UPCOMING EVENTS

MLK 2019: Canvass to Reduce Hunger in Brooklyn on January 17th

Brooklyn, New York

Thursday | January 17, 2019

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MLK 2019: Advocating for Incarcerated People with the Osborne Association

Brooklyn, New York

Thursday | January 17, 2019

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MLK 2019: Serve Dinner to the Harlem Community on January 17th

New York, New York

Thursday | January 17, 2019

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MLK 2019: Harlem Celebration of Volunteerism with Reading Partners

New York, New York

Thursday | January 17, 2019

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MLK 2019: Give Out Groceries at a Brooklyn Food Pantry on January 18th

Brooklyn, New York

Friday | January 18, 2019

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MLK 2019: Serving Bed-Stuy Community at St. John’s Bread and Life

Brooklyn, New York

Friday | January 18, 2019

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MLK 2019: Help Swab at Congregation Beth Elohim with Gift of Life!

Brooklyn, New York

Friday | January 18, 2019

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MLK 2019: Brooklyn Tutor Mixer

Brooklyn, New York

Friday | January 18, 2019

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MLK 2019: Stock a Neighborhood Harlem Food Pantry

New York, New York

Friday | January 18, 2019

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MLK 2019: Help Swab at Harlem JCC Shabbat Dinner with Gift of Life!

New York, New York

Friday | January 18, 2019

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MLK 2019: Family Picnic + Potluck Shabbat on Environmental Justice

New York, New York

Friday | January 18, 2019

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MLK 2019: Fun with the Residents of the TLC Women’s Shelter with BCS

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Saturday | January 19, 2019

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MLK 2019: Imani Garden Construction

Brooklyn, New York

Saturday | January 19, 2019

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MLK 2019: Digital Girl Hour of Code

Brooklyn, New York

Saturday | January 19, 2019

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MLK 2019: Volunteer to Paint Classrooms at East Harlem Scholar’s Academy!

New York, New York

Saturday | January 19, 2019

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MLK 2019: Canvass to Reduce Hunger in Central Harlem with Hunger Free America

New York, New York

Saturday | January 19, 2019

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MLK 2019: Prepare for Spring at a Brooklyn Community Garden

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Sunday | January 20, 2019

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MLK 2019: Cook Dinner at Brooklyn Shelter

Brooklyn, New York

Sunday | January 20, 2019

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MLK 2019: Package Seeds with Friends of Brower Park

Brooklyn, New York

Sunday | January 20, 2019

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MLK 2019: Send Books to Prisoners with Books Through Bars

Brooklyn, New York

Sunday | January 20, 2019

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MLK 2019: Help Paint and Clean Brooklyn Homeless Shelter Drop in Center!

Brooklyn, New York

Sunday | January 20, 2019

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MLK 2019: Package meals for Brooklyn Homeless Shelter!

Brooklyn, New York

Sunday | January 20, 2019

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Sunday Supper with RAPHA

Brooklyn,

Sunday | January 20, 2019

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A Manhattanville Sunday Supper

Brooklyn, New York

Sunday | January 20, 2019

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MLK 2019: Rescue Food from a Harlem Bagel Shop!

New York, New York

Sunday | January 20, 2019

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MLK 2019: Volunteer to Paint Classrooms at East Harlem Scholar’s Academy!

New York, New York

Sunday | January 20, 2019

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MLK 2019: Canvass to Reduce Hunger in Central Harlem with Hunger Free America

New York, New York

Sunday | January 20, 2019

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MLK 2019 Open Canopy: Tu B’Shvat Seder & Learning

New York, New York

Sunday | January 20, 2019

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MLK 2019: Pack Sensory Kits with B’nai Jeshurun and Repair the World

New York, New York

Sunday | January 20, 2019

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MLK 2019: Canvas for Tenants Rights with the Met Council on Housing

Bronx, New York

Monday | January 21, 2019

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MLK 2019: Volunteer at the Brooklyn Children’s Museum

Brooklyn, New York

Monday | January 21, 2019

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MLK 2019: Create a Meditation Nook at Brooklyn Landmark!

Brooklyn, New York

Monday | January 21, 2019

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MLK 2019: Learn about Housing Justice with the Met Council on Housing

Brooklyn, New York

Monday | January 21, 2019

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MLK 2019: Help Swab at Union Temple with Gift of Life!

Brooklyn, New York

Monday | January 21, 2019

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MLK 2019: HIP2B Healthy with Seeds in the Middle!

Brooklyn, New York

Monday | January 21, 2019

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MLK 2019: Pursue Justice & Support your Brooklyn Neighbors at CBE

Brooklyn, New York

Monday | January 21, 2019

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MLK 2019: Packing and Advocacy for the Met Council on Jewish Poverty

Brooklyn, New York

Monday | January 21, 2019

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MLK 2019: Teen Meal Packaging with the Hunger Van for Brooklyn Community!

Brooklyn, New York

Monday | January 21, 2019

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MLK 2019: Adult Meal Packaging for Brooklyn Community with the Hunger Van

Brooklyn, New York

Monday | January 21, 2019

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MLK 2019: Make Toiletry and Baby Care Kits for a Brooklyn Food Pantry

Brooklyn, New York

Monday | January 21, 2019

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MLK 2019: Family Meal Packaging for Brooklyn Community with the Hunger Van

Brooklyn, New York

Monday | January 21, 2019

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MLK 2019: Support a Community Fair at PS 770!

Brooklyn, New York

Monday | January 21, 2019

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MLK 2019: Send Books to Incarcerated People with Books Through Bars (Monday)

Brooklyn, New York

Monday | January 21, 2019

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MLK 2019: Package Supplies for a Local Shelter at the Brooklyn Children’s Museum

Brooklyn, New York

Monday | January 21, 2019

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MLK 2019: Assemble Food Packages at JCC Harlem

New York, New York

Monday | January 21, 2019

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MLK 2019 day of service: Learning & advocay at Manny Cantor Center!

New York, New York

Monday | January 21, 2019

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MLK 2019: Volunteer to Build Shelves for Local Urban Farm (Ages 16+)

New York, New York

Monday | January 21, 2019

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MLK 2019: Volunteer to Create Beautification Materials for Local Urban Farm (All ages!)

New York, New York

Monday | January 21, 2019

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MLK 2019: Volunteer Create Art with Local Harlem Youth at PAL!

New York, New York

Monday | January 21, 2019

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Night Owls, Freelancers, Retired -Volunteer Opportunities

New York, New York

Wednesday | January 23, 2019

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Friday Volunteering at The Campaign Against Hunger

Brooklyn, New York

Friday | January 25, 2019

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Wednesday Volunteering at The Campaign Against Hunger

Brooklyn, New York

Wednesday | January 30, 2019

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Shop&Stock Volunteering at the Community Kitchen and Pantry of West Harlem

New York, New York

Friday | February 1, 2019

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DOROT’s Winter Visit & Package Delivery Program

New York, New York

Sunday | February 3, 2019

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Hunger Van Packaging for Kids and Families

Brooklyn, New York

Sunday | February 10, 2019

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MLK 2019: Canvass to Reduce Hunger in Brooklyn on January 17th

Volunteer with Repair the World and Hunger Free America! Join us in distributing information about the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) around Nostrand Ave / Eastern Parkway in Crown Heights.


Nationwide, approximately 33% of people eligible for SNAP benefits do not participate. Volunteers will be canvassing on behalf of Hunger Free America in Central Brooklyn to raise awareness about SNAP benefits available to but underutilized by many NYC residents. Canvassing provides crucial information to local residents on who to contact to receive more information and check their eligibility.


Volunteers will get the chance to meet community members and inform others of the benefits of SNAP. Prior to canvassing, we will meet in the Repair the World Brooklyn workshop to provide an overview of SNAP and its importance to the NYC community. We will then do outreach in the community for an hour and return for reflection.


Accessibility info: We will be handing out flyers in various locations in the neighborhood, which requires moving around and being in the cold for varied periods of time.There can be as much or as little walking as the pariticipants choose.


Volunteers ages 15+ please.


If you have any questions or want more information, contact Riki Robinson at [email protected]

Date

Thursday | January 17, 2019

Time

3:30 PM - 5:30 PM eastern time

Location

808 Nostrand Avenue
Brooklyn, New York, 11216

MLK 2019: Advocating for Incarcerated People with the Osborne Association

As part of our MLK week of service, join Repair the World in learning from the Osborne Association about the issues facing families where a parent is incarcerated, and advocating for those parents.  


The Osborne Association works in partnership with individuals, families, and communities to create opportunities for people affected by the criminal justice system to further develop their strengths and lead lives of responsibility and contribution. They design, implement, and advocate for solutions that prevent and reduce the damage caused by crime and incarceration.


