The Coalition for the Homeless is the designated independent monitor of the municipal shelter system. Our volunteers assist our Shelter Specialist in performing inspections of more than 350 municipal shelters. A monitor must be 18 years or older, available some evenings and weekends and complete an individual training session. If you are interested in becoming a shelter monitor, please contact our Shelter Specialist through firstname.lastname@example.org.
Grand Central Food Program
The Grand Central Food Program brings food directly to where hungry and homeless people are: Each night, our fleet of vans delivers life-saving meals of hearty stew, bread, fresh fruit, and juice or milk to approximately 1,000 people at 24 different street sites around New York City. Volunteers are the lifeblood of the Grand Central Food Program and distribute food, clothing, blankets and other necessities while raising awareness about the other services provided by Coalition. The vans operate 6:30-9:30 p.m. every night of the year.
If you are interested in becoming a driver of one of our GCFP cargo vans, please sign up here.
Project: Back to School
Join us this August as we collect new backpacks and school supplies to help homeless children start the school year successfully. You can help by identifying drop-off locations, hosting a drive at your business or helping to sort, stuff and distribute the bags to homeless girls and boys. Help us give these children a chance at a decent school year.
Holiday Toy Drive
Every holiday season the Coalition and caring New Yorkers work together to collect new toys for thousands of girls and boys living in homeless shelters. You can help by donating a new, unwrapped toy, hosting a toy drive at your school or business or helping to wrap and sort the gifts. Help us make the holiday season a little brighter for these children.
To volunteer for the Holiday Toy Drive, please email email@example.com.