Opportunities for Students

NEW POSTINGS & ONGOING OPPORTUNITIES  - Updated 9/13/2018

The Futures and Options Career Exploration and Internship Programs 
The Futures and Options Career Exploration and Internship Programs offer Marble Hill students the opportunity to gain work skills and experience, and to participate in a paid internship program. These programs DO NOT qualify for community service credit.
The Internship Program
Students: New York City high school juniors and seniors
Time: 10-12 hours per week for 15 weeks (Academic Year)
Career Development: Paid, mentored internships, work readiness training and career exploration
Internship Site Support: Futures and Options program staff provides ongoing workplace guidance, support and mid-internship site visits.
Application Deadline: Wednesday, September 19 for Fall opportunities.
Apply at 

Career Essentials
Students: New York City high school students
Time: 13 weeks during the fall semester, meeting weekly from 4:30 PM to 6:30 PM (October to January)
Where: 120 Broadway, Suite 1019, New York, NY 10271
Career Development: Work readiness and career exploration
Application Deadline: Friday, September 21, 2018
Apply at 


Citizens' Committee for Children of New York (CCC) - Application due by Oct. 5.
Citizens' Committee for Children of New York (CCC) has an exciting opportunity for up high school students!  Community service credit is available.  
CCC is a multi-issue child advocacy organization that seeks to ensure that every child is healthy, housed, educated, and safe.  YouthAction NYC engages New York City youth from diverse backgrounds in civic participation and advocacy. Students who participate in the YCLC will:

Gain the skills to advocate on behalf of themselves, their schools, and their communities.
Learn how to conduct hands-on research, such as public polling and site visits.
Meet with government officials to discuss their ideas for improving New York City.
Become better leaders through problem solving and critical thinking.
Strengthen their communication and public speaking skills.
Make lifelong friends with the diverse group of peers in the program!
 
The Fall 2018 YCLC will begin on Monday, October 15th.  The application deadline is October 5th.  
Students may  access the application forms and other information about the YCLC at the Citizens’ Committee for Children website:

 
Websites for Teen Service Opportunities 




P.O.T.S.
Location: 
2759 Webster Avenue
Bronx, NY 10458
718-220-4892, Ext. 160

The Plaza Rehab and Nursing Center Intergenerational Program
The Plaza Rehab and Nursing Center seeks volunteer students who can help enrich the lives of the seniors by connecting with the seniors of the facility to be a part of the intergenerational program aimed towards developing social, creative crafts, music 
performances with and for senior citizens. The service within the Recreation Department would involve social visits, delivery of mails, garden strolls.
The Plaza is located at 100 WEST KINGSBRIDGE ROAD, BRONX, NY 10468.
Contact person: Ms. Theresa Smith, Director of Therapeutic Recreation
100 WEST KINGSBRIDGE ROAD, BRONX, NY 10468
Tel 718.410.1380 or 718-644-8040 
Fax 718.410.1323
Email: THSmith@citadelbronx.com

See the community service bulletin board or Ms. Rosario for application materials. You may also request the application materials by emailing Ms. Theresa Smith, Director of Therapeutic Recreation at THSmith@citadelbronx.com

VISIONS Intergenerational Program 
VISIONS Intergenerational Program recruits and trains students 14 years of age and over to assist seniors who are blind or visually impaired. Working in pairs, volunteers travel to the homes of seniors to visit, read, assist with the computer, shop, run errands, and/or escort them within the neighborhood. These friendly visits help to decrease the loneliness and isolation often experienced by homebound elders. Students will also volunteer at the senior center at 135 West 23rd Street by providing meals to seniors. A training session is required before volunteering. For more information, click here

For more information contact Jose Gil at jgil@visionsvcb.org or 646-486-4444 x233 
See the community service bulletin board or Ms. Rosario in room 822 for application materials

New York Restoration Project - Forest Crew (Ongoing Opportunity for High School Students)
High school students interested protecting the environment can volunteer on Sundays in Highbridge Park with the NYRP Forest Crew. Priority registration will be given to regular and repeat volunteers if attendance approaches program capacity. Email volunteer@nyrp.org to RSVP or visit:

