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This Week

Graffiti // 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, July 29 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.. RSVP online.

The Bowery Mission // Serve as Career Center Mentor Work one-on-one with men in recovery at The Bowery Mission and help them write their resumes and prepare for their job search. Thursday, July 30 from 7 to 9 p.m. in East Harlem. RSVP online.

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 on Saturday, August 1 from 8 to 10:30 a.m. This is a great group opportunity! Grab your friends and RSVP online.

Citymeals-on-Wheels // Deliver Meals to Homebound Elderly Volunteers will pick up meals at local UES center, receive route for delivery, and walk in groups of 2-3 to deliver meals to elderly recipients in the neighborhood who can no longer shop for groceries or cook for themselves. Great for families or CGs! Saturday, August 1 from 9:45 a.m. to 12 p.m. 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, August 1 near Port Authority, from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. RSVP online.

World Vision // Pack and Sort Donated Items Sort, package and prepare donated items for distribution to World Vision's community partners. Great group opportunity! Saturday, August 1 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. RSVP online.

Dewitt Nursing Center // Help Lead Sunday Service for Elderly Residents Volunteers will assist in leading various aspects of a Sunday worship service, including music, prayer, and Bible reading, for the elderly residents at DeWitt. Every Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m. RSVP online for Sunday, August 2.

Salvation Army // Serve Meal to the Community Serve lunch to homeless and low-income guests in the East Harlem community. Volunteers will set up the tables, serve the meals, clean up, and interact with the guests. RSVP for Sunday, August 2 in East Harlem from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.


This Month

St. Paul's House // Pack the Pantry Volunteers will bring in canned food items from the outside pantry and then pack 35-40 bags of food that are distributed to the homeless or marginally housed community of Midtown West. Monday, August 3 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. RSVP online.

Salvation Army // Serve Meal to the Community Serve lunch to homeless and low-income guests in the Union Square or East Harlem community. Volunteers will set up the tables, serve the meals, clean up, and interact with the guests. RSVP for Wednesday, August 5 in Union Square from 11:15 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., or Sunday, August 9 from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

The Bowery Mission // Prepare and Serve Dinner to Homeless Guests Volunteers will prepare ingredients in the kitchen (washing and chopping ingredients), serve dinner in a buffet line to 200+ homeless guests, and then help clean up afterwards. Wednesday, August 5 from 5:30 to 7:30 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! Friday, August 7 from 7 to 9 a.m. RSVP online.

Neighborhood Coalition for Shelter // Make Sandwiches and Lead Bingo for Formerly or Chronically Homeless Adults Volunteers will by groceries and prepare sandwiches, and lead bingo for residents to develop friendships with those who attend. Saturday, August 8 from 11:45 a.m. to 2 p.m. RSVP online.

Habitat for Humanity // Repair Homes Damaged by Hurricane Sandy Volunteers will make necessary repairs on homes in Coney Island. Saturday, August 15 from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Work ranges from replacing flooring, painting, tiling and more. No construction experience necessary! RSVP online.

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, and walk in groups of 2-3 to deliver meals to elderly recipients in the neighborhood who can no longer shop for groceries or cook for themselves. Great for families or CGs! Saturday, August 15 from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. RSVP online.

Citymeals-on-Wheels // Deliver Meals to Homebound Elderly in UWS Volunteers will pick up meals at local UWS center, receive route for delivery, and walk in groups of 2-3 to deliver meals to elderly recipients in the neighborhood who can no longer shop for groceries or cook for themselves. Great for families and CGs! Sunday, August 16 from 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. RSVP online.

The Bowery Mission // Serve as Career Center Mentor Work one-on-one with men in recovery at The Bowery Mission and help them write their resumes and prepare for their job search. Wednesday, August 19 from 7 to 9 p.m. in East Harlem. RSVP online.

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

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.

The Father's Heart // Offer One-on-One GED Tutoring Volunteers help adult students prepare for their GED on Tuesday evenings from 5:45 to 8 p.m. 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.