There is strength in numbers, and NYU has the numbers to make a difference! Volunteer today.
Even a little bit can do a lot!
University Settlement is another local organization. With University Settlement leading, settlement houses established the idea that immigrants and low-income families deserve basic services like quality education, decent housing, access to open space for exercise and health, and support for the aging. They proved that with a little help, these families could get a foothold on the American dream.
Publicolor's design-based programs and academic support engage at-risk youth in their education and combat the lack of job-preparedness that fuels poverty. Central to our mission is the beautification and revitalization of public and civic spaces through the affordable medium of paint and collaborations that engage the students and the community as a whole. Check them out, and volunteer!
Peer Health Exchange is an accessible volunteer opportunity. Peer Health Exchange’s mission is to give teenagers the knowledge and skills they need to make healthy decisions. We do this by training college students to teach a comprehensive health curriculum in public high schools that lack health education.
Mentoring USA is another great volunteer option. Mentoring USA believes that the presence of a caring adult in a young person's life increases self-esteem, strengthens relationships with peers and adults, improves academic performance and attendance, and helps combat school drop-out.
Volunteer with Learning Leaders! Learning Leaders has helped students succeed by providing individualized instructional support through the implementation of the Fundamental Program, essentially the one-on-one tutoring model. This program establishes volunteers to assist with reading, writing, ESL, math and other academic activities at the elementary, middle school, and high school level, as well as non-instructional aid such as general office and library assistance
The Door accepts NYU students as volunteers. The Door’s mission is to empower young people to reach their potential by providing comprehensive youth development services in a diverse and caring environment. Since 1972, The Door has helped a diverse and rapidly growing population of disconnected youth in New York City gain the tools they need to become successful, in school, work and in life.
Consider volunteering with The Boy's Club of New York!
Best Buddies Logo, © Keith Haring, 1989. -- Best Buddies® is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to establishing a global volunteer movement that creates opportunities for one-to-one friendships, integrated employment and leadership development for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Check out the NYU Best Buddies chapter, they do great work.
Next week is National Volunteer Week! Are you ready?
Easy ways to HELP others. Some call it slacktivism, but every little bit can help.