Volunteer Organizations

Animal Rights

American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA)
 
Phone: (888) 666-2279 Email: volunteer@aspca.org

Address: Volunteer Office, 424 E 92ndSt, New York, NY 10128

Organization Goals:

The ASPCA works to create a more humane world by rescuing abused and neglected animals, arranging for foster pet care and animal adoptions, working in educational programs in schools and the community, and holding special fundraising and awareness events.

Volunteer Roles:

Volunteers can serve as animal hospital greeters, animal companions, foster parents for sick or unplaced animals, administrative assistants, in educational programs, and as organizers or volunteers for ASPCA special events.

Volunteer Requirements:

Prospective volunteers need to fill out an application, sign a volunteer agreement form, and participate in at least one interview session with the volunteer coordinator. Training sessions are required and vary according to what the volunteer would like to do. Upon completion of training, volunteers are required to commit to a minimum of 8 hours/month for the first 6 months.

Website: http://www.aspca.org/nyc/volunteer-with-the-aspca

 

Prospect Park Zoo/Wildlife Conservation Society

Phone: 718.399.7339 ext. 325 Email: ddieneman@wcs.org

Address: 450 Flatbush Avenue, Brooklyn, New York 11225

Organization Goals:

The Wildlife Conservation Society uniquely combines the resources of wildlife parks in New York with field projects around the globe to inspire care for nature, provide leadership in environmental education, and help sustain our planet's biological diversity.

Volunteer Roles:

As a Discovery Center volunteer, you'll assist children and families in the Zoo's interactive Discovery Center on weekends. As a Discovery Guide, you'll answer questions about animals, direct visitors around the zoo, help out at special events and run children's activities. As an Education Docent you'll interpret animal exhibits, lead tours, manage discovery stations, and train as an animal handler and present live animal encounters to the public.

Volunteer Requirements:

Docents will need to attend weekly training sessions for four months. Discovery guides have no training requirement.

Website: http://www.prospectparkzoo.com/educators/volunteer.aspx

 

Children, Youth and Family Services

Big Brothers/Big Sisters, Inc. of NYC

Phone: 212.686.2042 Email: help@bigsnyc.org

Address: 223 East 30th Street, New York, NY 10016

Organization Goals:

Big Brothers/Big Sisters tries to pair every child that it services with at least one mentor to work with on academic, emotional, and social growth.

Volunteer Roles:

Volunteers serve as mentors to inner city children, working with them on a close one-on-one basis.

Volunteer Requirements:

Volunteers must be 21 or older and must go through a long application and interview process, including a background check. They must be willing to spend at least 4 hours every other week with their Little Brother or Sister for one year.

Website: www.bigsnyc.org

 

Starlight Foundation of New York

Phone: 212.354.2878 ext. 100 Email: Andrea@starlight-newyork.org

Address: 1560 Broadway, Suite 600, New York, NY 10036 

Organization Goals:

Starlight grants special wishes to critically, chronically, or terminally ill children and provides entertainment and recreational activities for hospitalized patients.

Volunteer Roles :

Volunteers are needed to serve as wish granters by facilitating the granting of a wish to a child through work with the child, their family, and the Starlight office. Volunteers can also help at hospital events, activities, or as office support.

Volunteer Requirements:

There is an application and training session for all volunteers.

Website: www.starlight-newyork.org

 

City Year

Phone: 212.675.8881 Email: newyorkrecruitment@cityyear.org

Address: 20 West 22nd Street, Third Floor, New York, NY 10010

Organization Goals:

City Year unites young people of all backgrounds for a year of full-time service, giving these diverse young leaders the skills and opportunities to help turn around high-need schools and get students back on track to graduation.

Volunteer Roles :

City Year corps members serve as tutors, mentors and role models to help students stay on track - and get back on track - to graduate.

Volunteer Requirements:

Have a college degree or have attended some college, have a high school diploma or GED

Must be able to dedicate 10 months to full-time service;

Be between the ages of 17 and 24;

Be a U.S. citizen or legal permanent resident alien;

Have served no more than 3 terms in another AmeriCorps, NCCC or VISTA program;

Agree to a background check

Website: cityyear.org

 

I Have A Dream Foundation

Phone: 212.293.5480 Email: info@ihaveadreamfoundation.org

Address: 330 Seventh Avenue, 20th Floor New York, NY 10001

Organization Goals:

The "I Have A Dream" Foundation empowers children in low-income communities to achieve higher education and fulfill their leadership potential by providing them with guaranteed tuition support and equipping them with the skills, knowledge, and habits they need to gain entry to higher education and succeed in college and beyond.