The Osborne Association will talk about their work, and then volunteers will call elected officials to ask for incarcerated parents to be relocated to prisons that are closer to their children, and for children and families to have access to buses to visit parents in prison. 


Any ages can come to the event, but it is suggested for people high school and older. The Repair the World workshop has no steps, but is not a fully ADA-compliant space due to a too-small bathroom. All restrooms at the workshop are gender-neutral. 

Date

Thursday | January 17, 2019

Time

6:30 PM - 8:30 PM eastern time

Location

808 Nostrand Avenue
Brooklyn, New York, 11216

MLK 2019: Serve Dinner to the Harlem Community on January 17th

Volunteer with Repair The World at the Community Kitchen and Pantry of West Harlem on to serve dinner on January 17th. 


The Community Kitchen and Pantry of West Harlem is an initiative of the Food Bank of New York City, with the mission of ending hunger by organizing food, information and support for community survival, empowerment, and dignity. The full-service soup kitchen and food pantry helps provide more than 100,000 free meals each month.


On January 17th, volunteers will be serving food during the evening Community Meal at the Community Kitchen, which is open to any member of the Harlem community who is need of a hot meal.


Volunteers are required to wear closed toed shoes & shirts with sleeves, long pants are recommended. 


If you have any questions or want to learn more information, feel free to email Danna Creager at [email protected] 


Ages 18+

Date

Thursday | January 17, 2019

Time

3:30 PM - 6:30 PM eastern time

Location

252 West 116th Street
New York, New York, 10026

MLK 2019: Harlem Celebration of Volunteerism with Reading Partners

Join Repair The World and Reading Partners for a Celebration of Volunteerism and Informal Orientation in Harlem! 


Reading Partners envisions a future where all children in the US have the reading skills necessary to reach their full potential. Their mission is to help children become lifelong readers by empowering communities to provide individualized instruction with measurable results. They believe that the ability to read transforms lives and changes outcomes for children and communities. They want every child to experience the joy and power of becoming a lifelong reader, and we are focused on this mission.


During the Celebration of Volunteerism, Reading Partners and Repair the World will honor current volunteers and welcome potential volunteers interested in tutoring with Reading Partners. There will be an all tutor mixer with hors d’overs and drinks followed by a tutor orientation for new tutors and an in-person training for current tutors to continue to build tutoring skills. If you are a current tutor with Reading Partners, please bring a potential tutor to accompany you as well!


Accessibility: Not wheelchair accessible


Ages: 14+


Please email Jill Levinson at [email protected] if you have any questions.

Date

Thursday | January 17, 2019

Time

5:30 PM - 7:30 PM eastern time

Location

244 West 144th Street Third Floor Library
New York, New York, 10030

MLK 2019: Give Out Groceries at a Brooklyn Food Pantry on January 18th

Volunteer with Repair the World at the The Campaign Against Hunger (TCAH) in Bed Stuy!


TCAH operates NYC’s largest emergency food pantry — five days a week, New Yorkers in need visit the pantry to receive free food. The pantry is unique because it allows clients to have a choice in the food they are given, similar to shopping at a supermarket. Clients can choose from fresh fruits, vegetables and various food items according to their preference instead of receiving a pre-packaged pantry bag.


Volunteers help stock and organize the pantry, greet clients, and assist clients in selecting their choices from the pantry. Closed toed shoes & shirts with sleeves are required for all projects, longer pants are recommended.


Accessibility info: TCAH is not wheelchair accessible, nor is it scent-free.


Ages 15+ please.


If you have any questions or want to learn more information, feel free to email Riki at [email protected].

Date

Friday | January 18, 2019

Time

11:30 AM - 2:30 PM eastern time

Location

2010 Fulton Street
Brooklyn, New York, 11233

MLK 2019: Serving Bed-Stuy Community at St. John’s Bread and Life

Come start your MLK weekend off with some service and volunteer at St. John’s Bread & Life, one of Brooklyn’s largest food pantries/soup kitchens that offers a multitude of other social services! St. John’s Bread & Life serves nearly 3,000 meals to hungry New Yorkers every day and is the only facility in New York to have a Digital Food Choice Pantry; come check it out yourself!




Volunteers will be working in the kitchen helping to serve/prepare breakfast and lunch or will be in helping out in the food pantry. Please wear closed-toed shoes and pants.




Schedule for volunteers:


7:45-10:00 – Breakfast shift


10:15-12:30 – Lunch shift




This event is wheelchair accessible. 


If you have any questions, please reach out to Josh at [email protected]

Date

Friday | January 18, 2019

Time

7:45 AM - 12:30 PM eastern time

Location

795 Lexington Avenue
Brooklyn, New York, 11221

MLK 2019: Help Swab at Congregation Beth Elohim with Gift of Life!

Inspired by Dr. King and motivated to serve? Want to spend your MLK Weekend making a difference and giving back? Come volunteer with Repair the World by supporting Gift of Life‘s Bone Marrow drive!


We’ll be swabbing at Congregation Beth Elohim (CBE) and will be supporting the amazing work that happens at Gift of Life. There will also be free dinner included!


“It all begins with one remarkable person, one life-changing swab and one huge win — finding a match and a cure.” To learn more about blood cancer and Gift of Life’s impact, click here


If you have any questions, please reach out to Josh at [email protected] 

Date

Friday | January 18, 2019

Time

7:30 PM - 10:30 PM eastern time

Location

274 Garfield Place
Brooklyn, New York, 11215

MLK 2019: Brooklyn Tutor Mixer

Volunteer with Repair the World at Reading Partners‘ Celebration of Volunteerism in Brooklyn. Reading Partners envisions a future where all children in the US have the reading skills necessary to reach their full potential. Our mission is to help children become lifelong readers by empowering communities to provide individualized instruction with measurable results. We fundamentally believe that the ability to read transforms lives and changes outcomes for children and communities. We want every child to experience the joy and power of becoming a lifelong reader, and we are focused on this mission.


During our Celebration of Volunteerism events, Reading Partners and Repair the World will honor current volunteers and welcome potential volunteers interested in tutoring with Reading Partners. There will be an all tutor mixer with hors d’overs and drinks followed by a tutor orientation for new tutors and an in-person training for current tutors to continue to build tutoring skills. If you are a current tutor with Reading Partners, please bring a potential tutor to accompany you as well!


Accessability: Not wheelchair accessible


Ages: 14+


Please email Maya Hawkins at [email protected] if you have any questions.

Date

Friday | January 18, 2019

Time

4:30 PM - 6:30 PM eastern time

Location

700 Park Ave Reading Center
Brooklyn, New York, 11206

MLK 2019: Stock a Neighborhood Harlem Food Pantry

Volunteer with Repair The World at the Community Kitchen and Pantry of West Harlem on January 18th




The Community Kitchen and Pantry of West Harlem is an initiative of the Food Bank of New York City, with the mission of ending hunger by organizing food, information and support for community survival, empowerment, and dignity. The full-service soup kitchen and food pantry helps provide more than 100,000 free meals each month.


Volunteers will help stock and organize the pantry, greet clients, and assist clients in selecting their choices from the pantry. Closed toed shoes & shirts with sleeves are required for all projects, longer pants are recommended.


Basic Spanish knowledge not necessary, but encouraged!


Ages 18+


If you have any questions or want to learn more information, feel free to email Danna Creager at [email protected]

Date

Friday | January 18, 2019

Time

9:00 AM - 1:00 PM eastern time

Location

252 West 116th Street
New York, New York, 10026

MLK 2019: Help Swab at Harlem JCC Shabbat Dinner with Gift of Life!

Inspired by Dr. King and motivated to serve? Want to spend your MLK Weekend making a difference and giving back? Come volunteer with Repair the World by supporting Gift of Life‘s Bone Marrow drive!


Repair The World volunteers be swabbing potential Bone Marrow donors at a local Shabbat dinner at the JCC of Harlem. Free dinner included!


“It all begins with one remarkable person, one life-changing swab and one huge win — finding a match and a cure.” To learn more about blood cancer and Gift of Life’s impact, click here


If you have any questions, please reach out to Josh at [email protected] 

Date

Friday | January 18, 2019

Time

7:30 PM - 9:30 PM eastern time

Location

318 West 118th Street
New York, New York, 10026

MLK 2019: Family Picnic + Potluck Shabbat on Environmental Justice

Cost is $18/family. You will be contacted regarding payment after reserving your space.


Celebrate Shabbat in an evening of learning, activities, and ritual for the whole family in a potluck-style picnic dinner. The program, highlighting the themes of racial and environmental justice informed by the teachings and legacy of Dr. King, will be facilitated by family educators from JCC Harlem and Repair The World.


