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NYC Volunteer Opportunities

Questions? Interested in any of these opportunities? Click on the hyperlink or use the listed contact information to find out more about individual organizations. Please email Anna Wulfekuhle for more information: Anna.Wulfekuhle@archny.org.

VOLUNTEER HIGHLIGHTS

CCCS Kennedy Center Homebound Meal Helper

Kennedy Center, 34 .W 134th Street, New York, NY

Monday – Friday, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

 

Every day the team hits the streets to deliver fresh food to homebound New Yorkers across the city. With a growing list of people in need of food delivered to their homes, they need your help with loading and bringing meals directly to their homes.

No car needed! Our driver will be with you.

Get more information and sign up here.

 

Encore Community Services: Meal Delivery

239 W. 49th Street, New York, NY

Monday – Friday, 10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Join Encore as they deliver fresh hot meals to New York City’s most vulnerable, the seniors, the disabled, and our veterans. Encore is located in Midtown West. Encore Community Services provides care and service to older adults living in the Clinton/Times Square/Midtown communities, and to any older adult person who visits its senior center.

For any questions, please email Jennifer Asquino at jasquino@encorenyc.org or click here for more information.

 

Kennedy Center Food Pantry

Wednesdays 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

34 W. 134th Street, New York, NY

 

Come on down to the Kennedy Center in Harlem. They are looking for friendly volunteers to help with food distribution and stocking shelves.

Sign up here.

 

St. Cecilia Food Pantry

Monday 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., Tuesday 9 a.m. – 1 p.m., Wednesday 8 a.m. – 12 p.m.

125 E. 105th Street, New York, NY

 

Small but mighty. This food pantry distributes hundreds of meals every Wednesday to our vulnerable neighbors.

Sign up here.

 

Soup Kitchens and Food Pantries

The Bowery Mission

Locations in Bowery and Tribeca.

Every day, multiple time slots available.

 

Cabrini Immigrant Services Food Pantry

139 Henry Street, 10002

Mondays and Tuesdays.

 

City Harvest

6 East 32nd St., 5th Floor, 10016

Varied days and locations.

 

City Meals on Wheels- Young Professionals

Varied days and locations.

 

Church of the Ascension Food Pantry

221 W 107th St, 10025

3rd Saturdays, 9:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.

 

Father’s Heart Ministries

543 E. 11 St., 10009

Saturdays (except 1st Saturday), 8 a.m. – 12 p.m.

 

Franciscan Bread for the Poor

144 W. 32nd Street, 10001

St. Francis Breadline every morning 6:45 a.m.

Franciscans Deliver, flexible.

 

Grand Central Neighborhood

120 East 32nd Street, 10016

Every day. Lunch: 11:45am-1: 30pm.  Dinner: 3:45pm-6:00pm.

 

Kennedy Center Food Pantry: (CC)

34 W 134th St., 10037

Monday-Friday, morning and afternoon.

 

Our Lady of Good Counsel

230 E 90th St, 10128

Saturdays, 6 a.m. – 9 a.m.

 

Rescuing Leftover Cuisine

Locations around Manhattan.

Half-hour slots available every day.

 

Sant’Egidio NYC

109 Mulberry St, 10013

Sundays 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m., Tuesdays 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

 

St. Joe’s Soup Kitchen

Church of St. Joseph, 371 Sixth Avenue, 10014

Saturdays 10:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., 1:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

 

St. Paul’s House

335 W. 51st Street, 10019

Creighton’s Cafe – Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays (7:00 am to 9:00 am)

Pantry Packing Night – Mondays (6:00 pm – 7:00 pm)

Morning Pantry – Tuesdays (9:45 am – 11:15 am)

 

Xavier Mission

55 W. 15 St., 10011

Clothing Room • Sundays, 9:30 a.m.—10 a.m.

Food Pantry • 2nd Saturday of the month, 8:30 a.m.-12 p.m.

Nursing Homes

Amsterdam Nursing Home

1060 Amsterdam Ave., 10025

Any Day/Time

Contact Jay Virella at JVirella@amsterdamnh.org

 

Encore Community Services

Encore 49 Residence, 220 West 49th Street, 10019 or Encore West Residence, 755 Tenth Avenue, 10019

Dates and Times Flexible.

