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Urgent Needs
Volunteer opportunities where we still need dedicated volunteers.

This Week

Defy Ventures // Coach Formerly Incarcerated Entrepreneurs-in-Training on Best Practices 
Thursday, March 23 from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. 

Volunteers coach entrepreneurs at this event, offering strategic insight into some of their toughest entrepreneurship obstacles.   RSVP online.

Young Life // Build Relationships at Baking Night with Teen Moms
Saturday, March 25 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Volunteers (female only) will spend time getting to know teen moms involved in YoungLives at this cake pop making event, and help with childcare and set up/clean up.  RSVP online

Living Waters Fellowship // Serve Breakfast and Build Relationships in Bushwick
Saturday, March 25 from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Volunteers prepare and serve a delicious breakfast (pancakes, sausages, juice, etc) to over 100 guests, including the elderly, children, and the homeless. Volunteers will set up, cook, serve food/drinks, bus tables and clean. RSVP online

Do For One // Attend Orientation to Support Adult with Disabilities
Monday, March 27 from 6:45 to 8:45 p.m.
Volunteers will have in-depth discussion on the kinds of issues people on the margins of society face, particularly people with disabilities, and learn about ways to get involved in the work Do For One is doing in the city. RSVP online

All Angels // Prepare Coffee and Greet People at Pathways
Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:50 a.m. to 11:50 a.m.
Pathways Drop-in Program addresses the needs of those experiencing homelessness. Volunteers create a welcoming environment by greeting guests, facilitating sign-in, and helping keep the coffee and food table filled. RSVP online

Graffiti // Serve Meal to Alphabet City Community & Families
Wednesdays from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Volunteers serve the Wednesday night meal called "Connections" to the local community of low-income and homeless individuals as well as to local families. RSVP online.

Avail NYC // Provide Postabortion Emotional Support to Women

Weekdays at various times
Volunteers serve as postabortion emotional support client advocates, meeting with clients one-on-one and/or co-leading nine-week postabortion support groups (curriculum provided by Avail).  Learn more here.

 

This Month  

Young Life // Serve Teen Moms at Annual Spring Club 
Wednesday, March 29 from 4 to 6:30 p.m.
Volunteers are needed to help with childcare, serve food, and set up/clean up the event. Volunteers also spend time getting to know our teen moms and building relationships with them. Female volunteers only.  RSVP online.

Safe Families for Children // Attend Training to Support Local Families in Crisis
Monday, April 4 from 7 to 9:30 p.m.
Volunteers attend and receive an introduction to the Safe Families model as well as the required training for the Family Friend role.  Learn more here.

Do For One // Build Relationships with Adults with Disabilities at Movie & Game Night
Friday, April 7 from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.
Volunteers will hang out and play games, watch a movie, and learn about what DFO does and build relationships with those they serve in the UWS.  RSVP online.

Cru Inner City // Pack Easter Blessing Bags in Queens
Friday, April 7 or Saturday, April 8 (multiple shifts)
Volunteers will fill paper bags with Easter treats, crayons, Bible stories, as well as a gospel bead bracelet to share the message of Easter. RSVP for  Friday evening shift here or Saturday shifts here.

A House on Beekman // Tutor & Build Relationships with Kids in South Bronx
Weekdays from 3 to 5:30 p.m.
Volunteers will circulate, helping children with individual homework needs and extracurricular activities in the K-5th grade room. The full after-school program runs from 3:00-5:30, but volunteers are welcome to serve for an hour at minimum. Learn more here.

Living Waters Fellowship // Support ESL Students at Weekly Classes
Saturdays from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Volunteers assist teachers and students at weekly classes, working one-on-one with mostly Spanish-speaking adult students living in the Bushwick community. Learn more here.

The Open Door // Lead Activities for Kids of ESL Students
Wednesdays or Thursdays from 6:45 to 8:30 p.m.
Volunteers will co-teach a children's class for kids of adult students attending the English as a Second Language program on Wed or Thurs from 6:45-8:30PM for the Spring semester. Volunteers are asked to commit to one night per week. Learn more here.

Shiloh NYC // Share Life Skills & Study the Bible with High Schooler Youth
Wednesdays from 6 to 8 p.m.
Volunteers lead weekly Hi-def program small group activities, and monthly group outings to build big brother, big sister relationships with the youth who attend from schools across the Bronx and Harlem. Learn more here.

Graffiti // Serve Meal to Alphabet City Community & Families
Wednesdays from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Volunteers serve the Wednesday night meal called "Connections" to the local community of low-income and homeless individuals, as well as to local families. RSVP online.

Brooklyn Arab American Friendship Center // Teach Weeknight English Classes
Monday thru Thursday nights from 7 to 8:30 p.m.
Volunteers lead men and women from the community in ESL classes on Monday-Thursdays, serving at least once a week on a regular basis. Learn more here.

St. Paul's House // Monday Breakfast and Gospel Service
Mondays from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m.
On Monday mornings, set up, interact with guests and serve breakfast to homeless or marginally housed guests from the Midtown West community who attend the Gospel Service and breakfast. RSVP online.

The Salvation Army // Serve Lunch to the Community in Union Square
Mondays 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 the tables and chairs, serve the meal and clean up. RSVP online.