Holy Apostles is a wonderful organization and does great work in the community. It was very organized and gave very clear volunteer duties and tasks. We were happy to help and would recommend it to anyone!
It was great volunteering at the Holy Apostles Soup Kitchen yesterday. Our whole team had a great time and it was wonderful to see the difference they are making in the community. The volunteers and staff there were also very inspiring.
Our company volunteered at HASK. We were so impressed by this organization! They ran an incredibly buttoned up operation, very organized! They offer wonderful services to their patrons as well as a comforting environment. One staff member is nicer than the next, they were all very welcoming and patient with us. We would love to continue to support this organization, and hope to have the chance to volunteer again soon.
Illness precludes me from doing physical tasks. It does not stop me from getting people to smile, talk, and feel better about themselves if only for a short time. Greeting people at the doors and entrances is a blessing and I enjoy it, and them. The palpable karma of the Holy Apostles experience is rejuvenating. I recommend it to anyone who needs a spiritual kick in the pants!
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Spending a morning volunteering at Holy Apostles Soup Kitchen is the best gift I can give to myself.
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The management of the volunteers is so efficient and well thought out that the whole time you're at the soup kitchen, you feel like you're helping the cause. Plus the volunteer regulars make everyone, guests and newbies, feel at home and welcome. HASK is Aces!!
The work at Holy Apostles to feed the homeless and the needy in an environment of respect and caring is outstanding.
Love volunteering at holy apostles! Warm hearts, good meals and great programs for their guests. Human kindness at its best!
My volunteer time at the soup kitchen was wonderful and very humbling. They have a great staff and impressive system - they don't play games, they are there to feed people. It was great to see the connections people made with those they were serving, many of the volunteers do 2 and 3 days of volunteering during the week and they take it very seriously. Those who were there for a meal were very gracious and thankful, there were many characters in the crowd who brought smiles and laughter. If you get a chance to volunteer here DO IT, you will not be sorry!
This place was amazing and gave me such a great feeling that I think I'll be back here many times in the future! The volunteer coordinators had their heads in the right place, and seemed fairly organized given the immense amount of guests we served that day. I would highly recommend this soup Kitchen to anyone looking to change a few lives.
I came here with work for a volunteer day and we had a great experience. We had a easy experience booking a date with them and everything was very organized once we got there. All the employees had a wonderful experience. I would suggest my company to volunteer again with Holy Apostles.
One of the largest, and most well run non-profits in the City of New York. The fact that they feed 1,000 people a day, and have have not missed a meal in 30 years is amazing, and a testament to the team there. They have 30-50 people that walk in and volunteer daily and corporate groups need to sign up months in advance because they are so popular.
This is a wonderful organization filled with amazing staff and volunteers. I've volunteered here many times and help to fund raise for their food program on social media. Not only are they the largest food program in NYC, feeding over 1,000 meals a day Monday thru Friday all year round, and on Holidays, but they also offer a wealth of services to their patrons which help better their lives. Do yourself a favor and go check out and volunteer here.
The Holy Apostles Soup Kitchen is the most efficient charity organization that I have ever been involved with. I was amazed at the competence of all staff members and the apparent ease with which they were able to serve over 1000 people a hot lunch. What a great organization run by such great people!
I'm grateful for the chance to have volunteered here and to meet the lovely people who keep this busy place running. The facility is beautiful and the staff were really nice to my volunteer group. It was a great experience and they serve SO many people it's incredible.
I had the opportunity to volunteer at Holy Apostles' Soup Kitchen when I was in NYC on an Alternative Spring Break trip with college students in 2012. I was impressed with the way that the organization was able to feed some many people in need day in and day out. You could tell the regular volunteers and staff are passionate about serving those in need.... They give them food for their stomaches and hope for tomorrow!
There is no more dedicated organization. They have consistently served the community and treated their clients with the utmost respect for decades. They offer food for the mind, body, and soul! I am humbled and proud to be able to say I have volunteered here.
I first started volunteering at Holy Apostles Soup Kitchen seven or eight years ago. I brought my 7th and 8th Grade students from I.S. 52. It was a rewarding experience for them and for me. Not only were we privileged to see a side of life that we were totally unaccustomed to, we also experienced the warmth and the caring of the volunteers. I retired for teaching 3 years ago and I still go every Friday and love it.
I became familiar with the work of Holy Apostles Soup Kitchen via a fb effort to raise a modest amount of money for a match. I was bowled over by the numbers of people helped with such modest resources. But of course the financial resources are matched by the huge heart of the organization. They pull in volunteers from all over. Young people come to help for a day and I can't but believe they are changed for life. Long may they serve. They are a model of efficiency and decency.
I used to sing professionally at this church. I was there when the church burned, but the Soup Kitchen didn't miss a beat - they served their clients the very next day despite the disaster. They have continued that tradition for so many years, and I have watched many clients enter hungry and downtrodden, and leave with a smile and a full stomach. And now the added services they offer are inspirig. I read works from the writers workshop with pleasure. I have moved on to another church, and another state, but have continued to admired their work. A few years ago, I brought my youth choir to sing for the guests and we had a great time. Father Bill, the founder, always said the church never really wanted to be in the soup kitchen business, but the reality of the city proved otherwise. He and the staff have faithfully carried out a mission that they wish they didn't have to do.