How you can help - volunteer, suppliers, jobs and donation opportunities

Sunday, January 24, 2021

How you can help

Learn more

How to Help: Help Now NYC


Opportunities with Immediate Hiring Needs:

The City’s Department of Small Business Services has shared their new “Find a Job” page, which lists open employment listings from across NYC. Learn more and search the listings.

COVID-19 Jobs:

Be a paid contact tracer (State). Apply at

Be a paid contact tracer (City). Apply at

FREE COVID-19 Contact Tracing online course (required for all who want to be hired as contact tracers), developed in partnership with Bloomberg Philanthropies. 

10/3/2020 NYU Langone Health Center is recruiting adults age 18+ to participate in a COVID-19 vaccine trial, Especially those who are more likely to be exposed and vulnerable, including people with underlying medical conditions, seniors, those who could be exposed in their workplace (including elder-care facility residents or workers, and jail or prison workers) and Black, Latinx and Native American adults. Sign up at NYU Langone’s online registry at For more information about COVID-19 vaccine clinical trials in general, visit

8/22/2020 Adapt Community Network is hiring and training

4/4/2020 Gov. Cuomo is signing an executive order to allow medical students who were slated to graduate this spring to begin practicing medicine now.

The NYC Medical Reserve Corp is is looking for about 9,000 licensed/retired medical professionals who can respond if increased capacity is needed in our health care system. You can sign up by completing a survey at

NY State is reaching out to qualified former doctors, nurses and other healthcare professionals to supplement the personnel at hospitals. Healthcare professionals who wish to sign up can contact the State Department of Health at

4/17/2020 The New York State Dental Association is putting together a database of dentists who can help with dental emergencies What is a dental emergency?

8/7/2020 The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is hiring temporary employees to assist with disaster relief efforts during these unprecedented times. Apply today The positions include:

  • Call Center Customer Service Representative
  • Document Preparation/Legal Review/Loan Closings
  • Loan Processing/Credit Analysis/Mortgage Underwriting
  • Program Support

5/8/2020 The United States Postal Service Is Hiring. Starting Pay is $21.77 per Hour on Average. Over 1,077 Jobs Posted Everyday, All Over America. No Experience is Necessary. Apply at

5/9/2020 Job Opportunity to help New York Trace COVID-19 contacts. Applications to join New York's COVID-19 tracing effort are now being accepted. In order to reopen the state, we need an army of contact tracers. Apply at Help New York re-open!

NYC is hiring 1,000 Contact Tracers immediately to help trace, isolate and support all New Yorkers with confirmed COVID-19. For more information, including required skills, go to or by specific roles: Contact tracer, team supervisor, community support specialist

4/17/2020 NYC Health and Hospitals needs workers to help transport patients, clerical staff and cleaning staff. You can apply at

4/17/2020 CAMBA is continuing to provide 24/7 services to homeless singles and families. They need essential workers who provide critical services in supporting shelter programs. Each of CAMBA’s shelters offer clients a supportive, structured, therapeutic, safe and drug-free facility. Comprehensive services are provided to successfully transition adults and families into permanent or supportive housing. Urgent openings include: Maintenance Workers, Security Guards, Shift Supervisors (including per diem opportunities), Residential Aides, Social Workers (LMSW and LCSW). Prospective employees should email their resume to CAMBA offers a comprehensive benefits package.

4/17/2020 The National Retail Federation has compiled a list of all retailers hiring individuals during this pandemic. Full list of companies that are hiring

4/13/2020 Health and Hospitals is hiring 500 non-clinical staff to help with patient transport, clerical work, and cleaning. No medical background is required and hiring will be expanded to thousands soon.

The City is setting up a recruitment site for TLC-licensed driversDeliveryTLC, to help with important work related to COVID-19, such as delivering food to older adults who can’t leave their homes. This work will be paid $15/hour plus reimbursement for gas and tolls. Drivers will be selected on a first-come, first-serve basis. The initial need for drivers will be small, but is expected to increase as programs expand. 

