Ways You Can Help
If you would like to join a list for potential volunteer opportunities contact Director of Community Impact, Robert Moore at firstname.lastname@example.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 email@example.com
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: firstname.lastname@example.org for further information!
Volunteers needed to help hospitals and community providers with COVID-19 Response
The current COVID-19 public health emergency is creating a labor crisis for health care facilities and nonprofits across the state that serve vulnerable people on the frontlines.
Medical professionals and staff at some nonprofits are falling/will fall ill with COVID-19 and be unable to work. Volunteers who provide labor on a regular basis at many of these agencies are at risk for COVID-19 (due to age, underlying conditions, or living with people who are at risk) and thus not able to contribute as they normally would do.
At the same time, hospitals, health care facilities and frontline nonprofits – particularly food banks and pantries, meal delivery services, and homeless shelters – are seeing a marked increase in demand for their services.
Please note: You should not volunteer if you’re at risk or compromised. If you are immunocompromised, over 60, are showing symptoms of COVID-19, or live with or care for someone in any of those categories, you should avoid being in public – including for volunteer efforts. Please stay safe, stay home.
CTResponds! is Connecticut’s online volunteer system for the Emergency System for Advance Registration of Volunteer Health Professionals (ESAR-VHP) and other interested volunteers. This system helps to maintain a registry of volunteers’ skills and credentials available within the state, and helps communities match available resources to an emergency event.
Medical Volunteers can register HERE: https://ctresponds.ct.gov/
Until now, Connecticut has not had a single, statewide portal through which to recruit and place volunteers. Together, the CT Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (CT VOAD), United Way of CT/211, and the Office of the Governor (working with the state’s emergency management system) created a CT-customized instance of the national VOAD Disaster Assistance and Response Technology (DART) volunteer database – “CT DART”.
This data base allows nonprofits (currently food banks and pantries, meal delivery services, and homeless shelters) to register their needs; volunteers to sign up; and matches to be made between the two to source new labor to support the frontline nonprofits through this crisis. Because many of the most critical nonprofit services involve direct client interaction, all volunteers will be background checked.
Non-Medical Volunteers can register HERE: https://dart-ct.communityos.org/
Learn more about Connecticut’s Volunteer Needs: https://portal.ct.gov/Coronavirus/Information-For/Volunteers