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

This Week

Citymeals-on-Wheels // Deliver & Serve Special Holiday Meals to Elderly in East Harlem 15 volunteers will deliver special Thanksgiving meals on foot and serve hot meals to elderly neighbors who can no longer cook for themselves. Great family and CG opportunity! RSVP online for Wednesday, November 26 from 9AM to 1PM. 

Project FIND // Serve UWS Seniors at Thanksgiving Day Dinner 4 more volunteers are still needed to serve at Hamilton Senior Center for the annual Thanksgiving Day dinner for low-income and homeless seniors. Volunteers will set up, serve food, and deliver meals to 2 nearby senior buildings. RSVP online for Thursday, November 27 from 9AM to 2PM. 

This Month

St.Paul’s House // Serve Breakfast to Homeless Before Work Are you a morning person? Serve a hot breakfast to homeless guests on Mondays and Fridays from 7 to 9AM. RSVP here

Salvation Army // Serve Lunch to the Homeless Join the Salvation Army near Union Square on Wednesdays from 11:30 to 1:30PM. Volunteers will set up the tables, serve the meals, clean up, and interact with the guests. RSVP here

All Angels’ Church // Set up and Serve a Christmas Dinner 20 male volunteers and 10 female volunteers will set up and serve a special Christmas meal at a church that serves both homeless and homed congregants. Male volunteers will carry tables to the dining area (up 5 flights of stairs), and female volunteers will set up and serve the meal. 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 Mentors or Mont Lawn City Camp

Brooklyn Arab American Friendship Center // Teach Basic Computer Skills Class for Immigrant Community Volunteers will teach typing, Microsoft programs, and Internet basics to men and women from the Arab American community in Bayridge. Training is provided. Monday thru Thursday from 10AM to 12PM. Request information online to learn more. 

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

The Father's Heart // Offer One-on-One GED and ESL Tutoring Volunteers will help adult students prepare for their GED on Tuesdays from 5:45 to 7:30PM or Saturdays from 9:45 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.

Defy Ventures // Provide Feedback at Sales Expo for Entrepreneurs-in-Training Volunteers will serve at a special Holiday marketplace where men and women with criminal histories are participating in a second chance program to launch entrepreneurial businesses. Volunteers will offer feedback to help the entrepreneurs improve the positioning of their products and services. Volunteers should be business professionals, entrepreneurs, executives, investors, philanthropists, etc. to serve. Saturday, December 6 from 11:00AM to 4:00PM. RSVP online

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 online for orientation on Tuesday, December 2 from 6:15 to 7:15PM. 

Graffiti Church // Serve Meal to Alphabet City Community & Families Up to 10 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 7:00PM. Great monthly community group service opportunity! RSVP online for December 3, 10 or 17. 

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. Saturday, December 6 in the Bronx, from 10:00AM to 2:00PM. RSVP 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, December 14 from 1:00 to 2:30PM.