Youth and Family Involvement

Young people are an integral part of The INN’s mission to promote awareness and meet the needs of hungry and homeless Long Islanders. There are many ways students can make a difference in the lives of so many. See below for all Youth Opportunities at The INN.


Student Volunteers

Update as of 4/24/23: We are thrilled to announce the return of weekday afternoon volunteer shifts for all students ages 10 & up! The shift is Monday-Friday only (weekends are not available) from 2:30-4:30pm. Students will help in our soup kitchen, boutique and warehouse by sorting, stocking and packing up donations for distribution to guests. They will not have any direct contact with the guests we serve. Adult supervision is required for ages 10-15. All volunteers must register online in advance to schedule a shift. On the registration form, choose the student volunteer shift options.

The INN’s Youth Advisory Board is made up of High School and middle school student volunteer representatives (grades 6-12) from various schools.

Our goal is to help find ways to educate and engage youth about hunger and homelessness on Long Island, while offering hands on volunteer opportunities to help make a difference.

For more information about the Youth Advisory Board click here. For questions, please contact Dana Lopez at (516) 486-8506 ext. 138 or

For ideas about how you and your family, group or community organization can #GetINNvolved, check out our downloadable 3D flip book!

If you would prefer to write a check for your donation please make your check payable to The INN. Our mailing address is 211 Fulton Avenue, Hempstead, NY 11550.