For this potluck-style picnic meal, bring a vegetarian, dairy, and/or parve dishes for you and your guests to enjoy. You needn’t share or be shared with, but are welcome to. We’ll provide utensils, adult and kid-friendly drinks, challah, grape juice, and dessert.

Date

Friday | January 18, 2019

Time

4:00 PM - 6:30 PM eastern time

Location

318 West 118th Street
New York, New York, 10026

MLK 2019: Fun with the Residents of the TLC Women’s Shelter with BCS

As part of our MLK week of service, join Repair the World to do a fun and cheering activity with residents at the TLC Women’s Shelter, in partnership with Brooklyn Community Services.


The BCS Transitional Living Community, a 30-bed section of the Brooklyn Women’s Shelter in East New York, was established in 1989. TLC, located in the Brooklyn Women’s Shelter in East New York, supports homeless women who are suffering from severe mental illness and dealing with domestic violence, sexual assault, or trauma. BCS provides counseling, temporary shelter and assistance to secure permanent housing.


For more information please contact Jaz Twersky at [email protected]

Date

Saturday | January 19, 2019

Time

11:00 AM - 2:00 PM central time

MLK 2019: Imani Garden Construction

Volunteer with Repair the World at Imani Community Garden to do construction and repairs on their chicken coop and keep the chickens warm this winter! We will also be doing some general cleanup of the garden. Imani Community Garden is a vital community green space where memebers of the neighborhood hold gatherings, grow vegetables, and raise chickens. It is a vital green oasis in an area in need of open, outdoor space. 




Accessability: This project will require construction work.


Ages: 14+


Email Maya Hawkins at [email protected] if you have any questions.

Date

Saturday | January 19, 2019

Time

10:00 AM - 1:00 PM eastern time

Location

87-91 Schenectady Avenue
Brooklyn, New York, 11213

MLK 2019: Digital Girl Hour of Code

Volunteer with Repair the World at Digital Girl’s Hour of Code event!


Digital Girl’s mission is to encourage inner city youth, especially girls to pursue careers in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. They are motivated by the overall lag in the United States in producing an adequate number of STEM professionals as well as the under representation of women and people of color in STEM fields. Through early application, hands on training, mentorship, tutoring and social events Digital Girl will boost confidence, raise self esteem and STEM career awareness in less fortunate areas to create professionals who can be positive contributors to society.


Volunteers will support professional coders by helping the kids stay focused, energized, and excited. This is an introduction to block coding so nobody (volunteers or kids) needs to have any experience. We’ll all be learning together! Lunch will be provided.


Accessibility Info: Our workshop is not ADA compliant because of the lack of bathroom space, but is otherwise wheechair accessible. 


Ages for volunteers: 14+ please


Ages for kids: 5+


If you have any questions or want to learn more information, feel free to email Maya Hawkins at [email protected].

Date

Saturday | January 19, 2019

Time

11:00 AM - 2:00 PM eastern time

Location

808 Nostrand Avenue
Brooklyn, New York, 11216

MLK 2019: Volunteer to Paint Classrooms at East Harlem Scholar’s Academy!

Breakfast and lunch provided! *** Not kosher***


Students deserve a bright and beautiful learning environment! On January 19th, Repair The World is partnering with East Harlem Tutorial Program to improve the physical space at East Harlem Scholars Academy II Elementary at the Jackie Robinson Educational Complex (JREC). To make this happen, we need volunteers who are willing to donate their time to help paint! This event is open to everyone and we could use all the help we can get. Volunteers are welcome to stay as long as they are able to commit to.


East Harlem Scholars Academy II is operated by East Harlem Tutorial Program (EHTP). EHTP is a community-based organization that operates free after-school and summer programs, as well as a network of public charter schools, called East Harlem Scholars Academies.


We need volunteers to sign up for one of two shifts!


10:00 AM – 1:00 PM


2:00 PM – 5:00 PM


Volunteers should meet at 1573 Madison Ave, New York, NY 10029 (entrance on 106th St.) Please reach out to [email protected] with any questions! Ages 15 and below must be accompanied by an adult.



Date

Saturday | January 19, 2019

Time

10:00 AM - 5:00 PM eastern time

Location

1573 Madison Avenue #408
New York, New York, 10029

MLK 2019: Canvass to Reduce Hunger in Central Harlem with Hunger Free America

Volunteer with Repair the World to distribute information about the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).


Nationwide, approximately 33% of people eligible for SNAP benefits do not participate. Volunteers will be canvassing on behalf of Hunger Free America in Central Harlem to raise awareness about SNAP benefits available to but underutilized by many NYC residents. Canvassing provides crucial information to local residents on who to contact to receive more information and check their eligibility. 


Volunteers will get the chance to meet community members and inform others of the benefits of SNAP. Prior to canvassing, we will meet at JCC Harlem (318 W 118th St) to provide an overview of SNAP and its importance to the NYC community. We will then do outreach in the community for an hour and return for reflection. 


If you have any questions or want more information, contact Danna Creager at [email protected] 

Date

Saturday | January 19, 2019

Time

4:00 PM - 6:00 PM eastern time

Location

318 W 118th St
New York, New York, 10026

MLK 2019: Prepare for Spring at a Brooklyn Community Garden

Volunteer with Repair the World at Bushwick City Farms (BCF)! We will be preparing for the spring by engaging in hands-on work such as composting and other farm maintenance. We will be outside so be sure to dress warmly and wear closed toed shoes. 


BCF is a network of open spaces run by neighborhood volunteers that provide free food, clothing, and educational programs for the community. BCF builds and helps maintain vegetable gardens for local public schools, holds free beginner’s English classes, and coordinates with local businesses to distribute bread and fresh produce donations. All help they receive is on a volunteer basis. 


All ages welcome; this is a family friendly event.


Accessibility info: We will be doing garden work that requires physical labor (specific tasks to be decided, but likely a mix of weeding, composting, and more). The entrance to the farm does not involve steps but the ground is uneven as there are woodchips on the ground.


If you have any questions or want to learn more information, feel free to email Alison Rollman at [email protected]

Date

Sunday | January 20, 2019

Time

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM eastern time

Location

Bushwick City Farm 354 Stockton St, Brooklyn, NY 11206

MLK 2019: Cook Dinner at Brooklyn Shelter

Come volunteer with CAMBA’s Respite Bed Program, an opportunity that houses a select group of people who are homeless at various churches and synagogues. As a volunteer, you’ll be serving at these churches and synagogues, making a real impact in the lives of these individuals by cooking dinner, sharing a meal, and/or staying overnight in a smaller, more intimate setting with CAMBA’s clients.


One thing that may be lacking in traditional homeless shelters is intimate and family-atmosphere meals. In the Respite Bed Program, we create a space for both volunteers and guests to have a home cooked meal as well as a clean and secure environment.


This volunteer opportunity will be fun, flexible, and educational. You will have the opportunity to cook with other volunteers, share a meal with a diverse group of people experiencing poverty, and learn about Dr. King’s work on food and housing insecurity. 




Schedule for volunteers:


5:00-8:00pm volunteers will be cooking, baking and setting up for dinner.


8:00 volunteers will engage in conversations during dinner, and then help clean up.


CAMBA is looking for volunteers to stay overnight at the shelter from 9:00pm-5:30am. A training will be included.


Volunteers will start cooking around 5:00pm, set up will start at 7:00pm, and dinner will begin around 8:00pm. 




This will be a reoccurring event, so stay tuned for our next CAMBA cooking and overnights in February! If you’re interested but want more information about this volunteer opportunity, please reach out to Josh at [email protected]


This event is not wheelchair accessible. 


CAMBA takes a comprehensive approach to help individuals, families, and communities thrive, offering integrated programs in Economic Development, Education & Youth Development, Family Support, Health, Housing, and Legal Services. Our programs build inclusive communities where New Yorkers have the support they need to reach their full potential. You can also find out more information about CAMBA’s Respite Bed Program here!

Date

Sunday | January 20, 2019

Time

5:00 PM - 9:00 PM eastern time

Location

3114 Glenwood Road
Brooklyn, New York, 11210

MLK 2019: Package Seeds with Friends of Brower Park

Volunteer with Repair the World and Friends of Brower Park to package seeds during the winter season. Friends of Brower Park is working to implement its vision to preserve a human connection to the natural world  through partnerships with the NYC Department of Parks, the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, the Brooklyn Children’s Museum, local schools and cultural organizations. In a time of human caused climate change, it is more important than ever to restore the park’s native plant infrastructure. The Friends of Brower Park provides authentic experiences and activities with the purpose of educating our community about the sensitive natural ecosystems that define the park and the economic, cultural, and health benefits this beautiful green space provides to the Crown Heights Community.


