New Haven Residents vs. COVID-19

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  • Food Organizers, Drivers, Callers, Etc!

    Semilla Collective Food Garage

    1 volunteer - sign up to volunteer

    Semilla Collective Food Garage (semillacollective.org) is helping to redistribute food to ~300 families/week in New Haven. We're seeking more volunteers to support with packing, organizing, delivering, etc. If you or someone you can recommend is interested in working with us, please complete this Google Form Volunteer Application (https://forms.gle/cwnTMjxofzparVbm6). Contribute via our GoFundMe (https://www.gofundme.com/f/new-haven-area-mutual-aid-fund) page. Skills listed below are not required, we always have roles interested volunteers can play. Many volunteers work about ~2 hours/week, PPE is provided, much of our work happens out of the Bregamos Community Theatre in Fair Haven.

    The Semilla Collective of New Haven is a grassroots collective formed in the Fall of 2019 to fight side by side with immigrant and working families, and to host cultural events in our community. Our founding group includes workers, community organizers, healthcare workers, public school educators, legal professionals, students, parents, artists, and more. A diverse group of immigrants and immigrant allies living on Quinnipiac land in New Haven, we are using our collective imagination to build a better world for future generations.

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  • Grocery shopper/deliverer for homebound seniors

    Interfaith Volunteer Care Givers of Greater New Haven

    2 volunteers - sign up to volunteer

    Interfaith is desperately looking for volunteers who can spend one to two hours a week to do grocery shopping and delivery for homebound seniors and individuals. They supply PPE to all drivers. The grocery shopping is on an "on-call" basis and Interfaith matches volunteers to specific clients for list-taking, shopping, and no-contact drop-off.

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    Columbus House’s mission is to serve people who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless by providing shelter and housing and by fostering their personal growth and independence. Support people experiencing homelessness during the COVID-19 Pandemic by volunteering at the Drop-In Center at Columbus House Annex. The drop-in center will function as a triage site to identify and provide resources to people experiencing homelessness while connecting them to medical and behavioral health services, as well as providing basic services like food, showers, clothing. The center will continue to open through end of August.
    Learn more and sign up at: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0e49a8a62aa3ff2-blake

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  • Driver to give rides to seniors for critical care (non-COVID)

    Interfaith Volunteer Care Givers of Greater New Haven

    5 volunteers - sign up to volunteer

    Interfaith is urgently looking for volunteer drivers to give medical rides to seniors for critical care (e.g. dialysis, etc.). These seniors are NOT feeling ill; they just have a critical chronic condition. Volunteer drivers will pick up clients at their residential address, drive them to the healthcare center where they receive critical care, and drive them home after appointment. Interfaith will be providing volunteers and clients with PPE. To ensure safety of both drivers and clients, all drivers have to be registered with Interfaith as a volunteer and go through criminal background and driving record checks. Gas cost incurred will be reimbursed.

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  • Translator: Arabic, Pashto, Dari, Kiswahili, and French

    Integrated Refugee and Immigrant Services (IRIS)

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    We are looking for translators to help us translate digital health & COVID-19 information in the following languages, Arabic, Pashto, Dari, Kiswahili, and French!

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  • Calling isolated seniors

    Agency on Aging of South Central Connecticut

    40 volunteers - sign up to volunteer

    The Agency on Aging of South Central Connecticut (AOASCC) is an independent non-profit organization serving older adults, individuals with disabilities and caregivers in greater New Haven and the lower Valley. We are looking for volunteers to call isolated seniors. Volunteers will be provided with a suggested script and the contact information of 15 seniors to call. This position is done remotely.

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    Volunteers are asked to make a regular 2-hour commitment on one or more days per week. You'll arrive at a pantry, and pick up a list of 6-8 names, phone numbers, and addresses, and grocery bags for those families. The list is routed for maximum efficiency, and we provide gloves and wipes and instructions for completing no-contract dropoffs. Join a team of over 70 drivers who collectively make around 1000 deliveries per week!

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  • Teacher Helper

    All Nations Christian Academy

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    We need volunteers for the entire school year to supervise lunch and recess, and tutor students one-on-one in reading or math. The position would be from 12:00 pm - 3:30 pm each day.

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  • Assistance with Moving Food

    Haven's Harvest

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    Haven’s Harvest offers timely and reliable surplus food pick-up and delivery in the New Haven area, connecting businesses with community sites through the transfer of high quality excess food. Haven’s Harvest is currently seeking help from students in loading excess food into coolers at Yale Farm, so that it can be delivered out into the community. They are seeking assistance on Friday mornings/early afternoons, with delivery times varying from 9am-1pm.

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  • Build-Site Volunteers

    Habitat for Humanity

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    Every year volunteers contribute over 2,500 hours of time, either individually or as part of a group, to help Habitat for Humanity of Greater New Haven accomplish its goal of eliminating poverty housing in the New Haven area.