Bowery Mission - Volunteer Meal Service Opportunities (Ongoing for students 14 and up)
The Bowery Mission has been providing help and hope to the homeless and impoverished in New York City for 139 years. Their combined program sites serve more than 1,000 meals per day to poor and homeless men, women, and children.
This opportunity is for groups of 8-12 volunteers, depending on the shift, and is for ages 14 and up. All minors under 18 must bring a signed release from a parent or legal guardian, and the ratio of adults to minors in the group must be at least one adult to four minors. This is The Bowery Mission’s most popular volunteer opportunity, and bookings are made at least one month in advance. Breakfast shifts are from 7:30-9:30am, lunch shifts from 9:30am-2:30pm, and dinner shifts from 5:30-7:30pm, seven days a week. 
and email volunteer@bowery.org with questions.

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle Events 
Reduce, Reuse, Recycle at a Stop N Swap Event. For more information and dates go to:

MEAL PREP AT CALDWELL TEMPLE SOUP KITCHEN Saturdays, 8:00-11:00 a.m.
Prepare food in preparation for Saturday meal service at the Caldwell Temple Soup Kitchen, which serves meals to over 250 needy families every week.
Volunteer opportunities on Saturdays, 8:00 - 11:00 a.m. Caldwell Temple Soup Kitchen is located at: 1288 REV JAMES A POLITE AVE, BRONX, NY10459
You must volunteer through New York Cares at


Volunteer Events at NYC Parks
Do you want to give back to your parks? NYC Parks and our hundreds of partners hold organized events throughout the year asking New Yorkers to pitch in and paint, clean, rake, and generally take care of our city's great and vast park system. Groups and individuals are welcome at volunteer events across the city. For a list of volunteer events go to :



Community Food Advocates Youth Justice League - Rolling Application
Youth Justice League at Community Food Advocates is a youth-led group of students ages 13 to 19 leading a campaign on food and income policy issues. The Youth Justice League allows young people to play a key role in fighting for equity, justice, and positive social change. Through the Youth Justice League, students have the opportunity to engage in advocacy, participate in meetings with policy makers, partner with other youth, and develop and hone key leadership skills. Members will meet on a weekly basis through June 2018. For more information or to apply, contact Sophie Plaisir at


NYPD  Law Enforcement Explorers Program
The Law Enforcement Explorers Program provides young men and women from the city's diverse communities with an introduction to a career in law enforcement or a related field in the criminal justice system. The program, geared for ages 14 to 20, often results in strengthening ties between the community and police. Explorers are taught the importance of higher education, self-discipline, and respect for diversity and human dignity through training, involvement in community service projects, and other Exploring events.
For additional information, please call the Community Affairs Bureau's Youth Services Section at 718-834-8824 and see the web information at: 

Habitat for Humanity - Ongoing opportunity for all ages  
Habitat for Humanity New York City transforms lives and communities by building and preserving quality, affordable homes together with families in need, and by uniting New Yorkers around the cause of affordable housing. Habitat NYC’s greatest need for volunteers is on weekdays, Wednesday through Friday, and during the colder months, January through March. Volunteers who sign up between January 1 and March 31 are dubbed ‘Winter Warriors.’ Habitat NYC’s School and Youth programs provide an opportunity for youth ages 5-25 to build on Habitat’s vision of a city–and a world–where everyone has a decent place to live. Though not all ages of students are permitted to volunteer on a construction site, there are many ways for school groups to get involved. Click here to learn more about opportunities for school groups or contact volunteer@habitatnyc.org for more information. https://habitatnyc.org/volunteer/

New York Aquarium Teen Education Volunteer Program
Education Volunteers range in age from 15 to 80+, represent diverse ethnic and socio-economic groups (collectively, over 15 languages are spoken), and come from neighborhoods throughout the city and surrounding areas. Teen Education Volunteers (aged 15 to 19) come from over 50 high schools. The responsibilities of an education volunteer may include staffing the Touch Pools, teaching visitors how to handle the animals, interpreting Aquarium exhibits, answering questions, facilitating Nature Play and drop in activities with children and their caregivers, aiding the Education Staff, as well as assisting at the many special events at the New York Aquarium. 
 
