Opportunities for Students



Holy Apostles Soup Kitchen
Help to feed the hungry and comfort those in need. Individuals interested in volunteering, please register online  to set up a date. Questions? Please call Revere Joyce, our Corporate and Community Engagement Manager, at 646 998-6118 or email her at rjoyce@holyapostlesnyc.org.
Holy Apostles Soup Kitchen is located at 296 Ninth Avenue (on the corner of 28th Street) in Manhattan in the landmark Church of the Holy Apostles. We are easily accessible from most public transportation. You can take the C/E train to either 23rd Street or 34th Street and 8th Avenue, or take the 1 train to 28th and 7th Avenue. We are just four short blocks from Penn Station, and within walking distance from Port Authority Bus Terminal. You can also reach us by taking the M11 bus, which runs south on 9th Avenue, or the M10, which runs north on 8th Avenue.

Phone: 212-924-0167
Address: 296 Ninth Ave., New York, NY 10001

New York Common Pantry (NYCP)
Serves over two million meals per year in East Harlem at the city’s only food pantry open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Food Bank NYC
Volunteers are needed throughout the year in morning, afternoon and evening shifts. Some of the important jobs include ensuring food doesn’t go to waste, packing meals for our campus pantries, helping seniors at our Harlem site, and ensuring a clean, healthy environment for the many New Yorkers turning to us daily for help. Whether you serve solo, as apart of a group, or as a family, there are many ways for you to make an impact.

New Volunteer Opportunities with New York Cares
You must apply through New York Cares website.  https://www.newyorkcares.org/volunteer
Revitalize 2.5 acres of land at this hidden oasis of beauty. Volunteers will weed and clear the land for a butterfly garden and work on the children's garden.


SATURDAY, MAY 11, 2019  10:00AM - 1:00PM  
SATURDAY, JUNE 8, 2019  10:00AM - 1:00PM

NYC Service Volunteer Opportunities Search Page
Find volunteer opportunities in all five Boroughs. Refine your search by clicking "Teens" in the "Ideal for" box.
Volunteer Events at the NYC Parks - All Boroughs

Resources on the NYC  DOE Information Hub

NYRR Run for the Future - for 11th grade girls - Apply by April 14  for the summer season

New York Road Runners Run (NYRR) for the Future is still accepting applications for their summer season!
Run for the Future is a free seven-week scholarship program that teaches 11th grade high school girls how to run. We highly encourage young women who have not previously participated in organized sports to apply. Those accepted into NYRR Run for the Future who fulfill the program requirements will receive a $2,000 college scholarship. 
For more information:

DOROT Summer Internship
Rolling applications through May 10, 2019
DOROT invites high school students to apply for the Summer Teen Internship program. Interns will volunteer with a diverse group of socially conscious teens to connect with older adults, provide assistance, and learn new skills together. Rising sophomores through rising seniors are welcome to apply. Interns can choose from sessions in Manhattan or Riverdale. Session dates in Manhattan are June 24-July 18 and July 22-August 15. Session dates in Riverdale are July 22-August 15. Sessions are Mondays through Thursdays in both locations. Stipends are available toward travel costs. DOROT is currently interviewing applicants for this program, but applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until May 10, 2019. Learn more and apply here  http://www.dorotusa.org/site/PageServer?pagename=vol_summer_teen_internships_both

Reading Partners
Ongoing opportunity for students ages 14 and up
Reading Partners is an organization dedicated to unlocking the skills of students who struggle with reading. It provides one-on-one reading instruction to elementary school students reading below grade level to help them succeed in school and in life. Reading Partners believes that given the right support and resources, all children can learn to read. The organization is looking for volunteer tutors ages 14 and up who will receive research-based, structured lesson plans designed to focus on the individual needs of the students. Tutors are required to commit to at least one hour per week. Review the volunteer registration for more information on volunteering here https://newyork19.my-trs.com/

Summer Youth Police Academy - 
2019 Summer Youth Police Academy Applications Coming Soon! Site link:
The NYPD Summer Youth Police Academy is one of several innovative, effective programs that the Department provides for young people in New York City. The program gives young individuals between the ages of 10 and 15 the opportunity to train with police officers during the summer, leading to positive relationships between the Police Department and the city's youth.

Participants attend the Youth Police Academy in the borough of their residence, five days a week for six weeks, from 8:30 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. Police Officers conduct classes that include lectures, role-plays, and demonstrations in the areas of law, behavioral science, drug prevention and gang resistance. The program also provides participants with lunch, uniform shirts, and field trips. Students engage in military drills like those done in the Police Academy and go on field trips to police facilities. Transportation is provided for the field trips although the sites are accessible by public transportation.

The Summer Youth Academy:
Enhances responsible citizenship.
Provides positive interaction with police officers and educates young people about the challenges and responsibility of police work.
Encourages young people to take part in other youth programs offered by the Police Department such as: the Law Enforcement Explorers, Police Cadet Corps and the Police Athletic League.
For additional information, please call the Community Affairs Bureau's Youth Strategies Division at 718-312-5079.

