Announcements

Upcoming Events

Women in Law Enforcement – Wednesday, March 6th 2024

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The Power is in the Word: From Griot to Pulpit to Hip Hop (30th Annual Africana Studies Conference) – Thursday, March 7, 2024

 

  • Constitution Room (Memorial Hall) 

  • 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM

  • Contact: Evelyn Phillips, Anthropology
    Phillipse@CCSU.edu
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Heart Healthy Nutrition at the Central Community Health Education Clinic – Monday February 12 and Monday February 26, 2024

  • Interactive educational programs for Central Students, Faculty, Staff, and the New Britain Community

  • Central Community Health Education Clinic (located in the Basement of Copernicus)

  • 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM

  • clinic@ccsu.edu
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Announcements/News

Enjoy Student Discounts in Downtown New Britain!

Community Engagement & Experiential Learning Stipend (CEELS) Program

  • If you would like to do an unpaid internship but can’t afford to, apply for CCESR’s Community Engagement & Experiential Learning Stipend (CEELS) Program that will be offered during the Fall and Spring semesters
  • The CEELS stipend will pay $18/hour with a maximum of $3,000 (this averages 20 hours a week for an 8-week program).
  • Priority will be given to students with proposals that engage with local communities!
  • The deadline to apply for the Spring semester is February 2nd 
  • Find more information on our website

Click here for scholarship opportunities from the CBCF: 
•    All applications are due by March 31, 2024.
•    Eligibility for opportunities is varied (some are for high school students, some are for undergraduate/graduate college students). 

https://www.cbcfinc.org/programs/scholarships/

Come showcase your talent at our monthly open mic night!

3rd Thursday of every month from 7 p.m. - 9 p.m. 

Free and open to all! Located at 639 East St, New Britain, CT

We will provide refreshments, stage & a sound system. 

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Degree Completion Initiative Scholarship from the Community Foundation of Greater New Britain

  • The Community Foundation of Greater New Britain Degree Completion Initiative Scholarship is designed to assist students in completing their Bachelor’s Degree at Central Connecticut State University (CCSU).
  • To qualify for the Community Foundation of Greater New Britain Degree Completion Initiative Scholarship candidates must:
    • Complete this application
    • Have accumulated a minimum of 60 college credits
    • Reside in Berlin, New Britain, Plainville or Southington or have graduated from the public high school in Berlin, New Britain, Plainville or Southington
    • Have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher
  • Complete applications should be submitted to Central Connecticut State University’s Office of Financial Aid, 1615 Stanley Street, Willard-Diloreto Hall W208, New Britain, CT 06053, or scanned and emailed to finaid@ccsu.edu.
  • Click here for the application!

Jobs & Internships

Citizenship Ambassador - The Citizenship Ambassador Program of Greater Hartford Area

  • The American Place (TAP) is a division of Hartford Public Library (HPL), established in 2000. Fully aligned with our Library’s mission, TAP provides industry recognized certificate training, GED preparation services, English as a second language, and a nationally recognized U.S. Citizenship program, supporting immigrants in achieving citizenship and becoming vested citizens. Our learning environment reflects Hartford’s shared civic values, rich history, and vibrant multiculturalism. 
  • Citizenship Ambassadors will learn about citizenship, prepare immigrants for naturalization, and encourage the civic, linguistic, and cultural integration of immigrants into the Hartford community. They will work with TAP staff and clients in three areas: education, media & communications, and/or outreach & recruitment. Responsibilities include:  
    • providing educational support for ESL and citizenship students   
    • facilitating workshops on digital literacy 
    • attending outreach events and foster discussions around citizenship  
    • creating digital media 
    • assisting with daily administrative tasks 
    • other duties as assigned 
  • Eligibility criteria:  
    • Be 16-24 years old  
    • Prioritization given to those with 3+ years of legal permanent residency  
  • Qualifications:  
    • English proficiency  
    • Technology proficiency  

 

  • For more information, contact:  

Cecilia Zygmont 

Citizenship Attainment Specialist, The American Place 

czygmont@hplct.org | (959)-710-6850 

The Friendship Center – Multiple Positions Available

The Friendship Center provides a continuum of services for individuals who are at risk or experiencing homelessness in Central CT.

