Blake Field Drop-In Center
Thank you so much for your interest in volunteering at the Blake Field Drop-In Center. This temporary center will address the needs of people experiencing homelessness in New Haven during the COVID-19 Pandemic. It will connect them to medical and behavioral health services, and address basic needs like food, showers, and clothing.
All guests, staff, and volunteers will be required to practice social distancing. Because this role will entail direct contact with a high risk population, volunteers are encouraged to bring their own masks and gloves, and will be provided with supplies as needed.
Volunteers will be sent a volunteer waiver to sign and a volunteer handbook to read before their shift. We ask that you fill out the waiver prior to volunteering.
Volunteers should be able to stand for two hours outdoors and lift up to 25 lbs.
To limit the risk to volunteers, all volunteers must be under the age of 60. Additionally, if you have any underlying conditions that put you at an elevated risk of COVID-19, please do not volunteer.
When you sign up for a volunteer opportunity, please be absolutely sure that you can attend. When we have fewer volunteers than expected, our guests miss out on the services they deserve. It is our expectation that volunteers will not cancel within 48 hours of the event they have signed up for. That said, if you feel at all unwell, please DO NOT volunteer, and contact us to let us know.
Unable to volunteer or looking for other ways to support the Blake Field Drop-In Center? Donate needed supplies through our Amazon Wish List.
||The Blake Field Drop-In Center Team