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Volunteer opportunities where we still need dedicated volunteers.

This Week

Chinese Christian Herald Crusades // Host a Market Booth with Special Needs Youth in Flushing Up to 10 volunteers will assist young adults with developmental and intellectual disabilities from the immigrant Chinese community as they learn about running a business by selling items at a flea market. RSVP by clicking on the following dates: Friday, December 19 from 2:00 to 6:00PM, or Saturday, December 20 from 2:00 to 6:00PM.

Cru Inner City // Sort and Pack Food Donations Volunteers will sort and pack food donations that will be distributed to communities in need. This Saturday, December 20. There are two shifts: 9:00AM to 11:00AM and 11:00AM to 1:00PM. Learn more here.

This Month

Neighborhood Coalition for Shelter // Prepare for a Christmas Meal Volunteers prepare for a Christmas celebration at NCS, and work in the kitchen and to prepare dinner ingredients. Volunteers will chop, cook, clean and store food. Monday, December 22 from 10:00AM to 3:00PM. RSVP here.

Bowery Mission Transitional Center // Wrap Christmas Gifts Volunteers will wrap Christmas gifts for the men who reside at this transitional housing for men. Tuesday, December 23 from 6:00 to 8:00PM. RSVP here

Salvation Army // Distribute Christmas Meals and Toys Volunteers will assemble and distribute Christmas dinner ingredients and toys to over 500 families in need. Tuesday, December 23 from 8:00AM to 2:00PM. RSVP here.

Citymeals-on-Wheels // Delivery Holiday Meals to Homebound Elderly in Midtown West Up to 10 volunteers will delivery nutritious meals on foot to homebound elderly in Midtown West who are no longer able to shop for groceries or cook for themselves. Great community group or family opportunity! RSVP online by clicking the following dates: Wednesday, December 24 from 9:30AM-12:30PM, or Friday, December 26 from 9:30AM-12:30PM.

Citymeals-on-Wheels // Delivery Holiday Meals to Homebound Elderly in UES Up to 10 volunteers will delivery nutritious meals on foot to homebound elderly in the Upper East Side who are no longer able to shop for groceries or cook for themselves. Great community group or family opportunity! RSVP online by clicking the following dates: Wednesday, December 24 from 10:00AM-12:00PM, or Wednesday, December 31

from 10:00AM-12:00PM.

Salvation Army // Serve Meal to the Community Join the Salvation Army to serve lunch to their community in East Harlem on Sunday, January 4 from 11:00AM to 2:30PM or near Union Square on Wednesday, January 7 from 11:30AM to 1:30PM. Volunteers will set up the tables, serve the meals, clean up, and interact with the guests. RSVP here

Back on My Feet // Love to Run? This early morning running program uses running to help create self-sufficiency in the lives of those experiencing homelessness. Various locations from 5:30 to 6:30AM. Volunteer training is on Wednesday, January 7 from 7:00 to 8:00PM. Learn more and sign up 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 an orientation on Sunday, January 11 from 1:00 to 2:30PM.

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 10:00AM to 12:00PM. Training and orientation is provided for volunteers prior to start. Volunteer are asked to teach 1 day a week. Request information to learn more.

Bowery Mission // Serve Meals at Tompkins Square Park Join the Bowery Mission to provide meals to people in need of nourishment and resources at Tompkins Square Park in the East Village on Saturday, January 3 from 8:00AM to 10:30AM. This is a great group opportunity! Grab your friends and RSVP here.

Be a Role Model to Children & Youth in NYC Volunteers will serve as mentors for several HFNY affiliate organizations where kids find hope and encouragement through the commitment of a volunteer mentor during the school year. Request information for programs at Operation Exodus, Morris Academy MentorsMont Lawn City Camp, or Shiloh NYC.

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 2:00 to 4:00PM. RSVP online for 1st Sunday, 2nd Sunday, or 3rd Sunday

The Open Door // Teach English to Immigrant Community in UWS Volunteers will co-teach weekly English class for basic to advanced level to students from immigrant community every Wednesday and Thursday from 7:00 to 9:00PM for 21 weeks, starting on January 7. Volunteers are asked to commit to teaching 1 day per week and for the 21 week semester. Request information here to learn more. 

Citymeals-on-Wheels // Delivery Meals to Homebound Elderly Volunteers will deliver nutritious meals on foot to homebound elderly who are no longer able to shop for groceries or cook for themselves. Great community group or family opportunity! Sunday, January 11 from 9:30AM to 12:00PM. RSVP here.

Youth Volunteer Opportunity // Share Music with Elderly & Isolated Communities Do you sing or play a musical instrument? HFNY is piloting a volunteer program that provides opportunities for youth ages 4-18 years old to perform for the elderly and other isolated communities. 10-12 youth volunteers will perform 5 minutes of music at concert. Sunday, January 11 from 1:00 to 3:00PM. RSVP here