Meets pressing community needs by mobilizing caring New Yorkers in volunteer service.

Because of the heat advisory for this weekend issued by NYC Emergency Management and the Health Department, select programming that may pose a risk to our volunteers and clients has been cancelled. Projects with partners who provide critical services will take place, but we encourage our volunteers to follow safety tips including drinking plenty of water and staying inside/out of the sun when possible. Please check your email for information on the status of specific projects. Thank you!

Classroom Assistance with Spoons Across America


Classroom Assistance with Spoons Across America

Spoons Across America,® the recipe for healthier children, is dedicated to educating children, teachers, and families about the benefits of healthy eating. They work to influence the eating habits of children through hands-on education that celebrates the connection to local farmers and the important tradition of sharing meals around the family table.

They are currently seeking volunteers to help out in the classroom and provide a mentoring role for children. After participating in a hands on training, volunteers are partnered with a Spoons Across America Educator and assist in all aspects of program implementation. Volunteer responsibilities include assisting with program set up, working directly with children, teaching cooking skills, and assisting in the kitchen where appropriate. Programs occur throughout the school year, in all 5 boroughs, and there are opportunities for an extended commitment as well as one-time opportunities.

- Participate in a training at the Spoons Across America offices (630 Ninth Ave @ 44th St in Manhattan). Upcoming trainings are Monday, January 21, 12:00-1:30 p.m. and Monday, January 28, 6:00-7:30 p.m. Contact for additional dates and times.
- Must complete a background check prior to the program date.

Various locations across all NYC boroughs

Ongoing, depending on volunteer availability

If you are interested in this opportunity, please contact Ali McDowell, Director of Programs and Partnerships, via email at

*This is not a New York Cares project*