Urgent Needs
Volunteer opportunities where we still need dedicated volunteers.

This Week 

The Salvation Army // Teach Dance or Music Classes to Kids
Late September to early December on Wednesday evenings
Volunteers needed to teach a dance or music class once a week to children and youth at the Salvation Army. Request information here

The Father's Heart // Serve Breakfast & Build Relationships
Saturday, August 27, from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Volunteers will prepare and serve breakfast to 700 homeless and hungry New Yorkers in the East Village. RSVP online

St. Paul's House // Monday Breakfast and Gospel Service
Monday, August 29, from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m.
Set up, interact with guests, and serve breakfast to homeless or marginally housed guests from the Midtown West community. RSVP online.

Do For One // Build Relationships with Adults with Disabilities at Karaoke Night

Friday, September 2 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Volunteers will join the residents from Coler Hospital at this fun karaoke night to build relationships and understand how DFO supports the residents. RSVP here.

The Open Door // Co-teach Classes for Immigrant Community
Saturday, September 10 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. 
Volunteers will co-teach classes on English language to adults, or lead a Children's class for students' kids. ESL ranges from basic to advanced level. Wednesdays or Thursdays from 7 to 8:30 p.m. RSVP online to attend the orientation and training.


This Month   

Shiloh NYC // Lead Youth in Weekly Small Group
Wednesday, September 14 from 6 to 8 p.m.
Volunteers will meet with youth ages 13-18 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. Wednesdays from 6-8pm, starting September 14. Learn more here.

Safe Families for Children // Attend Training to Support Local Families 
Saturday, September 24 from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Volunteers will receive an overview of Safe Families that includes the model, the impact, and the outcomes (9am-12pm) as well as be able to opt into deeper training in specific volunteer support roles.  RSVP online.

Avail // Provide Support to New Fathers
Various times throughout week
Volunteers (male only) will provide supportive, guided counsel and resources to fathers of unexpected pregnancies. Training required. Learn more here.   

UES Rehabilitation and Nursing Center // Share a Meal with an Elderly Resident
Weekdays from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. or 5 to 6 p.m.
Volunteers will share a meal with an elderly resident in UES Rehabilitation and Nursing Center's dining room to provide conversation and company. Learn more here

Living Waters Fellowship // Help Lead a Youth Group 
Every Friday 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. 
Volunteer groups of 5 to 20 people help lead Friday Night Youth Group for the children and youth at Living Waters Fellowship. RSVP online.

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..

Bowery Mission Women’s Center // Weekend Walks 
Saturday and Sunday afternoons
Female volunteers will lead walks with the women on Saturdays. Learn more here

The Father's Heart // Tutor Adults at ACE on Tuesdays 
Tuesdays from 5:45 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
At the Adult Center for Education (ACE), volunteers provide students receive one-on-one tutoring and individual support to attain their academic goals. Learn more here