New Haven Residents vs. COVID-19

This is a New Haven-wide partnership platform, where New Haven residents can volunteer (in-person or remotely) and local non-profits and government can post volunteer needs. Let us unite and fight the pandemic together!

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  • Grocery shopper/deliverer for homebound seniors

    Interfaith Volunteer Care Givers of Greater New Haven

    1 volunteer - 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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  • 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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  • 3 volunteers - sign up to volunteer

    Support people experiencing homelessness during the COVID-19 Pandemic by volunteering at the City of New Haven’s Blake Field Drop-In Center. The drop-in center, located at Blake Field in East Rock, 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 June 26th.
    Learn more and sign up at: http://bit.ly/blakefieldvolunteer. Please reach out to blakefieldvolunteerteam@gmail.com with any questions or concerns.

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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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  • Calling isolated seniors

    Agency on Aging of South Central Connecticut

    38 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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  • Food pantry volunteer

    Loaves and Fishes

    1 volunteer - 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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  • 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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  • 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.

    4 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Common Ground Volunteer

    Common Ground Farm/NHEP

    11 volunteers - sign up to volunteer

    We have various farm projects that we need help on including animal care (mucking), weeding and turning beds. We grow food for our school and the new haven community through our farm stand and mobile market, although those things might change, the farm keeps growing!

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