Community Service FAQS
Why is community service important for me?
Taking the time to volunteer in helping others is important and essential in building character and compassion. More importantly, it allows for one to give back to his or her community. Here at North Haven High School, students must complete at least 40 hours of community service before graduation. By being a part of this process, students have the tremendous opportunity to help a specific cause, organization, or belief that aims in bettering the world and society.
Where are some places that I can volunteer at if I don't know where to start?
If you do not have a particular community service-based site or organization to begin service, please look at the recommended sites that are listed below. These sites are located within the North Haven area and offer a variety of community service interests that may serve as a great "starting off point" in beginning your volunteerism journey.
Recommended Community Service Sites
AIDS Project, New Haven (203)624-0497
American Red Cross (203)787-6721 (press 6)
Animal Haven (203)239-2641
Arden House (203)281-3500
Ben Haven (203)239-6425 ext 19
Downtown Soup Kitchen (203)772-3400
Habitat for Humanity (203)785-0794
Hamden YMCA (203)248-6361
Hospital of St. Raphael (203)789-3480
Masonic Home (203)239-9045
Montowese Health Care (203)624-3303
North Haven Comm. Serv. (203)239-5321 ext 780
North Haven Housing Auth. (203)239-7200
North Haven Library (203)239-5803
North Haven Rotary Club (203)239-2214
North Haven TV (203)234-0025
PTSA, Hamden (203)281-6617
Sleeping Giant State Park (203)789-7498
Yale New Haven Hospital (203)688-2297
All sites and volunteer work must be pre-approved before service begins. Please click on the link below for the North Haven Community Service Form. This form will explain the procedures for acquiring your community service hours.