  • Services range from basic outreach to those living on the streets, to emergency shelter for families and individuals, and transitional living and permanent supportive housing options for those who are transitioning out of homelessness.
  • They have a number of full-time and part-time positions available: 
  • Click here for the listings!

CCSU Dining Services

  • Sodexo is hiring student workers on campus
  • Positions typically start when the semester does, and they hire about 90-100 students
  • They offer flexible schedules and a free meal per shift
  • For more information, click here! Or visit Indeed directly

Connecticut State Division of Public Defender Services

  • The Division of Public Defender Services is made up of three separate components: a Commission responsible for policy-making, appointments of all personnel and compensation matters; an Office of Chief Public Defender charged with statewide administration of the public defender system and the provision of specialized legal representation; and the individual public defender offices providing legal services throughout the State to indigent persons accused of crimes as required by both the United States and Connecticut Constitutions.
  • They offer summer, fall, and spring internships for students in a variety of majors (including but not limited to, social work and political science)
  • Complete an application found at https://portal.ct.gov/OCPD/Training/CT-Public-Defender-Internship-Information and a resume
  • They also may be able to accommodate social work students in need of 70 hour placements

New Britain Progressive

  • The New Britain Progressive is a publication of the New Britain Independent Newspaper and has been around since 2016
  • They are looking for students willing to contribute new perspectives and opinions on a range of topics from local and state issues to sports coverage and so on
  • This is a great experience for anyone looking to gain some real-world news/writing experience.
  • For more information, contact: or visit https://newbritainindependent.com/

New Life II Job Opportunity – Recovery Community Center Facilitator

  • POSITION SUMMARY - $17-$18 hour, 20 hours per week, 52 weeks 9-1 pm or 11 – 3 pm M- F
  • New Life II’s (NLII) mission is to transform neighborhoods disenfranchised by racism and discrimination by empowering individuals caught in cycles of hopelessness, dependency on substances (drugs and/or alcohol), or mental health struggles to build self-reliance, sustainable development, and continued upward mobility.
  • The RCC Facilitator will help individuals by providing judgement free Peer Recovery Support, including butnot limited to ongoing education, mentoring, critical life skills training, and linkage to Basic Needs Assistance and Harm Reduction by engaging with people who walk into the RCC. Successful Candidate will be passionate about Harm Reduction, guided by authentic Peer Support Values, and support multiple pathways to recovery. All candidates must have completed or will complete (within 2 months of hire) a Peer Support, Recovery Coach, or Recovery-Oriented training program. Must provide documentation if completed within 2 years.
  • Full Position Description
  • Application (Fillable)
  • Application (Print)
  • Please send all inquiries and applications to Sou Thammavong, Operations Manager

Year-long Executive Internship for CT Secretary of State Stephanie Thomas

  • The Secretary of State is also looking for a Fall 2023 and Spring 2024 Executive Intern who would work directly with Connecticut Secretary of the State Stephanie Thomas and her executive team
  • The unpaid position is for the full school year- both the Fall 2023 and Spring 2024 semesters
  • Duties include conducting policy research, making phone calls and managing databases
  • For more information, click HERE!

Greater New Britain Teen Pregnancy Prevention, Inc. (Pathways/Senderos Center)

  • Pathways/Senderos is a youth development program that runs after school programs for children ages 11-18. The program offers tutoring, career and college exploration, wellness, recreation, and other enrichment activities.
  • They are currently hiring a Program Manager
    • Oversee and implement a comprehensive youth development program for at-risk youth and their families in New Britain.
    • The Program Manager will ensure that GNBTPP, Inc. provides high-quality, student-centered programming.
    • Check out the full description here!
  • They are also seeking a Graduate Intern!
    • The graduate intern needs to hold a Master’s Degree in the Counseling and Counselor in Education Program
    • Click HERE for more info!
  • They may have other internship opportunities as well!
  • Contact:  Heather Mills

Internship Opportunities at New Britain Housing Authority

The New Britain Housing Authority has internship opportunities for students in different areas of study, including:

Social Work:  Students will work alongside resident service staff to engage families, elderly and disabled households living in low-income housing.  Students will have the opportunity to do resident assessments, create and implement surveys, plan and carry out special projects such as the Thanksgiving distribution and holiday toy program, facilitate groups for adults and/or children, network with local providers to establish community supports to benefit residents, write case notes and participate in special projects.  Students may organize resident meetings, listening sessions or focus groups. A special project that will be launching is the establishment of a resident council, which will involve community organizing and empowering residents to engage in a process that will allow their voices and thoughts about their community to be heard.

