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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 will set up and serve a special Christmas meal at a church that serves both homeless and homed congregants. Volunteers will carry tables to the dining area (up 5 flights of stairs). Sunday, December 7 from 5:00 to 7:00PM. RSVP here.
  • 25 volunteers will serve a Christmas dinner at Our Place Cafe, a gospel centered, peer driven, supportive community café for men and women experiencing homelessness, addiction, and mental health challenges. Tuesday, December 16 from 6:00 to 9:00PM. Learn more and 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 MentorsMont Lawn City Camp, or Shiloh NYC.

Brooklyn Arab American Friendship Center // Teach Basic Computer Skills Class for Immigrant Community Volunteers lead men and women from the Arab American community in Bayridge at ESL classes (Mon-Thurs) from 10:00AM to 12PM. Training and orientation is provided for volunteers prior to start. Volunteers are asked to teach 1 day a week. 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 // Coach Formerly Incarcerated at Entrepreneur Business Pitch Event Volunteers will listen to pitches and give valuable feedback to prepare the entrepreneurs, a class of carefully selected men and women with criminal histories, for their big moment at the Rocket Pitch Competition coming up in the 3-month training program. Wednesday, December 10 from 6:30 to 10PM. RSVP online

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.