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American Red Cross CT Chapter
703 Whitney Avenue, New Haven, CT 06511
The American Red Cross is the nation's most recognized voluntary humanitarian organization. Volunteers help the Red Cross fulfill our mission by providing emergency assistance for disaster victims, teaching health and safety courses, staffing blooddrives, supporting office administration and participating in our special events which help us raise funds so that we may continue to provide vital services in our community.

BestBuddies CT
Various locations,including a chapter at Wilbur Cross High School
Best Buddies is a nonprofit organization dedicated to establishing a global volunteer movement that creates opportunities for one-to-one friendships,integrated employment and leadership development for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD).Best Buddies High
Schools has paired students with intellectual disabilities in one-to-one friendships with high school
students in chapters and also has an e-Buddies® e-mail pen pal program for people with an intellectual disability of all ages (10 years old and up) and peer volunteers from across the United States and around the globe.
Contact: Eleanor Powell, Program Manager, 203-234-3996,

Beulah Heights Social Integration Program
782 Orchard Street, New Haven,CT 06511
Volunteers are needed to help children between the ages of 8 and 10 during the Spring School Break at Beulah Heights Social Integration Program.Serve breakfast and lunch. Accompany children on educational field trips. Volunteer with students during the summer month of July in our Science Camp.People who have experience working with school age children preferred.Volunteers will assist former teachers and grandparents who can spend a few hours a day with children.
Contact:Joseph Edwards, Executive Director, 203.787.3393

Community Soup Kitchen
84 Broadway, New Haven,CT 06511
Community Soup Kitchen provides free meals to the needy, offering breakfast and lunch five days a week in the downtown New Haven area.
Contact: David O'Sullivan, Director, 203-624-4594,

Connecticut Hospice
100 Double Beach Road, Branford,CT 06405
The Connecticut Hospice addresses physical, spiritual,social, and emotional needs of patients with advanced irreversible illness, and their families.Such care is provided regardless of diagnosis and as long as the Hospice level of care is needed by the patients. Volunteers interact with patients and family members of all ages- infants, children,young adults and the elderly.There are volunteer opportunities to comfort,attend to, share a laugh, reassure, do something creative, treasure a memory, or spend quiet time at a patient's bedside- just being there so a patient never feels alone.
Contact: Patricia A.Corradino,Director of Volunteer Services, 203.315.7510,

150 Bradley Street, East Haven,CT 06512

Volunteers are needed at Connecticut Food Bank's main East Haven warehouse to inspect, sort and pack non-perishable food, produce and frozen meat items for distribution to community-based hunger-relief programs.This requires at least a two-hour commitment per visit.
Times:Weekdays from 9:00am-noon or 1:D0-3:30PM. Hours and need may vary during holiday season. Warehouse is located at 150 Bradley Street, East Haven. Must be able to stand for a two hour shift and be able to lift up to 35-40 pounds.Must be reliable and able to volunteer at least once per week on a regular basis.Schedules will be arranged around individuals' availability and warehouse need.

Contact: Kim Damien,Volunteer Coordinator, 203-469-5000, ext. 311,

Downtown Evening Soup Kitchen
Various locations in downtown New Haven, office at 311 Temple Street, New Haven, CT 06511

The Downtown Evening Soup Kitchen (DESK) provides free,nutritious meals for homeless individuals, families, and the working and non-working poor of the Greater New Haven area. Volunteers can serve at the soup kitchen in the evenings or assist with office work during the days.

Contact: Linda Carbone,Director of Operations,203-624-6426,

City Parks Conservancy
Volunteer with New Haven Parks throughout the City
Elm City Parks Conservancy (ECPC) is a not-for-profit parks advocacy organization serving the New Haven parks system. Our mission is to strengthen public awareness of and participation in the city's parks. We work to enhance all of New Haven's parks and monuments,from the smallest parcels, such
as Kimberly Square's ghost ship monument, to the largest,like East Rock Park's four hills and 425 acres.
Contact: 203-946-2459,

