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Important Covid-19 Volunteer Updates

At this time, we have regretfully suspended all non-essential and on-site volunteer activities until further notice. We feel this decision is a necessary step in protecting our dedicated network of shelter guests and volunteers. Please note our meal donation program and in-kind donation program are still proceeding. Thank you for your interest in participating in our volunteer program, we hope to see you soon!

For further information and updates please contact our Community Engagement Specialist, Mia Allen mallen@newreach.org

We couldn’t do it
without our volunteers!

Join our amazing community of volunteers to help inspires independence for those affected by homelessness and poverty.
 

Ways to volunteer

Host a Shelter Party

Host a Shelter Party

Host an on-site party for residents living in our New Haven shelters. Bring some treats and plan some games and activities for a celebration of whichever holiday you like. Halloween, Valentines Day, Fourth of July, etc... We would love to hear your ideas! This opportunity does require a background check.

Prepare a Meal

Prepare a Meal

Our volunteers help provide a meal for our shelter guests and they appreciate it! Our shelter meal volunteers purchase the food, cook the meal in our kitchen, and serve it to our shelter guests OR prepare/purchase offsite and drop off at the shelter. We can provide tips and menu suggestions to make it easy. To serve a meal in shelter, a background check is required.

Skills Based Volunteering

Skills Based Volunteering

Do you have a special skill that you would like to share? Contact us to learn more how you can lead a workshop or setup a one-on-one activity on things like reading comprehension, budgeting, stress management, cooking, and more. This opportunity does require a background check.

Long Term Volunteering

Long Term Volunteering

We have ongoing needs for volunteers looking to make a commitment to our mission. Activities such as Internships, Office Assistant, Shelter Assistant or Furniture Co-Op Assistant. This opportunity does require a background check.

Start a Fundraiser

Start a Fundraiser

Fundraising events are a great way to bring friends together, increase awareness about homelessness, and raise funds to support New Reach! The possibilities are endless – host a gift card drive, host an event or party and ask friends to donate the ticket price, donate your birthday or holiday, bake sale and beyond.

Events / Campaigns

Events / Campaigns

New Reach has a number of engagement opportunities throughout the year at our awareness and fundraising events. These are based on an event specific needs which may include serving on an event committee, marketing and promotions, onsite assistance.



 

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How it works

  1. Connect with our Volunteer Coordinator

    Reach out today to get connected with our volunteer team. We can answer any questions and help you learn about ways to get involved.

  2. Choose the volunteer opportunity best for you or your organization

    There are several ways to help. We are happy to discuss volunteer opportunities that best fit your skills and your schedule.

  3. Schedule your date

    Book your date and get started! Your support helps us provide for at-risk families, youth, and individuals in Connecticut.

 

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