Ways You Can Help

If you would like to join a list for potential volunteer opportunities contact Director of Community Impact, Robert Moore at rmoore@greenwichunitedway.org

Community Centers Inc. (CCI) is looking for plastic and/or paper grocery bags and rubber gloves to make food deliveries to vulnerable seniors.

Is trying to set up virtual tutoring for high schoolers who need it now more than ever and are looking for volunteers in all subjects.

Please call 203-869-1276.

The Greenwich Commission on Aging is concerned about our older adult residents and the social isolation and community disconnect that will result due to the coronavirus.  In order to create a true “Community Connection” we need older adults to be identified and “opt in” to receive a call by registering with us.  Interested older adults can register by calling the Greenwich Senior Center 203-862-6700 or Greenwich Commission on Aging (203)862-6710.  Once older adults are identified, they will be assigned to a particular volunteer.  We will let that person know the name of the volunteer that will be calling them.  Only the name and telephone number of older adults that opt to participate will be shared with the volunteer.

Neighbor to Neighbor FOOD DONATIONS ARE NEEDED this includes all basic food items and non-perishables. If anyone is interested in coordinating food drives/donations please connect directly with Duncan Lawson at 203-622-9208 x12 dlawson@ntngreenwich.org

Red Cross: As a nation, this is a time where we must take care of one another including those most vulnerable among us. If you are healthy and feeling well, please make an appointment to donate this week by using the Red Cross Blood Donor App, visiting RedCrossBlood.org or calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).

  • The Red Cross only collects blood from individuals who are healthy and feeling well at the time of donation. Donating blood does not impact or weaken the immune system.
  • Donors are asked to make an appointment before showing up to donate in order to manage the flow of donors appropriately in alignment with social distancing practices.
  • We appreciate the incredible generosity of donors who have answered our call for help, and emphasize that it remains critically important to schedule a donation appointment even weeks out as we anticipate ongoing challenges during this public health crisis

We understand why people may be hesitant to come out for a blood drive, but want to reassure the public that we have implemented additional precautions to ensure the safety of our donors and staff in response to concern, including:

  • Checking the temperature of staff and donors before entering a drive to make sure they are healthy
  • Providing hand sanitizer for use before the drive, as well as throughout the donation process
  • Spacing beds, where possible, to follow social distancing practice

We are also looking for volunteers in the following role in Greenwich:  Those interested should email:  recruitmentgny@redcross.org for further information!

Volunteer Biomedical Screener: This position and Temp-taking screening station is part of additional screening the American Red Cross has implemented in the interest of the safety of the blood supply, recipients, other donors, staff, volunteers and general public health regarding COVID-2019 outbreaks. Greet donors and model excellent customer service behaviors. Manage donor flow at temp taking station to ensure only donors passing temp screen are permitted access. Explain purpose of temperature screen to donors and ensure they understand reason for deferral if applicable. Direct donor to next step of donation or options for future donations if deferred.

Blood Donor Screeners will use the following supplies:  Thermometer and probe covers, if applicable, Trash basket, Gloves, Hand sanitizer, Sani-cloths or Cavi-cide