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The Office of Community Engagement and New Student Programs

We aim to educate members of the Lehman campus community on the importance of responsible citizenship through new student orientation, community development programs, service efforts, practical application of knowledge, and an awareness of global issues impacting local communities. 

There are five major components of the Office of Community Engagement and New Student Programs: (New Student Programs, Community Engagement, Lehman L.I.F.E., CUNY Service Corps and Service-Learning). Below you will find information about the different opportunities available through our office.

Pre-Volunteer and Reflection Workshops

During a Pre-Volunteer Workshop students receive a brief introduction to the Office of Community Engagement and New Student Programs, the service programs available and volunteer safety guidelines. Once students have completed a service program, students returns for a Reflection Workshop. At the Reflection Workshop students discuss a service program that has had a profound effect on them. Students will reflect on their favorite parts of the service program as well as the biggest challenges. Students are encouraged to give suggestions for future service programs.

Pre-Volunteer Workshops October 2014:
Location: Old Gym, Room 302

Mondays
3:30pm – 4:00pm

Wednesdays
1:30pm – 2:00pm

Thursdays
11:30am – 12:00pm

Reflection Workshops October 2014:
Location: Old Gym, Room 302

Mondays
4:00pm – 4:30pm

Wednesdays
2:00pm – 2:30pm

Thursdays
12:00pm – 12:30pm

 

Service Program Calendar for Fall 2014

Ongoing Service Projects (Based on student's schedules)

Registering for Events: Thank you for your interest in volunteering with us. If you want to volunteer for a specific program or want to join our email list, please complete our Register to Volunteer form.

DATE, TIME, LOCATION

EVENT

September - May 2015
Ongoing Event

Harlem RBI

Harlem RBI is a sports-based youth development organization based in East Harlem.

We are in need of elementary school homework helpers (one 2 hour session, once a week, for a minimum of 3 months) and club leaders (two hours per week on Monday, Tuesday, or Friday afternoons, minimum of 3 months) as well as middle school tutors (at least one 2 hour session, once a week between Monday - Thursday, minimum of 3 months) at both Harlem RBI and Dream Charter School.  Each of these volunteer roles is essential to ensure the academic success of our youth!

If you are interested in any of these opportunities, or in learning more about volunteering at Harlem RBI, please let us know by filling out a brief application or by email us at volunteer@harlemrbi.org.

September - May 2015

Ongoing Event

LIFT the Bronx

LIFT’s mission is to help community members achieve economic stability and well-being.

LIFT Advocate

LIFT seeks driven independent leaders to serve as Advocates. Advocates work one-on-one with low-income community members (LIFT clients) to find jobs, secure housing, enroll in public benefits, and obtain referrals for services like childcare and healthcare. Advocates are also responsible for supporting the day-to-day operation of LIFT. We look for individuals who are passionate about community development and are committed to LIFT’s anti-poverty mission.

How to Apply

Please fill out LIFT-The Bronx Advocate Application and send a resume and thoughtful cover letter to Chelsea Richardson at crichardson@liftcommunities.org

Must Speak English Fluently.

September - May 2015

Ongoing Event

Mentoring USA

Mentoring USA's mission is to create sustained and supportive mentor relationships for children in need ages 7-21. The program matches youth across the country with inspirational adult mentors who can guide them in developing better self-esteem, creating healthy relationships, and making positive life choices. Through the Mentoring USA site-based model mentors and mentees meet in a supervised environment at a set time and location.

Requirements: Like children! Like Having Fun!

STEP 1 A one-year commitment for one hour a week or 2 hours every other week

STEP 2 Complete the On-line Mentor Application

STEP 3 Attend a training Session

STEP 4 Complete a background and reference check.

*Our application can be easily filled out on our website

Contact: Jane Levy, Recruitment Manager at jlevy@mentoringusa.org or 212-400-8290.

