MLK Day Service Opportunities

January 14, 2010

Here's a list of service opportunities from around the Empire State. If you would like your organization's efforts listed here as well, please let us know the details in a comment and we'll add them.

The 7th Annual Martin Luther King Day Serve-a-Thon
Sponsored by New York City Coalition Against Hunger
Thursday, January 14
8:00 a.m. -  12:30 p.m.
The River Fund New York
89-11 Lefferts Blvd., Richmond Hill/Queens
For more information, please call Swami Durga Das at 917-297-1291
Volunteers are needed to help prepare and distribute sandwiches and take part in benefits outreach from 8:00am to 12:30pm on January 16th 2010. Some volunteers may be outside so warm clothing is encouraged.
 
The 7th Annual Martin Luther King Day Serve-a-Thon
Sponsored by New York City Coalition Against Hunger
Thursday, January 14
10:00am-5:00pm
Bethesda Missionary Baptist Church
179-09 Jamaica Avenue, Jamaica/Queens
For more information, please call Maxine Harrison-Gallmon at 718-297-5908
Volunteers are needed on MLK Monday January 18th, 2010 to help organize physical and electronic files, to help organize the clothing room, and to help prepare a presentation to city council to acquire discretionary funds.
 
The 7th Annual Martin Luther King Day Serve-a-Thon
Sponsored by New York City Coalition Against Hunger
Thursday, January 14
10:00AM- 3:00PM
Filipino American Human Services, Inc. (FAHSI), The Philippine American Center
185-14 Hillside Avenue, Jamaica/Queens
For more information, please call Rose Urbarra-Cunanan, Executive Director, at 718.883.1295
Needs volunteers with experience in gardening, composting, carpentry, food/health education, and general labor in order to jump start this effort by building a composting kit that will rescue leftover food from events from ending up in landfills, by educating participants on composting habits, and by encouraging healthy eating
 
The 7th Annual Martin Luther King Day Serve-a-Thon
Sponsored by New York City Coalition Against Hunger
Thursday, January 14
12:30 – 3:30 p.m.
First Presbyterian Church in Jamaica
89-60 164th street, Jamaica/Queens
For more information, please call Rev. Alberta Mendenhall at 718-526-4775
Volunteers are needed to help clean and revitalize the soup kitchen’s facilities.
 
The 7th Annual Martin Luther King Day Serve-a-Thon
Sponsored by New York City Coalition Against Hunger
Thursday, January 14
Noon to 6pm
Helping Hands of Ridgewood (UPC)
62-54 60th place, Ridgewood/Queens
For more information, please call Rev. Henry Fury, Director, at 718-457-9562
Needs volunteers to help out with general tasks in the kitchen and food pantry as well as some assistance with marketing needs and financial management.
 
The 7th Annual Martin Luther King Day Serve-a-Thon
Sponsored by New York City Coalition Against Hunger
Thursday, January 14
11:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Cathedral of Joy CDC
43 George St., Brooklyn
For more information, please call Mrs. Norma Canty at 718-809-4965
Volunteers are also needed to help paint and organize the pantry rooms.
 
The 7th Annual Martin Luther King Day Serve-a-Thon
Sponsored by New York City Coalition Against Hunger
Thursday, January 14
11:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Cathedral of Joy CDC
44 George St., Brooklyn
For more information, please call Julio Diaz at 718-213-6957
Volunteers are also needed to help paint and organize the pantry rooms.
 
The 7th Annual Martin Luther King Day Serve-a-Thon
Sponsored by New York City Coalition Against Hunger
Thursday, January 14
10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
El Puente
211 South 4th Street, Brooklyn
For more information, please call Lizzy Fox, Americorps VISTA, at (718) 387-0404
Need direct-service volunteers to remove old structures, construct raised garden beds (to be laid out in the spring), install a new tool shed, and complete construction on our compost center. They will need 3-4 volunteers with construction or carpentry skills who are willing to lead projects.
 
The 7th Annual Martin Luther King Day Serve-a-Thon
Sponsored by New York City Coalition Against Hunger
Thursday, January 14
11:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
St. John’s Bread and Life
795 Lexington Avenue, NY
For more information, please call Mark Lopez, Facility Manager, at 347-539-6364
The volunteers would paint and engage in an intense clean-up of the facility including washing wall tiles, floor tiles, use buff machine, clean walls and vacuum.
 
The 7th Annual Martin Luther King Day Serve-a-Thon
Sponsored by New York City Coalition Against Hunger
Thursday, January 14
10:00 am – 7:00 pm
OPIN Soup Kitchen
1768 St. John’s Place, Brooklyn
For more information, please call Dorothy Crawford at 718-421-0148
Needs volunteers to assist with a thorough cleaning, reorganizing, and painting of both their soup kitchen and food pantry facilities.
 
