For Teens in New Haven
New Haven Youth Services Dept. offers events and programs to support youth in the community in a variety of ways.
New Haven LGBTQ Youth Taskforce, a group that meets monthly and addresses issues related to LGBTQ+ youth experiences and support in the community.
New Haven Pride Center hosts the exciting pride events in New Haven in September along with fantastic and fun programs for teens all year round.
New Haven City Calendar of Events helps you stay in the know about what events and meetings are happening in your city.
NHPS and New Haven Parks Dept. Gym Openings the City of New Haven and the New Haven Public School system partnered to create a list of open school gyms available for after school activities to both youth and adults in the community.
Parks and Recreation Pool Schedule Do you like to swim? Several high schools offer open swimming hours for free to youth and the community; scroll down their page to locate hours.
New Haven International Arts & Ideas Festival The New Haven event of the year features amazing artists and thinkers of our time who give great performances to inspire and engage during a multi-week extravaganza.
New Haven YMCA Youth Center provides child care, recreation and learning opportunities for youth from age 3 to 23 and offers walk-in programs for recreation, open basketball and support.
New Haven Boys & Girls Club offers after school activities and sports programs for kids and teens.
Solar Youth Check out their fun and active after school program, not to mention fantastic teen internships, all centered around the outdoors!
Do you want to get involved? Check out Do Something and get resources for taking action in your community and beyond!
Youth Continuum provides emergency, residential, and community services for youth in need.
Anchor Health Initiative is a health clinic located in Hamden, CT that offers free STI/STD screening for people in the LGBTQ+ community.
211 website for a variety of relevant local information for teens in need. Food, shelter, someone to talk to…you can find a listing of people to contact here.
Are you feeling hopeless, lonely, or sad? It is okay to ask for help. I’m Alive is a suicide prevention website that offers chat and support for teens and students in need. Reach out today.
The National Domestic Abuse Hotline is a site for anyone needing help and support getting out of abusive relationships. The offer a free hotline and resources to help you get information for you and your loved ones.
The National Runaway Safeline works directly with youth needing assistance to leave abusive living situations. If you need help, reach out.
The National Sexual Assault Hotline provides free chat and hotline for those needing help. The site also offers free information and resources to survivors and family members alike.
If you, a friend or family member identifies as LGBRQIA+ then please reach out to the Trevor Project. They offer chat, text and a hotline to get you in touch with someone who can help.
The National Eating Disorders Association offers help through online chat and a hotline, while also offering a screening tool for those who aren’t sure, and friends and family looking to get help for a loved one.
Do you have questions about voting? Your vote counts and your voice matters, and Rock the Vote can help! Know your rights and get involved today.
VotoLatino wants to help the latinx community know what is on their ballots, know their rights and get out and vote! You can get involved with this org today.
Do you have questions related to current events and politics? Get informed with BallotPedia, and get to know what is on your ballot.
Looking to get community service hours for school? Just want to help out around the New Haven Community? Check out the select resources below for ways to get involved in your community! To see more resources, check out the Full Volunteer Opportunities for Teens
Check out New Haven Promise for their scholarship community service requirements and list of volunteer locations.
The library offers many volunteer opportunities for those interested! From book repair to homework help to running a program yourself, there are many ways to help out at the New Haven Free Public Library. Please note: Due to Covid-19 we have suspended volunteering at the Library, but we do expect to resume volunteer services again in September 2021.
Food & Housing
Habitat for Humanity
Contact: 203-785-0794 ext.10
Volunteers must be at least 16 years old
Health & Other Human Services
Yale New Haven Hospital
Contact: 203-668-2298 (York Street) or 203-789-3480 (Saint Raphael Campus)
United Way of Greater New Haven
New Haven Pride Center
Arts & Education
New Haven Reads
Volunteers must be at least 16 years old
New Haven Museum and Historical Society
Contact: 203-562-4182 x19
Outdoors & Other Year-round Opportunities
Bradley Street Bicylce Co-op
Read volunteer section of FAQ to learn more
Urban Resources Initiative
Contact: (203) 432-6189
New Haven Parks & Rec
Save the Sound
Gather New Haven
International Festival of Arts & Ideas
A great general volunteer opportunity search resource, Volunteer Match has listings for volunteers in over 100 different agencies in New Haven. If the opportunities above don’t seem like a good match for you, try using this website to find something you’re passionate about!