Volunteer With New York City Platoon

Platoon Summary

The New York Platoons are working with their communities to reimagine and reinvent spaces and places; strengthening the connections between the people and places they share to support an evolution of what the community is known for. Located in New York City, Harlem is a historic neighborhood, rich in culture and character. Harlem faces many of the challenges of an under-resourced community such as food insecurity. Focused on sustainable living and urban agriculture, The Harlem Platoon is addressing the community's needs with key partners to strengthen connections and build on the communities existing vision of itself. The Bronx Service Platoon is working to build a sense of pride and ownership for the members of the Bronx community through neighborhood beautification and the arts. The Platoon works to create creative green spaces, develop art exhibits with local artists, and build art installations in Community District 5. The Brownsville, Brooklyn neighborhood has had its struggles with gang violence and crime in the past but residents and community members are working to change the perception of Brownsville. The Brooklyn Platoon is collaborating with Partnerships for Park and Community Solutions – Brownsville Initiative to help change that perception and strengthen the community connection. New York City is home to more than 2,300 parks and outdoor spaces; however, many under-resourced communities are experiencing inequities in the accessibility of these outdoor spaces. The Queens Platoon is addressing the community's needs with key partners to revitalize these outdoor spaces and provided equitable access to all communities.

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Improving Triple R Garden in Brooklyn

Location: Triple R Garden; Rest, Reflection & Relaxation 641 Hendrix St Brooklyn NY 11207

June 3, 2023

10:00 AM - 02:00 PM


The Museum of Bronx History 2

Location: The Museum of Bronx History (MBH) at the Valentine-Varian House 3266 Bainbridge Ave, The Bronx, NY 10467 The Bronx NY 10467

June 3, 2023

10:30 AM - 12:30 PM


Cementing at Bronx Sunshine Garden

Location: Bronx Sunshine Garden 1768 Bryant Ave Bronx NY 10460

June 17, 2023

10:30 AM - 02:30 PM


4th Saturdays Every Month - Building Gardens @ The Lower Eastside Girls Club

Location: The Lower Eastside Girls Club 402 East 8th Street (corner of 8th Street and Avenue D in Manhattan's Alphabet City) New York NY 10009

June 24, 2023

10:00 AM - 02:00 PM


Setup for "Journeys Onward" Veterans Art Exhibit @ Salmagundi Club

Location: The Salmagundi Club 47 5th Avenue (between 11th Street and 12th Street) New York NY 10003

June 25, 2023

10:00 AM - 02:00 PM


Bench Build at Rusty Wheel Barrow Farms

Location: Rusty Wheel Barrow Farm 72-02 Woodside Avenue Woodside, NY 11377 NY 11377

July 8, 2023

10:00 AM - 02:00 PM


Who We Are

The Mission Continues is a national non-profit that empowers veterans to continue serving in our nation’s under-resourced communities, giving veterans the opportunity to keep serving even after the uniform comes off, right here at home. Our programs deploy veterans and volunteers to work alongside nonprofit partners and community leaders to improve educational resources, tackle food insecurity, foster neighborhood identity, and more.  

Who should volunteer?

Our service projects are for all veterans with a desire to continue their service and for all non-veterans that want to be part of a nationwide movement to transform communities. Please note, age and accessibility accommodations can be made at any project. There is room for everyone to make an impact. 

How to volunteer 

Click “Register” under the event and it will take you to the event details that will review in more detail what it entails, when and where the project is located, parking details etc.  

Then click “Attend” to fill in simple volunteer information. You will get an email confirmation and updates about this event through your choice of email and text messages

What is a Service Platoon? 

Service Platoons are your opportunity to engage and connect with veterans and community members while generating community impact in a real and tangible way. Led by veteran volunteer platoon leaders, each platoon works with dedicated community partners and volunteers to provide the manpower and support that they need to help them do their work more effectively. 

We currently have service platoons in more than 40+ cities across the country that are having events at least once a month. Everyone is invited to serve, regardless of veteran status: a service platoon is for you if you have a passion for service. 

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