New Year, New Volunteer Opportunities in North Brooklyn

The Greenpoint Reformed Church (136 Milton St.)

With the end of the year approaching, you may be looking for ways to give back to the community during this holiday season. The local hunger-relief programs offer great opportunities to give back in North Brooklyn, either with a one-off session or on a weekly basis.

The Greenpoint Reformed Church Hunger Program serves dinner on Wednesdays and distributes groceries on Thursdays from 4-7 p.m. at 136 Milton St. View the upcoming schedule and volunteer here.

The hunger program is also currently hosting a crowdfunding campaign to provide essential hygiene products for young girls and women. The ‘fem-kits’ will be available at the food pantry and the campaign seeks to fund three months of supplies for 400 women.

The angel mobile serves up hot meals (photo via @brooklyncranksgiving)

The North Brooklyn Angels are a local nonprofit organization that started in the winter of 2016 and by the summer of 2017, launched the “Angelmobile,” a 40-foot mobile soup kitchen powered by volunteers, and started serving free meals on the streets of Brooklyn. NBA sends out bi-weekly emails with updates on the volunteer schedule. They also use social media (@northbrooklynangels) to post emergency volunteer opportunities. Signup for email updates here.The meals are served Monday – Friday, from approximately 12:30-1:30 p.m. Volunteer shifts are usually 12-2 p.m. and volunteers have the option to meet the truck on location at 12 p.m. or at the kitchen at 11 a.m.

Other local non-profit organizations such as the South Williamsburg-focused Los Sures use the app DEED to announce and fill volunteer opportunities. Know of more volunteer programs in North Brooklyn? Email [email protected] and we will help spread the word.

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