Education Volunteers must be at least 15 years old, submit a completed application, participate in an interview and attend mandatory training classes.  The Education Volunteer Program runs year round. We offer various opportunities for students to volunteer as Play Partners, Education Assistants, WCS Now Interpreters, and Special Event Support. With each volunteer opportunity, application deadlines, role descriptions and associated training schedules and time commitments will vary. Interested students should refer to the program’s website at www.nyaquarium.com/volunteering/education-volunteers for volunteer opportunity details. 

CDIM After School Tutoring and Saturday Food Distribution
After-school program tutorials run from Monday through Friday, 2:30 to 6:00 pm
Saturday Food Food Distribution runs Saturdays, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. (see Pastor Ekanem) 

Location: 3021-31 Webster Avenue @ 399 East Mosholu Parkway North Bronx 10467 (take bus Bx 41).

Contact: Iniobong Ekanem, 718-994-5420, etini2000@gmail.com 

 

 Friends of Van Cortlandt Park

Friends of Van Cortlandt Park offers different volunteer opportunities. For more information visit http://vancortlandt.org/ 


Reading Partners

Reading Partners is a local nonprofit organization that works to expand life opportunities for elementary school children by empowering them with strong literacy skills. We are looking to partner with high schools that have dedicated students who care about community service and social justice. 

For more information, visit www.readingpartners.org/volunteer or contact the Community Engagement Team at volunteer@readingpartners.org


DOROT Intergenerational Services Programs

DOROT is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to alleviate social isolation and provide services to older adults through the help of volunteers of all ages.

For more information or to register, please contact Shai Rosenfeld, Coordinator of Youth and Family Volunteers, at 212-769-2850 or srosenfeld@dorotusa.org


Citymeals on Wheels

Volunteers with Citymeals on Wheels make a difference in the lives of the homebound elderly. Citymeals on Wheels provides nutritious food and human company to homebound elderly New Yorkers in need, helping them to live with dignity in their own homes and communities. 

For more information contact the Citymeals on Wheels Volunteer Department at 646-866/1702/3046 or visit the website at

https://www.citymeals.org/get-involved/volunteer-with-us



NYC Service
NYC Service is a website for everyone who is interested in volunteer service. You can explore the site and look for volunteer opportunities here http://www.nycservice.org/ 

 Part of the Solution (POTS)
"This year alone, there are 20,000 people – including 6,000 children – who will turn to POTS for help. With less than 20% of support provided by government sources, it will be impossible to meet their needs without the generous help of many. Everyone has something to give – an hour, a dollar, a holiday gift for a child – and all contributions are valued and appreciated, no matter the size." 
For service opportunities:
Location: 
2759 Webster Avenue
Bronx, NY 10458
718-220-4892, Ext. 160

Bike New York
Bike New York has volunteer opportunities for students 16 and older in its Bike Education Program.  Bike New York offers free bike education classes teaching adults and children how to ride for the first time, to advanced bike mechanics and everything in between. To help out with one of the children classes, teen volunteers must attend a casual, one hour training session to learn about Bike New York and their method of teaching. Then they are prepared to teach.  
Simply make a volunteer profile and sign up for a Education Volunteer Training Session. 

Updated! Organizations that Offer Youth Friendly Volunteer Opportunities
New York Cares keeps a list of organizations that offer youth volunteer opportunities. Here is the link https://www.newyorkcares.org/sites/default/files/images/u184382/Youth%20Volunteer%20Referral%20Guide.pdf

 Volunteer Opportunities at the New York Aquarium
The Education Department of the New York Aquarium needs volunteers. High School students must be 15 years of age or older. For more information, go to http://nyaquarium.com/volunteering/education-volunteers

Volunteer at an Animal Shelter - Volunteer Orientation Required
Animal Care Centers of NYC (ACC) is always looking for animal lovers who would like to volunteer to help homeless and abandoned cats, dogs, and rabbits in NYC. Volunteers must be 18 or older. For more information and to sign up for an orientation go to http://nycacc.org/Volunteer.htm 

 Bronx Zoo 
The Bronx Zoo’s Discovery Guide Youth Volunteer Program will offer a new experience for Bronx based students (aged 15 -24) who are interested in nature, wildlife, and being outdoors! Participants of the program will assist the Education Department in facilitating family friendly nature play activities in the zoo’s new Nature Trek Exhibit. 

