HOPE FOR NEW YORK
Urgent Needs
Volunteer opportunities where we still need dedicated volunteers.

This Week

Bowery Mission Women's Center // Build Relationships with Women at Activity Night 
Friday, May 19 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. 
Female volunteers treat women currently in the residential program at the center to a safe and fun night out through activities such as dinner, movies, baseball games or manicures.  Learn more here.

All Angels Church // Wash Clothes with Neighbors in Need
Saturday, May 20 from 6:15 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Volunteers will help assist with a variety of tasks from running bag check, walking participants to our partnering laundromat, helping do laundry, and serving a light breakfast and lunch. RSVP online.

The Salvation Army // Assist with Activities at Harlem Girls Empowerment Day
Saturday, May 20 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Volunteers (female only!) are needed in an array of roles to help set up, run activities, and clean up for the Salvation Army's upcoming Harlem Girls Empowerment Day designed to ignite the champion in young women ages 7-18. RSVP online.

Thrive Collective // Participate in a Local School's Community Mural in Brooklyn
Saturday, May 20 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Volunteers will assist with Step 7 (out of 10) in the process of creating a mural, by "layering shadows and highlights on top of the flat color." You'll participate in bringing the images to life through nuance and texture. Skilled volunteers and artists help direct other volunteers. RSVP online.

Thrive Collective // Participate in a Local School's Community Mural in the Bronx
Saturday, May 20 from 9 am. to 1 p.m. (morning shift) or 1 to 5 p.m. (afternoon shift)
Volunteers will assist with Step 7 & 8 (out of 10) in the process of creating a mural, by (7) layering shadows and highlights on top of the flat color, and (8) artistry pops and finishing touches are added. It provides a unique opportunity for our more skilled students, volunteers, and artists, while all volunteers are welcome. RSVP online using the links above.

Open Hands Legal Services // Legal Ministry Volunteer Training
Saturday, May 20 from 1 to 4 p.m.
After completing the training, volunteers can sign up to work directly with guests at food pantry/soup kitchens/service organizations throughout Manhattan to answer basic questions to enable them to learn about their rights. Volunteers do not need to be an attorney to serve with Open Hands as the training will give you enough knowledge for volunteers to assist the clients. RSVP online.

Neighborhood Coalition for Shelter // Grow a Rooftop Garden with Young Adults Aged Out of Foster Care
Saturday, May 20 from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Volunteers work alongside the staff and residents to plant and maintain the rooftop garden, planting flowers as well as vegetables and fruit for the tenants to eat in order to provide them with fresh, healthy, and seasonal foods. RSVP online.

The Inner City Ministry of Cru // Sort and Pack Food Donations
Saturday, May 20, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Join Cru Inner City to serve families in need throughout NYC! Volunteers will be participate in cleaning, prepping, sorting, packing and light assembly of boxes in support of church partners who know the many needs in their neighborhoods. Great for families! RSVP online

This Month  

Citymeals-on-Wheels // Request Information about Delivering Meals as a Group to Homebound Elderly in UES
Saturdays from 9:45 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Volunteers pick up meals at local UES center, receive route for delivery from center, and walk in groups of 2-3 to deliver meals to elderly recipients in the neighborhood.  Learn more here.

Citymeals-on-Wheels // Request Information about Delivering Meals as a Group to Homebound Elderly in UWS
Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Volunteers pick up meals at local UWS center, receive route for delivery from center, and walk in groups of 2-3 to deliver meals to elderly recipients in the neighborhood. Learn more here.

Safe Families for Children // Attend Training in Queens to Support Local Families in Crisis 
Wednesday, June 10, from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. 
Safe Families is a volunteer-driven ministry with the goal of keeping kids safe and families intact. They organize volunteers from local churches to offer support for families in crisis. Attend a training to learn more! RSVP online.

The Open Door // Co-teach English at 1-Week Intensive for Immigrant Community
Monday, June 19 thru June 23 from 7 to 8:30 p.m.
Volunteers will co-teach English classes for basic to advanced level to mainly Latino students (program is open to all immigrant populations) for a 1 week summer intensive course. Volunteers are also needed to co-teach a children's class to provide for the students who will need to bring their kids.  Learn more here.

Living Waters Fellowship // Support ESL Students at Weekly Classes
Saturdays from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. 
Volunteers assist teachers and students at weekly classes, working one-on-one with mostly Spanish-speaking adult students living in the Bushwick community. Learn more here.