Is our Spirit

Join the volunteers at the New York City Rescue Mission today.

The first step to join our volunteer team at the Mission is to submit your expression of interest to our volunteer team. Follow the link below and we will be in touch. Please note our volunteer immediate needs and volunteer positions listed below.

Immediate Needs and Volunteer Positions:

Position: Serving Meals
Times: Monday - Sunday, 5:30 am - 7:00 am
Monday - Sunday, 4:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Position: Food Preparation
Times: Monday - Friday, 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
Monday - Friday, 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Saturday, 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Sunday, 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Donate Goods

We are happy to accept a variety of new and gently used clothing items and receive them on-site 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We are so grateful for the generosity of our partners in the community. Due to the needs of our guests and our limited storage space, we are unable to accept some items, including: 

  • Furniture
  • Appliances
  • Housewares

Please note that we are unable to accept used undergarments; we may only receive new underwear, bras and socks.

For questions about material donations, please email us at

Join Our Team

We're looking for compassionate and dedicated individuals with a heart for the homeless, hungry, and hurting in New York City to join our team.  Click here to view our open positions and submit your resume and cover letter today!

Click Here to Join Our Team

Ways to Serve

There are many ways to be an advocate for the homeless in the city. Read below about some of the events and opportunities we host.

Honor Her

On May 13, 2017, we will recognize the strength and beauty of all women. Recent data shows that women are one of the fastest growing populations of the homeless and hungry in New York City. As the longest standing mission in the United States, we feel a deep responsibility to serve women in a powerful way. This includes developing programs to educate women on topics like financial empowerment and self-esteem. 

Great Thanksgiving Banquet

Every year during the week of Thanksgiving, we welcome hundreds of men, women and children in need for a day of encouragement and hope. Each guest receives a hot meal and will enjoy live entertainment to lift their spirits.

Our Thanksgiving Banquet celebration instills hope in each guest and provides a connection for further restoration. We greatly appreciate the support your presence will provide on this day.

For questions about NYCRM events, please email us at