Teen Community Service

Programs

Trimester Internship Opportunities: After School

The 92YServe Teen Center offers a number of community service, internship and educational programs, many of which involve working with young children in different fun and interactive capacities.  Weekly interns commit to programs that run over a 10-week trimester during a specific season – Fall, Winter or Spring – and are required to make a commitment to one program, on one day and time per week.  Though not required, they are encouraged to sign-up for the next trimester after they have completed their commitment.   Typical internship opportunities involve assisting in the after-school classes such as: Art (various), Chess, Big Chefs/Little Chefs (cooking), Chess, Homework Help, Clubhouse Experience, Reading Circles and Science.  A more detailed description for each possible internship class is given below.  Interns are additionally needed to help with setup and clean up as well as assist class instructors in these various enrichment classes. Please see the appropriate seasonal calendar for program schedule, conflicts and closures.
 
An official 92YServe Teen Center Letter of Service Hours will be mailed out at the end of each trimester, detailing the hours that have been completed. 
 
Other volunteer events include TEENSGIVING, a 1-day massive volunteering effort for NYC teens each November, and educational seminars such as, “The Spitzer Institute for Tomorrow’s Leaders” (world politics) or “On The Brink” (science) are also available.  If you are interested in any of these programs, there is limited availability so reserve your spot today! 


For registration forms, service calendars or questions about the 92YServe Teen Center Volunteer Internships, please contact Josh Hyman, Director of Teen Leadership at 212-415-5614 or email.

*The 2014 FALL Trimester Volunteer Internship program is now full.  For information on WINTER and SPRING opportunities, feel free to send an email.*
 

 

Interns are needed in the following after-school areas:

*Please Note: Classes are sometimes added or removed. Availabilities also change from one trimester to the next.*

Mondays
Origami
Assist the NOAR after-school students become Origami experts! Using paper and your own two hands, the children in this class will learn to surprise their friends and family by making 3-dimensional life-like paper animals, masks, picture frames, jewelry, or etc.

Time commitment for interns: 3:45-4:45 pm
Age requirements for interns: 14-18 years old

Big Chefs/Little Chefs (cooking)
Cook up a storm, create recipes and use foods in new ways with our NOAR after-school Tracey & Grace. Interns will assist with food preparation, as well as with the children’s participation in creating fun dishes from around the world and for many holidays.
Time commitment for interns: 4:30-6 pm
Age requirements for interns: 14-18 years old

Homework Help
*Please Note: a “Homework Room Rules & Regulations Comprehension Form” must now be signed by all tutors/interns*
Children in grades 1-6 use the Homework Room between the hours of 3:30 pm and 5:30 pm and receive homework help from staff and interns. Most children are required to use it at sometime when they are not attending a class. There are two teachers present at all times, but interns are heavily involved in tutoring the children in the homework help room. Maturity, focus and attentiveness are required.
Time commitment for interns: 3:30-5:30 pm
Age requirements for interns: 15-18 years old

Clubhouse Experience (playtime)
Clubhouse Experience takes place in one of our K-4 grade-specific clubhouses during our NOAR after-school program. A clubhouse is the home base for children when they arrive at NOAR. It’s where they remain until they go to their enrichment class or the Homework Room. Each clubhouse is divided by grade level and has trained staff supervising the children. Upon entering the clubhouse, children are given snack while interns spend time interacting with the children in between their classes, with activities such as board games, Legos, building blocks, ping pong, arts and crafts, chess and checker tournaments, etc.
Time commitment for interns: 3:45-5:45 pm
Age requirements for interns: 12-18 years old

Reading Circles
Kindergarten children in Junior Clubhouse take a break from classes and play to spend time being read to by middle school and high school volunteer interns.
Time commitment for interns: 4:45-5:45 pm
Age requirements for interns: 12-18 years old

Tuesdays
Crocheting & Knitting

Students learn from art and fashion instructor Debbie some basic stitches, techniques, and color patterns with hints and tricks for the best results. Interns assist Debbie in administering these lessons to the children. Projects created in this class may include a hat, scarf, poncho, blanket, mittens, socks, handbag, and jewelry and the children will use patterns, new techniques, color yarn combinations, and their abilities to create advanced projects. Two fun skills you, and the children you’re assisting, will have for life!
Time commitment for interns: 4-5 pm
Age requirements for interns: 14-18 years old

