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October 22, 2019

Volunteering in Bay Ridge or Around Brooklyn

 

 

Updated: November 2019

 

Christmas Time Volunteer Opportunities

 

1. Volunteer to serve Veteran’s at the Veteran’s Lunch on December 12th from 11:30 am – 2:30 pm. See here

 

2. Saint Anselm needs volunteers for their Christmas boutique. See here

 


3. The Salvation Army in Bay Ridge needs Bell Ringers for the 2019 Christmas Season  See here  
**You can sign up to stand at one of the Salvation Army Kettles and ring the bell with your service club: Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, church groups, employees, high school students needing community service. Just reach out to 718-238-2991 and let them know when you are available.

 

 

 

 

Year Round Volunteering

 

 

1) Volunteer at St. Pat’s Food Pantry on Tuesdays

 

 

 

2) Grandma’s Love 347-432-2408 – Help Grandma’s Love package bags of food that are sent home with children on the weekends. Theresa Monforte-Caraballo is the head of Grandma’s Love.  grandmasloveinc@gmail.com

 

 

3) The Table Food Pantry, 6025 6th Avenue, Second Floor on Thursday afternoon from 2-5 and Friday from 9:30-1pm.  In need of volunteers!

 

4) Volunteer at the Reaching Out Community Food Pantry 7708 New Utrecht Avenue – sign up here or volunteer as a group here

 

5) Volunteer at the Open Runs held on Saturday morning on Shore Road. Sign up form is here or here

 

 

 

5) Volunteer at Bay Ridge Center Food Pantry 411 Ovington Avenue – the last Wednesday of the month from 10 to 3 pm – the Center needs volunteers who can translate Cantonese to help people visiting the food pantry. 

 

6) Bay Ridge Center is needs volunteers to help with cold pack preparation for their home delivered meals service. Monday through Friday, 8 am to 11 am. Cheryl Utley, 718-748-0650, ext. 113, cutley@bayridgecenter.org.

 

 

7) Guild for Exceptional Children Volunteer at GEC in Bay Ridge. Contact the Development Office   718-833-6633 x228

 

 

8) Holy Cross Church on 84th and Bay Ridge Pkwy cooks meals for those who are homebound or have financial difficulties. Meals are cooked on one Saturday each month starting at 11:00 am. Volunteers are needed to shop for food, prep, cook and deliver the food. More info here. Once a month (on a Friday evening), volunteers feed the homeless on the streets of NYC. 718-836-3510

 

 

 

9) The Friendly Visiting Program at the Jewish Community Council of Greater Coney Island is in need of volunteers to visit homebound seniors in the Bay Ridge/Bensonhurst area. Just 1 hour a week is all it takes. If you can commit to visiting someone each week, this opportunity would be great for you. For more information please give us a call (718) 449-5000 x 2205 or e-mail t.lieberman@jccgci.org. Just 1 hour a week really can make a difference in homebound senior’s life. 

 

 

10) Volunteer at Owl’s Head Park – 2019 seaon is complete – they post on their Facebook page from April – November. Volunteer opportunities are on Saturday mornings during those months. Email: owlsheadvolunteer@gmail.com

 

 

 

 

11) Volunteer at the Fort Hamilton Army Basesee here.

 

12) Narrows Botanical Gardens needs volunteers on Saturday mornings 11:00 am – 1:00 pm. Sign up here  Email: linda@narrowsbg.org

 

 

13) If you like cats, The Itty Bitty Kitty Committee needs people who can help clean up cages and socialize kittens during this week and weekend, sometime between 9 am and 4 pm. Fill out the form here or call Dagny at 917-889-5896, if you can help.

 

14) The Arab American Association of New York takes volunteers for Citizenship Tutoring. Arabic language skills are preferred, though not required:  See here

 

15) Volunteer at BRAVO Ambulance – they have many positions including answering calls at the office. Fill out application here. Teens can volunteer here too. BRAVOVASinterview@gmail.com

 

16) Volunteer at Narrows Community Garden on Shore Road in the Spring to Fall if you enjoy gardening and nature – there is more than just planting and gardening to do.

 

17) Bensonhurst Center for Rehabilitation and Healthcare – 1740 84th Street is looking for volunteers for the Chapel and Eucharistic Ministers Contact Sister Anne, 718-885-8484 x 732

 

18) Saint Athanasius Community Outreach Program needs volunteers to cook and serve food to the homeless on Saturday morning.Contact: Dawn Aiello 718-232-3113

 

 

 

 

19) Volunteer to visit senior citizens in Bay Ridge and Bensonhurst who could use a visitor. Sign up here

 

21) Volunteer at the Salvation Army – sign up here

 

22) Volunteer at NYU Lutheran Hospital – Duties include limited clerical duties, assisting patients and families, friendly visitations, nutrition education for children, greeting, and more opportunities to make a difference. Customer service experience and the ability to speak Chinese, Spanish, Italian, Arabic, Hebrew, and/or Russian are pluses. Contact the volunteer office at 718-630-7296 for more information.