    Volunteers participate in a large range of activities on behalf of HfHGNH, including volunteering on our construction sites or in the office, serving on one of our committees or working on special events.

    Must be at least 16 years old. We need 6 volunteers per site per day!

    Sign up: https://www.volunteerup.com/Login.asp?w=i&o=272

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  • Tutors Needed For Summer and Fall

    New Haven Boys and Girls Club

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    The New Haven Boys and Girls Club is currently looking into potential options for remote programming during the Summer and Fall for its students. We would love to learn which Yale undergraduate and graduate students might be willing and available to teach our students engaging and informative one-time seminars or series on topics they are knowledgeable about. Students would primarily be teaching preteens who would require an educational experience that is as interactive as possible. If you are interested in leading a course remotely most likely in partnership with New Haven Boys and Girls club staff, please fill out this form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfnrZlOuvLBWoOfb1-8JalFmihVJ9j61Khb2osQdgFvws41GA/viewform. This form is non-binding, and simply serves a mechanism for us to gauge potential avenues for remote programming. According to our bandwidth and the varied interest of club members, we may reach out regarding your availability to participate in either Summer or Fall.. Thank you so much for your time and interest in advance!

    Contact aliesa.bahri@yale.edu with questions!

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  • Volunteer to Support Fair Haven Families In Need

    United Way of Greater New Haven

    2 volunteers - sign up to volunteer

    One of the biggest challenges brought on by the Coronavirus pandemic has been the increased need for groceries throughout the region. To meet this need, United Way is working with community partners to host a drive-thru food pantry distribution event on Friday, July 31st from 2:45pm – 6:30pm in Fair Haven. We need volunteers to unload, pack and distribute groceries to families in need! Join us as a volunteer and help feed over 300 families.

    Specific needs include:

    Bilingual volunteers are needed, however dual language skills are not required

    Volunteers must be able to lift a 30lb. box

    Volunteers must be generally healthy, not immunocompromised in any way, and have no exhibited symptoms of COVID-19 (fever, coughing, shortness of breath) in the past two weeks
    This in-person volunteer opportunity will incorporate social distancing measures for both volunteers and the community to ensure that we can deliver vital support in the safest way possible.

    Please bring your own mask!

    See sign up page for additional volunteer guidelines and restrictions:
    https://www.eventbrite.com/e/fair-haven-neighborhood-pop-up-pantry-tickets-113500679588?utm_source=Master&utm_campaign=62ee5c45a9-Fair+Haven+Pop+Up+Pantry&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_85d72b4277-62ee5c45a9-49452556&mc_cid=62ee5c45a9&mc_eid=3801502686

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  • Food pantry volunteer

    Loaves and Fishes

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    Loaves and Fishes is a member of the Connecticut Food Bank and an affiliate member of the New Haven Food Policy Council. Loaves and Fishes has opened a food pantry in response to the COVID19 crisis. We are rapidly scaling up to meet the need and each week there is going to be new opportunities to get involved at Loaves and Fishes as we deliver to more of our neighbors and have more folks come to our pantry. We are urgently looking for volunteers to staff our pantry, which might involve packing grocery bags, unloading deliveries, etc. Please register to volunteer: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeBw9qgtjughdn2_1rliAO4mwfu9XzpOhqfsvANbZRd6arZYw/viewform. Once you have registered, you will receive weekly emails about open shifts that you can sign up for. We provide PPEs to our volunteers.

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  • Food preparation assistant

    Casa Otoñal Inc.

    2 volunteers - sign up to volunteer

    The mission of Casa Otoñal is to create a community that functions as an extended family, by providing a range of housing, social and cultural services to elders, families and children, with a focus on strengthening the Hispanic community. Casa Otoñal Inc. is seeking volunteers to assist with preparation of warm meals for seniors at senior centers. The volunteer hours are flexible since the preparation can be done outside the hours when the in-house cook comes in. Volunteers are required to hold a food preparation license or be willing to get a free online license for food preparation (https://www.servsafe.com/ServSafe-Food-Handler).

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  • Photo and Image Editor

    Moving With H.O.P.E.

    2 volunteers - sign up to volunteer

    We are launching a new website for a COVID-specific project. We need headshots and some other images to edited to look uniform.

    We are looking for 2-3 volunteers to (1) create clear directions for our staff/volunteer leads on how to take a high quality pictures at home with a smartphone, (2) coordinate the collection of photos, (3) edit the photos, and (4) maintain a tracking sheet and Drive.

    Timeline/Scope: We need to collect and edit about 15 photos in the next 2-5 days.

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  • Front-end Developer

    SocialTrace / Contact Tracing App Development

    2 volunteers - sign up to volunteer

    We are looking for a front-end developer with skills in Next.js, D3.js, Apollo GraphQL to help with the develop of a COVID-19-focused contact tracing web-app. This app would allow user to monitor their exposure risk while also provide a historical record they could share with public health officials in order to assist with contact tracing efforts.

