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Thank you to all of our wonderful volunteers! We are so grateful to the thousands of volunteers that provide tens of thousands of volunteer service hours each week. Your work is incredibly impactful and makes a huge difference to our programs, staff, as well as thousands of New Yorkers in need, both non-Catholic and Catholic alike.

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Annual Opportunities

Each year we host several annual opportunities -- below are photos and videos that highlight your volunteer efforts.

Alianza MOSAIC Beacon

The Mosaic Beacon program is run by the Alianza Division of Catholic Charities Community Services. It provides  a safe space for learning, recreation, and fostering positive development in children and youth in the Highbridge area.

2024 FON Mosaic Beacon Health Fair

9/11 Day

Each September 11, Catholic Charities collaborates with MyGoodDeed and other partners (nonprofits, major faith-based community groups, and corporations) to help turn a day of tragedy into a day of doing good. MyGoodDeed transforms 9/11 into a Day of Service - in 2018 6,000 volunteers in NYC gathered to pack 1.6 million meals on the USS Intrepid.

2021 9/11 Day of Service

2018 9/11 Day of Service Photos

Family Volunteer Day

Each November over 100 family volunteers gather to help at Family Volunteer Day. Families come with children of all ages -- in 2018 family volunteers compiled four different kits (assembly-line style), including 500 toiletry kits, 500 winter kits, 500 newborn kits, and 720 coloring kits. These kits were distributed to many of the charities in our Federation of Agencies.

2018 Family Volunteer Day Photos

2019 Spring Family Volunteer Day Photos

St. Nicholas Shopping Day and Adopt A Family

The St. Nick Shopping Day is our headline holiday event of the year. For more information, please visit us here.

2023 St. Nicholas Shopping Day

2022 St. Nicholas Shopping Day

2021 St. Nicholas Shopping Day

2021 Setting up the St. Nicholas Boutique

2018 St. Nicholas Shopping Day 

Food Pantries

Our food pantries are an incredible resource to support our communities. Volunteers play a key role to ensure that everyone receives a nutritious meal and a moment of hope.

Betances Houses - Food Pantry Day

FON - St. Cecilia's Food Pantry

Special Opportunities

Astor Services

Astor Services is a community-based non-profit organization that provides children’s mental health services, child welfare services, and early childhood development services.  Astor serves children and families in New York State’s Mid-Hudson Valley region and the Bronx. CCNY is proud to support this great organization with meaningful volunteer projects.

Tilden Flower Garden X Pierre Toussaint Scholars

Deloitte Impact Day

Catholic Charities and Deloitte partnered for a single day of service known nationally as "Impact Day"! Employees for every department come together to help deliver meals, plant gardens, set up celebrations and so much more. 

2023 Deloitte Impact Day

2022 Deloitte Impact Day

2024 Deloitte Impact Day

The Dwelling Place of NY

Catholic Charities and The Dwelling Place of NY help ensure homeless women have a safe place to stay and receive resources to get them back on their feet. It is important that their shelter feels like home, so we create projects to improve their living space.

2023 Martin Luther King Day Paint and Refresh with Pierre Toussaint Scholars

2022 Summer Zen Garden with Pierre Toussaint Scholars

MLK Day of Action 

Catholic Charities of New York hosts a Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service as a meaningful way to honor the legacy of the civil rights leader. MLK Day is not just a day off, but a day on, encouraging individuals to engage in acts of service that promote equality, justice, and community well-being for vulnerable New Yorkers. Volunteering on this day reflects Dr. King's commitment to social change and inspires collective efforts to address societal issues. It serves as a reminder of the importance of activism, unity, and contributing to positive change in our neighborhoods.

2024 MLK Day of Action

Grand Street Guild events

Catholic Charities and Grand Street Guild created need-focused events to support the Lower East Side community by ensuring affordable housing, networking opportunities, and family support services.

2021 Spring Time Bash

2021 Summer Carnival

2021 Winter Wonderland

2020 Fright Night

Betances Community Outreach

Betances Houses creates specialty opportunities to support over 600 residents in the Bronx. This residence works to ensure affordable housing, networking opportunities, and family support services for some of our most vulnerable New Yorkers. 

2022 Christmas Toy Giveaway

2021 Easter Celebration

2021 Senior Vaccination Clinic

2021 Women's Empowerment Day

2020 Family Day & Backpack Distribution

2020 Job Fair & Professional Resource Day

2020 Toy Giveaway

Volunteer Appreciation Month

Catholic Charities deeply appreciates the sustained work of our 16,000+ volunteers. Without you all, our work throughout the Archdiocese wouldn't be the same. Every April, during national Volunteer Appreciation Month, we give our agtencies and programs the opportunity to celebrate their volunteers who have contributed so greatly to their operations. Take a look at some photos highlighting the festivities!

2024 Volunteer Appreciation 

Puerto Rico Day of Service

Catholic Charities organized a Day of Service on a recent trip to Puerto Rico. After hosting a book drive in New York City, Catholic Charities brought books and backpacks down to Puerto Rico. Volunteers distributed these items to Pre-K children participating in one of the New York Foundling (one of the charities in our Federation of Agencies) Puerto Rico head start programs. Volunteers also served a delicious meal to these children and their families.

2017 KaBoom! Playground Build

More than 200 volunteers partnered with Disney to build a new playground for preschoolers in the Bronx at the Astor Services for Children and Families (one of the charities in our Federation of Agencies) Lawrence F. Hickey Center for Child Development. See the news coverage here.

2017 Archdiocesan Centennial Day of Service

Volunteers participated in seven service activities around the Archdiocese to commemorate 100 years of supporting New Yorkers in need.

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