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Corporate Volunteer Opportunities

Corporate Volunteer Opportunities

Thank you for your interest in volunteering with The Bowery Mission. We have a number of opportunities available and would be happy to work with you to find a shift and date that works best for your team.

Please note, to help The Bowery Mission serve the growing population of people experiencing homelessness and hunger, we ask our corporate volunteer groups for a financial contribution for each opportunity. Your support allows us to meet the immediate needs of our guests through the provision of meals, shelter, clothing, showers and medical care.

Thank you for your interest in volunteering with The Bowery Mission. We have a number of opportunities available and would be happy to work with you to find a shift and date that works best for your team.

Please note, to help The Bowery Mission serve the growing population of people experiencing homelessness and hunger, we ask our corporate volunteer groups for a financial contribution for each opportunity. Your support allows us to meet the immediate needs of our guests through the provision of meals, shelter, clothing, showers and medical care.

Volunteers from Leesa

Meal Service

With the help of over 13,000 volunteers, we serve breakfast, lunch and dinner across multiple campuses to those in need every day of the year. Learn about our volunteer opportunities below, where your group may help prepare meals, provide kitchen support and/or serve meals to guests.

Breakfast & Lunch

Bowery
Campus

227 Bowery
New York, NY 10002

Breakfast:
7:30am-9:30am
8-10 volunteers

Lunch:
9:30am-2:30pm
8-15 volunteers
(Can be split into two shifts with up to 10 volunteers per shift)

Kitchen Support:
3pm-5pm
3-5 volunteers

Tribeca
Campus

90 Lafayette Street
New York, NY 10013

Breakfast:
7:30am-9:30am
5-8 volunteers

Food Prep:
10:00am-1:00pm
5-8 volunteers

East Harlem
Campus

315 East 115th Street
New York, NY 10029

Breakfast:
7:30am-9:30am
2-8 volunteers

Lunch:
10:00am-1:00pm
2-8 volunteers

See real-time availability for any of these service opportunities by visiting our online registration system, which shows available breakfast and lunch shifts 60 days at a time. For dates further out, or if you would like to set up regular opportunities throughout the year, please email us.

Dinner

Due to high demand, dinner shifts are booked by request only. Please email the Volunteer Central team to get started and learn more.

Bowery
Campus

227 Bowery
New York, NY 10002

Dinner:
5:30pm-7:30pm
8-12 volunteers

Tribeca
Campus

90 Lafayette Street
New York, NY 10013

Dinner:
5:30pm-7:30pm
8-12 volunteers

East Harlem
Campus

315 East 115th Street
New York, NY 10029

Dinner:
4:00pm-6:00pm
2-8 volunteers

Upper East Side & West Harlem Campus

Women's Programs

Dinner:
3:00pm-6:30pm
5-7 volunteers

Support our kitchen staff and help us serve meals to New Yorkers in need. We serve three meals a day, seven days a week at multiple sites in Manhattan-totaling over 1,700 meals per day. The opportunities at our Upper East Side and West Harlem Campuses take place at our Women's Centers and require volunteers to plan a menu, purchase groceries, and prepare a two-course meal for women in our residential program.

 


Vocational
Service

Men at Career Center

Help us prepare clients to reenter the workforce! We welcome your team to one of our campuses or would be grateful for an opportunity to visit your office to expose our residents to a corporate work environment.

Cultural Events & Special Projects

Cultural Events & Special Projects

An offsite cultural activity, such as a museum visit, theater or sporting event, would be educational and facilitate interaction among program residents & volunteers.

Get started and learn more about Vocational Service, Cultural Events & Special Projects opportunities.


FAQs about Corporate Volunteering

Are there any volunteer opportunities for large groups?

The capacity for each of our meal service opportunities is listed above and on average can accommodate 8-12 people. For groups larger than 20, we recommend reserving multiple volunteer shifts throughout the day.

Are the times for volunteer opportunities flexible?

We offer a variety of volunteer shifts each day to accommodate diverse schedules. Volunteer shifts to serve breakfast, lunch, and dinner are based on the meal times of our program sites, and therefore cannot be changed.

How far in advance can I schedule my group to volunteer?

Our team can help you schedule service opportunities up to one year in advance.

Can my group bring food from a donation drive or other items to donate when we come to volunteer?

Absolutely! Please review the list of items we can accept and our donation hours here. For other questions, contact donategoods@bowery.org.

 


What's Next?

We're happy to work with you to help meet your team’s service goals. Learn more about how you can make a difference for neighbors in need at The Bowery Mission.