4/4/2020 The Small Business Administration (SBA) is hiring temporary employees to assist with disaster relief efforts for covid-19. Bilingual language skills a plus. Postitions: Call Center Customer Service Representative (CSR), Document Preparation/Legal Review/ Loan Closings, Loan Processing/Credit Analysis/Mortgage Underwriting, Program Support. and 

How to Ace an Online Job Interview
April 13, 2020,, by Christopher Nullgear
You can still make an impression even if your F2F isn't IRL.

Suppliers (including real estate)

Provide goods and services for COVID

Companies with Supplies on Hand to Donate or Sell: NYC Suppliers Page

Companies Ready to Begin Producing Supplies: COVID-19 Emergency Supply Sourcing & Manufacturing.

Donate PPE: NYC Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Donation Portal

Property owners - do you have a vacant apartment? The City of New York’s Home Support Unit (HSU) is working with landlords, real estate brokers and property managers to lease vacant apartments to qualified New Yorkers receiving rental assistance. More information about the program, including eligibility and online form

Property owners or managers: The NYC School Construction Authority is actively looking for additional space to house education and childcare programs starting September. Sites must be no higher than four stories, contain rooms no less than 650 square feet, have dedicated entrances and bathrooms, be code compliant and be able to house programs serving children and teens. Submit sites that meet these requirements ASAP to

The Departments of Education and Youth & Community Development are seeking organizations to operate childcare services.
Human service agencies, afterschool providers, community center providers, childcare programs are needed to operate childcare for youth ages 3 and 4, and Learning Labs for K-8 students during weekdays when students are not receiving in-person instruction in a NYC Dept. of Education school or program. Read and respond to the Request for Information.

CARES funding will be directed to assist child care providers in reopening. Child care is essential to getting people back to work and $88.6 million in federal CARES funding will be made available to assist child care providers in the State. Starting next week, child care providers may apply for funding here. The application period will be open through December 31, 2020. Learn more at

1/24/2021 Become an Emergency Food Provider with the Emergency Food Assistance Program.
EFAP provides funding to more than 500 soup kitchens and food pantries citywide. To join our providers network, call 929-221-7679 or visit to learn more. Information is listed on the homepage under “Knowledge Base.” 


Volunteer for medical and mental health services.

Volunteer for technology SWAT team (skilled technical people needed).

3/23/2020 NYC website page for people who want to help:

3/31/2020 The City launched the Help Now Portal for individuals and organizations who need help and want to help. The portal connects New Yorkers who need help to resources on employment, benefits, seniors, food security, NYCHA residents, mental health, and education--and to also give those who want to GIVE help a way to do so. 

NYC Council Member Keith Powers needs volunteers. Help call our neighbors to check in on their well-being. Contact his office by email You can sign up online to join them at

4/17/2020 iMentor, a nonprofit matching high school students to college-educated mentors, is seeking new mentors to work with students starting this fall (many of whom will need all the help they can get to recover academically from this pause). Interested applicants can learn more and apply, or email with questions.

4/17/2020 Volunteers are needed for the CHASING COVID research study: We all have a role to play in slowing the spread of novel Coronavirus (aka SARS/COV-2). Help contribute to our understanding of this pandemic, how it is affecting households across America, how is spreading, and whether our efforts to slow the spread are working. The research study, “Communities, Households and SARS/COV-2 Epidemiology (CHASING COVID),” is for adults in the United States. It is being conducted by researchers at the City University of New York Institute for Implementation Science in Population Health (CUNY ISPH). The goal is to survey 20,000 adults from across the United States. For more information and to join the study visit

State Senator Liz Krueger reports that the state is in need of volunteers who have medical skills to staff COVID-19 testing sites. If you are interested in volunteering, and have not already signed up, please follow this link to complete a web form: The information you provide in this form will exclusively be shared with the Governor's office. It will NOT be shared with any other elected officials or businesses. 

4/17/2020 New York Cares is planning 100 new projects to support COVID-19 relief efforts. If you are interested in leading projects, become a Team Leader
The new Phone Bank Volunteer Program will provide wellness checks for vulnerable populations and technical support to students who are using technology from the Department of Education. More to come!
Volunteers will support remote learners through programs such as tutoring. Search using their Location and Issues filters for more information

4/8/2020 Sign up as a volunteer for the Friendly Visiting Program at 212-244-6469. Complete the DFTA Volunteer Interest Form

Food banks. If you would like to volunteer at a site email Council Member Carlina Rivera's office at

Council Member Keith Powers's office is helping to match volunteers with organizations that need support. You are encouraged to exercise an abundance of caution, Citymeals on Wheels, God’s Love We Deliver, and other emergency food organizations have informed his office that they are looking for assistance. If you would like to get involved, please reach out to his office at

Be My Eyes: An app called Be My Eyes for the visually impaired that helps connect them to people that can assist with simple tasks.

