Thanksgiving Volunteer Opportunities are Here!

Volunteers can help BRC's clients celebrate the season on and around the Thanksgiving holiday!


To sign up for one of the below volunteer activities, contact Rick Akin, Director of Volunteer Services, at rakin@brc.org. To receive BRC's Volunteer Newsletter and get updates on regularly occurring opportunities, sing up here. All volunteer positions will be assigned on a first-come, first-served basis. In order to ensure everyone's health and well-being, once we have reached max volunteer capacity, the shift will be closed to further registrations.



PRE-THANKSGIVING ACTIVITIES, EVENTS & MEALS

Day/Date: Tuesday, November 16 Program Name: HomePlus - Brooklyn Location: 1071 Bergen Street, Brooklyn Time: 1pm to 5:30pm Total # Volunteers: 1 Task: Set-up & decorate front entrance for “grab & go” service, plate/pre-package meals, greet clients, distribute meals Day/Date: Thursday, November 18 Program Name: HomePlus - Bronx Location: 357 East 145th Street, Bronx Time: 1pm to 5:30pm Total # Volunteers: 1 Task: Set-up & decorate front entrance for “grab & go” service, plate/pre-package meals, greet clients, distribute meals


Day/Date: Monday, November 22 Program Name: BRC Glass Factory Location: 139-141 Avenue D, Manhattan Time: 1pm to 5:30pm Total # of Volunteers: 2 Task: Heating & plating meals, waiting tables, set-up dining room, clean-up Day/Date: Wednesday, November 24 Program Name: BRC Sadiqua Khabir House Location: 93 Pitt Street, Manhattan Time: 3:30pm to 6:30pm Total # Volunteers: 2 Task: Plate/package meals for “grab & go” service


Day/Date: Wednesday, November 24 Program Name: BRC 85 Lex Location: 85 Lexington Avenue, Brooklyn Time: 4pm to 6:30pm Total # Volunteers: 2 Task: Light food prep, dining room set-up, plating meals, and waiting tables, clean-up Day/Date: Wednesday, November 24 Program Name: BRC Assessment Center Location: 146 Clay Street, Brooklyn Time: 12pm to 2pm Total # Volunteers: 2 Task: Set-up, plate and wait tables, wipe down tables between service Day/Date: Wednesday, November 24 Program Name: BRC Boulevard Location: 2027 Lexington Avenue, Manhattan Time: 11am to 2:30pm Total # Volunteers: 2 Task: Set-up & decorate the dining room, plate meals, and service, clean-up Day/Date: Wednesday, November 24 Program Name: BRC 85 Lex Location: 85 Lexington Avenue, Brooklyn Time: 3pm to 6:30pm Total # Volunteers: 4 Task: Light kitchen prep, dining room set-up, wait tables, plate food, clean-up

THANKSGIVING DAY ACTIVITIES, EVENTS & MEALS

Day/Date: Thursday, November 25 - Thanksgiving Day Program Name: BRC Reception and BRC Jack Ryan Residence Location: 131 West 25th Street, Manhattan Time: 10:30am to 2:30pm Total # of Volunteers: 8 Task: Decorating & set-up dining room, taking orders and waiting tables, plating meals, clean-up Day/Date: Thursday, November 25 - Thanksgiving Day Program Name: BRC Lex SafeHaven Location: 566 West 182nd Street, Manhattan Time: 12:30pm to 3:30pm Total # Volunteers: 3 Task: Plate pre-prepared food, greet clients, and provide them with “grab & go” dinners, while other clients will be seated socially distanced Day/Date: Thursday, November 25 - Thanksgiving Day Program Name: Reaching New Heights Location: 237 Landing Road, Bronx Time: 11am to 3pm Total # Volunteers: 6 Task: Set up the dining room. plating food, waiting tables, greeting clients, clean-up Day/Date: Thursday, November 25 - Thanksgiving Day Program Name: BRC Casa de los Vecinos Location: 91 Pitt Street, Manhattan Time: 2pm to 7pm Total # Volunteers: 4 Task: Plate meals for “grab & go”, wait tables for seated clients, clean-up Day/Date: Thursday, November 25 - Thanksgiving Day Program Name: BRC Clyde Burton House Location: 330 East 4th Street, Manhattan Time: 2:30pm to 5pm Total # Volunteers: 2 Task: Plate meals for “grab & go”, greet clients, clean-up Day/Date: Thursday, November 25 - Thanksgiving Day Program Name: BRC Palace Apartments Location: 317 Bowery, Manhattan Time: 11am to 2pm Total # Volunteers: 2 Task: Plate meal for “grab & go”, greet clients, clean-up Day/Date: Thursday, November 25 - Thanksgiving Day Program Name: BRC Chemical Dependency Crisis Center (CDCC) Location: 127 West 25th Street, Manhattan Time: 11am to 2pm Total # Volunteers: 2 Task: Set-up, pour drinks, wait tables, clean-up Day/Date: Thursday, November 25 - Thanksgiving Day Program Name: BRC Bowery SafeHaven Location: 315 Bowery, 2nd floor, Manhattan Time: 11am to 2pm Total # Volunteers: 2 Task: Set-up dining area, staff kitchen & plate meals, serve clients Day/Date: Thursday, November 25 - Thanksgiving Day Program Name: Hand-Up SafeHaven Location: 327 East 17th Street, Manhattan Time: 11am to 3pm Total # Volunteers: 2 Task: Set-up & decorate, wait tables, greet clients and seat them, plate food, clean-up Day/Date: Thursday, November 25 - Thanksgiving Day Program Name: BRC Fulton House Location: 2570 Fulton Street, Brooklyn Time: 12pm to 4pm Total # Volunteers: 4 Task: Assist in the kitchen with plating meals, loading dishwasher, wait tables in the dining room, collect plates, silverware, etc…, wipe down tables between shifts.


Day/Date: Wednesday, November 24 Program Name: BRC Palace Employment Residence Location: 317 Bowery, Manhattan Time: 11:30am to 2:30pm Total # Volunteers: 2 Task: Light set-up in the dining room, plating meals in the kitchen, acting as waiters during service, post-meal clean-up.