Published 2:46 pm, Thursday, December 8, 2011
If your agency wants to be highlighted in Volunteer Corner, email a paragraph describing your organization, location, volunteer needs and contact information to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The RSVP Medical Transportation Program offers Westport and Weston seniors and people with disabilities transportation to medical appointments. A volunteer dispatcher is needed to match volunteer drivers with clients' appointment needs. The dispatcher picks up calls from home on a dedicated phone line and calls drivers to schedule appointments. The time commitment is two to four hours, one day a week. Basic computer literacy is needed to maintain online calendar with driving assignments. Additional volunteer drivers are always welcome. Contact Nancy Pratt, RSVP outreach coordinator, at 203-663-7332 or email email@example.com
The Connecticut Hospice is in need of volunteers to provide care and support to patients and their families (weekdays, evenings or weekends) in an administrative capacity or offering direct care as a friendly visitor, bereavement care, help in the arts or meet transportation needs. For more information, contact director of volunteer services at 1-800-8-HOSPICE, ext. 510.
More InformationFact box
Volunteer Services for the Blind needs help for clients in the Fairfield County area: sorting mail, reading books and periodicals, shopping/label reading, friendly visitors and organizing groceries, etc. For information contact Lori St. Amand at 1-800-842-4510 ext. 4129 or email Lori.firstname.lastname@example.org.
Circle of Care in Wilton assists families of children with cancer. Volunteers are needed to assist with mailings, make regular post office runs, basic administrative tasks and work from home. Call 203-663-6893 or visit www.theCircleofCare.org.
Still not sure what to do? For more information on VAC, volunteer opportunities or any HSC programs, visit www.hscct.org. At bottom of page click on "Volunteer Now," then "Volunteer Corner." There are additional links for youth volunteer opportunities, "Volunteer Match" and "Volunteer Solutions."
VAC is a partnership of The Human Services Council and United Way of Coastal Fairfield County.