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

    Integrated Refugee and Immigrant Services (IRIS)

    9 volunteers - sign up to volunteer

    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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  • 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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