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

    Agency on Aging of South Central Connecticut

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    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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