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

This Week

Bowery Mission // Prepare and Serve Dinner Volunteers will prepare and serve dinner to over 200 homeless guests at the Bowery Mission. Wednesdays from 5:30 to 7:30PM. RSVP here

NYC Relief // Reach out to the homeless Not sure how to care for your homeless neighbors? Serve alongside NYC Relief staff and offer food, encouragement, and practical resources to reach out to the homeless. This Saturday, October 4 in the Bronx, from 10AM to 2PM. RSVP here.

The Salvation Army // Serve lunch to the homeless Join the Salvation Army in East Harlem to serve lunch to their community on Sundays from 11:00AM to 2:30PM or in Union Square on Wednesdays from 11:30 to 1:30PM. Volunteers will set up the tables, serve the meals, clean up, and interact with the guests. RSVP here.

All Angels Church // Serve Dinner All Angels Church serves men and women experiencing homelessness, addictions, and mental health challenges. Volunteers will serve dinner on Tuesdays from 6 to 8PM or on Sundays from 5 to 7:30PM. Learn more and RSVP here.

Graffiti Church // Serve Meal to Alphabet City Community & Families 8-10 volunteers will provide a nutritious meal and community building environment for low-income and homeless neighbors, as well as families in need through setting up and serving the weekly Connections meal on Wednesdays from 5:30 to 7:30PM. Great monthly community group service opportunity! RSVP here for Wednesday, October 1 or 8.

Chinese Christian Herald Crusades // Tutor Immigrant Students from Chinatown Community Volunteers will be paired one-on-one with middle and high school student for English Study Buddies tutoring at bi-monthly group sessions and will assist with outings for the group. RSVP here for volunteer training on Saturday, October 4. 

Operation Exodus // Co-Lead Small Groups at Saturday Program 15-20 volunteers will lead groups of K - 8th grade students from Latino & Hispanic communities in Washington Heights and Inwood in academic, spiritual and life skills programs. Saturdays from 9:30AM to 12PM. Request more information here.

Young Life // Assist with Weekly Club for Fulton Houses Youth Volunteers will set up, run activities, and build relationships with high school youth living in the Chelsea housing project on Thursdays from 6:30 to 8PM. RSVP here for Thursday, October 2. Volunteers can also serve at the middle school club on Mondays from 6:30 to 8PM. RSVP here for Monday, October 6.

Gifted Hands // Assist with Arts & Crafts Class for Teen Moms 10-12 Female volunteers make arts and crafts with pregnant or parenting young mothers living at Covenant House, and provide fun activities for the children of the moms who are attending the class. Every 2nd Wednesday of the month. RSVP here for Wednesday, October 8.

DeWitt Nursing Center // Join the Worship Team to Lead Services 15 to 20 volunteers will help plan, contribute elements like scripture reading or playing guitar, and run the worship service on the 1st Sunday of the month for elderly residents. RSVP here for Sunday, October 5.

StreetSquash // Tutor Youth in Harlem Volunteers will attend orientation for tutoring middle and high school youth from three local Harlem schools in all subject areas from 6th grade Math to 12th grade AP Chemistry. Volunteers are asked to commit to tutoring on a weekly basis. RSVP here for orientation on Tuesday, October 7.

This Month

Operation Exodus // Lead Interactive Workshops for High School Students Volunteers will bring expertise in 3-6 week workshops on dance, arts, music, technical skills, personal finance, health, etc. for high school students ages 14-19 from the Washington Heights community. Volunteers are asked to teach weekly from 7 to 8PM, starting early October. Request more information here.

Project FIND // Build Relationships over Board Games with UWS Seniors 5-8 volunteers will play games with seniors that live in the community and at the Hamilton Senior Center residence. Every Wednesday from 3 to 4PM. RSVP online.

Habitat for Humanity // Rehabilitate a Homeless Shelter 10 volunteers will rehab and revitalize a homeless shelter in Midtown West through painting and light construction work! Saturday, October 25 from 9:15AM to 4:30PM. Learn more and RSVP here.

A House on Beekman // Assist with Childcare Activities for Neighborhood Moms Volunteers will provide childcare (ages 0-3) for neighborhood moms so they can attend parenting and childhood development classes every Tuesday from 9:30AM to 12:00PM. Great opportunity to bring your kids and serve other moms! RSVP here to visit and serve. 

A House on Beekman // Work on Homework & Reading Skills with Kids 4 to 5 volunteers will lead groups of K - 2nd grade or 3rd - 5th grade students in the South Bronx in after-school programs, assisting with homework, reading, and passion project activities. Monday through Friday, 3 to 6PM. Volunteers are asked to serve once a week. RSVP here to start serving! 

Brooklyn Arab American Friendship Center // Teach English to Arab American Community 5-6 volunteers will co-teach classes for men and women learning English as a second language on weeknights (M-Th) from 7 to 8:30PM. Volunteers are asked to serve once a week. Request more information here. Volunteers can also teach basic skills at computer classes on Saturdays from 10AM to 12PM. Request information here.

Morris Academy Mentors // Mentor High School Students from the Bronx 15-20 volunteers will mentor students from Morris Academy for Collaborative Studies at bi-monthly group sessions, and through one-on-one tutoring and relationship building activities to encourage achievement in academics and development of life-changing goals. Program starts October 18. Request more information here

St.Paul’s House // Serve Breakfast to Homeless Before Work Are you a morning person? Serve a hot breakfast to homeless guests on Mondays and Fridays from 7 to 9AM. RSVP here.

Shiloh NYC // Lead Weekly Small Group for High School Youth Volunteers lead and mentor high school youth in small groups, spending time with them over dinner, current events, devotional, and hang out time. Wednesdays from 6 to 8PM. RSVP here to volunteer.

Chinese Christian Herald Crusades // Provide Childcare for Parents’ Autism Support Group 15-20 volunteers will lead games, Bible lessons and fun activities for children from Chinatown community families whose parents are attending a monthly support group. RSVP online for Saturday, October 18 from 1 to 4PM.