Our volunteers are a fundamental part of our success. Thanks to their dedication, passion and commitment to our mission, we are able to meet the needs of thousands of needy Long Islanders. Without them our mission could not be wholly fulfilled.


As a volunteer, you will provide much needed additional help and support to our organization, and we assure you that your experience at The INN will be an unforgettable one.


We currently have opportunities for individuals and groups to volunteer at the Mary Brennan INN soup kitchen, the Center for Transformative Change (CTC) in the boutique and resource center, as well as various administrative volunteer opportunities. All of our facilities are located in Hempstead, NY.


All volunteer applicants must register in advance for opportunities using our volunteer application form.


See below for details or scroll down to complete the form.

Click below for full descriptions of each volunteer opportunity

Become a Weekly Volunteer

Group Volunteers

Student Volunteers

Become a Speaker



For Volunteer Groups
All volunteers must adhere to our guidelines. Once your group has been scheduled for your volunteer day, please click here to access our most current list of guidelines for volunteers. All individuals must review this document before your scheduled volunteer day.

Questions? Send us an email at volunteer@the-inn.org





Here’s what our volunteers have to say:

  • “We are able to assist people in some way that may make their lives a little better.”
  • “Excellent aura of people working together for the goodness of others.”
  • “This is a place of light and love.  It is an honor to be here.”
  • “We’re all races, religions, ages and walks of life coming together to help others who are similarly diverse.”
  • “The sense of community service and working with like-minded volunteers.”
  • “I can make a mess in the kitchen and still be thanked for it!”