Middlesex Central CT Chapter


Volunteer & Blood Services


Lyn Curtis, our Volunteer & Blood Services Coordinator, is instrumental in obtaining volunteers for all of the departments in the Middlesex Central Connecticut Chapter.

We welcome people who need to fulfill community service obligations.  Community service for the American Red Cross is a wonderful opportunity and very rewarding for both adults and students.

Are you a senior citizen? retiree? Do you have extra time on your hands? We will match your talents to a job that best suits your schedule and skills.

Send an email to [email protected] to find out how you can help!

Blood Services

We need your help collecting blood from volunteers at bloodmobiles throughout the county, in cooperation with Connecticut Red Cross Blood Services. The blood collected is then prepared for transfer to patients at Connecticut hospitals.

Recruit new blood donors and new blood drive volunteers. To become a blood donor, please call 1-800-GIVE-LIVE or click here: Blood Drive Schedule to find a blood drive in your area.

Volunteer Opportunities

(All of the following volunteer positions have free training.  For more information, please call Lyn Curtis, Volunteer Coordinator @ 860-347-2577 Mon-Fri 8:30 am - 4:30 PM or send an email to [email protected] )


  • Drivers—use Red Cross cars to transport seniors to medical appointments, shopping Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, or Friday. Choose your hours between 8:30 am - 4:00 PM.

Blood Drives

  • Greeter/Registrar—greet and sign in the donors
  • Runner/Escort—escort donors to the refreshment table
  • Canteen Table—serve refreshments to the donors
  • Observer—chat with donors and care for their well-being
  • Chairperson—oversee other volunteers; helps organize breaks

Middletown Office
—answer phones, direct walk-ins, prepare food bags, clerical duties, data input

Help prepare for and respond to local disasters (training required and it's FREE)
Qualified volunteers may join national volunteer registry

AFES (Armed Forces Emergency Services)
Provides after office hours coverage for military calls. Two-day class required.

Homeless Shelter Program

  • Help to prepare Chapter documents and keep spreadsheets
  • Tutoring—Tutor students
  • Children's Program—provide arts, crafts, music, games, outdoor activities
  • Teach Life Skills—cooking, sewing, time management, money management, filing a tax return, parenting class, resume writing
  • Arts, Crafts, Music—teach arts, crafts, music, or exercise class
  • Fix Up a Shelter Apartment—paint a room, lawn & garden work, handyman services
  • Teen Center—Plan activities for teens, teach computer skills
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