June 2017 NYC Family Volunteer Opportunities

June 2017 New York City Family Volunteer Opportunities


June 2017 - New York City

Garden Volunteers
Concrete Safaris
Date/Time: Saturday, June 3, 10am - 1pm and Saturday, June 10, 10am - 1pm
  • Saturday, June 3 - Mad Fun Farm (Meet at 1775 Third Avenue at 98th Street and Third Avenue just east of the flag pole within Washington Houses)
  • Saturday, June 10 -Jefferson Gardens (Meet at 300 East 115th Street just east of Second Avenue outside of the Jefferson Houses Management Office)
Join Concrete Safaris to help clean and beautify these community gardens. Tasks may include: shoveling topsoil and wood chips, composting, creating paths, planting, raking, weeding and more. Dress in layers and bring a water bottle.
Ages: All ages, an adult must accompany children.
Time Commitment: Three hours
Contact: Nia@concretesafaris.org
A Month of Charity and Compassion: Ramadan Food Drive
Muslim Volunteers for New York (MV4NY)
Date/Time: Now through June 6
Option 1:
Shop and deliver in person to MV4NY, 200 East 78th Street, #11G, in Manhattan

Option 2:
Check out the "wish list" on Amazon. Then Select the MV4NY gift registry address at checkout
Muslim Volunteers for New York has organized its 2nd Annual Ramadan Food Drive to benefit the New York Common Pantry and their commitment to alleviating hunger and poverty. Ramadan is a special month for Muslims throughout the world. It is a time for self-reflection, fasting, spirituality, and charity. We invite you to join us in this effort and illuminate NYC with our collective charity and compassion.
Ages: Everyone can participate
Time Commitment: Varies
Contact: Homera@gmail.com
Serve Dinner to Seniors
UJA Federation - New York: Time For Good
Date/Time: Monday through Friday, 4:30 - 6:15pm
Location: The Sirovich Center, East Village
Help create a welcoming environment and serve dinner to seniors at our Sirovich Center for Balanced Living, an innovative senior center in the East Village. The Sirovich Center is looking for volunteers to serve dinner in our main dining room for approximately 50 members. 
  • Greet seniors and help create a welcoming environment
  • Cooperate with evening kitchen staff
  • Make sure lines are orderly for buffet style service
  • Ensure cleanliness of tables and room both before, during and after meals
  • Opportunity to assist evening kitchen staff with meal preparation or clean up
Ages: Families with children of all ages are welcome to volunteer
Time Commitment: Come one time or make it an ongoing activity! There is a one hour commitment minimum.
Contact: ShaoMei Zhang, Health & Wellness Specialist, Sirovich Center for Balanced Living, szhang@edalliance.org. Volunteers must complete an online registration form.
Achilles Hope and Possibility 4-miler
New York Road Runners
Date/Time: Sunday, June 25, 9am start, Kids races begin at 10:30
Location: Central Park

This event, which brings together athletes with disabilities and able-bodied athletes, is a celebration of running with a very special message. Free T-shirts for kids, medals for all finishers (four-mile race and the kids races) and surprises make this annual event a local favorite. Kids races traditionally include many participants with disabilities as well.

Ages: Kids races are for children ages 2 - 12
Time Commitment: Varies
Contact: Registration is available online. Questions? Speak to a member of our Runner Services Team at 855.569.6977
Servers/Pantry Food Preparation
Masbia Soup Kitchen Network
  • Servers are needed Sunday through Thursday, 2:30 - 6pm
  • Food and pantry preparation crew are needed Sunday through Thursday, 8am - 2:30pm
Location: Masbia of Flatbush, 1372 Coney Island Avenue, Brooklyn
The following volunteers are needed:

1) Server and Host/Hostess - Dinner Service
  • Greet customers warmly; when needed, assist them in signing in and choosing a table
  • Apportion hot, kosher dinner plates for customers in the order seated
  • Serve dinner trays directly to customers in the order seated
  • Assist with busing table and trays, wiping tables and, if needed, closing-up tasks
2) Pantry and Produce Preparation Crew
  • Work closely with Masbia of Flatbush staff to intake large food shipments
  • Organize Masbia's cellar, refrigerator, and storage facilities
  • Prepare and count bags of fresh produce in advance to be distributed Thursdays to clients in need
  • Masbia is a kosher facility and cannot permit any outside food or beverages.
Do not wear: sandals, flip flops or any other open toe shoes, high heeled shoes, short cut shorts, short cut skirts, or tank tops.
Ages: Volunteers must be at least 12 years of age to serve during dinner, from 3 to 5:30pm
Volunteers must be at least 10 years of age to assist with meal and pantry preparation 8am- 2:30pm
Time Commitment: At least two hours per shift. Masbia prefers that volunteers come on a weekly basis, though other time commitments are welcome.
Contact: Katie Murrell, Volunteer Coordinator, 718.972.4446. Register online through our website and then the Volunteer Coordinator will contact you about scheduling.

Keeping It Green For Families
Central Park Conservancy
Date/Time: Every Sunday in June
Location: Central Park

Celebrate summer with your family by helping keep Central Park green. Environmental educators will lead mulching and leaf-raking projects throughout the Park. Close-toe shoes are required. This program is for families only. Space is LIMITED, advance registration is required. This program is made possible by the First Republic Bank.
Ages: Families with children age five and older are welcome to volunteer. An adult must accompany children.
Time Commitment: Two hours
Contact: discovery@centralparknyc.org, 212.360.1461. Registration is available online.
Create DIY Kindness Kits for Gratitude on the Go
Doing Good Together
Date/Time: Flexible
Location: Your home and community
Anytime is a good time to express your gratitude to other people. Keep your car stocked with a DIY Kindness Kit and be ready to create thank you notes at any time. Fill your kit with:
  • Candy (melt-resistant works best in the summer)
  • Blank cards
  • Stickers
  • Colorful pens and markers
Read more about Gratitude on the Go and other Kindness Practices on the Doing Good Together website.
Ages: Everyone can participate
Time Commitment: Varies
Contact: mail@doinggoodtogether.org
Let your summer family gathering, school reunion, or community event be a chance for big-hearted giving. Our DGT Family Service Fairs are an ideal way for families to have fun while doing good for others as they connect with local nonprofits to help others in their community. And, our DIY Family Service Fair Manual makes them easy to host!



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