Besides joining a social group, spouses of residents may consider exploring volunteerism in Connecticut.  Volunteering offers many benefits in appreciation for your time and expertise. Also, volunteering is an opportunity to meet others and do work outside the home.  Other benefits include:

  • Make important networking contacts
  • Learn or develop skills
  • Teach your skills to others
  • Enhance your résumé
  • Gain work experience
  • Build self-esteem and self-confidence
  • Improve your health
  • Meet new people
  • Feel needed and valued
  • Express gratitude for help you may have received in the past from an organization
  • Make a difference in someone’s life
  • Improves the likelihood that your children will volunteer as adults

To find volunteer opportunities in Connecticut, please refer to


Other Volunteering Opportunities

Both the University of Connecticut Health Center and the Connecticut Children’s Medical Center offer volunteer opportunities.  Please refer to the following links for additional information:

UConn Health: https://health.uconn.edu/donors-and-volunteers

CT Children’s Medical Center: http://www.connecticutchildrens.org/support-us/volunteer/

University of Connecticut Pediatric Residency Program, Connecticut Children's Medical Center.

Medical Education, 4H, 282 Washington Street, Hartford, CT 06106