Volunteer with the Norwalk Health Department

Would you like to gain valuable public health experience, meet interesting people, and give back to your community? Then volunteer your time and talents to the Norwalk Health Department! There are two main ways to volunteer:

Emergency Response Team


The Health Department’s Emergency Response Team (ERT) assists with local health programs and responds to public health emergencies. For example, in a health emergency, ERT volunteers would help Health Department staff distribute important medicines to the public. ERT volunteers also spread messages about health and preparedness to the community. You do not need a medical background to join the ERT. The Health Department provides all necessary training. If you’re interested in joining the ERT, contact Donna M. Schlegel, ERT Volunteer Coordinator, at dschlegel@norwalkct.org or (203) 854-7979.


Internships and General Volunteer Opportunities


Shorter-term volunteer opportunities are available to students looking for an internship or capstone experience, mid-career professionals interested in learning more about public health, retired professionals who want to get involved with the department for smaller projects, or anyone looking to get a taste for volunteering at the Health Department. If this sounds like the type of experience you are looking for, please contact Theresa Argondezzi, Health Educator, at targondezzi@norwalkct.org or (203) 854-7977.