The 7th Annual Martin Luther King Day Serve-a-Thon
Sponsored by New York City Coalition Against Hunger
Thursday, January 14
10am-4pm
Mt. Zion Feeding Program
203 East 37th Street, NY
For more information, please call Pastor Gilford Monrose at 718-284-1097
Volunteers are needed to upgrade and revitalize the pantry by completing inventory, cleaning the pantry, reorganizing the pantry, and possibly installing all new shelving around the perimeter of the pantry.
 
The 7th Annual Martin Luther King Day Serve-a-Thon
Sponsored by New York City Coalition Against Hunger
Thursday, January 14
11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Flatbush Reformed Church Pantry
890 Flatbush Ave., Brooklyn
For more information, please call Rev. Daniel Ramm at 718-284-5140
Volunteers are needed on Saturday January 16th 2010 to help prepare and serve food in both the pantry and soup kitchen.
 

Day of Service at Seward Park
Sponsored by Green Apple Corps
Thursday, January 14
9:00AM-2:45PM
Seward Park
East Broadway and Essex St. in Lower East Side/Chinatown, NY
Wide range of activities in Soup Kitchens and Pantries
 
The 7th Annual Martin Luther King Day Serve-a-Thon
Sponsored by New York City Coalition Against Hunger
Thursday, January 14
1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Our Lady of Sorrows Food Pantry
213 Stanton St., NY
For more information, please call Nivia Mendez at 212.673.0900
In need of volunteers to help clean and organize the food pantry. Also, they may help in doubling up pantry bags for future distributions.
 
The 7th Annual Martin Luther King Day Serve-a-Thon
Sponsored by New York City Coalition Against Hunger
Thursday, January 14
10:15 am-3 pm
The Bowery Mission
227 Bowery, NY
For more information, please call Stacy Landau, Manager of Volunteer Relations, at 212-684-2800 x162
Volunteers are needed to serve lunch
 
The 7th Annual Martin Luther King Day Serve-a-Thon
Sponsored by New York City Coalition Against Hunger
Thursday, January 14
9:15 am-2:00 pm and 6:15 pm-8:30 pm
The Bowery Mission
227 Bowery, NY
For more information, please call Stacy Landau, Manager of Volunteer Relations at 212-684-2800 x162
Volunteers are needed to serve lunch
 
Create a Greenhouse
Sponsored by Metropolitan Council on Jewish Poverty
Thursday, January 14
10:00AM-3:00PM
228 East 46th Street, New York
Community, Environment, Seniors
 
The 7th Annual Martin Luther King Day Serve-a-Thon
Sponsored by New York City Coalition Against Hunger/Public Allies
Thursday, January 14
9:00AM-2:45PM
Jan Hus Presbyterian Church
351 E 74th St, NY
For more information, please call Public Allies at 646.237.7799
Assist low income New Yorkers
 
The 7th Annual Martin Luther King Day Serve-a-Thon
Sponsored by New York City Coalition Against Hunger
Thursday, January 14
1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Jan Hus Homeless Outreach and Advocacy
351 East 74th Street, NY
For more information, please call Marissa Arterberry at 212-288-6743 ext. 15
Volunteers are needed to help organize a facility for clothing outreach and a computer lab for our clients, clean out and reorganize our soup kitchen closet, and fold and sort donated clothing
 
Children for Children: 7th Annual Grow Involved on MLK Jr. Day
Sponsored by Children For Children Foundation
Thursday, January 14
10:00AM-2:00PM
PS 57 James Weldon Johnson
176 E 115th St, NY
For more information, please call Stacy Brownhill at (212) 850-4170
Community, Environment, Veterans & Military Families
 
The 7th Annual Martin Luther King Day Serve-a-Thon
Sponsored by New York City Coalition Against Hunger
Thursday, January 14
The Nourishing Kitchen of NYC
281 Pleasant Ave., NY
For more information, please call Ari Briski , Special Projects Coordinator, VISTA, at 323-828-5786
Spanish speaking volunteers to help make and distribute bilingual signs and flyers around East Harlem to spread awareness about the Nourishing Kitchen’s mission. A volunteer is also needed with an interest in graphic design to help make promotional materials
 
Children for Children: 7th Annual Grow Involved on MLK Jr. Day
Sponsored by Children For Children Foundation
Thursday, January 14
10:00AM-2:00PM
Martin Luther King High School
122 Amsterdam Ave, NY
For more information, please call Stacy Brownhill at (212) 850-4170
Community, Environment, Veterans & Military Families
 
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Celebration
Sponsored by Jewish Community Center
Thursday, January 14
11:00AM-2:00PM
Jewish Community Center
334 Amsterdam Ave. (at 76th St), NY
Create welcome kits for hospitilized children
 
