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

This Week 

Do For One // Attend Orientation on Supporting Adults with Disabilities
Monday, September 26 from 6:45 to 8:45 p.m.
Volunteers will have an in-depth discussion with staff and community on the kinds of issues people on the margins of society face, particularly people with disabilities, and learn about ways to respond. RSVP online

Back on My Feet // Volunteer Orientation for Early Morning Running
Tuesday, September 27, from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Back on My Feet uses running to help men and women experiencing homelessness change the way they see themselves so that can make real change that results in employment and independent living. Attend and orientation to learn more and sign up for a team. RSVP here

Morris Academy Mentors // Mentor Students from Bronx High School
Program will start on October 1.
Volunteers will learn about the program in the Bronx at this info session and have the opportunity to meet other prospective and current mentors. Mentors partner with students from the Bronx to develop the skills they need to succeed both personally and professionally by providing practical guidance at group sessions twice a month. RSVP to attend an info session on Wednesday, September 28 from 6 to 7 p.m.

Center for All Abilities // Assist with Dance and Theater Program for Kids with Autism
Saturday, October 1 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Volunteers will assist the teaching artists with set up and facilitation, and mostly engaging assigned kids in the activities of the program including improvisational music, art and performance. Program will run from October 8-December 3. RSVP online to attend the training on October 1. 

Bowery Mission // Community Outreach at Tompkins Square Park
Saturday, October 1, from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. 
Volunteers will distribute food and supplies and help those who are interested get connected the Bowery's residential recovery program. RSVP online

World Vision // Sort and Pack Donated Materials
Saturday, October 1, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Join World Vision to sort and pack donated materials that will be distribute to communities in need in the South Bronx. Volunteers will be working a warehouse setting so be prepared to get dirty! Lunch will be provided. RSVP online

Mont Lawn City Camp // Mentor Teens from East Harlem and South Bronx Neighborhoods
Every other Saturday, starting October 1
Volunteer serve as mentors to disciple the youth in spiritual development and practical life skills, or they can serve as tutors to assist with academic progress. Volunteers meet for large group sessions and outings in East Harlem and the South Bronx twice a month with the youth.
Learn more here.

The Salvation Army // Serve Lunch to Community in Union Square
Monday, October 3 from 11:15 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Volunteers serve a community meal with The Salvation Army near Union Square on Mondays. Volunteers set up tables and chairs, serve the meal, and clean up. RSVP online

A House on Beekman // Provide Homework Help at After-school
Mondays, Tuesdays, or Wednesdays from 3 to 5 p.m.
Volunteers will circulate, helping elementary age kids grouped by grade with individual homework needs and extracurricular activities (reading, writing, math/science) at program in the South Bronx.  Learn more here.

The Salvation Army // Serve Lunch to the Community in East Harlem
Sundays from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Volunteers set up tables and chairs, serve a meal to the community in East Harlem, and clean up. Volunteers can also interact with guests and offer prayer. RSVP online

 

This Month   

Avail NYC // Support Parents with Family Planning Resources
Weekdays at various times
Volunteers will be trained to provide parents experiencing unexpected pregnancies with guidance and resources to inform their decisions and build healthy relationships. Application process and in-person 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

The Salvation Army // Serve Lunch to the Community in East Harlem

Sundays from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.Volunteers set up tables and chairs, serve a meal to the community in East Harlem, and clean up. Volunteers can also interact with guests and offer prayer. 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