Volunteer opportunity description

One of New York City’s largest and most comprehensive social services agencies, BRC serves men and women who are homeless, or at risk of becoming so, most of whom suffer from mental illness, substance addiction, or a combination. BRC gives our clients the knowledge and skills to stay sober and healthy and the sense of responsibility and value to find and maintain a home-in other words, the means to achieve permanent independence. BRC helps these neediest New Yorkers overcome the challenges of addiction, physical and mental illness, and poverty, and improves life in the community.

Each holiday season, we do host several celebrations prior to the holiday, as well as on Thanksgiving itself, at multiple locations at various programs throughout the city. Though positions are filling very rapidly, we do still have a few positions left in Manhattan, Brooklyn ad the Bronx. Please understand, once a time slot is filled, it will be closed to further assignments. At the moment, group activities are now booked to capacity.

If interest, getting started as a volunteer is a simple one, though there is a process in place prior to obtaining any assignments. If you and all members of your party would please take a moment to complete our New Volunteer Registration form ( https://www.brc.org/volunteer-registration ) Please be sure to indicate your interest in the Thanksgiving holiday! Once your form has been received, you will receive the full list of all shifts available at that time, as well as an invitation to our next scheduled Thanksgiving specific orientation so you can learn more about BRC, what we do within the community and how you can help this holiday and year round. Attendance is required; there are several to choose from.

I look forward to receiving your completed registration form and getting you started. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to get in contact through this posting or visit our website at www.BRC.org for more contact info.

Please note: Volunteers must be at least 18 years of age or older in most locations. We do allow 16/17 year old to participate in limited facilities, provided they are accompanied by a parent or guardian.


  • All volunteers must complete a New Volunteer Registration form (http://www.brc.org/volunteer-registration), as well as attend a requisite orientation prior to the holiday.
  • Volunteers must be at least 18 years of age or older to participate.

Our volunteer needs

We need volunteers who are free at these times


About the organization

Bowery Residents' Committee

Rick Akin
Director, Volunteer Services
(212) 803-5720
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