The 7th Annual Martin Luther King Day Serve-a-Thon
Sponsored by New York City Coalition Against Hunger
Thursday, January 14
11 a.m.-  4 p.m.
MCCNY Charities
446 West 36th Street, NY
For more information, please call Mel Bryant and Sylvia Rivera, Food Pantry Directors at (212) 629-7440 x 225
Volunteers are needed to help paint the pantry space, entryway, and stairway of the MCCNY Charity space
 
The 7th Annual Martin Luther King Day Serve-a-Thon
Sponsored by New York City Coalition Against Hunger
Thursday, January 14
8:30am — 3:30pm
Church of St. Francis Xavier—Xavier Mission
55 West 15th St., NY
For more information, please call Cassandra Agredo, LMSW, Director of Xavier Mission, at 212-627-2100, x205
Volunteers are needed Sunday January 17th 2010 to assist with food and clothing distribution as well as help with the soup kitchen clean-up.
 
The 7th Annual Martin Luther King Day Serve-a-Thon
Sponsored by New York City Coalition Against Hunger
Thursday, January 14
10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Broadway Community Inc.
601 West 114th St., NY
For more information, please call Lenny, Volunteer Coordinator, at 212-864-6100
Volunteers are needed for their breakfast-lunch meal preparation and serving.
 
The 7th Annual Martin Luther King Day Serve-a-Thon
Sponsored by New York City Coalition Against Hunger
Thursday, January 14
All Saints Food Pantry
47 East 129th St., NY
For more information, please call Stephanie Ali at 917-309-4034
Volunteers are needed on Saturday January 16th, 2010 to help All Saints Food Pantry by renovating their extra storage area for pantry supplies and re-painting the area.
 
The 7th Annual Martin Luther King Day Serve-a-Thon
Sponsored by New York City Coalition Against Hunger
Thursday, January 14
9am – 11:30am(Breakfast)
Cathedral Community Cares of St. John the Divine
1047 Amsterdam Avenue at 111th Street, NY
For more information, please call T. Perry at Cell: 646-488-3487 / Work: 212-316-7579
Volunteers for Sunday Soup Kitchen: Set Up, Food Preparation, Food Distribution, Clean Up.
 
The 7th Annual Martin Luther King Day Serve-a-Thon
Sponsored by New York City Coalition Against Hunger
Thursday, January 14
11am – 2pm (Lunch)
Cathedral Community Cares of St. John the Divine
1047 Amsterdam Avenue at 111th Street, NY
For more information, please call T. Perry at Cell: 646-488-3487 / Work: 212-316-7579
Volunteers for Sunday Soup Kitchen: Set Up, Food Preparation, Food Distribution, Clean Up.
 
The 7th Annual Martin Luther King Day Serve-a-Thon
Sponsored by New York City Coalition Against Hunger
Thursday, January 14
Noon – 6:00 pm
Cathedral Community Cares of St. John the Divine
1047 Amsterdam Avenue at 111th Street, NY
For more information, please call T. Perry at Cell: 646-488-3487 / Work: 212-316-7579
Volunteers to help clean and organize food storage areas.
 
The 7th Annual Martin Luther King Day Serve-a-Thon/Kick Off
Sponsored by New York City Coalition Against Hunger
Thursday, January 14
10:00AM-11:00PM
The Riverside Church
491 Riverside Drive, NY
For more information, please call Kerry Birnbach, IVAH Program Coordinator, at (212) 825-0028, ext. 212, (Cell) (503) 706-3649
Kick Off Event for weekend activities
 
The 7th Annual Martin Luther King Day Serve-a-Thon/Kick Off
Sponsored by New York City Coalition Against Hunger
Thursday, January 14
10:00AM-11:00PM
The Riverside Church
491 Riverside Drive, NY
For more information, please call Kerry Birnbach, IVAH Program Coordinator, at (212) 825-0028, ext. 212, (Cell) (503) 706-3649
Kick Off Event for weekend activities
 
Day of Service in the South Bronx
Sponsored by Community & Corporate Volunteers and City Year Corps Members
Thursday, January 14
8:30am to 2:00pm
MS 424, Hunts Point Middle School
730 Bryant Ave., Bronx,
For more information, please call 646.330.4150
Wide range throughout the South BX volunteering in schools, senior centers, day care centers, and at other organizations
 
The 7th Annual Martin Luther King Day Serve-a-Thon
Sponsored by New York City Coalition Against Hunger
Thursday, January 14
11:00 am – 7:00 pm
South Bronx Cooperative
3103 Third Ave., NY
For more information, please call Zena Nelson, Exectutive Director, at 718.401.3500
We will need direct service volunteers to canvass the area, hand out free samples, explain the cooperative process to members of the community, help stock shelves, serve coffee and work the register
 
