Unique, Fulfilling and Tailored Just for You
Looking for the best volunteer opportunities in New York this summer?
You name it; we’ve got it.
Check out these unique –and fulfilling – ways to stretch and share your talents:
1) Mentor Middle-School-Aged Foster Children
We all remember how tough middle school was. Can you imagine navigating middle school, a time most of us remember with dread, without even the security a parent provides? That’s why our Catholic Charities NY affiliate Catholic Guardian Society and Big Brothers Big Sisters of New York City now offer a special mentoring program for middle school children in foster care.
2) Become a role model
That’s right – you, a role model for High School Students in the Bronx. Share your wisdom. Offer college and career advice. Make a difference.
3) Mentor a Young Adult Outgrowing Foster Care
age 18, 20% of the children who were in foster care will become instantly homeless
. Often, clearly way too often, they find themselves dumped out of foster homes and into a world they have no idea how to navigate. From career advice to how to pay a phone bill, to just taking their call when they have a bad day, they need your help.
4) Green Thumbs Needed
Help us maintain a community garden – an oasis of green – in the Bronx.
5) Teach English as a Second Language to the Blind & Visually Impaired
Imagine navigating New York City without speaking English and without the ability to see!
6) Help refugees apply for free legal representation
Fed up with refugee bashing and want to make a difference?
7) Provide a fine dining for the hungry
Our Catholic Charities affiliate, POTS, empowers those in need by not only offering food but providing it with dignity. Volunteer waiters serve free meals to tables filled with diners in need.
8) Support Day Laborers
Do you drive by corners filled with day laborers desperate for work and wish you could to do something to help?
9) Thrift shop assistant
Love discovering special Thrift Shop finds?
10) Sign language interpreter
Remember using sign language with your classmates while ignoring your teacher’s lessons? How about brushing off those sign language skills as an interpreter for deaf children and adults
That’s a wrap for our Top Ten New York Summer Volunteer opportunities. But when it comes to volunteer opportunities at Catholic Charities, they are just the tip of the (melting) summer iceberg.
Find more great New York summer volunteer opportunities now
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