Volunteer OpportunitiesHere are some local organizations with volunteer opportunities:
Michael Lee, Executive Director
(212) 748-1225 ex.105
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
On Saturday mornings from October to April, GO brings the love of learning to life at 4 partner schools. As more than 550 children greet each other and take their seats, our dedicated teachers and volunteer tutors welcome them and begin three hours of intensive lessons designed to empower each student as they build essential skills. Our model is unique; GO's professional teachers initiate lessons with students that are continued in small groups led by trained volunteers. Starting in January, we have afternoon one-to-one tutoring from 1pm-3pm for students who are at risk of failing the year.
The GO Project relies on members of our community to donate their time to help make our program a success. Volunteers are essential to helping us provide the small group and individualized instruction that are the cornerstone of our model. We are always looking for community members to join our team.
Olivia Nunez, Director of Community Engagement
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.
admissions guidance, as well as the encouragement and inspiration that students need to succeed. To date, LGR has served over 10,000 students at sites from Philadelphia to Maine and this Spring we will be working with students throughout New York City.
Over the past few years, LGR has had a partnership with both Columbia University and Barnard College. This spring semester we are still in need of Verbal and Math coaches for these two sites. If you could please post this opportunity, it would be much appreciated. Below is a description of the coach responsibilities and time commitment.
*Coaches: *LGR coaches work intensively with a group of 5-7 high school juniors one night a week from February through the first week of May and teach either *Math or Critical* Reading and Writing content. We provide the training, materials, and curriculum. This is a wonderful opportunity for students looking to get practical teaching experience and a fulfilling service opportunity that makes a concrete difference in the lives of our students. Coaches must have scored a 600 in the subject that they would like to coach - *math or verbal*. If students are interested, they should email Marissa at email@example.com. You can also visit our website at www.letsgetready.org for more information.
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.
As this project is run completely with volunteers, we are asking for a team(s) from TC who would be interested in signing up to help. We have open slots for preparation days on Friday 3/7, and distribution on Saturday 3/8 and Sunday 3/9.
The team can be 4 people or 20. You can stay 2 hours or all day, no limits or max. Volunteers will help organize, display and distribute gently used books to teachers with over 150,000 books being processed in 3 days.
It is fun, It is satisfying, It's a New York City unique event. Come be part of the happening!
Our sign up link for a Group is: www.eventbrite.com/e/project-cicero-group-volunteer-registration-select-all-the-hours-you-will-come-eg-if-coming-from-registration-9592428211
Our sign up link for individuals is: www.eventbrite.com/e/project-cicero-individual-volunteer-registration-helping-not-collecting-books-select-all-the-hours-registration-9591930723
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.
Clair Oblamski, Volunteer Coordinator
(212) 289-4838 , 208
These organizations are not affiliated with the Office of Student Activities & Programs at Teachers College, Columbia University.