Clothing Distribution and Soup Kitchen- Cathedral Community Cares operates a clothing closet Tuesdays and Thursday from 10am-1pm, and a soup kitchen from 9am-2pm on Sundays. Sign up at newyorkcares.org. For big groups, email Kalie Kamara at email@example.com
Homework Help and ESL Tutoring- The Washington Heights Choir School at Church of the Holyrood is looking for volunteers to help with their after school tutoring. Hours are Tuesday-Friday, 3:30pm-6:00pm. Contact Katherine Perez at 646-665-0945 if you are interested.
Soup Kitchen- Church of the Holy Trinity runs a senior Lunch, Tuesdays from 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM, Sept - June. They also run a Saturday supper from 3:30 PM - 6:30 PM. Extra help is especially needed around the holidays. Contact Erlinda Brent at 212-289-4100 x201.
Children's Theater Program- The Pied Piper Children's Theater at Holy Trinity, Inwood could use volunteers to help with shows and rehearsals throughout the year. Contact Rey-Rey Martinez Cubero at 212-544-2976 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Food Pantry- The West Side Campaign Against Hunger can always use volunteers. They operate from Mondays from 7am to 7pm, Tuesdays from 7am to 12pm, and Wednesday through Friday from 7am to 5pm. Groups of up to six may participate. Contact email@example.com or 212-362-3662 x126.
Reentry Ministry- The 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 Arthur Barnes for more info: firstname.lastname@example.org or 212-870-3513.
Basketball- The Angels Program at St. Matthew and St. Timothy Church 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 Lila Botero at 212-362-6750 ex. 305.
LGBT and AIDS Programs- St. Luke in the Fields hosts an LGBT Youth program and a meal for people living with AIDS, Saturdays from noon -10 PM. Contact Chad Wisinger at 212-414-7444 or email@example.com.
Tutoring- The Go Project 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: Olivia Nunez at (347) 377-2317 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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 HASK_Inquiry@holyapostlesnyc.org.
After School Program- St. Edmund's Church runs an academic enrichment program Monday-Friday from 2:30-6:00pm. They especially need help picking children up from school. To volunteer, you need at least an eighth grade reading and math level. medical clearance, fingerprinting and Safe church training. Contact Elaine Bedminster at 718-466-9370.
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 Daisy Clemetson at 646-418-9144 or email@example.com.
Soup Kitchen- St. Margaret's Church, Longwood runs a soup kitchen Sundays from 8:30am to 10:30am and Wednesdays from 5:30pm to 6:30pm. Extra help is especially needed around the holidays. Contact the Rev. Theodora N. Brooks, 718-589-4430.
After School Program- St. Ann's of Morrissania runs an after school program for young people Monday through Friday, from 3pm to 5:30pm. Volunteers must pass a criminal background check and will ideally come twice a week. Contact Wendy Canas at 718-585-5632.
Gardening and Reading in the Summer- The Freedom School at St. Ann's needs gardeners Monday through Thursday from 1pm-5pm and read-aloud readers from 8:30am-9:30am. Email Nora Schaaf at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Hurricane Sandy Rebuilding- If your parish can come help for a day during Christmas week or a Saturday, please call Darrell Hayes at 347-942-3787, or email him at email@example.com. To learn about our continued work on Staten Island, click here or here.
Canterbury House Activity Center- Volunteer to serve food and facilitate activities for low-income seniors. Wednesdays from 11am-5pm year round. Tuesdays from 1-4 pm from October to June. Contact Denise Ciluffo: 718-447-1605 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Holiday Basket Distribution- Christ Church, New Brighton distributes holiday baskets to people in need three times a year. Contact Fr. Charles Howell, 718-727-6100 or email@example.com to volunteer.
After School Program- Iglesia Memorial de San Andres in Yonkers runs an after school program Monday through Friday from 2pm to 6pm. Contact Myriam Choate at firstname.lastname@example.org or 914-963-9523.
Summer Camp- Iglesia Memorial de San Andres in Yonkers has two summer programs, one for children and one for teenagers. They can use volunteers over 18 who will commit to two or three hours of work per weekday. Contact Myriam Choate at 914-963-9523.
