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

This Week

Join Hope For New York in prayer for the homeless. On January 26-January 30, you'll receive a daily prayer guide from HFNY to focus your prayers around the homeless in our city. Learn more and sign up at hfny.org/prayer.

St. Paul’s House // Host a Movie Night Volunteers serve pizza, popcorn and soda to 40+ homeless guests at St. Paul’s House. Tuesday, January 27 from 5:30 to 9PM. RSVP here

Salvation Army // Serve Meal to the Community Join the Salvation Army near Union Square on Wednesday, January 28 from 11:00AM to 1:30PM or in East Harlem on Sunday, February 1 from 11:00AM to 2:30PM. Volunteers will set up the tables, serve the meals, clean up, and interact with the guests. Learn more and RSVP here

Habitat for Humanity // Repair Homes Damaged by Hurricane Sandy in Staten Island 12 volunteers will make necessary repairs on homes affected by Sandy on Saturday, January 31. The work ranges from replacing flooring, painting, tiling and more. No construction experience necessary! RSVP and learn more here

Don't Walk By is a citywide outreach to the homeless. Volunteers will canvass neighborhoods searching for homeless men and women and offer care kits and the opportunity to receive long-term help and support. Great for groups! Downtown on Feb. 7; East Side on Feb. 14; West Side on Feb. 21; Uptown on Feb. 28. Learn more at hfny.org/DWB.

Don’t Walk By // Serve as a Registration Volunteer Registration volunteers will greet and check in fellow volunteers who signed up to serve with DWB. Saturdays in February from 12 to 2PM. Learn more at hfny.org/DWB.

Don't Walk By // Serve as a Medical Volunteer Medical volunteers including nurses, doctors, medical students, and social workers are especially needed for this homeless outreach. Medical volunteers will be utilizing triage/assessment skills as well as basic first aid, determining the best option for those cared for during outreach times. Learn more at hfny.org/DWB

DeWitt Nursing Center // Join 1st Sunday 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. 1st Sunday each month from 2:00 to 4:00PM. RSVP online for Sunday, February 1.

All Angels Church // Serve Dinner to Homeless Guests Volunteers will serve a meal at a church that serves both homeless and homed congregants. Volunteers will set up and serve dinner and help clean up afterward. Come serve with your community group! Sunday, February 1 from 5 to 7:30PM. RSVP here

Bowery Mission Women’s Center // Mentor Women in Career Skills and Job Search Serve as a career mentor at the BMWC! Christian female volunteers will work one-on-one with women at BMWC's East Side or Harlem location to help them develop job search and career skills. Thursdays from 6 - 7:15PM or 7:15 - 8:30PM. A weekly commitment is preferred, and a minimum of serving twice a month is required for this position. An application is required. Learn more here.

Operation Exodus // Mentor Kids from Hispanic Community in Washington Heights Volunteers will spend quality time with the kids in age groups from K-8th grade each week, talking to them about God, taking them on field trips, and investing in their futures. Saturdays from 9AM to 12PM. Request information online to learn more. 

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

Young Life // Become a Young Life Leader at Quest Training Volunteers will attend an 8-week New Leader Training Course starting on Tuesday, February 3 to receive information about what it looks like to be a Young Life leader in New York City. Request information here to learn more.

This Month

Back on My Feet // Love to Run? This early morning running program uses running to help create self-sufficiency in the lives of those experiencing homelessness. Various locations from 5:30AM to 6:30AM. Volunteer orientation is on Tuesday, February 3 from 7 to 8PM. Learn more here

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, February 7 near Port Authority from 7 to 10PM. RSVP here.

StreetSquash // Attend Volunteer Orientation to Tutor Kids in Harlem Volunteer will work with students from specific grade level from 7th-12th at weekly tutoring sessions, helping improve grades and specific skill needs. Volunteers are required to attend orientation before volunteering. RSVP here for orientation on Tuesday, February 3 from 6:15 to 7:30PM. 

Young Life // Become a Young Life Leader at Quest Training Volunteers will attend an 8-week New Leader Training Course starting on Tuesday, February 3rd to receive information about what it looks like to be a Young Life leader in New York City. Request information online to learn more.

Graffiti Church // Serve Meal to Alphabet City Community & Families Up to 10 volunteers will set up, serve and engage guests at weekly meal service for the Graffiti’s low-income and homeless neighbors, as well as families served by the through the regular programming. Wednesdays from 5:30 to 7:30PM. RSVP here

Bowery Mission // Serve Meals at Tompkins Square Park Join the Bowery Mission to provide meals to people in need of nourishment and resources at Tompkins Square Park in the East Village on Saturday, February 7 from 8 to 10:30AM. This is a great group opportunity! Grab your friends and sign up here

Bowery Mission // Serve Dinner to Homeless Guests Prepare and serve a delicious dinner to 200+ homeless guests at the Bowery Mission on Wednesdays or Fridays from 5:30 to 7:30PM. RSVP here

Pilot Program // Youth Volunteer Opportunity: Share Music with Elderly in UES Do you sing or play a musical instrument? HFNY is piloting a volunteer program for youth ages 4-18 years old to perform for the elderly at area nursing homes and senior centers. 10-12 youth volunteers will perform 5 minutes of music each. Saturday, February 7 from 1:30 to 3:30PM. RSVP here.

Habitat for Humanity // Revitalize a Senior Center in the Bronx 5 HFNY volunteers will work with Habitat NYC's Brush with Kindness program to enhance, beautify and revitalize a senior center. Saturday, February 14 from 9:00AM to 4:30PM. RSVP here.

Gifted Hands // Make Arts & Crafts with Teen Moms Up to 5 female (only) volunteers will assist with arts and crafts class and childcare for young moms living at Covenant House due to homelessness. Wednesday, February 18 from 6:30 to 8:00PM. RSVP here

Brooklyn Arab American Friendship Center // Teach Weekday English Classes for Immigrant Community Volunteers lead men and women from the Arab American community in Bayridge at ESL classes (Mon-Thurs) from 10:00AM to 12:00PM. Training and orientation is provided for volunteers prior to start. Volunteers are asked to teach 1 day a week. Request information to learn more.

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 ExodusMorris Academy MentorsMont Lawn City Camp, or Shiloh NYC.

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 2:00 to 4:00PM. RSVP online for 1st Sunday, 2nd Sunday, or 3rd Sunday

Chinese Christian Herald Crusades // Tutor Kids from Chinatown Immigrant Community Volunteers will work with elementary school kids on homework and tutoring in specific areas, and are asked to serve weekly. Every Monday through Friday from 3:00 to 6:00PM. RSVP here.