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STATE SENATOR

Ed Gomes

FIGHTING FOR OUR COMMUNITY

Opportunities to Get Involved This Summer

With the summer here, there are many ways to get involved in community activities, and there are a number of great organizations in our district looking for volunteers.

If you're looking for a way to pitch in, get to know your neighbors, get more active or try something new, please consider joining one of these local groups that help make our community a great place to live.

Senator Gomes with young residents.

Bridgeport

Spanish interpreters are needed (especially Tuesday and Thursday afternoons, and Saturday mornings) at the AmeriCares Free Clinic, 115 Highland Ave., Bridgeport. You can make a difference by serving uninsured Connecticut residents. Interpreters help translate patient needs to physicians. The Bridgeport clinic has an ongoing need of interpreters for Tuesday and Thursday clinic sessions.

Mentors are needed for the LifeBridge Community Services Pathways Program, 475 Clinton Ave., Bridgeport. You can be a mentor to a Bridgeport youth who is currently or has been involved in the juvenile justice system or are at risk of becoming involved. The program works to provide youth with fundamental soft skill training, basic math and reading skills remediation, and mentorship from individuals working in justice or emergency fields. Volunteer mentors are needed to talk with youth in a classroom setting about their own career path and help encourage our youth to explore it.

Do you like to talk? Do you like to reminisce? The Jewish Senior Services Jewish Home for the Elderly, 4200 Park Ave., is looking for volunteers for their "Getting to Know You Groups." The purpose of these groups is to create and facilitate connections and stimulate conversations between residents.

The International Institute of Connecticut is looking for volunteers to help with resettlement and placement of refugees. Many of these clients arrive in Bridgeport with few possessions and often have suffered trauma and loss of family members. Volunteers will assist with a range of services, including housing preparation, Social Security registration, DSS appointments, school registration, and medical needs.
 

Stratford

Are you a Connecticut-certified MRT, EMT, EMT-I, or CT-Licensed Paramedic looking for a place to volunteer? Stratford EMS, 2712 Main Street, needs you. Call 203-385-4060 for more information.

Volunteer Opportunities at the Baldwin Center. Volunteers play a vital role in the day to day activities of the Baldwin Center. Download a volunteer application.