Episcopal Charities provides critical funding and operational support to strengthen nearly 100 local programs working to transform the lives of more than 1 million people in need each year.


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Advent Days of Service

This Advent, spend time giving back to your community at one of ten of our community throughout the Diocese. From holiday crafts to making care packages for immigrant families there's an opportunity for you! See our Events page for more information about each event and to register.

Saturday, December 7th

Making holiday crafts with children at St. Ann's Church, Bronx 

Stocking the food pantry at St. James' Church, Fordham

Serving meals to the hungry with Church of the Good Shepherd in Newburgh 

Saturday, December 14th

Community wellness with families at San Andres in Yonkers 

Painting and organizing a children's art space Monticello at St. John's Church 

Helping guests shop at a food pantry at St. Andrew's, Bronx 

Distributing meals to hungry families at St. Mary's, Manhattan

Saturday, December 21st

Helping with meal service at St. Peter's Church, Peekskill 

Serving dinner to guests in need at All Saints' Church, Manhattan 

Saturday, December 28th

Packing care packages for immigrant families at Grace Church, Millbrook

Facilitating art workshops with LGBTQ homeless youth with Art and Acceptance at St. Luke in the Fields, Manhattan 


Our Mission

Episcopal Charities currently has 516 individual volunteers placed at sites throughout the Diocese and 32 members of our Consultant Corps, a group of volunteers with specialized skills who contract with programs in need of individuals with experience and knowledge.

In addition to regular volunteer site placement, we: 

  • hold an Annual Day of Service, where groups across the Diocese join together for a day of action, reflection, and community

  • host Advent Days of Service, during which volunteers assist our programs during one of their busiest times of year

  • gather together to discuss important social issues and their relationship to our communities through our Micah Series, and

  • train volunteers, site leaders, and consult with programs to provide quality experiences for all involved.

If you are interested in volunteering or joining our Consultant Corps, please fill out the form below. If you have questions about volunteering, are a program who is in need of volunteers, or would like to bring a group to one of our programs, please contact Associate Director of Programs Emily Collie-Beard by email or phone at 212-932-7354.