2019 Wave Hill Internship Opportunities
Wave Hill is now accepting applications for two programs. 
1. 2019 Forest Project- Application deadline is March 17, 2019
The Forest Project is a paid summer internship. 
For information on how to qualify and to apply go to https://www.wavehill.org/education/forest-project/
2. Woodland Ecology Research Mentorship Program - Application deadline is March 31, 2019
The Woodland Ecology Research Mentorship Program is a 14 month program that runs from July 2109 to August 2020.
For information on how to qualify and to apply go to https://www.wavehill.org/education/woodland-ecology-research-mentorship/

The Ranger Conservation Corps (RCC) Programs Spring 2019
 The Ranger Conservation Corps Program is offered in the fall and spring, and qualifies for community service credit. This is an environmental science oriented internship and takes place outdoors. Consistent attendance is required for the duration of the program. Students learn and practice how to preserve and protect forests and wildlife.This spring 2019, students may apply for one of two sites where the program is held. Applications are available from Ms. Rosario in room 822. Students must have an application filled out before attending.

1. RCC in the Bronx at Van Cortlandt Park - 10 week program
Start date: Wednesday, March 20
Time: 4 - 6 p.m
Meet-up Location: Van Cortlandt Park Nature Center, 246 Broadway, Bx

2. RCC in Manhattan at Inwood Park - 10 week program
 Start date: Wednesday, March 13
Time: 3:30 - 5:30 p.m
Meet-up Location: Payson Park House, located on the corner of Dyckman Street and Payson Avenue

Futures and Options Spring & Summer 2019 Programs
Summer 2019 Urban Leadership Fellows Program for High School Seniors
During the summer, interns in the Urban Leadership Fellows (ULF) program participate in paid internships to gain valuable hands-on work experience and training in the municipal finance industry. The ULF Program is open to high school SENIORS only. The criteria for selection include: A strong interest in a career in finance, business, law, government and/or public policy Availability to work full-time for the duration of the six-week, paid internship in addition to a few afternoons in June A 3.0 GPA or higher Excellent computer skills A well-written personal essay Strong verbal and written English skills The application for the ULF program has a priority deadline of January 18th and a final deadline of February 22nd . Interested students can apply online through our website: www.futuresandoptions.org

Summer 2019 Internship Program
During the summer, students in The Internship Program participate in paid internships; they work between 25 and 30 hours per week at a New York City business, non-profit organization, or government agency. Additionally, interns receive ongoing support from Futures and Options staff and attend weekly workreadiness workshops and career exploration field trips. The program is open to New York City high school students 16 years of age or older. Accepted students will interview at prospective work sites in order to secure internship placements. Interns work approximately 150 hours over the course of the program. The application for The Internship Program closes on March 15th. Interested students can apply online on our website: www.futuresandoptions.org.

Spring 2019 Career Essentials Program
Students in the Career Essentials program attend one orientation and thirteen weekly two-hour workshops, each held in our office in the Financial District. Participants in the program learn how to professionally interview, present information to a group, behave in a professional environment, manage their time, and create an effective resume. Each student also participates in two career exploration field trips that give them a chance to learn about different industries and network with professionals who are willing to share career advice and insights from their own lives. Career Essentials affords students an opportunity to learn and form relationships with other students from all five boroughs. Students will receive a small stipend upon successfully completing the program. Accepted students will attend the program from 4:30 to 6:30 pm on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, or Thursdays this spring from the week of February 25th through the week of June 3rd . The program is open to all high school students in New York City, but we consider it especially appropriate for underclassmen to prepare them for future internship opportunities. We have 100 total spots available for this spring. Applications for Career Essentials are due January 28th. Interested students can apply online at this link; if you have any questions please email Meghan Becker at mbecker@futuresandoptions.org.

Food Bank for New York City

THURSDAY, January 31st: 5:00pm-8:00pm
Location: Food Bank for New York City Warehouse at 355 Food Center Drive in Hunts Point in the Bronx (6 train to Hunts Point, then Bx6.

Volunteers age 5 and up welcome (1 adult chaperone required per 5 youth volunteers under 16). -- This project will take place at our Warehouse at 355 Food Center Drive in Hunts Point in the Bronx (6 train to Hunts Point, then Bx6.) -- Please wear sturdy closed-toe shoes and refrain from wearing jewelry that may slip off while working. -- While the project is indoors, some areas of our Warehouse are not temperature-controlled. Please bring extra layers to stay comfortable throughout your shift.  

To sign up go to:

Service Opportunities Tuesdays and Thursdays at the JFK Campus Library (first floor)
The JFK Campus Library is open on Tuesdays and Thursdays until 4:20 p.m. Student volunteers are needed to provide service at the library.
To apply, students must see Ms. Rosario in room 822 on Wednesday or Thursday between 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.

