Metropolitan Council on Jewish Poverty

Whether your passion is fighting hunger, getting someone back on their feet, enhancing a senior citizen’s quality of life, or helping a family affected by domestic violence, Met Council has opportunities for you. By designing projects that directly impact the lives of our clients, Met Council is able to empower our volunteers to make an immediate difference. So what are you waiting for? Join our community of dedicated volunteers today and meet other people in New York City who are enthusiastic change-makers just like you! Projects are available in Manhattan, Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens, and Staten Island! Projects available on weekdays, Sundays, and evenings!


Met Council serves all New Yorkers in need regardless of race, ethnicity, or background. We were originally founded in 1972, to advocate for the Jewish poor, an overlooked population, and many of our affiliated Jewish Community Councils are located in communities with large Jewish populations. Today, we coordinate a network of 25 JCC's throughout the five boroughs of New York, and provide a broad array of programs designed to meet the needs of the poor, working-poor, elderly and immigrant residents of our communities.

Mission: Met Council is one of New York's largest human services agencies, providing critical services to more than 100,000 New Yorkers in need. For 40 years, Met Council has been a defender and advocate for New Yorkers in need, and has raised awareness around the growing problem of Jewish poverty. With services ranging from domestic violence counseling to kosher food pantries and career training, Met Council helps individuals find lasting solutions to complex problems.
348 Impacts | 1,140 Hours