Love

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 volunteer application form. Complete the form linked 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 - Friday 5:30 am - 7:00 am, Monday - Friday 4:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Position: Food Preparation
Times: Monday - Friday 10 am - 1 pm

Position: Assistant in Women's Shelter
Times: Monday - Sunday 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Outreach Cards

The New York City Rescue Mission has been working with the homeless for 143 years. We provide the food, clothing, shelter and counseling necessary to help those in need get back on their feet and off the streets.

So the next time you are asked for money by someone in need, offer one of our Outreach Cards. Instead of some loose change, you will be handing them the power to change their life. Download the Outreach Card PDF.

Don't Walk By App

If you would like to save natural resources and help digitally you can download the Don't Walk By App for your iPhone or Android today by searching "Don't Walk By" on Google Play or in the iTunes App Store.

The app, built for the use of the Rescue Alliance, provides you with a comprehensive list of New York City shelters and information about Don't Walk By.

It also allows you to "Report" a case by collecting useful information from the homeless population of New York City. This information helps the Rescue Alliance better serve and understand the growing needs of the homeless and hungry in our city.

You can make a difference today. Just one download can help change a life.

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 donategoods@nycrescue.org.

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 events@nycrescue.org.