Please reach out to Tori at [email protected] with any questions! Food will be provided.


This event is open to volunteers of all ages. The venue for this event is wheelchair accessible, but the bathrooms are not ADA compliant. 

Date

Sunday | January 20, 2019

Time

3:00 PM - 5:00 PM eastern time

Location

808 Nostrand Avenue
Brooklyn, New York, 11216

MLK 2019: Send Books to Prisoners with Books Through Bars

As part of our MLK week of service, join Repair the World to package books to send to incarecerated people with Books Through Bars. NYC Books Through Bars is an all-volunteer-run group that sends free, donated books to incarcerated people across the nation.


We’ll be reading letters from people in prison, filling book requests, putting together packages to mail to prisons, and cleaning the space where donated books are stored before they’re sent out.


Books Though Bars is located in the basement of Freebird Books, and can be dusty; wear close-toed shoes and clothes that can get dirty. This is not an accessible location; entrance is via the hatch, and a set of stairs, and the floor can be uneven. Watch your head when entering. This is suggested for people 14 and older and is not appropriate for young children.  

Date

Sunday | January 20, 2019

Time

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM eastern time

Location

123 Columbia Street
Brooklyn, New York, 11231

MLK 2019: Help Paint and Clean Brooklyn Homeless Shelter Drop in Center!

Looking for an opportunity to help and learn about those who experience homelessness and housing insecurity? Come spend your MLK day painting and cleaning CAMBA’s Drop in Center and shelter! 


CAMBA takes a comprehensive approach to help individuals, families, and communities thrive, offering integrated programs in Economic Development, Education & Youth Development, Family Support, Health, Housing, and Legal Services. Our programs build inclusive communities where New Yorkers have the support they need to reach their full potential. You can also find out more information about CAMBA’s Respite Bed Program here!


Volunteers are asked to wear clothes that you don’t mind getting dirty!


If you have any questions, please reach out to Josh at [email protected]

Date

Sunday | January 20, 2019

Time

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM eastern time

Location

2402 Atlantic Avenue
Brooklyn, New York, 11233

MLK 2019: Package meals for Brooklyn Homeless Shelter!

Looking for an opportunity to help and learn about those who experience homelessness and housing insecurity? Come spend your MLK day creating food packages and warmth packages for CAMBA’s homeless shelter!

CAMBA takes a comprehensive approach to help individuals, families, and communities thrive, offering integrated programs in Economic Development, Education & Youth Development, Family Support, Health, Housing, and Legal Services. Our programs build inclusive communities where New Yorkers have the support they need to reach their full potential. You can also find out more information about CAMBA’s Respite Bed Program here!

If you have any questions, please reach out to Josh at [email protected]

Date

Sunday | January 20, 2019

Time

11:00 AM - 3:00 PM eastern time

Location

145 Brooklyn Avenue
Brooklyn, New York, 11213

Sunday Supper with RAPHA

Join Repair the World and RAPHA, as we host Sunday Supper! Sunday suppers are community meals Inspired by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s vision that people of diverse backgrounds would come together to discuss injustices of the day. We will be hosting dinner at the RAPHA workshop and engaging in dialogue with our Brooklyn neighbors about gentrification and its impact on Brooklyn, and learn how we as a community can mobilize for change through service.

Date

Sunday | January 20, 2019

Time

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM eastern time

Location

78 Saratoga ave
Brooklyn 11233

A Manhattanville Sunday Supper

Join Repair the World and Manhattanville Coffee shop, as we host Sunday Supper! Sunday suppers are community meals Inspired by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s vision that people of diverse backgrounds would come together to discuss injustices of the day. We will be hosting dinner at the Manhattanville Coffee shop and engaging in dialogue with our Brooklyn neighbors about gentrification and its impact on Brooklyn, and learn how we as a community can mobilize for change through service.

Date

Sunday | January 20, 2019

Time

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM eastern time

Location

167 Rogers Avenue
Brooklyn, New York, 11216

MLK 2019: Rescue Food from a Harlem Bagel Shop!

Volunteer with Repair the World and Rescuing Leftover Cuisine to save food that would otherwise go to waste. Rescuing Leftover Cuisine is a national non-profit food rescue organization headquartered in New York City that provides solutions to prevent excess wholesome cuisine from being wasted. RLC provides services such as food waste consulting, excess food delivery, co-branding services, and tax credit assistance.


Volunteers will be picking up excess food from Bo’s Bagels in Harlem and delivering it to NY Common Pantry so that the excess food can be eaten by those who need it. 


If you have any questions or want more information, contact Danna Creager at [email protected] 

Date

Sunday | January 20, 2019

Time

4:45 PM - 6:00 PM eastern time

Location

235 W 116th St
New York, New York, 10026

MLK 2019: Volunteer to Paint Classrooms at East Harlem Scholar’s Academy!

Breakfast and lunch provided!

East Harlem Tutorial Prep (EHTP) is a community-based organization that operates free after-school and summer programs, as well as a network of public charter schools, called East Harlem Scholars Academies.

Their East Harlem Scholars Academy II needs a fresh coat of paint! Join us on Sunday the 20th to apply second coats of paint, touch up as needed, and get the walls in 27 classrooms bright and ready for scholars.

Volunteers should meet at 1573 Madison Ave, New York, NY 10029 (entrance on 106th St.) Please reach out to [email protected] with any questions! Ages 15 and below must be accompanied by an adult.

 

Date

Sunday | January 20, 2019

Time

11:00 AM - 2:00 PM eastern time

Location

1573 Madison Avenue #408
New York, New York, 10029

MLK 2019: Canvass to Reduce Hunger in Central Harlem with Hunger Free America

Volunteer with Repair the World to distribute information about the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).


Nationwide, approximately 33% of people eligible for SNAP benefits do not participate. Volunteers will be canvassing on behalf of Hunger Free America in Central Harlem to raise awareness about SNAP benefits available to but underutilized by many NYC residents. Canvassing provides crucial information to local residents on who to contact to receive more information and check their eligibility. 


Volunteers will get the chance to meet community members and inform others of the benefits of SNAP. Prior to canvassing, we will meet at JCC Harlem (318 W 118th St) to provide an overview of SNAP and its importance to the NYC community. We will then do outreach in the community for an hour and return for reflection. 


If you have any questions or want more information, contact Danna Creager at [email protected] 

Date

Sunday | January 20, 2019

Time

10:30 AM - 12:30 PM eastern time

Location

318 W 118th St
New York, New York, 10026

MLK 2019 Open Canopy: Tu B’Shvat Seder & Learning

Join us at the JCC Harlem for an afternoon of fruitful learning sessions for all ages followed by a Tu B’Shvat seder for adults. We will be using Hazon’s new Tu B’Shvat haggadah to celebrate the new year of the trees and to commemorate Martin Luther King’s legacy.


Schedule:
3-5pm Adult learning & Children’s programming (free, RSVP required)
      
3-4pm
      Romemu Kids Seder for 4th-8th grade
      Hadar learning with Rabbi Avi Kilip


      4-5pm
      SAJ Family Program 4yrs – 3rd grade
      JCAN Program


5-6pm Cocktail Hour (free, RSVP required)
6-8pm Community Seder (tickets required: $18)


Cosponsored by Hazon, JCC Harlem, Harlem Moishe House, SAJRomemu, Hadar,  Repair the World, JCANBased in Harlem, and Be’chol Lashon.

Date

Sunday | January 20, 2019

Time

3:00 PM - 8:00 PM eastern time

Location

318 West 118th Street
New York, New York, 10026

MLK 2019: Pack Sensory Kits with B’nai Jeshurun and Repair the World

Join Repair The World NYC and B’nai Jeshurun on Sunday, January 20th to package and fill bags with sensory objects for kids in local Harlem schools and organizations. We’ll be making stress balls, yarn dolls, and fidget toys. This is a hands-on packaging project that will begin and culminate with a service learning.




This event will take place inside B’nai Jeshurun and is open for all ages. For more information, please contact Jeremy Nicholson at [email protected]

Date

Sunday | January 20, 2019

Time

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM eastern time

Location

257 West 88th Street
New York, New York, 10024

MLK 2019: Canvas for Tenants Rights with the Met Council on Housing

Volunteer with Repair the World and advocate for tenant’s rights by canvassing with the Metropolitan Council on Housing.


The Metropolitan Council on Housing (also known as the Met Council) is a tenants’ rights membership organization made up of New York City tenants who believe in the motto of “housing for people, not profit.” Formed over 50 years ago, the Met Council fights for a city where everyone has access to safe, decent, affordable housing. They organize tenants to stand up not both for their individual rights and for changes to housing policies.


