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Alzheimer’s Association

279 New Britain Rd., Ste. 5

Kensington, CT  06037

(860) 828-2828 Ext. 12

www.alz.org/ct/

 

The Alzheimer’s Association is a not for profit organization serving the needs of the families and health care professionals in the aging community.  The chapter provides resources about Alzheimer’s disease and related diseased through:  Advocacy, Education, Safe Return, Support Groups, 24/7 helpline, and Respite Grants.

 

Volunteers are always welcome to advocate on behalf of the Association.  Every year we celebrate Memory Day at the Capital to continue the growing tradition of volunteers meeting and advocating our legislative priorities on behalf of the Association.

 

 

American Cancer Society Relay For Life

538 Preston Ave.

Meriden, CT  06450

(203) 379-4700

www.relayforlife.org/relay/

 

Relay For Life is 22 hours of fun for a great cause – joining the American Cancer Society’s fight against cancer.  Teams of 8-15 people take turns walking around a track.

 

We need volunteers to help with many aspects of the local event.  All talents and interests are welcome.

 

 

AmeriCares HomeFront

88 Hamilton Ave.

Stamford, CT  06902

(800) 887-HOPE

www.americarehomefront.org

 

AmeriCares HomeFront is a community-based volunteer home repair program that provides free home repairs to low-incomes homeowners, enabling them to stay in their homes.

 

 

Volunteers come from all walks of life in a true vertical slice of our neighborhoods.  Volunteers need not be skilled at home repair.  Any talent can and will be put to use.  Volunteers, both skilled and unskilled, are needed to work year round at AmeriCares to help with planning, organizing, and recruiting.  Simply put, if you have an interest in home repair and can lend a hand, we can use your help.  St. Patrick’s Church in Enfield is the local contact for AmeriCares.

 

St. Patrick’s Church

64 Pearl St.

Enfield, CT  06082

(860) 745-2411

www.stpatricks-enfield.4lpi.com

 

 

Blair Manor Nursing Home

612 Hazard Ave.

Enfield, CT  06082

(860) 749-8388

Kathy or Sandy

www.affinityhcm.com/Blair/b_blair.htm

 

Our nursing home provides rehabilitative and medical care.  We strive for a full recovery and return to home for each of our residents. We believe in loving touch as a critical ingredient in rehabilitation and understand  the need for socialization necessary for a good, healthy recovery.

 

Volunteers are needed to visit one on one, read to a resident, sit outdoors, play cards and games, assist residents in writing a letter, share stories, go for a walk, look at pictures, call bingo, sing songs, run a bowling game, put on a show, and offer pet therapy.  You can volunteer individually or as a group.  A brief orientation is provided.

 

 

Common Grounds Rotary Garden

Sunny Patch Kid’s Garden Program

c/o Enfield Public Library

104 Middle Rd.

Enfield, CT  06082

(860) 763-7550 -OR-

Amalita Grimes

tirglili29@aol.com

860-745-8127

 

Volunteer based community garden with a focus on children’s programs.  Produce is donated to the Enfield Food Shelf and Enfield Loaves & Fishes.  Volunteers are needed to help harvest, plant and weed, as well as with fundraising and special events.

 

 

Connecticut Trolley Museum

58 North Rd.

East Windsor, CT  06088

(860) 627-6540

www.ct-trolley.org

 

The Connecticut Electric Railway Association is the owner and operator of the Connecticut Trolley Museum.  Founded in October 1940, it is the nation’s oldest incorporated organization dedicated to the preservation of the trolley era.  As a non-profit institution, its educational and historical aim is the establishment of a full scale operating street and interurban railroad system with the appropriate accessory equipment and buildings to recreate an important phase of New England’s business and social life from 1890 to 1945.

 

As a non-profit agency, we rely, almost exclusively, on members of the public to lend a hand, not only during our special events but in the everyday considerations that make the Museum function well.  These areas include:  office, gift shop, electricians, plumbers, track repair, painting and restoration.

 

 

Connecticut Visiting Nurse Association Partners

Administrative Office

95 Woodland St.

Hartford, CT  06105

(860) 528-5195 or (860) 727-5423

www.connecticutvnapartners.org

 

CT VNA offers comprehensive services for helping patients and their loved ones get the most out of their limited time together by providing hospice and home care services.  Our full team of hospice care specialists and volunteers work in the home, at local hospitals or at extended care facilities to help lessen the burden of physical and emotional pain, providing adults and children with life-limiting illness the chance to enjoy every moment that remains.

