Volunteer OpportunitiesHere are some local organizations with volunteer opportunities:
Apex for Youth is a non-profit organization that provides mentoring and educational services to low-income immigrant youth. Make a difference in the lives of underserved children in our community! Tutors are needed for grades 1-12 and mentors are needed for middle school and high school students on Saturdays.
Michael Lee, Executive Director
(212) 748-1225 ex.105
Chess in the Schools is a nonprofit educational organization dedicated to improving academic performance and building self-esteem among inner-city public school children. Tutors will work with high school students in the after school College Bound program one afternoon per week from 4:30-6:30 to help improve their study habits and grades.
520 Eighth Avenue, Floor 2 New York, NY 10018
Ph. 646.688.0732 | Fax. 212.564.3083 | www.chessintheschools.org
Children of Promise NYC
Children of Promise, NYC (CPNYC) volunteers contribute time, talent or treasures towards the advancement of CPNYC and develop personal connections.
Phone: (718) 483-9290
for weekly reading and mentoring. Volunteers commit to reading with the same child for one
hour every week or every other week throughout the school year.
As a result of the friendships they build with their “reading partners,” kids learn to love reading,
their literacy skills improve, and their self-confidence grows. Their lives are changed forever.
Training and background check required.
Princess Taylor, Program Associate
After School Program has about 25 children registered for our tutoring program that runs from Monday through Wednesdays from 4pm to 5pm.
Asmi Fathelbab, Executive Director
718 491 2122
FC Harlem is seeking young adults interested in helping run basic after-school soccer programs at various school sites in Harlem. College Credit or Community Service credit available. The Soccer for Success Program is supported by the US Soccer Foundation, the charitable arm of US Soccer. No soccer background required but helpful. Training and background check required.
Soccer for Success Program Manager
FC HARLEMEmail: email@example.com
Girls Inc. seeks Volunteer After School Program Assistant for its office at The Urban Assembly Institute of Math and Science for Young Women. The successful candidates will support the after school program by providing data entry, communications, and general program support for the on-site Girls Inc. staff.
Winnie Woo, Intern and Volunteer Coordinator
Tutor one-to-one or in small groups students who are in need of academic intervention. Punctual and consistent attendance; advance notification of absences necessary.Actively and enthusiastically participate - supporting instruction and engagement.Help prepare, record and put away classroom materials.
Olivia Nunez, Program Associate
ImentoriMentor offers an effective, flexible, and fun volunteer opportunity for professionals in New York City to mentor young people for academic and career success. Our mentoring model provides structure to the mentoring relationship, and the direct support and training to make anyone an effective and successful mentor.
Become a Mentor today with Leake & Watts, a community based, non-profit organization in New York City, committed to addressing a myriad of challenges that confront individuals and families dealing with poverty, disabilities, and a lack of access to education and basic services.
Altagracia Pimentel, Mentoring Coordinator
718 794 8482
Learning Leaders, the nation's oldest and largest school volunteer program, is currently recruiting for 7th grade math tutors in MS 324 to prepare them for their state examinations. Volunteers are needed on Saturdays from 10am – 1pm. Two training sessions are required.
Andrea Jordan, Director, Volunteer Relations
Make a difference by volunteering in a NYC public school today! Do you have two hours to spare to help a student with Reading, Writing, Math, Social Studies, or the Science? Tutors are needed from grades K-4.
Andrea Jordan, Director, Volunteer Relations
New York Cares
Help give kids a strong foundation for academic achievement. New York Cares' Children's Education projects help New York City's underserved children develop their academic skills at an early age, improving their chances of getting into college and preparing them for future success.
New York Public Library
We Need Mentors & Coaches - people who will truly feel good if they can take an adult whose reading and writing skills need improvement - an adult who knows that and is highly motivated to do something about it!! - to a higher level. YOUR gift - of your time and talent - may enable someone relatively new to our country to become a citizen ... or a parent will be able to genuinely support his/her middle school child ... and SO MANY OTHER similar and life-changing scenarios.
Elaine Sohn, Executive Director
Star Learning Center
We are a non-profit tutoring center that serves children in grades 2-12. The children are from low-income families and can't afford private tutoring. You will be matched one-to-one with a student for the school year. You will be tutoring the student in the academic areas that you are most comfortable with. Tutoring takes place in our center after school and in the early evenings.
Deena Hellman, Director
(212) 7992369, 303
Help squash barriers to academic success! One of the most important components of our program is the weekly homework assistance our students receive. Our volunteers are vital to the success of this program as they provide individual attention to our students and help with their evening assignments. Volunteers work with 1-2 6th-12th grade students at a time on their assigned homework under the supervision of our academic directors.
Cici Matheny, Volunteer Coordinator
(212) 289-4838 , 204
SSP gives underserved New York City students the opportunity to receive a college-preparatory education by providing them with a four-year adult mentor and a tuition stipend to attend a non-public high school.Mentors are asked to meet with their students 4-6 times a year, and maintain monthly contact by phone or email. SSP organizes events throughout the school year that mentors and students may attend together, or mentors may meet with students on their own – the commitment is flexible.
Maureen Turk, Development Associate
As part of the Young Men’s Initiative, the 25 Cornerstone programs located in the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) community centers will include mentoring activity as part of their programs. Mentors will support youth in fifth through ninth grades during the transitions from elementary to middle school and middle school to high school by cultivating positive personal relationships and community involvement.
Tracy Garcia, Director of Teen ACTION (Service Learning Programs)
We Are New York volunteer facilitators are students, seniors, and working professionals who commit their time to helping adult immigrants practice English and learn about important City services
Nydia Parries, Project Manager
These organizations are not affiliated with the Office of Student Activities & Programs at Teachers College, Columbia University.