Psychology: Students will work alongside resident service staff to engage families, elderly and disabled households living in low-income housing.  Students will have the opportunity to do resident assessments, provide crisis intervention to households facing eviction, food insecurity, etc., create and implement surveys of residents’ interests, barriers to self-sufficiency, education and employment, network with local providers to establish community supports to benefit residents, write case notes, and participate in special projects. Students may organize resident meetings, listening sessions or focus groups.

Gerontology:  Students will work alongside our Resident Service Coordinator to engage elderly and disabled residents living in public housing. Our work with residents is focused on assessing their needs and providing services or linkages to programs that allow them to age in place;  students will have the opportunity to do assessments, prepare, plan, and execute group activities and educational or health related workshops, create opportunities for residents to engage socially with one another and participate in special projects.  One special project we would like to implement is a legacy club in which students could interview residents, photograph them, write their “story”, and create a legacy board in one of five community rooms celebrating the life and experiences of our senior population.  A bilingual (Spanish speaking) student is preferred.

Communications/Media/Graphic Design:  Students will be tasked with assessing and evaluating the messaging and branding of the New Britain Housing Authority, through its social media, web presence, etc.  Students will have the opportunity to create a communication strategy, content calendar, design resident centered communication and collateral materials, etc.

Finance/Mathematics: Students will be trained by one of our partner agencies to use a financial literacy curriculum.  Students will then work with families enrolled in the Housing Authority’s Family Self Sufficiency or Resident Opportunities and Self Sufficiency Programs. Students will have the opportunity to help households establish a budget, identify monetary escapes, learn about their credit score and establish a plan to maintain a balanced household budget.

Contact: Lisa Cretella, Director of Community Affairs & Programs

New Britain YWCA is looking to fill up to 8 intern positions for students who identify as women.  Program hours: 2:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday (applicants must be available to attend at least two days a week)

Expectations of interns:

  • Group facilitation
  • Community building skills
  • Leadership/mentorship to youth
  • Academic assistance or academic enrichment
  • Increase atmosphere of teamwork and personal development 
  • Facilitate projects
  • Encourage and participate in promoting the safe space for all youth 

More Info:

Contact youthdevelopment@ywcanewbritain.org with your resume and interest
 

Opportunities to work for Jumpstart at Central!

  • Jumpstart is a national early childhood education organization that recruits college students to work with preschool children in low-income neighborhoods. Jumpstart provides proven curriculum in which children develop the language and literacy skills they need to be ready for school, setting them on a path to close the achievement gap.  Jumpstart is working toward the day that every child in America enters kindergarten prepared to succeed.  Jumpstart’s direct service works with children in the classroom as a way to meet that challenge one child at a time.  Jumpstart’s policy advocacy work is about delivering that promise to countless children through inspiring public support and investment in high-quality learning.
  • Jumpstart’s current goal is to gain 30-35 members for the Fall and Spring semester of 2023-2024. Jumpstart is looking for enthusiastic students ready to have fun, build their own professional development skills, gain hours in the classroom, be creative and continue to build the Jumpstart community here at CCSU!
  • Positions available:
    • Team leader:  Team leaders will have the opportunity to facilitate and work with other members within Jumpstart!  Team leaders’ responsibilities include planning and implementing effective Jumpstart sessions, coaching Corps Members to use developmentally appropriate practices with young children and weekly plannings!
    • Corps Member:  As a Corps Member you will have the opportunity to inspire young children to learn, serve in the local community, collaborate with others in Jumpstart, and build professional skills.  Corps members will have the chance to lead centers / activities weekly, be creative, and be a part of a child’s school success!
  • Click here for more detailed information (scheduling, benefits, etc.)
  • Contact: Margot Hebert, Jumpstart Site Manager
  • Website: https://www.ccsu.edu/jumpstart

