Call to Action: Past Opportunities

2021 Opportunities

Volunteer Recruitment for the Vintage Car Motor Festival

Volunteer Recruitment for the Vintage Car Motor Festival

We are looking for volunteers who would like to help us with our September 25th Klingberg Vintage Motorcar Series event. Volunteers will receive free admission to the event and a Klingberg Vintage Motorcar t-shirt. Remember that ALL of the proceeds of this event will go to help children and families who have experienced trauma.
Here are the tasks that we need to fill. We have filled in the hours we will need each task done, and you can sign up for several tasks if you would like. We also welcome you to bring a friend, and you may request the opportunity to work together. Volunteers must be aged 16 or older.

  • Set up for the Event – Most of the setup will happen the morning of the event and will include setting up tents, hanging and placing signs and banners, moving portable tables and chairs, helping set up activities and games, hanging flags. Hours: 6:00am – 8:30am
  • Spectator Parking – These volunteers will direct people to park their cars. Spectator parking will be located on campus, and so it will be important for people to be parking in the correct areas and be greeted with a smile. Hours: 8 am – 10:00 am
  • Front Gate Greeter – This role will greet cars and spectators at the front and direct them to the proper location. Hours: 7 am – 10:30 am
  • Activities – We will have several activities for children and adults that will need helpers. We will be serving coffee. We are also looking for people who like to encourage children and adults to play. Hours: 8 am – 11 am
  • Event clean-up – We need folks to help put back the tents, signs, tables, chairs, banners, flags, and games. Many hands make light work, especially at the end of a successful event. Hours: 10:30 am-noon

Close date: 09/24/2021

Please contact Paola Marcelin at if you are interested in learning more. You can view the flyer here.

Form Intergenerational Connections Through the Tea @ 3 Program! — VIRTUAL OPPORTUNITY

Form Intergenerational Connections Through the Tea @ 3 Program! -- VIRTUAL OPPORTUNITY

As a participant in the Tea @ 3 program, you will be matched with a partner from a different generation for a weekly phone call. You will be shipped a month's supply of tea, a mug cozy, and conversation starters for you and your partner. Additionally, you will get the opportunity to participate in 3 virtual community-wide events.
The Tea @ 3 program aims to improve connections and understanding between generations, reduce loneliness, and reduce ageism. Through your conversations with a partner from a different generation, you will join a community dedicated to forming intergenerational connections!

Close date: 09/09/2021

Please contact Richa Balamurugan at if you are interested in learning more. You can view the flyer here.

2021 Avenue of Dreams Prom Giveaway for foster and adopted teens

2021 Avenue of Dreams Prom Giveaway for foster and adopted teens

The Avenue of Dreams is a prom giveaway event for foster and adopted teens. It is an opportunity for them to receive free prom and formal attire, attend workshops, have their hair and makeup done (young ladies) and barbers for the boys. We have a DJ and fashion show. And at the end of the day, each teen gets to walk away with a gift bag full of body products. And we also have a raffle. It truly is an amazing day. We are currently looking for volunteers to assist. We are still in need of fairy glam mothers, shining knights, dressing room attendants and shoe attendants. While we know COVID has put a damper in things, we are proceeding cautiously and we are cautiously optimistic that we will still be able to hold the event in on 3/5/2021 at 08:00 am. We will be preparing to ensure everyone's safety should the event still go forward.

Close date: 03/05/2021

Please contact Catherine at for any additional questions!


2020 Opportunities


Although things look a bit different this year, we are continuing to do our best to support and provide for our community through our annual Fall Food Drive. Boxes can be found at the Student Union (cafe), Weston A Bousfield Psychology Building, The Family Studies Building, and Wilbur Cross.

Boxes will be picked up between the first and second week of November to distribute the collected goods to our community partners before break. Please contact Fiona Pare at with any additional questions regarding this event.

Volunteer Tutors Needed!

My name is Alyssa Wright and I am the 2020/21 tutoring coordinator at Achievement First Amistad High School in New Haven. We are currently looking for some awesome volunteer tutors to assist some of our scholars for this school year (grades 9-12). We are looking to have tutors start sometime around mid-October.

To ensure the health and safety of everyone, all tutoring will take place via zoom for the time being. Hours will vary depending on student needs/circumstances. Please reach out regardless of availability, as this is something we can discuss further.

