Holiday Volunteer Organizations

Attention, car owners: Drivers are needed to deliver meals in Brooklyn, Queens, and Manhattan to people with aids and other serious illnesses. You’ll be equipped with food, addresses, and maps. Bring a friend so you can double-park. (212-294-8169.)

Prepare and serve Thanksgiving dinner at P.S. 8 and the Frederick Douglass Center to the organization’s children and their families in the days before Thanksgiving. (917-286-1530 or

Citymeals encourages children to volunteer, so bring the kids to help package and deliver food to homebound seniors. Volunteers are also needed to serve at neighborhood holiday parties. (

Cook dinner for the homeless on the Upper East Side. Food donations are needed—nonperishables can be brought in anytime, fresh food on Thanksgiving or the day before. (212-861-0704, ext. 407.)

The Park Avenue Armory women’s shelter is looking for helpers to serve dinner and mingle with diners between 11 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. (212-744-5022, ext. 1238.)

Holiday Volunteer Organizations