Volunteer opportunity description

The Actors Theatre Workshop is in need of volunteers to help serve a delicious holiday meal to over 100 homeless children who will attend our Holiday Class and Celebrations on Tuesday, Dec. 10 and Wednesday, Dec. 11.  To partake in these activities, please RSVP at www.actorstheatreworkshop.com/bnw-decorate.


Volunteers will do the following at these events:

Between 1:30 - 4:30pm:

  • Do final set-up of our 5,000 square foot theatre facility for the holiday parties before children’s arrival to our theater around 4pm.

  • Pick-up by foot or subway already prepared meals that were generously donated. Volunteers will visit local NYC restaurants or our Supervisor’s nearby apartment in Chelsea by foot primarily, by subway for further locations to do these pick-ups. All meals will be packaged for easy transport. A dolly will be provided for heavy or multiple items. Pick-ups may be organized in groups of two to four.

  • Set the table

Between 4:30 - 6:30pm:

  • Plate and serve hot, nutritious, home-cooked meals to approximately 75 children and mentors. Specific tasks include plating and running plates from our kitchen to our theatre. We serve a multi-course dinner that includes a main, dessert and beverages. Volunteers who interact directly with children during the food service will be provided a set of rules they must sign and a brief on-site training.

  • Help us clean and organize after the food service is complete. Specific tasks may include plate pickup and disposal, trash removal, washing dishes, table break down, left-over food packaging and light general cleaning. Cleaning products used might include Windex, Dirtex, Pine-Sol, Endust/Pledge, Goo Gone and other similar products with different brand names. Gloves will be provided.

Our volunteer needs

We need volunteers who are free at these times


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The Actors Theatre Workshop, Inc.

Thurman E. Scott
Artistic Director
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