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Service Opportunities

Service Opportunities

Scroll down for service opportunities as well as resources for yourself and your parish.

Families, Pregnancy Centers & Sanctity of Life

Good Counsel Homes
(Bronx, Staten Island, Westchester and Rockland Counties)
Home for homeless, expectant, and new mothers to support them through pregnancy and motherhood. Contact your local organization to inquire about ways that individuals, classrooms, or families can serve or items that you can donate.

Contact: Sandra Jones, (201) 795-0637 or [email protected]

Orange County Right to Life 
(Orange and Dutchess Counties ) Assemble “Blessing Bags” of small gifts or tokens of love that will be given to women visiting abortion facilities. The bags communicate care and love to each woman as well as providing an opportunity for a conversation. Groups, families, or classrooms can contact Right to Life to discuss materials needed and the procedure for assembling bags.

Contact: Wendy Wood, (845) 820-4366 or [email protected]

Sisters of Life
Rockland County and Manhattan

Religious community dedicated to protecting and enhancing the sacredness of human life. Volunteer days are periodically held at the Motherhouse to support this mission.

Contact: Coworkers of Life, (646) 882-1087.


40 Days for Life 
Manhattan, Bronx, Westchester, Orange, Dutchess and Staten Island
Volunteers sign up for slots to pray and hold vigil outside of abortion facilities for 40-day-long campaigns twice a year.

Contact: Visit the website to find a campaign near you.

Elder Care & Nursing Homes

Staten Island, Manhattan, Bronx, Dutchess County, 15+
Individual volunteers build relationships with elderly residents through conversation and activities. Younger students can also inquire about making holiday cards for residents.

Contact: (855) 951‑2273 or [email protected]

Rosary Hill Home
Westchester County, all ages
Home for individuals suffering from terminal cancer. Volunteers help with snack cart and general activities. Handmade holiday-themed cards sent in packs of 30 are also appreciated.

Contact: Sr. Mary Thanh, (914) 769-0114 or [email protected]

Meals on Wheels
Deliver meals and offer a friendly face to homebound elderly individuals. Apply to your local chapter through the website

City Meals
Manhattan, Bronx, Staten Island, 16+ or all ages with adult
Deliver meals to homebound elderly individuals, help with meal preparation in a local senior center, or make holiday-themed or birthday cards to be delivered by volunteers. Anyone can donate cards, apply through the website to volunteer.

Celebrate Someone in Your Life! 
Interview a grandparent or another elderly person in your life! Ask about their childhood, their family, and the lessons that they have learned in their journey through life. This interview can even be transcribed and preserved to contribute to your family history.

Special Needs

Best Buddies
Rockland, Westchester, Putnam, Bronx 10+
Friendship program fosters one-on-one friendships between students with and without intellectual or developmental disabilities (IDD) through group and individual activities. E-buddies program is a safe place online for these friendships to be built through a pen-pal program. Sign up through the website.

KEEN New York
Manhattan, Bronx, 16+
Serve as a personal coach for athletes with special needs. Apply through the website.

Contact: (212) 768-6785

Pegasus Therapeutic Riding
Putnam County, 13+ or special projects for younger students
Provides horse-riding therapy for individuals with special needs. There are a wide variety of volunteer opportunities and many do not require horse experience. Sign up through the website.

John A. Coleman School
Westchester County, 14+
School for children with special needs ages 1-7. Volunteers assist in classrooms, help at special events, and work at the reception desk.

Contact: (914) 294-6114

Cardinal Hayes Home
Westchester County, 15+
Home and school for youth with disabilities. Individual volunteers join in classroom activities.

Contact: Cathy Varano, [email protected]

Poverty, Food Pantries & Soup Kitchens

Diocesan Food Pantries & Soup Kitchens
Contact your local food pantry or soup kitchen for information about donating food or volunteering.

Don Bosco Soup Kitchen and Food Pantry
Westchester County, 15+ or 10+ with adult
Volunteers needed on weekday and Saturday mornings to help with food distribution.

Contact: Carmen Linero, (914) 552-9541 or [email protected]

Part of the Solution (POTS) 
Assists individuals living in poverty with a wide range of services. Volunteers needed for dining room serving, meal prep, and food pantry stocking. Sign up through the website.

Global Medical Relief Fund
Staten Island, 13+ or 1 adult for 5 kids under 12
Helps children from war-torn areas who come to the US for medical treatment. Volunteers might help with cleaning, yard work, or reading to the kids.

Contact: (718) 448-6984 ext. 103


Respect Life Curriculum

RLW is week-long, cross-curricular program of lesson plans, prayer, special projects, and service that invite students in grades PK-12 to reflect on the infinite love of Christ for each and every person.

Topics covered includes: abortion, post-abortion healing, marriage, environment, and immigration.

Curriculum for Teachers
Curriculum for DRE’s/Catechists
Curriculum for Youth Ministers

Parish Poster Resource

Does your parish have this Archdiocesan poster resource hanging at your doors? Click on the posters above to download a printable 8 1/2 x 11 in. PDF to include in your bulletins. Available in English and Español.

If you would like a professionally printed large poster-size, please contact the Respect Life Office