Volunteer Roles :

Volunteers work with local program staff to support Dreamers and build important mentoring relationships. They serve as tutors, mentors, chaperones, office assistants, fund raisers, special events coordinators, and more.

Volunteer Requirements:

None listed

Website: www.ihaveadreamfoundation-ny.org

 

Learning Leaders

Phone: 212.213.3370 Email: volunteer@learningleaders.org

Address: 80 Maiden Lane, 11th Floor, New York, NY, 10038

Organization Goals:

Learning Leaders helps New York City public school students succeed in school by training volunteers who provide tutoring and other school-based support, and by equipping all parents to foster their own children's educational development.

Volunteer Roles:

Volunteer opportunities are currently available for elementary, middle and high schools where volunteers will be assisting teachers and students as tutors. Volunteers are also needed for the ArtWorks program where volunteers will serve as tour guides for third graders. Tours last for about 3 hours and are weekly.

Volunteer Requirements:

There is a screening and training process for all volunteers.

Volunteers must be 18 or older, and willing to commit for at least one school year, for 2 hours a week.

Website: www.learningleaders.org

 

One to World

Phone: 212.431.1195 Email: katya@one-to-world.org or info@one-to-world.org

Address: 285 West Broadway, Suite 450 New York, NY 10013

Organization Goals: OTW brings Americans and students from around the world face-to-face to share their lives and perspectives in life changing ways. Through One To World programs, Americans and international students learn from one another and together they become active citizens in a global society.

Volunteer Roles :

Volunteers are needed to act as a Global Classroom speaker, or lend a hand in the office and at special events. They also join in group activities within the NYC community such as feeding the homeless, cleaning-up Central Park or painting local schools.

Volunteer Requirements:

Speakers must be international students.

Website: www.one-to-world.org

 

Police Athletic League

Phone: 212.477.9450 ext.390 Email: volunteer@palnyc.org

34 1/2 East 12th St. New York, NY 10003

Organization Goals:

For more than 90 years, PAL serves the mission to keep young people out of trouble by channeling their energies into recreational and athletic programs.

Volunteer Roles :

Volunteers support the academic success and artistic cultural enrichment of the children through tutoring, workshop facilitation or sponsoring experiential learning trips. In PAL citywide events, they might also serve as a potato sack race judge or a holiday elf bringing cheer to the children.

Volunteer Requirements:

Online application

Website: www.palnyc.org

 

Computers for Youth (CFY)

Phone: Jasmin Rosario 917.677.5506 ext. 213 Email: jrosario@cfy.org or volunteer-nyc@cfy.org

Address: 520 Eighth Avenue, Floor 10, New York, NY 10018

Organization Goals:

CFY helps students in low-income communities, together with their teachers and families, harness the power of digital learning to improve education outcomes by providing free desktop computers to 6th grade students and their families, providing free educational digital learning software and training families on how to use their new computers.

Volunteer Roles:

Volunteers are needed to provide classroom assistance to families as they learn to use their new computers, help students learn through their fun and interactive educational digital learning software and ensure that families are having a good time as they learn.

Volunteer Requirements:

Orientation for volunteers is provided prior to workshops.

Website: www.cfy.org

 

Elderly Services

City Meals on Wheels

Phone: 212.687.1234 Email: info@citymeals.org

Address: 355 Lexington Avenue,#3 New York, NY 10017

Organization Goals:

Citymeals funds 30 community-based agencies that bring weekend, holiday and emergency meals to homebound elderly New Yorkers who can no longer shop or cook for themselves.

Volunteer Roles:

Volunteers are needed to help with the delivery and service of hot meals to seniors six days a week. Regular volunteers are matched with homebound persons to form an ongoing relationship to provide help and companionship.

Volunteer Requirements:

Volunteers who are involved in the companion programs are committed to visiting with their client for at least one hour per week. Must also fill out an online application.