September - May 2015
Ongoing Event
Every Tuesday
4:15PM - 6:00PM in Manhattan

Publicolor – Enhancing Education through the Environment

Seeking students who are interested in tutoring middle and high school students ages 13 -18 years old, in academic subjects ranging from Math, English, and The SAT’s.

 

Short Term Projects

October 2014 to December 2014

To view past events please click here

Registering for Events: Thank you for your interest in volunteering with us. If you want to volunteer for a specific program or want to join our email list, please complete our Register to Volunteer form.

October 1, 2014 to
October 22, 2014

Location: Music Building,
Student Cafeteria

10/01/14, 10/08/14, 10/15/14
and 10/22/14
Time: 2:00 PM 5:00 PM

10/02/14, 10/09/14 and 10/16/14
Time: 12:00 PM 3:00 PM

 

Craft of Caring: Trick Or Treat Bags for Lehman’s Child Care Center

Come and decorate Trick or Treat bags for Halloween to be donated to the Lehman College Child Care Center. The children will travel around campus on Halloween Day to trick-or treat with bags that you have created!

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Time: 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Location: Claremont Park

The Bronx Is Blooming

The Bronx is Blooming engages youth and communities in environmental stewardship through the beautification of local parks. Join us as we help plant and maintain our Bronx parks!

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Time: 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Location: Van Cortlandt Park

NYC Mayor’s Cup Cross County Championship

NYC & Company Inc is looking for hard working volunteers who would like to gain hands-on experience in the sports industry. The NYC Mayor’s Cup will feature the City's best high school cross country athletes from the Public Schools Athletic League (PSAL), Catholic High School Athletic Association (CHSAA) and independent schools (AAIS) as they compete for the title of "Best in the City.”

If you are interested in volunteering, please contact our Volunteer Coordinator Keith Taylor at ktaylor@nycgo.com or 212-484-5483.

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Time: 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Location: POTS

POTS: Part of the Solution

The mission of Part of the Solution (POTS) is to be a loving community in the Bronx that nourishes the basic needs and hungers of all who come to their door. Join us in POTS Community Dining Room as we help serve hot and healthy meals to families.

Friday, October 10, 2014

Time: 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Location: Manhattan,
Baby Buggy Loft

Baby Buggy

Founded in 2001, Baby Buggy’s mission is to provide families in need with essential gear, clothing, products and services for children 0 through 14 with the goal of improving their safety, health and well-being.

Visit the Baby Buggy Loft to help patch clothing samples, clean gear, sort clothing, bundle books/games and fill donation requests.

Thursdays in October

October 2, 9, 16

Time: 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Location: Music Building,
Student Cafeteria

Tabling for Making Strides Against Breast Cancer – American Cancer Society

The fight to end breast cancer starts with a single step. When you walk and raise money for a Making Strides Against Cancer event, you will help bring a lifetime of change for people facing breast cancer and their loved ones. No matter how breast cancer has affected you, your participation in Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk will move you.  

Walk with Lehman College! Fundraise and walk with us to help make this breast cancer’s last century!

Online Registration

  • Visit makingstrides.acsevents.org
  • Click "FIND A TEAM"
  • Enter Team Name: Lehman Team Lightning
  • Once our team page loads, click Join Our Team and complete the form

 

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Time: 10:00 AM 1:00 PM

Location: Compost Site –
off of Mosholu Avenue &
Broadway

 

Forest Restoration

Volunteers are needed for forest restoration projects, including tree plantings and invasive plant removal. Volunteers should wear long sleeves, long pants, solid foot wear and be prepared to work in light rain.

Registration required: volunteer@vcpark.org or for more info call 718.430.4687

Sunday, October 19, 2014
Time: 8:30 AM
Location: Orchard Beach

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer – American Cancer Society

The fight to end breast cancer starts with a single step. When you walk and raise money for a Making Strides Against Cancer event, you will help bring a lifetime of change for people facing breast cancer and their loved ones. No matter how breast cancer has affected you, your participation in Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk will move you.  

