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
Humanitarian Relief for Syria & Turkey
RCA Global Missions
Our partner in Turkey shared, “It is a time of unity and of loving our neighbors as ourselves. Like Jesus’s example of the Good Samaritan, we should strive to serve our neighbors, to heal their wounds, and to help and serve the earthquake victims, especially the family of Christ.”
In addition to the immediate needs, we will continue to work with our partners on establishing a mid to long-range response to needs that arise as the areas rebuild.
Please consider how you can help provide humanitarian relief in Syria and Turkey. Would you make a gift today to help those in need?
Give in the following ways:
- Online: RCA.org/Give/2022-Turkey-Syria-Earthquake-Relief
- By phone (U.S. only): Call Terri Boven at (616) 541-0835
- By mail: Please send your check, made out to “Reformed Church in America,” and designated “2023 Turkey/Syria Earthquake Relief” to Reformed Church in America, Attn: Finance Dept., 4500 60th St. SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49512, or, in Canada, to Regional Synod of Canada, PO Box 1583 Stn Main, Woodstock, Ontario N4S 0A7.
P.S.30 Tutorial and Cultural Enrichment Program
Math and Reading volunteer tutors needed to tutor 2nd – 5th grade students at P.S.30 in East Harlem (144-176 East 128th St. between Lexington and 3rd Avenues). Volunteer tutors meet one-on-one with students each week, helping them with the vital skills of math and reading while providing enrichment and developing a relationship. Training, materials, and lesson guidance are provided by an Academic Program Coordinator who is on-site for all sessions. Access more details and the application here.
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.
For more information on helping out with Marble Collegiate Church, contact Rev. Susanah Wade, (212) 686-2770.
Voter Education & Outreach Campaign
Join the Marble and Middle Collegiate Church Communities in mobilizing voter registration through efforts to encourage citizens around the country to vote. Join the ongoing postcard campaign to write to under-represented voters, as well as provide education on important electoral issues.
Purchase a 30 count voter package that includes postcards, instructions, stamps, labels, and a sample note.
Special Projects & Funds
Questions & Information
For more information, please contact
Rev. Susanah Wade.