Get Involved at 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 and sometimes assist with general community health programs and activities. 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 Student Volunteer Opportunities


Shorter-term volunteer opportunities are available to students looking for an internship or capstone experience. If this sounds like the type of experience you are looking for, please complete this form, and a Health Department staff member will contact you. Questions? Contact Aniella Fignon, JD, MPH, Public Health Program Associate, at afignon@norwalkct.org or (203) 854-7975.