Website: www.citymeals.org

 

 Neighborhood Services

The Bowery Resident's Committee (BRC)

Phone: Rick Akin, 212. 803.5720 Email: RAkin@BRC.org

Address: 31 West 25th Street, 12th Floor, New York, NY 10001

Organization Goals:

BRC empowers their clients with the knowledge and skills to permanently overcome poverty, addiction, physical and mental illness, homelessness, and unemployment.

Volunteer Roles:

Positions vary widely, from teaching ballroom dancing, to painting hallways, teaching English as a second language or even assisting our staff during meal service, etc. View full list of positions at: www.brc.org

Volunteer Requirements:

Must be 18 years of age or older. There is an application and orientation session for all volunteers. Individual, small / large group of volunteers are all welcomed.

Website: www.brc.org

 

Hamilton-Madison House

Phone: Thea Goodman 212.349.3724 ext. (9)320 Email: thea@hmhonline.org

Address: 50 Madison Street New York, NY 10038

Organization Goals:

The House is dedicated to improving the quality of life of its community, primarily those in the Two Bridges/Chinatown area of Manhattan's Lower East Side. The House promotes understanding and cooperation among the ethnic groups, and is attuned to their changing needs.

Volunteer Roles:

Volunteers contribute their time and skills to support the House's mission of fostering social well-being among the most vulnerable population in the Two Bridges/Chinatown neighborhood.

Volunteer Requirements:

For positions lasting for over 1 year, volunteers are subject to 3-month probation.

Website: www.hmhonline.org

 

The East Village Community Coalition

Phone: 212.979.2344

Address: 143 Avenue B, Simplex, New York, NY 10009

Organization Goals:

EVCC works to recognize, support, and sustain the built and cultural character of the East Village. Their efforts focus on preservation and zoning, local retailing, and transportation.

Volunteer Roles:

Volunteers help with various neighborhood events and other EVCC activities.

Volunteer Requirements:

None listed.

Website: www.evccnyc.org

 

Office Of Recycling Outreach Education (GrowNYC)

Phone: (212) 788-7935 Email: volunteer@GrowNYC.org

Address: 51 Chambers Street, Room 228, New York, NY 10007

Organization Goals:

GrowNYC is a hands-on non-profit which improves New York City's quality of life through environmental programs that transform communities block by block and empower all New Yorkers to secure a clean and healthy environment for future generations.

Volunteer Roles: Volunteer in Community Gardens; assist in educating New Yorkers on the importance, requirements and best practices of recycling; participate in workshops with teens.

Volunteer Requirements:

All GrowNYC volunteers must be 18 years of age or older.

Website: www.grownyc.org/recycling

 

HIV/AIDS Healthcare

Housing Works, Inc.

Phone: 212.645.8111 Email: Marc Grillo m.grillo@housingworks.org or volunteers@housingworks.org

Address: 320 West 13th Street, New York, NY 10014

Organization Goals:

Housing Works, Inc. serves homeless families and individuals living with AIDS and HIV-related illnesses. Housing works provides supportive housing, case management, and other services.

Volunteer Roles:

Volunteers work at Housing Works' thrift shops, used book café, or theatre project, or serve as administrative support, in advocacy and tutoring programs, and in planning and developing special events.

Volunteer Requirements:

Training and time commitment required based on program.

Website: www.housingworks.org

 

Momentum AIDS Project

Phone: 212-691-8100 ext. 2108 or 2104 Email: rahiemb@themomentumproject.org

Address: 154 Christopher Street NY, NY 10014

Organization Goals:

Momentum is one of New York City's largest HIV/AIDS organizations providing hot meals, pantry bags, and a wide array of life saving support services at nine locations in four boroughs of the city.

Volunteer Roles:

Volunteers are needed to help with food and clothing distribution, food preparation and service, professional services, registration and intake, office support, baking groups, and special events.

Volunteer Requirements:

Volunteers are always welcome and are placed according to their schedule and abilities. However, they must first fill out a registration application.

Website: www.themomentumproject.org/

 

Compassionate Care Hospice

Phone: Bronx Location: (718) 601-6694 Brooklyn Location: (718) 645-6302

Email: raberman@cchnet.net

Addresses: 6661 Broadway, Bronx, NY 10471 (Bronx) 174 Highlawn Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11223 (Brooklyn)

Organization Goals:

The hospice philosophy of care accepts death as the final stage of life. It focuses on quality rather than length of life. The goal of hospice is to enable patients to continue an alert, pain-free life and to manage other symptoms so that their last days may be spent with dignity and quality, surrounded by their loved ones.