If you have any questions, please contact Alyssa at

Close date: 12/21/20

Chrysalis Center - Craft Kits for Kids - VIRTUAL OPPORTUNITY

Chrysalis Center offers supportive housing sites throughout the state, which provide case management services and stable housing to families residing within the units. With the COVID-19 restrictions, children living in the apartments need activities that will allow them to have fun while being safe. We are looking for individual students or a group to put together craft kits for the children in this program. This virtual opportunity allows students to be creative in developing the kits, which should include everything necessary to complete a craft. Students may use holidays, seasons, etc. as a basis for the crafts.

To volunteer or for more information, please contact Nancy Sherman at

Close date: 12/31/20

2019 Opportunities

UConn Basketball Game-Concession Stand Volunteer

UConn Basketball Game-Concession Stand Volunteer

For each home UCONN MBB and WBB game we need 6-8 people to be in the Concession Stand:

Tasks: selling mostly precooked food-pretzels, popcorn, and nachos, and selling it or for the customer.

Hours: The game, setup and clean-up last about 4.5-5 hours. Volunteers need to arrive 1 hour before gates open. The concession stand opens 1.5 hours before the game starts to warm food. Volunteers need to be 16+ to work but cashiers need to be 18+.

Uniform: Black jeans/pants, a group shirt will be provided at the event or you can wear a UConn shirt and must bring a hat.

Parking: There is a free parking lot by the Ice hockey rink on Jim Calhoun way where volunteers can park and walk up to Gampel or they can pay to park at the South Garage for approximately $10.

For more information contact: 


UR Community Cares, Inc. was established in 2019 to introduce an intergenerational platform that connects local volunteers with age-qualified adults (age 70+, or age 18+ for those with a physical disability) who need assistance at home. As the population of older adults grows dramatically, we provide tangible support for “aging in place” and maintaining social connections for improved health outcomes. Each town we serve has its own dedicated base of volunteers who are assigned to residents in that town, fostering additional opportunities to build neighborly communities.

For more information contact: 

UConn IDEA Grant Accepting Applications

Applications for UConn IDEA Grant funding for summer 2020 are now open! The UConn IDEA Grant program awards funding of up to $4000 per student to support self-designed projects including:

  • Artistic & creative endeavors
  • Community service initiatives
  • Entrepreneurial ventures & prototype development
  • Research projects
  • Other innovative, student-driven projects

Undergraduates in all majors at all UConn campuses can apply. Applications are accepted from individuals and from small groups.

Application Deadlines:

  • Summer 2020 Funding: Monday, December 16, 2019
  • 2020-21 Academic Year Funding: Monday, March 9, 2020

More information on the UConn IDEA Grant can be found at or by reaching out to Melissa Berkey at

Arts & Crafts Volunteer

This would be an activity teaching simple Arts & Crafts to the elderly. You can get ideas off of Pinterest and I will supply the materials needed. The class would be on day or evening whichever works best for you but must be on the same day and time each week. Thursday evenings are out as they play bingo and you don't mess with that! lol. There are usually only about 4 or 5 in the group. This would be good for one-two volunteers. Please feel free to call me with any questions. Eileen at 860-429-9933 or email me at , whatever works for you.

Fall for Enfield Community Fair

Join us for our third annual 'Fall for Enfield' Community Festival on Saturday, October 5th, on the Enfield Town Green.

Volunteers are needed to assist in set-up, guiding vendors to their assigned locations, fall activities for children and families, photographing the event, selling mums, break down, and clean up. There will be food vendors, craft vendors, games, a car show, live entertainment, and more.

40 or more volunteers will be needed from 8:00 am - 10:00 am to help guide vendors to their spots on the map and to help them set up their booths and wares. This will consist of heavy lifting and placement.

Throughout the day we'll need 30 volunteers in total to help curate and bring to life our activities such as our prize wheel, arts and crafts, lawn games, and more! We will need a volunteer with their own camera to help photograph the event and we’ll need a volunteer for selling mums and to manage our holding area where attendees can keep their mums for later pick up during the event.

Lastly, we'll need 20 volunteers to help clean up the Town Green during the event's commencement, starting at 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm.

After submitting your application on United Way, please specify your availability which is organized into 2-hour shifts on our secondary sign up sheet here:

When arriving at the event, Volunteer sign-in will be at the ERfC table and we will guide you to your designated areas.

Parking for volunteers will be at the corner of Enfield Street and North main. Across from CVS on Enfield Street, there will be a white building, a former Broyle hill furniture store, and parking will be located behind it. It's a short stroll to the extravaganza.

Let us know if you have a preference (unloading, leading activities, clean up, etc.) to help with, and we’ll do our best to accommodate everyone’s strengths.

For more information, feel free to contact me, Allyson Rowe at, 860-253-9935.

Let’s welcome the Fall season to Enfield’s community together!