We will be knocking on doors to speak to tenants about any issues they may be having in their building, and providing resources on tenant’s associations and standing up for their rights. We will also be handing out magnets that let people know their rights to heat in the wintertime. Don’t worry if it’s your first time canvassing – we will do a training before we start!


Accessibility info: We will be walking up stairs. Elevator access in apartment complexes is not guaranteed (oftentimes, elevators are in disrepair, which is part of what we are flighting for). Snacks will be provided.


Ages 16+ please.


If you have any questions or want to learn more information, feel free to email Alison Rollman at [email protected]

Date

Monday | January 21, 2019

Time

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM eastern time

Location

E 226 Street & White Plains Road
Bronx, New York, 10466

MLK 2019: Volunteer at the Brooklyn Children’s Museum

Volunteer with Repair the World at the Brooklyn Children’s Museum‘s celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, which will explore peace, empathy, and togetherness. Repair the World volunteers will be informing BCM visitors of the MLK programming and will also be assisting in program facilitation.


Two volunteer shifts are available: 10am-1:30pm and 1:30pm-5pm.


If you have any questions, please email Tori at [email protected]


Volunteers for this event must be ages 14+. The venue for this event is ADA accessible. 

Date

Monday | January 21, 2019

Time

10:00 AM - 5:00 PM eastern time

Location

145 Brooklyn Avenue
Brooklyn, New York, 11213

MLK 2019: Create a Meditation Nook at Brooklyn Landmark!

Volunteer with Repair the World to create a meditation nook for students at Brooklyn Landmark Elementary School to relax and meditate before, during, and after school! Volunteers will be helping to paint a mural, as well as organizing cushions, fountains, and yoga mats. 


Volunteers should be ages 12+. This project is not wheelchair accessible. Please reach out to Tori at [email protected] with any questions.

Date

Monday | January 21, 2019

Time

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM eastern time

Location

251 Macdougal Street
Brooklyn, New York, 11233

MLK 2019: Learn about Housing Justice with the Met Council on Housing

Join Repair the the World in learning more about housing justice issues with a talk by the New York City Commission on Human Rights, followed by a workshop led by the Metropolitan Council on Housing.


Dinner will be provided buffet-style, followed by presentations about housing discrimination and tenant’s rights in NYC and about the fight to renew and strengthen the rent laws in the face of gentrification and rent increases. We will also participate in advocacy projects such as signing postcards to send to our representatives.


The NYC Commission on Human Rights is the city agency responsible for enforcing and educating the public on the Human Rights Law, one of the most comprehensive civil rights laws in the country. The Commission works to combat discrimination in employment, housing, and public accommodations based on race, religion, age, national origin, alienage or citizenship status, gender (including sexual harassment), gender identity, sexual orientation, and more.


The Metropolitan Council on Housing (also known as the Met Council) is a tenants’ rights membership organization made up of New York City tenants who believe in the motto of “housing for people, not profit.” Formed over 50 years ago, the Met Council fights for a city where everyone has access to safe, decent, affordable housing. They organize tenants to stand up not both for their individual rights and for changes to housing policies.


Accessibility info: The Repair the World workshop is not ADA compliant because of the lack of bathroom space but is otherwise wheelchair accessible. The workshop does not have any stairs, however, the floor is a bit uneven at some points. We will be sitting in chairs.


Ages 16+, please. Food 


If you have any questions or want to learn more information, feel free to email Alison Rollman at [email protected] or Jaz Twersky at [email protected]

Date

Monday | January 21, 2019

Time

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM eastern time

Location

808 Nostrand Avenue
Brooklyn, New York, 11216

MLK 2019: Help Swab at Union Temple with Gift of Life!

Inspired by Dr. King and motivated to serve? Want to spend your MLK day making a difference and giving back? Come volunteer with Repair the World by supporting Gift of Life‘s Bone Marrow drive!


We’ll be swabbing at Union Temple and will be supporting the amazing work that happens at Gift of Life. “It all begins with one remarkable person, one life-changing swab and one huge win — finding a match and a cure.” To learn more about blood cancer and Gift of Life’s impact, click here


Two volunteer shifts are available: 10-11:30am and 3-4:30pm.


If you have any questions, please reach out to Josh at [email protected] 

Date

Monday | January 21, 2019

Time

10:00 AM - 4:30 PM eastern time

Location

17 Eastern Parkway
Brooklyn, New York, 11238

MLK 2019: HIP2B Healthy with Seeds in the Middle!

Volunteer with Repair the World and Seeds in the Middle at PS 284 during our annual MLK Week of Service! 


We’re looking for volunteers to facilitate activities such as soccer, basketball, yoga, and more! If you’re interested in faciltiating one of these activities, please reach out to Tori at [email protected] If you’re interested in supporting these activities, please sign up above!


Seeds in the Middle’s HIP2BHEALTHY Market was named by fourth graders! This school-run stand sells nutritious, organic snacks and fresh produce for as little as a quarter to compete with the bodegads’ chips, sodas and junk food. Children learn business skills, advertising, marketing, supply and demand, and more.


On Monday, January 21st, come help run the HIP2BHEALTHY market! Choose a shift that works for you!



  • 9am-10am: help set up!

  • 10am-2pm: help run the market!

  • 2pm-3pm: help clean up!


Volunteers for this event should be ages 14+. This event is ADA accessible. Please reach out to Tori at [email protected] with any questions.

Date

Monday | January 21, 2019

Time

9:00 AM - 3:00 PM eastern time

Location

213 Osborn Street
Brooklyn, New York, 11212

MLK 2019: Pursue Justice & Support your Brooklyn Neighbors at CBE

Make a difference this MLK Day with Congregation Beth Elohim (CBE) and Repair the World. Join us to: support youth poets, paint a mural in the synagogue, prepare food for a local pantry, and package birthdays-in-a-bag for a local partner in need. Our projects include:


Conversation with locally incacerated poets – This project is in collaboration with Free Minds and great for ages 15 and up. We will read poems written by local people that are incarcerated and then write comments and encouragement in colorful ink, literally “on the same page.” Those pages are then sent back to the poets. The impact is powerful and transformative. 


Painting a mural at CBE – This project is great for young children! They will help paint a mural to brighten CBE.


Prepare packaged meals for people experiencing food insecurity – This project is great for ages 12 and up. We will package food to be distributed by The Campaign Against Hunger (TCAH). TCAH serves 30,000 people each month in Brooklyn and this project will increase their ability to fight hunger.


All ages welcome. The venue is wheelchair accessible.


If you have any questions or want to learn more information, feel free to email Riki Robinson at [email protected]

Date

Monday | January 21, 2019

Time

9:30 AM - 12:00 PM eastern time

Location

274 Garfield Pl
Brooklyn, New York, 11215

MLK 2019: Packing and Advocacy for the Met Council on Jewish Poverty

Volunteer with Repair the World by joining us to package necessary supplies and advocate for clients who utilize service with the Met Council on Jewish Poverty. Hosted by Union Temple, participants will take part in an advocacy project on access to food choice, package cleaning supply kits, assemble baby care kits, and learn about Dr. King’s legacy. 


The Met Council on Jewish Poverty serves over tens of thousands of clients throughout the city’s five boroughs. They seek to fight poverty through comprehensive social services while treating every individual with dignity and respect. They engage with a variety of needs from affordable housing, capacity building initiatives, career services, crisis intervention, and family violence services, to health insurance enrollment assistance, home care programs, home services, immigrant services, and kosher food distribution.


This is a family friendly event; all ages are welcome.


Shift 1 (10am-11:30am), Shift 2 (12:30pm-2pm) and Shift 3 (2:30-4pm) are suited for children ages 5-12 and adults of all ages. 


Shift 4 (4:30pm-6pm) is open specifically to tweens and teens ages 12+. 


Accessibility information: We’ll be on the 1st & 3rd floors. Union Temple has an elevator and the building has a ramp for wheelchair access.


If you have any questions or want to learn more, email Rachel Figurasmith at [email protected]

Date

Monday | January 21, 2019

Time

10:00 AM - 6:00 PM eastern time

Location

17 Eastern Parkway
Brooklyn, New York, 11238

MLK 2019: Teen Meal Packaging with the Hunger Van for Brooklyn Community!

This MLK Day, volunteer with the Repair the World and the Hunger Van! An initiative created by Muslim’s Against Hunger, the Hunger Van uses local volunteer facilities for volunteers to prepare and distribute meals in neighborhoods where hunger is a real issue.


People from all over New York will come together to prepare and package about 3,750 meals per shift to be delivered throughout the Brooklyn community. 


This volunteer shifts is from 12-1:30pm and is only for teenagers (and parents). 


