Getting Involved

There are many ways to get involved in community service through YHHAP. We have volunteer opportunities for a wide variety of interests, skills, and commitment availability. Each engagement with YHHAP directly impacts men and women facing hunger or homelessness. Why not lend a hand?


Do it once

Looking for a one-time involvement? Some YHHAP projects  have regular one-time opportunities. (Serve a meal with Hunger Heroes; write an Echo story; or sign-up for the YHHAP Fast), but most single service needs arise week-to-week. To be informed about the latest service activity, sign up for YHHAP news!


do it project

The best way to become engaged in YHHAP and New Haven is to join a YHHAP Project. Projects range from food collection to case management, clothing distribution to tax preparation. Most do not require an application, and all are always excited to welcome new volunteers. See the projects page for ideas. 


do it ongoing

In addition to our service projects, YHHAP undertakes a variety of outreach initiatives, including advocacy, fundraising, and policy development. To inquire about these opportunities or to join our leadership, simply contact us. At YHHAP, new ideas are constantly unfolding, and we want your voice at our table.