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  • Food deliverer

    New Haven Pride Center

    3 volunteers - sign up to volunteer

    The New Haven Pride Center is excited to launch a new food distribution program that will kick-off on Saturday, May 23rd and last till July 11th (unless funding changes). After concluding the recent LGBTQ+ Needs Assessment Survey, the Center found that food insecurity was the number one issue affecting Connecticut's LGBTQ+ community. In hopes of combating this issue - the Center has launched this program.

    We are looking for volunteers who have access to a car and can help us deliver food to individuals and families in need. Cloth masks and gloves will be provided to ensure a safe and healthy work environment (volunteers are also welcome to bring their own PPE).

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  • 3 volunteers - sign up to volunteer

    We are looking for developers to help on a project. We are developing a "Grubhub for Pharmacy" to help streamline the process of medication delivery to the elderly and vulnerable during this pandemic and beyond.

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  • Connecticut PPE Drive: Social Media Outreach Volunteer

    Connecticut PPE Drive is a group of medical trainees and workers in Connecticut working to provide masks and other equipment to our local community hospitals. Our goals are to contact local businesses to procure protective equipment donations and to spread the word about protective equipment shortage. Additionally, we are fundraising and purchasing protective equipment to donate to in-need healthcare centers.

    4 volunteers - sign up to volunteer

    We are looking for reliable and enthusiastic volunteers to join our social media outreach team. We are looking for volunteers who can regularly post CT PPE Drive content on their personal social media accounts, assist in managing CT PPE Drive social media accounts, generate new content ideas based on current news, and champion new ideas to engage different parts of our community.

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  • 4 volunteers - sign up to volunteer

    Pills2Me is looking for someone with marketing experience to help with patient outreach. Please call or email if interested. leslie.asanga@yale.edu or 405-436-0220. Thanks.

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  • Sew Face Masks

    MakeHaven

    4 volunteers - sign up to volunteer

    Sew cloth masks for community organizations in need (healthcare workers, soup kitchen, shelters, etc.)

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  • 4 volunteers - sign up to volunteer

    Hello! A few of us medical students are pairing up with the Connecticut chapter of Shopping Angels to help with delivery needs for those who cannot afford the risk of going out themselves (e.g. those who are elderly or are immunocompromised). We are currently recruiting volunteers to help organize local deliveries. Information provided by Shopping Angels is as follows:

    Please fill out this form to register as a volunteer with our program: https://shoppingangelsglobal.org/volunteer/

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  • Connecticut PPE Drive: Delivery Volunteer

    Connecticut PPE Drive is a group of medical trainees and workers in Connecticut working to provide masks and other equipment to our local community hospitals. Our goals are to contact local businesses to procure protective equipment donations and to spread the word about protective equipment shortage. Additionally, we are fundraising and purchasing protective equipment to donate to in-need healthcare centers.

    5 volunteers - sign up to volunteer

    We are looking for reliable and enthusiastic volunteers to join our delivery team. We are looking for volunteers in CT who can drive and have access to a car to pick-up and drop-off protective equipment within CT. Recent drop-offs/pick-ups have been in New Haven, West Haven, Waterbury, Bridgeport, and Stamford. However, future locations will vary by each delivery. All drop-offs and pick-ups will be no contact and on a case-by-case basis.

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  • Connecticut PPE Drive: Call Team Volunteer

    Connecticut PPE Drive is a group of medical trainees and workers in Connecticut working to provide masks and other equipment to our local community hospitals. Our goals are to contact local businesses to procure protective equipment donations and to spread the word about protective equipment shortage. Additionally, we are fundraising and purchasing protective equipment to donate to in-need healthcare centers.

    5 volunteers - sign up to volunteer

    We are looking for reliable and enthusiastic volunteers to join our call team. We are looking for volunteers who can regularly make phone calls to local CT businesses to request local donations, coordinate donation logistics, and communicate PPE shortage information.

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  • 5 volunteers - sign up to volunteer

    Pills2me is looking for volunteers who are at least 18 years of age, but less than 65 years old. The role of the volunteers will be to help pick up medications for the elderly and other patients who are at high risk of developing complications from the coronavirus. The volunteers must be in good health and have no risk factors for COVID-19 as outlined by the CDC guidelines. The volunteers can register on our website www.pills2me.com with their availability. Once we get a patient request, we will reach out to available volunteers who will then confirm if they can fulfill the request. We have a driver protocol on our website on how to safely carry out the delivery while maintaining social distancing.
    The elderly and other vulnerable patients can request a free same day medication delivery by registering on our website www.pills2me.com. Once we receive the request, we will connect them with a volunteer driver who will help deliver their medication to their doorstep.

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