Volunteer Roles:

Providing respite to family, socialization; reading, playing cards, sewing, simply being a friendly visitor to a patient. Office and administrative support. Offering their unique talents in any way toward supporting patients, families, and the community at-large.

Volunteer Requirements:

Fill out an online application.

Website: www.cchnet.net

 

God's Love We Deliver

Phone: 212.294.8158 Email: volunteer@glwd.org

Address: 166 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10013

Organization Goals:

GLWD strives to improve the health and wellbeing of men, women and children living with HIV/AIDS, cancer and other serious illnesses by alleviating hunger and malnutrition. They prepare and deliver nutritious, high-quality meals to people who, because of their illness, are unable to provide or prepare meals for themselves. They also provide illness-specific nutrition education and counseling.

Volunteer Roles:

Volunteers work in the kitchen, deliver meals, work in the office and help out with special events. Kitchen, office and walking delivery volunteers are asked to make a commitment of one shift a week for at least 3 months. Van assisting is available on a weekly, one-time or sporadic basis.

Volunteer Requirements:

There is a training and orientation at the beginning of the first shift.

Website: www.glwd.org

 

Help One, Need One

Phone: 212.229.1671 Email: healthed@newschool.edu

Address: Student Health Services 80 Fifth Avenue 3rd floor, New York, NY 10011

Organization Goals:

The Help One, Need One volunteer program addresses the needs of sick New School students who require assistance while being homebound during the duration of their illness.

Volunteer Roles :

Volunteers serve their peers by picking up and dropping off food, medicine and homework, and are taught how to do so while minimizing their risk of getting sick.

Volunteer Requirements:

None listed.

Website: http://www.newschool.edu/studentservices/health/

 

The New School Student Health Services

Phone: 212.229.1671, option 4 Email: wellness@newschool.edu

Address: Student Health Services 80 Fifth Avenue, 3rd floor, New York, NY 10011

Organization Goals:

Be a leader for better health on campus! Become a Peer Health Advocate and provide students with the skills and information that will encourage and empower students to optimize their health and well-being through a variety of programs, workshops, and other services.

Volunteer Roles:

Volunteers help with various programs and events.

Volunteer Requirements:

None listed.

Website: http://www.newschool.edu/studentservices/health/


Homeless/Housing Services

Bailey House

Phone: 212.633.2500 Email: tharper@baileyhouse.org

Address: 1751 Park Avenue, New York, NY 10035

Organization Goals:

For over 25 years, Bailey House has been providing housing and support services to homeless men, women, and children living with HIV/AIDS in New York City. We address the fundamental human needs-housing, food, safety. And we deliver comprehensive and compassionate support services, including access to healthcare, counseling, support groups, and substance abuse treatment.

Volunteer Roles:

There are opportunities to volunteer during the week and on weekends as office support, fundraisers, and tutors. Volunteers can also help at Saturday movie night, Sunday bingo afternoons, buddy programs, and the annual Valentine's Auction.

Volunteer Requirements:

All volunteers must fill out an application and undergo an interview, orientation, and any necessary training for their assignment. Time commitments are flexible.

Website: www.baileyhouse.org

 

Coalition for the Homeless

Phone: 212.776.2000 Email: volunteer@cfthomeless.org

Address: : 129 Fulton Street, New York, NY 10038

Organization Goals:

Coalition for the Homeless is the nation's oldest advocacy and direct service organization helping homeless men, women, and children. We are dedicated to the principle that affordable housing, sufficient food, and the chance to work for a living wage are fundamental rights in a civilized society. Since our inception in 1981, the Coalition has worked through litigation, public education, and direct services to ensure that these goals are realized.

Volunteer Roles:

Volunteers are especially needed to help serve food at the Grand Central Food Program. Volunteers are needed to help with clothing and blanket distribution and in the coordination of its many other programs.

Volunteer Requirements:

None listed.

Website: www.coalitionforthehomeless.org

 

Immigrant/Refugee Services

International Center in New York, Inc.