 

Volunteers are needed to visit hospice and homecare patients, provide respite for weary caregivers, be a listening ear, assist with bereavement or spiritual support, share gifts of music or art, visit as a registered pet therapy team, or help with clerical projects.

 

 

Educational Resources for Children

103R Phoenix Ave.

Enfield, CT  06082

(860) 253-9935

erfc@erfc.us

www.erfc.us

 

ERFC has been working with the Enfield community since 1994 providing innovative services to families and children after-school.  Our mission is to team with kids, communities, schools and families to grow resilient kids.  Through innovative community collaborations, we help kids learn, reach their goals, and contribute to their communities.

 

Volunteer opportunities are available for:  Academic Support Volunteer, “The Making of Technology” Volunteer, Radio/TV Studio Broadcast Volunteer, Junior Achievement After-School Volunteer, Club Hour Volunteer, sports and games, photographer, office assistance, and events and fundraising. Volunteer training is provided.

 

Our programs serve children in grades K-8 and are offered Monday –Friday, 3:00 - 6:00 pm for elementary children and 2:30—6:00 pm for middle school youth.

 

 

Enfield Adult Day Care

1A Beech Rd.

Enfield, CT  06082

(860) 763-7538

email:  adultdaycenterdirector@enfield.org

 

Enfield Adult Day Care looks after the health and safety of frail elders who are not able to be left alone during the day, while making sure their experiences are fun and enjoyable at the same time.  Volunteers provide a helping hand during some of the activities provided including exercise, entertainment, computer fun, hot meals and snacks, gardening, art and field trips.

 

 

Enfield Food Shelf

96 Alden Ave.

Enfield, CT  06082

(860) 741-7321

enfieldfoodshelf.org

 

The Enfield Food Shelf is a non profit volunteer organization affiliated with the Enfield Conference of Christian Churches and dedicated to ensuring that no Enfield resident goes hungry because of a lack of resources.  The Food Shelf’s priority is to serve families and individuals needing food.

 

 

Volunteers work on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 9:00am—5:00pm accepting donations and distributing groceries to clients.

 

 

Enfield Loaves and Fishes

28 Prospect St.

Enfield, CT  06082

(860) 741-0226

 

Enfield Loaves and Fishes is a local area soup kitchen providing hospitality by offering meals, aid, and companionship at no charge.  Volunteers are needed to prepare and serve food.

www.enfieldloavesandfishes.com

 

 

Enfield Senior Center

299 Elm St.

Enfield, CT  06082

(860) 763-7425

email:  seniorcenter@enfield.org

 

As a focal point for aging services, the Enfield Senior Center provides social, educational, and recreational opportunities to enrich the mind, body and spirit of older adults in an open and accepting atmosphere.

 

Volunteer opportunities include:  instruct or coach a SeniorNet computer class, serve a noon meal, help with a special event, become a Medicare counselor, deliver Meals on Wheels, assist with bingo or meals on Tuesday nights, create items for our gift shop & craft fairs, organize books and magazines in our library, offer information and assistance in the front office, become a tax-aide volunteer, fill in at the prime fitness center during lunch hour, become a volunteer driver for the Dial-A-Ride program.

 

 

Evergreen Healthcare Center

205 Chestnut Hill Rd.

Stafford Springs, CT  06076

(860) 684-8712

Kathy.smola@jmhosp.org

www.evergreen-jhn.com

 

Evergreen has a 120-bed long term care unit, as well as a 30-bed sub-acute rehabilitation unit for patients in need of extensive therapy and care before returning home. 

 

Some volunteer opportunities available are:  organizing coffee socials on Saturday and Sunday mornings, playing games, playing piano, assisting residents in making simple crafts or baking, visit with a pet therapy dog, one on one visits for those without visitors, run a sing-a-long or BINGO, play an instrument, assist residents with gardening or donate crafts to our Holiday Bazaar.

 

 

Friends of the Enfield Library

104 Middle Road

Enfield, CT 06082

(860) 763-2291

www.enfieldpubliclibrary.org

 

The Friends of the Enfield Library was formed in January 2002, and we are part of Friends of Connecticut Libraries.  Through book sales and other fund raising events the Friends support various library activities, programs and provide funding for special needs.

 

Volunteers are needed for:  book sorting, book sales, help with special events (e.g. author visits, ice cream social, annual dinner, Christmas cookie swap), and involvement in committees. 

