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Volunteer opportunities where we still need dedicated volunteers.

This Week

Graffiti Church // Serve Meal to Alphabet City Community & Families 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 7:30PM. Great monthly community group service opportunity! RSVP here for Wednesday, October 22.

All Angels Church // Serve Dinner to Homeless Volunteers will serve a meal at a church that serves both homeless and homed congregants. Volunteers will set up and serve dinner and clean up afterward. This Sunday, Oct 26 from 5 to 7:30PM. RSVP here. 

Bowery Mission Transitional Center // Lead Activity Nights or Bible Study Male volunteers will lead Activity Nights (outings) or Bible Study for men transitioning out of homelessness. This is a great opportunity to make friendships with and encourage men who are in transition. Join us for Game Night on Wednesday, October 22 or Bible Study on Wednesday, November 5 from 6:30 to 8:30PM. Learn more and sign up here

The Bridge // Lead community-building events for those with mental disabilities Lead activities and build relationships with a group of fun-loving and joyful adults who are living with mental disabilities at the Park West residence (W.103rd and Central Park West). This Saturday, Oct 25 from 12-2pm. RSVP here

Morris Academy Mentors // Mentor High School Students from the Bronx 15-20 volunteers will mentor students from Morris Academy for Collaborative Studies at bi-monthly group sessions, and through one-on-one tutoring and relationship building activities to encourage achievement in academics and development of life-changing goals. Program starts October 18. Request more information here.

Project FIND // Serve Lunch to UWS Seniors Volunteers will set up, serve, and engage with seniors from Hamilton Senior Center residence and the low-income elderly community at this weekly Sunday meal service. Sundays from 11AM to 1PM. RSVP here for Sunday, October 26.

Project FIND // Build Relationships over Board Games with UWS Seniors 5-8 volunteers will play games with seniors that live in the community and at the Hamilton Senior Center residence. Every Wednesday from 3 to 4PM. RSVP here for October 22.

Mont Lawn City Camp // Mentor Young Men from East Harlem in Leadership Program 8 to 10 male volunteers mentor young men in high school in a program focused on leadership skills, character and spiritual development. Mentors meet with mentees in group sessions twice a month and also one-on-one throughout the program. Request information online to learn more.

YoungLives // Provide Childcare for Teen Moms attending Harlem YoungLife Club Female volunteers will set up nursery, play with babies and age 0-4 kids, and pray for children as teen moms attend a special club night where youth from all over Harlem come together for personal and spiritual development. Friday, October 25 from 6 to 10PM. RSVP here

This Month

Bowery Mission // Prepare and Serve Dinner Up to 10 volunteers will prepare and serve dinner to over 200 homeless guests at the Bowery Mission. RSVP here for Friday, October 31 or Wednesday, November 5 from 5:30 to 7:30PM.

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. Saturdays in the Bronx, Harlem or near Port Authority. Learn more and RSVP here.

A House on Beekman // Assist with Childcare Activities for Neighborhood Moms Volunteers will provide childcare (ages 0-3) for neighborhood moms so they can attend parenting and childhood development classes every Tuesday from 9:30AM to 12:00PM, Thursday from 9:15 to 11:15AM, or Friday from 9:15 to 11AM. Great opportunity to bring your kids and serve other moms! RSVP online to visit and serve.

The Inner City Ministry of Cru // Pack Thanksgiving Boxes of Love for Families in Need Volunteers will pack thousands of Boxes of Love, filled with all the food items a family would need for a Thanksgiving meal. Great group and family-friendly opportunity. Various times on Saturdays November 15 and November 22. Learn more and sign up here.

The Father's Heart // Offer One-on-One GED Tutoring Volunteers are needed to help adult students prepare for their GED on Tuesdays from 5:45 to 7:30PM or Saturdays from 9:45 to 11:30AM in the East Village. RSVP here.

Operation Exodus // Co-Lead Children’s Small Groups at Saturday Program Volunteers will lead groups of K - 8th grade students from Latino & Hispanic communities in Washington Heights and Inwood in academic, spiritual and life skills programs. Saturdays from 9:30AM to 12PM. Request more information here.

Operation Exodus // Lead Interactive Workshops for High School Students Volunteers will bring expertise in 3-6 week workshops on dance, arts, music, technical skills, personal finance, health, etc. for high school students ages 14-19 from the Washington Heights community. Volunteers are asked to teach weekly from 7 to 8PM, starting early October. Request more information here.

A House on Beekman // Work on Homework & Reading Skills with Kids 4 to 5 volunteers will lead groups of K - 2nd grade or 3rd - 5th grade students in the South Bronx in after-school programs, assisting with homework, reading, and passion project activities. Monday through Friday, 3 to 6PM. Volunteers are asked to serve once a week. RSVP here to start serving!

Brooklyn Arab American Friendship Center // Teach English to Arab American Community 5-6 volunteers will co-teach classes for men and women learning English as a second language on weeknights (M-Th) from 7 to 8:30PM. Volunteers are asked to serve once a week. Request more information here. Volunteers can also teach basic skills at computer classes on Saturdays from 10AM to 12PM. Request information here.

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 here for orientation on Tuesday, November 4 from 6:15 to 7:15PM.

Young Life Capernaum // Mentor Teens with Disabilities Volunteers assist in providing a safe and fun space for teens with intellectual and developmental disabilities to build community and grow spiritually. Request information online.

Shiloh NYC // Lead Weekly Small Group for High School Youth Volunteers lead and mentor high school youth in small groups, spending time with them over dinner, current events, devotional, and hang out time. Wednesdays from 6 to 8PM. RSVP here to volunteer.

Young Life // Assist with Weekly Club for Fulton Houses Youth Volunteers will set up, run activities, and build relationships with high school youth living in the Chelsea housing project. RSVP online for Thursdays from 6:30 to 8PM. Volunteers can also serve at the middle school club on Mondays from 6:30 to 8PM. RSVP online.

Citymeals-on-Wheels // Deliver Meals to Homebound Elderly in UWS 15 to 20 volunteers will deliver meals on foot to UWS elderly neighbors who can no longer buy groceries or cook for themselves. Great family and Community Group opportunity! RSVP online for Sunday, November 16 from 9:30AM to 12:00PM.

Defy Ventures // Act as a Mock Interviewer for Entrepreneurs-in-Training Program Volunteers will help men and women with criminal histories who are participating in this life-changing entrepreneurial program hone their interviewing skills through real-time face-to-face feedback during mock interview event. Volunteers should be business professionals, entrepreneurs, executives, investors, philanthropists, etc. to serve. Thursday, November 13 from 6:30 to 10PM. RSVP online.

DeWitt Nursing Center // Lead Various Elements of Worship Service for Residents Volunteers will be assigned to lead areas of worship during service, which includes a time of confession, renewal, scripture reading, preaching, and music. Volunteers will 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 service.