 

VillageCare Rehabilitation & Nursing Center

214 West Houston Street, 10014

Tues, Thurs and Fridays 9-5.

 

Lott Residence (CC)

1261 5th Ave.,10029

Weekdays 9-5

 

Beacon of Hope House: (CC)

1400 Waters Place, Bronx, NY 10461; 2467 Bathgate Avenue, Bronx, NY 10458; 777 Seaview Avenue, Staten Island, NY 10305

Cooking classes: 90 minutes; afternoons or weekends.

Note: Need to go through orientation first.

 

Mary Manning Walsh Home

1339 York Ave., 10021  

Any Day

 

Max Meltzer Center at University Settlement

94 East 1 Street, New York, NY 10009

www.universitysettlement.org

Volunteers needed M-F 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Contact Nilda Casiano, MSW, 212-253-5624

 

Terence Cardinal Cooke Health Care Center (TCC)

1249 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10029

Volunteers needed 2nd Sundays of the month to assist residents to Mass and an all-faith Christian service. Volunteers arrive at 9:00 a.m.

Homeless Shelters

NYC City Rescue Mission:

90 Lafayette St. 10013

Need 3 women 7 nights a week from 5-9 pm to escort female occupants to and from showers and to mentor them. (There is no requirement to stay for all the hours.  It could be broken up into shifts)

Help with the Soup Kitchens on Sundays: 10 am-1pm; 3:30-6:30 pm

Hospitals

NYU Langone Medical Center

545 First Avenue 10016

Volunteer to be an In-Patient Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion for patients.

Note: There is a requirement that you already have received Extraordinary Minister training.  If you have not, you will have to get with your local parish to receive the training, also availability during the week between the hours of 9-5 is required at least once.

Kids and Youth with Special Needs

Catholic Big Sisters and Big Brothers (CBSBB):

137 East 2nd Street, 10009

1 year commitment to the match relationship and 8 hours a month spent with your Little.

 

Big Brothers Big Sisters of New York City (BBBS)

245 5th Ave Ste. 702., 10016

Twice a month on volunteers own schedules.

 

Kids Enjoy Exercise Now (KEEN):

54th Street Recreation Center – 348 East 54th Street (between 1st and 2nd Aves), 10022;

Crispus Attucks Playground Courts (outdoor location) – 1030 Fulton Street (between Grand and Classon Aves), Brooklyn, NY 11238

In Manhattan: Every Saturday afternoon (1p.m-3:30pm) and Thursday evenings (6-7:30pm)

In Brooklyn: Every Sunday Morning (9:30am-11:30am)

 

The Catholic Guild for the Blind (CGB)

1011 First Ave., 10022

First three weeks in August: Monday-Friday from 10:00 AM-4:00 PM.

 

Snack*

316 East 53rd Street, 10028

Various Days, Times, and Activities.

Tutoring

Catholic Guild for the Blind

1011 First Ave., 10022

Catholic Guild for the Blind is in need of:

Math Tutor –  4 Hours Per Week

A bi-lingual (Spanish) Translator-  One or two days a week. 2-3 business hours;  flexible.

 

The International Center of Catholic Charities

1011 First Ave., 10022

Normal business hours; Held for a minimum of 4 sessions. (One Month)

Offer English language training and programs in American culture to immigrants, refugees, students, and other newcomers to the United States.

 

The Refugee Resettlement Office of Catholic Charities Community Services

1011 First Ave, 10022

A commitment of at least three months. Exact days/times are flexible depending on the volunteer’s schedule, but all volunteer hours must be during normal business hours (M-F, 9am-5pm).

Assists refugees and asylees from various backgrounds to find employment and feel secure in their new community.

Contact Kelly Agnew-Barajas at (212) 419-3726.

Disaster Relief

New York Disaster Interfaith Services (NYDIS)

4 West 43rd Street, Suite 407, New York, NY 10036.

Flexible. Volunteers needed most days throughout the summer for at least 7 hours of service.

Can sign up alone or with a group of friends.

Catholic Charities

Catholic Charities Archdiocese of New York

Various volunteer opportunities.

 

Catholic Volunteer Network

Various volunteer opportunities.

 

Sisters of Life

Various volunteer opportunities.