Teen Community Service (Weekdays)

Programs

Trimester Internship Opportunities: After School

Interns commit to programs that run over a 10 week trimester during a specific season—the Fall, Spring or Spring. Interns are required to make a commitment to one program on one day and time. Interns are encouraged, though not required, to sign-up for the next trimester after they have completed their commitment. Please see the appropriate calendar—Fall, Spring or Spring—for program schedule.

Intern Description is for all programs in this category: Art, Chess, Cooking, Homework Help, PlayTime, Reading Program and Science (Note: A more detailed program description is given under each program): Interns are needed to help with setup; assist class instructors in various enrichment classes help assist children in the homework room and clubhouse activities; clean up; and socialize with children enrolled in the various areas of the program.

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

Interns are needed in the following after-school areas:


Origami

Mondays, 3:45-5:30 pm
Become an Origami expert with origami specialist Hagit Shalev! Using paper and your own two hands, surprise your friends and family by making 3-dimensional life-like paper animals, masks, picture frames, jewelry, etc. Use your knowledge from previous classes and let’s kick it up a notch. Learn to make more difficult pieces that will impress friends and family.

Time commitment for interns: 3:45-5:15 pm
Age requirements for interns: 14-18 years old

Crocheting & Knitting

Tuesdays, 4-5 pm
Two fun skills you will have for life! Students learn from instructor Debbie Weisz basic stitches, techniques and color patterns with hints and tricks for the best results. Projects created in this class may include a hat, scarf, poncho, blanket, mittens, socks, handbag and jewelry. Students will use patterns, new techniques, color yarn combinations and their abilities to create advanced projects.

Time commitment for interns: 3:45-5:15 pm
Age requirements for interns: 14-18 years old

Jewelry Making

Tuesdays, 5-6 pm
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 with artist Debbie Weisz. Projects include necklaces, bracelets, earrings, anklets and rings.

Time requirement for interns: 4:45-6:15 pm
Age requirements for interns: 14-18 years old
Number of interns needed: 2

Sewing

Thursdays, 3:30-6 pm
Children in Kindergarten explore their ideas, dreams and fantasies through painting, collage and more. Weekly activities are especially designed to develop perceptual and expressive skills.

Time commitment for interns: 3:45-5 pm
Age requirements for interns: 12-18 years old

Cartooning & Comic Book Art

Thursdays, 4-5 pm
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 Marvel Comics artist Ken Landgraf.

Time commitment for interns: 3:45-5:15 pm
Age requirements for interns: 14-18 years old

Taste of the Arts (general art)

Fridays, 3:30-4:30 pm
Discover your inner artist while creating a variety of artwork in this fun-filled class with artist Debbie Weisz.  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.

Time requirement for interns: 3:15-4:45 pm
Age requirements for interns: 14-18 years old

Chess

Wednesdays, 3:35-5:50 pm
Children learn the fundamentals, strategies and sportsmanship of the timeless, classic game of chess from instructor Rafi D’Lugoff. 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: 3:20-6:05 pm
Age requirements for interns: 14-18 years old

Cooking

Mondays, 4:30-6 pm; Thursdays, 4:30-6 pm; Friday, 3:30-4:45 pm; Friday, 4:30-6 pm
(Interns are required to make a commitment to one day)
Cook up a storm, create recipes and use foods in new ways with Noar Chefs Tracey & Grace. Prepare foods from around world and for many holidays.

Age requirements for interns: 14-18 years old

Homework Help

Mon-Thu, 3:30-5:30 pm (Interns are required to make a commitment to one day)
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 volunteers. Most children are required to use it at sometime when they are not attending a class. There are two teachers present at all times to give help and keep the room orderly.

Time commitment for interns: 3:30-5:45 pm; interns are required to make a commitment to one day.
Age requirements for interns: 15-18 years old

PlayTime

Mon-Fri, 3-6 pm (Interns are required to make a commitment to one day)
PlayTime takes place in Clubhouse, which is the home base for children when they arrive from school to after school. 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 (cookies, pretzels, water, etc.) and receive an additional snack later in the afternoon. Clubhouse activities include board games, Legos and blocks, art activities, tournaments, etc.

Time commitment for interns: 3:45-5:45 pm; Interns are required to make a commitment to one day.
Age requirements for interns: 14-18 years old

Reading Program

Mon-Thu, 4:45-5:30 pm (Interns are required to make a commitment to one day)
Kindergarten children in Junior Clubhouse take a break from classes and play to spend time reading books or being read to with middle school and high school volunteers.

Time commitment for interns: 4:45-5:45 pm; Interns are required to make a commitment to one day.
Age requirements for interns: 12-18 years old

Science

Tuesday, 3:45-5:55 pm
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 and so, for fall, we will be exploring woodland animals. Spring brings lots of opportunities to do experiments with ice, water and wind. There are accompanying art projects like spring "bonsai" trees and ice cube color mixers.  Similarly, in the spring, we will make a clay life cycle placard with imprints of a tadpole, a tadpole with two legs, the young frog with a tiny tail and a full grown frog.

Time commitment for interns: 3:30-6:10 pm
Age requirements for interns: 14-18 years old

Israeliness

Tuesday, 4-6 pm
Revisit your own childhood, relive your favorite holidays, and transfer your experiences and language to your children as part of our Israeliness family. Come together with like-minded Israeli families to share your love of country in a warm, engaging, creative space. We look forward to building community together–Israeli style! Visit our website at www.92Y.org/Israeliness to learn more.

