Volunteer! Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can. -Arthur Ashe

Volunteering is the perfect vehicle to discover a new passion and develop new skills. As Mahatma Gandhi said, "Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever."

Garden of Prayer Youth Center is about community, something we often take for granted. Volunteering with the Garden of Prayer Youth Center is one way to give back to your community in a lasting way. Fundamentally, volunteering is about giving your time, energy and skills freely. As a volunteer you have to make a decision to help on your own accord, free from pressure from others.

We are always looking for volunteers with a caring attitude for others, who value youth, and who desire to build a relationship with the people they will serve. The types of volunteers we look for predominantly express a sense of achievement and motivation, which is ultimately generated from their desire and enthusiasm to help. Do you want to give back? Do you want to help kids and teen who could use a helping hand? Do you want to give your time to a worthy cause? Do you want to be part of a community, something bigger than yourself?

Projects Include:

  • S.A.F.E. Summer Festival
  • GOPYC’s Annual Fundraiser
  • Toy & Coat Christmas Giveaway 
  • S.A.F.E. Summer Camp Enrichment Class Instructor
  • College Student Internships – BSW, MSW, BA, Early Education Teacher
  • Facility and Grounds Renovation Projects 
  • Personal Development Classes (Financial Literacy, Healthy Eating, Home Buying, etc.)
  • GEMS Fashion Show

To find out how you can help, contact us.

You can also click here for our Volunteer Application.


"Never doubt that a small group of committed people can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has."

--Margaret Mead