 

Meetings are held the last Tuesday of every month at the library on Middle Road.

 

 

Home & Community Health Services

P.O. Box 1199

101 Phoenix Avenue

Enfield, CT  06082

(860) 763-7600 x 6467

email:  Gerlinde.Bachli@jmhosp.org

 

 

Home and Community Health Services provides home-care for individuals, from birth to the golden years and beyond.  HCHS reaches into the heart of clients’ homes, and into the community by offering a variety of home care services and preventative/wellness programs and clinics.

 

Volunteer opportunities available at HCHS are:  Hospice Client Care, Hospice Bereavement and Spiritual Care, Hospice Special Events, Hospice Home Project, Flu Clinic, Clerical Support or Fundraising, and Holiday Gift Basket Delivery.

 

 

 

 

ITNNorthCentralConnecticut

P.O. Box 448

99 Main St.

East Windsor, CT  06088

(860) 758-7833

Margaret Hale, Executive Director

www.itnnorthcentralct.org

 

ITNNorthCentralConnecticut's mission is to provide a comprehensive alternative means of transportation for seniors 60 and older and people with visual impairments.

 

If you love to drive and have some spare time on your hands, think about what fun and how rewarding your help and companionship would be to a senior who can no longer get behind the wheel.  Provide one afternoon a week or a few hours during the month. You'll receive training, and ITN will arrange your driving assignments and routes around your schedule. You can even pick up a rider on your way to work and do a good deed before the day's begun!  All of us have a stake in helping to ensure that older adults and the visually impaired can remain active once they stop driving. Volunteers help older people stay connected to families, friends, and activities that bring meaning to their lives—and to yours.

 

 

Johnson Memorial Hospital

Volunteer Services Department

201 Chestnut Hill Rd.

Stafford Springs, CT  06076

(860) 684-4251

email:  volunteers@jmhosp.org

 

JMH enables thousands of local residents to enjoy the comfort and security of being cared for in their own community, while also benefiting from the same high technology found in metropolitan hospitals.  The hospital offers a comprehensive span of inpatient and outpatient services, including medical and surgical, obstetrics and gynecology, pediatrics, mental health, intensive/coronary care, oncology, rehabilitation and emergency care, among others.

 

JM Hospital offers a wide variety of volunteer positions for those with a genuine interest in helping others in both patient contact and non-patient contact areas.  Volunteer opportunities are available in the following departments :  Cardiac Rehab (Enfield), Materials Management, Diagnostic Imaging, Dietary, Emergency Department, Gift Shop, Medical/Surgical, Pastoral Care, Phoenix Community Cancer Center (Enfield) and Same Day Services at JMH and Enfield.  A volunteer application, orientation and health visit are required for volunteer positions.

 

Kettle Brook Care Center

96 Prospect Hill Rd.

East Windsor, CT  06088

(860) 623-9846

www.icaremanagement.com/kettlebrook

 

Kettle Brook is a 166 bed skilled nursing facility where individuals can receive rehabilitative services in order to return home after an illness or injury.  Kettle Brook Care Center also offers members of our community the ability to maintain the highest level of independence when they are no longer capable of living alone.

 

Kettle Brook has many volunteer opportunities for individuals of all ages, schedules and interests.

 

 

Meals on Wheels Program

299 Elm St.

Enfield, CT  06082

(860) 763-0400

 

The Meals on Wheels program provides nutritious meals and daily visits to Enfield seniors.  The food and personal contact contributes to the overall well-being of homebound elders and allows them to remain in their own home, where they want to be.  Volunteers are needed to deliver meals.

 

 

Enfield Schools Mentoring Program

Board of Education, Central Office

27 Shaker Rd.

Enfield, CT  06082

(860) 253-4737

Susan Hart, Coordinator

Shart@enfieldschools.org

 

 

Anyone who has one hour per week to spend with an Enfield student struggling with self-esteem, academic, and/or social issues can be an effective mentor.  This is not a tutoring program, no special skills are required other than having an open mind, heart and ears.

 

Volunteers have fun playing games, reading, crafting, walking, and getting acquainted with their mentees.  Volunteers meet with mentees during the school day.  We offer a two hour mentor training program and check references and background information.

 

Nurturing Families Network

47 Palomba Dr.

Enfield, CT  06082

(860) 763-3261

 

Nurturing Families Network has a range of services tailored for the new mom and dad.  Their program is aimed at helping new parents succeed and help ease the transition of parenthood.