Students are invited to apply for the fall/winter season by visiting  the Bronx Zoo’s Discovery Guide website, and filling out the online application at the bottom of the page. 

Youth Volunteer Opportunities at the New York Botanical Gardens
The only thing that you have to do is send an email to Jennifer@christodora.org to receive the weekly emails for volunteers. 

Metropolitan Museum of Art Summer High School Internships - Application Deadline: April 1
Students who will be rising juniors or rising seniors during the summer of the internship and who either reside in or attend a high school or home school in New York, New Jersey, or Connecticut can connect with arts, museum, and creative professionals as they develop professional skills and experience.

NEW!!   Bronx Zoo’s  Discovery Guide Program 
The Discovery Guide Program is designed for youth, ages 15 and up, that have an interest in wildlife, science, education, conservation, or nature as a whole. Participants of the program will assist in a number of activities led by the Education Department, including exhibit activities for zoo guests, nature play, birthday parties, camp programs, and other special events. During their time as a volunteer at the Bronx Zoo, Discovery Guides will get free access to all of the WCS zoos & New York Aquarium, as well as a $300 stipend!
 
Not only is this an opportunity for students to have fun and learn, but for them to build important skills for the future. We will make information available regarding employment opportunities at the Bronx Zoo and the other WCS zoos and aquarium, and also offer training sessions that focus on resume building, public speaking, and more!
 
Students are invited to apply for our spring season (weekends & spring break between April 1 – June 24), our summer season (July 1 – September 4), our summer/fall season (July 1—October 29), or our full season (April 1—October 29). While some of the information on our webpage is currently outdated, the online application link, found at the bottom of the Bronx Zoo’s Discovery Guide page, is active for all 2017 seasons.
 
I’ve also attached a flyer to this email that has some specific information about the spring season; I encourage you to distribute it to other teachers and students!

New York City Parks Volunteer Opportunities
Volunteer at Winter Jam, e-recycle at Prospect Park, Care for Street Trees, and more:


The New Jewish Home for the Elderly Needs Volunteers.
BECOME A VOLUNTEER AT THE NEW JEWISH HOME
 Have some spare time on your hands? Want to lift the spirits of elders?
 About us: We’ve been a New York eldercare landmark for nearly 170 years, and we’re still creating innovative new ways to serve seniors every day as we welcome all elders to #AgeLikeaNewYorker with us.  We are a nonprofit that provides care for the evolving needs of New Yorkers as they age, from the very frailest to those who just need a little extra help in managing chronic conditions at home. 
 Contact:
Nilima Hussen
nhussen@jewishhome.org

Ruksad Pearly
rperly@jewishhome.org

Service Opportunity at the JFK Campus Library on the first floor
See the librarian, Ms. B. Menezes for more information & to apply.

NYC Service
NYC Service is a website for everyone who is interested in volunteer service. You can explore the site and look for volunteer opportunities here http://www.nycservice.org/ 

Service Opportunities at The New York Botanical Garden
If you think you'd like to volunteer at the Garden, you should know that:
You don't need to have a green thumb or a plant science background!
Our volunteers range in age from 14 to 80+.
You'll receive training specific to your assignment.
Volunteer opportunities are available year-round, both weekdays and weekends, in a variety of areas.
You can help out once a week to twice a month.
Contact: Priscilla Hernandez, Manager of Volunteer Services, (718) 817-8765