 

23) Volunteer at Saint Anselm’s Food Pantry on the first or third Wednesday of a month from 10 am – 1 pm. Call Pat 718-986-8738.

 

 

24) Volunteer at the Norwegian Christian Senior Home 1250 – 67th Street

 

 

 

25) The Brooklyn Public Library is looking for adult volunteers:

 

a) First five years program

 

b) Sign up to tutor a high school student – Volunteers over 18 needed to tutor students in grades 9-12 (help prepare them for standardizes tests, apply for college and complete homework)

 

c) Volunteer to encourage parents to read to their children

 

d) Become an adult literacy coach volunteer at the Brooklyn Library

 

e) Be a citizen exam coach  

 

f) Be a resume coach

 

Questions about volunteering at the library 718-230-2406

 

26) New Utrecht Public Library need volunteers on Saturday morning to organize shelves: sign up here

 

27) Places where children 6+ and their parents can volunteer to help out in Brooklyn. 

 

28) Fab Scrap in Sunset Park – save the environment by organizing textile scraps. Receive 5lbs of fabric for volunteering. 

 

29) Dance School in Sunset Park seeks volunteers for Public Relations and Communications, Photography and Videography and fundraising. Contact the Executive Director, Craig Gabrian at 347-702-7155.

 

30) Sean Casey Animal RescuesIf you want to volunteer at the pet shelter and learn more about the rescue as well, you need to attend a training session which is every 2nd and 4th Thursday of every month from 7 – 8 PM at the Windsor Terrace location: 153 East 3rd Street, Brooklyn NY 11218. You must be at least 13 years old to volunteer without a parent or a guardian.   Children 4-12 years old can volunteer when accompanied by a parent/guardian (restrictions apply).  Application and info here.

 

31) Chips Soup Kitchen in Park Slope 200 4th Avenue – it’s between Sackett & Degraw Streets. Call Janice, the Director of Food Services at (718) 237-2962 to discuss when you can begin volunteering at CHiPS. 

 

 

32) Volunteer at the NY Aquarium in Coney Island – there are a lot of positions here

 

 

Thanksgiving Day Volunteers

1) Bay Ridge Cares needs volunteers to help serve, deliver and clean up on Thanksgiving Day. They also need volunteers to donate desserts for Thanksgiving Day. See here 

 

 

 

 

2) God’s Love We Deliver needs volunteer delivery people on Thanksgiving Day. Founded in 1985 with the goal of bringing nutritious meals to the homes of cancer patients, AIDS sufferers and others coping with life-threatening illnesses, marked a major milestone this year. They pack meals for people at First Church at 6501 6th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11220. Sign up here

 

*Arrive at the location you signed up for by 9:30am
*Staff and on-site volunteers will help you check in to receive the client manifest, maps, delivery instructions, client meals and holiday household gift.
*Deliver items to the clients on your manifest.
Sign up online https://glwd.volunteerhub.com/lp/2019ThanksgivingEvents

 

 

3) Brooklyn Friends Community Dinner serves dinner to those in need in the community on the last Sunday of each month. November and December’s meals are special holiday meals. Sign up here

 

 

4)  Park Slope Center for Successful Aging Festive Thanksgiving Lunch o n Tuesday, November 26st from 10:30 am to 2:30 pm at 463A 7th Street between 7th and 6th Avenues in the basement of All Saints Church.

 

On November 26th Volunteers are needed to serve a three-course meal center members at the tables. Volunteers must be 16 or older and be willing to wear apron, gloves and hairnet!   Sign up: volunteer@heightsandhills.org or call  718 596-8789 and ask for Betsy.

 

5)  Soup Kitchen at the Greenpoint Reformed Church at 136 Milton Street in Brooklyn. Sign up here

6) North Brooklyn Angels. Sign up here

 

 

7)  St. Johns Bread of Life Soup Kitchen 795 Lexington Avenue in Brooklyn. Sign up here  They have a soup kitchen and a mobile soup kitchen which serves Coney Island once or twice a week.  Groups can volunteer here contact: Jennifer Stephen at 718-574-0058 x164 or by email at jstephen@breadandlife.org.

8) Catholic Charities in Brooklyn needs help to give out turkeys and the fixings to families in need in mid-November. The distribution is done on a Friday morning in East Flatbush and they need help setting up the room, heavy lifting and moving. It’s a four hour event. E-mail: christineghancy@ccbq.org or call 718-722-6175 to volunteer. 

9) Manhattan: Food Bank for NYC needs cooks, servers and people who can help stock. Families also welcome. Sign up here

 

 

Teens can volunteer here. Other places for adults to volunteer here

 

 

 

Hugs,
marlene

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