Urgent Needs
Volunteer opportunities where we still need dedicated volunteers.

This Week

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, 7/4 from 8:00AM to 10:30AM. This is a great group opportunity! Grab your friends and RSVP online

Salvation Army // Serve Lunch to the Homeless Join the Salvation Army near Union Square on Wednesday, July 1 from 11:15AM-1:30PM or in East Harlem on Sunday, July 5 from 11:00AM-2:30PM. Volunteers will set up the tables, serve the meals, clean up, and interact with the guests. RSVP by clicking on the dates. 

DeWitt Nursing Center // Join Team to Host Worship Service for Elderly Volunteers will lead various aspects of the worship service, which includes a time of confession, renewal, scripture reading, preaching, and music. Volunteers also spend time getting to know the residents and building relationships with them. Sunday, July 5 from 2-4PM. RSVP online.

Chinese Christian Herald Crusades // Lead Day Camp for Kids from Chinatown Community Volunteers will help lead Bible lessons, educational games and classes, play in the park and sports, and focused activities like art, chess, etc. for the elementary kids that attend year-round programming. Mon-Fri from 9AM-6PM starting July 6. Volunteers are asked to commit to serving once a week. RSVP online.

Habitat for Humanity // Revitalize a Community Center in East Harlem HFNY volunteers will work with Habitat NYC's Brush with Kindness program is to enhance, beautify and revitalize a community center through painting. Saturday, July 11 from 9:00AM to 4:30PM. Great for groups! 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, July 11 from 10AM to 2PM. RSVP online

Neighborhood Coalition for Shelter // Make Sandwiches and Play Bingo Volunteers will prepare and serve sandwiches and lead a Bingo game at a residence serving formerly, chronically homeless individuals on the Upper East Side. Saturday, July 11 from 12-2PM. RSVP online.

Project FIND // Serve Lunch to UWS Senior Community Volunteers will assist with lunch service for Hamilton Senior Center residents and local senior community. Sunday, July 12 from 11AM-1PM. RSVP online

All Angels Church // Serve Dinner to Homeless Volunteers will serve a meal at a church that serves both homeless and homed congregants. Sunday, July 12 from 5 to 7:30PM. RSVP online.

This Month

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, July 8 from 7PM to 9PM 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. Saturday, July 11 from 8AM-1PM. For groups of 5-8 people only. 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 and cold beverages, encouragement, and practical resources to reach out to the homeless. Saturday, July 11 in Harlem from 10AM-2PM. RSVP online

Defy Ventures // Coach Men & Women at Entrepreneur Event Volunteers will act as start-up coaches to entrepreneurs in the EIT program, men and women with criminal histories, offering strategic insight into some of their toughest entrepreneurship obstacles as they build finance models and incorporate their businesses. Tuesday, July 14 from 6-9PM. 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 and CGs! Saturday, July 18 from 9AM-12:30PM. 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, July 19 from 9:30AM-12:00PM. RSVP online.

Defy Ventures // Mentor Entrepreneurs in Training Program Volunteers will provide business, career and life coaching to Entrepreneurs-in-Training, men and women with criminal histories who have been carefully selected to participate in the program. Match night is July 28th from 6:30-9PM. Request information here to learn more. 

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 5:45-8PM. Learn more here.

Chinese Christian Herald Crusades // Teach English to Chinese Immigrant Community Volunteers will teach or assist in teaching weekly English classes to Chinese immigrant students in Flushing, Queens to support their progress in the job readiness program. Classes are 1.5 hours long on Mon-Fri between 10AM-8PM, and Saturday between 10AM-5PM. Volunteers are asked to commit to serving once a week for a minimum of 4 months. Request information online.