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Day Kimball volunteer has been helping out for 33 years

Elaine Mills never set out with a plan to volunteer at Day Kimball Hospital. She merely accompanied her neighbor who was interested in learning more about the possibilities...

Escort messengers: 'vital to operations' at Manchester Memorial

In a hospital as large and fast-paced as Manchester Memorial, simply delivering a slip of paper between floors or seeing a patient to the door can be a tall order...

Hospital volunteers a special breed

Many patients at Rockville General Hospital over the past 13 years have become familiar with the face of Kathy Sumislaski, who began volunteering there in 1999, after retiring from a career at Prat...

New program makes big difference at Manchester Memorial

In the modern healthcare field, patients are often discharged so quickly that by the time staff learns of a complaint or problem the patient was having, they have already left...

Meals-On-Wheels delivers food and friendly conversation

“This is a small town, a small community and it is a perfect way to help out your neighbors,” said Meals-On-Wheels volunteer Michele Holcombe...

Helping is its own reward, says healthcare center volunteer

Cindy Trenholm has been volunteering at Glastonbury Healthcare's facility on Hebron Avenue for about seven years...

Help is just a phone call away

An older man alone at home calls the ambulance because he does not feel quite right, which prompts an emergency medical technician and a paramedic to respond to the home...

Animal therapy volunteers bring joy to hospice patients

Nancy Madar's dog, a purebred Welsh Pembroke corgi named Archie, sat on a chair in a conference room at the headquarters for Masonicare Health and Hospice, his blue and red Bolton Veterinary Ho...

Hospice volunteers bring who they are to others

Nearing the end of their lives, many hospice patients lay in bed at their house, in a nursing home, or the hospital, some with family close to their side, others seemingly alone in the world, but a...

Windham No Freeze makes a difference, saves lives

David is an outgoing guy with crystal blue eyes, a hearty hug and a good sense of humor...

Lanterns mentors get back as much as they give

Carolyn Aubin and K (children’s names withheld due to privacy guidelines), a fifth-grader at Hebron Elementary School, would have preferred to spend their lunchtime outside...

Volunteers do errands for those with impaired vision

Lori J. St. Amand is the volunteer programs specialist for the Bureau of Education and Services for the Blind (BESB), which falls under the Department of Rehabilitation Services in the state...

Food pantry helps bridge the end-of-month gap

Lori, a client at Reliance House, was running short on groceries as the last days of January stretched ahead and her food stamps ran low. “The end of the month is tough,” she said...

Food and good feelings offered at Daily Bread

Eighteen-year-old Jera Mercurio calls herself a part-time student and a full-time volunteer. On Feb. 1, she and six other volunteers staffed the Daily Bread Food Pantry in Putnam...

NECCOG volunteers offer animals food, water and affection

Pat Cunningham opened the door to a cage and a reddish-brown Chihuahua mix came out. The dog stretched and looked up at Cunningham until the NECCOG Animal Shelter volunteer picked her up...

Unified Sports helps kids fit in at school

It's easy for a special education student to feel like an outsider at even the most well-meaning high school...

Safe Net is about people, not numbers

As Safe Net Ministries secretary, Kris Verny could rattle off a host of statistics about the pounds of food distributed, the numbers of families served, or the amount of volunteer hours put in by t...

Volunteer dance teacher gets seniors moving

Although never formally trained as a dancer herself, Amelia Kurpat has helped scores of people learn polka, ballroom and line-dancing at the Ellington Senior Center for about the past 12 years...

Purple Heart Homes: A place to come home to

For many who returned home from war, the battle did not stop...

A lifeline and a helping hand: The Suffield Volunteer Ambulance Association

Unless you have been what the Suffield Volunteer Ambulance Association calls a "secondary patient," you might not know how frightening it is to be the family member left behind when a lov...

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