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Giving Back at the Crossroads of the World.

If you live or work in the Times Square district and are looking for a meaningful volunteer opportunity, check out our growing list of great organizations currently seeking volunteers.    

Lifebeat, Music Fights HIV

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Lifebeat is a non-profit organization dedicated to reaching America’s youth with the message of HIV prevention. Lifebeat mobilizes the talents and resources of the music entertainment industries to raise awareness and to provide support to the HIV/AIDS community.

Location: 1515 Broadway
Contact: 212-459-2590 

Volunteer opportunities at Lifebeat include:

1. Hearts & Voices Program: Volunteers support live performances by Artists at healthcare facilities for people living with AIDS throughout New York City.

2. Tour Outreach: Volunteers staff informational tables at major concert venues in New York City.

3. Office Assistance & Professional Services: Volunteers in our office help staff members with individual projects and provide general office assistance.

4. Special Events: Volunteers for Lifebeat’s special fundraising events are chosen from the pool of volunteers who provide regular help in any of the three areas listed above.

St. Luke's Soup Kitchen

Location: St. Luke's Lutheran Church, 308 W. 46th Street between 8th and 9th Avenues
Contact: (212) 246-3540

Want to get involved in the Times Square neighborhood? Come volunteer at St. Luke's Soup Kitchen! St. Luke's provides a hot meal to 160-220 people every Tuesday and Thursday from 1-2pm. Meet new people as you serve food on the line! They need 6-8 people each Tuesday and Thursday to help serve. To volunteer for a day that works for your schedule, please call Suzanne at (212) 246-3540. St. Luke's asks that volunteers arrive by 12:45pm. Please call in advance if you are coming. They really appreciate your help.

Take the 1,2,3, A, C, E, 7 or shuttle to 42nd St.

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Location:  543 West 42nd Street
Contact: 212-941-9400 or bmullin@allstars.org 

The All Stars Project, Inc. (ASP) is a non-partisan, non-profit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to promoting human development through the use of an innovative performance-based model. The ASP creates outside of school, educational and performing arts activities for thousands of poor and minority young people. It sponsors community and experimental theatre, develops leadership training and pursues volunteer initiatives that build and strengthen communities.


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Location:  505 Eighth Avenue, 15th Fl
Contact: 212-389-9300 or info@commonground.org

Common Groung is an international leader in the development of solutions to homelessness. Founded by MacArthur and Ashoka Fellow Rosanne Haggerty in 1990, Common Ground is a pioneer in the development of supportive housing and other research-based practices that end homelessness. Common Ground’s network of well designed, affordable apartments — linked to the services people need to maintain their housing, restore their health, and regain their economic independence — has enabled more than 4,000 individuals to overcome homelessness.


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Location:  460 West 41st Street
Contact: 212-613-0300 or volunteers@covenanthouseny.org

Covenant House New York is the nations largest adolescent care agency serving homeless, runaway and at-risk youth. Our doors are open 24 hours a day for youth in need. Each year nearly 7,000 youth seek out our Crisis and Community Centers for safety, shelter, food, and someone to talk to – and that’s just the beginning!

Covenant House began over 30 years ago when six young runaways were given shelter from a snowstorm, in the lower east side of Manhattan. Covenant House now has programs in 21 U.S. cities and Latin America. More than 77,000 young people are aided annually by Covenant House in its national and international programs.


Encore Community Services


Location: 239 West 49th Street
Contact: 212-581-2910

The Actors’ Chapel is now home to Encore Community Services, a nonprofit dedicated to giving the many elderly men and women residing in this famous midtown theater district and neighboring Hell’s Kitchen/Clinton

community an “encore” to life. Many of the elderly served by Encore are frail and live alone with little to no support networks of family and friends. The mission of Encore Community Services is to provide care and service to the elderly of the Clinton/Times Square/Midtown communities, and to any elderly person who comes to us; to assist those who are vulnerable and

frail, poor and homeless, homebound and lonely, frequently desperate, most often ignored; to help them with their daily needs that they might live as independently as possible, with dignity and decency, in a non-institutional manner, in a safe and caring environment.

Starlight Children’s Foundation


Location:  1560 Broadway, Suite 600
Contact:  212-354-2878 or david@starlightnyc.org

Starlight Starbright helps seriously ill children and their families cope with their pain, fear and isolation through entertainment, education and family activities. We touch the lives of a sick child and family all along their journey through a serious illness, from the time of diagnosis all the way through, in the hospital and at home. Families become part of our community and we work hard to meet their needs in a wide variety of ways.


The Theatre Museum

Location:  723 Seventh Avenue
Contact: 212-764-4112 or information@thetheatremuseum.org

The Theatre Museum works to help preserve, protect and perpetuate the legacy of the theatre.

Friends of The Theatre Museum contribute time, energy and ideas to bring our vision into reality. Our friends believe this is the time for a museum devoted to the history and future of the theatre.

Volunteer Opportunities at The Theatre Museum include:

  1. Internships for college age plus students that allow them to learn about the full scope of researching, creating, implementing, installing and maintaining theatre history exhibitions as well as marketing and museum management.
  2. Special Event Volunteers for public programs focused around our exhibitions as well as our yearly Awards Ceremony that honors theatre history preservation and theatre arts education.
  3. Writers for our website to create articles and interviews that focus on theatre history related topics.
  4. Business volunteers who can help with organizational infrastructure projects.


Top Image Photo Credit: David Katzenstein