We organize Brooklyn based volunteer service projects for kids, teens, and families


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Join us for this “service snack” before school on Friday mornings

Fresh Fridge FridaysAll Ages!Brooklyn Heights Community Fridge, 124 Henry Street




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Fresh Fridge FridaysAll Ages!Brooklyn Heights Community Fridge, 124 Henry Street

Grocery shop for homebound neighborsFamilies and 12+ w/o guardianWegman's, 21 Flushing Ave

Gardening at Vinegar Hill Community Garden (Shift 1)All ages!Vinegar Hill Community Garden

Gardening at Vinegar Hill Community Garden (Shift 2)All ages!Vinegar Hill Community Garden

Clean up a Community Center with CAMBA (Shift 1)AGES 10+ W/ GUARDIAN. 14+ W/O GUARDIAN Van Dyke Cornerstone, 392 Blake Avenue

Clean up a Community Center with CAMBA (Shift 2)AGES 10+ W/ GUARDIAN. 14+ W/O GUARDIAN Van Dyke Cornerstone, 392 Blake Avenue


This is the most important thing you can do. Sign Up to lend your time and energy to our work as a volunteer.

Spread the word. Share a project with a friend and ask them to join you. We can never have too many volunteers.

TSC, a non-profit, is reliant on financial contributions from our community in order to organize and facilitate volunteer activities. We hope you will donate what you can to this important work.


The Service Collective highlights the extraordinary leadership of our Brooklyn non-profit partners who everyday commit to building a better, brighter Brooklyn for all of us. We thank you for your partnership and dedication to our community. 


Every engagement includes an orientation to the TSC service approach <link to curriculum – what is the link?> as well as an introduction to the mission of the TSC non-profit partner you sign up to help. 

Mission Statement text

The Service Collective engages and empowers youth to take action in their community through volunteer service. Driven by the needs of our Brooklyn nonprofit partners, we provide meaningful service opportunities for the benefit of all in our community.


Amanda Jones

Executive Director

After a career in marketing and advertising, Amanda decided to make her passion for helping her community through volunteering and service her full time pursuit. She is active in her neighborhood, including as a member of community grant giving collective, Brooklyn Branches which is supported by The Brooklyn Community Foundation. She has led numerous fundraising and community building initiatives on behalf of schools and local non-profits, almost exclusively with a focus on engaging children and families. Amanda is a graduate of Ithaca College. She lives in Brooklyn with her husband and two children. 

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“I like volunteering for The Service Collective because it makes me happy to help people out and I feel helpful.”


“There are many New Yorkers who need food donations like the sandwiches I delivered, the line wrapped around the block. Spending an afternoon making 200 sandwiches and then delivering them and feeling like it was hardly enough has taught me that more help is needed to those who can not pay for all their meals.”


“I think other kids would like volunteering because it’s super simple and straightforward to volunteer and everyone is really nice.”

“I like volunteering because it is a good way to help the community.”


Events can vary based on our partners needs. In some cases, we work out of our hub, Saint Ann’s Church. Other times, we work at our partner’s site. In either case, we will begin the project with an introductary grounding: Why have we all gathered? Why is this work important?  What need does it address? Sometimes this education might take place prior to an event (via a short zoom meeting) and sometimes it will be facilitated by an educator on site prior to the project beginning. 

Service projects will vary in length and type of work. Most of our time we will be actively working on the identified project. At the end of the session, volunteers will be asked to help clean up, and we will reflect on the work and what we learned.

All of our opportunities are one-time events. You can sign up for one activity or multiple depending on your interest and schedule. 

Your commitment is important to our partners. We are counting on you. If you do have to cancel, please email amanda@theservicecollective.org

We work with Brooklyn nonprofits that need help and can welcome youth volunteers. No job is too big or too small. We love getting creative requests and finding ways for kids of all ages to engage in service. 

  1. Show up. Be on time and don’t leave early
  2. Come ready to listen, learn, and work hard
  3. Trust that our partners know what they need better than we do 
  4. Respect our TSC staff, facilities, fellow volunteers, and partners 
  5. Possess patience and positivity

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