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New York City Relief

Offer Soup, Prayer & Resources - The Relief Bus Harlem

About this Opportunity
New York City Relief is a mobile outreach to the homeless. They connect people to resources that lead to life transformation. Their team of staff and volunteers believe that everyone deserves a place to call home, because homelessness is a struggle, not a life sentence.

The Relief Bus outreaches feature a custom bus with a built-in kitchen, office, and resource center. They drive the bus to 5 locations 7 times a week. The staff and volunteers serve homemade soup, hot chocolate & fresh bread, while also offering socks, hygiene kits and prayer.

By setting up tables & chairs, they create an intentional space that welcomes our guests and invites conversation over a shared meal. These initial points of engagement lead to Life Care Visits between guests and experienced staff members where deep struggles are shared, individualized action plans are developed, and hope is restored.

Age Policy
The minimum age to serve is 12. Anyone age 12 - 17 must complete our Volunteer Application for minors which requires their parent or guardian's signature. They also require proper adult supervision.Children age 12 and 13 must each be accompanied by an adult. Children age 14 - 17 must be accompanied by an adult in a ratio of 1 adult per 4 children.

*While street ministry is extremely rewarding, there are many challenges that require a level of maturity and responsibility. Our friends on the street may be struggling with various issues (including addiction, mental illness, etc.) that may lead them to be agitated, unfriendly, use vulgar language, etc. It is at the discretion of the child's parent/guardian if they feel their child should serve.
Location
Address

East 124th and Park Avenue
New York, NY 10035
United States

Activities
Opportunity For
Attendance Limit
10