Walk with Lehman College! Fundraise and walk with us to help make this breast cancer’s last century!

Online Registration

  • Visit makingstrides.acsevents.org
  • Click "FIND A TEAM"
  • Enter Team Name: Lehman Team Lightning
  • Once our team page loads, click Join Our Team and complete the form

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Time: 1:00 PM – 3:30 PM

Location: Food Distribution Warehouse,
Hunts Point Cooperative Market,
355 Food Center Drive,
Bronx NY 10474

Non-Food Repack with Food Bank for New York City

Sort food and health supplies into boxes of specific categories and weights at the Hunts Point Cooperative Market Food Distribution Warehouse. These boxes are entered into warehouse inventory and shipped directly to food pantries and community kitchens throughout the five boroughs supplying 400,000 meals to New Yorkers in need each day.

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Time: 9:45 AM - 12:00 PM

Location: Lehman College,
Child Care Center

Child Care Center Halloween Parade

Make a child’s day! Volunteer to help escort trick-or-treaters from the Child Care Center around campus.

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Time: 7:30 AM

Location: Mile 20
(East 138th between
Alexander and Third Ave)

TCS New York City Marathon

Our events truly cannot succeed without the hard work and dedication of our volunteers. We look forward to welcoming and supporting over 50,000 runners and 260 charities. Lehman College will take over the Mile 20 marker; it is the only station in the Bronx!! We’ll hand out water and Gatorade to the runners and cheer them on.

 

Friday, November 7, 2014

Time: 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Location: POTS

POTS: Part of the Solution

The mission of Part of the Solution (POTS) is to be a loving community in the Bronx that nourishes the basic needs and hungers of all who come to their door. Join us in POTS Community Dining Room as we help serve hot and healthy meals to families.

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Time: 10:00 PM – 2:00 PM

Location: Pier 64

West 24th Street and the
Hudson River

Birch Family Services: Marking Miles to Success 5K

Birch Family Services will be holding its Marking Miles to Success 5K to support children and adults with autism and other developmental disabilities. Volunteers are needed to ensure the success of this event. Volunteer to help with set up, registration, t-shirt distribution, course support and clean up.

All interested volunteers should email Katie Joyner at Katie.Joyner@birchfamilyservices.org

November 10, 2014 to
November 18, 2014

Location: Music Building,
Student Cafeteria

Mondays:
Time: 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Tuesdays:
Time: 3:00 PM 5:00 PM

Wednesday, November 12, 2014
Time: 12:00 PM 3:00 PM

Craft of Caring; Visiting Neighbors Elfin  Project

Do you like crafts? Come join us as we make gifts for seniors. For most of these seniors, the gifts donated and made by our students are the only gifts they receive during the season.  Join us to create these wonderful gifts!

Saturday, November 15, 2014

More Information TBA

The Bronx Is Blooming

The Bronx is Blooming engages youth and communities in environmental stewardship through the beautification of local parks. Join us as we help plant and maintain our Bronx parks!

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Time: 12:00 PM

Location: South Field

Fun Run/Walk & Turkey Trot

RACE FOR A FROZEN TURKEY!

Participate in our Annual Fun Run/Walk and Turkey Trot to benefit the Lehman L.I.F.E. Alternative Break Scholarship Program.   The Lehman College community will participate in a walk around the South Field. $5 for Students, $10 for Faculty, Staff and Community Members

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Time: 10:00 AM 1:00 PM

Location: Van Cortlandt Park Nature
Center off of 242nd St. & Broadway

Forest Restoration

Volunteers are needed for forest restoration projects, including tree plantings and invasive plant removal. Volunteers should wear long sleeves, long pants, solid foot wear and be prepared to work in light rain.

