Thank you for choosing to make a difference in NYC!

We have opportunities to volunteer in Manhattan and Bronx Choice Pantry sites and at our Manhattan Hot Meals program.  * Please note: At this time all volunteers must be 18+.


We also encourage companies, organizations, classrooms and/or families to host or participate in our off site volunteer opportunities by holding food drives for our Choice Pantry, collecting toiletries for Project Dignity, and donating sandwiches for Help 365.

Volunteers are an integral part of the NYCP, and their contributions are invaluable and much appreciated. Without the dedication and tireless enthusiasm of our volunteers, we could not provide our services.



Please note that due to COVID-19  all volunteers must wear masks  (we can supply) at all times.  We have gloves and  hand sanitizer and the facilities are cleaned regularly.  To sign up for future shifts go to our calendar here:


In an effort to minimize exposure all staff and volunteers are working on shifts.  The days that are paired together are Monday, Thursday and Friday and Tuesday and Wednesday at 109th Street. In the Bronx Tuesdays and Thursdays are paired and Mondays and Wednesdays.  If you sign up for a Monday at 109th Street you can only come in on Monday, Thursday and Friday etc.  Please be mindful when signing up; we will cancel any shifts that don’t keep people with their teams since we strive to have the safest workplace possible.


Please complete the COVID-19 Health Screening at home before signing up for a shift or coming into the Pantry.



For Donations to help us with purchasing much needed food at this time please click here.