St. Joseph’s Soup Kitchen (SJSK) is an all-volunteer, independent charity located in in the Greenwich Village neighborhood of New York City. We operate every Saturday, providing approximately 400 meals to those in need. In addition to provide great meals, we offer clothing distributions, and partner with another organization to provide healthcare and substance abuse assistance. While we have still maintained our original name so our guests know where to get some great grub, we are not religiously affiliated with church, and all folks of all beliefs are welcome to eat, volunteer, and contribute.
In June 2015, our organization became an independent 501(c)3, and have made great strides to create a well-organized and well-run soup kitchen, while still maintaining our casual and fun environment. The most important question we ask new volunteers is "Did you have fun?" Often we get a positive response asking to come back.
But we still have a long way to go. We’re hoping you can help. We need your help to build our development team back up. Pretty much most of the members from our past Development Team moved out of the NYC area for school, job prospects, or other opportunities. So we’re looking for ambitious folks like you to help us
The SJSK development team has three core areas of concentration:
- Outreach to those in need, so they know where they can get a delicious meal in a warm & welcoming environment every Saturday
- Outreach and raising awareness amongst our neighbor, area business, and local startups so they can support our cause
- Fundraising for our organizations, from planning events to thinking of new ways to develop recurring and continuous sources of funds
We’re looking for volunteers who want to help build a great team and system for all three of our efforts. There are no experience requirements for our team. We just ask that you be passionate and committed to helping us continue our great cause. If you have experience in event planning, fundraising, business development, marketing, web development, or community relations, please consider joining our team. We have some really fun folks.
Your work would not only benefit our organization, but many other soup kitchens. SJSK is held up as a model for other soup kitchens to follow, and we hope what we develop here can be easily replicated elsewhere.
We ask that you be in the New York City area and able to volunteer on-site. We’re looking for folks to help out for a couple hours on every other Saturday and also be willing to volunteer an 1-2 hours a week on their own for any initiatives.
So, if you’re looking for a fun and creative volunteer opportunity that can have a tremendous impact, and are willing to take payment in smiles & Thank Yous, then press that pretty "I want to help!" button, and tell us a little about your background and how you think you can help.
- Donor Management
- Business Development & Sales Management
- Grant Writing / Research
- Market Research / Analysis
- Community Outreach
Good Match For
Requirements & Commitment
- Must be at least 22
- 1-2 hours a week