Volunteer

Join a team of over 4000 caring and committed New Yorkers.

PS-58-Bulletin-BoardEvery child needs the support of their parents, school and community to succeed. Our volunteers are able to make a real difference in students’ lives and connect with their community. Parent volunteers also learn educational strategies to use at home with their own children.

Programs range from pre-K through 8th grade. With over 250 partnership schools, volunteers are able to serve in schools near their home or workplace.

There are so many ways to give back to New York City public school students and they need YOUR help! Visit our Programs page to learn more about opportunities to become a Learning Leader.

 

Application Process

There are many ways you can make a difference in a child’s life through Learning Leaders. To get started, just follow these simple steps:

Step 1: Apply - Fill out the Volunteer Application, including 3 personal or professional references.

Step 2: Interview – Learning Leaders will contact you to schedule an initial interview to learn more about your background and experiences.

Step 3: Training – Attend a series of training sessions geared towards your program of choice that will provide you with the tools and resources to help students with their school work.

Step 4: Placement – Learning Leaders will work with you to place you in a New York City Public school.

All volunteers are screened according to guidelines created by the New York City Department of Education.

Volunteer Kathia Arias with StudentVolunteer Opportunities

Check out the following volunteer opportunities for the 2016-17 school year.

WHAT ELEMENTARY SCHOOL TUTOR

WHERE VARIOUS LOCATIONS THROUGHOUT NYC

WHEN During the school day (8am – 2pm), with a minimum commitment of two hours per week

TRAINING 4 mandatory sessions; Sessions are held on a monthly basis from October through March.

Volunteers will help students in grades PreK-5 in Reading, Writing, Social Studies, Math, or the Sciences. This is a great opportunity for students, career changers or retirees to get involved and make an impact in their neighborhood school.

For further information, please contact volunteer@learningleaders.org or 646-519-8354.


WHAT MIDDLE SCHOOL TUTORPS 180 Harlem Girl at Desk for Web

WHERE VARIOUS LOCATIONS THROUGHOUT NYC

WHEN During the school day (8am – 2pm), with a minimum of two hour per week commitment

TRAINING 2 mandatory sessions required; Training sessions will be held in November, December, and January.

Volunteers will help students grades 6-8 in Reading, Writing, Social Studies, Math, or the Sciences. This is a great opportunity for students, career changers or retirees to get involved and make an impact in their neighborhood school.

For further information, please contact volunteer@learningleaders.org or 646-519-8354.


Recruitment for our Enrichment Programs typically takes place at the beginning of the school year and requires a yearlong commitment. If you’re interested in becoming a Book Talk volunteer, contact Marion Pomeranc, Program Manager for Literary Programs.

 

All volunteers are screened according to guidelines created by the New York City Department of Education. Volunteers complete an application, participate in an interview, submit references, and must complete training prior to being placed in a school. Click here to complete an online application.