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

This Week

Graffiti Church // Serve Meal to Alphabet City Community & Families Up to 4 more volunteers are needed to set up, serve and engage guests at weekly meal service for Graffiti’s low-income and homeless neighbors, as well as families served by the through the regular programming. Wednesday, February 25 from 5:30 to 7:30PM. RSVP here

Bowery Mission Women’s Center // Help with Sewing and Knitting Class for Women in Recovery Female volunteers will help lead an ongoing sewing and knitting class on Wednesday nights. The students love the class and have been empowered with the wonderful skills they learn. Learn more here

Defy Ventures // Judge Product Competition for Entrepreneurs in Training Volunteers will listen to pitches, sample drinks, and purchase your favorite mocktails in this test of creative development and salesmanship for men and women with criminal histories participating in second-chance entrepreneurs program. *Volunteers must be business professionals, entrepreneurs, executives, investors, philanthropists, etc. to serve. Thursday, February 26 from 6:30 to 10PM. RSVP here.

Bowery Mission Women’s Center // Mentor Women in Career Skills and Job Search Serve as a career mentor at the BMWC! Christian female volunteers will work one-on-one with women at BMWC's East Side or Harlem location to help them develop job search and career skills. Thursdays from 6 to 7:15PM or 7:15 to 8:30PM. A weekly commitment is preferred, and a minimum of serving twice a month is required for this position. An application is required. Learn more here

DeWitt Nursing Home // Join the 1st Sunday Worship Service Team Volunteers will assist with various elements of the worship service including a time of confession, renewal, scripture reading, preaching, and music. Volunteers also spend time getting to know the residents and building relationships with them. Sunday, March 1 from 2 to 4PM. RSVP here.

All Angels // Serve Dinner to Homeless Guests Volunteers will serve a meal at a church that serves both homeless and homed congregants. Volunteers will set up and serve dinner restaurant-style and clean up afterward. Sundays from 5 to 7:30PM. RSVP here

Madison Ave Pres-St.James Shelter // Serve as an Overnight Host at Homeless Shelter 1-2 volunteers will host 12 homeless guests at an overnight shelter on E. 74th and Madison from 7:30PM to 7:30AM. Volunteers will interact with guests, sleep in their own private room, and serve breakfast the following morning. RSVP here for orientation on Sunday, March 1 from 1 to 2:30PM. 

Bowery Mission // Serve as a Career Center Mentor Work one-on-one with men in recovery at The Bowery Mission in East Harlem, assisting them with their resume preparation and job search. Wednesday, March 11 from 7 to 9PM. RSVP here

This Month

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

Father’s Heart // Help run a youth program in the East Village Volunteers will serve dinner, lead crafts, help with homework and lead educational games for elementary to middle school students at the Father’s Heart KidZone program on Tuesdays from 5:30 to 7PM. Learn more here.  

StreetSquash // Tutor Middle & High School Kids in Harlem Volunteers will tutor kids from three Central Harlem schools to provide weekly academic support on homework and specific skill needs. Volunteer must attend orientation before serving. RSVP here for orientation on Tuesday, March 3 at 6:15PM.

The Open Door // Lead Basic Level ESL Class in UWS 2-3 volunteers will lead the basic level English class on Wednesdays from 7 to 9PM at W83 Ministry Center for mostly Spanish speaking students working and living on the UWS. Spanish fluency required. Learn more here.

A House on Beekman // Lead Kids at After-school Program in South Bronx

Volunteers will lead a group of elementary age kids in free play at the local park, a healthy snack, homework time, and passion-pursuits in the South Bronx. Mon-Thurs from 3 to 6PM. Volunteers are asked to serve once a week if possible. Learn more here.

Brooklyn Arab American Friendship Center // Teach Weekday English Classes for Immigrant Community Volunteers lead men and women from the Arab American community in Bayridge at ESL classes (Mon-Thurs) from 10AM to 12PM. Training and orientation is provided for volunteers prior to start. Volunteers are asked to teach 1 day a week. Learn more here

Chinese Christian Herald Crusades // Tutor Kids from Chinatown Immigrant Community Volunteers will work with elementary school kids on homework and tutoring in specific areas, and are asked to serve weekly. Every Monday through Friday from 3 to 6PM. RSVP here.

Operation Exodus // Mentor Kids from Hispanic Community in Washington Heights Volunteers will spend quality time with the kids in age groups from K-8th grade each week, talking to them about God, taking them on field trips, and investing in their futures. Saturdays from 9AM to 12PM. Learn more here

Living Waters Fellowship // Teach ESL to Adult Students Volunteers will teach ESL to mostly Spanish-speaking adult students in Bushwick, Brooklyn. Spanish-speaking volunteers with a teaching/tutoring background is helpful, but not necessary. Saturdays from 11AM to 12:30PM. Three-month commitment required. Learn more here.

World Vision // Pack Easter Gift Bags Volunteers will put together Easter gift bags for a huge community outreach to the kids and families in the South Bronx. Saturday, March 28 from 10AM to 2PM. RSVP here

Cru Inner City // Pack Easter Blessing Bags Grab your family and friends to pack thousands of Easter "Blessing Bags" to serve children in need throughout NYC. Many shifts are available on Saturday, March 28. RSVP here

Avail NYC // Counsel Clients with Unexpected Pregnancies Volunteers will share comfort, decision-making guidance, and practical resources for men and women experiencing unplanned pregnancies. Volunteers serve weekly based on availability, and training is provided. Learn more here.