Being of service to others encourages us to step outside ourselves and enrich the lives of those that we touch in our community and our world. Volunteering can lead you to opportunities that not only interest you but, more importantly, feed your soul. In this section of our website, you will find information on how you can do your part.
Current Volunteer Opportunities
The RCA Global Mission is working with partners and missionaries on the ground in Europe to help respond to the humanitarian crisis that is unfolding before our very eyes. They have already assisted local Romanian churches along the border with Ukraine to welcome and provide aid for people forced to flee their homes. RCA partners are doing similar work in Hungary and Poland.
Will you join the RCA in giving to help those most in need? Your gift to the European Crisis Fund will make it possible to support even more people in need over the coming days, weeks, months, and years.
UCC Response: Ukraine Emergency Appeal
The United Church of Christ is appealing for support for refugees and for elderly and other vulnerable people who are displaced within Ukraine and unable to leave.
Gifts made to UCC Ukraine Relief Fund will provide shelter, food, and other care to war refugees and internally displaced people. It also will help refugees and asylum seekers from African, Middle Eastern, and other countries who had sought refugee in Ukraine and now are twice displaced, as well as other citizens of more than 125 countries living in Ukraine.
Uniting in prayer, action, and giving, we stand as a people of faith in love and compassion with the people of Ukraine and all who are affected, and with our global partners who are welcoming those driven from their homes.
On Sunday, March 6, our congregation stood in prayerful unity with Ukraine as Ken Dake played the Ukrainian National Anthem. Watch the video here.
Contribute to short and long-term Efforts for 181st Bronx Fire Victims to include housing, burial costs, hospital bills, spiritual care, counseling, and case management. Please use the following links:
Mayor's Fund to Advance New York City Bronx Fire Relief
Salvation Army Bronx Fire Relief Fund
Muslim Community Network
Long Term Support for Immigrant Muslim Community
for those Impacted by 181 Street Bronx Fire
Emmaus Coming Home Program
Coming Home Prison Reentry program began 12 years ago, modeled after a life skills program for homeless individuals that was created by Marc Greenberg of the Interfaith Assembly on Homelessness and Housing with George Horton of Catholic Charities.
If you are interested in becoming a transformative partner (mentor) or volunteering in some other capacity, please fill out the Volunteer/Mentor and Training Registration Form linked below: https://forms.gle/1uTKZNyrqAPamY279
Link to Training Material: http://www.emmausharlem.com/transformative-partner-training
New York Cares
New York Cares runs programs year-round, addressing issues like hunger, homelessness, educational inequity, and the environment.
- New York Cares’ Role in the City’s COVID-19 Response: https://www.newyorkcares.org/coronavirus
- Sign up to volunteer: https://www.newyorkcares.org/search/projects/results
- Support New York Cares’ programs: www.newyorkcares.org/donate
Osborne Association works in partnership with individuals, families, and communities to create opportunities for people affected by the criminal justice system to further develop their strengths and lead lives of responsibility and contribution.
1. Join Osborne for volunteer opportunities such as
• Resume review/mock interviews
• Workshop presenters
• Tutoring for homework assistance and ACT/SAT prep
Please reach out to Danielle at firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up for a volunteer orientation.
2. Participate in a gift drive
• Technology Drive: Ipads, laptops, headphones (all kinds), hotspot box & monthly service fee.
• Coat Drive: New and used in good condition.
• Meal/Food Gift Cards: Gift card to be used for grocery/needed supplies. Can be emailed or sent.
*For new items, please submit a receipt with a donation for tax deduction letter.
*For used items, we will send a tax donation letter with the estimated value.
Please send all donations to:
Osborne’s Harlem Office
ATTN: Marble Partnership
2090 Adam Clayton Powell Blvd. Ste 108
New York, NY 10027
All virtual gifts can be sent to email@example.com
Holy Apostles Soup Kitchen
Holy Apostles Soup Kitchen remains open and has launched Operation HopeFULL to support New York City’s Hunger relief efforts while the State is "on Pause". For more information and to volunteer, please go to: HolyApostlesSoupKitchen.org
God's Love We Deliver
God's Love We Deliver cooks and home-delivers nutritious, medically tailored meals for people too sick to shop or cook for themselves. They are in need of volunteers who can help assemble personal care items and help with food delivery. If you would like to participate, please sign in at: GLWD.VolunteerHub.com/. All the projects are currently available and can be seen online. For any questions, please send an email to Volunteer@GLWD.org.
Special Projects & Funds
PS 30 Tutorial and Cultural Enrichment Program continues its 6th year of tutoring to students at PS30 in Harlem. We are looking for new tutors to teach Math and English Language Arts to 2nd through 5th graders, Tuesdays, Wednesdays or Thursdays. You will be trained to tutor remotely via the Google Classroom platform. For more information or to complete an application, please contact Rev. Susanah Wade.
For more information on helping out with Marble Collegiate Church, contact Rev. Susanah Wade, (212) 686-2770.