New Haven Residents vs. COVID-19

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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:

    New Haven (on site)
  • 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)
  • 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!