HOPE FOR NEW YORK
The Salvation Army
Downtown · The West Side · Uptown

The Salvation Army provides services to those in need, including emergency social service programs, after-school programs, and disaster relief.

Mission: To help without discrimination the "poorest of the poor"--the hungry, homeless and indigent who have nowhere to turn and often suffer alone because of societal indifference or disdain.

OUR PARTNERSHIP
Currently, our volunteers serve at three Salvation Army locations in Manhattan: NY Temple, where Redeemer Downtown meets on Sundays, Manhattan Citadel in Harlem, and Times Square.
Our grant funds support youth dance, drama and music classes at the Times Square Performing Arts Institute for youth.
The Salvation Army Emergency Services lent their expertise on the 1 year anniversary of Superstorm Sandy, leading a workshop on Disaster Preparation for HFNY Affiliates.
VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

New York Temple (W.14th Street between 6th and 7th Ave)

  • Weekday Lunch Service: Volunteers serve lunch to the homeless and low-income residents on Wednesdays from 11:30AM to 1:30PM. 
  • Homework Club: Volunteers provide homework help and lead activities for children aged 5-13 years old. Weekdays from 4:00 to 6:00PM. Volunteers must commit to serving weekly for the semester. Application required.

Manhattan Citadel (E.125th Street and 3rd Ave)

  • Lunch Service: Volunteers serve lunch to the church community, which includes those who are homeless and marginally housed, on the 1st and 3rd Sundays of the month from 11:00AM to 2:30PM.  

Times Square Corp (W.47th and 8th Ave)

  • Dance/Music Classes: Volunteers teach a group dance (ballet, modern, jazz, etc) or music (piano, brass, drums, etc) class to elementary school age to Junior High. Volunteers must commit to teaching an hour long weekly class for a semester, on a weeknight between 5:30PM and 8:00PM. Application required.
  • Homework Support: Volunteers provide one-on-one tutoring and homework support for students during the week, between 5:30PM and 8:00PM.  Application required.

 

All volunteers must be at least 18 years old.


See below to sign up for these opportunities.
UPCOMING OPPORTUNITIES
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The Salvation Army

Serve Lunch to the Community in Union Square

 
Mon 5222017
11:15 AM 1:30 PM
Downtown
Communities in Need
The Salvation Army

Serve Lunch to the Community in Union Square

 
Wed 5242017
11:15 AM 1:30 PM
Downtown
Communities in Need
The Salvation Army

Teach Dance or Music Classes to Kids--Request Information

 
Wed 5242017
4:00 PM 8:00 PM
The West Side
Children & Youth
The Salvation Army

Serve Lunch to the Community in Union Square

 
Wed 5312017
11:15 AM 1:30 PM
Downtown
Communities in Need
The Salvation Army

Serve Lunch to the Community in Union Square

 
Thu 612017
11:15 AM 1:30 PM
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Communities in Need
The Salvation Army

Serve Lunch to the Community in Union Square

 
Mon 652017
11:15 AM 1:30 PM
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Communities in Need
The Salvation Army

Serve Lunch to the Community in Union Square

 
Wed 672017
11:15 AM 1:30 PM
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Communities in Need
The Salvation Army

Serve Lunch to the Community in Union Square

 
Mon 6122017
11:15 AM 1:30 PM
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Communities in Need
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Serve Lunch to the Community in Union Square

 
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11:15 AM 1:30 PM
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The Salvation Army

Serve Lunch to the Community in Union Square

 
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11:15 AM 1:30 PM
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Communities in Need
The Salvation Army

Serve Lunch to the Community in Union Square

 
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11:15 AM 1:30 PM
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The Salvation Army

Serve Lunch to the Community in Union Square

 
Mon 6262017
11:15 AM 1:30 PM
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“This year I met a young woman named Alison who used to sleep on the steps of this building. She refused shelter, insisting that she felt safest on these steps. She spent most of her time completely drunk. We told her every day that Jesus loves her, and that He has more for her life than alcoholism and abuse. We would give her blankets, shoes, and food, and she began to come to our Sunday church services. Last November, Alison finally enrolled in a Salvation Army drug rehabilitation program, and today she is sober, working, loving Jesus, and learning to serve others in His name.”
Lt. Olivia, Staff
MENTIONS
His Toy Store serves families across NYC
December 14, 2015
On December 5 and December 12, we were able to serve families in need through His Toy Store, distributing more than 2,600 toys at 9 pop-up stores across the city! We are so grateful to everyone who donated to stock the stores with toys and volunteered as part of a His Toy Store committee to make the stores happen.
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Prayers for Our Neighbors Who Are Hungry
November 30, 2016
We seek to be a people who serve our poor and marginalized neighbors in both word and deed. We put feet to our faith as we tangibly serve our neighbors, and we also go to the Father on their behalf, presenting their needs to Him in prayer. Won't you join us in praying for our hungry neighbors this season?
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Tithing My Time at The Salvation Army
December 02, 2016
When my husband and I moved to New York for his job, I decided I would tithe my work, so to speak, by volunteering. As worried as we were for the first few months and as crazy as my husband thought I was for volunteering when I “should be getting paid,” God has so perfectly provided these past two years.
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