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Volunteer opportunities where we still need dedicated volunteers.

This Week

The Salvation Army // Serve Lunch to Community in Union Square
Wednesdays from 11:15 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
HFNY Volunteers serve a community meal with The Salvation Army near Union Square on Wednesdays. Volunteers set up the tables and chairs, serve the meal, and clean up. RSVP online

Graffiti // Serve Meal to Alphabet City Community and Families
Wednesday, January 18, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Volunteers serve the Wednesday night meal called "Connections" to the local community of low-income and homeless individuals, as well as to local families. RSVP online

The Bowery Mission // Serve Lunch at Bowery Mission
Thursday, January 19, from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. 
Serve lunch to 200+ homeless guests at The Bowery Mission. Volunteers will prepare ingredients in the kitchen and serve the meal in the buffet line. RSVP online.

 

New York City Relief // Mini Don't Walk By 
Thursday, January 19, from 5:45 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Don't Walk By is our Thursday night outreach that puts "feet on the street." We train, equip and lead small teams to go out and find our friends on the streets afflicted with homelessness. Teams distribute much needed items such as socks and hygiene kits. RSVP online

St. Paul's House // Friday Breakfast and Gospel Service
Friday, January 20 from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. 
On Friday mornings, set up, interact with guests and serve breakfast to homeless or marginally housed guests from the Midtown West community who attend the Gospel service and breakfast. RSVP online.

Citymeals-on-Wheels // Deliver Meals to Homebound Elderly in UES (Groups only)
Saturday, January 21 from 9:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Volunteer groups pick up meals at local UES center, receive route for delivery from center, and walk in groups of 2-3 to deliver meals to elderly recipients in the neighborhood. Must be able to provide a group of 10 volunteers to serve.  Learn more here.

New York City Relief // Offer Soup, Prayer and Resources in Harlem
Saturday, January 21 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Join the NYC Relief Bus to connect the homeless and people in need with food and resources. Volunteers will serve soup and drinks, pray for homeless guests, and help distribute resources. RSVP online.   

This Month  

Don't Walk By // Serve Homeless Men and Women through Don't Walk By
Every Saturday in February, 1:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. 
DWB is our annual collaboration with faith based organizations serving homeless men and women. Every Saturday in February, volunteers canvas the streets and subway platforms offering homeless men and women care kits and an invitation to a nearby church for food and other resources. Find out more and sign up HERE.

Young Life // Become a Young Life Leader at Quest Training
Tuesdays, starting 2/7, from 7 to 9 p.m.
Quest is a 5-week New Leader Training Course specifically designed to train volunteers to lead and develop other volunteers at the Young Life clubs across the city. Volunteers are asked to attend all 5 sessions.  RSVP online.

Avail NYC // Counsel & Pray with Women at After-Abortion Support Group
Weekdays at various times

Volunteers will be trained to provide parents with guidance and compassionate support. Application process and in-person training required. Learn more here.

StreetSquash // Tutor Middle & High School Youth in Central Harlem
Weekdays for 1.25hr from 3:30 to 6 p.m., or Saturdays from 1:15 to 3:30 p.m.
Tutors work with 1-2 students during after-school and Saturday homework sessions to complete their daily homework, study for tests, and work on supplemental materials. Volunteers are needed for all subject areas from 6th grade Social Studies to 12th grade AP Chemistry. RSVP online for volunteer orientation on Thursday, February 2.

Shiloh NYC // Lead Youth in Weekly Small Group
Wednesdays from 6 to 8 p.m.
Volunteers will meet with youth ages 13-18 in the UES to encourage spiritual formation and growth, alongside life skills and academic support. Volunteers can also help prepare meals for weekly small groups nights and provide homework help before group meetings. Learn more here.  

Gifted Hands // Assist Jewelry Making Class for Nursing Home Residents
Every 1st & 3rd Thursday from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Volunteers will assist residents of Beth Abraham Nursing Home who have disabilities or have suffered from a stroke with the creation of jewelry pieces and share a devotional with the attendees. Learn more here.

Brooklyn Arab American Friendship Center // Teach Weeknight ESL Class to Arab American Community
Weeknights from 7 to 8:30 p.m.
Volunteers lead men and women from the Arab American community in Bayridge in ESL classes on Monday-Thursday nights, serving at least once a week on a regular basis. Learn more here.

Bowery Mission Transitional Center // Lead Activity Nights or Bible Studies
Wednesday nights from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Male volunteers will lead Activity Nights (game nights/outings) and/or Bible Study for men transitioning out of homelessness. This is a great opportunity to make friendships with and encourage these men in transition. Request information here.

The Salvation Army // Serve Lunch to the Community in East Harlem
Sundays from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Volunteers set up tables and chairs, serve a meal to the community in East Harlem, and clean up. Volunteers can also interact with guests and offer prayer. RSVP online.

Bowery Mission Women’s Center // Weekend Walks 
Saturday and Sunday afternoons
Female volunteers will lead walks with the women on Saturdays. Learn more here