At Trinity, we believe that we can be changemakers, together.
Join our team of volunteers to get closer to social justice issues and help build up our neighborhood of New York City by working with and for our community. As we return to worship and other activities in person, new opportunities to get involved as a volunteer, such as our Compassion Meals program, will be posted online.
Through a focused citywide network of volunteer opportunities, we seek to connect our neighbors through community and service projects. Whether you’d like to participate in a service day, take to the streets in nonviolent resistance, or get involved with our partner organizations, we offer varying opportunities to make an impact.
Trinity fosters volunteer opportunities with nonprofit organizations that work with adults, youth, and families impacted by the criminal justice system and homelessness. We also cultivate relationships with corporate engagement programs throughout Lower Manhattan. Through these partnerships, Trinity works across sectors to build connections and respond to community needs.
Volunteers will work on solutions to community and city challenges by developing new skills and building relationships. Trinity welcomes participation from individuals, groups, families, and teens; we all have the power, wisdom, and experience to make a difference!
Volunteer for Compassion Meals
We are excited to welcome volunteers back to our programs like Compassion Meals, an expanded version of our longstanding Brown Bag Lunch. Starting April 25, volunteers will pack and distribute bags of food for lunch, breakfast, and dinner to feed hundreds of people each week. You may choose one or multiple days/times. The full schedule and instructions to sign up are here. Congregation members and staff can click here to sign up. No experience is required. All are welcome!
Trinity is committed to keeping our parish and community safe. We require participants to meet the following requirements before volunteering with us:
Investigative Consumer Report
We seek to create a safe and welcoming space for all. Free investigative consumer reports are required for volunteers, who may work closely with children, teens, and vulnerable adults.
To prepare participants for their volunteer experience, all volunteers are required to attend orientation sessions facilitated by Trinity staff.
We also offer additional training opportunities to our volunteers:
Safe Church Training
This training teaches participants to recognize the signs of sexual abuse and the behavior of sexual perpetrators, how to respond to those signs and behaviors when they are observed, and provides screening information to help stop abuse before it happens.
Mental Health First Aid Training
This training teaches participants about recovery and resiliency—the belief that individuals experiencing these challenges can and do get better, and use their strengths to stay well. Workshops include programs for adults and youth in English and Spanish.
MinistrySafe Sexual Abuse Awareness
Trinity requires all participants who will have direct contact with minors and other vulnerable populations to complete MinistrySafe Sexual Abuse Awareness training before participating in our volunteer program. This training is key in equipping staff members and volunteers to better understand the risk of child sexual abuse.
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