HOPE FOR NEW YORK
New York City Rescue Mission
Downtown

The New York City Rescue Mission (NYCRM) provides spiritual hope, food, clothing, and shelter to people in crisis. 

Mission: Providing help and hope for the hungry, homeless and hurting men and women of New York City since 1872. 

Vision: To become a strategic partner of various community stakeholders in addressing the problems of hunger and homelessness in New York City.

OUR PARTNERSHIP
Our volunteers serve with the food pantry program at the NYCRM and the women's shelter program.
Our funding provides food pantry bags and meals to New Yorkers in need, as well as covering expenses related to the new career center and women's shelter program.
We provide NYCRM staff with fund and leadership development resources, as well as trainings related to Board development.
VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

Food Pantry 

Volunteers pack 75-100 pantry bags filled with both perishable and non-perishable food donations on Friday evenings from 7:00 to 9:00PM. Volunteers distribute these pantry bags to low-income, elderly residents in the Chinatown area on the 3rd Saturday of the month from 9:30 to 11:30AM.

Women's Shelter

Female volunteers offer hospitality and encouragement to the guests of the women's emergency shelter. Volunteers serve in two-hour shifts between 5:00 to 9:00PM, any evening during the week and welcome the guests, escort them around the facilities, and provide support to the staff.

 

All volunteers must be at least 18 years old.


See below to sign up for these opportunities.
UPCOMING OPPORTUNITIES
OPPORTUNITY
 
TIME
LOCATION
SERVING
New York City Rescue Mission

Serve Dinner to Homeless Guests

 
Sat 782017
4:30 PM 6:30 PM
Downtown
Homeless
Communities in Need
New York City Rescue Mission

Distribute Pantry Bags--RSVP Link

 
Sat 7152017
9:30 AM 11:30 AM
Downtown
Elderly
Immigrants
Communities in Need
New York City Rescue Mission

Serve Dinner to Homeless Guests

 
Sat 8122017
4:30 PM 6:30 PM
Downtown
Homeless
Communities in Need
New York City Rescue Mission

Distribute Pantry Bags--RSVP Link

 
Sat 8192017
9:30 AM 11:30 AM
Downtown
Elderly
Immigrants
Communities in Need
New York City Rescue Mission

Serve Dinner to Homeless Guests

 
Sat 992017
4:30 PM 6:30 PM
Downtown
Homeless
Communities in Need
New York City Rescue Mission

Distribute Pantry Bags--RSVP Link

 
Sat 9162017
9:30 AM 11:30 AM
Downtown
Elderly
Immigrants
Communities in Need
New York City Rescue Mission

Serve Dinner to Homeless Guests

 
Sat 10142017
4:30 PM 6:30 PM
Downtown
Homeless
Communities in Need
New York City Rescue Mission

Distribute Pantry Bags--RSVP Link

 
Sat 10212017
9:30 AM 11:30 AM
Downtown
Elderly
Immigrants
Communities in Need
“Once a month I would work with a team of volunteers to pack up and distribute bags of pantry and produce items to the local Chinatown residents in need, as well as volunteer for special holiday banquets the Mission hosts for the poor and marginalized. Although those we serve do not speak English, God has impressed on me that communicating His love and compassion happens not just through words, but through our warm smiles, a touch on the arm and a simple “good to see you”, as well as being a regular place of hope in their lives by faithfully serving each month. Volunteering in a pantry has also challenged my thinking on the ways that God provides, ways that are unexpected and even surprising so that I have a little bit better understanding of what an awesome God I serve.”
Julie, Volunteer
MENTIONS
Celebrating Stories of Hope this Easter
April 08, 2014
This Easter, as we're celebrating the victory of Christ’s renewal over brokenness, we’re also celebrating the work of transformation and healing He's done through our affiliate partners this year.
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Resources for the homeless during the NYC blizzard
January 26, 2015
As our city prepares for the big winter storm today and tomorrow, here's how you can serve our homeless neighbors.
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Stories of Hope this Spring
April 20, 2015
Last month, we celebrated Easter Sunday at Redeemer Presbyterian Church with some incredible stories from some of the men and women who have experienced life change through our affiliate programs. We wanted to share some of them with you here. Celebrate these stories with us!
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What does it look like to be a leader with Hope for New York?
November 09, 2015
The Hope for New York community includes some of the most incredible yet humble people in New York City – not just the communities we’re serving, but those we’re serving with. The volunteers and staff that are on the ground at the affiliates who commit their time, energy, and resources – basically, themselves – encourage and inspire us each step of the way.
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Why We Love Don't Walk By
January 06, 2016
This year marks Hope for New York's sixth year to participate in Don't Walk By! Don't Walk By is an annual outreach to homeless men and women in New York City during the coldest season of the year. We love partnering with several organizations to host this outreach for so many reasons!
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What's next after Don't Walk By 2016?
March 04, 2016
During the month of February, over 1,000 volunteers surveyed the streets of Manhattan to welcome homeless men and women back to an anchor church where they were served a warm meal and offered resources for long term care.
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Stories of Hope this Easter
March 20, 2016
Every Easter, we share stories from men and women whose lives have been changed through our non-profit affiliates. These are stories of hope conquering despair, light conquering darkness, and life conquering death.
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Stories of Hope: Salvation at the Port Authority Bus Terminal
October 21, 2016
I was at my usual hangout, the Port Authority Bus Terminal, thinking about how I was going to make it through the day when out of nowhere I heard this voice saying, “YOU DON’T NEED TO BE HERE.” At that moment, I knew God was releasing me from my drug addiction.
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Tips for Engaging with Your Homeless Neighbors
January 24, 2017
It can be intimidating, walking up to someone you don’t know in a city of 8.5 million people. Especially someone whose current situation feels so far removed from anything you've experienced. We asked three people who spend their lives engaging with our homeless neighbors for tips on how they do what they do.
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