Holy Apostles Soup Kitchen, in addition to our food program, has our committed staff and volunteers work with guests to ensure they are receiving full benefits, connect them to additional supportive services, help with job applications and even reunite them with family members.
Every day at 10:30 a.m. sharp, hundreds of hungry and homeless New Yorkers walk through the doors of Holy Apostles Soup Kitchen to get a warm nutritious meal and seek help in finding their way on to a better way of life. But 45 minutes beforehand, another crowd is gathering: 50-60 volunteers who will make sure that happens.
From greeting guests to serving food, cleaning tables to passing out haircut vouchers, it is our volunteers who enable us to be here for our guests every day. One of the most important things we do is to treat our guests with dignity and respect, and as a volunteer this is part of your job too.
A warm smile or some friendly conversation can really help brighten our guests’ days – and as a volunteer you might be surprised at how much this experience will brighten yours as well!
You can sign up to volunteer any weekday. You’ll need to be available from 9:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Many volunteers stay for lunch afterwards and, just like our guests, enjoy the community to be found here.