 

Volunteers are needed for our Nurturing Connections program, supporting first-time parents through phone support.

 

Parkway Pavilion Healthcare

1157 Enfield St.

Enfield, CT  06082

(860) 745-1641

parkwaypavilion.com

 

Parkway offers a full range of medical services to meet the individual needs of their residents, including short-term rehabilitative services and long-term skilled care.  Our goal is to provide quality care in a comfortable, compassionate environment, demonstrating on a daily basis our guiding principle of providing Quality Through People.

 

Some of the volunteer opportunities available are:  transporting residents from one area to another, playing cards or games, assisting residents with personal hygiene, delivering and reading mail to residents, help serve refreshments, assist with crafts, assist with birthday parties, participate in music programs, lead a sing-along, assist with bingo, make posters, read, take residents for a walk, “adopt” a resident, and pet therapy visits.

 

 

Phoenix Community Cancer Center

142 Hazard Ave.

Enfield, CT  06082

(860) 272-3030

http://www.johnsonhealthnetwork.com/phoenix.htm

 

Maria Frassinelli Seirra, LCSW, Program Coordinator

Local residents coping with cancer benefit from convenient access to a full spectrum of cancer care services.

 

Cancer center volunteers would assist the program coordinator with the resource library, special events and general office duties.  Volunteers are also needed to drive patients to and from treatment.

Scantic River Watershed Association

P.O. Box 303

Somers, CT  06071

(860) 745-9986

www.scanticriverwatershed.org

 

Named for the Scantuck Indians, the Scantic River watershed drains some 90,000 acres in Connecticut and Massachusetts. It is fed by several small tributaries, of which many are considered “Class A” water quality (suitable for drinking).

 

Volunteer opportunities include participating in the one-day Source to Sea clean up of the river in the fall or doing  some testing of the river water and be included in the World Water Monitoring Day program hosted by The Water Environment Federation (WEF). Water quality testing volunteers will measure four key indicators of water quality: temperature, pH, dissolved oxygen, and turbidity.  Past year’s studies show the Scantic River to be in good, clean condition.  World Water Monitoring Day offers communities around the world a chance to positively impact the health of rivers, lakes, estuaries, and other water bodies.  Volunteer opportunities are available for citizens and students.

 

 

Town of Enfield Boards and Committees

820 Enfield Sreet

Enfield, CT  06082

(860) 253-6394

TownManager@enfield.org

 

The following is a list of the boards and committees for the town of Enfield:  Area 25 Cable Television Advisory Committee, Board of Assessment Appeals, Building Code Board of Appeals, Commission on Aging, Connecticut River Assembly, Conversation Commission, Cultural Arts Commission, Economic Development Commission, Enfield Beautification Committee, Enfield Revitalization Strategy Committee, Ethics Commission, Fair Rent Commission, Historic District Commission, Housing Authority, Housing Code Appeals Board, Human Services Advisory Commission, Inland Wetland and Watercourses Agency, Library Board of Trustees, Loan Review Committee, Planning and Zoning Commission, Prison/Town Liaison Committee and Zoning Board of Appeals.  For a list of committee vacancies and more information about the positions, contact the Enfield Town Manager’s office.

 

 

Town of Enfield Dial-A-Ride

299 Elm St.

Enfield, CT  06082

(860) 272-3545

DialARide@enfield.org

 

The town of Enfield partners with the Senior Citizen Bus Committee to provide a transportation program for Enfield residents over the age of 60 and/or permanently disabled.  Transportation is provided using specially equipped vans within town to a variety of destinations.  Volunteers are needed to drive Dial-A-Ride members to out of town medical appointments in a car and to help answer the phones at the office.

 

 

Visiting Nurse & Health Services of Connecticut

Volunteer Coordinator

113 Elm St.

Enfield, CT  06082

(860) 872-9163 x 2423

www.vnhsc.org

 

For more than 95 years, VNHSC has been providing skilled healthcare services.  Our mission is to be the home health and hospice organization of choice by providing quality multi-disciplinary, community-based services and programs.

 

Volunteer opportunities available are:  Hospice Direct Care Volunteer, Hospice Bereavement Volunteer, Clerical Support Volunteer, Caring Calls Volunteer, Music by Bedside Volunteer, Caring Canines Volunteer, Reiki Volunteer, or a Meals on Wheels Volunteer.

 

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