Urgent Needs
Volunteer opportunities where we still need dedicated volunteers.

This Week

The Salvation Army // Lead Dance or Music Class for Children Are you a dancer, guitarist, percussionist, or piano player? Volunteers lead weekly dance and music classes in the evenings at The Salvation Army near Times Square. Volunteer applications are due this summer and classes will begin in September. Request information online.

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 from 7:30 p.m. to 7:30 a.m on any day of the week. Volunteers will interact with guests, sleep in their own private room, and serve breakfast. Training is required. Sundays from 1 to 2:30 p.m. RSVP online.

St. Paul's House // Serve Breakfast to Homeless Guests Volunteers will prepare and serve breakfast to homeless guests in Midtown West. Great opportunity for early risers to serve before going to work! Mondays from 7 to 9 a.m. RSVP online.

The Open Door // Co-teach English to Immigrant Community Volunteers will co-teach English classes from basic to advanced level for immigrant students working in Manhattan. Wednesdays or Thursdays from 7 to 8:30 p.m., starting September 9. Volunteer orientation is Thursday, August 27. Learn more here.

Cru Inner City // Pack "PowerPacks" Volunteers will pack school supplies for children in need throughout NYC as they prepare for the new school year. Great opportunity for groups and families to serve together. Saturday, August 29 from 9 to 10:30 a.m. or 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Learn more here.  

The Father’s Heart // Serve Breakfast & Build Relationships Volunteers will serve a hot, delicious, all-you-can-eat meal to over 700 neighbors in the East Village. Saturday, August 29 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. RSVP online.

All Angels Church // Serve Dinner to Homeless Guests Volunteers will serve a meal at a church that serves homeless and homed congregants. Volunteers will set up, serve dinner, and clean up afterward. Sunday, August 30 from 5 to 7:30 p.m. RSVP online.


This Month

The Bowery Mission // Serve Meals at Tompkins Square Park Join the Bowery to provide meals to people in need of nourishment and resources in the East Village. This is a great group opportunity! Saturday, September 5 from 8 to 10:30 a.m. RSVP online.

Graffiti Church // Serve Meal to Alphabet City Community & Families Volunteers will serve the Wednesday night meal called "Connections" to the local community of low-income and homeless individuals, as well as to local families. Wednesday, September 9 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. RSVP online.

NYC Rescue Mission // Throw a Special Graduation Celebration
Volunteers will throw a celebration for the men who are graduating from the Mission’s residential recovery program. Volunteers will prepare and serve food, set up, and clean up. Thursday, September 10 from 6 to 9:30 p.m. RSVP online

Habitat for Humanity // Repair Homes Damaged by Hurricane Sandy in Staten Island Volunteers will make necessary repairs on homes affected by Sandy on Saturday, September 12 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The work ranges from replacing flooring, painting, tiling and more. No construction experience necessary! RSVP online

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, September 12 in East Harlem, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. RSVP online

NYC Rescue Mission // Prepare and Serve Dinner Volunteers will prepare, cook, and serve dinner to homeless guests. Saturday, September 12 from 3:45 to 6:30 p.m. RSVP online

Exodus Transitional Community // Co-lead Job Readiness Workshops for Formerly Incarcerated Volunteers will serve as mentors to co-lead workshops for men and women with criminal histories seeking employment and re-integration into the workforce at 10-week job readiness program. Mondays from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in East Harlem, starting September 14. Learn more here

Bowery Mission Women's Center Graduation // Serve at Graduation Ceremony Volunteers (female only) will set-up, serve food, and clean-up at a reception for women who are graduating from a residential recovery program. Monday, September 14 from 5 to 6:30 p.m. or from 8 to 10 p.m. Click on the times to RSVP.  

A House on Beekman // Provide Homework Help to Kids Volunteers will help kids individually with homework, reading and studying for kids K-5th grade from the South Bronx neighborhood. Weekdays from 4-5PM, starting September 16. RSVP online to visit and learn more.

Citymeals-on-Wheels // Deliver Meals to Homebound Elderly in East Harlem Volunteers will pick up meals at local East Harlem center, receive route for delivery from center, and walk in groups of 2-3 to deliver meals to elderly recipients in the neighborhood. Volunteers must complete an application and be approved to serve. Saturday, September 19 from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Learn more here.

Citymeals-on-Wheels // Deliver Meals to Homebound Elderly in UWS Volunteers will pick up meals at local UWS center, receive route for delivery from center, and walk in groups of 2-3 to deliver meals to elderly recipients in the neighborhood. Volunteers must complete an application and be approved to serve. Sunday, September 20 from 9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. Learn more here.

Pilot Volunteer Program // Become a Youth Concert Leader Volunteer youth leaders will be trained to lead musical concerts of their peers on a monthly or every other month schedule, serving elderly centers in the UES and UWS. Orientation and training is on Sunday, September 20 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Learn more here.

Teen Challenge // Pack and Distribute Pantry Bags Volunteers prepare and pack pantry bags alongside Teen Challenge program participants to be distributed to low-income residents in Brooklyn. Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. For groups of 5-8 people only. Learn more here

Avail NYC // Throw Baby Showers for Clients Volunteers plan and throw monthly baby showers for clients, including decorating, making/buying food, buying gifts, and organizing games & fun activities during the shower. Baby showers are 1 1/2 hours long on weekdays. Learn more here.