Intern Description: Interns are needed to help with setup, facilitate program and clean up. Must be a native Hebrew speaker.

Time commitment for interns: 3-7 pm
Age requirements for interns: 14 years or older

Connect Jewish Afterschool

Monday, 4-6 pm
Enjoy Judaism! Don’t Just Memorize It. Visit our website at www.92Y.org/Connect to learn more.

Intern Description: Interns help to setup classrooms, pass out snack, serve as runners, help preparing class materials and assist instructors.

Time commitment for interns: 3:15-6:30 pm. Interns are required to make a commitment to one day Oct-Jun.
Age requirements for interns: 13 years or older

Shababa Fridays

Fridays (ongoing), 9:30-11:30 am
Celebrate the joys of Shabbat with the Shababa™ community in this intergenerational family Shabbat experience including singing, art projects, playground visits, holiday themed celebrations and more! Visit our website at www.92Y.org/Shababa to learn more. Intern Description: Interns are needed to help with setup, facilitate program and clean up.

Time commitment for interns: 8:30 am-12:30 pm
Age requirements for interns: 14 years or older

Shababa Saturdays

Saturdays (ongoing), 10:30 am-12 pm
Celebrate the joys of Shabbat with the Shababa™ community in this intergenerational family Shabbat experience including singing, art projects, playground visits, holiday themed celebrations and more! Visit our website at www.92Y.org/Shababa to learn more.

Intern Description: Interns are needed to help with setup, facilitate program and clean up.

Time commitment for interns: 9:30 am-12:30 pm
Age requirements for interns: 14 years or older

Semester Internship Opportunities: After School & Weekends During the Fall/Spring, Spring/Spring

Sun-Sat, (Fall/Spring, Winter/Spring)
Interns commit to programs that run over a 17-20 week semester during a specific season—the Fall-Spring, or Spring-Spring. Interns are required to make a commitment to one program on one day & time. Interns are encouraged, though not required, to sign-up for the next semester after they have completed their commitment.

Junior Teen League Assistant Basketball Coaches

Sundays, 1 hour between 12-3:15 pm
Sunday league features youth ages 13-15 playing in weekly games with Fall and Spring seasons. Program meets at 92Y May Center’s Lane gymnasium. Call Dan Ourian, Director of Sports Programs, at 212.415.5714 to learn more.

Intern Description: Interns provide advice, encouragement, and support in-game tactics and adjustments of head coach. 

Time commitment for interns: Sundays, 1 hour between 12-3:15 pm for the entirety of hour long game of your team for the entirety of season.
Age requirements for interns: 17-18 years old, senior in high school.

Sports Media Interns

Sundays, 3-5 pm
Intern Description: Interns work closely with Social Media director and Sports Programs director on various projects, including photography of Junior and Senior Teen Leagues, game write-ups and box scores, Teen league scorebook keeping, and other relevant sports information/sports media projects. 

Time commitment for interns: Sundays 3-5pm.
Time commitment: Above time slot for entirety of teen league seasons.
Age requirements for interns: 16-18 years old, junior or senior in high school.

Beginner Basketball Class Assistant Coaches

Mondays-Thursdays, Sundays (Interns are required to make a commitment to one day)
Monday through Thursday and Sunday classes focus on the fundamentals of Basketball with youth ages 4-14 years old. Emphasis on fun drills, games and Skill building exercises. Programs meet at 92Y May Center’s Lane gymnasium, varying times listed below. Internships include two coaching trainings per semester, focusing on best practices of youth coaching, leadership and using sport as a tool to positively impact individuals and communities. Call Dan Ourian, Director of Sports Programs, at 212.415.5714 to learn more.

Intern Description: Interns help to engage children in drills, teach basic skills based on instructor’s lesson plan, help prepare and breakdown equipment as needed.

Time commitment options for interns:

  • Mondays 3:45-4:30 pm
  • Tuesdays 3:30-4:15 pm
  • Wednesdays 3:45-4:30 pm
  • Thursdays 3:30-4:15 pm
  • Sundays 11:15 am-12 pm
  • Sundays 12:30-1:30 pm
  • Sundays 1:30-2:30 pm
  • Sundays 2:30-3:30 pm

Qualified interns can request up to two time slots from the above list.

Time commitment: entirety of the class plus five minutes for any relevant set-up and breakdown before and after. Must commit to time slot for the entirety of semester.
Age requirements for interns: 16-18 years old, junior or senior in high school.

Beginner Baseball Class Assistant Coaches

Fridays, 3:45-4:30 pm
Friday class focuses on the beginnings of baseball rules and play, with an emphasis on instruction for youth age 7-9 years old. Program meets at 92Y May Center’s Lane gymnasium. Internships include two coaching trainings per semester, focusing on best practices of youth coaching, leadership and using sport as a tool to positively impact individuals and communities. Call Dan Ourian, Director of Sports Programs, at 212.415.5714 to learn more.

Intern Description: Interns help to engage children in drills, teach basic skills based on instructor’s lesson plan, help prepare and breakdown equipment as needed.

Time commitment for interns: Fridays, 3:45-4:30 pm.

Time commitment: entirety of the class plus five minutes for any relevant set-up and breakdown before and after. Must commit to time slot for the entirety of semester.
Age requirements for interns: 16-18 years old, junior or senior in high school.