Manny Cantor Center creates meaningful opportunities that empower committed and skilled volunteers to serve our community. We believe that everyone has the ability to serve and we encourage each individual to participate in building a stronger, more connected community by sharing their time and skills.
We offer critical services and programs to more than 1,500 people every day, including meals for the elderly, mentoring for teens, language and workforce training, cultural events, and more. We need your hands. We need your hearts.
Our nationally-recognized volunteer program, More Hands, More Hearts creates meaningful short-term, long-term and occasional 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.
Long-term, short-term and occasional opportunities await!
Interested in Volunteering with a group?
Please fill our our group volunteer request form here.
Democracy only works if we participate, which starts by understanding the issues we face as a community, as a city, and as a nation. This fall we are launching a series called “Why We Vote” in partnership with America 101 Project and Grand Street Dems to take issues we hear about in the news and learn about them from a variety of angles and contexts, so we can best understand why we need to be engaged, and what actions we can take to create the future we want to see.
Thursday, September 6th, 6:30-8pm: Why I Vote: 2nd Amendment
Thursday, October 24th, 6:30-8pm: Why I Vote: Immigration Issues
Did you know that New York State is in the bottom ten of all states for voter participation? We are looking to change this statistic in our own neighborhood by ensuring people have the opportunity to register to vote, look up their polling location, and have all the information they need to feel informed when they cast that ballot. Join us for these events or stop by anytime to pick up a voter registration form:
Volunteer for Get out the Vote Phone Banking:
Wednesday, September 5th and Wednesday, September 12th – 6-9pm
Thursday, September 13th, local primary and Tuesday, November 6th – General Election. Visit www.vote.nyc.ny.us or call 1-866-3692 to find your polling site, access ballot information and check your registration.
Deb Scher, Volunteer & Community Engagement Director
email@example.com or at 646.395.4184