We have resumed our longstanding partnership with New York Cares to assemble teams of volunteers for our weekly programs.  To find volunteering opportunities with RMM, visit newyorkcares.org and search for Rauschenbusch Metro Ministries, or click here.

For more information about volunteering with us, call our office at 212-594-4464 or email us at volunteer@rmmnyc.org. One of our staff will help match your skills and schedule with our needs.

There are a wide variety of volunteer opportunities open to you. Some options require long-term commitment and skills, and others are short-term or single events. Even if you do not see anything below that suits you, please call us. We would be glad to see if we can find a place for you in the RMM's volunteer program.

  • Food Pantry

    Days: 1st and 3rd Friday & Saturday of every month

    Times: (Fri) 10am - 2pm (Sat) 8:15am - 12:15pm

    Volunteers are needed to assist with the very large food delivery we receive every other Friday. The next day, on Saturday, volunteers are needed to help with set up and staff our Client-Choice Food Pantry to families and individuals who have permanent housing but need assistance with food each month. See our Food Pantry page or NYCares site for dates.

    We are grateful to partner with NYCares to provide many of our Food Pantry volunteers. If you are interested in volunteering with the Food Pantry, you can learn more by finding us at NYCares.

  • Winter Clothing Closet

    Days: Mondays, November–March

    Times: 9:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

    Volunteers are needed seasonally to help distribute winter clothing to clients in need. Sign up here to volunteer,


  • Hell's Kitchen Farm project

    Volunteer Days: Thursdays & Saturdays (seasonal)

    Times: 10:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.

    Volunteers are needed to plant, harvest and maintain rooftop farm. Prior farming experience is preferred. Contact info@hellskitchenfarmproject.org for more information about group opportunities.

  • Group projects

    RMM Hosts groups of volunteers of all sorts, from corporations, schools, churches, non-profits, etc. Projects can be anything from cooking a meal for our veterans to assembling hygiene kits and snack bags to give out to the homeless and everything in between! If your group is interested in scheduling a service project, send an email to volunteer@rmmnyc.org

  • Holiday Community Meals

    Thanksgiving Day 2023 & Christmas Day 2024

    Volunteers are needed to help serve a warm holiday meal to community members who may not have a meal on these special days.

  • Page TUrners

    Further information to come once program resumes. 

    Page Turners is a facet of RMM’s wider out-of-school time programming for youth in our community. Page Turners is a literacy-based after school program for children in grades 1-6. Students receive homework assistance, subject-based tutoring and engage in a variety of enrichment activities aimed at exposing them to various opportunities and widening their perspectives. Volunteers will assist program directors in student pick up, snack distribution, tutoring, library and enrichment time. 

    Training and fingerprinting is required.  For more information about the approval process, email our volunteer coordinator at volunteer@rmmnyc.org.