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Upcoming Programs

 

Volunteer Highlights:

Get to Know Invisible Hands

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Invisible Hands is a non-profit organization delivering groceries and other essential items to populations especially vulnerable to COVID-19. Powered by volunteers, they've completed thousands of contactless deliveries in New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Invisible Hands is also committed to fighting food insecurity – a crisis that’s been exacerbated by COVID-19.

  • We need your help to assist with food deliveries for vulnerable populations
  • Volunteers must own a vehicle to assist with deliveries
  • Gas mileage will be reimbursed
  • Volunteers needed for Saturdays in December starting at 10:30AM

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Acacia Annual Holiday Event

Join us to spread cheer - Sign up today!

While the holiday season is the happiest time of the year for most of us, some members of our community are struggling. Help us spread the spirit by participating in virtual book readings, virtual games, and other fun activities for children living in homeless shelters.

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Mott Haven Film Festival


Volunteers and Interns Needed!
The Mott Haven Film Festival gives a platform to the voices of photographers and filmmakers in the South Bronx. The event will take place in December and is a great opportunity to learn about marketing and photography, as well as learn from professional filmmakers by volunteering for the festival!
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Virtual Volunteering

Without needing to be on site, virtual volunteers can help organizations advance their missions. As highlighted by the United Nations Volunteer unit, “Volunteering online allows volunteers to develop their skills and take on new roles that their professional life may not necessarily provide. Organizations collaborate with people of different backgrounds from all over the world, and become part of a global online community of peers who all share the goal of advancing human development.”

When skilled, caring individuals join forces online to help and support great organizations - everyone wins!

Check out the volunteering opportunities below- and see what kind of a difference you can make.


Available Opportunities

Crisis Text Line
Crisis Text Line
Train to be a Crisis Counselor and
help someone via text messages

Global Citizen
Global Citizen
Support advocacy campaigns around the world

Librivox
Librivox
Volunteer to record chapters of books, short stories and poetry

Project GutenburgProject Gutenburg
Volunteer to digitized and proofread eBooks

Red Cross Digital Volunteer
Red Cross Digital Volunteer
Help disaster-affected people through social engagement

Smithsonian – Digital Volunteers
Smithsonian – Digital Volunteer
Help expand access to the Smithsonian's massive collections and support research programs

Translator without Borders
Translator without Borders

Offer language and translation support for humanitarian and development efforts


United Nations Online Volunteers
Volunteer to address sustainable development challenges
around the world

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Zooniverse
Assist researchers and help make scientifically significant discoveries

 

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NYC Service
Expanding civic engagement in NYC through volunteer and national service program

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Donate to a Cause


There is not one person in our community unaffected by the recent coronavirus outbreak and that leaves Lehman students scrambling to find ways to meet their basic needs and to achieve their academic pursuits.

Aptly named, Lehman Cares – The Campaign for Lehman College is a fundraising effort to provide students with time-sensitive support for:

  • Student Emergencies Fund (support for food and micro-grants for student emergencies and financial difficulties); and
  • 2020-21 Scholarship Fund, for expendable scholarships, which, given the current financial climate, will be more important than ever in terms of supporting students in the coming academic year.

Your donation will have a tangible impact on the students you know, teach, and care about every day. What you give will provide critical and timely support for their basic needs and educational journey.

We are built for this moment. We will only persevere if we function as a community.
Donate Now



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                                                    Partner Service Learning Programs

Current Partners:

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511RideShare

Lehman College is partnered with 511NY Rideshare to bring you transportation options to help improve your traveling experience! Hundreds of Lehman College students have already registered – once you register you’ll have access to all of 511NY Rideshare's programs. From carpooling and vanpooling to transit and bicycling, no matter where you live, there are great travel choices.

Ridesharing can be a fun, money saving travel option. Check out our free green travel programs - ridematching for carpools and vanpools, guaranteed ride program that provides Uber or Lyft rides to students that share rides, and resources and information for transit, bicycling, walking and other options.

Click the link To enroll

 

Bronx Health Corps Volunteer Program

R.A.I.N., Inc. is recruiting 60 community members to be part of a new and very exciting Bronx Health Corps project aimed at educating 800 Bronx seniors on a range of health topics. The Bronx Health Corps is part of a Geriatric Workforce Enhancement Program grant designed to promote wellness and healthy aging among Bronx older adults. This project is a partnership between the Hartford Institute for Geriatric Nursing (HIGN) at the NYU Rory Meyers College of Nursing, Montefiore Health System and R.A.I.N., Inc.