The Furniture Co-Op (New Haven Home Recovery)
30 Morris Avenue,West Haven, CT 06516
Furniture Co-Op is a project operated by New Haven Home Recovery and it is designed to assist families transitioning from homelessness, people living with disabilities or other insufferable hardships. The Co-Op currently looking for volunteers to help out with a variety of jobs such as unloading and moving furniture, unpacking assorted home goods and supplies, paperwork processing, cleaning, repairing and polishing furniture, contact local businesses or individuals for furniture donation, and sort and organize clothing. If you would like to volunteer for one of the more physical duties, please be sure to be in good health and appropriate physical condition so as not to injure yourself.
Contact: Sara Callahan,Operations Manager, 203-389-1112

Loaves and Fishes Food Closet
St. Paul and St.James Episcopal Church, 57 Olive Street, New Haven,CT 06511
Food Closet volunteers help to distribute groceries and refreshments to those who come to the food pantry in need.Responsibilities include readying food for distribution, distributing food, and serving refreshments. Volunteers are assigned to a volunteer team and help one Saturday morning a month from 11 A.M.On average, 230 bags of groceries are distributed each Saturday morning.
Contact: Wendy Mcleod, 203-435-0214, loavesfishesstpj@hotmail.com4

Haven Ecology Project/ Common Ground High School Farm Volunteer Day
Farm Volunteer Day- Sat, Apr 16, 10:00- 2:00
358 Springside Avenue, New Haven, CT 06515
The arrival of spring brings many important farm jobs! Learn to prepare your own garden as you help us add compost, dig garden beds,mulch pathways, and plant early spring crops. Come dressed to get dirty; gloves and tools provided. Projects are intended for adults; children ages 12 and up may participate with a parent.
Contact: Rebecca Holcombe at or at 203.389.4333

New Haven Land Trust
Volunteer in a Community Garden Near your Home

The New Haven Land Trust depends on the commitment of regular volunteers to assist us in managing our preserves and community gardens. Garden projects consist of planting seeds, weeding, spreading mulch and compost, fence building and minor landscaping. Preserve projects range from trash cleanup, bridge building & restoration, trail clearing & construction and invasive plant removal. We have opportunities for educators to teach garden workshops or lead nature walks. If you are interested in becoming a volunteer please review our listed opportunities.

Contact: Chris Randall, 203.562.6655,

New Haven Reads Community BookBank
45 Bristol Street, New Haven, CT 06511 and various other locations for tutoring
New Haven Reads' mission is "to share the joy and power of reading". New Haven Reads provides an environment where children and adults have access to free books and tutoring to increase their literacy skills and academic performance.We ask you to come in to the Book Bank to interview and fill out a volunteer form. We do require a minimum commitment of one hour per week (plus travel and preparation time) for tutors. Training will be provided on an individual basis as needed,and optional training sessions are offered regularly throughout the year.
Contact: Leslie Derr,Volunteer Coordinator, 203-752-1923,

St. Raphael Healthcare System
Hospital of St.Raphael, 1450 Chapel Street, New Haven,CT 06511
Since 1908,volunteers have played an important role at the Hospital of Saint Raphael in New Haven. Each year, they donate thousands of hours of service to our hospital and patients.Our volunteer program is open to individuals age 14 and older who are able to commit to a minimum of three hours per week for six months. Assignments range from working directly with patients to positions with little or no patient contact.To join our student program:
·Call the Volunteer Services Department at 203-789-3480 to inquire about the program schedule.
Call to register for the orientation session.
·Attend the orientation and interview session.
·Advise coordinator of interests, skill sets, and availability.
Contact: Volunteer Services Department, 203-789-3480,

“CAS has shown me what Co-op can really be when the student body puts their mind to it. All students who attend Co-Op are artists—thanks to these programs and clubs, students can express themselves more than others expect them to.”
CAS Student

Our Programming

• Programs meet from 2:30-4:30 during each Session.
• Clubs meet from 2:30-3:30 during each Session.
• Transportation (Bus Token) is available to all After School students.

Co-Op After School

Co-Op Arts and Humanties High School
177 College Street
New Haven, CT 06520

Special Thanks!

To our partners at:
• Dwight Hall at Yale
• New Haven Public Schools
• The Co-Op Center for Creativity
• Connecticut State Department of Education