Giving Back This Summer

Bushnell Park Foundations : Summer volunteer work which includes cleaning Hartford parks. Volunteering is held on the first Saturday of each month from 9 to 11 am. You’re also provided gloves, snacks, water, and equipment. To volunteer, email the director, Mary Zeman @

Art For AIDS : Volunteers are wanted for the 10th Annual Art for AIDS fundraiser. June 6th from 4:30 pm to 7:30 pm. Volunteers are needed to collect art from ArtSpace in Hartford. As well as hanging pieces and setting up the room. Also needed to service food and drinks during the Art preview. Saturday, June 8th from 7 pm to 10 pm volunteers are needed to assist in selling raffle tickets, help with food, register artists and more! To volunteer, email the director, Wendy Gravely @

FreshPlace : FreshPlace is a food pantry with people that help with referral services and provide assistance to help people become more self-sufficient. Volunteers are wanted for Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10am to 2pm and Saturday’s from 9am to 1pm. Volunteers can choose how long they want to work. Volunteers are also encouraged to work Fridays from 9am to 1pm to help unload and repackage weekly food donations. To volunteer, email the director, Jonathan Mitchell @

Hartford Hospital : At Hartford hospital, there are over 200 positions available. Most opportunities are during weekdays which is perfect for the summer! There are some options for volunteering at night and sometimes on the weekends. Volunteers help with the information desk, help with Art for Healing, and become patient representatives and more. For more information or to volunteer, visit the Hartford Hospital website.

Creative Living : Creative Living Community of Connecticut (CLCC) is helping and working side by side with people who have developmental disabilities in their greenhouse program. Volunteers can seed microgreens, harvesting the greens, and packaging the product for delivery to restaurants and farmers market. Volunteers can work during the weekdays from 9am to 1pm. To volunteer, email the director, Alexis Vatteroni @

Alexus Oswell, Staff Writer

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