Become a Volunteer!
Like to give back to your community? At Iris House, we have a calendar of special events and ongoing activities for which we always need volunteers! If you're interested in joining us, please fill out this form and email it back to Tanya Howe.
Ongoing Volunteer Needs
Safer Sex Kit Packing Parties
Our prevention education department hands out hundreds of thousands of safer sex kits every year, filled with condoms and internal condoms, lube and information about prevention techniques! We're always looking for people to come spend time in our offices to put them together, or having gatherings of friends at their home! We'll deliver all of the materials and send a staff member to talk about Iris House and demonstrate how the kits go together.
Pantry Bag Distribution
Our food and nutrition program provides pantry bags with ingredients for a dozen meals in them twice a month for Iris House clients and once a month to food-insecure members of the general community. We can always use help putting bags together and helping to hand them out, particularly on Friday afternoons.
We provide hot lunch in two seatings (12 Noon and 1 PM) Tuesday - Friday at our Central Harlem facility. We can often use assistance helping to set up, serve and cleanup.
Special Client Events
Our annual Family Picnic in August and our Children's Holiday Party in December are great chances to get involved!
Help serve a meal, entertain the kids, hand out backpacks and holiday gifts and more!
Silent Auction Item Acquisition
Iris House has two or three fundraisers every year, and most of them have a silent auction component. We are always looking for individuals who have connections in the community to retail outlets, restaurants and other businesses that might be interested in donating product to us for those events.