Looking for a way to make a difference this holiday season? Consider volunteering with the Stratford-Trumbull-Monroe Medical Reserve Corps. The corps is a national network of volunteers, organized locally to improve the health and safety of their communities. Volunteers include medical and nonmedical professionals and help to strengthen public health, improve emergency response capabilities and build community resiliency.

Medical professionals who volunteer can provide a variety of health care to those in need during disasters and emergency situations. Volunteers with non-medical backgrounds can assist with a number of activities to improve public health response.

“Many people are looking for ways to give back to their community,” said Health Director Rhonda Capuano. “Volunteering is a great way to give back to the community and a great way to help strengthen the public health response.”

No experience is necessary to volunteer. Residents interested in volunteering must be 18. There will be free training and information sessions for interested parties throughout the year. Time commitments are flexible for those who wish to volunteer. Visit the Trumbull Health Department website at trumbull-ct.gov/thd for more information.

The Stratford-Trumbull-Monroe Medical Reserve Corps is facilitated through the Stratford Health Department and is authorized through the U.S. Surgeon General’s Office. The three towns work collaboratively to ensure that local communities are properly prepared for disasters and other emergency situations.