Over 70,000 volunteers have served with New York City Relief! Individuals and teams have come from all over America and even from around the world to serve the poor and homeless on the streets of New York City and New Jersey with The Relief Buses. Maybe it's time you gave it a try. But be warned, serving with us will change your life!



  • To love and care for others. It may come in the form of serving soup, praying with someone, cleaning the space where we serve or in many other ways. Everything that we do is to show love and to be a vessel for life transformation.
  • To work hard. As a volunteer, you may assist with outreach preparation/clean up and serve on the street for 2 – 4 hours.
  • To be supported during your experience. You will be thoroughly briefed before hitting the streets by an outreach team leader who will be with you throughout the outreach.
  • To have fun. From a fun getting to know you game, to laughs with new friends or even singing on the street, your day will be filled with many moments of joy.

For additional information please review our Frequently Asked Questions.