Join us at the Repair the World Workshop to prepare healthy food for people experiencing food/housing insecurity and homelessness. After the food is packaged, we’ll discuss hunger and food insecurity in NYC as well as Dr. King’s legacy!


This event is wheelchair accessible.


If you have any questions, please reach out to Josh at [email protected]

Date

Monday | January 21, 2019

Time

12:00 PM - 1:30 PM eastern time

Location

808 Nostrand Avenue
Brooklyn, New York, 11216

MLK 2019: Adult Meal Packaging for Brooklyn Community with the Hunger Van

This MLK Day, volunteer with the Repair the World and the Hunger Van! An initiative created by Muslim’s Against Hunger, the Hunger Van uses local volunteer facilities for volunteers to prepare and distribute meals in neighborhoods where hunger is a real issue.


People from all over New York will come together to prepare and package about 3,750 meals per shift to be delivered throughout the Brooklyn community. 


The volunteer shift is from 2-3:30pm and is only for adults


Join us at the Repair the World Workshop to prepare healthy food for people experiencing food/housing insecurity and homelessness. After the food is packaged, we’ll discuss hunger and food insecurity in NYC as well as Dr. King’s legacy!


This event is wheelchair accessible.


If you have any questions, please reach out to Josh at [email protected]

Date

Monday | January 21, 2019

Time

2:00 PM - 3:30 PM eastern time

Location

808 Nostrand Avenue
Brooklyn, New York, 11216

MLK 2019: Make Toiletry and Baby Care Kits for a Brooklyn Food Pantry

Repair the World and Hannah Senesh Community Day School invite you to honor MLK Day by making toiletry kits and baby care kits for St. Johns Bread and Life. We will also be participating in an advocacy project.


Dr. King’s legacy and lifelong pursuit of racial justice inspires us to engage in meaningful conversation about race in our country today. In addition to assembling important materials, this service opportunity provides the unique chance to dive into developmentally appropriate conversations with children about racial justice in Brooklyn


Children will create toiletry kits and baby care kits that will be distributed at St. Johns Bread and Life. St. Johns Bread and Life is one of Brooklyn’s largest food pantry & soup kitchen spaces, and offers a multitude of social services. Items will be packaged together so that clients can easily pick up their items while shopping in the pantry or accessing the soup kitchen.


Parents will participate in a letter-writing advocacy project encouraging city funding to support access to food choice for New Yorkers experiencing food insecurity. 


This opportunity is open to all ages, and is most appropriate for 5-12 year olds. 


This project is hosted by Hannah Senesh Community Day School. The project will take place on multiple floors and can be accessed via elevator. 


If you have any questions or want to learn more information, feel free to email Rachel Figurasmith at [email protected]

Date

Monday | January 21, 2019

Time

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM eastern time

Location

342 Smith Street
Brooklyn, New York, 11231

MLK 2019: Family Meal Packaging for Brooklyn Community with the Hunger Van

TVolunteer with the Repair the World, Fig Tree Program and the Hunger Van! An initiative created by Muslim’s Against Hunger, the Hunger Van uses local volunteer facilities for volunteers to prepare and distribute meals in neighborhoods where hunger is a real issue.


People from all over New York will come together to prepare and package about 3,750 meals per shift to be delivered throughout the Brooklyn community. 


This volunteer shift is from 10am-11:30am and is for kids and parents. 


Join us at the Repair the World Workshop to prepare healthy food for people experiencing food/housing insecurity and homelessness. After the food is packaged, we’ll discuss hunger and food insecurity in NYC as well as Dr. King’s legacy!


This event is wheelchair accessible.


If you have any questions, please reach out to Josh at [email protected]

Date

Monday | January 21, 2019

Time

10:00 AM - 11:30 AM eastern time

Location

Brooklyn, New York, 11216

MLK 2019: Support a Community Fair at PS 770!

Volunteer with Repair the World and Seeds in the Middle at PS 770 during our annual MLK Week of Service! 


We’re looking for volunteers to facilitate activities such as soccer, basketball, yoga, and more! If you’re interested in faciltiating one of these activities, please reach out to Tori at [email protected] If you’re interested in supporting these activities, please sign up above!


Seeds in the Middle’s HIP2BHEALTHY Market was named by fourth graders! This school-run stand sells nutritious, organic snacks and fresh produce for as little as a quarter to compete with the bodegads’ chips, sodas and junk food. Children learn business skills, advertising, marketing, supply and demand, and more.


On Monday, January 21st, come help run the HIP2BHEALTHY market! Choose a shift that works for you!



  • 10am-11am: help set up!

  • 11am-3pm: help run the market!

  • 3pm-4pm: help clean up!


Volunteers for this event should be ages 14+. This event is ADA accessible. Please reach out to Tori at [email protected] with any questions.

Date

Monday | January 21, 2019

Time

10:00 AM - 4:00 PM eastern time

Location

60 East 94th Street
Brooklyn, New York, 11212

MLK 2019: Send Books to Incarcerated People with Books Through Bars (Monday)

As part of our MLK week of service, join Repair the World to package books to send to incarecerated people with Books Through Bars. NYC Books Through Bars is an all-volunteer-run group that sends free, donated books to incarcerated people across the nation.


We’ll be reading letters from people in prison, filling book requests, putting together packages to mail to prisons, and cleaning the space where donated books are stored before they’re sent out.


Books Though Bars is located in the basement of Freebird Books, and can be dusty; wear close-toed shoes and clothes that can get dirty. This is not an accessible location; entrance is via the hatch, and a set of stairs, and the floor can be uneven. Watch your head when entering. This is suggested for people 14 and older and is not appropriate for young children.  

Date

Monday | January 21, 2019

Time

2:00 PM - 5:00 PM eastern time

Location

123 Columbia Street
Brooklyn, New York, 11231

MLK 2019: Package Supplies for a Local Shelter at the Brooklyn Children’s Museum

Package supplies with Repair the World at the Brooklyn Children’s Museum‘s celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, which will explore peace, empathy, and togetherness. 


For the first year ever, Repair the World will host packaging projects for our littlest volunteers. Children ages 2+, along with their grown-ups, are invited to join us to learn about the needs of residents of a Crown Heights-area shelter, package winter care kits, and connect this opportunity with Dr. King’s legacy.   


Note that anyone who joins us for this volunteer opportunity is expected to pay museum membership. If finances are an obstacle, please be in touch. 


If you have any questions, please email Rachel Figurasmith at [email protected]


The venue for this event is ADA accessible. 

Date

Monday | January 21, 2019

Time

10:00 AM - 3:00 PM eastern time

Location

145 Brooklyn Avenue
Brooklyn, New York, 11213

MLK 2019: Assemble Food Packages at JCC Harlem



*Please note that this project takes place in 1.5 hour shifts*



This MLK Day, spend your off time at the JCC Harlem assembling shelf stable food packets for those who receive services from the Community Kitchen and Pantry of West Harlem, an initiative of the Food Bank for New York City. The Community Pantry and Kitchen is an incredible asset in Harlem, offering direct food service to New Yorkers in need since 1984.



Volunteers will create shelf-stable food packets in environmentally friendly packaging and utilizing high quality, bulk food. The food packets created will be available at the Community Kitchen & Food Pantry’s supermarket-style pantry for clients to select to bring home to cook.



Please note that this project takes place in 1.5 hours-long shifts. This opportunity is open to families with children ages 8+, high school students, and volunteers of all ages.



Reach out to Jill Levinson at [email protected] with any questions.
Date

Monday | January 21, 2019

Time

10:00 AM - 4:30 PM eastern time

Location

318 West 118th Street
New York, New York, 10026

MLK 2019 day of service: Learning & advocay at Manny Cantor Center!

This year, students at Edgies Teen Center, in partnership with Resilience Advocacy Project are building an action campaign to make college more accessible for themselves, and all who wish to attend. Stand up for their dreams by joining us this MLK Day.
The event will feature interactive learning, speakers, and a teen-led advocacy project in support of college access for all.
Breakfast and lunch will be served! Everyone attending will receive a t-shirt, and other goodies!

Date

Monday | January 21, 2019

Time

9:30 AM - 2:00 PM eastern time

Location

6th Floor, 197 East Broadway
New York, New York, 10002

MLK 2019: Volunteer to Build Shelves for Local Urban Farm (Ages 16+)

Volunteer with Repair The World and Harlem Grown on MLK day, January 21at! 



Harlem Grown is committed to inspiring youth to lead healthy and ambitious lives through mentorship and hands-on education in urban farming, sustainability, and nutrition. They have a new farm on 127th Street and need shelving and decorations for the shed!  



Sign up for one of the three shifts to build the shelving units for a brand new shed! Please note, builders must be 16+.



