For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me.

Matthew 25:35

The Episcopal Diocese of New York is full of people with talent, experience, energy, and a desire to serve. With relationships to programs and parishes across the diocese, Episcopal Charities is in a unique position to mobilize volunteers to address needs at programs we fund and support. Our goal is more effective outreach, better services, and transformed lives.

In September 2017, Episcopal Charities began a six-month pilot project to match volunteers with parish-based outreach programs in Manhattan and the Bronx. We are now in the process of expanding the project to the rest of the Episcopal Diocese of New York.

Volunteers are welcome to serve as individuals or in groups. Volunteers can make a long-term commitment helping a program on an ongoing basis, pitch in for a day, or anywhere in between. They can work with programs involved with feeding the hungry, providing shelter for refugees, creating a safe space for homeless LGBTQ youth, tutoring and teaching art skills to children in underserved communities, and more. Volunteers work with Episcopal Charities’ volunteer coordinator to find the best fit for their interests, skills, and availability.

Whatever you end up doing, you’ll be helping to build relationships, strengthen communities, and transform the lives of those in need.


To get involved with volunteering as an individual, fill out a volunteer application form.

If you’re interested in group volunteer opportunities, fill out a group volunteer interest form.

Contact Us

Questions? Feel free to reach out to Episcopal Charities’ volunteer coordinator, Emily Collie-Beard, at 212-932-7354.