Direct Service

Direct Service

Our nationally-recognized volunteer program, More Hands, More Hearts provides meaningful short-term, long-term and one-time volunteer opportunities that meet the strategic needs of our agency, while also matching individual skills and interests. We believe everyone has the ability to serve their community and encourage each individual to share their time and talents in the way that best fits them and the needs of our community.

We have a variety of opportunities for both individuals and groups.


  • Staffing member service desks and special events
  • Prepping and serving meals to older adults
  • Helping community members learn and practice their English skills
  • Mentoring teens as they prepare their college applications
  • and many more!

Apply to become a volunteer today!

Interested in Volunteering with a group? Please fill our our group volunteer request form here. For questions about what is required to volunteer please check out our volunteer handbook.

Want to learn more? Fill out our volunteer interest form to get started!
Stay connected and informedSign up for our Service & Civics newsletter.

Have questions? Contact our volunteer team:

Deb Scher, Director of Strategic Service and Civic Engagement or at 646.395.4184

Maya Hendin, Volunteer & Community Engagement Coordinator or at 646.395.4193

Through More Hands, More Hearts launched at Manny Cantor Center, Educational Alliance is certified as a Service Enterprise, joining a small cohort of non-profits committed to effectively delivering on their mission through strategic volunteer engagement.

Print This Page Print This Page

197 E. Broadway, New York NY 10002 | Our Hours: M-F: 6AM-10PM | Sat-Sun: 7AM-9PM | Contact Us | Careers |