COVID-19 Volunteer Opportunities

Many Stamford residents and organizations are in need at this time. Sign up for the City Volunteer Registration List to stay informed on volunteer opportunities in Stamford.

Stamford Together

 

In partnership with the Office of the Mayor, Board of Representatives President, Matthew Quinones announced a citywide volunteer program to help support the emergency response efforts related to the Covid-19 pandemic. The volunteer program, referred to as, “Stamford Together,” has begun to recruit volunteers to support five active initiatives:

  • Homemade Cloth Mask Production
  • Senior Outreach Program
  • SPS Grab and Go Program
  • Testing Site Volunteer Program
  • Resident Delivery Program
  • Medical Reserve Corps

Stamford Together Volunteer Phone line is 203-977-5850 and will be staffed 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. 

Homemade Cloth Mask Production  * New Initiative*

The Homemade Cloth Mask program is looking for volunteers to help sew cloth masks which will be distributed to residents of Stamford. The CDC has published guidelines for the production of homemade masks which can be found here, CDC GUIDELINES.

Once a volunteer produces the masks, a delivery driver will pick them up and through a partnership with local dry cleaning service providers; who will ensure each mask is cleaned and disinfected. From there, they will be distributed to the community.

This volunteer initiative is being led by City Representative Nina Sherwood. If interested, please follow this link to register as a volunteer.

Senior Outreach Program  - If you are a senior in need please call (203) 977-7919

Thanks to everyone who has registered to help. The required spots have been filled. Please consider volunteering for one of the other volunteer opportunities. 

The Senior Outreach Program will establish positive contact with the Stamford Senior population, 70 years of age or older, to ensure basic needs are being addressed:  food, medicine, medical support, etc.

Stamford Together is currently seeking volunteers who can make phone calls to the targeted population. Each volunteer will be assigned to a Team and report to a Team Leader. This initiative is being organized by Volunteer Co-Directors, Robin Druckman and Lauren Meyer. To sign up to volunteer, register here.

SPS Grab and Go Program

Thanks to everyone who has registered to help. The required spots have been filled. Please consider volunteering for one of the other volunteer opportunities.

The Stamford Public School district is providing Grab and Go Meals for anyone under the age of 18, at sites throughout the City. This program is in need of 50+ adult volunteers to hand out prepared breakfasts and lunches the week of April 6-10 during the hours of 9:45 am – 1:15 pm. In the event the scheduled provider is unable to be at their location to serve meals, volunteers may be asked to serve additional days. Volunteers will be notified by 9:00 am if they are needed that day.

This initiative is being organized by the Stamford Public Education Foundation. If you are interested in learning more about this volunteer opportunity, please CLICK HERE TO COMPLETE OUR VOLUNTEER FORM or contact Malena Loucks at mloucks@spefct.org.

Testing Site Volunteer Program

In response to the Covid-19 pandemic, the City of Stamford has launched several Testing Sites throughout the community. This initiative is being supported by volunteers from Stamford’s Community Emergency Response Team Program. There is a need to expand the number of volunteers to support the operations of this effort which include managing traffic, distributing supplies, etc.

This volunteer initiative is being led by City Representative Benjamin Lee. To register to volunteer or learn more, click here.

Resident Delivery Program

The City of Stamford seeks to ensure volunteer drivers are available to build capacity for existing food delivery service providers, while ensuring quarantined members of the community have access to all necessary supplies through a citywide delivery program. The initiative will seek to work collaboratively with existing nonprofit providers and establish any gaps in services.

The management of this effort is being organized by the United Way of Western Connecticut. If you’re interested in serving as a volunteer driver, please register here.

Medical Reserve Corps

The Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) is a national network of community-based groups of volunteers—medical and public health professional and others—who assist their communities in activities that promote and strengthen public health, emergency response, and community resiliency.  The program is administered by the Department of Health and Human Services. MRC volunteers include medical and public health professionals, as well as other community members without healthcare backgrounds.

For more information about MRC please follow this link, https://stamfordct.seamlessdocs.com/f/MRC_CERT_Application.