Volunteer Opportunities

The Town of Hamden believes in providing engaging and rewarding volunteer activities for residents, students, and children who wish to participate in their communities. We have a wide range of opportunities available in our Youth Services and Arts & Culture Departments, with occasional opportunities in other Departments. Take a look at the opportunities below! Hope to volunteer with you soon :)

Note: If you would like to inquire about volunteering in a Department or for a program you don't see here, please email Deputy Chief of Staff, Patrick Donnelly, at pdonnelly@hamden.com. Include your interests, full name, current address, and telephone number. 

  1. Youth Services & Community Development
  2. Arts & Culture

The Hamden Youth Services Bureau provides a Volunteer and Community Service program that places students and community members who wish to volunteer in the Hamden community. We are hoping to seek, create and foster opportunities for all Hamden youth and their families to learn and grow in positive ways by providing a variety of programs and services. In order to do this, we are looking for assistance from all:

  • Clubs
  • Colleges
  • Individuals
  • Organizations
  • Public Schools- Ages 12 Years and Older
  • Universities

How to Volunteer

If you or anyone you know is interested in volunteering that is caring, responsible, reliable, and wants to help the Hamden Community, please have them submit their applications to HYSB Volunteer Coordinator, Patunia Medy, via email at pmedy@hamden.com or contact her directly at 203-777-2610 ext.1124.

After receiving your application, Ms. Medy will then set up an appointment/interview with you (and a parent/guardian if under 18) to discuss potential placements according to your interests, talents, and available time, as well as what volunteer opportunities are available in the Hamden community.

We are also looking for local businesses/organizations who would be interested in utilizing this service. If you are willing to work with us and offer your facility as a future site where we can place our individuals please do not hesitate to contact me.