Urgent Needs
Volunteer opportunities where we still need dedicated volunteers.

This Week 

Gifted Hands // Prepare Materials for Outreaches
Tuesday, October 18 or 25 from 1 to 5 p.m.
Volunteers will sort art supplies and jewelry beads into individual kits for classes, design projects, and pray for Gifted Hands programs throughout the city. Sewers also needed to sew jean bags for art and craft class. RSVP online.

Graffiti //Serve Meal to Alphabet City Community & Families
Wednesday, October 19, 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


New York City Relief // Mini Don't Walk By
Thursday, October 20, from 5:45 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Don't Walk By is our Thursday night outreach that puts "feet on the street."Teams distribute much needed items such as socks and hygiene kits, but the most important part of the night is sharing our lives with each other. RSVP online

St. Paul's House // Friday Breakfast and Gospel Service
Friday, October 21, from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m.
On Friday mornings, set up, interact with guests and serve breakfast to homeless or marginally housed guests from the Midtown West community. RSVP online.

Do For One // Build Relationships with Adults with Disabilities in UWS
Friday, October 28 from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.
Volunteers will hang out and play games, watch a movie, and learn about what Do For One does and build relationships with partners they serve in the UWS. RSVP online.

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

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

Operation Exodus // Mentor Kids from Washington Heights Hispanic Community
Saturdays from 9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Volunteers mentor kids ages K-8th grade on Saturdays throughout the school year in class settings based on age groups and gender. Volunteers can also serve as tutors for children in need of one-on-one homework help at after-school program during the week. Learn more here.


This Month   

Young Life // Build Relationships with Teen Moms
Saturday, October 29 from 12 to 4:30 p.m.
Volunteers (female only) will help set up, serve food, participate in crafts, and provide childcare for teen moms at this community building YoungLives club. RSVP online

Center for All Abilities // Provide Childcare for Parents at Autism Support Group
Saturday, October 29 from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m.
Volunteers will engage with children with autism during monthly play-dates, providing opportunities to improve their motor skills, mature in their social development and communication while interacting with their siblings, peers and volunteers in a supportive and fun atmosphere.  RSVP online.

Safe Families for Children // Learn How to Support Families in Crisis
Saturday, November 5 from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., or additional training to 5 p.m.
Volunteers will receive an overview of Safe Families that includes the model, the impact, and the outcomes, as well as walk through the next steps for getting involved in the various roles available.  RSVP online.


Shiloh NYC // Lead Youth in Weekly Small Group
Wednesdays from 6 to 8 p.m.
Volunteers will meet with youth ages 13-18 in the UES to encourage spiritual formation and growth, alongside life skills and academic support. Volunteers can also help prepare meals for weekly small groups nights and provide homework help before group meetings. Learn more here

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