  • If you are enthusiastic about the advancement of women in politics, then this is the internship for you!
  • The Emerge CT Fall Internship includes Communications work, Fundraising work, and Administrative tasks. Interns will also have the opportunity to attend at least 2 of Emerge CT’s trainings.
  • Communications: Help expand and maintain the online presence of Emerge Connecticut (including Facebook, Twitter, and the website); draft emails and create press releases, etc.; design graphics to communicate our message.
  • Fundraising: Research potential donors and grant opportunities and prepare related materials; assist with event management and coordination of fundraising events; assist with budget planning for the 2020 fiscal program year; assist with call time.
  • Administration: Acquire and organize materials and files; data entry and database management on MyNGP.
  • Through this internship, you will learn database skills, graphic design/media skills, and communications skills. You will have the opportunity to send out mass emails and analyze the results, and see the inner workings of a Democratic non-profit organization!
  • Qualifications:
    • Passionate about the advancement of women in politics
    • Strong written and verbal communication skills
    • Experience with fundraising, social media, event planning, political organizing, and/or training is a plus
  • In order to be a part of our internship program, you must be receiving a grant to compensate you for your work. Please inform us which of these options you intend to pursue in your application email.
  • To Apply:
    • If you are interested in becoming an intern for Emerge CT, please submit your resume and a one-page cover letter detailing your interest in Emerge Connecticut, your availability, and start/end dates to us at: mae@emergect.org. There will be an interview process following.

  •  Shoreline Tax Solutions LLC is seeking an intern to join our practice for the 2024 tax season. We are a local small business servicing mostly individuals and other small businesses with a focus on annual tax planning and preparation.
  • This position is a ten-week program designed for candidates currently pursuing an undergraduate/master’s degree in business finance, accounting or taxation. As an intern, you will work side by side with the owner of the practice and learn the intricacies of tax preparation, gaining an in-depth knowledge of tax laws, regulations and deadlines. Hands on experience will afford you the opportunity to be proficient with the tax preparation, submission and confirmation process, including how to navigate the IRS and other government entity online platforms.
  • Contact:  Mark Delcavo (Owner)
  • Email: Shorelinetax@Yahoo.com,
  • Phone: 203-779-5601,
  • Click here for more information

  • A local distribution company is seeking an intern to review our social media presence and help develop and implement ongoing posts across several platforms.
  • The initial internship is for 90 days (about 3 months). Internship is unpaid.  After the initial period, a paid internship will be considered.
  • The intern is expected to have a working knowledge of how businesses engage via various social media outlets as well as the mechanics of posting regularly to the various feeds.
  • Some marketing and communications experience is a plus.
  • We will train on the specifics of our existing social media accounts and will work together to create and manage content.
  • Our office is located walking distance from the CCSU campus.
  • Contact: Ken Byer (President)
  • Email: k.byer@careyonline.net
  • Phone:  M: 860-224-2459  |  O: 860-573-0171
  • Click here for more information

•    The Connecticut Office of the Secretary of the State is seeking a Communications Intern with a passion for educating voters and encouraging participation in the democratic process. The Office of the Secretary of the State works to provide a wide range of services for the people and businesses of Connecticut and is committed to promoting the importance of civic education and civic engagement across the state.

The Connecticut Office of the Secretary of the State is seeking a Digital Media Intern with a passion for educating voters and encouraging participation in the democratic process. The Office of the Secretary of the State works to provide a wide range of services for the people and businesses of Connecticut and is committed to promoting the importance of civic education and civic engagement across the state. The unpaid internship is conducted out of the Executive Offices in the State Office Building in Hartford and supervised by the Director of Communications. Students have the option to receive credit for the internship by consulting with their advisors and internship directors. While this opportunity may be most appealing to graphic design majors, we encourage students of all majors with relevant experience to apply.

The Friendship Service Center provides a continuum of services for individuals who are at risk or experiencing homelessness in Central CT. Services range from basic outreach to those living on the streets, to emergency shelter for families and individuals, and transitional living and permanent supportive housing options for those who are transitioning out of homelessness.

FSC is looking for a Finance Intern – Click here for a full description of the position and contact info!
 

Summer Internship at Oma’s Pride – Systems & Technologies

  • Oma’s Pride is a premium, all natural raw pet food manufacturer that has established itself as one of the best quality pet foods available on the market. As one of the only manufacturers with USDA, FDA, and AAFCO approval, there’s a reason we’re known for our quality.
  • The main functions of this role will be within the realm of data analysis, customized reporting, and assistance in scripting in a production environment.
  • This internship is from 6/03/24 to 8/16/24 and pays $20/hour.
  • Click here for full details, requirements & responsibilities! 