Phone: 212.255.9555 Email: volunteer@intlcenter.org

Address: 50 West 23rd Street, 7th Floor, New York NY 10010

Organization Goals:

The International Center woks to help 2000 immigrants from 80 countries practice English and learn about life in NYC.

Volunteer Roles:

Over 1000 volunteers are needed to lead one-to-one tutoring partnerships, teach in classrooms, and perform other administrative duties. In exchange, volunteers are invited to celebrate special cultural events, participate in guided trips around New York, and enhance foreign language skills.

Volunteer Requirements:

Volunteers must demonstrate native English fluency to participate in partnership programs. Volunteers must be available between the hours of 2 and 5 pm.

Website: http://www.newintlcenter.org/

 

International Rescue Committee (IRC)

Phone: (212) 377-4728 Email: VolunteerNY@theIRC.org, shavala.magri@theirc.org

Address: 263 West 38th Street 6th floor New York, NY 10018

Organization Goals:

IRC responds to the world's worst humanitarian crises and helps people to survive and rebuild their lives. IRC provides access to safety, sanctuary, and sustainable change for millions of people whose lives have been shattered by violence and oppression.

Volunteer Roles:

Volunteers support the U.S. office by helping refugees adjust to a new life, including:

Tutor basic English skills; prepare for job search and contact potential employers on behalf of refugees;

Assist staff with cultural orientations; pick-up and delivery of donated goods; office support, assist grant writing and media relations.

Volunteer Requirements:

Must attend an hour-long orientation and agree to a 3-6 month commitment. Excellent interpersonal skills; flexibility, patience and ability to work in a multicultural environment; the ability to work well in a team as well as independently. Prior experience working with refugees, asylees or immigrants, and fluency in another language (French, Arabic, Somali, Vietnamese, Bosnian, Russian, etc.) are also helpful.

Website: www.rescue.org

 

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Services

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Community Center

Phone: 212.620.7310 Email: Anthony Shimek at ashimek@gaycenter.org

Address: 208 West 13th Street, New York, NY 10011

Organization Goals:

Founded in 1983, the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Community Center is a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing social, civic, cultural, educational, and health-related services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community in the greater New York Metropolitan area. Volunteers are involved in a variety of cultural, social service, recreational, civic and community-organizing programs and events year-round.

Volunteer Roles:

Prior to volunteering at the center, prospective volunteers must attend a volunteer orientation (registration can be found at the website listed).

Volunteer Requirements:

To register for orientation: mycenter.gaycenter.org/SSLPage.aspx?pid=232, if all orientations are listed as "SOLD OUT" email the address above.

Website: www.gaycenter.org

 

Senior Action in a Gay Environment

Phone: 212.741.2247 Email: volunteer@sageusa.org

Address: 305 7th Avenue, 15th Floor, New York, NY 10001

Organization Goals: SAGE provides services and support to over 1,000 members of New York's elderly gay and lesbian community, many of whom are otherwise cut off from the larger community.

Volunteer Roles :

Volunteers programs include Friendly Visiting, event volunteering, clerical support, and participation in a SAGE committee.

Volunteer Requirements:

All volunteers must attend a Volunteer Orientation, participate in a one-on-one interview with SAGE staff, and attend a volunteer training. Time commitments depend on the program the volunteer participates in.

Website: www.sageusa.org

 

Prison Services

New York City Department of Correction

Phone: (718) 546-0453 Email: sharif.nelson@doc.nyc.gov

Address: 75-20 Astoria Blvd., Ste. 110 East Elmhurst, NY 11370

Organization Goals:

The Department of Corrections partners with many community-based organizations to promote activities that contribute to the reduction of recidivism and help inmates begin new lives, reconnect with their families, and become productive members of society.

Volunteer Roles :

Volunteers fill a variety of roles including providing religious, social, educational, recreational, and other services that enhance personal development and create links between those incarcerated and their communities.

Volunteer Requirements:

Persons interested in volunteering must complete the volunteer application, must not be actively on parole or probation, and must successfully complete a background check.

Website: http://www.nyc.gov/html/doc/html/home/home.shtml

 

Fortune Society

Phone: 212.691.7554 x250 Email: fortunevolunteers@fortunesociety.org

Address: 29-76 Northern Boulevard Long Island City, NY 11101

Organization Goals:

The Fortune Society's mission is to support successful reentry from prison and promote alternatives to incarcerations, thus strengthening the fabric of our communities. They provide housing, education, employment, substance abuse treatment, health, and many other services.