Soup Kitchen- St. Peter's in Port Chester operates a dinner program Mondays and Thursdays from 4pm to 6pm, and Sundays from 3pm to 5pm. Up to 10 people can volunteer at a time. Contact Hilario Albert at email@example.com or 914-939-1244.
Work with Children- St. Peter's in Port Chester runs academic and arts programs throughout the school year and summer from Monday through Friday. Contact Irene Brito at 917-449-1843.
Music Program- St. Paul's on the Hill in Ossining has an after school music program on Monday and Friday from 3-5pm. Contact Melanie Rowe at firstname.lastname@example.org to volunteer.
Arts Program- Young at Arts is an intensive performing program serving public school children in the Bronx and Westchester. During March and June, they need volunteers to help build sets, sew costumes and assist with their productions. Contact email@example.com
Summer Camp- Grace Church Community Center hosts a summer camp for homeless and underserved young people in the White Plains area. Volunteers are needed Monday through Friday, 9am-3pm. Conact Emily Gallagher at (914) 949-3098 x9735,.
Soup Kitchen- The Guild of St. Margaret Soup Kitchen serves breakfast Monday through Friday from 7am to 9am and lunch Monday through Saturday from 10am to 12:30pm. Contact Diane Logan at (845) 344-0569 to volunteer with up to five people.
Girls Empowerment- Newburgh Girl Power works to build self-confidence, friendship and good health in young women. Volunteers can join on Thursdays from 2:30-6pm. Special skills are particularly welcome. Contact Doris Perez at firstname.lastname@example.org
Food Pantry and Soup Kitchen- Christ Church in Suffern runs a soup kitchen 365 days a year from 9am to 1pm. They can take up to 5 volunteers at a time. Contact Anne Jarema at email@example.com or 845-368-1381.
Grant Writing- The Amazing Grace Circus in Nyack needs assistance with grant writing and development. Contact Carlo Pelligrini at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Food Pantry- St. Andrew's in Brewster runs a food pantry Tuesdays from 10am-12pm and Thursdays from 1pm to 3pm. Contact John Brand at 845-279-4325.
Summer Camp for Children- Christ Church in Poughkeepsie runs a summer camp from July to mid-August, Monday through Friday, 8:30am to 5:00pm. Contact Jane Barber Smith to volunteer: 845-505-4246.
Food Pantry- St. Andrew's Church in Beacon could use volunteers on Fridays from 9:30am to 10am and on Saturdays from 9:30am to 11:30am. Contact Rev. Carletta at 845-831-1369.
Food Pantry- Christ the King in Stone Ridge operates the Rondout Valley Food Pantry and can host up to 10 volunteers at a time during weekday work hours. Contact Pam Hoveling 845-687-7253.
Gardening- St. Gregory's Horticultural Therapy Garden for Young People enriches the lives of special needs children with gardening classes. If you would like to help at the garden or help coordinate community resources, please contact Jim Dinsmore at 845-657-7180.
Food Pantry- St. John's in Monticello runs the "Caring Hands Food Pantry" every Tuesday from 4:30 to 6:30pm and on the 2nd Saturday from 10am to 12am. Volunteers are needed to help with unloading the delivery truck and stocking shelves. Contact Ninon at 845-807-3050 or email@example.com.
*FOR LARGE GROUPS*
Look at Cathedral Community Cares or Holy Apostles Soup Kitchen in Manhattan; Hurricane Sandy Rebuilding on Staten Island; St. Peter's Neighborhood Dinner in Port Chester; or the Rondout Valley Food Pantry in Stone Ridge.
For more options, visit NewYorkCares.org.
*DURING THE HOLIDAYS*
Look at Church of the Holy Trinity's Soup Kitchen in Manhattan; St. Luke in the Fields programs in Manhattan; St. Margaret's Soup Kitchen in the Bronx; or Christ Church's Holiday Basket program on Staten Island.
*FOR EXECUTIVE VOLUNTEERS*
If you have expertise in an area like strategic planning or marketing, and the desire to contribute significantly to the development of a local outreach program, consider joining our Consultant Corps. Click here for more information.
Other programs may have volunteer openings too. Feel free to explore our program pages to find an opportunity that works for you.