• (631) 643-7591
    1434 Straight Path
    Wyandanch, New York, 11798

Opportunities to Give Back

Goodness is about character – integrity, honesty, kindness, generosity, and moral courage. More than anything else, it is about how we treat other people.

Volunteer today and help your local community! Volunteering is a wonderful way to give back, have fun, and get involved. We offer great opportunities whether you are looking to volunteer regularly or for a short-term project such as an event or holiday campaign. They may not all be visible, but there are many people in need in our community and other nearby communities. When you volunteer, your actions have a direct and immediate impact on improving the quality of life for many.

The Center policy requires that every volunteer fills out an application and participates in VirtusTraining (protecting God’s Children for Adults). Unfortunately, we cannot accept volunteers with certain criminal charges on their records. Required background checks are always completed in advance.

Gerald Ryan Outreach Center


Currently, we have the following urgent needs for volunteers, perhaps one of them would be a fit for you or someone you know:

Food Pantry Assistants (Morning or Afternoon):

Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. or 1:30 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Help organize and restock food shelves, which does require some lifting.

Food Pantry Workers (Afternoon):

Monday-Friday, 1:30 to 4:30 p.m.

Volunteers are needed to prepare food bags for Day Shelter clients.

Clothing Room:

Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Volunteers are needed to help receive donations and sort clothing.

Volunteer Today

For questions, or to learn more about becoming a volunteer, please contact Ivonne Taveras at 631-643-7591 or email her using the form below.