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 6-8 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 29.

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, November 4 from 6:15-7:15PM.

Bowery Mission // Prepare and Serve Dinner Up to 10 volunteers will prepare and serve dinner to over 200 homeless guests at the Bowery Mission. Friday, October 31 or Wednesday, November 5 from 5:30 to 7:30PM. RSVP here

Bowery Mission Transitional Center // Lead Bible Study Male volunteers will lead Activity Nights (outings) or Bible Study for men transitioning out of homelessness. This is a great opportunity to make friendships with and encourage men who are in transition. Join us for Bible Study on Wednesday, November 5 from 6:30 to 8:30PM. Learn more and sign up here

DeWitt Nursing Center // Join Worship Services for Elderly Residents 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. Sundays from 2 to 4PM. RSVP online for 1st Sunday, 2nd Sunday, or 3rd Sunday.

Project FIND Hamilton // Assist in Winterizing the Hamilton Senior Center’s Rooftop 5-10 volunteers will clean outdoor furniture and rooftop equipment, and prepare the rooftop for the winter months ahead. Wednesday, November 5 from 10AM to 1PM. RSVP online.

This Month

Habitat for Humanity // Repair Homes Damaged by Hurricane Sandy 10 volunteers will repair and renovate a home in Coney Island that has been damaged by Hurricane Sandy. Join Habitat for their ongoing rebuilding work and serve families who are still recovering from the storm. Saturday, November 8 from 9AM to 4:30PM. Learn more and 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. Saturdays in the Bronx, Harlem or near Port Authority. Learn more and RSVP 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. Request more information here.

Mont Lawn City Camp // Mentor Young Men from East Harlem in Leadership Program 8-10 male volunteers mentor young men in high school in a program focused on leadership skills, character and spiritual development. Mentors meet with mentees in group sessions twice a month and also one-on-one throughout the program. Request information online to learn more.

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, Thursday from 9:15 to 11:15AM, or Friday from 9:15 to 11AM. Great opportunity to bring your kids and serve other moms! RSVP online to visit and serve.

The Inner City Ministry of Cru // Pack Thanksgiving Boxes of Love for Families in Need Volunteers will pack thousands of Boxes of Love, filled with all the food items a family would need for a Thanksgiving meal. Great group and family-friendly opportunity. Various times on Saturdays November 15 and November 22. Learn more and sign up here.

The Father's Heart // Offer One-on-One GED and ESL Tutoring Volunteers will help adult students prepare for their GED on Tuesdays from 5:45PM to 7:30PM or Saturdays from 9:45am to 11:30am. Volunteers can also offer ESL tutoring on Saturdays from 9:45 to 11:30am. Curriculum will be provided. RSVP here for either program. 

Chinese Christian Herald Crusades // Assist with Childcare for Parents attending Autism Family Support Group 15-20 volunteers will play games, help lead activites, and provide overall childcare for parents from the Chinatown community who are attending the support group. Saturday, November 8 from 1 to 4PM. RSVP online.

Operation Exodus // Co-Lead Children’s Small Groups at Saturday Program 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.

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.

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.

Young Life Capernaum // Mentor Teens with Disabilities Volunteers assist in providing a safe and fun space for teens with intellectual and developmental disabilities to build community and grow spiritually. Request information online.

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.

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. RSVP online for Thursdays from 6:30 to 8PM. Volunteers can also serve at the middle school club on Mondays from 6:30 to 8PM. RSVP online.

Citymeals-on-Wheels // Deliver Meals to Homebound Elderly in UWS 15 to 20 volunteers will deliver meals on foot to UWS elderly neighbors who can no longer buy groceries or cook for themselves. Great family and Community Group opportunity! RSVP online for Sunday, November 16 from 9:30AM to 12:00PM.

Defy Ventures // Act as a Mock Interviewer for Entrepreneurs-in-Training Program Volunteers will help men and women with criminal histories who are participating in this life-changing entrepreneurial program hone their interviewing skills through real-time face-to-face feedback during mock interview event. Volunteers should be business professionals, entrepreneurs, executives, investors, philanthropists, etc. to serve. Thursday, November 13 from 6:30 to 10PM. RSVP online.

Isaiah 58 // Host Ice Cream Social for Bailey-Holt House Residents 2-3 volunteers will set up, serve ice cream, meet and build relationships with residents at this fun social night for residents living with HIV/AIDs at the house. Friday, November 21 from 6:30 to 8PM. RSVP online.