If you are looking for a way to give back in the community, please consider our outdoor Farmer's Market as a (gloved, social distanced) hands-on opportunity to make a difference.
Volunteers who can give us two hours on one or more Wednesdays between 10:45 am and 1 pm or 1 pm to 3pm are needed between Wednesday, May 12 and Thanksgiving, to ensure vendors and shoppers are observing social distancing, mask, and hand sanitizing protocols, to staff information tables with nutritional information, and lend a hand during our COVID19-modified Healthy Back to School and Eating Well days during national Health Center Week in August. Bilingual Spanish/English desirable but not required. Volunteers will be provided with masks. Our Market will be opening for the 2021 season on Wednesday, May 12 and will return every Wednesday from 11 am to 3 pm until Thanksgiving.
Norwalk Community Health Center hosts a public Farmer's Market in its parking lot every Wednesday in season. It has provided access to fresh fruit, vegetables, eggs, honey, and plants for the past 10 years and fills an important and growing need for our patients and in our neighborhood. The Health Center's Farmer's Market voucher program, funded by individual contributions and support from organizations such as Newman's Own Foundation, Harvard Pilgrim Health Care and others makes fresh produce more affordable as well more accessible to food-insecure patients by stretching their food dollars. More than 300 patient families used these vouchers to shop at our Farmer’s Market for seasonal local produce in 2020. We anticipate an even busier season in 2021.
Corporate, Faith-based or other Groups - together or with one or more members rotating from week to week- are welcome.
10:30 AM to 01:00 PM
FARMERS MARKET DATES: WEDNESDAYS, May 12 to November 23, 2021
01:00 PM to 03:00 PM
FARMER'S MARKET DATES: WEDNESDAYS, May 12 - NOVEMBER 23, 2021
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At the Norwalk Community Health Center (NCHC), we believe that accessible healthcare should be a vital part of every community. We are committed to serving as an active partner in the South Norwalk Community. It is our mission to provide healthcare services tailored to the needs of the community and to every patient, regardless of status or socioeconomic background.
NCHC is a 501(c)3 Federally Qualified Health Center serving the underinsured/uninsured residents of Norwalk. We have a patient base of over 13,000 generating over 52,000 visits each year since opening April 12, 1999. We offer continuity of primary care in Pediatrics, Internal Medicine, and OB/GYN, as well as clinics such as pulmonology and endocrinology. We also provide adult and pediatric dental care and behavioral health for children, teens, families and individuals and free wellness programs for our patients and community outreach. Our integrated health team approach focuses on the wellbeing of each of patients and their families. Our health center is ranked in the top 10% of all health centers nationwide (1,400 health centers) for the quality of care we provide. In addition to our flagship facility, our Medical Mobile Unit goes into the community to serve those who can't get to our offices and those who might otherwise fall through the cracks. We also opened a second, smaller facilities in fall of 2020 at the Smilow Life Center, 55 Chestnut St, South Norwalk to provide improved access to residents of that neighborhood. We also provide covid19 testing
Health & Medicine
We'll work with your schedule.
This opportunity has 2 shifts
Norwalk Community Health Center, Inc.120 Connecticut AvenueNorwalk, CT06854
April 13, 2021
Must be at least 16
Orientation or Training
Two hours on a Wednesday, minimum of 4 Wednesday commitments preferred from May 12 until Thanksgiving.
You will need to complete an application, be subject to a background check, and attend a brief orientation/training. Bilingual Spanish-English or Haitian Creole helpful but NOT required.