The primary role of a Bronx Health Corps volunteer is to educate Bronx older adults on one of the following health topics:

  • Asthma Management
  • Healthy Diet, Exercise, and Stress Management
  • Living with Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias
  • Healthy Heart
  • Diabetes Management

Volunteers will select one of the above topics and then receive training on the selected topic. This training will equip the volunteers to provide education sessions for older adults at a Bronx-based senior center or community site. The material will be engaging, interactive and fun! Prior knowledge of these topics is not required.

Contact Information:
Jeffrey Lucas - Program Manager
Geriatric Workforce Enhancement Program
Email: Jeffrey.Lucas@raininc.org

 

The Children’s Aid Society

Under the supervision of a Program Director and/or Site Director, Success Mentors will work with chronically absent youth to address the barriers keeping them from going to school every day- and to help them reach their educational outcomes. They will help to identify the causes of poor attendance, which may include family struggles or poor health, and work with CAS staff and DOE to seek solutions. Success mentors may also be asked to work directly with groups of youth, lead activities, and organize events.

Responsibilities:

  • Have a caseload of 15-20 youth and are matched with their mentees for a full year.
  • Meet and greet matched youth each morning/afternoon when they arrive at school or program site; make early morning phone calls to absent students.
  • Track attendance and celebrate improvements.
  • Meet with mentees regularly, both one-one and in small groups, to check in on how school is going and listen to youth’s needs.
  • Work with school and site leadership to identify appropriate interventions to support and engage the mentee.
  • Seek advice and identify targeted sources of youth or family supports from appropriate school staff and community-based partners under the direction of the Site Director.
  • Keep notes about youth attendance patterns, needs and interventions-make sure monitoring of data strategic.
  • Attend (or be represented at) weekly/bi-weekly student success meetings to share any best practices or challenges and to present a summary of how youth are doing.
  • When working with groups of youth develop and maintain an effective system of classroom management that encourages children to develop pro-social behavior and self-discipline.
  • Communicate regularly with Program/Site Director or other designated CAS personnel regarding needs and supplies to support chronically absent youth.

Required Academic and Experience Qualifications

  • Experience working with student populations in grade 1-8
  • A demonstrated ability to motivate, stimulate and challenge students to commit, participate, and remain engaged throughout program
  • Members must be at least 17 years old and at least a senior in high school

All members must be approved to work in DOE school as determined by Department of Health and/or Department of Education through an FBI criminal background check. Potential members must be clear of any sexual offense charges as determined through an online check of the National Sex offender Registry.

For more information, please visit http://www.childrensaidsociety.org/juvenile-justice/yes-mentoring.

 

Harlem RBI

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

We are in need of Volunteer Baseball/Softball Coaches (one weekday practice and one weekend game for a commitment of 4-8 hours a week) and Volunteer T-Ball Coaches(six consecutive Saturdays for 2 hours starting on July 9th until August 13th). 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 applying online or by email us at volunteer@harlemrbi.org.

 

Jumpstart

  • Work with preschool children on language, literacy, and social-emotional skills
  • Earn Federal Work-Study or course credit*
  • Receive professional training in early education
  • Serve 10-12 hours per week with a team of your peer
  • Receive a Segal AmeriCorps Education Award following your service*
  • Join a diverse service network, including over 36,000 alumni

*Subject to eligibility and varies by location

Apply at https://my.jstart.org/apply/

For more information contact Janice Pineda
Tel: 347-577-4057
Email: janice.pineda@jstart.org
Location: APEX Room 257

 

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.

 

Mobile Food Pantry Project

(stats from Coalition For the Homeless) NYC has reached the highest levels of homelessness since the great depression. In May of 2017 over sixty-one thousand homeless people were accounted for in the shelter system. 24,000 children over 15,000 single adults and over 15,000 families are plague by homelessness. They are a few thousands of unsheltered homeless sleeping on the street that go unaccounted for. 

As housing programs continue to aggressively get cut, shelters service are faltering, public housing units construction at a halt and New York State unwillingness to work with New York City to combat this crisis. its undoubtably growing and like anything that keeps persisting it can only get worse if we don’t act with urgency.