Volunteer Roles :

Volunteers aid our staff in myriad ways, including: tutoring, helping us respond to the thousands of letters we receive from incarcerated men and women each year, clerical work, maintenance, data entry, research, and special projects - to name only a few.

Volunteer Requirements:

We welcome all volunteers who are willing to contribute their time, energy, and expertise, and we work hard to accommodate even the busiest of schedules. If you have a special talent, chances are we can find a way to use it.

Website: http://www.fortunesociety.org

 

Women's Services

Providence House

Phone: 718.455.0197 Email: volunteer@providencehouse.org

Address: 703 Lexington Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11221

Organization Goals:

Providence House is a not-for-profit organization founded by the Sisters of St. Joseph that helps transform the lives of homeless, abused, and formerly incarcerated women and their children - one family at a time. Our services and programs provide shelter and support through our network of transitional residences, individual apartments and permanent supportive housing.

Volunteer Roles:

Volunteers work with the trained staff to assist with coverage in the house sites, responding to daily needs of the residents and other supportive relationships. Volunteers can perform a wide variety of other tasks dependent on their particular skills and background.

Volunteer Requirements:

Short-term volunteer opportunities usually last one week to two months. You must be 18 years or older and at least one year out of high school. All volunteers must fill out an online form: http://providencehouse.org/volunteer/volunteer-form/

Website: www.providencehouse.org

 

Women in Need, Inc.

Phone: 212.695.4758 Email: amontoya@w-i-n.org

Address: 115 West 31st Street, 7th Floor New York, NY 10001

Organization Goals:

Women In Need provides housing, help and hope to New York City women and their families who are homeless and disadvantaged. Through comprehensive programs such as shelter, supportive permanent housing, job training, domestic violence services, alcohol and substance abuse treatment and childcare, WIN offers the tools and guidance, which allow our families to return to their communities and live independently.

Volunteer Roles:

Volunteer roles include leading children's activities, teaching computer skills, assisting in the offices, and leading workshops on writing, career readiness, or budgeting skills.

Volunteer Requirements:

Volunteers must attend an Information Session that discusses the history and programs of Women In Need, the special needs of our families and issues related to homelessness. Volunteers must also fill out an application found here: http://www.women-in-need.org/volunteer.html

Website: http://winnyc.org/

 

MADRE

Phone: 212.627.0444 Email: volunteers@madre.org

Address: 121 West 27th Street, #301 New York, NY 10001

Organization Goals:

MADRE works with community-based women's organizations worldwide to address issues of health and reproductive rights, economic development, education and other human rights. They provide resources and training to help sister organizations address immediate needs in the community and develop long-term solutions to crises.

Volunteer Roles:

Volunteers provide media, technology and administrative support. Internship availabilities can be found in program and project assistance, advocacy, communications, development, accounting and campaigning.

Volunteer Requirements:

Pro-bono service volunteers should be skilled designer, artist, programmer, photographer, and videographer. To provide administrative support, volunteers need to be available on weekdays.

Website: www.madre.org

Art and Museum Services

American Museum of Natural History

Phone: 212.769.5100 Email: arickard@amnh.org

Address: 79th Street CPW New York, NY 10024

Organization Goals:

AMNH discover, interpret and disseminate information about human cultures, the natural world and the universe through a wide-ranging program of scientific research, education and exhibition.

Volunteer Roles:

More than 50% of the volunteers staff the information desks, teach school children, conduct tours, and act as explainers. The volunteers behind the scenes assist in the production of the Natural History magazine, and provide special computer and clerical support in the library, the administrative and science departments of the Museum.

Volunteer Requirements:

Volunteers are normally expected a regular commitment of time from one half day to several days per week, of at least 1 year. All the "behind the scenes" volunteer positions are only available Monday-Friday during normal business hours.

Website: www.amnh.org

 

The Rubin Museum of Art

Phone: Louise Brooks 212.620.5000 ext. 328 Email: volunteersandinterns@rmanyc.org.

