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.
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