The GO Project (Ongoing, weekly on Saturdays) 
The GO Project (GO) shapes the futures of low-income New York City public school children by providing critical academic, social, and emotional support starting in the early elementary years. The GO School Saturday tutoring program offers volunteer opportunities for students ages 13 years and above, who assist in delivering educational services for children who are performing below grade level and in equipping them with the confidence and skills needed to succeed at school, at home, and in life. On Saturdays from 9:00am-12:45pm, GO School Volunteers are placed in an elementary or middle school class, which is led by a Head Teacher and supported by 2-3 other GO School Volunteers. The Head Teacher models a lesson or explains an activity, and then the volunteers work in small groups or one-on-one with the students to help them complete assignments. Click here for the online application form and email Emily Ong for more information on upcoming volunteer opportunities with the GO Project. http://www.goprojectnyc.org/get-involved/volunteer

Citymeals on Wheels: Volunteers with Citymeals on Wheels make a difference in the lives of the homebound elderly. Citymeals on Wheels provides nutritious food and human company to homebound elderly New Yorkers in need, helping them to live with dignity in their own homes and communities. Opportunities are available for students ages 16 and older to volunteer on weekday and weekend meal deliveries, and students of all ages can make personalized cards for Citymeals recipients or help package food for delivery. Volunteers can also serve meals to older New Yorkers at their local senior center or assist with teaching computer skills. Volunteers are free to choose the frequency and length of their commitment. Volunteers under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult. All potential student volunteers must attend an orientation at the Citymeals on Wheels office, at which time students choose their volunteer opportunity and/or senior center site. Click here for more information.  https://www.citymeals.org/volunteer


Volunteer Opportunities with NYC Parks 
Several volunteer opportunities are available at different NYC Parks. Go to the website included below to see what is available. https://www.nycgovparks.org/events/volunteer

POTS Best Practices → Family Club Tutors 
1. Register to volunteer: if you are interested in volunteering to tutor students at POTS’ Family Club email Scott Wagner at swagner@potsbronx.org  Volunteer opportunities are limited.  
Family Club Session Schedule: Fall 2016
2. Tutor Orientation: Tuesday 9/13/16 or Sunday 9/18/16 at 3pm
3. Family Club Schedule
Wednesday Session:   4:00-6:30pm:  Sept. 14th , 21st , 28th ; Oct. 5th , 19th , 26th; Nov. 2d, 9th , 16th , 30th ; and Dec. 7th , 14th 
Sunday Session:    4:00-6:30pm: Sept. 18th , 25th; Oct. 2d, 16th , 23d, 30th; Nov. 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th; and Dec. 4th & Dec. 11th  



NYC Parks Stewardship
NYC Parks hosts volunteers throughout the city all year long, in every landscape and every kind of weather. Here’s how to get involved.

Parks Volunteer Opportunities
New York City Parks throughout the city offer volunteer opportunities. For a schedule and information go to this link

Volunteering in Hospitals: Information and Opportunities

General Information about volunteering at a hospital

Children’s Hospital at Montefiore Hospital

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

New York Presbyterian Hospital

Hospital for Special Surgery

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

James J. Peters VA (Veteran’s Administration) Medical Center

Lennox Hill Hospital


New York Eye and Ear Infirmary


Opportunities in Nursing Homes and Senior Citizens Programs

DOROT

Isabella Geriatric Center

Preventing Hunger and  Food Insecurity

Part of the Solution (POTS)
"This year alone, there are 20,000 people – including 6,000 children – who will turn to POTS for help. With less than 20% of support provided by government sources, it will be impossible to meet their needs without the generous help of many. Everyone has something to give – an hour, a dollar, a holiday gift for a child – and all contributions are valued and appreciated, no matter the size." 
For service opportunities:
Location: 
2759 Webster Avenue
Bronx, NY 10458
718-220-4892, Ext. 160

Food Bank for New York City: Weekend Repack in Hunts Point
Food Bank Distribution Warehouse 

City Meals on Wheels
City Meals on Wheels is dedicated to feeding the elderly in New York City. The organization offers volunteer opportunities for high school students. Here is the link http://www.citymeals.org/volunteer-with-us/individual-volunteers/high-school-students

CDIM Saturday Food Pantry
Saturday Food Pantry runs Saturdays, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. (see Pastor Ekanem) 

Location: 3021-31 Webster Avenue, Bronx 10467 (take bus Bx 41).