Communications/Marketing Internship at New Life II

  • New Life II is Connecticut’s first Black, faith-based, peer-led recovery community center. This center provides diverse, neighborhood focused trainings and support rooted in anti-oppressive philosophies and person-centered values.
  • New Life II is looking for an intern to assist with:
    • Creating/distributing flyers for community events
    • Projects related to branding
    • Content creation
    • Social media marketing
    • Support in preparation of campaigns and reports
  • Contact:

Declaring Freedom Youth Conference – Paid opportunity during Spring Break (March 13-14, 2024)

  • Work as a CCSU student facilitator at the Declaring Freedom conference, an event that hosts 250 high school students from across Connecticut for a deep dive into the very meaning of “freedom”.
    There will be two evening development meetings online, followed by the 2 day conference.
    Student participants will receive a stipend.

  • Questions/Contact:

  • Student participants will receive a stipend.

  • Questions/Contact:
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Pathways-Senderos Center hiring a Part-time After School Program Specialist – $16/hr

  • As an after-school program specialist, you will be responsible for working directly with students during after school hours, with a focus on supporting them with intentional academic enrichment and recreational programming. As an after-school specialist, your focus is to provide a safe learning environment while acting as a positive role model, mentor and coach. You will need to create a nurturing, and welcoming learning space for students to learn and play. The Program Specialist should have a genuine interest in the development of our students, while they provide the importance of leadership skills, communications, social and personal development, community service enrichment, healthy relationships and showing our students the stability needed to succeed. You will also be responsible for planning and leading age-appropriate activities and assisting children with homework, and any planned activities. Your role may also include communicating with parents and guardians about their child's progress and well-being. 
  • Available to work assigned shift, M-F 1pm-5pm, community events as needed.
  • Click here for full list of job requirements and responsibilities!
  • Contact: Frank Hernandez at fhernandez@pathwaysnb.org

Job Openings at The Missing Piece

Volunteer Opportunities

Opportunities Industrialization Center (OIC)

  • OIC runs after school and summer youth employment programming for local New Britain youth and is dedicated to helping youth develop career and workforce readiness skills.
  • Volunteers are needed for after school programs that run throughout the semester. Summer positions may also be available.  
  • Contact: Paulette Fox (Executive Director)
    Email: pfox_oic@yahoo.com
    Phone: 860.224.7151
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Habitat for Humanity Volunteer Opportunities:

Habitat for Humanity offers a number of ways you can volunteer through direct service, including:

  • Construction Build Site Support- Habitat for Humanity North Central CT builds on average 10 homes in Greater Hartford every year. Throughout the fall semester, they will have volunteer opportunities at their build sites. Stay tuned for dates!
  • ReStore Service: ReStore is a home improvement and donation center that sells new and gently used furniture, home accessories, building materials and appliances to the public at a fraction of the retail price. Throughout the fall semester, they will have a handful of dates where they need volunteers within a 3-hr time frame. Stay tuned for the dates!
  • Family Services Support
  • Office Support
  • Youth Advocacy & Engagement
  • Specialized Volunteer Positions
  • Contact volunteer@hfhncc.org for more information on how to get involved!

UR Community Cares

  • UR Community Cares is a network of volunteers providing services to older and disabled adults to try to improve their quality of life
  • Community members submit deed requests on Ur Community Cares’ website, and volunteers can look through and choose which requests they would like to fulfill
  • Examples of requests include, housework, yardwork, transportation, picking up groceries, etc.
  • For more information, visit https://urcommunitycares.org/home/about

Habitat for Humanity AmeriCorps listings (paid volunteer positions with benefits):

For one year, get paid to build sustainable solutions in a community, gain valuable hands-on experience and prepare for your future. These full-time AmeriCorps service positions offer a great opportunity to make an impact in the lives of others while building your own knowledge and skillset. 

