New Haven Residents vs. COVID-19

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  • Food Box Delivery for Common Ground HS Families

    Common Ground High School/New Haven Ecology Project

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    Volunteers are needed on Wednesdays at Common Ground!! Each week we delivery food boxes to CG families who have expressed food insecurity. We've had some turnover in our Family Food Box drivers as folx get called back to work. This is a great opportunity to get involved and directly support our community.
    Driving is a one hour commitment from 1:30 - 2:30 on Wednesdays. We set our drivers up with addresses and everything they need to know. Volunteers simply have to drive and feel good knowing you are non-contact delivering nourishing food to our community.
    DRIVING SHIFTS OPEN STARTING AUGUST 19TH
    Wednesdays 1:30pm - 2:30pm

    We also have an opportunity opening up for people to help pack the bags that are delivered to folks. It's a 2-hour window that happens earlier in the morning, and you would be part of a team of people assembling bread and other produce into bags (like corn, fruit, cheese, or cereal) for our families.

    BAG PACKING STARTING AUGUST 19TH
    Wednesdays 9:30am - 11:30am
    Please, spread the word!!

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  • Grocery shopper

    Interfaith Volunteer Care Givers of Greater New Haven

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    This is a low to no contact way of volunteering during this difficult time. We are looking for "personal shoppers" - these volunteers take a senior's shopping list, do her shopping, and return the groceries to her home. Either we pay or you pay and are immediately reimbursed via Venmo. We currently shop for about 10 clients weekly and this service keeps vulnerable folks out of the stores.

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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

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    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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  • Literacy Volunteers Tutor

    Literacy Volunteers

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    Literacy Volunteers is seeking individuals who are interested in tutoring over Zoom. As a tutor, you will either work with English language speakers who are seeking to improve their reading and writing skills, or help speakers of other languages with English fluency. You don’t have to be a certified teacher. You don’t have to speak another language. All you need is a sincere desire to help people transform their lives. Literacy Volunteers will train you – on teaching English, and on teaching via Zoom. And they will support you every step of the way. If you are interested, please visit their website at www.lvagnh.org to read about the program and fill out a volunteer application.

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  • Fair Haven: Neighborhood Pop Up Pantry Volunteer

    United Way of Greater New Haven

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    Due to the inclement weather yesterday, our Neighborhood Pop-Up Pantry was rescheduled to this afternoon. We are still in need of volunteers to help us feed local families. Can you join us?

    Help today, Friday, August 28, 2:45 PM – 6:30 PM, as a volunteer and feed your neighbors!

    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 pantry clients to ensure that we deliver vital support in the safest way possible.

    Please sign up here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/fair-haven-neighborhood-pop-up-pantry-tickets-117306626277?utm_source=Master&utm_campaign=57f8011147-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2020_08_28_12_54&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_85d72b4277-57f8011147-7216209&mc_cid=57f8011147&mc_eid=d2e0039cd2

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  • Help move supplies

    Integrated Refugee and Immigrant Services (IRIS)

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    We are looking for about 5 volunteers who would be willing to help us move supplies from 91 Clark St to the IRIS office this Friday, 8/28, from about 10-12:00.

    The supplies are in a second floor apartment. They need to be brought down and loaded into a truck which will carry them to the IRIS office (about 5 min away). Then they need to be unloaded from the truck in the IRIS back parking lot into the front room of the office. Ideally, people could meet at 91 Clark Street, then follow the truck in their own vehicles and help again at the IRIS office (there won't be room for everyone to ride in the truck). Would be a huge help, we would be very appreciative.

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  • Delivery Driver, Pantry Volunteer

    FISH of Greater New Haven

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    Delivery drivers support FISH's Grocery Delivery Program by delivering bags of groceries directly to homebound clients' front doors. Volunteers will come to our pantry space located in West Haven to pick up route information and bags, then deliver them to homebound individuals in New Haven, West Haven, or Hamden. Each shift takes no more than two hours to complete, and ideal volunteers would commit to a weekly shift. Volunteers are provided with disposable gloves.
    FISH is also looking for pantry volunteers Mon - Fri to help with packing grocery bags and stocking shelves. We ask volunteers to commit to a 2 hour shift between the hours of 9 am and 2 pm.

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  • Call for Volunteers to Help Ensure Distancing at COVID Testing at IRIS

    IRIS (Integrated Refugee and Immigrant Services)

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    In partnership with Fair Haven Community Health Care, IRIS is hosting free COVID testing on August 12th, from 8:30am to 12pm. We are looking for a small group of volunteers who can (kindly and diplomatically) help maintain social distancing. We will have marked out appropriate spacing in chalk and need a few people to walk around and ensure that folks are standing in the line at required distances.

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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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  • 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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  • Meal Delivery to Veterans

    Columbus House

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    We are in need of some volunteers to make a weekly Tuesday delivery of meals to our Veterans. These Veterans are part of our Supportive Services for Veterans Families (SSVF) and currently in hotels in New London and Middletown. On Tuesdays at 11am, the volunteer would pick up food at our Main Shelter kitchen in New Haven and then deliver the food to the hotel front desk staff. Food is transported in bags/boxes packed by Columbus House kitchen staff. Typically 18-20 medium size bags/boxes total are needed for single transport. Less if the run is split between 2 people. We are seeking 4-8 volunteers to work on a rotating schedule, ensuring that every Tuesday is covered. This is possibly a 4 month long volunteer opportunity. Possibly through the end of this year.

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  • Grocery Deliverer

    Interfaith Volunteer Care Givers of Greater New Haven

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    This is a low to no contact way of volunteering during this difficult time. You pick up 20 bags of groceries from our staging area in downtown New Haven, between 8:30 and 11 a.m. on a Saturday, and deliver them to 10 stops in the area. We set up the route for you and the typical route takes about 1.5 hours. The clients know the bags are coming, so you ring the bell and leave the bags on the stoop.

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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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  • 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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  • Food Organizers, Drivers, Callers, Etc!

    Semilla Collective Food Garage

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    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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  • Organizing Community Garden

    Integrated Refugee and Immigrant Services (IRIS)

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    IRIS needs help organizing their community garden. You can help out any time between 12pm and 4pm on September 26. The garden is located at 24 Adeline St, New Haven.
    Basic gardening tools will be provided. We will be adhering to Covid-19 safety guidelines. Please bring your own water bottle, masks, and gardening gloves (if you have them).
    At that time, we are also taking donations of outside chairs (ones that can be folded flat or sturdy ones that can be left outside), 5-gallon buckets, bricks, and wood to build a raised bed.

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  • Food preparation assistant

    Casa Otoñal Inc.

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    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.

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    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

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    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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  • Volunteer researcher on contact tracing

    Yale School of Public Health, Yale University, and the Connecticut Association of Independent Schools

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    We are seeking a volunteer to support a project between the Yale School of Public Health, Yale University, and the Connecticut Association of Independent Schools (CAIS). The goal of the project is to support approaches to contact tracing and limiting COVID-19 outbreaks in CT schools. The volunteer would initially support preparation and submission of the Institutional Review Board (IRB) application. As the project begins, the volunteer could also assist with data collection, management, and analysis as appropriate. We are looking for someone with excellent writing and organizational skills. Experience with public health, mixed methods, and/or human subjects research would be a plus. The time commitment would be 4-8 hours a week. Please contact Marie Brault at marie.brault@yale.edu with questions.

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  • Food deliverer

    New Haven Pride Center

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    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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  • 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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