Click on one of the following to view volunteer opportunities in NYC, organized by region:

Upper Manhattan | Lower Manhattan | The Bronx | Staten Island 

Upper Manhattan

Basketball – The Angels Program at The Church of St. Matthew and St. Timothy reaches out to at-risk neighborhood youth by providing a safe, supervised environment for basketball practice and games. Volunteers with athletic leadership abilities are needed Mon & Thurs from 6-8pm. Contact the Rev. Leigh P. Mackintosh at, 212-362-6750, x305 or 212-580-3326.

Children’s Theater ProgramThe Pied Piper Children’s Theater at Holy Trinity, Inwood could use volunteers to help with shows and rehearsals throughout the year as well as fundraising. Contact Mr. Phill Greenland at 212-544-2976 or

Clothing Distribution and Soup KitchenCathedral Community Cares operates a clothing closet Tuesdays and Thursday from 10am-1pm, and a soup kitchen from 10.00 am-12.30 pm on Sundays. Sign up at For large groups, contact Ms. Kalie Kamara at 212-316-7584 or

Food PantryThe West Side Campaign Against Hunger can always use volunteers to help stock, sort and assist with pantry operations. Contact Ms. Shaira Chaer at

Food Pantry and Homeless Outreach – St. Mary’s Church in Harlem runs a weekly food pantry and homeless outreach program, on Mondays from 3.30 – 6.00 pm and Saturdays from 12.00 – 4.00 pm. To volunteer, contact Ms. Janet Dorman at 212-851-6879 or

Homework Help – The Washington Heights Choir School at Church of the Holyrood is looking for volunteers to help with their after school tutoring. Hours are Monday-Friday, 3:30 pm-6:00 pm. Contact Mr. Erik Cardwell at  646-796-2621 or

New York Common Pantry – Supported by the Church of the Heavenly Rest, New York Common Pantry serves 8 hot meals a week. They seek volunteers for their breakfast services Mondays-Fridays and their dinner services on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Contact Ms. Jen Winter at 917-720-9710 or to volunteer.

Saturday Feeding Program – St. Michael’s Church runs a year-round Saturday lunch program from 10.00 am to 12.00 pm. To volunteer to cook and/or serve at the soup kitchen, contact Mr. Richard Storm at 212‐222‐2700 or

Soup KitchenChurch of the Holy Trinity runs a senior Lunch, Tuesdays from 12:30-2:00 pm and a Saturday supper from 5.15-7.00 pm. Contact the Rev. Mark R. Collins at 212-289-4100 or to volunteer.

Soup Kitchen – St. Ignatius’ Antioch Church runs a Saturday afternoon lunch and Monday evening dinner service every week. To help with set-up, prep and service, contact Ms. Holly Hughes at 646 245-1782 or

Summer Camp – St. Mary’s Church in Harlem runs a summer camp and seeks volunteer youth counselors. Contact the Rev. Mary Foulke at  212-864-4013 or

Sunday Meals Program – The Church of St. Matthew and St. Timothy runs a year-round Sunday lunch program and seeks volunteers to help set-up, prep and serve guests. To help, contact Ms. Lila Botero at 212-362-6750, x305 or

Reentry MinistryThe Reentry Family and Faith Circles of Support hosts a Thursday hospitality ministry at the Harlem Community Justice Center from 9am-6:30pm (in several shifts). Other opportunities for serving parolees and people reentering from the justice system are also available. Contact Mr. Theo Harris at 212-870‐3515 or


Lower Manhattan

Ascension Outreach – The Church of the Ascension runs a food pantry every Saturday and a tutoring program every Monday. To help with food distribution or tutoring math and reading, contact the Rev. Ed Chinery at 212‐254‐8620 or

Community Meal – All Saint’s Church runs a year-round Saturday soup kitchen, and welcomes volunteers to help set-up, prep and serve meals. To help, contact Ms. Robin Rule at 212-371-092 or

Food Pantry – The food pantry at St. Peter’s Church in Chelsea is open Wednesdays and Fridays from 10.00 am to noon and Saturdays
from 11.00‐11:30 am. To help stock, inventory and distribute food, contact Ms. Alice Blount‐Fenney at 732‐310‐0741 or

Soup Kitchen – Church of the Holy Apostles runs a nationally-renowned soup kitchen Monday through Friday from 10am to 1pm. They can take groups of up to 12. Contact Ms. Brooke Wiese at 646 998‐6118 or

Tutoring, LGBT and AIDS ProgramsSt. Luke in the Fields hosts an after school tutoring program, an LGBT Youth program and a meal for people living with AIDS, Saturdays from 9.30 am -10.00 pm. Contact Ms. Joanne Bartosik at 212-414-7442 or to volunteer.

TutoringThe Go Project at Grace Church needs volunteers during GO School, which operates from October-April, for a total of 22 Saturdays from 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM. Another option is GO Fundamentals, which runs from February-April, for a total of 10 Saturdays from 1:00 PM–3:00 PM during GO School. Training is provided. Volunteers must be over 14. Contact: Ms. Olivia Nunez at (347) 377-2317 or

Wednesday Night Homeless Dinner – The Church of the Epiphany runs a year-round soup kitchen and seeks volunteers to help prep and serve meals. To help, contact Ms. Janette Gautier at 212-737-2720 or


The Bronx

Food Pantry and Soup Kitchen- St. Ann’s of Morrisania, runs a food pantry every Weds. and Fri. 10:30-2:00 pm  and a soup kitchen every Sun. 11:30-2:00 pm. They need help with bagging fresh produce and distributing bags of groceries to their guests. Contact Mr. Brian Lyons at 718-585-5632 or

After School Program– St. Ann’s of Morrissania runs an after school program for young people Monday through Friday, from 3pm to 5:00pm. Volunteers work one on one with children and assist with homework, reading, math, and possibly in the garden. Contact Ms. Nora Schaaf,, 917-902-5073.

Soup Kitchen– Grace Church, West Farms runs a soup kitchen Tuesdays and Saturdays from 11am to 2pm. They can take up to 5 volunteers at a time. Contact Ms. Daisy Clemetson at 646-418-9144 or

After School Program and Summer Camp– St. Margarets’s Church runs an academic enrichment program Monday-Friday from 2:30-6:00pm and a summer camp Jul-August from 9.00am – 5.00pm. They need help with math tutoring as well as assistant counselors for summer camps. Contact Mr. Lucius Bryant,III at or 917-399-3045.

Soup Kitchen– St. Margaret’s Church, Longwood runs a soup kitchen Sundays from 9.00am to 10:00am and Wednesdays from 6.00pm to 7.00pm. They are looking for any help in prepping for and clearing up after meals as well as professional skills such as health topic presentations, resume writing skills, etc. Extra help is especially needed around the holidays. Contact the Rev. Theodora N. Brooks, 718-589-4430 or

Food Pantry and Soup Kitchen- St. Peter’s Church in Westchester Square, runs a food pantry every 3rd Tues of month from 10.oo am to 12.00 pm and a soup kitchen every Thursday 12.00-2.00 pm. They require help with prepping. Contact Ms. Cheryl Seeley at 718-931-9270 or

Staten Island

Community Meal and Food Pantry– St. Mary’s Church in Staten Island runs a food pantry and soup kitchen on the first Saturday of the month from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. They are looking for volunteers to assist with grant writing and reporting as well as with training on SNAP and other benefit programs. Contact Ms. Cathy Carlson at 718-442-1527 or