Every action counts - from mentoring a young person, to reading to a group of children, to partnering with a principal to support her school - and everyone has something to contribute.

Whether you have a few hours once a week or once a year, there are plenty of opportunities to help NYC’s 1.1 million students prepare for the rigors of college and the workforce. Decide how much time  you want to give, then sign up and make a difference!

I have...

...a few hours here and there:

Volunteer Opportunities

Tutor with Learning Leaders!

Do you have two hours to spare to help a student with Reading, Writing, Math, Social Studies, or the Science? Learning Leaders is recruiting tutors for students from grades K -12. They help older students prepare for Regents and other examinations, and assist with college and financial aid planning. Volunteers also enrich school curriculum with enrichment programs including arts appreciation and book clubs.

...a few hours a month:

Tutoring Students in Grades 2-12

Partner one-on-one with a student at the Goddard Community Center on the Upper West Side of Manhattan to help them excel this school year. The goal of the program is to help each child improve their academic skills and to foster a positive attitude towards school and learning that will continue for years to come.



Give 1 Hour a Week to Help a Child Read

Reading Partners provides an opportunity and a space for volunteers from the community to give a fraction of their time each week to tutor an elementary school student one-on-one in reading using a structured and easy-to-follow curriculum. With just 1 hour a week, you can make a huge difference in the lives of children who have fallen behind in reading and are at risk of falling further.

One-on-one instruction at the student's reading level provides the opportunity for individualized academic attention and a healthy learning relationship with you, the volunteer. Volunteers are, in turn, supported at all times by Reading Partners school site coordinators and staff.


Become a Mentor with the Cornerstone Mentoring Program!

As part of the Young Men’s Initiative, the 25 Cornerstone programs located in the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) community centers will include mentoring activity as part of their programs. Mentors will support youth in fifth through ninth grades during the transitions from elementary to middle school and middle school to high school by cultivating positive personal relationships and community involvement.

We are recruiting mentors to serve at all 25 Cornerstones sites across the five boroughs. Mentors will be placed and begin training by the beginning of February.



Pencil Business Partner to a NYC School

PENCIL partners highly skilled business leaders with NYC public schools based on interest, skills, and preference in order to develop in one of three main impact areas: Building Capacity, Developing Strong Leaders, and Enhancing the Learning Experience. Project specifics vary based on customized relationships that inspire innovation and transform public schools.


 Volunteer Opportunity

Tutor High School Students

Harlem RBI is looking for tutors who wish to tutor for high school students.  Volunteers will support youth with homework completion in a variety of subjects, including EnglishMath (Algebra, Geometry, Trigonometry, Calculus, Statistics), Science (Living Environment, Biology, Chemistry, Physics), and Foreign Languages (Spanish, French).


Not seeing an opportunity that works for you? Search for other education-related volunteer activities here!


Thanks to our partner NYC Service for coordinating these opportunities!


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