The Bezos Scholars Program - for high school juniors only - Apply by Friday Feb. 8
The Bezos Scholars Program helps young people launch local community change projects that align their unique passions with a community need. The program is open to high school juniors and includes an all-expenses-paid trip to the Aspen Ideas Festival, ongoing support and a $1,000 grant. The deadline to apply is Friday, Feb. 8.  Learn more and apply »https://bezosscholars.org/

Food Bank for New York City Weekend of Service in Honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. - Jan. 19 - 21
Help the Food Bank for New York City celebrate MLK's legacy by distributing thousands of meals to our hungry neighbors in Harlem and the South Bronx. Groups and families with children are welcome, with opportunities throughout the weekend January 19 - 21. For more information and to register go to: https://volunteer.foodbanknyc.org/opportunity/a0C0h00000mawTT

Citizens' Committee for Children of New York (CCC) YouthAction Community Leadership Course - Application due by February 15, 2019.
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 Spring 2019 YCLC will begin on Monday, March 4, 2019.  The application deadline is February 15.  
Students may  access the application forms and other information about the YCLC at the Citizens’ Committee for Children website: https://www.cccnewyork.org/get-involved/advocacy-courses/youth-action/YCLC/
Information is also available on the Community Service bulletin board.

Animal Care Centers of NYC (ACC) 
Animal Care Centers of NYC (ACC) invites compassionate New Yorkers of all ages to get involved. We’re happy to give 
group tours of our care centers as well as visit classrooms, and we welcome student projects that support animals in need. Volunteers who work hands-on with dogs, cats and rabbits have to be at least 18, but there are lots of ways kids and teens can make a difference for animals at ACC and in the larger community.
Green Thumb - Volunteers Needed in Community Gardens
Green Thumb offers opportunities to work with New York’s many community gardens to better the city’s green spaces.
Community gardens are always looking for help. If you are interested, in forming a volunteer group event, please reply with a timeframe that would work for you; we will still need help even in November and December, and we would definitely appreciate volunteers for the spring. Please let me know if you are interested!    
Contact: Edward Glass, Volunteer Program Coordinator, GreenThumb
T 212.602.5327
E Edward.Glass@parks.nyc.gov

Green Thumb Youth Leadership Council 2018 - 2019 Application
2018-2019 GreenThumb Youth Leadership Council Youth Participant Application 

Global Navigator Scholarship program for students to participate in summer study abroad
The Global Navigator Scholarships administered by CIEE provide unprecedented access to summer study abroad programs for our students. CIEE's Global Navigator Program has scholarship funds for Marble Hill School students.  Apply early by Nov. 1 (soft deadline) even if you are not sure. That way if you later decide you want to participate in the summer 2019 program, you will have applied for a scholarship to help finance the program. The hard deadline is November 30.

Any student graduating in 2020, 2021, or 2022 is eligible to apply for a scholarship. Funds will be awarded based on merit and on financial need. 
If you need help, see Ms. Rosario or contact Emily Gutierrez at egutierrez@ciee.org or 207-274-3076.

See information below.

Dear Students,
    We’re excited to announce the Global Navigator Scholarship program for students to participate in summer study abroad. These summer programs are offered by CIEE, a leader in international education. They feature top-notch academics and cultural immersion, combined with exciting activities that bring learning to life. A nonprofit, nongovernmental organization, CIEE has been offering quality educational programs since 1947 that help students of all ages gain the knowledge, skills, and vision necessary to live and work in our interconnected world.
    Study abroad is a great chance for students to spend the summer immersed in another culture, developing the skills they need to be prepared for college and beyond. With these scholarships, our students can choose from more than 30 incredible destinations around the world and 3 types of programs:
·         Language & Culture – Whether they’re interested in Spanish, French, Mandarin Chinese, German, Japanese, Italian, or Arabic, students in Language & Culture programs will encounter instruction tailored to their level of proficiency, interactive language classes, and immersive experiences with a host family and native-speaking peers to rapidly develop their language skills. They’ll come home with a certificate showing growth in language proficiency, new cultural insights, and a portfolio of media products demonstrating their progress. Students also have the option to receive college credit while still in high school when they participate in any of CIEE’s Language & Culture programs.*
·         Service & Leadership – Perfect for students interested in participating in a significant community project, these programs will foster their awareness as future global citizens. Whether they are helping children in the Caribbean or raising social awareness in Morocco, this is a memorable way for students to go beyond visiting and become a valuable part of a community. Students may select service programs dealing with topics such as community development, children’s rights, education and more. They return with a certificate for 50 hours of international service learning and an action plan for the local community.
·         Global Discovery – Students are encouraged to explore a passion while learning about a new culture in places such as Thailand, Costa Rica, Bonaire, Madrid, Berlin or Dublin.  These programs will help them develop their skills, do what they love, and prepare for their future – perhaps even for a career. Programs focus on such fields as Digital Filmmaking & Documentary, Global Entrepreneurship, or Marine Science.

You can learn more about CIEE’s summer programs at: https://www.ciee.org/go-abroad/high-school-study-abroad/summer

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 

Websites for Teen Service Opportunities 

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
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:

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


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.

 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:
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.
 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. 
Nilima Hussen

Ruksad Pearly

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

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


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:
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.


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

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.

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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