NOTE TO ALL: PLEASE UNDERSTAND ALL POSITIONS FOR THANKSGIVING DAY ARE NOW BOOKED TO CAPACITY. WE DO, HOWEVER, STILL HAVE SHIFTS AVAILABLE DURING OUR PRE-HOLIDAY CELEBRATIONS ON SELECT DAYS.
One of New York City's largest and most comprehensive social services agencies, Bowery Residents' Committee (BRC) serves men and women who are homeless, or at risk of becoming so, most of whom suffer from mental illness, substance addiction, or a combination. BRC gives our clients the knowledge and skills to stay sober and healthy and the sense of responsibility and value to find and maintain a home--in other words, the means to achieve permanent independence. BRC helps these neediest New Yorkers overcome the challenges of addiction, physical and mental illness, and poverty, and improves life in the community.
We are committed in our mission to help the homeless of New York City and are always happy to hear from others who have the same passion and desire to make a difference. Volunteers are critical in allowing us to continue in our work; we absolutely value our volunteers' dedication and hope you contact us this holiday season.
We have multiple locations throughout Manhattan and Brooklyn (see below) that will be serving meals to our clients & residents this coming holiday, both on the day itself, as well other celebrations in the days prior. If you are interested, in order to receive an assignment, all volunteers must complete our New Volunteer Registration form ( http://www.brc.org/volunteer-registration ). Once received, you will receive an invitation to our next scheduled orientation so you can learn more about BRC, what we do within the community and how you can help. Please be aware that attendance to one orientation is mandatory in order to receive an assignment.
When completing your form at the link provided above, please make sure that you do emphasize your interest in "Thanksgiving Service" so that we can be sure to include you in those communications. Further, our next available seasonally specific orientation sessions are the following; all will be held at BRC's administrative offices on 25th Street. You only need attend one; please email in advance:
- Sunday, November 12, 12pm to 1pm
- Tuesday, November 14, 6pm to 7pm
- Thursday, November 16, 6pm to 7pm
PRE-THANKSGIVING ACTIVITIES, EVENTS & MEALS
Program Name: Metropolitan Apartment Program
Location: Hosted at 30 Delancey Street near Chrystie Street
# Volunteer Positions Requested: 1
Time: 3:30pm -6:30pm
Date: Wednesday, November 15
Task: Volunteers are needed for set-up, decorating, meal service, as well as stay for post dinner clean-up.
Program Name: BRC Men’s Assessment Shelter
Location: Clay Street at McGuiness Blvd, Greenpoint, Brooklyn
# Volunteer Positions Remaining: 1
Time: 11am to 2:00pm
Date: Wednesday, November 22
Task: Volunteers are needed for set-up, meal service in two shifts (12-1 & 1-2), as well as stay for post dinner clean-up.
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