Thank you for your interest in volunteering!

In order to become a volunteer, you must attend one of our info sessions held twice per month here at CHiPS, 200 4th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11217.

*The volunteer session scheduled for this Thursday, January 25 at 6 p.m. is canceled due to a pipe burst.

  • Second Thursday of each month at 9am

  • Last Thursday of each month at 6pm. 

If you are interested in volunteer opportunities for people under the age of 16, please sign up at

For groups interested in volunteering, specific inquiries can be made at the info. session.

Thanks again and we hope to see you soon!

The CHiPS Family

A community of volunteers

CHiPS depends on our loyal and hardworking volunteers to provide our clients with daily meals and other services. Did you know 75% of our work is done by volunteers? That’s one of the reasons why overhead costs at CHiPS are relatively low and the bulk of donated funds goes towards providing for our clients.

Join our team of volunteers!

Interested in making a real impact in your local community? Then come and volunteer with us!

In the soup kitchen, we can use your help with food prep, portioning meals, setting tables, serving at lunch time, and cleaning up. There are lunch bags to be packed every day, and pantry bags of donated canned goods to be assembled for our guests to take home on Fridays.

The Frances Residence needs volunteers who can teach young mothers about maternal/child health, career development, and important life skills such as parenting, meal planning and cooking, and budgeting. We can also use volunteers who are available to stay overnight in case of emergencies.

Volunteers are needed 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. (Mon. to Sat.) in the soup kitchen, the office, and around the clock upstairs at the Frances Residency.

In addition to volunteers for the soup kitchen and the Frances Residence, we welcome volunteers with experience in the areas listed below. Work will be done remotely and volunteers would join a virtual team.

  • Advertising
  • Marketing
  • Public relations/media/communications
  • Nonprofit management
  • Fundraising/grant writing
  • Education
  • Administrative duties

*If you are interested in volunteering at CHiPS for court-ordered volunteering, there is no need to attend a volunteer orientation. Please call Janice, our Director of Food Services at (718) 237-2962 to discuss when you can begin volunteering at CHiPS.