Home > Connect with Montclair Mutual Aid Connect with Montclair Mutual Aid Connect with Montclair Mutual Aid We’re a network of PEOPLE helping PEOPLE with essential needs. I'd like to connect with Montclair Mutual Aid!My first name: *My last name: *My preferred pronounsGender PronounMy email addressMy phone numberI prefer contact via:emailtext messagephone callPlease include at least one way for us to contact you.I'm located in: *MontclairBloomfield or Glen RidgeClifton or Little FallsCedar Grove or VeronaWest Orange, East Orange, or OrangeOtherOther location *0 / 32Receiving helpI know of some needs for my community, my family, or myself. Please contact me.Please get in touch with me about:Food or mealsHousehold items or suppliesHousing, rent, or evictionWork or unemploymentCovid-19 vaccine and pandemic infoHealth or mental healthSafety or domestic abuseLegal or court assistanceCommunity or neighbor problemChildcare, babysitting, daycare, preschool, or playmatesEducation or tuitionCulture, arts, or community connectionMobility, transportation, rides, shopping, deliveriesBill payments or cashOther critical needsOther critical needs *0 / 100VolunteeringI'd like to hear about volunteering with Montclair Mutual Aid.CURRENT VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES with Montclair Mutual Aid.I'm interested in hearing more about:COMMUNITY PANTRIES/FRIDGES – Setting up and running free food locations.COMMUNITY FOOD GARDENING – Mondays 10am-noon.DELIVERING free Toni's Kitchen food to residents – Sat mornings, Tue late mornings, or Thu noon.FOOD SECURITY AND ACCESS – Long-term planning to reduce hunger locally.BOTTLED WATER DISTRIBUTION – Providing free, clean water from a local facility.AISLE 7 PROJECT – Free menstrual products distribution.DIRECT GIVING – Helping find and allocate direct aid funds.GOFER TEAM – Item pickups/deliveries and errands for people who can't leave their home.AID EVENTS – Collection and distribution drives for critical needs: food, clothing, toiletries, PPE, school supplies, books, etc.ARTS, CULTURE, AND COMMUNITY – Events and exhibits for community uplift.LOCAL TRANSPORTATION AND MOBILITY – Helping design and develop a shuttle system and other ways for people to get around the local area.WORK ASSISTANCE – Jobs, networking, resumes, interview prep, services exchange.CANVASSING – Face-to-face (masked) talk, to give and gather community info.COMMUNICATIONS – Website, social media, newsletter, photos, videos, education. Publicity strategy. Translating from English. Posting flyers. Welcoming and orienting mutual aid volunteers.FUNDRAISING – Donations, grants, bookkeeping.LEGAL – Official filings, internal record keeping, legal guidance.GOVERNANCE – Mission, internal organization and rules, conflict resolution.TECHNOLOGY – Team software, systems, IT support.NEW PROJECTS – Imagining and evaluating ideas for helping local people. Identifying critical needs. Helping launch new aid projects.ANYTHING – Wherever I can help.NEW/FUTURE IDEAS. Montclair Mutual Aid is interested in starting some new projects. Each project can start as soon as enough volunteers come together. Each project's members will help define and execute the project. Some projects may align or join with other existing efforts or local programs.Please put me on the list to hear about these possible new/future project opportunities:PICK UP FREE PRODUCE from a farm in NJ, distribute in our area.DEMO/TEACH nutritious, efficient, inexpensive cooking.GUERRILLA GARDENING – food gardens in neighborhoods.FOOD DIGNITY – Educate businesses about reducing stigma and discrimination for programs like EBT, SNAP.FOOD INSECURITY – Review our local grocery situation, and help make nutritious foods more easily available.FOOD COOP – Bulk shopping, community share distribution, coop store, free aisle.FEED-A-BUDDY – Pay-it-forward program allowing people to pick up prepaid food bags at local grocery stores.FOOD COORDINATION – Work with all local food aid organizations to help minimize overlap and maximize coverage.HOME GOODS IDEAS – Organize information for people to find free/inexpensive items via Curb Alert, Freecycle, swaps, thrift shops, etc. Clothing, furniture, blankets, towels, toiletries, diapers, school supplies, heaters, air conditioners, cars, bikes.HOME SERVICE IDEAS – Snow shoveling, lawn raking, yard work, repair/upkeep help for seniors or people with disabilities.TOOL SHARING IDEAS – Neighbors pooling snow blowers, lawn mowers, gardening tools, electric power generators, etc.HEALTH AND MENTAL HEALTH IDEAS – Clinic referrals. First aid skills. Support groups.SKILL EDUCATION IDEAS – Share skills for surviving economic crisis, pandemic, etc. Educational events and/or locations.NEIGHBORHOOD SAFETY IDEAS – Street contacts list and phone tree. Wellness checks for elder or infirm neighbors. Get-to-know-you block events.PODCAST – About local needs and mutual aid in our area.OTHER ideas?Other new project ideas: *0 / 100OtherOther – I'd like to get in touch with Montclair Mutual Aid about something else.I'd like to contact Montclair Mutual Aid about: *0 / 100SUBMITPlease do not fill in this field.