Jewelry Making
Interns will assist art and fashion instructor Debbie as she helps the after-school children create special one-of-a-kind jewelry using various types of beads and cords along with other decorative materials. Learn basic techniques of stringing, knotting, weaving, wire wrapping, and wire crocheting. Explore the use of simple off the loom beading to create jewelry and small objects. Projects include necklaces, bracelets, earrings, anklets, & rings.
Time requirement for interns: 5-6 pm
Age requirements for interns: 14-18 years old

Art of Science
A fun way to solidify the learning of early biology and physical science is for a child to utilize their new understandings and skills in the creation of Artworks inspired by their explorations. Our topics will often be inspired by the season outside, like in Fall exploring woodland animals, and in Spring experimenting with ice, water and wind. There are accompanying art projects like spring "bonsai" trees and ice cube color mixers. Interns assist the instructor with teaching the lesson, administering the art project, and creating a fun learning environment for the children.
Time commitment for interns: 3:30-6 pm
Age requirements for interns: 14-18 years old

Homework Help
*Please Note: a “Homework Room Rules & Regulations Comprehension Form” must now be signed by all tutors/interns*
Children in grades 1-6 use the Homework Room between the hours of 3:30 pm and 5:30 pm and receive homework help from staff and interns. Most children are required to use it at sometime when they are not attending a class. There are two teachers present at all times, but interns are heavily involved in tutoring the children in the homework help room. Maturity, focus and attentiveness are required.
Time commitment for interns: 3:30-5:30 pm
Age requirements for interns: 15-18 years old

Clubhouse Experience (playtime)
Clubhouse Experience takes place in one of our K-4 grade-specific clubhouses during our NOAR after-school program. A clubhouse is the home base for children when they arrive at NOAR. It’s where they remain until they go to their enrichment class or the Homework Room. Each clubhouse is divided by grade level and has trained staff supervising the children. Upon entering the clubhouse, children are given snack while interns spend time interacting with the children in between their classes, with activities such as board games, Legos, building blocks, ping pong, arts and crafts, chess and checker tournaments, etc.
Time commitment for interns: 3:45-5:45 pm
Age requirements for interns: 12-18 years old

Reading Circles
Kindergarten children in Junior Clubhouse take a break from classes and play to spend time being read to by middle school and high school volunteer interns.
Time commitment for interns: 4:45-5:45 pm
Age requirements for interns: 12-18 years old

Wednesdays
Chess

Children learn the fundamentals, strategies and sportsmanship of the timeless, classic game of chess from instructor Rafi D’Lugoff and the volunteer interns. Children develop confidence and focus in a small group setting, taught by an expert in technique and strategy. **Special requirements: This program is only open to interns with a U.S. Chess Federation rating of 1200 or higher. Time commitment for interns: 3:30-6 pm
Age requirements for interns: 14-18 years old

Homework Help
*Please Note: a “Homework Room Rules & Regulations Comprehension Form” must now be signed by all tutors/interns*
Children in grades 1-6 use the Homework Room between the hours of 3:30 pm and 5:30 pm and receive homework help from staff and interns. Most children are required to use it at sometime when they are not attending a class. There are two teachers present at all times, but interns are heavily involved in tutoring the children in the homework help room. Maturity, focus and attentiveness are required.
Time commitment for interns: 3:30-5:30 pm
Age requirements for interns: 15-18 years old

Clubhouse Experience (playtime)
Clubhouse Experience takes place in one of our K-4 grade-specific clubhouses during our NOAR after-school program. A clubhouse is the home base for children when they arrive at NOAR. It’s where they remain until they go to their enrichment class or the Homework Room. Each clubhouse is divided by grade level and has trained staff supervising the children. Upon entering the clubhouse, children are given snack while interns spend time interacting with the children in between their classes, with activities such as board games, Legos, building blocks, ping pong, arts and crafts, chess and checker tournaments, etc.
Time commitment for interns: 3:45-5:45 pm
Age requirements for interns: 12-18 years old

Reading Circles
Kindergarten children in Junior Clubhouse take a break from classes and play to spend time being read to by middle school and high school volunteer interns.
Time commitment for interns: 4:45-5:45 pm
Age requirements for interns: 12-18 years old

Fashion Sewing
Learn the basics of machine sewing while making playful and wearable clothing tailored to fit one's personal style. Students learn how to use a sewing machine, follow a pattern, hand stitch, mark & cut fabric, and install a zipper & waistband. Projects created may include skirt, pajama pants, dress, apron, belt, scarf, headband, and tote bag. Interns will assist artist and fashion instructor Debbie in all facets of administering the weekly projects. **While not a requirement, it’s helpful if interns have some experience operating sewing machines.
Time commitment for interns: 4-5 pm
Age requirements for interns: 12-18 years old

