Valley Brook is actively engaged in local mission work as a church and as part of the Urban Alliance network.

Urban Alliance initiatives are coordinated, long-term collaborations to increase the impact of local programs and services that are helping people achieve lasting change in their lives. 

Opportunities for YOU to make an impact through Urban Alliance's volunteer program UAServe include:

Revitalize helps people move towards optimal physical health by collaboratively increasing the impact of local health services.

• Health screening volunteers (medical professionals)
• Screening intake volunteers
• Spanish translators for health screenings
• Community Health Outreach Day

Next Generation helps children and youth achieve academic success, develop character and be supported through healthy relationships by collaboratively increasing the impact of local in- and out-of-school programs.

• After-school program volunteers
• In-school tutors/mentors

Thrive helps young children become socially, emotionally and academically prepared for kindergarten by collaboratively increasing the impact of local family-based programs

• Activity leaders
• Childcare workers
• Licensed counselors
• Meal assistants
• Playground associates
• Pregnancy crisis program assistants
• Teaching team professionals
• Registered nurses for pregnancy crisis center

Beyond the Basics helps people gain stability in their lives by collaboratively increasing the impact of local food, clothing and housing services.

• Bike repairers
• Clothing distribution volunteers
• Food pantry volunteers
• Community meal volunteers
• House maintenance volunteers
• Worship artists/musicians
• Spanish translators
• Prayer volunteers


Hartford City Mission (HCM) is dedicated to transforming the spiritual, educational and social fabric of the North End of Hartford. 


Each quarter, Valley Brook plans, prepares, and serves dinner to guests at South Park Inn, Hartford.

South Park is one of the largest homeless shelters in Connecticut and serves men, women and children.


UPCOMING DATES: June 7, September 25, December 14

Consider helping, and have a great time serving, too!  We need help with: 

  • Meal planning and shopping
  • Financial donations to offset the cost of food
  • Food preparation and service
  • Donations for everyday needs (see list below) 

South Park has limited storage space and can only accept items that will be used quickly including: 

  • Toiletries: Shampoo, toothbrushes, toothpaste, deodorant, hair-brushes & combs, disposable razors
  • Gift Cards: Walmart and Cost Cutters (haircuts)
  • Household Supplies:Laundry detergent, new or lightly used twin sheet sets and/or bath towels
  • ClothesOnly New:Socks, underwear, t-shirts pajamas, flip flops 

To sign up, make a donation or learn more, email Doug Casey, at missions@valleybrook.com.