Distribute Food and Clothing at Street Outreach










Initiative: Beyond the Basics

Impact area: Basic needs (food, clothing, housing)

Location(s): Hartford, Middletown

Hours: Saturday and Sunday mornings and afternoons

Duration: Weekly, year-round

Desired level of commitment: Once per month 

Age requirement: Any age (with parent/legal guardian if under 16)

Tasks may include:

  • Lifting, carrying, setting up and taking down tables and supplies
  • Handing out food
  • Handing out clothing
  • Greeting and interacting with community members

In order to volunteer, you should be:

  • A registered UAServe volunteer (you will have a chance to register if you haven't already)
  • Willing to attend an orientation prior to volunteering
  • Open to an ongoing volunteer commitment that works with your schedule
  • Reliable
  • Patient
  • Friendly
  • Open to engaging with people who are facing mental health or substance-abuse struggles
  • Open to engaging with people who are facing homelessness 
  • Spanish-speaking skills a plus

A background check will be required to be placed with this volunteer opportunity.


Email Rosa McGuire, Urban Alliance's Volunteer Manager, at

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