Thanks for wanting to make a difference in NYC! If you’d like to learn more about us, feel free to schedule a time to visit and tour our program or invite a Common Pantry staff member to present to your group off-site.

Volunteers are an integral part of our organization, and their contributions are invaluable and much appreciated. Without the dedication and tireless enthusiasm of our volunteers, New York Common Pantry could not provide its services.

We have many opportunities in our Pantry and Hot Meal programs for volunteers (groups or individuals) 4 years old or older. Or, volunteers may help with clerical tasks such as mailings, data entry and filing on weekdays.




While individuals must submit a Volunteer Application From, groups do not. If you are a Volunteer Group, click here to Sign Up

If you want to bring a smaller group than the requested number, we will recruit additional individuals/ groups to join you.

The best way to coordinate an event is reading through the schedule, and contacting our Volunteer Line with a preferred activity and a range of dates/ number of people interested. From there, we will let you know which dates are available on the Common Pantry’s end and also answer any questions you may have.


If you are an individual interested in volunteering, please fill out our Volunteer Application Form and submit it by mail, email or fax to:
Attn: Volunteer Coordinator
New York Common Pantry
8 East 109th Street
New York, New York 10029
Phone: (917) 720-9710
Fax: (917) 720-9670
Please follow up after the submission of your application.