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!

Volunteer Opportunity at Helping Hands For the Disabled of NYC


Volunteer Opportunity at Helping Hands For the Disabled of NYC

Helping Hands for the Disabled of NYC helps disabled persons remain independent in their own homes and communities.

They are currently seeking volunteers to assist a blind person with shopping, running errands, reading mail, going for a walk, etc. Volunteers will help someone for 4 hours.

Hudson Guild
441 West 26th Street (between 9th and 10th Avenues)
New York, NY 10001

Starting: Saturday, July 20, 1:00PM-5:00PM.

Potential Commitment: Monthly

If you are interested in this opportunity, please contact Alice Crespo at or call 718-606-9712.

*This is not a New York Cares project*


Helping Hands for the Disabled of NYC primarily works with persons who are 18 years or older who are blind. While they work with and serve persons of all disabilities, their primary focus group serves people who are blind. Their programs include a food pantry, an action line, a social program for disabled adults (movie night, restaurant club, trips), buddy programs, and a volunteer system of people who are willing to take persons to doctor's appointments or other 9-5 errands.