10:00 AM – 11:30 AM

12:20 PM – 2:00 PM

3:00 PM – 4:30 PM




The project is taking place at All Souls Episcopal Church, 88 St. Nicholas Ave., 10026. Please email Jeremy Nicholson at [email protected] with any questions.

Date

Monday | January 21, 2019

Time

10:00 AM - 4:30 PM eastern time

Location

88 Saint Nicholas Avenue
New York, New York, 10026

MLK 2019: Volunteer to Create Beautification Materials for Local Urban Farm (All ages!)

Volunteer with Repair The World and Harlem Grown on MLK day, January 21st! 



Harlem Grown is committed to inspiring youth to lead healthy and ambitious lives through mentorship and hands-on education in urban farming, sustainability, and nutrition. They have a new farm on 127th Street and need shelving and decorations for the shed!  



Sign up for one of the three shifts to create beautification materials to decorate a brand new shed! Volunteers will be creating signs of vegetables to be hung outside of the shed. All ages are welcome to participate!



10:00 AM – 11:30 AM

12:20 PM – 2:00 PM

3:00 PM – 4:30 PM




The project is taking place at All Souls Episcopal Church, 88 St. Nicholas Ave., 10026. Please email Jeremy Nicholson at [email protected] with any questions.

Date

Monday | January 21, 2019

Time

10:00 AM - 4:30 PM eastern time

Location

88 Saint Nicholas Avenue
New York, New York, 10026

MLK 2019: Volunteer Create Art with Local Harlem Youth at PAL!

Are you signed up to volunteer this MLK day? Repair The World is seeking 10 volunteers to support the Police Atheltic League with running arts and crafts projects for students at their Harlem center! Volunteers will be facilitating art projects with colored pencils and crayons for about 40 kids. 


The Police Athletic League (PAL) has a mission of supporting and inspiring New York City youth to realize their full individual potential as productive members of society. The PAL is New York City’s largest independent youth development not-for-profit organization. They operate diverse programs serving youth of all ages; from Pre-K and elementary school programs to college readiness and juvenile justice programs. One of PAL’s centers is located in the heart of Harlem and is a safe haven for young people year round. The Harlem Center offers opportunities for academic growth and recreation, arts and crafts, step, and dance.


Contact Jill Levinson with additional questions. 

Date

Monday | January 21, 2019

Time

3:30 PM - 5:00 PM eastern time

Location

441 Manhattan Avenue
New York, New York, 10026

Night Owls, Freelancers, Retired -Volunteer Opportunities

Samaritans of New York operates the city’s 24-hour suicide prevention hotline. Last year, we answered over 82,000 hotline calls. Samaritans is part of a well-established international network of 400 centers in 42 countries where over 20,000 volunteers provide crisis response and emotional support services to people who are in distress, depressed and suicidal.

Samaritans is currently accepting applicants for the February 2019 Hotline Training Class. If you are interested in becoming a Samaritans volunteer, please contact us to attend the next orientation for this class on:

Wednesday, January 23
Monday, January 28
Thursday, January 31

Samaritans greatest priority at this time is to find qualified applicants who are available to work weekday mornings or afternoons. Those applicants will receive preferential treatment.

To receive a Volunteer Information packet, please email [email protected] with the following information:

-your full name
-phone number
-residential street address

Or:

-Inquire through our website: http://samaritansnyc.org/volunteer-2/
– Call 212-673-3041 to receive a Volunteer Information Packet by mail

We look forward to hearing from you!

Volunteer requirements:

• Must be at least 21
• Good English speaking + written skills
• Willing to work as part of a collaborative team
• Available to donate:
o 1 weekday morning, afternoon, evening or weekend shift a week
o 1 overnight shift a month
• No experience necessary!

Date

Wednesday | January 23, 2019

Time

- eastern time

Location

Union Square
New York, New York, 10003

Friday Volunteering at The Campaign Against Hunger

Every Friday afternoon, come volunteer at The Campaign Against Hunger (TCAH) in Bed Stuy. TCAH operates NYC’s largest emergency food pantry — five days a week, New Yorkers in need visit the pantry to receive free food. The pantry is unique because it allows clients to have a choice in the food they are given, similar to shopping at a supermarket. Clients can choose from fresh fruits, vegetables and various food items according to their preference instead of receiving a pre-packaged pantry bag.


Volunteers will be giving support in the backroom (sorting items to be brought into the pantry) or front of the pantry (serving clients).


For further questions, please contact Riki at [email protected].



Date

Friday | January 25, 2019

Time

11:30 AM - 2:30 PM eastern time

Location

2010 Fulton Street
Brooklyn, New York, 11233

Wednesday Volunteering at The Campaign Against Hunger

Every Wednesday afternoon, come volunteer at The Campaign Against Hunger (TCAH) in Bed Stuy. TCAH operates NYC’s largest emergency food pantry — five days a week, New Yorkers in need visit the pantry to receive free food. The pantry is unique because it allows clients to have a choice in the food they are given, similar to shopping at a supermarket. Clients can choose from fresh fruits, vegetables and various food items according to their preference instead of receiving a pre-packaged pantry bag.


Volunteers will be giving support in the backroom (sorting items to be brought into the pantry) or front of the pantry (serving clients).


For further questions, please contact Riki at [email protected].

Date

Wednesday | January 30, 2019

Time

2:30 PM - 5:00 PM eastern time

Location

2010 Fulton Street
Brooklyn, New York, 11233

Shop&Stock Volunteering at the Community Kitchen and Pantry of West Harlem

Have a free Friday morning? Need a break from work before the weekend and Shabbat starts? Sign up for a shift to work a Stock and Shop shift at the Community Kitchen and Pantry of West Harlem. Volunteers help stock and organize the pantry, greet clients, and assist clients in selecting their choices from the pantry. 


Basic Spanish knowledge not necessary, but encouraged! 


Ages 18+


Contact Danna Creager at [email protected] with any questions. 

Date

Friday | February 1, 2019

Time

9:00 AM - 1:00 PM eastern time

Location

252 West 116th Street
New York, New York, 10026

DOROT’s Winter Visit & Package Delivery Program

Bring warmth and companionship to an older neighbor with a Sunday visit. Sign up for orientation, package pick-up, and a home visit assignment.

Sunday, February 3, 2019, at 10:00 AM

We offer three locations:
-West Side: DOROT Main Office – 171 West 85th Street, off Amsterdam Avenue
-East Side: Sutton Place Synagogue – 225 East 51st Street, between 2nd and 3rd Avenues
-Westchester: Westchester Reform Temple – 255 Mamaroneck Road, Scarsdale, NY

Date

Sunday | February 3, 2019

Time

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM eastern time

Location

171 West 85th Street
New York, New York, 10024

Hunger Van Packaging for Kids and Families

Volunteer with the Repair the World NYC and the Hunger Van! An initiative created by Muslim’s Against Hunger, the Hunger Van uses local volunteer facilities for volunteers to prepare and distribute meals in neighborhoods where hunger is a real issue.


Join us at the Repair the World Workshop to prepare healthy food for people experiencing food/housing insecurity and homelessness. After the food is packaged, we’ll discuss hunger and food insecurity in NYC.


This event is wheelchair accessible, family-friendly, and open to all ages.


If you have any questions, please reach out to Rachel at [email protected]

Date

Sunday | February 10, 2019

Time

2:00 PM - 5:00 PM eastern time

Location

808 Nostrand Avenue
Brooklyn, New York, 11216

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Our Work

Repair the World NYC launched in the fall of 2015 to tackle pressing local needs by mobilizing communities to volunteer. We enable people to transform their neighborhoods, city and lives through meaningful service experiences, rooted in Jewish values, history and heritage. Our team of eight full time fellows partners with fifteen organizations in Crown Heights and Bed Stuy to recruit and train the volunteers needed to address education and food justice needs in Central Brooklyn. Repair the World’s collaborative community storefront space at 808 Nostrand Ave is a hub for service and social justice initiatives.

