There are so many ways to make a difference in a strangers life and if you like to work in education with children or help adults learn important skills, one of these volunteer opportunities in education may be a perfect fit for you . You do not need to be a teacher, just a concerned adult who wants to make a difference in a persons life. Volunteers come and go. IF the agency you contact does not need anyone at the moment, they will keep your information on file. They always need to replace education volunteers who cannot fulfill the obligations or just do not fit the bill.
Boys and Girls Hope, Staten Island
Community Resource Coordinator,
P.O. Box 80477
Staten Island, New York 10308
Do you have the time and desire to work one on one with a New York youngster? Boys and Girls Hope is looking for mentors to work 1-2 hrs/wk for at least 1 year
Mentors must be at least 21 years old.
College graduates are desired.
They are seeking individuals with the ability to commit to the student, enthusiasm to spend with a scholar, genuine interest in our scholars and the ability to see things from their perspective, and the desire to serve as a positive role model.
81-10 35th Avenue
Jackson Heights, New York 11372
The program operates Monday through Friday from 3:00-6:30 pm. Volunteers are needed all days & times. They are looking for people to help children with homework. Many of the students come from families where English is not the main language and they need the help to keep up.
Adult Literacy or English Tutor
Terry Houston, Adult Literacy Coordinator
76A 5th Ave.
Brooklyn, New York 11217
You can make a big difference in a persons life by helping an adult learn. If you have two hours a week to give, you can tutor adults in English, reading, writing, math, or computer skills. Tutors work one-on-one or with small groups of students . Classes are held Monday-Wednesday 6-8pm and Tuesdays 11:30-1:30pm. Tutors are offered free Spanish classes in exchange of their time and dedication. No previous teaching experience required. A volunteer needs to be able to commit to at least 3 months of tutoring, to provide continuity to the student(s) placed with him or her.
Jewish Board of Family & Children’s Services
Aurea Morgan, Program Associate,
120 West 57 ST, 2nd Floor
New York, New York 10019
Academic tutors needed for a variety of subjects for child and adolescent clients of JBFCS. All tutors will answer to the individual child’s mental health worker. Great opportunity especially for high school and college age volunteers!
Gail Thompson, Director Of Volunteers,
(212) 791-4927 ext. 22,
111 John Street – Suite 750
New York, New York 10038
The Fatherhood Program is designed to help young fathers, ages 16-25 years of age become materially responsible and emotionally engaged in their children’s lives. The program works to create a safe and supportive environment that will enable young fathers to examine their past, shift their internal discourse and create a future in which they are responsible, healthy and goal oriented. All volunteers must be at least 21 years of age and working and/or in school.