Wed, 3:30-4:30 pm
Once a week, stop by and help the office at 92Y's 60+ Program for Seniors. The 60+ Program is a place where senior adults can spend time playing games and chatting with friends. The office needs help setting up and sharing information with its members.
Art N Stuff
Mon, 3:45-5:15 pm, Tue, 3:45-6 pm or 4-6 pm, Thu, 4-5:30 pm (only 1 day & time required)
Glue, feathers, beads and so much more! This project will bring out the artist in you as you sit down with elementary school-aged children to create works of art using different mediums. The Monday class is working on Origami. The Tuesday classes are the Art of Science (3:45 to 6 pm) and Crocheting & Knitting/Jewelry (4 to 6 pm). And the Thursday classes are Cartooning and General Art. For high school students only.
Big SIBS @ an After-School Program
Mon-Thu, 4-6 pm, Fri, 3:30-5:30 pm (only 1 day required)
Did you ever have an older brother or sister that you looked up to? This is your chance to be that cool older person to another child! Spend the day playing games, doing art projects, helping them with their homework or just listening to their stories. The extra attention will mean the world to them and will be rewarding for you. Limited availability for middle school students. This program takes place at two locations. Volunteers will be placed at the location of the Teen Center staff's choosing.
Wed, 3:30-5:30 pm
Calling all chess fanatics! Take part in teaching elementary school children the tricks to get across the board. You will be assisting a chess instructor with three classes of varying levels. For high school students with experience playing Chess only.
Evenings at El Museo
Wed, 5:30-8 pm
Do you enjoy spending time in museums? Are you passionate about the arts? In this exciting new program, students will have an opportunity to volunteer at El Museo Del Barrio and help with their Wepa Wednesday Program. The Wepa Wednesday Program takes place every week from 6 to 8 pm when El Museo offers free entry to the galleries, a live DJ in residence, specials at El Café plus a feature event such as a film screening, a concert, a book reading, a cooking demonstration or an author's discussion. We ask volunteers to help us greet and welcome visitors, usher them into and out of El Teatro and make them feel at home. To learn more about the Museum, please visit http://www.elmuseo.org. For high school students only.
Farming in the City
Wed, 4-6 pm
Do you enjoy spending time outside? Do you appreciate freshly picked vegetables? In this program, you will learn to be an urban farmer at a nearby community garden. We will have our own garden plot to plan, plant, take care of and eventually harvest. As members of this garden, we will also take care of the entire garden by composting, decorating, advertising and weeding. For high school students only. Offered in the fall and the spring trimesters.
Green Apple MiniCorps
Sat (3 hours in the morning/early afternoon)
In this program, you will partake in a different environmentally themed project every week. We will work in parks throughout the city, including Central Park, Riverside Park and Inwood Hill Park. We will also help out with the Million Trees NYC initiative and garden at a local community garden. We will meet at 92Y first, and travel together to our weekly project. Volunteers must be in 8th grade or older. Volunteers must be able to leave directly from the project site on their own. Also, volunteers will be informed of the project location and time during the week leading up to the project. Offered in the fall and the spring trimesters.
Homework Help @ an After-School Program
Mon-Thu, 4-5:30 pm (only 1 day required)
Spread the knowledge that you have gained over the years by passing it onto elementary school-aged children in a relaxed atmosphere. Tutors assist children with math, spelling, reading and science. This project will create friendships that the kids will remember for a long time to come. Must be a junior or senior in high school.
Mon, 4-5:30 pm, Fri, 3:30-4:45 pm & 4:30-6 pm (only 1 day & time allowed)
Love to teach kids, but looking for something with a little more flavor? Take part in a cooking class for children, where work and play mean the same thing! Volunteers will be assisting the instructor with ingredient preparation, clean-up and, of course, helping the little tykes feel their way around the kitchen! For high school students only.
Mon-Thu, 4:45-5:45 pm (only 1 day required)
As Dr. Seuss said, "The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more you learn, the more places you'll go." Help children unfold the magic within books by reading aloud with them. Not only will they use their imagination, you'll unlock yours too!
Serve It Up!
Mon and/or Wed, 4-7 pm (only 1 day required)
Over 300 hundred homeless individuals and families stop by the Yorkville Common Pantry for its dinner program. Throw in some elbow grease and help Pantry staff serve dinner and dessert, pour beverages, pack take-out and make peanut butter and jelly sandwiches for emergency situations. For high school students only.
Shop Keeping for the Housing Works Thrift Shop
Mon-Fri, 4-6 pm (only 1 day required)
Last year, Housing Works thrift shops raised over $10 million for homeless New Yorkers affected by AIDS/HIV. Be a part of this amazing organization by lending a hand at their shop on 90th Street and 2nd Avenue! You and your peers will be accepting in-store donations, organizing them into different categories and assisting donors with donation inventory list completion. Special projects include designing the storefront. Must be at least 16 years old.
Shabbat Shalom, HEY!
Sat, 10 am-1 pm
Join our Director of Jewish Arts and Culture, Karina Zilberman, in intergenerational, meaningful and dynamic Saturday morning Shabbat services. Help Karina and staff spread the joys of Shabbat in assisting with services. You'll have great time!
Teen Forestry Program
Tue, 4-6:30 pm
This program is a great opportunity for anyone interested in a career working in the environment. For the first five weeks, you will participate in the TreesNY Young Urban Forester Program. During this time you will learn how to use GPS (Global Positioning Systems) devices to collect data about local trees and help take care of them. Upon completing the program, you will receive a certificate from TreesNY that will look great on any college application. The rest of the time will be spent working on environmentally themed projects and activities around the neighborhood. Volunteers must be in 8th grade or older. Offered in the fall and the spring trimesters.