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 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 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. Continue reading →
Unfortuantely for some, “Weed-o-rama” doesn’t refer to 420—Transmitter Park is holding the event this Saturday (8/18) for volunteers to help weed the gardens after recent rains have produced an excessive amount of pesky greens.
In New York City, one in six people is food insecure, which means that they don’t have consistent access to enough food, and they may not know where their next meal is coming from. Thankfully, there’s a program to recover leftover food from restaurants all around the city and distribute it to those in need.Rescuing Leftover Cuisine is a NYC-based non-profit dedicated to connecting food with the hungry and reducing food waste, and they’re currently seeking general volunteers and also looking for two Lead Rescuers in Greenpoint. Continue reading →
If you’re interested in North Brooklyn parks and have some time to dedicate to a good community cause, then this gig with the North Brooklyn Open Space Alliance might be for you!
The Open Space Alliance for North Brooklyn is seeking someone to manage the growing group of generous, dedicated volunteers working to make their neighborhood parks and community better. The Volunteer Coordinator is a new position and is responsible for recruiting, training, supervising, rewarding and retaining the individuals belonging to OSA’s Volunteer Corps. The Volunteer Coordinator will help volunteers engage in opportunities that meet their interests. He / she will track volunteer performance data, and create program reports for the community, the OSA board and staff and its funders. The commitment is 10-15 hours per week. The role is ideally suited to a retiree or a homemaker willing to make a long-term commitment. Experience managing individuals and/or a team is required. Experience managing volunteers is preferred. Please contact OSA Executive Director Joe Mayock if you’re interested in learning more.
As many of you know, the Park Church Co-op (129 Russell Street) is not only one ofGreenpoint’s coolest churches, featuring unorthodox events like rock concerts, dance parties and sound baths, but it’s almost exclusively run by volunteers and dedicated community members. They have many exciting events and projects in store, and they would love to see more folks in the neighborhood getting involved. If you’d like to volunteer for any of the upcoming opportunities below, you can email [email protected].
Pregnancy Loss Support Group Vigil October 16th7-9PM Community members are coming together for a candlelight vigil to reflect on the difficulties pregnancy loss. We need volunteers to come and bring snacks/beverages and offer general support.
Kids Spooky Halloween Party October 29th 2PM-5PM Parents in the neighborhood are organizing a fun Halloween event with games, face painting and trick or treating. We need volunteers to help with decorating and staffing the event.
Ongoing Volunteer Opportunities:
Concert Series Our Concert Series has hosted some amazing acts ranging from Lydia Lunch to Wise Blood. We are always in need of people to run the bar, door, help out with Church PR and just be an extra set of hands! Continue reading →
Greening Greenpoint is hosting a street tree volunteer day on Sunday, July 16th, where Greenpointers will learn street tree care techniques, meet their neighbors, eat lunch & take home some tools to use in their tree beds.
What: Greenpoint Street Tree Volunteer Day
Learn street tree care techniques, meet your neighbors, & take home a tree care toolkit! Lunch provided & children welcome!
When: Sunday, July 16 1-3pm
Where: American Playground (Corner of Franklin & Noble Street)