15 Amazing Things Our Volunteers Have Accomplished This Year

June 01, 2016

At Hope for New York, we love our volunteers! You may not even know the different ways that our volunteers serve the poor and marginalized of our city, so here are just a few things our amazing volunteers accomplished this past (fiscal) year. 

1. Volunteers helped 3rd and 4th graders at Operation Exodus write screenplays for real actors to perform.

2. Two of our volunteers took a group of women from the Bowery Mission Women's Center to see the Rockettes perform at Radio City Music Hall.

3. Almost 300 volunteers walked the streets of New York every Saturday in the month of February to find homeless neighbors and offer them a meal and other services through Don't Walk By.

4. Families from Redeemer West Side packed over 800 homeless care kits that were distributed during Don't Walk By.

5. One volunteer used his marina membership to take kids and adults from our affiliate's various programs sailing.

6. Volunteers wake up bright and early to run with homeless men and women throughout various neighborhoods in New York through Back on My Feet, helping them gain confidence and momentum as they experience life transformation.  

7. Two of our volunteers created a curriculum in Spanish to teach GED math students at The Open Door

8. Volunteers created a VBS program for kids of adult ESL students at Brooklyn Arab American Friendship Center to encourage families to build community. 

9. One of our volunteers at Habitat for Humanity, a trained carpenter, has become the "stair guy" at Habitat, as he has installed so many stair cases and trained others to do so in an excellent manner. 

10. 5 volunteers cooked and served brunch and celebrated Christmas with the women at the Bowery Mission Women's Center on Christmas morning.

11. One volunteer artist led a workshop on watercolors to residents with mental disabilities at The Bridge

12. 60 volunteers served a special Christmas breakfast to 700 homeless New Yorkers  in the East Village at The Father's Heart.

13. Volunteers provided free legal services to poor and oppressed men and women in New York City at some of our partner affiliates through Open Hands Legal Services.

14. Volunteers rallied to host a new His Toy Store location, making 9 locations throughout the city, to serve parents of kids with disabilities from the Chinatown community. 

15. Mentors came together host a social to invite new volunteers to join them in caring for children and youth in our city.

 Want to join them? Get started volunteering with our affiliates.