Urgent Needs
Volunteer opportunities where we still need dedicated volunteers.

This Week

St. Paul's House // Monday Breakfast and Gospel Service Volunteers will set up, interact with guests and serve breakfast to homeless or marginally housed guests from the Midtown West community who attend the Gospel Service and breakfast. Monday, November 23 from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. RSVP online

DeWitt Nursing Home // Share Cards with Elderly Volunteers will hand out Thanksgiving cards to elderly residents at the home after the worship service. Sunday, November 29 from 3:00 to 4:15 p.m. RSVP online

Open Hands Legal Services // Legal Aid Desk at NYC Relief Open Hands volunteers conduct intake interviews with homeless and low-income New Yorkers at community-based organizations. Saturday, November 28 from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Request info here.

Bowery Mission Women’s Center // Weekend Walks Female volunteers will lead walks with the women on Saturdays. Saturday, November 28 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Learn more here.

Chinese Christian Herald Crusades // Mentor Young Men at English Study Buddies Male volunteers will mentor and tutor immigrant students with one-on-one English tutoring, as well as build relationships to support youth. Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.Learn more here

Brooklyn Arab American Friendship Center // Lead Arts & Crafts Class for Immigrant Community Volunteers will plan and lead a practical arts and crafts class for women from the Arab American community in Bayridge. Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Learn more here.

This Month 

Neighborhood Coalition for Shelter // Prepare Thanksgiving Dinner Help prepare Thanksgiving dinner for homeless men and women. 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. RSVP online

St. Paul's House // Host a Pizza & Movie Night Volunteers serve pizza, popcorn and soda and show a movie to about 40 of St.Paul's House guests. Tuesday, November 24 from 6:30 to 9 p.m. RSVP online

Neighborhood Coalition for Shelter // Prepare Thanksgiving Dinner Help prepare Thanksgiving dinner for homeless men and women at the Neighborhood Coalition for Shelter.   Tuesday, November 24 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. RSVP online.

DeWitt Nursing Home // Sing Christmas Carols for Elderly Volunteers will sing Christmas carols for elderly residents at DeWitt in UES, and build relationships with residents. Volunteer musicians are welcomed and no singing experience required! Evenings of December 23, 24, and 25. RSVP online for WednesdayThursday, or Friday

The Salvation Army // Care for Pre-K Children at After School Program Volunteers care for Pre-Kindergarten children at the Salvation Army's After Care program. Volunteers will spend time with the children by playing with them, reading with them, and even by teaching dance, music, or foreign languages if they are able. M-F, 3 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Learn more here

All Angel's Church // Lead Worship at Our Place Cafe Volunteer musicians will provide musical accompaniment to their restaurant-style dinner, and lead 5-10 minutes of worship songs before they enter a time of testimony, teaching and discussion groups. Tuesdays 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. RSVP online

A House on Beekman // Give Homework Help to Kids Volunteers will provide children from the South Bronx neighborhood with individual homework support, guided reading, and study time for K-2nd grade or 3rd-5th grade. Mon-Fri from 4 to 5 p.m., or stay for all of after-school from 3 to 6 p.m. RSVP online.

Father’s Heart // Help run a youth program in the East Village Volunteers will serve dinner, lead crafts, help with homework and lead educational games for elementary to middle school students at the Father’s Heart KidZone program on Tuesdays from 5:30 to 7PM. Request information online.

Bowery Mission Transitional Center // Lead Activity Nights or Bible Studies Male volunteers will lead Activity Nights (game nights/outings) and/or Bible Study for men transitioning out of homelessness. This is a great opportunity to make friendships with and encourage these men in transition. Wednesday nights, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Learn more here.

Bowery Mission Women’s Center // Sewing and Knitting Class for Women in Recovery Female volunteers will lead an ongoing sewing and knitting class to a small group of women on Wednesday nights. Learn more here

Bowery Mission Women’s Center // Weekend Walks Female volunteers will lead walks with the women on Saturdays. Learn more here

The Father's Heart // Offer One-on-One GED Tutoring Volunteers will help adult students prepare for their GED on Tuesday evenings or Saturday mornings. Learn more here