ReStore Development VISTA 2023-24

  • AmeriCorps VISTA members are Volunteers in Service to America who perform indirect service to build capacity and sustainable solutions.
  • Habitat ReStores are independently owned reuse stores operated by local Habitat organizations that accept donations and sell home improvement items to the public at a fraction of the retail price. Proceeds are used to help build strength, stability, self-reliance and shelter in local communities and around the world.
  • The ReStore development VISTA member researches and implements best practices for standard ReStore operating policies. This could look like marketing the store to community members and donors, developing or enhancing a volunteer program, evaluating the impact of the store within the community or developing ReStore business processes. Each project development is created in a sustainable manner to continue beyond your service.
  • Minimum Requirements:
    • Applicants must hold one of the following citizenship statuses: US citizen, US National, Lawful Permanent Resident Aliens or is a person residing in a state that have the following legal residency classifications: refugee, asylum or asylee, temporary protected status, or deferred action for childhood arrivals (DACA) status. Applicants must be at least 18 or older and have a high school diploma or GED.
    • Pursuant to current Habitat for Humanity policy, this position requires full vaccination against COVID-19, except to the extent such requirement is prohibited by applicable law.
  • Benefits:
    • Annual living allowance of $22,881.85 for one year of service.
    • Segal Education Award of $6,895, upon successful completion of service.
    • Forbearance for most federally-guaranteed student loans.
    • Health care benefits and enrollment in Employee Assistance Plan.
    • 10 personal and 10 medical leave days.
    • Personal and professional development opportunities.
    • Childcare benefits, if you qualify.
    • Noncompetitive eligibility status for federal employment for one year after successful completion of service.
    • Relocation assistance: Mileage and a $750 settling in allowance for members relocating more than 50 miles to serve.
  • For more information, visit: 2023-2024 ReStore Development VISTA

Greater New Britain Teen Pregnancy Prevention, Inc. (Pathways/Senderos Center)

  • Pathways/Senderos is a youth development program that runs after school programs for children ages 11-18. The program offers tutoring, career and college exploration, wellness, recreation, and other enrichment activities.
  • Volunteer opportunities are available throughout the school year. Volunteers are needed for tutoring, arts, and recreation programs.
  • Contact:  Heather Mills

Volunteers Needed for United Way Readers Program 2023-2024

  • Become a United Way Reader and connect with K-3 students in weekly 30 reading sessions, share your love for books, and make a lasting impact on their individual growth.
  • Key Details:
    • Program Duration: November 2023 - May 2024 (Rolling registration through March)
    • Commitment: Just 60 minutes a week!
    • In-Person: Hartford, New Britain, and Enfield.
    • Virtual options available: Anywhere with internet!
  • Why Join?
    • Make a Difference: Play a pivotal role in a child's academic journey.
    • Flexible Volunteering: Choose between in-person or online sessions.
    • No Experience Needed: We provide all the training and resources you'll need.
  • Sign Up Now: https://bit.ly/UWReaders2023-24
  • Click here for flyer

Volunteer Opportunities at CLICC 

  • CLICC literacy and mentoring for incarcerated parents and their children (www.connectingfamilies.org) is looking for CCSU Students interested in mentoring a child of an incarcerated parent.  
  • CLICC child mentors —many of them college students — receive training and pass a background check to mentor the children of these parents, right in the children's community. CLICC mentors meet one-to-one with children for one hour, once a week, for a period of one calendar year (many mentoring pairs go to a more relaxed schedule during the summer, however.)  
  • CLICC's model uses reading books, selected by participating children, to increase communication and strengthen relationships between incarcerated parents and their children. 
  • More info: 
  • CLICC Mentoring Brochure 
  • CLICC Child Mentor Expectations 
  • Contact: Joy Haenlein, Executive Director, jhaenlein@gmail.com  

Connecticut Foodshare Mobile Pantry helps address food deserts and transportation barriers that make it difficult for people who are food insecure to access the adequate nutrition they need.

Local residents can come to the Mobile Pantry and get fresh fruits, vegetables, meat, bread, and more

Every other Tuesday in New Britain, the Mobile Pantry visits two locations in New Britain

  • 9 - 9:30 a.m.: St. Ann’s Church- 101 North St, New Britain
  • 10:15 - 10:45 a.m.: 43 Scarlett Dr, New Britain 

 Every Other Monday

  • 10:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. : Community Health Center of New Britain, 85 Lafayette St, New Britain

In order to keep the locations running, they need volunteers to help distribute the food. They also have other locations throughout CT if you are interested in volunteering closer to home.

