HOPE FOR NEW YORK
Urgent Needs
Volunteer opportunities where we still need dedicated volunteers.

This Week 

Defy Ventures // Share Business Best Practices with Formerly Incarcerated
Tuesday, December 6 from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.
Volunteers will listen to pitches and give valuable feedback to men and women participating in the entrepreneurs program to prepare them for a business pitch competition. RSVP online.

Young Life // Assist with Activities for Capernaum’s Christmas Club
Thursday, December 8 from 6 to 7:30 p.m.
Volunteers will assist leaders from Young Life Capernaum in running and leading activities, setting up and serving food, and spending time with teens with disabilities at this special holiday club night. RSVP online.

Do For One // Build Relationships with Adults with Disabilities at Holiday Party
Friday, December 9 from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.
Volunteers will learn how Do For One matches adults with disabilities in need of guidance, companionship, or advocacy with a voluntary advocates, and get to build relationships with partners and volunteers at this holiday party. RSVP online.  

This Month   

Center for All Abilities // Provide Childcare for Parents Attending Autism Support Group
Saturday, December 17 from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m.
Volunteers will engage with children with autism and their siblings during monthly play-dates at Center for All Abilities, providing opportunities to improve their motor skills, mature in their social development and communication while interacting with their siblings, peers and volunteers in a supportive and fun atmosphere. RSVP online.

Avail NYC // Support Parents with Family Planning Resources
Weekdays at various times
Volunteers will be trained to provide parents experiencing unexpected pregnancies with guidance and resources to inform their decisions and build healthy relationships. Application process and in-person training required. 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.

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

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