The 7th Annual Martin Luther King Day Serve-a-Thon
Sponsored by New York City Coalition Against Hunger
Thursday, January 14
11:00 am – 7:00 pm
South Bronx Cooperative
3103 Third Ave., NY
For more information, please call Zena Nelson, Exectutive Director, at 718.401.3501
We will need direct service volunteers to canvass the area, hand out free samples, explain the cooperative process to members of the community, help stock shelves, serve coffee and work the register
 

Blood Drive
Sponsored by Rockland County Martin Luther King Jr. Day Festival Committee/NAACP
Thursday, January 14
12:30-6:30PM
Nyack Center
Broadway and Depew Street, Nyack
Blood Mobile will be located outside center
 
Tree Chipping for Community
Sponsored by City of Kingston, Kingston School District, Friends of Forsyth Nature Center
Thursday, January 14
10:00AM-2:00PM
Hasbrouck Park, Kingston
Christmas Tree Chipping
 
Volunteer at St. Simons Soup Kitchen
Sponsored by Ulster Corps/St. Simons Soup Kitchen
Thursday, January 14
11:00AM-1:00PM
Church of the Holy Cross
30 Pine Grove Avenue, Kingston
For more information, please call 845-331-6796
Serve meals
 
Volunteer at St. Simons Soup Kitchen
Sponsored by Ulster Corps/St. Simons Soup Kitchen
Thursday, January 14
11:00AM-1:00PM
Church of the Holy Cross
30 Pine Grove Avenue, Kingston
For more information, please call 845-331-6796
Serve meals
 
Winter Wish List Drive
Sponsored by UlsterCorps
Thursday, January 14
10:00AM-3:00PM
292 Main Street, Rosendale
 
Western New York AmeriCorps (State and VISTA)
Sponsored by Western New York AmeriCorps (State and VISTA)
Thursday, January 14
Oswego YMCA
249 West First Street, Oswego
Provide education program about service and teach about MLK to young students
 
Senior Services Day of Service
Sponsored by Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) of Madison County
Thursday, January 14
Vols will assemble emergency preparedness kits for clients in the Madison County Home Health program.
 
Senior Services Day of Service
Sponsored by Interfaith Works of Central New York – Senior Companion
Thursday, January 14
The Center for New Americans
3049 E. Genesee St., Syracuse
A winter warm clothing drive
 
MLK Community Build Workshop
http://mlkdayithaca.com/OurSponsors.html
Thursday, January 14
9:00AM-11:00AM
Women's Community Building
100 West Seneca Street, Ithaca
 
Senior Services Day of Service
Sponsored by Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP)-Chautauqua County and Lutheran Social Services Foster Grandparent Program
Thursday, January 14
Volunteers have been making mittens and hats to provide to children who are without.  These items will be given out to children who are matched with a Foster Grandparent Volunteer.  The programs plan on distributing over 200 items.
 
Western New York AmeriCorps ( State and VISTA)
Sponsored by Western New York AmeriCorps ( State and VISTA)
Thursday, January 14
Buffalo
Sorting dropped off items, packages for military, card for the elderly, kits for dm victims
 
Nursing Home Visits/Western New York
Sponsored by Western-Buffalo team of the Self Advocacy AmeriCorps
Thursday, January 14
West Seneca
For more information, please call Sophia Roberts(Buffalo) ) at (716) 674-6300 or Lyn Zyla (Finger Lakes at (585) 461-8776
 
Western New York AmeriCorps (State and VISTA)
Sponsored by Western New York AmeriCorps (State and VISTA)/Batavia Youth Bureau
Thursday, January 14
Batavia Nursing Home
service project/still in planning stages
 
Western New York AmeriCorps (State and VISTA)
Sponsored by Western New York AmeriCorps (State and VISTA)Genesee County Youth Bureau
Thursday, January 14
Batavia Senior Center, Batavia
Volunteer Recruitment/more than 15 orgs will help out
 
The 7th Annual Martin Luther King Day Serve-a-Thon/Overarching
Sponsored by New York City Coalition Against Hunger
Thursday, January 14
For more information, please call Britt Boyd at (212) 825-0028, ext. 207
over 30 sites and 4o projects/  in Soup Kitchens and Pantries
 
Western New York AmeriCorps (State and VISTA)
Sponsored by Western New York AmeriCorps (State and VISTA)
Thursday, January 14
Auburn
A service project and scholarship fund/over 100 people expected
 
Senior Services Day of Service
Sponsored by Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP)-Suffolk County
Thursday, January 14
Operation Paperback.-book drive for our servicemen and woman oversees as part of MLK Day
 
Senior Services Day of Service
Sponsored by Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP)-Ulster County
Thursday, January 14
A county-wide Warm Clothing Collection