We always have a need for dedicated, passionate, skilled volunteers interested in both medical and non-medical roles.
If you are interested in helping with our clinic, whether you are a medical provider or not, contact Josh Rozovsky, our Medical Services coordinator. You will also need to fill out our volunteer application form.
Last year, over 100 people provided their volunteer assistance to the Hartford Gay & Lesbian Health Collective in some capacity.
We simply could not provide our full range of services and programs without the dedicated assistance of our many volunteers. We’re always looking for more committed individuals to get involved. This could be your opportunity to meet new people, help provide valuable services to the community, give back to the community and have fun!
Click to download an HGLHC Volunteer Application (PDF format) to mail in. For more information, please contact Dan Millett at 860-278-4163.
No prior experience is needed for non-medical volunteers. Volunteers must be at least 18 years old. Specific training will be provided.
The Board of Directors provides overall direction and guidance to the Hartford Gay & Lesbian Health Collective (HGLHC), including formulating policy and raising funds to support the agency.
The three legally defined duties that must be met as the board carries out its governing role are Duties of Care, Loyalty and Obedience. The Board of Directors is the legal decision-making entity of HGLHC and board members are responsible for their decisions.
- Duty of Care – Requires that a board member act as any prudent person would in a like circumstance. This requires that a board member be diligent, attentive and informed.
- Duty of Loyalty – Requires that a board member act in good faith and in the best interest of the organization. Duty of loyalty ensures procedural safeguards when there is a conflict of interest, such as when a board member is on both sides of a transaction.
- Duty of Obedience – Ensures that the organization operates (1) in keeping with the laws and rules governing its formation and status and (2) in accordance with its own bylaws and mission.
Serving on the board carries great responsibility. If you are interested in helping shape the future of the Health Collective, please contact us.
We also offer internships to those seeking an exciting, challenging position helping the LGBTQ+ and wider community. Internships may be accepted for academic credit or personal enrichment. Please contact us for more information.
Current Clinic Volunteer Needs
We always have a particular need for advanced providers licensed to practice in Connecticut who are interested in assisting with our STD screening and treatment programs:
- Licensed Physicians (DO and MD)
- Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN)
- Physician Assistant (PA)
- Registered Nurse (RN)
We also value volunteers with other medical backgrounds including
- HIV Testers/Counselors
- Mental Health and Social Workers including psychologists, LMFT, CFT, and Substance Abuse Counselors
- EMTs of all levels including EMT-Basic, EMT-Advanced and EMT-Paramedic
- Other Allied Health professionals
- Active students of all health professions
Note that ALL volunteers are subject to criminal background checks, license/certification verification, reference checks, and insurance checks at any time at the discretion of HGLHC.
Duties and Time Commitment for Clinic Volunteers
Our clinic volunteers typically volunteer at one-two clinic nights per month – about 4 hours. Plan on arriving shortly before 6pm and leaving between 8:00pm and 9:00pm. We stop accepting new patients after 8:00pm.
Duties for all providers include abiding by the volunteer handbook, maintaining client confidentiality, complying with all State and Federal laws (including HIPAA, FERPA, and HIV confidentiality laws) acting within scope of practice, and maintaining professionalism at all times.