If we as a community come together the possibility of lifting someone spirits, provide a hot meal as well as information to help them get out of their situation we come closer to ending this epidemic that can plague anyone.

My project Food 4 good thought stem from me working in restaurants and witnessing massive amount of food go in the trash. I always thought to myself; "why don’t they feed the homeless.” I want to create a mobile food pantry service to be able to provide a service to those individuals who are unaccounted for and let them know that We Care.

With the project still in its infancy They way I want to establish these mobile food pantries is by having a 3 day event call We Care to raise funds for the mobile homes/vans. I will start a campaign on line with a #WeCare to start bringing awareness to the crisis.

I will need student volunteers:

  • To reach out to local business/ restaurants/store fronts/ local farms to donate.
  • To take pictures and do a small documentary on NYC Unsheltered in order to bring awareness
  • To help organize the event and help feed the homeless
  • To help bring awareness through social media/press

If you need more information or want to know more about the event/project. I can be contacted by: 

Adavie Gutierrez

email: adavieg31@gmail.com

Cell: (917) 500-7570

 

NDA - Opportunity Youth Program

(Fedcap in Partnership with Department of Youth and Community Development Program)

The NDA - Opportunity Youth program offers work-readiness training and counseling, paid short-term work experience, and opportunities for career exploration. This program is designed for individuals ages 16-24 who are currently unemployed and out of school. Participants must reside in Community District 12/NDA-12 (Allerton, Baychester, Co-op City, White plains Road, Gunhill Road sections of the North Bronx ONLY).

Cycle #2 Begins: January - June (Apply Now!)

Program includes:

  • Work-readiness training, counseling, referrals for resources, retention and paid work experience for opportunity youth
  • 10 hours per week of paid work experience at worksites ranging from; hospitals, mailrooms, parks & recreation centers, pet grooming facilities, banquet halls and charitable organizations.
  • Transportation for the first two weeks of work provided and upon request

Location: 1015 East Gunhill Road Bronx, NY 10469 (Cross St.  -Paulding Ave)

Directions:

  • #2/#5 train to Gunhill Road, #28, #30, #38 buses to Gunhill & Paulding Ave
  • #41 bus, #39 bus, #8 bus, Bee line #60 bus

For more information please contact Tiffany Branch, Project Coordinator @ 646.499.1829

 

NY Senior Medicare Patrol

The NY Senior Medicare Patrol works to empower and assist seniors to protect themselves against healthcare fraud, learn to detect errors in their medical statements and report Medicare & Medicaid abuse when suspected. Volunteers have an amazing opportunity to gain some valuable skills including public speaking, counseling, advocacy and education. Volunteers can work both one-on-one seniors, helping them to resolve issues of potential fraud and out in the community, educating large groups on how they can prevent themselves from being scammed. 

This is a year-long volunteer program, with quarterly networking events and continuing webinars offered! Each volunteer is comprehensively trained before beginning any work. There is also opportunity for volunteers to be paired with volunteer mentors throughout their time with Senior Medicare Patrol! For further information on training. applications and start dates, please contact Victoria Thornton, 212-398-6565 ext 235 or vthornton@liveon-ny.org

 

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.

For more information, please visit http://www.publicolor.org/joinus/volunteer.

 

Reading Partners - New York

Join a movement of New Yorkers supporting elementary students in their communities by becoming a Reading Partner in a local elementary school!

The Reading Partners program is designed for volunteers with no prior tutoring experience. You will be provided with an easy-to-follow curriculum, with the support of a full-time Reading Partners site coordinator. Reading Partners is currently recruiting volunteer tutors to across 17 school partners to serve 920 students this year.

Volunteer Highlights:

  • No formal teaching or tutoring experience needed
  • Commit just 1-2 hours a week
  • Reading Centers are open Monday-Thursday during convenient daytime hours across 17 elementary schools
  • A highly effective, easy to follow curriculum
  • In- person training and on-site support from a full time staff member
  • The opportunity to make a difference in the life of a child

Volunteer Requirements:

  • Must be English proficient
  • Must have US SSN
  • Must be able to commit to a minimum of one hour per week.

Contact our community engagement team at 646 402 6284 or volunteer@readingpartners.org. You can also sign up at http://bit.ly/1V61Luz.


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