Contact: Iniobong Ekanem, 718-994-5420, etini2000@gmail.com


Environmental Conservation 

Parks Volunteer Opportunities
New York City Parks throughout the city offer volunteer opportunities. For a schedule and information go to this link

The Ranger Conservation Corps Program at Van Cortlandt 
The Ranger Conservation Corps Program at Van Cortlandt Park is offered in the fall and spring, and qualifies for community service credit. Applications are available from Ms. Rosario in room 822 once the program is scheduled to start. The program runs for 8 weeks on Wednesdays, 3:00 - 5:30, and attendance is required for the duration of the program. Students learn and practice how to preserve and protect forests and wildlife.

Friends of Van Cortlandt Park
Friends of Van Cortlandt Park offer community service events. Click here for information  http://vancortlandt.org/events/


ROOTS Central Park Conservancy
High school students participate in a semester-long ecological restoration and management project in Central Park’s woodlands, including maintaining rustic trails, removing invasive plants, and cultivating new plantings.
Fulfills community service requirements. Acceptance is through a competitive application process. Grades 9-12.

October – November: Saturdays, 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Application Available: June 9
Application Deadline: September 15

March – May: Saturdays, 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Application Available: December 8
Application Deadline: January 31

April – May: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Application Available: January 12
Application Deadline: February 28

The application for each program is only available between the dates listed above.
To apply for ROOTS, please visit our Application Portal http://programapps.centralparknyc.org/


The Bronx River Alliance

The Bronx River Alliance offers a variety of volunteer opportunities for both teens and adults. We depend on your support, through eco-friendly activities and programs, to help restore and beautify the Bronx River. 

If you would like to volunteer or participate in our programs please fill out the Interest Sheet, call (718) 430-4636 or e-mailJoseph.Sanchez@parks.nyc.gov.

http://bronxriver.org/?pg=content&p=getinvolved&m1=33


Volunteer Opportunities with People and Animals

The Bronx Zoo
The Bronx Zoo has volunteer opportunities for students 15 and older. For more information on volunteer programs go 

Gallop NYC Therapeutic Horsemanship Program
GallopNYC is a non-profit organization that uses horsemanship as a way to provide therapy for people with disabilities.  
Student volunteers must be 16 or older and must commit to 2 hours a week. If you are interested in volunteering as a SIDEWALKER in this therapeutic horsemanship program, 
1. Download, print and fill out the application form. You must obtain parental consent. The application is available here: 
2. Register online. Here is the link:
3. Complete the online training. Here is the link:
4. AFTER you register online and complete the online training, sign up online on the days you will volunteer as SIDEWALKER. Here is the link:5. Take the completed application packet with you on the first day.

Opportunities Working with Kids

MASA
We are seeking dedicated volunteers to provide tutoring and homework help to elementary, middle-school and/or high-school students at our South Bronx community center.
Masa's After-school Program operates on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 6 PM—8PM. At the program, students primarily receive homework help, develop their reading skills, goal orientation/mentoring and begin to develop growth mindsets. They also have opportunities to participate in art, music, and other enrichment activities.
Volunteers are admitted on a roll-in basis.
For more information, click here http://www.nycservice.org/opportunities/10692

CDIM After-School Program for Elementary School Children

Afterschool Program runs Monday to Friday, 3 p.m. - 6p.m. (See Ms. Ini)

Location: 3021-31 Webster Avenue, Bronx 10467 (take bus Bx 41).

Contact: Iniobong Ekanem, 718-994-5420, etini2000@gmail.com



Other Opportunities and Resources

Volunteer with Your Whole Family
New York Cares lists opportunities for youth and parents/guardians to volunteer together.
Here is the link

New York Cares Teen Service Team
New York Cares accepts applications for its Teen Service Team every fall and spring. The program requires commitment and runs on Saturdays for 14 weeks. Students may earn up to 50 community service hours each term.  For more information, use this link

Global Navigator Summer Program 
The Global Navigator Summer Program  offers service and leadership programs to students. Applications are usually due in January for the following summer. This is not a free program, but scholarships are available. For more information, go to:






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