Connecting busy New Yorkers to volunteer opportunities - and each other


Street Project has a variety of projects supporting a number of causes led by a dedicated staff of volunteers. Check out the pages for each of the projects we support and feel free to contact project leaders with any questions.

Bingo with Seniors

Street Project is proud to announce a new initiative with Cabrini Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation to provide their elderly residents, many wheel chair bound, much needed social interaction! The Cabrini Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation was recently cited by the Mayor's office for setting the standard in compassionate and quality care for older New Yorkers. Cabrini provides the elderly with the best of two worlds. A modern, up-to-date 240-bed facility and a century-old tradition of compassionate care. This Center offers nursing and rehabilitation care in a home-like environment.

Career Gear

Career Gear provides business clothing, much-needed job retention and advancement coaching to low-income men looking to transition into the workforce. It helps its clients to build on their achievements and continue their upward path after they have completed job training and have a job interview scheduled. Career Gear served 1,310 men in New York and another 3,125 at affiliates around the country in 2010. Street Project volunteers assist Career Gear by sorting through its donations of men's business clothing, helping manage its inventory and preparing the workshop area for sessions. This volunteer event is offered on a quarterly basis - come check out the next event!

Career Gear is also in need of volunteers in various areas including: suiting clients, running coat drives, leading workshops, etc. If you would like to get involved in these areas please visit


Citymeals-on-Wheels volunteer program provides contact, connection and companionship to Citymeals’ isolated homebound elderly New Yorkers. The heart of the program is the hand-delivery of hot, nutritious meals to homebound seniors. They look forward to these much needed meals and personal visits, which brighten the day. Each weekend, teams and individual volunteers help deliver meals from meal centers. Their routes are short – usually no more than 10 -12 stops – so they have time to stop and speak with our meal recipients along the way. Volunteers must be 18 years or older. Saturdays from 10:00am - 12:30pm.

Dress for Success

Dress for Success helps low-income women make tailored transitions into the workforce by providing interview suits, confidence boosts, and career development to more than 45,000 women in over 75 cities each year. Street Project provides volunteers for monthly Clothing Donation Days in Manhattan, where professional clothing is sorted to keep only the best for Dress for Success clients. These are fun and easy events that are a great opportunity to get involved in the NYC community, or just bond with friends. Please check out our calendar for the next event and volunteer! If you represent a group of volunteers seeking a community service event, we can arrange a Dress for Success day for you.

Dress for Success is also in need of experienced, professional women wanting to volunteer on an individual basis for its career mentorship program, job search preparation, mock interviews, and personal shopping. If you are interest, please send an e-mail to

Helping Hands

Helping Hands volunteers spend a couple of hours each month during the year on a variety of projects that support local school and student development programs. We partner with two NYC-based organizations - Publicolor and Change For Kids. Activities include refurbishing public school buildings through painting work and mentoring, as well as helping students throughout their academic year. These opportunities can be used to set a great example for the budding youth. Being a part of changing a student's learning environment can yield positive results beyond the imagination. You’ll bring together the school community and help make it even stronger.

Parks Revitalization

Street Project has teamed up with various parks agencies and non profit organizations to provide group-based, ongoing volunteer opportunities and to bring further awareness to parks throughout New York City. Volunteers interested in getting involved in parks can participate in a wide range of activities including painting, planting, clean-up and other ongoing park stewardship. If you are interested in learning more about this project, please contact the following project leader(s).

Police Athletic League

Police Athletic League offers monthly Saturday activities for young children (ages 6 to 11) from the Harlem PAL Center. Volunteers participate in outings such as ice skating, bowling, movie and museum trips. Interaction with the children during the outings allows the volunteers to develop friendships and act as mentors.

University Soup Kitchen

Volunteers at the University Soup Kitchen, Street Project's longest running activity, serve meals to men and women of all ages in a respectful "restaurant-style" environment. Soup Kitchen is a great, fun way for busy people to lend a hand to the community while meeting other young professionals in the city. Saturdays from 11:45 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Urban Adventures

Urban Adventures works with students, mostly middle-school aged, to provide an educational and recreational outlet and to introduce them to new experiences in NYC. We currently have two Urban Adventures projects, one with Manhattan Middle School and one with Mott Hall School. As many as 20-35 students can participate, and they look to the program as an opportunity to explore the city. The group meets one Saturday per month for four to six hours to explore museums, parks, exhibits, zoos, etc. We encourage consistent involvement from volunteers but welcome any and all interest in the program. Please note that while we always cover costs for the students, volunteers are required to pay their own admission into each event.