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Volunteerism Resources

Now, more than ever, is the time to give back. By volunteering your time to one of these service activities, you will not only improve the well-being of others in your community, but you will also enhance your own experience here at UConn Health. Know Better Place’s Work-Life Balance initiative now makes it all the easier to connect you to that perfect volunteering opportunity that fits your schedule and interests.

Sandy Hook Elementary School Tragedy

  • Sandy Hook School Support Fund
    In light of the Sandy Hook Elementary School tragedy, Newtown Savings Bank has set up a donation support fund whereby 100% of funds go directly to the victims. If you would like to make a donation,
  • UConn Memorial Scholarship to Honor
    A memorial scholarship fund established at the University of Connecticut to honor the victims of last week’s tragic Newtown school killings has drawn support from groups and individuals around the nation. The following video features President Susan Herbst and Coach Geno Auriemma discussing the scholarships. The Sandy Hook School Memorial Scholarship Fund at the University of Connecticut will provide financial aid at UConn for any students who currently attend the elementary school, as well as siblings of those killed in the assault and dependents of teachers and other adults who also lost their lives.

Internal Opportunities

  • Take Your Child to Work Day
    Take Your Child to Work Day will take place on Thursday, April 24, 2014. Help create a successful day that strengthens the connection between education and work and relationships between parents and their children.
  • UConn Health Health & Safety Fair
    Find out how you can educate fellow faculty and staff.
  • Employee Recognition Committees
    Find out how you can make a difference by joining one of our various employee recognition committees.

External Opportunities

  • American Red Cross
    Be a volunteer who constitutes 97 percent of their work force, to carry on our humanitarian work.
  • Connecticut Humane Society
    Join an array of exciting opportunities for people who love animals to become involved with Connecticut's oldest animal welfare organization.
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters
    Help children reach their potential through professionally supported, one-to-one relationships.
  • Habitat for Humanity
    Help make simple, decent and affordable housing a reality for someone in need.
  • Foodshare
    Join the heart of greater Hartford’s fight against hunger.
  • Hands on Hartford
    Connect with volunteer opportunities, including working with Hartford’s homeless, unemployed and needy residents.
  • Walk Now for Autism Speaks: Greater Hartford
    Join Autism Speaks as a walk participant or volunteer to change the future for all who struggle with autism!


  • Volunteermatch
    Strengthens communities by making it easier for good people and good causes to connect.
  • Charity Guide
    Dedicated to promoting flexible volunteerism, by inspiring and facilitating acts of kindness.
  • Serviceleader.org
    Offers specialized resources for volunteers, leaders and managers of volunteers, and instructors and thought leaders.

Links to organizations found on this page are provided solely as a service to our users. These links do not constitute an endorsement of these organizations or their programs by UConn Health, and none should be inferred. UConn Health is not responsible for the content of the individual organization web pages found at these links. In addition, please remember to adhere to UConn Health's Information Technology Computer Use Policy.

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National Volunteer Week 2014
April 6-13, 2014
National Volunteer Week is about inspiring, recognizing and encouraging people to seek out imaginative ways to engage in their communities. Seize the moment and be part of social change - consider volunteering in your community today.
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Photo Health Center employees volunteeringBe amazed by the work that is being done by UConn Health faculty, staff, students and volunteers .

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