Address: 150 W. 17 Street New York, NY 10011

Organization Goals:

RMA, the premier museum of Himalayan art in the Western world, engages visitors through exhibitions, educational and public programming, and special events that invite a broad range of cultural and historical exploration.

Volunteer Roles:

Volunteers act as Theatre Hosts, RMA Ambassadors who will perform functions critical to communicating RMA's mission and offerings to myriad current and potential audiences.

All volunteers receive:

* Free museum admission with one guest

* 10% discount at the Cafe @ RMA

* 25% discount on most items at the Shop @ RMA

* Free admission to many museum programs

* 10% discount on selected museum programs

* 25% discount on gift memberships

* Invitation to an annual appreciation event

Volunteer Requirements:

Volunteers must be willing to work at least 4 hours per week and make a long-term commitment. Qualified candidates should have an interest in Himalayan art or museums, a flexible attitude toward working with others, and an understanding that reliability is important.

Website: www.rmanyc.org

 

Battery Dance Company

Phone: 212.219.3910 Email: sarah@batterydance.org or battery@batterydance.org

Address: 380 Broadway, 5th Fl. New York, NY 10013

Organization Goals:

Battery Dance Company is dedicated to the pursuit of artistic excellence and the availability of the Arts to everyone. Battery supports the creative process; educates children in the New York City schools; enriches the general public through local programs and performances, national and international tours, and international arts exchange programs.

Volunteer Roles :

Volunteers assist the Company in a variety of administrative, fund-raising, and performance related projects. Volunteers can also help organize and manage their annual Downtown Dance Festival. Internships are also available.

Volunteer Requirements:

None listed.

Website: http://www.batterydance.org/

 

Umbrella/Referral Group

NYC Service

Organization Goals:

NYC Service brings together individuals, corporations, government agencies, and non-profit organizations in order to connect people and facilitate meaningful volunteer opportunities that significantly improve the quality of life in New York City.

Volunteer Roles:

Volunteers fill many roles for agencies and organizations throughout the city in ways that strengthen communities, enhance education, protect the environment, enhance community health, and many more.

Volunteer Requirements:

Volunteers need only register on the NYC Service website to be able to search and sign up for opportunities.

Website: www.nycservice.org

 

College Challenge

Email: collegechallenge@newschool.edu

Organization Goals:

The College Challenge was launched by NYC Service to draw on the energy and talents of college students, faculty and staff to serve New York City and make a difference.

Volunteer Roles:

Volunteers contribute their time, passion, skills and willingness to help to address New York City's most pressing needs and establish their college or university as the most socially responsible school in the City.

Volunteer Requirements:

Volunteers are asked to log their hours. NYC Service will track the progress as students earn points for their school and themselves in the College Challenge.

Website: www.nycservice.org/college_challenge.php

 

New York Cares

Phone: 212.228.5000 Email: info@newyorkcares.org

Address: 214 West 29th Street, 5th Floor New York, NY 10001

Organization Goals:

New York Cares is the city's largest volunteer organization, running volunteer programs for 1,200 nonprofits, city agencies and public schools. We develop and run 1,200 hands-on, meaningful volunteer projects each month that provide a lifeline of support to vulnerable children, adults, and communities. Our projects are flexibly scheduled, allowing even the busiest New Yorkers to make a difference.

Volunteer Roles:

Volunteers help children, adults, and the community through thousands of flexibly scheduled, hands-on projects in areas such as: adult education, adults and children with special needs, youth education, youth recreation, environment, and many others.

Volunteer Requirements:

Create an online account and attend a 45-minute orientation to get started. From there, you can search our extensive database to find your way to volunteer. You must be at least 18 years old to participate in year-round volunteering.

Website: www.newyorkcares.org

 

Volunteer Match

Phone: 415.241.6872 Email: support@volunteermatch.org

Address: 717 California St., Second Floor, San Francisco, CA 94108

Organization Goals:

Volunteer Match strengthens communities by making it easier for good people and good causes to connect. The organization offers a variety of online services to allow volunteers to search and sign up for volunteer opportunities.

Volunteer Roles:

There are nearly endless kinds of volunteer opportunities, including both short and long term commitments. These vary depending on the current needs of the nonprofits in the area of your search.