Registration required: volunteer@vcpark.org or for more info call 718.430.4687

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Time: 12:30 PM – 2:30 PM

Location: St. Ann’s Church

Unpack, Prepare & Service

St. Ann’s Church provides a variety of services to the surrounding South Bronx community and aims to address the urgent needs of its community members. Volunteer at St. Ann's to assist with weekly meal services by unpacking, prepping, and serving food to clients in Mott Haven, Bronx. Tasks may include, but are not limited to, unpacking fruits, vegetables, and meats, setting up and sanitizing dining room tables, preparing coffee and juice, serving meals, and performing headcounts.

December  2014

More Information TBA

 

Toys for Tots

The Toys for Tots annual toy drive encourages contributions of new, unwrapped toys. A gift can mean so much to a child who otherwise may have to do without.

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Time: TBA

Location: Music Building,
Faculty Dining Room

Sponsored by the Student Government Association

SGA Annual Thanksgiving Dinner

On November 25, 2014, SGA will be hosting their annual Thanksgiving Dinner in the Faculty Dining Room.  Volunteer at the dinner and help make this a special Thanksgiving. There are various positions available (Ex. Set-up, food server) and all students are welcome.

Monday, November 24, 2014

More Information TBA

 

President’s Service Corps: Winter Wonderland Decoration Creation

Join the President’s Service Corps and Office of Community Engagement in making winter-themed decorations. Help us make snowflakes, wreathes, snowman and more for the Lehman College’s Child Care Center. Hot Chocolate and Snacks will be served! 

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Time: All Day

Location: Throughout Campus

#GivingTuesday – Holiday Cards

First Black Friday….Then Cyber Monday…And Now #GivingTuesday!

In the same way that retail stores take part in Black Friday, the giving community comes together for #GivingTuesday. This year students will be all over campus selling holiday cards that state “In lieu of a present, a donation has been made in your name to…” Participants can choose to have their donations go to various organizations.

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Time: 2:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Location: Lehman College,
Child Care Center

President’s Service Corps: Winter Wonderland Childcare Decorating

Limited Spots Available

Join the President’s Service Corps and Office of Community Engagement to decorate the Child Care Center with the winter-themed decorations we created!

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Time: 3:00 PM

Location: Old Gym, Suite 302

Visiting Neighbors Elfin Project: Wrapping Party

Come join us to wrap donated and handmade gifts for the seniors at Visiting Neighbors, some of these seniors won’t get gifts at all this season help us change that!

December 8 – 12, 2014

Dates and Times dependent on your schedule.

Elfin with Visiting Neighbors

Be a volunteer "elf" this season to brighten the lives of seniors at Visiting Neighbors by delivering donated gifts and spending time with an isolated senior.  A visit from a volunteer, who brings holiday cheer, can boost the spirits of a lonely senior when they are without family or other friends.

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Time: 10:00 AM 1:00 PM

Location: Van Cortlandt Park Nature
Center off of 242nd St. & Broadway

Forest Restoration

Volunteers are needed for forest restoration projects, including tree plantings and invasive plant removal. Volunteers should wear long sleeves, long pants, solid foot wear
and be prepared to work in light rain.

Registration required: volunteer@vcpark.org or for more info call 718.430.4687

January 2015

More Information TBA

 

New Student Orientation

Join us as we help our new students become acclimated to our wonderful school!

 

Submit External Volunteer Service Hours
Students

Please complete this form to submit the volunteer hours that you have completed with other organizations or departments.

Submit the Volunteer Service Hours Verification Form ONLINE:
Volunteer Service Hours Verification Form

PRINT the Volunteer Service Hours Verification Form:
Volunteer Service Hours Verification Form (PDF)

Submit External Volunteer Service Hours
Clubs/Departments/Organizations

Please complete this form for students that have volunteered with your club, organization or department.

Submit the Department/Organization Volunteer Service Hours Verification Form ONLINE: Club/Department/Organization Volunteer Service Hours Verification Form

PRINT the Department/Organization Volunteer Service Hours Verification Form: Club/Department/Organization Volunteer Service Hours Verification Form (PDF)