The answer? Probably many, many hours.
So why don't you sacrifice some of those hours and get outside and do some good while having fun?! Here are some upcoming volunteer opportunies that are guarenteed to lend a helping hand while providing you with solid, rewarding fun.
See a Yankees Game with Daniel's Music Foundation**
The Bronx -- Yankee Stadium
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Come see a Yankee game for a mere $25 while volunteering with Daniel's Music Foundation (DMF), an organization that provides free music lessons to disabled individuals. As a volunteer, you will assist DMF members to their seats, provide game commentary to DMF's non-sighted members, and sit back to relax and enjoy the game yourself! After the game, volunteers will help members to Access-a-Ride.
Family Day at Lincoln Square Center**
Manhattan -- Lincoln Square
11:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Assist with a family block party at a local senior center! Volunteers will hand out food, assist with the fashion show, rides, nail spa and lots of other fun activites. Bring a friend! Take the 1 train to 66th street in Manhattan.
Keyword = Fun
Wii Games at Dyckman Senior Center**
Manhattan -- Inwood
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Frustrated that your Grandpa never wants to play Wii Tennis? Now you finally have your chance! Get your swing back into shape with seniors at a local Inwood Senior Center in Manhattan! Volunteers will play Wii sports and dancing to get the seniors up on their feet! Take the 1 train to Dyckman Street in Manhattan.
Keyword = Fun
Garden at Coney Island Federation Employment Guidance Services (FEGS)**
Brooklyn -- Coney Island
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Coney Island is always one of those places that you tell yourself you'll visit, but never actually hop on the subway and go. Now is your chance to experience all Coney Island has to offer while spending a few hours beautifying its gardens! Weed, water, plant and maintain this small oasis of beauty next to the famous Coney Island Boardwalk before taking a ride on the Cyclone. Take the D,N, F, Q to the last stop Stillwell Ave, Coney Island.
Keyword = Garden
Clean-up at Hudson River Park**
Manhattan -- Greenwich Village
9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
The Historic Hudson River needs your help in resorting itself to its natural state! Clean-up debris from the Hudson River at this local Manhattan Park. Take the 1,2,3 or A,C, E train to 14th street in Manhattan.
Keyword = Parks
**All of these opportunities were found on .newyorkcares.org, where you need to create an account in order to volunteer. Don’t worry- it’s quick and easy, so you’ll be out volunteering in no time. Go to (http://www.newyorkcares.org/users/create_account.php) to create an account. Just make sure you’re at least 18 years of age!
None of these volunteer opportunities fit your schedule? Then check out the various volunteer opportunities provided here through Robin Hood, an organization that tackles poverty in NYC. You can also fill out a checklist to select an organization that best fits your interests and availability.