HOPE FOR NEW YORK
New York City Rescue Mission
Downtown

The New York City Rescue Mission (NYCRM) is the oldest shelter in the United States, providing spiritual hope, education, food, clothing, and shelter to New Yorkers in crisis. The NYCRM provides emergency and preventative services through the THRIVE Program, an innovative approach to combating episodic and chronic homelessness. THRIVE embodies three pathways: Emergency Food & Shelter, Workforce Readiness, and Workforce Development. All pathways offer support to hurting New Yorkers and opportunities for our gracious volunteers to engage directly in making social impact.

OUR PARTNERSHIP
Our volunteers participate in resume building and career guidance in the Career & Learning Center for participants of the THRIVE Program. They also provide spiritual counseling and serve in the Emergency Food & Shelter Pathway program.
Our funding supports the Career & Learning Center, and the the Workforce Readiness and Workforce Development pathways of the THRIVE Program. These focus areas provide homeless men and women the tools and skills to survive and thrive.
We provide NYCRM staff with fund and leadership development resources, as well as trainings related to Board development.
VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

Emergency Food & Shelter:

Volunteers assist in the distribution of food and groceries in NYCRM's Emergency Food & Shelter through the Client Choice Grocery. Volunteers offer hospitality and hope to the guests of the NYCRM's THRIVE Program as they prepare and serve meals to the growing population of homeless New Yorkers. Volunteers serve in a warm cafeteria-style setting.

Workforce Readiness & Workforce Development:

Volunteers engage one-on-one with participants of the THRIVE Program through workshop opportunities such as resume building, financial capability training, building personal budgets, mock interviews, and spiritual counseling.

 


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

Distribute Pantry Bags--RSVP Link

 
Sat 12162017
9:30 AM 11:30 AM
Downtown
Elderly
Immigrants
Communities in Need
New York City Rescue Mission

Serve Dinner to Homeless Guests in Downtown Manhattan

 
Sat 1132018
4:30 PM 6:30 PM
Downtown
Homeless
Communities in Need
New York City Rescue Mission

Serve Dinner to Homeless Guests in Downtown Manhattan

 
Sat 2102018
4:30 PM 6:30 PM
Downtown
Homeless
Communities in Need
New York City Rescue Mission

Serve Dinner to Homeless Guests in Downtown Manhattan

 
Sat 3102018
4:30 PM 6:30 PM
Downtown
Homeless
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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