posed for a photo.

Hall of Fame

During Volunteer Appreciation Night, Interfaith inducted 21 of volunteers into the Matti Lang Volunteer Hall of Fame. This honor is bestowed upon those who have served at Interfaith regularly for at least one year. The Hall of Fame is named after one of Interfaith’s most dedicated volunteers, Matti Lang, who gave decades of his life selflessly serving Interfaith’s clients. Interfaith considers all of its volunteers its heroes – they make sure that none of our neighbors in need go hungry or lose hope.
Our 2023 Matti Lang Volunteer Hall of Fame Inductees:
Sarah Alberione
Loretta Barron
Cindy Brandi
Mary Jane Callahan
Ruth Davis
Brian Delaney
Deni Howley
Dan Jaehnig
Angela Lee
Lisa Levenson
MacKenzie Lyle
Peter MacKenna
James Madej
Donna McGinn
Judy Morris
Mimi Powers
Joseph Silva
Julie Sorgi
Donna Tippo
Jay Waldron
Amy Zydanowicz


Some of our 2023 Matti Lang Volunteer Hall of Fame Inductees with Interfaith’s Director of Development, Paula Daniels.

Volunteers Wanted

Are YOU looking for volunteer opportunities? Weekly volunteer shifts are now available in our Food Pantry and Thrift Shop.
Volunteer Requirements:
  • You have the time to commit to one 3-hour volunteer shift per week (available shifts are Monday – Friday between the hours of 9am and 3:30pm – no evenings or weekends shifts are availble);
  • You are 16 years of age or older;
  • You are able to work in a fast-paced environment;
  • You can lift up to 30 lbs repeatedly.

If you meet the requirements above, please fill out the questionnaires below. PLEASE NOTE: This form is used to collect information only. If you are selected to fill one of our shifts, we will reach out to you to set up an interview.

Food Pantry Questionnaire
Thrift Shop Questionnaire

A few of our wonderful Food Pantry volunteers.
Board members and volunteers enjoyed an evening of food and socializing.
A few of our wonderful volunteers.
A few of our wonderful Food Pantry volunteers.
Interfaith staff, guests. volunteers and board members.
Volunteers went home with custom Interfaith Volunteer tshirts.
A free raffle included gift baskets, gift cards and more!
Dinner was catered by Black’s Creek BBQ.
After dinner, guests played a round of Singo featuring songs of the ’60s.
A few of Interfaith’s therapists getting excited about Singo.
Playing a round of Singo – a musical bingo game.
Another big winner!
Getting into the ’60s vibe.

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