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Volunteer opportunity description
A big opportunity to change a life. An estimated one in three New Yorkers has a criminal record, and 58 percent of those records have at least one error. Nearly 70 percent of convictions are for low-level crimes--misdemeanors and violations--not felonies.
Counselors are trained to help individuals request, read, and repair their New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services rap sheets and their criminal records maintained by risk information consumer credit reporting agencies. Armed with the same information an employer has, as well as the knowledge about how to handle questions about their record in a job interview, clients can accurately disclose their conviction records and avoid being fired for accidentally failing to disclose a conviction.
With instructions and ongoing support from a CSS staff attorney, volunteers will gain a basic understanding of New York criminal law; discover how to spot and fix mistakes on rap sheets; learn the truth about the real-life consequences of criminal convictions; and educate individuals so that the words in their records are not the story of their lives.
Guess what! In addition to this opportunity, there are thousands more for individuals 55 and over in all 5 boroughs! After meeting with us one-on-one you will be connected to one of our 500 community-based partner organizations including non-profit agencies, schools, hospitals, and cultural institutions located throughout the 5 boroughs of New York City. We pride ourselves on finding the right volunteer opportunity to fit your skills and interests,
We look forward to hearing from you!
Potential volunteers must be 55+
Our volunteer needs
We need volunteers who are free at these times