New Haven Residents vs. COVID-19

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  • Grocery shopper

    Interfaith Volunteer Care Givers of Greater New Haven

    3 volunteers - sign up to volunteer

    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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  • 4 volunteers - sign up to volunteer

    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

    6 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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  • 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)

    no volunteers - sign up to volunteer

    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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  • 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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  • Grocery Deliverer

    Interfaith Volunteer Care Givers of Greater New Haven

    1 volunteer - sign up to volunteer

    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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  • 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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  • Organizing Community Garden

    Integrated Refugee and Immigrant Services (IRIS)

    2 volunteers - sign up to volunteer

    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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  • 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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  • Food pantry volunteer

    Loaves and Fishes

    4 volunteers - sign up to volunteer

    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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  • 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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  • 6 volunteers - sign up to volunteer

    We are launching a new website and Instagram account for a COVID-19 project. We are looking for help with 2 things:

    (1) SOCIAL MEDIA CREATION / FEEDBACK: Volunteers to help advise or create social media posts for Instagram, including giving feedback on pictures, coloring, messaging, etc. A background in design is not required.

    (2) INSTAGRAM PROMOTION: Volunteers to promote our new Instagram page through their own personal and/or professional networks by liking and sharing posts, tagging peers, and sending DMs. The size of your personal IG network can be smaller or large. We are particularly looking to promote our new effort among young adults, scientists, teachers, students, parents, immigrant communities, people of color, disability advocates, nurses, doctors, and other first responders.

    Moving With H.O.P.E. (MWH) is a 501c3 non-profit that provides essential rehab, adaptive exercise, and life skills training to people living with moderate to severe physical disabilities in Greater New Haven and Greater Bridgeport. In response to COVID-19, we are partnering with local scientists, community leaders, and youth activists to provide essential supplies, food, and information.

    Living in southern Connecticut is not required for these volunteer positions. We are hoping to promote our effort regionally / nationwide.

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  • Food and medication pick-up and delivery for homebound seniors

    Agency on Aging of South Central Connecticut

    6 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 volunteer drivers to deliver groceries and medication to homebound seniors. Drivers will be given a shopping list and a Stop and Shop gift card by the Agency on Aging. This position has minimal human contact. All drivers will be reimbursed for mileage.

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  • Downtown Evening Soup Kitchen (DESK) Volunteer

    Downtown Evening Soup Kitchen (DESK)

    6 volunteers - sign up to volunteer

    DESK is urgently looking for help with preparing food, distributing food onsite, and washing dishes.

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  • Grant Support 1

    Moving With H.O.P.E.

    11 volunteers - sign up to volunteer

    Search and/or apply for $1,000 to $10,000 to provide funding for a projects that will train provide food and supplies to homeless shelters, immigrant communities, and the homebound in Greater New Haven, Greater Bridgeport, and Greater Waterbury.

    A grant template has already been created and we have identified about 10 foundations to apply to in Connecticut. Each application will take 1-2 hours to complete. If successful, we will expand the project to other metro areas: Stamford, Hartford, Danbury, New London, and Springfield, Mass.

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  • Calling isolated seniors

    Agency on Aging of South Central Connecticut

    42 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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