View the schedule (with additional days/times/locations)

  • Campus Climate Action Corps at Central Connecticut State University is recruiting Climate Action Energizers (Minimum/Part-time AmeriCorps Members) to create climate-ready campuses and communities.
  • We seek 3 energized and passionate leaders to become Minimum-time (300-hour per year) AmeriCorps members who will serve as Climate Action Energizers at Central Connecticut State University.
    • Are you ready to answer the urgent call to address climate change?
    • Are you committed to advancing climate justice for all communities?
    • Are you looking for on-the-ground experience in applied environmental education and action?
  • Click here for more information!
  • Contact: Dr. Charles Button at buttonche@ccsu.edu

A great volunteer experience awaits students, faculty, staff and community friends alike with two different  VITA training programs – one on December 9th and 10th (8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. each day) and a second just before classes start in January. For those who may not know, VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) is an IRS sponsored program providing free tax preparation and e-filing by IRS certified VITA volunteers to low income individuals and families. Volunteers are trained over 2 days at the end of which they receive IRS certification with a passing exam score. The VITA trainers work diligently to ensure maximum learning to encourage a high percentage pf passing exam scores. Learning tax law and the tax preparation software are key take-aways of the training, allowing volunteers to provide VITA services, usually a 3 to 4 hour commitment per week during the tax season. Those wishing to provide other services at the VITA sites such as greeting the clients are also welcome.

Get more information for The Village, which conducts training on December 9th and 10th on campus (in RVAC computer lab classrooms). 

Registration for the December training sessions

More information on the second training sessions in January with Human Resource Agency of New Britain (HRA). 

Registration for January training sessions

6 Good Reasons to Be a VITA Volunteer

  1. You don't need to be an accountant and you don't need experience.
  2. IRS will train you - for free. Training will prepare you to pass the certification test.
  3. Flexible hours that fit your schedule.
  4. Convenient locations. HRA tax sites are located in New Britain, Bristol, Southington, Meriden and more. The Village offers additional locations.
  5. You'll feel pride to be part of a nationwide program that has helped low-income people file tax returns at no cost for over 40 years.
  6. Simply put, you'll feel good helping your community - and you'll have fun doing it with HRA's and The Village’s dedicated team that has been preparing returns for many years
     

The CT Money School and the CT Association for Human Services are looking for volunteer facilitators for financial literacy workshops throughout Connecticut communities. Workshops help participants to reduce debt, increase savings, improve credit, build budgeting skills, etc.

Revive Church is a partner with a Connecticut food pantry program and receives food in bulk once a month, then shorts and distributes it to families in need.

The food deliveries arrive the third Wednesday of the month between 8:15 and 10 a.m.  to be offloaded from the truck (looking for volunteers to arrive at 8:15 a.m.).

 Distribution is the third Friday of the month from 5 to 7 p.m.. Looking for volunteers to start at 4:15 p.m.

For more details, contact Brian Evelich:
bevelich@gmail.com
203.578.5480
 

Volunteer duties may include: 

  •  Support Staff on the dance floor
  • Ensuring safety of participants during dance
  • Direct and assist participants and families
  • Provide 1:1 , or small group inclusion support for participants 
  • Provide understanding of different levels individuals with disabilities
  • Possibly help set up for the event/help clean up after event
  • Play along on the crafts table, coloring pages, arts and crafts activities for those who need quiet time
  • Most importantly, having fun!
     

Read Across America Day – Thursday, March 7th, 2024

  • United Way of Central and Northeastern Connecticut, the Consolidated School District of New Britain, East Hartford Public Schools, Hartford Public Schools, and Hartford Public Library invite you to participate in Read Across America Day on Thursday March 7, 2024. 
  • Read Across America Day is one way that United Way, along with our partners, highlights the importance of building early literacy and language skills for every child, so that all children read proficiently by the start of fourth grade. Volunteers are needed to read to classrooms in East Hartford, Hartford, and New Britain. 
  • For more details and to register, please visit https://unitedwayinc.org/read-across-america/.
  • Volunteer Registration Site – United Way is launching a NEW volunteer engagement platform called Ignite. All volunteers will be prompted to create an account and sign-in. Once signed in, volunteers will be guided through a standard registration process. Volunteers will also receive a confirmation email summarizing the volunteer opportunity and location details. Please contact Diana Desnoyers, ddesnoyers@unitedwayinc.org with any questions about Ignite.

     One-Day Volunteer Opportunity with Junior Achievement (JA in a Day) – Friday, February 28 2024, 8:30 AM to 1:00 PM

     Volunteer at The Missing Piece

The Missing Piece needs volunteers for: