Volunteer Opportunities

Travelers Safe-Haven Lobby Update!

Updated lobby to Travelers thanks to the staff of Robert Graham. 

Updated lobby to Travelers thanks to the staff of Robert Graham. 

Thank you to the folks at Robert Graham for updating the lobby at Travelers Safe Haven in New York City.

The team at Robert Graham volunteered their staff, time and supplies over two days to help spruce up the lobby of one of Urban Pathways oldest facilities.

Designers from RG created a bright and inviting mural that was New York City themed, inspiring and immediately loved by residents and staff.

Check out more images below, and reach out to Urban Pathways development team if you are interested in volunteering and or donating supplies.  

About Urban Pathways
Urban Pathways is a New York City-based, nonprofit organization that provides housing and support to homeless and at-risk adults throughout the New York Metropolitan area.  Urban Pathways serves more than 2,000 homeless individuals a year and provides transitional, extended stay and permanent housing to chronically homeless individuals. www.urbanpathways.org

Career Day with Goldman Sachs Community Team Works Volunteers

For more than 40 years, Urban Pathways’ mission has been to engage New York City’s most vulnerable residents – people living on the streets, in subways, or in public areas unfit for human habitation and provide them with “a way home”.

Urban Pathways’ success relies on a team of dedicated professional employees, as well as the support of passionate volunteers who contribute in a myriad of ways.

One of our many volunteer opportunities is Career Day with Program Participants

For our most recent Career Day, Urban Pathways welcomed volunteers from Goldman Sachs Community Team Works program. Volunteers had the opportunity to tour our Clinton Avenue residence, meet our CEO Fred Shack and work one-on-one with Urban Pathways program participants who are completing occupational coursework and preparing for job readiness.

Volunteers took part in round-robin sessions; working with clients on resume building, mock interviews, how to dress for success, and interpersonal communications.

Program participants were very thankful to have had the opportunity to speak to Goldman Sachs volunteers. They learned the skills necessary to enter the job market with confidence, as well as furthering their independence, stability, and wellness as fully integrated members of the community.   

We thank Goldman Sachs for their participation in this noble cause. For more information on Urban Pathways Career Day and other organizational volunteer events please email development@urbanpathways.org. 

About Urban Pathways
Urban Pathways is a New York City-based, nonprofit organization that provides housing and support to homeless and at-risk adults throughout the New York Metropolitan area.  Urban Pathways serves more than 2,000 homeless individuals a year and provides transitional, extended stay and permanent housing to chronically homeless individuals. www.urbanpathways.org

 

Volunteer Opportunities with Urban Pathways

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Since 1975, Urban Pathways mission has been to engage New York City’s most vulnerable residents – people living on the streets, in subways, or in public areas unfit for human habitation, many of whom have histories of mental illness and/or substance abuse and provide them with “a way home”.

Urban Pathways success relies on a team of dedicated professional employees, as well as the support of passionate volunteers who contribute in a myriad of ways.

A little effort made a huge difference. I was amazed at how a morning spent gardening at the Ivan Shapiro House created a beautiful environment for the residents to enjoy.” - Imogene Kaufman, Volunteer

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Option 1: Career Day with Program Participants

Career day will give your employees the opportunity to work one-on-one with Urban Pathways Program Participants who are completing occupational coursework and preparing for job readiness. Volunteers will take part in round-robin sessions; work with individuals on resume building, mock interviews, and how to dress for success.

Transportation and lunch with Urban Pathways staff and Program Participants will be served. 

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Option 2: Preparing for Spring/Summer

This day will give employees the opportunity to help tidy up the outside garden space at one of our residences. Volunteers will help freshen up and plant the outside communal areas and have the opportunity to meet Urban Pathways staff and residents. The gardens give our clients something to take pride in and instill responsibility as they care for them throughout the year.

Transportation and lunch with Urban Pathways staff and Program Participants will be served.

Contact Nancy Olecki for more information, nolecki@urbanpathways.org, 212-389-9506.

About Urban Pathways
Urban Pathways is a New York City-based, nonprofit organization that provides housing and support to homeless and at-risk adults throughout the New York Metropolitan area.  Urban Pathways serves more than 2,000 homeless individuals a year and provides transitional, extended stay and permanent housing to chronically homeless individuals. www.urbanpathways.org