OUR TEAM

  • Cindy Greenberg

    Executive Director, Repair the World New York City

  • Cindy Greenberg

    Executive Director, Repair the World New York City
    Cindy is the founding executive director of Repair the World NYC, where she has built a robust program focused on mobilizing the Jewish community to meet pressing local needs through service and learning in Central Brooklyn. She has a passion for launching and managing innovative initiatives in Jewish life. Previously, she worked for Hillel: The Foundation for Jewish Campus Life for fifteen years, including as the executive director of NYU's Bronfman Center for Jewish Student Life. Cindy holds a masters degree in Non-Profit Management from NYU's Wagner School and is the recipient of the Richard M. Joel Exemplar of Excellence award, Hillel's highest honor for a professional. Cindy lives in Brooklyn with her husband, Dan, and their three children.[email protected]
  • Liza Freed

    Program Manager, Repair the World Harlem

  • Liza Freed

    Program Manager, Repair the World Harlem
    Liza Freed is a Program Manager for Repair the World Harlem. She is particularly passionate about mentoring, coaching, and investing in young leadership and loves managing team of three recent-college graduates participating in the Repair the World service-year fellowship. She previously worked as the teen director at Congregation Beth Elohim in Park Slope, Brooklyn where she was recognized for her ability to empower teens to engage in high-level programming that uses Judaism as a lens to examine injustice and inequity. She’s worked with numerous nonprofits including Creative Art Works and Bike and Build, both of which informed her love for service-oriented group experiences. Above all, she owes her passion for Jewish-informed social justice work to the 11 formative summers she spent at URJ Eisner Camp where she was a camper, staff member and eventually a senior staff person overseeing a staff of 30 and over 100 campers. Liza lives in Brooklyn and bicycles everywhere she can.
    [email protected]
  • Natasha Santos

    Workshop Coordinator, Repair the World Brooklyn

  • Natasha Santos

    Workshop Coordinator, Repair the World Brooklyn
    Natasha is a Brooklyn native who is committed to community building and outreach. For the past 5 years she has worked in various capacities in the non-profit sector from advocacy to program directing. She is a lover of books, ice cream, intentional living and cuddly dogs. You can usually find her riding her bike around Brooklyn with her bright pink helmet. She is currently a full-time student at Bard College where she studies liberal arts.[email protected]
  • Kate Thomas

    Program Manager, Repair the World Brooklyn

  • Kate Thomas

    Program Manager, Repair the World Brooklyn
    Kate comes to Repair the World a community social worker, spanning experience in education, counseling, community organizing, and Jewish social justice efforts. Most recently, Kate served as the Community School Director at Brooklyn Landmark Elementary advocating for educational equity and coordinating community resources. A licensed social worker with an MSW from NYU and BASW from Rutgers University, Kate has trained in diverse settings including The Door Bronx Youth Center, Rutgers Hillel, and Robert Wood Johnson's office for community health promotion. She has also staffed Mitzvah Corps Seattle, a teen social justice collaboration with the International Rescue Committee, and worked as a residential counselor at Wediko Children's Services where she provided clinical guidance to children with complex trauma. After completing her time as a 2014-15 Repair the World Baltimore Fellow, Kate stayed connected on the Repair the World NYC advisory board. In her free time, she enjoys theater, writing poetry, and vacationing to anywhere with a lake!
    [email protected]
  • Rachel Figurasmith

    Senior Educator

  • Rachel Figurasmith

    Senior Educator
    Rachel Figurasmith is and born and raised New Yorker. She has worked in education and non-profit spaces for over a decade and is passionate about increasing access to quality education for all young people. Rachel has worked as an after-school program director, synagogue education director, caseworker for Swahili-speaking refugee teens, and a summer camp director. Currently, Rachel is a college instructor for several courses on working with children with disabilities and is an education consultant in NYC schools and after-schools. Rachel holds a BA from Hampshire College and a Masters in Jewish Education from the Jewish Theological Seminary of America. Rachel lives in Long Island with her husband, toddler, and two dogs.[email protected]
  • Amani Beauzile

    Event Specialist, Repair the World NYC

  • Amani Beauzile

    Event Specialist, Repair the World NYC
    Amani was born and raised in Queens, New York and has always held the communities within the city close to her heart. After gaining her bachelor’s degree in psychology, she decided to dedicate herself to working within community and thus served as an education justice Fellow with Repair the World NYC. She has invested her time working with various non-profit organizations like the Fresh Air Fund and the Food Bank For New York City. Amani served as a Repair Fellow in Brooklyn in 2017-18, she volunteered regularly with Legal Hand and the Crown Heights Community Mediation Center. A lover of dogs and food, Amani looks forward to being able to continue to serve the city she loves with others who are committed to social change.[email protected]
    • Tori Burstein

      Brooklyn Fellow, Repair the World NYC

    • Tori Burstein

      Brooklyn Fellow, Repair the World NYC
      Tori is a recent graduate of University of Florida, where she studied psychology and sports management and was a student ambassador for the University of Florida's Counseling and Wellness Center. She served alongside counselors and students to reduce the stigma against mental illness and promote the importance of mental well-being and seeking help. She is passionate about the intersections between Judaism, social justice, and service, and is proud of the fact that she once bowled a perfect game!
    • Danna Creager

      Harlem Fellow, Repair the World NYC

    • Danna Creager

      Harlem Fellow, Repair the World NYC
      Danna attended UCLA where she double majored in political science and geography. For the past year, she has been a Social Justice Fellowship Intern, exploring social justice through a Jewish lens with three different cohorts of student. During her internship, she was able to bring in outside knowledge of social justice and environmental work. She is passionate about two things more than anything: social justice and changing our country's (and world's) currently unsustainable food system. She doesn’t understand many pop culture references because she grew up without cable!
    • Josh Flink

      Brooklyn Fellow, Repair the World NYC

    • Josh Flink

      Brooklyn Fellow, Repair the World NYC
      Josh is a graduate of the University of Michigan where he studied psychology and Judaic Studies. In the summer of 2017, he volunteered at PORDAC (Protection of the Rights of Differently Abled Children) in New Delhi, India. He helped plan activities for 4-18 year-old children and also assisted with vocational training. He loved learning about Delhi's culture and giving what he could to the Pordac community. Josh is passionate about food justice because at the end of the day, everyone deserves to be nourished, to eat healthy, and to have the resources they need in order to succeed. He spent the summer of 2018 backpacking through Southeast Asia!
    • Maya Hawkins

      Brooklyn Fellow, Repair the World NYC

    • Maya Hawkins

      Brooklyn Fellow, Repair the World NYC
      Maya is a Brooklyn native who just graduated from NYU with a Bachelor’s Degree in Anthropology with a minor in Creative Writing. Highly involved with the Habonim Dror movement, she’s acted as Youth Education Coordinator & Staff Manager, and Education Coordinator at Camp Gilboa over the past few summers. Maya has never finished an ice cream cone so she always gets get ice cream with friends so they can finish it for her.[email protected]
    • Jill Levinson

      Harlem Fellow, Repair the World NYC

    • Jill Levinson

      Harlem Fellow, Repair the World NYC
      Jill attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and self designed a major in Art and Social Change, minoring in Sustainability Studies. She worked at the local conservative synagogue's Talmud Torah where she taught 6th-grade religious school, covering topics such as Hebrew, Jewish traditions and holidays, and what it means to be a Jew. She is excited to join Repair the World because she believes that social justice work needs to take place on multiple levels and if you don't get on the ground, you know the community’s needs to create true systematic change. She is also scuba certified!
    • Jeremy Nicholson

      Harlem Fellow, Repair the World NYC

    • Jeremy Nicholson

      Harlem Fellow, Repair the World NYC
      Jeremy graduated from the University of Vermont, where he majored in Environmental Studies and founded Green Mountain Manna, a Jewish outdoors club. He also wrote his senior thesis on founding Green Mountain Manna on campus. Jeremy is passionate about food justice because after all, people cannot survive or function without access to food.
    • Riki Robinson

      Brooklyn Fellow, Repair the World NYC

    • Riki Robinson

      Brooklyn Fellow, Repair the World NYC
      Riki went to Pitzer College where she graduated with a degree in sociology and Asian American Studies. She worked as a Program Coordinator at Pitzer College's Center for Asian Pacific American Students where she helped start a dialogue series and bike share program. She believes education is key for social connection and transformation; in particular, it’s integral to honor that different forms of knowledge can be liberating for people from historically marginalized backgrounds. She also enjoys making and trading zines!
    • Alison Rollman

      Brooklyn Fellow, Repair the World NYC

    • Alison Rollman

      Brooklyn Fellow, Repair the World NYC
      Alison graduated from Pitzer College with a degree in sociology and worked as a health equity intern at Partners for Better Health in Ontario, California. She worked on an asset-mapping project with teen leaders and focused on mapping healthy food access and distributing information to the local community. She is excited to engage more deeply in justice-oriented Jewish communities and to be part of an organization working together for meaningful change. She also studied abroad in Nepal where she learned conversational Nepali!
    • Jaz Twersky

      Brooklyn Fellow, Repair the World NYC

    • Jaz Twersky

      Brooklyn Fellow, Repair the World NYC
      Jaz attended University of California, San Diego where they majored in linguistics. They were Editor-in-Chief of their university's independent newspaper, reporting on controversies at the school and bringing to new issues to light. Working as a journalist allowed them to see how both university and local school systems fail students in a number of different ways. They also enjoy knitting and once knitted a dragon!