The Bowery Mission


The Bowery Mission has served homeless and hungry New Yorkers since the 1870s, when its neighborhood came to define the term ‘skid row’. Our children’s programs, called Mont Lawn City Camp & Mont Lawn Summer Camp, serve youth and began in 1894 by giving the children of recent immigrants the chance to escape the tenements in the summer.

Off-Site Volunteering

  • Homeless & Housing
  • Up to 10 volunteers
  • No minimum donation

Thank you for your interest in volunteering with The Bowery Mission. We have a number of opportunities available and would be happy to work with you to find a shift and date that works best for your team. With the help of thousands of volunteers, we serve breakfast, lunch and dinner across multiple campuses to those in need every day of the year.

Please note: to help The Bowery Mission serve the growing population of people experiencing homelessness and hunger, we ask our corporate volunteer groups for a financial contribution for each opportunity. Your support allows us to meet the immediate needs of our guests through the provision of meals, shelter, clothing, showers and medical care.