Department of Aging and Disability Services (ADS) field offices are closed to the public as of March 18, 2020 as a protective measure for the safety of our staff and the public. Staff are working and the agency continues to provide needed core services. In the interest of the health and safety of our staff and those we serve, we may not be able to provide certain services that do not allow for appropriate social distancing at this time. For more information on available services, please use this website or call toll-free 800-537-2549.

How do I Volunteer?

Do you want to get involved in the Department of Aging and Disability Services in a hands-on way? We have volunteer opportunities that may be perfect for you!
 
Volunteer to help Connecticut residents with visual impairments
 
The Bureau of Education and Services for the Blind has a volunteer program to help enhance the quality of life for visually impaired people in Connecticut. These opportunities include readers, drivers, shoppers, transcribers, office assistants and more. There is a screening process which includes an application form, background check and a one hour interview/orientation meeting.
 
For more information, contact:
Lori St. Amand, Volunteer Program Coordinator
Bureau of Education and Services for the Blind
184 Windsor Avenue
Windsor, Connecticut 06095
Phone:  (860) 602-4129 or (800) 842-4510, extension 4129
 
Volunteer as a member of the Senior Medicare Patrol
 
The mission of the Senior Medicare Patrol is to empower and assist Medicare beneficiaries, their families and caregivers to prevent, detect and report health care fraud, errors and abuse. This is accomplished through outreach, counseling and education.
 
The Senior Medicare Patrol program also addresses inquiries and complaints regarding Medicare, Medicaid and other health care or related consumer issues either by resolving matters directly or by referrals to appropriate entities.
 
For more information or to volunteer call (860) 424-5274

 

Volunteer with the Long Term Care Ombudsman Volunteer Resident Advocate Program

Community volunteers are trained by Long Term Care Ombudsman Program (LTCOP) staff in resident’s rights, problem solving, interviewing skills, negotiating, working with nursing home staff, and the health care system. You  can find detailed information including job description and training requirements on the LTCOP website.

If you are interested in becoming a Volunteer Resident Advocate please contact the Long Term Care Ombudsman Program. You can reach the program for more information via phone: 860-424-5221 or 860-424-5239