Volunteer Requirements:

Once you have registered with VolunteerMatch, to find a volunteer opportunity in the VolunteerMatch network, go to our Search page, enter your ZIP code, and click on 'Search.' The results will be sorted by newness, but you can resort the list by distance, duration or date using the drop-down menu at the top of the form. Once you have found an opportunity that interests you, click on 'I Like This Volunteer Opportunity,' complete the required information, and an automatic email will be sent to the organization notifying them of your interest. The organization will contact you about their volunteer opportunity after receiving your referral.

Website: www.volunteermatch.org

 

Commission on Voluntary Service Action (CVSA)

Phone: Susan Angus 646.886.2446 Or 718.482.8724

Email: cvsa@bway.net

Address: 160 West 120th Street New York, NY 10027

Organization Goals:

CVSA promotes voluntary service through community-based nongovernment organizations throughout the US and internationally; provides free training and consultation to volunteer organizations on volunteer management and leadership building. CVSA's staff is entirely volunteer. CVSA member organizations address hunger, access to health care, living wages, legal justice, affordable housing, environmental protection, sustainable development etc.

Volunteer Roles:

Volunteers are currently needed to help produce publications, organize publicity for member organizations through distribution of the catalogue, lead communications teams to stay in touch with volunteer organizations in the field, learn leadership skills to provide consultations and training to volunteer organizers in the field and much more.

Volunteer Requirements:

None listed.

Training on the job will be provided.

Website: www.cvsa-investyourself.org/

New York City Financial Network Action Consortium

Phone: 212.254.6060 Email: Pamela Davis pdavis@nycfnac.org

Address: 209 East 3rd St, New York, NY 10009

Organization Goals:

NYCfNAC is a volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program which provides free tax preparation, food stamp screening and enrollment, and assets building initiatives to low-income New Yorkers.

Volunteer Roles:

Volunteers are needed to serve as an income tax preparer and intake specialists. Internship opportunities are also available in tax preparation as well as community/economic justice. These are 12-25 hours per week for a semester.

Volunteer Requirements:

None listed.

Training is provided.

Website: http://www.nycfnac.org/

 

The New School

Phone: ISS 212.229.5592 Email: leadandserve@newschool.edu or ISSevents@newschool.edu

Address: 79 Fifth Avenue, 5th floor New York, NY 10003

Organization Goals:

The New School Student Services strives to foster community, embrace diversity, and enhance the intellectual, artistic, cultural, and social development of students, scholars, exchange visitors, faculty, and administrative staff.

Volunteer Roles :

Volunteers participate in the Conversation Partners, International Student Mentor programs, and many other on-campus service opportunities.

Volunteer Requirements:

None listed.

Website: http://www.newschool.edu/studentservices.aspx

TNSchangemakers

Email: Tnschangemakers@newschool.edu

Organization Goals:

TNSchangemakers is a collaborative effort between students, faculty and administrators to create a program incubator that develops diverse activities to accelerate, broaden and deepen social entrepreneurship and social innovation education at The New School.

Volunteer Roles:

Various positions are available

Volunteer Requirements:

None listed.

Website: http://Blogs.newschool.edu/Tnschangemakers

 

The New School Civic Engagement Committee

Email: mintera@newschool.edu

Organization Goals:

The New School has a storied history and reputation as a higher education institution committed to supporting the engagement of students and scholars in thinking about and enacting positive social change. The university community is devoted to dialogue and action on behalf of a vision of the public good that is rooted in a concern for social justice.

Volunteer Roles:

Various positions available.

Volunteer Requirements:

None listed.

Website: http://www.newschool.edu/leadership/provost/civic-engagement/

 

Civic Engagement Social Justice at Eugene Lang College

Phone: 212.229.5100 x2227 Email: LangCESJ@newschool.edu

Address: 65 West 11th Street, Room 632 New York, NY 10011

Organization Goals:

At Lang, social justice is considered the ethical core of liberal arts education. It integrates purposeful public service with academic grounding, instruction, and reflection.

Volunteer Roles:

Opportunities included:

  • Civic Engagement courses and community-based learning courses
  • Academic fellowships and internships
  • Community-based federal work study placements
  • Field placements and practicum
  • Independent research with faculty mentors
  • Local and global alternative break trips

Volunteer Requirements:

Must be a student at Lang.

Website: http://www.newschool.edu/lang/civic.engagement/
 
 

 
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