New Haven Residents vs. COVID-19

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  • Food Organizers, Drivers, Callers, Etc!

    Semilla Collective Food Garage

    1 volunteer - sign up to volunteer

    Semilla Collective Food Garage ( 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 ( Contribute via our GoFundMe ( 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.

    New Haven (on site)
  • 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.

  • Volunteer researcher on contact tracing

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

    4 volunteers - sign up to volunteer

    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 with questions.

  • 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.