Volunteer opportunity description
Help give kids a strong foundation for academic achievement. New York Cares' Children's Education projects help New York City's underserved children develop their academic skills at an early age, improving their chances of getting into college and preparing them for future success.
Early Morning Reading - Work in small groups or one-on-one with students before school to strengthen their literacy skills.
Science Explorations - Participate in hands-on science projects with real-world applications. Analyze information, test hypothesis, and see scientific processes from beginning to end. Young
Authors Club - Help students discover the joys of creative writing by providing one-on-one support as they develop personal memoirs, poetry, short stories, and more.
Bank It! - Help students save for their future by teaching them about budgeting, careers, philanthropy, and more.
Team Green - Teach students about environmental issues through art projects, science experiments, and service projects and inspire them to become social activists.
SAT Tutorials - From October to April, volunteers provide weekly SAT preparation tutoring to high school students to help increase their chance of getting into the colleges of their choice. Training is provided by Kaplan, Inc., the leading provider in college test preparation.
Bedtime Stories - Spend evenings reading, writing, and making crafts with children at community centers, libraries, or homeless shelters.
Read to Me - Share your love of literature with homeless and low-income children by helping them get their first library cards and reading with them at their local library.
Family Literacy - Assist parents and their children with their literacy and math skills to model ways they can work together at home.
Homework Help - Work with students on test preparation, homework help, and other educational projects.
Search our projects here: http://www.newyorkcares.org/search_projects/ Before you can volunteer on a New York Cares project, you must attend a one-hour orientation.
After that, you can choose from hundreds of flexibly scheduled volunteer projects every month. Learn more about volunteering with New York Cares at http://www.newyorkcares.org, and sign up for an orientation today at http://www.newyorkcares.org/volunteer/volunteer_opportunities/getting_started_2.php.
Volunteers must be 18 years of age or older.
Our volunteer needs
We need volunteers who are free at these times