Invisible Hands is a group of volunteers providing free, safe deliveries for NYC’s most at-risk facing COVID-19. Submit a request at or call 732-639-1579.

Blood banks have an urgent need for blood. Find closest site and schedule an appointment at Or you can make an appointment at or call 800-933-2566. 
To donate blood for use at NYU Langone call the NYU Langone Blood Bank at 212-263-5440. 

Technology SWAT Teams to Support New York COVID-19 Response
New York State is launching technology driven products with leading global tech companies to accelerate and amplify our response to COVID-19. They are looking for impactful solutions and skilled tech employees to help. Individuals from leading global technology companies are being deployed across high-impact and urgent coronavirus response activities. They have a particular need for professionals with experience in product management, software development / engineering, hardware deployment & end-user support, data science, operations management, design, or other similar areas. Technology companies, universities, nonprofits, research labs, and other organizations with technology expertise are invited to submit an expression of interest. 

Met Council provides food assistance to over 180,000 of the City's most vulnerable. They need volunteers (especially drivers with vehicles or those who can assist as runners on home delivery) as well as funds to pay for transportation and food. For more information visit


AT&T Summer Learning Academy registration has opened for their free online certificate program for college students with 80 hours of coursework in business subjects. Learn more at


5/24/2020 Blood Donations Needed: The New York Blood Center is very low on blood. Make an appointment by visiting or call 800-933-2566. 

Donate blood. If you are a recovered COVID-19 patient, please consider donating plasma. the NY Blood Center is asking you to donate blood to help people who are sick with the virus. You are eligible if you had a positive COVID-19 test and have been symptom free for 14 days.

NYC COVID-19 Response & Impact Fund - with nonprofit The New York Community Trust

Nurses have a special need for food and laundry services. NYC Health + Hospitals is accepting donations to cover some of these essentials. You can help make sure those on the front lines can come first:

Hill & Bay 581 2nd Avenue, 212-245-5554, has started a gofundme campaign to support the heroes of our community. Hill and Bay will increase the fund by contributing an additional 10% of the amount of all donations received. All contributions will be used to provide free meals from Hill and Bay (Murray Hill/Kips Bay, NYC) to NYC medical workers and first responders during the COVID-19 crisis

Le Parisien Bistrot, 163 East 33rd Street, 212-889-5489, Le Parisien Bistrot has launched a gofundme campaign. All donations go to their staff and their families while the restaurant is closed. Donate at

Murray Hill's Kalvig & Shorter Veterinary Associates (KSV) are purchasing  KN95/ N95 masks, gloves, gowns, face gear, and other important PPE supplies for direct delivery to NYC heroes in human healthcare who are fighting COVID-19 every day with dedication, bravery, and great risk to their lives.  You can help by donating to this fund Every dollar will go to help our NYC heroes on the front line in the fight against COVID-19. As an essential health care facility, the KSV veterinary hospital has continued to operate with strict safety protocols for staff and public safety during this difficult time. They will continue to help their canine and feline patients in need, their clients, and our community however they can.

Donate to the First Responders

Donate space to be a cooling center. NYC Emergency Management is looking to expand its inventory of cooling centers for vulnerable New Yorkers to visit during heat emergencies with proper social distancing. Eligible centers must: be free and open to the general public, have air conditioning, have enough space for visitors to sit while maintaining social distance, have restrooms and water, be accessible, be staffed, be cleaned and disinfected regularly. If you or someone you know can offer a facility that meets these criteria to be used as a Cooling Center this summer, please complete this survey.


Join The Murray Hill Neighborhood Association

Be involved in the preservation, beautification and improvement of this very special neighborhood, and receive discounts at some of the finest Murray Hill restaurants and merchants.

Join Today