Thursdays
Sewing

Interns will assist the after-school children in learning the basics of hand-sewing in this fun and creative class. Sewing helps nurture a child’s creativity, concentration and confidence. Students learn how to layout and cut pattern pieces, pin and baste fabric, sew with various stitches, and project assembly. Projects may include constructing stuffed animals, backpacks, handbags, superhero capes, decorative pillows, pencil cases, book covers, wallets, and more.
Time commitment for interns: 3:30-6 pm
Age requirements for interns: 12-18 years old

Cartooning & Comic Book Art
Beginning lessons in character drawing from a professional cartoonist, give children the tools and confidence to draw their favorite cartoon characters and use their imagination to create characters of their own. Learn from DC and Marvel Comics artist Ken Landgraf. Interns will assist the instructor in administering the weekly lesson. **While not a requirement, it’s helpful if interns have some experience drawing and/or with an interest in comics and cartoons.
Time commitment for interns: 3:45-5:15 pm
Age requirements for interns: 14-18 years old

Big Chefs/Little Chefs (cooking)
Cook up a storm, create recipes and use foods in new ways with our NOAR after-school Tracey & Grace. Interns will assist with food preparation, as well as with the children’s participation in creating fun dishes from around the world and for many holidays.
Time commitment for interns: 4:30-6 pm
Age requirements for interns: 14-18 years old

Homework Help
*Please Note: a “Homework Room Rules & Regulations Comprehension Form” must now be signed by all tutors/interns* Children in grades 1-6 use the Homework Room between the hours of 3:30 pm and 5:30 pm and receive homework help from staff and interns. Most children are required to use it at sometime when they are not attending a class. There are two teachers present at all times, but interns are heavily involved in tutoring the children in the homework help room. Maturity, focus and attentiveness are required.
Time commitment for interns: 3:30-5:30 pm
Age requirements for interns: 15-18 years old

Clubhouse Experience (playtime)
Clubhouse Experience takes place in one of our K-4 grade-specific clubhouses during our NOAR after-school program. A clubhouse is the home base for children when they arrive at NOAR. It’s where they remain until they go to their enrichment class or the Homework Room. Each clubhouse is divided by grade level and has trained staff supervising the children. Upon entering the clubhouse, children are given snack while interns spend time interacting with the children in between their classes, with activities such as board games, Legos, building blocks, ping pong, arts and crafts, chess and checker tournaments, etc.
Time commitment for interns: 3:45-5:45 pm
Age requirements for interns: 12-18 years old

Reading Circles
Kindergarten children in Junior Clubhouse take a break from classes and play to spend time being read to by middle school and high school volunteer interns.
Time commitment for interns: 4:45-5:45 pm
Age requirements for interns: 12-18 years old

Fridays
Taste of the Arts (general art)

Discover your inner artist while creating a variety of artwork in this fun-filled class with artist Debbie. Projects created may include mosaic art, candle making, paper-mache, decoupage, painting, drawing, jewelry making, greeting cards, rubber stamping, sculpting, puppet making, mask making, sand art, etc. Interns will assist the instructor in administering the weekly lesson.
Time requirement for interns: 3:15-4:45 pm
Age requirements for interns: 14-18 years old

Clubhouse Experience (playtime)
Clubhouse Experience takes place in one of our K-4 grade-specific clubhouses during our NOAR after-school program. A clubhouse is the home base for children when they arrive at NOAR. It’s where they remain until they go to their enrichment class or the Homework Room. Each clubhouse is divided by grade level and has trained staff supervising the children. Upon entering the clubhouse, children are given snack while interns spend time interacting with the children in between their classes, with activities such as board games, Legos, building blocks, ping pong, arts and crafts, chess and checker tournaments, etc.
Time commitment for interns: 3:45-5:45 pm
Age requirements for interns: 12-18 years old

Big Chefs/Little Chefs (cooking)
Cook up a storm, create recipes and use foods in new ways with our NOAR after-school Tracey & Grace. Interns will assist with food preparation, as well as with the children’s participation in creating fun dishes from around the world and for many holidays.
Time commitment for interns: 3:45-4:45 pm OR 4:45-5:45 pm (interns must make a commitment to only one time frame)
Age requirements for interns: 14-18 years old

Sports & Coaching Internships
For all weekend or weekday sports coaching internships, please call Dan Ourian, Director of Sports Programs in the 92Y May Center, at 212-415-5714 to learn more.