Volunteering in the Community

The community that Trinity embraces is one of diversity and opportunity.  With its urban location, Trinity provides students the opportunities for exposure to many different socio-economic and cultural groups through internships, the Community Learning Initiative, and volunteer placements in clinics, hospitals, shelters, and community service facilities.  Additionally, Hartford Hospital (a top tertiary care and community health hospital), St. Francis Hospital (named as one of the Top 100 Cardiac Hospitals in the country), Connecticut Children’s Medical Center (the major pediatric health center in Southern New England), and the Institute of Living (an internationally known in-patient psychiatric hospital) are all within a 5-minutes drive of campus and provide students with unparalleled exposure to the health professions at all levels of service. Located at the Institute of Living is the Olin Neuropsychiatry Research Center (ONRC), one of the premier functional MRI centers in the world.  The University of Connecticut Medical and Dental Schools are also nearby (less than 20 miles).

Global Volunteer Opportunities

Global Impact Corps: A Comprehensive and Unrivaled Global Health Experience

Unite For Sight’s Global Impact Corps is an immersive global health experience for students and for professionals.  All volunteers participating in Unite For Sight’s international programs are Global Impact Fellows.

What do Global Impact Fellows do?

Global Impact Fellows support and learn from the partner clinics’ talented medical professionals who are social entrepreneurs addressing complex global health issues. Through hands-on, structured training, Global Impact Fellows gain a comprehensive understanding about best practices in global health and social entrepreneurship.  Global Impact Fellows gain skills and are nurtured to become new leaders in global health, and they receive a Certificate in Global Health & Program Delivery.