Student Life & Resources

Community Service

Your service to Albertus Magnus College and the New Haven community enriches your life in the Dominican tradition and the spirit of our namesake St. Albert the Great.

Whether you take on a formal internship for your major, earn funds for your education at a campus site through Albertus Magnus’ work-study program, or volunteer with an agency in the New Haven area for Campus Ministry, you’re growing, learning and working for the common good.

The four primary ways to be involved in community service at Albertus Magnus are:

  • Clubs and organizations
  • Campus Ministry
  • Federal Community Work-Study program through Albertus Magnus’ Office of Financial Aid
  • Connecticut Independent Community Service Grant through Albertus Magnus's Office of Financial Aid.

As part of the Federal Community Work-Study program in the Office of Financial Aid, the following agencies welcome your service.

American Red Cross – New Haven
Need: Volunteers for internships, fundraising, disaster relief, community disaster educators
Hours: 8:30am-4:30pm Monday-Friday
Contact: Christine Dalton
Address: 703 Whitney Avenue, New Haven
Phone: 203-787-6721
Email: cdalton@arcsct.org

American Red Cross – Bridgeport
Need: Volunteers for various administrative areas and blood drives
Hours: Call for details
Contact: Theresa Clifford
Address: 158 Brooklawn Avenue, Bridgeport
Phone: 203-683-4264
Email: theresa.clifford@mfcarc.org

Children In Placement-CT, Inc.
Need: Volunteers to be trained as court advocates for abused and neglected children and to help with the Connecticut Youth Alliance project, an empowerment program for at-risk youth 14 to 24
Hours: 9am-5pm Monday-Friday; some Saturdays
Contact: Joan Jenkins
Address: 300 Whalley Avenue, New Haven
Phone: 203-784-0344, ext. 202
Email: jbjcip@sbcglobal.net

Children’s Community Programs
Need: Volunteers for clerical, recruitment, and mentoring a child in a foster home; one year commitment required
Hours: 8am-4pm Monday-Thursday; 8am-12pm Sat
Contact: Dawn Renaud
Address: 446A Blake Street, New Haven
Phone: 203-786-6403
Email: drenaud@childrenscommunityprograms.org

Christian Community Action, Inc.
Need: Volunteers to work with the Advocacy and Education Project and Mothers for Justice grassroots organization; database management, clerical
Hours: 9am-5pm Monday-Friday
Contact: Cynthia Watson
Address: 168 Davenport Avenue, New Haven
Phone: 203-777-7848
Email: cwatson@ccahelping.org

Connecticut Food Bank
Need: Volunteers to assist in sorting and checking food for expiration dates and quality of packaging, clerical duties, food drives
Hours: 8:30am-4:30pm Monday-Friday
Contact: Kim Damien
Address: 150 Bradley Street, East Haven
Phone: 203-468-5000
Email: kdamien@ctfoodbank.org

The Consultation Center, Inc. / FESP
Need: Volunteers to be closely supervised by teachers in helping with daily classroom activities and working with small groups and individual children; experience working with children desired
Hours: 8am-3pm Monday-Thursday
Contact: Robin Moore-Evans
Address: 389 Whitney Avenue, New Haven
Phone: 203-789-7645, ext. 116
Email: rmoore-evans@theconsultationcenter.org

Easter Seals Goodwill Industries
Need: Volunteers for various activities
Hours: 8am-4pm Monday-Friday
Contact: Zoe Stetson
Address: 95 Hamilton Street, New Haven
Phone: 203-777-2000, ext. 269
Email: zstetson@esginb.com

Fish of Greater New Haven
Need: Volunteers for various activities
Hours: 8am-2pm Monday-Friday
Contact: Marsha Royster
Address: 218B Main Street, New Haven
Phone: 203-469-8967
Email: fishofgnho@sbcglobal.net
Web: www.fishgnh.org

Girl Scouts (CT) Trails Council
Need: Volunteers to serve as Girl Scout troop assistants and co-leaders
Hours: Call for details
Contact: Kelli Comboni
Address: 20 Washington Avenue, North Haven
Phone: 203-239-2922, ext. 3333
Email: kelli@cttrails.org

Hamden Adult Education
Need: Volunteers to assist students with assignments and help tutor students in math and reading as part of classes for English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)
Hours: Varies; call for details
Contact: Carolyn Sterling
Address: 2040 Dixwell Avenue, Hamden
Phone: 203-407-2028
Email: csterling@hamden.org

Hartford Hospital
Need: Volunteers to assist with Health Smarts While You Wait program
Hours: 8am-5pm Monday-Friday
Contact: Eileen Pelletier
Address: 80 Seymour Street, Hartford
Phone: 860-545-2198
Email: eepellet@harthosp.org

Hospital of Saint Raphael
Need: Volunteers for various hospital areas
Hours: 8:30am-5pm Monday-Friday
Contact: Marilyn Hewitt
Address: 1450 Chapel Street, New Haven
Phone: 203-789-3480
Email: mhewitt@srhs.org

Laurel Woods Rehabilitation Center
Need: Volunteers to work with children
Hours: Varies; call for details
Contact: Yvonne Dennison
Address: 31 Jefferson Street, New Haven
Phone: 203-773-0770
Email: ydennison@leapforkids.org

Mercy Center’s Ecology Program
Need: Volunteers to assist with gardening, wetland cleanup, energy conservation and preservation of the animal cemetery; others
Hours: Varies; call for details
Contact: Sherill Baldwin
Address: 167 Neck Road, Madison
Phone: 203-245-0401
Email: sherill@mercybythesea.org

New Haven Adult and Continuing Education
Need: Volunteers to assist teachers with basic math, literacy and English as a Second Language
Hours: Varies; call for details
Contact: Donald Desmond
Address: 580 Ella Grasso Boulevard, New Haven
Phone: 203-492-0213
Email: donesl@yahoo.com

State of Connecticut Board of Education Services for the Blind
Need: Volunteers to assist the blind elderly in Hamden and New Haven with sorting mail, reading, shopping, driving
Hours: Varies; call for details
Contact: Lori St. Amand
Address: 184 Windsor Avenue, Windsor
Phone: 860-602-4129
Email: lori.st.amand@po.state.ct.us

St. Francis Home for Children, Inc.
Need: Volunteers to help with Therapeutic Preschool Program; must have experience working with children 3-5 and be CPR-certified
Hours: 9am-2pm Monday-Thursday; 9am-12pm Friday
Contact: AnneMarie Mullin
Address: 651 Prospect Street, New Haven
Phone: 203-777-5513
Email: amullin@stfrancishome.com

West Haven Community House
Need: Volunteers to assist young children with homework and activities; to assist disabled adults with various activities of daily living
Hours: Varies; call for details
Contact: Mike Lengle
Address: 227 Elm Street, West Haven
Phone: 203-934-5221
Email: mlengle.whch@snet.net

Yale New Haven Hospital
Need: Volunteers for various hospital areas
Hours: Varies; call for details
Contact: Elizabeth Locke
Address: 20 York Street, New Haven
Phone: 203-688-2297
Email: elizabeth.locke@ynhh.org

Yale New Haven Hospital – Parenting Support Programs
Need: Volunteers for various parent-support programs
Hours: Varies; call for details
Contact: Anita Bonilla or Renee Visser
Address: 20 York Street, New Haven
Phone: 203-688-8165 or 203-688-8474
Email: anita.bonilla@ynhh.org or renevisser@ynhh.org

Your service builds our community!

Office of Financial Aid
Aquinas Hall, Room 107
800-935-6621 toll-free
203-773-8508 local
203-773-8972 fax
financial_aid@albertus.edu