2020 Holiday Volunteer Opportunities

2020 HOLIDAY OPPORTUNITIES

We're updating this page throughout the holiday season to add new opportunities. As some may become fuller sooner than others, please always check the sign-up details.

 

We have plenty of ways you can serve this holiday season (in person and virtually) to support neighbors in need! Sign up to volunteer, and bring hope and renewal to our neighbors!

Want to volunteer with your church? If you're a congregant with one of our church partners, more volunteer opportunities will be shared by the churches.


His Toy Store Reimagined

 

For over 20 years, His Toy Store has been our annual Christmas outreach to serve families in need across New York City. This year, we *reimagined* His Toy Store as a holiday fund that will give grants directly to our affiliates, so they can provide families with toys and basic needs (e.g. food, grocery cards, hygiene items).

As part of His Toy Store Reimagined, our affiliates also need volunteers to bring holiday joy throughout Thanksgiving and Christmas to distribute toys, daily essentials, and more in creative ways. Volunteer today!

 

Thanksgiving

Date

Affiliate

Location

Volunteer Details

Serve

Ongoing Mon-Fri  The Salvation Army East Harlem

Serve Meals to the Community (especially on Thursdays)

Sign Up
Fri. 11/13 The Salvation Army East Harlem Prepare Gift Bags for Friends in Hospital FULL
Fri. 11/20 The Salvation Army East Harlem Prepare Thanksgiving Food Baskets FULL
Sat. 11/14, Fri. 11/20, Sat. 11/21 Cru Inner City Harlem, Bronx, Glendale, and Staten Island Pack Thanksgiving Boxes of Love FULL
Sat. 11/21 Cru Inner City Bronx Pack Thanksgiving Boxes of Love FULL
Sat. 11/21 The Salvation Army East Harlem Distribute Thanksgiving Food Baskets FULL
Mon. 11/23 The Salvation Army Downtown Help Pack Thanksgiving Care Kits FULL
Mon. 11/23 Tues. 11/24 Wed. 11/25 Thurs. 11/26 Recovery House of Worship Brooklyn Brooklyn Community Thanksgiving Sign Up
Tues. 11/24 Urban Hope Staten Island Serve Thanksgiving Dinner Sign Up
Tues. 11/24 Graffiti 2 Bronx Thanksgiving Outreach Sign Up
Thurs. 11/26 The Salvation Army East Harlem Prayer & Devotions at Thanksgiving Meal FULL
Thurs. 11/26 The Salvation Army East Harlem Distribute Thanksgiving Meal FULL
Thurs. 11/26 The Salvation Army Downtown Help Serve Thanksgiving Dinner to the Community FULL
Thurs. 11/26 Project Find Upper West Side Pack & Deliver Thanksgiving Meals to Seniors FULL
Thurs. 11/26 All Angels' Church Upper West Side Serve Thanksgiving Dinner FULL
 

Christmas

Date

Affiliate

Location

Volunteer Details

Serve

Ongoing UES Rehabilitation Nursing Center Virtual Send Christmas Cards to Nursing Home Residents Sign Up
Ongoing Safe Families for Children Virtual Send Cards to Families in Need of Support this Christmas Sign Up
Ongoing Beacon Christian Community Health Center Virtual Call Families with Good News This Christmas Sign Up

Ongoing 11/18-12/15 

Dream Center NYC Brooklyn Christmas Gift Wrapping Sign Up
Ongoing 12/7-12/18 Expect Hope Bronx Help wrap Christmas gifts for moms and babies FULL
Thurs. 12/10 Dream Center NYC Chelsea Deliver Christmas Gifts to Families Sign Up
Thurs. 12/10 Graffiti Community Ministries Downtown Serve at Graffiti's Christmas toy sale! Sign Up
Fri. 12/11 Do for One Virtual Annual Christmas Celebration: A Tapestry of Light Sign Up
Fri. 12/11 Garden of Hope Virtual Host Family Oriented Christmas Event Online Sign Up
Sat. 12/12 Urban Hope NYC Staten Island Serve at Urban Hope Christmas Wonderland Sign Up
Sat. 12/12 Mon. 12/14 Safe Families for Children

Harlem to Astoria & Brooklyn

Transport Christmas gifts for families in need FULL
Mon. 12/14 The Bowery Mission Bronx His Toy Store - On-site Decorating Event Sign Up

Mon. 12/14 Wed. 12/16

Gifted Hands East Side Christmas Reimagine Outreach Sign Up
Sat. 12/19 Safe Families for Children Brooklyn Deliver Christmas Gifts to Families in Brooklyn Sign Up
 

Other ways to serve during the holidays: hfny.org/volunteer

 

PLUS: Help us fundraise for His Toy Store Reimagined here!