Recent Volunteer Events
Spring Cleaning with Yale Day of Service
Saturday, May 12, 2012
Volunteer John Paulson gets ready to plant perrenials at CMHC.
How can volunteers get involved?
CMHC Summer Volunteer Internship Program
CMHC is offering an eight-week summer volunteer internship program in mental health and addiction services from May 20, 2013 to July 19, 2013. This volunteer internship provides a great opportunity to learn more about working in a mental health setting. Interns will be able to attend and engage in seminars provided by significant leaders in the mental health field, learn more about recovery and mental illness, provide services to the community, and gain valuable hands on experience in the helping field. The deadline to apply is April 1, 2013. Please click here for the application. If you have any questions, feel free to email Paul Park, Psy.d. at firstname.lastname@example.org.
How to volunteer
The Connecticut Mental Health Center Foundation and the Connecticut Mental Health Center depend on volunteers like you. Please give your time and talents in any of the following ways:
CMHC Program Support - Volunteers who enjoy working with clients and staff can select from a variety of direct service opportunities at CMHC's 34 Park Street location and other affiliated clinics and programs. Opportunities include social, recreational, spiritual and arts programs; research projects; and educational and tutoring projects.
*Please note, at this time there is a 6-8 week waiting period from applying to be
a volunteer to being able to start. We would love for you to volunteer with us,
but because of state-mandated background checks, there is a delay to getting
Board of Trustees - A core group of dedicated community volunteers give their time and leadership to the CMHC Foundation's Board of Trustees. The board meets approximately 10 times a year as a full board and also in various standing committees including: Strategic Planning & Governance, Finance, Development, and Program & Education. Board members contribute financially and with their time, expertise, and community connections.
Special Projects - Volunteers with unique talents and interests are always welcome to share their gifts. Recent volunteers have been involved in landscaping, horticulture, cooking, tutoring, computer skills training, and friendly visiting.
Special Events and Public Programs - We always needs hard-working volunteers who will seek out auction items, recruit special guests and presenters, help with finding venues, planning and decorating, selling tickets, helping with promotion, serving food, or thinking of new and unusual events for us to try!
For those interested in practicum or internship experiences for graduate school, note that those placements are coordinated through the specific disipline area at CMHC (i.e., social work, psychology, nursing). We are generally unable to provide those experiences through Volunteer Services, but welcome your interest and enthusiasm in working in a volunteer capacity.
We need your hands, your imagination, and your community connections! For more information, please contact Sharon DeGenaro, Assistant to the Director, at 203-974-7082 or email@example.com.