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.
Through a focused citywide network of volunteer opportunities, we seek to connect our neighbors through community and service projects. Whether you’d like to volunteer with our Brown Bag Lunch Ministry, 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!
Acts of Compassion Virtual Volunteer Project
Monday-Friday, February 8-12, 2021 | Register by Email
Turn your compassionate spirit into action by joining Trinity’s Compassion Week Virtual Volunteer Project, “Acts of Compassion.” Through random acts of compassion throughout the week, we hope to bring extra light and love to those around us.
There are many ways to let people know you care:
- Leave a kind note for a neighbor
- Pay for someone else’s coffee delivery
- Write a thank you note with your tip for a delivery person
- Make a thank you card with your children for your local firehouse or hospital
- Call an older person in your family
- Send a “thinking of you” note or text to friends and family members
- We’re sure you have other great ideas!
To join the cause, commit to doing at least one random act of kindness this week and submit stories, pictures, and/or short videos of your experience to Trinity. You can also share acts of compassion that others have done for you! Email us to let us know you plan to participate and send your materials to firstname.lastname@example.org or upload them to social media and tag @TrinityWallSt. Stories and pictures will be shared on Trinity’s social media, website, and sent as a package to all volunteers once the project concludes. By submitting materials, you agree we may use them in Trinity media, including our website and social media channels, and affirm that you have received consent from anyone depicted to share these materials with us.
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New to volunteering with Trinity?
Trinity is committed to keeping our parish and community safe. We require participants to meet the following requirements before volunteering with us:
- Background Screening. We seek to create a safe and welcoming space for all. Free background screenings are required for all volunteers, who may work closely with children, teens, and vulnerable adults. Read more about the background screening process here.
Note: Volunteers participating in one-time or Service Day opportunities may not require background screenings. Email email@example.com with questions.
Orientation Session. To prepare participants for their volunteer experience, all volunteers are required to attend an orientation session facilitated by Trinity staff.
We also offer additional training opportunities to enrich 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 will be offered weekly starting this spring and 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 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.
If you're interested in discussing an institutional partnership between your nonprofit or corporate organization and Trinity, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
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Get Out the Vote: Volunteer from Home
Now through November 3
Volunteer to phonebank to help get out the vote in the upcoming election. Trinity is joining Reclaim Our Vote’s nonpartisan campaign to empower voters of color and fight voter suppression. Reclaim Our Vote’s phonebanks are a lifeline to voters, providing up-to-date, accurate information. To volunteer, email Maggy Laraque at MLaraque@trinitywallstreet.org. And, click here to see our programming and resources on civic engagement, voter registration, and managing election-induced stress and anxiety this election season. Join us in faithful action!
Brown Bag Care Messages
Now through September 7
Share uplifting messages of care and hope with Brown Bag Lunch recipients. We’ll collect, print, and include your notes in the brown bag lunches we distribute to those in need of food assistance in our neighborhood. Trinity is committed to the Brown Bag Lunch Ministry to help transform our community, our neighbors, and ourselves.
Submit Your Care Note
Send a brief note to share care and hope with Brown Bag Lunch recipients. Here are some examples:
- I’m glad you’re my neighbor. Thank you for being a blessing to our city.
- You are loved exactly as you are. Thank you for being you!
- Sending you blessings for the day.