Below is a growing list of opportunities on campus and within the community. Please note that this list is not yet comprehensive, and that students can reach out to Dwight Hall staff for opportunity inquiries.

If you are looking for post-graduation opportunities, the Yale OCS page has a comprehensive list of short-term opportunities in public service.

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Community Forestry Internship


Passionate about the environment? Curious about New Haven? 

Consider joining the Urban Resources Initiative as a Community Greenspace Intern!

URI Community Forestry interns work with citizen groups, city officials, and non-profit agencies to restore neighborhood open spaces and streetscapes. Working with up to seven community groups, URI Community Forestry interns provide both technical and material support to implement projects. URI Foresters receive... READ MORE

Stand witih Farmworkers in NYC

Immigrants & Refugees

Join us for a solidarity action with migrant farmworker women and men who are
escalating the national boycott of Wendy’s by undertaking a 5-day “Freedom
Fast” from March 11-15 to demand an end to sexual violence in the fields. The
fast is led by farmworkers with the Coalition of Immokalee Workers (CIW) who
have created the most successful human rights program in agriculture by
holding major... READ MORE

InnovateHealth Yale Mentor Application

Health & Medicine

Interested in a mentor to help you apply for InnovateHealth upcoming $25,000 prizes? This Spring InnovateHealth Yale will award $50,000 to ventures working on innovations that address disparities in health and education:

The Thorne Prize for Social Innovation in Health or Education ($25,000) is awarded to the best student-led venture focused on social innovation in health or education. 

The Aetna Foundation Prize for Health Equity Innovation ($25,000) is awarded to the best... READ MORE

Food Delivery

Hunger & Nutrition

United Way: FISH of Greater New Haven needs some support! Because of the state budget crisis, FISH says they need help covering their food delivery routes, primarily in New Haven. Each route takes about 2 hours and most routes have 3 to 5 stops. Ready to roll? Contact Jilan Crowley at 203-530-3033 and tell her United Way sent you!

Cook, Collect, and Deliver Food

Hunger & Nutrition

United Way: Our friends at the Community Dining Room in Branford need your help. Pantry shelves are low on food, and they would love organizations to run a food drive or even a back to school drive to help their clients. They are also looking for volunteers to deliver meals, pick up donations from CT Food Bank, cook meals, and wash dishes. Interested? Contact Courtney Rosenberg at 203-488-0447.

Planned Parenthood Volunteer Night: 3rd Thursday of Every Month

Health & Medicine
Women's Rights

Interested in volunteering with Planned Parenthood in New Haven? 

Join us on the third Wednesday of every month from 5:30-8:30 PM at our admin office in New Haven, CT (345 Whitney Ave) for our monthly Volunteer Night! 

Dinner is on us! Bring your friends, we have lots of fun projects to work on. Thank you!

Work Trade Opportunity at New Haven Farms

Health & Medicine
Hunger & Nutrition

New Haven Farms’ nonprofit charitable mission is to promote health and
community development through urban agriculture. We transform vacant,
contaminated urban land into vibrant and productive organic farms. Our Farm
Manager and volunteer corps cultivate urban farms, and our harvest is made
accessible to low-income families who struggle with diet-related chronic
diseases and food insecurity. Farm... READ MORE

Resistance Thursdays

We Won’t Go Back!



every Thursday

New Haven Peoples Center

37 Howe Street

6 to 7:30 pm

Come by to share

solidarity and an action

Bring a dish if... READ MORE

New Haven Science Fair: Mentors Needed

Children & Youth
New Haven Science Fair Mentors are needed. The average time commitment is 2-3 months, with one hour per week.
The New Haven Science Fair Program aims to improve science education for grades Pre-K through 12. As a mentor, you have the opportunity to help teachers and students create great science projects. Your time commitment for the program is usually around 1hr/week, but we can work with teachers if you want to commit to a different schedule. The Program will try to assign... READ MORE

New Haven Downtown Evening Soup Kitchen’s (DESK) Food Pantry

Join anytime!

DESK has had wonderful experiences with Yale student volunteers in the past at their Food Pantry (and Soup Kitchen prep/serving). Currently, DESK’s needs  at the Food Pantry are 2-3 students, and preferably at least one who can speak Spanish (basic proficiency is fine).

The pantry meets one day a week, Wednesdays, 1-3:30PM.  During this time, 1-2... READ MORE