Urgent Needs
Volunteer opportunities where we still need dedicated volunteers.

This Week

HFNY Mentoring Info Session // Interested in mentoring & making a big impact in the life of NYC students this fall? Then mentoring is for you! HFNY has various mentor programs that will start in September and the best way to learn how to get involved is by attending our Mentor Info Session on August 25 from 7-8:30PM. More details will come before the event. RSVP HERE

Bowery Mission // Prepare and Serve Dinner 6-10 volunteers will prepare and serve dinner to over 200 homeless guests at the Bowery Mission. Wednesdays, August 20 and August 27 from 5:30 to 7:30pm. RSVP HERE.  

All Angels’ Evening Meal Service // Set up and Serve Dinner to Homeless Community On Sunday, August 24th from 5 to 7:30PM, 20 volunteers will set up tables and chairs and help serve a special meal to the morning and evening congregations, both homeless and homed. They are expecting a large crowd and need many helping hands. Great way for groups to serve together! RSVP HERE.

Cru Inner City // Fill Backpacks with School Supplies On Saturday, August 23, volunteers will pack thousands of backpacks with school supplies that will go to children in need. There are two shifts to choose from: 9:00-10:30AM or 11:00-12:30PM. RSVP HERE.

Neighborhood Coalition for Shelter// Serve High Tea & Play Games On Saturday, August 23, four volunteers will play bingo and build relationships with formerly or chornically homeless men and women at an UES residence. Volunteers can also shop for groceries ahead of time and help prep sandwiches and serve tea. 12 to 2PM. RSVP HERE

The Open Door // Teach ESL to Hispanic Community on UWS 10-15 volunteers will co-teach English classes for basic to advanced level students every Wednesday night from 7-9PM for 11 weeks, starting on September 17. No Spanish language skills necessary! Must attend orientation on Thursday, August 21st. To RSVP, email whitney@hfny.org.

Project FIND Hamilton // Build Relationships Over Board Games with UWS Seniors 8 - 10 volunteers can join the fun of Scrabble, Chess and Trouble with residents from Hamilton Senior Center and community. Wednesdays from 3-4PM. Great way to bond as a CG and make some new friends! RSVP for August 20.

Defy Ventures // Judge Product Competition for Entrepreneurial Participants 10-15 volunteers with executive/entrepreneur/business experience will act as customers and judges for mocktail competition for the potential participants for Defy’s Entrepreneurs-in-Training program, developing skills in product pitches and salesmanship. Saturday, August 23 from 2-6PM. RSVP HERE.

Gifted Hands // Share Arts with Residents at HIV/AIDs Facility 8-10 volunteers make jewelry, lead hand choreography class, and take crafts/music to bedridden residents at Rivington House in LES on 2nd and 4th Mondays. RSVP here for Monday, August 25 from 6:30-8:30PM.


This Month

Bowery Mission Women's Center // Cook Dinner for Women in Recovery 6-8 female volunteers will cook and serve a delicious dinner at their UES residence for women seeking recovery and new life beginnings. Supplies will be provided. Excellent opportunity for a weekend girls' night out with a social justice twist. Come cook with us on Saturday, August 23 from 3:30 to 7:30PM or on Sunday, August 24 from 2:30 to 6:30PM. Click on dates to RSVP. 

All Angels // Special Evening Meal Service 20 Volunteers are needed to set up tables, serve a meal and clean up afterward at this special Sunday evening meal service which will combine both morning and evening congregations, homeless guests and homed, to celebrate their Community Minister Iana Ryan. They are expecting a large crowd and need many helping hands - especially strong men and women who are willing to move tables and chairs. Great opportunity to serve with your community group! Sunday, August 24 from 5 to 7:30PM. RSVP HERE

The Bridge - Park West Residence // Lead Activities and Build Relationships with Adults Living with Mental Disabilities A group of fun-loving, creative, and joyful residents look forward to getting to know new volunteers like you through crafts, baking projects, games and outings. Saturday, August 30 or September 13 from 12 to 2PM at 103rd and CPW. Team Leaders will plan activities and have supplies ready. Just show up! Click on dates to RSVP. 

World Vision // Pack and Sort Donated Items Grab your friends and a water bottle and come volunteer to sort and pack donated items that are distributed to World Vision community partners in need in the South Bronx. Saturday, September 6 from 10AM to 2PM. Lunch is provided. RSVP HERE

Operation Exodus // Co-Lead Small Groups at Saturday Program 15-20 volunteers will lead groups of K - 8th grade students from Hispanic communities in Washington Heights and Inwood in academic, spiritual and life skills programs. Saturdays from 9:30AM to 12PM, starting September 6 with volunteer training. RSVP for training here.

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, 3pm to 6pm, starting on September 8. RSVP here to visit and 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 7-8:30PM. RSVP here for volunteer training on Saturday, Sept 13.

Exodus Transitional Community // Co-lead Workshops for Men & Women with Criminal Histories Volunteers will lead topical 10-week workshops like resume building & interview skills, while mentoring men and women participants taking steps toward re-entry into the workforce. RSVP here for volunteer orientation and training on Monday, Sept 15.

Defy Ventures // Meet & Coach Entrepreneurs with Criminal Histories Volunteers with executive/entrepreneur/investor experience will meet and coach Defy’s Team 4 Entrepreneurs in Training at Executive Evening event, helping hone business plans and leadership statements. Thursday, September 18 from 6:30-9:30PM. RSVP Here.


Ongoing Urgent Needs

Bowery Mission Transitional Center // Lead Activity Nights or Bible Studies Male volunteers are needed to 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. Wednesday nights, from 6:30 to 8:30PM. Learn more and request information HERE

Brooklyn Teen Challenge // Career Building for Night Students 1 to 2 volunteers will lead workshops designed to help students prepare for their transition into the working world by honing resumes and interviewing skills. Any night of the week, once a month, from 7 to 9PM. Email volunteer@brooklynteenchallenge.com for more information.

Living Waters Fellowship // Teach ESL to Adult Students Volunteers are needed to teach ESL to mostly Spanish-speaking adult students in Bushwick, Brooklyn. Spanish-speaking volunteers with a teaching/tutoring background are helpful, but not necessary. Saturdays from 11:30AM to 1:30PM. Three-month commitment required. Learn more and request information HERE