Hands On Hartford

Group Volunteer Opportunities

Our Community Engagement program is how we involve the public in what we do. Volunteers work with Hands On Hartford in the following ways:

  • Customized Service Projects: HOH staff work with leaders from local corporations, faith groups, or schools to plan and implement days of service. Projects are tailored to each groups’ needs depending on time, budget and interests. If you are interested in planning a customized service project with Hands On Hartford, please fill out our request form here.
  • Immersions: Groups of volunteers spend multiple days engaging in volunteer service, learning about the issues many of our clients face, and enjoying what Hartford has to offer. Perfect for youth groups or Alternative Spring Break trips.
  • Dash for a Difference: For groups of 100 or more, This fast-paced one-day event offers volunteers a unique mix of service-learning, education, and cultural experiences. Volunteers are broken down into teams and sent out to explore the sites and cultural gems of Hartford, while also completing service projects. Points are assigned for each project completed and/or site visited. This is a great team-building activity for corporate groups or schools. Being a volunteer is a positive step in helping people as well as providing a good addition to a resume for potential employment.
  • Gather55 Group Volunteering: Gather55 harnesses the power of delicious food to connect diverse communities through a restaurant with an inclusive vibe where all can gather regardless of ability to pay. Diners may participate by paying the full posted price, or a minimum price of $3.00, or participate by choosing to volunteer time with Hands On Hartford, depending on ability to pay. Meal vouchers are provided to help support those who are not able to pay or volunteer. Volunteers tasks include serving coffee and water to guests, running food orders, helping the Chef with food prep, and more! We can accommodate volunteer groups of up to 5 in Gather55. To volunteer in Gather55, please fill out our volunteer request form here.

For customized service projects, immersions, and Dash for a Difference events, there is a service fee involved to cover the management of the project and the supplies. For questions please contact volunteering@handsonhartford.org or 860-706-1520