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NYC Service Year Opportunities

Browse through our NYC Service Year Leadership Council members’ descriptions of service year positions at their organizations and apply through their links. Select a partner to get started! 

Service year opportunities for recent college graduates and students:

In America Solidaria we seek a region where there are no children living in poverty. We mobilize a network of fellows working together with communities to overcome childhood poverty in the Americas. You too can be part of the change to reduce poverty and bring about justice and solidarity in the Americas. Apply Now (Application is in Spanish).

ArtistYear believes that the arts—as vehicles for critical-thinking, empathy, self-discipline, and civic engagement—are imperative for a thriving democracy.  Our vision is to develop engaged citizen-artists committed to strengthening the fabric of our nation. Apply Now!

We offer two primary programs to advance your social justice leadership, the Jewish Service Corps and the Avodah Justice Fellowship. Learn more and apply here. 

Blue Engine partners with school leaders, teachers, and Blue Engine Teaching Apprentices (BETAs) to create dramatic academic gains in gateway subjects. Apply today!

At Citizen Schools, adolescents work side by side with experts to explore new fields, learn new skills, and build a foundation for their future. Citizen Schools New York hosts the National Teaching Fellowship, an AmeriCorps program. Learn more and apply here. 

City Year New York deploys 246 highly skilled AmeriCorps members to serve in 22 elementary and middle schools. Each school has a team of diverse and talented 18-25 year-olds helping in the school community. Learn more and apply to join the team! 

The success of our scholars is possible thanks to our dedicated staff and gifted volunteers. We are always looking for passionate and dedicated individuals to join our team and grow the organization. If you are interested in making an impact on the scholars of East Harlem, join EHTP!

In June 2013, Governor Andrew Cuomo set out to centralize recovery and rebuilding efforts in impacted areas of New York State. Establishing the Office of Storm Recovery, the Governor aimed to address communities’ most urgent needs, while also encouraging the identification of innovative and enduring solutions to strengthen the State’s infrastructure and critical systems. Learn more. 

The mission of the Great Oaks Foundation is to launch and support a network of charter schools that prepare students for college success through high-dosage tutoring. Learn more about Great Oaks and apply, here.

Jumpstart New York is a proud member of the AmeriCorps National Service Network. Jumpstart programs are made possible with the help of volunteers from local colleges and the community, who serve in a variety of preschool settings in low-income communities such as Head Start programs, community based classrooms, and public school pre-K. Apply today to get involved! 

Mentor New York fuels quality mentoring relationships that bring a caring adult together with children in need through safe, effective mentoring programs throughout New York State. Their vision is to close the mentoring gap for the over 450,000 children in need throughout the New York State. Become a Mentor today!

The New York Immigration Coalition (NYIC) is an umbrella policy & advocacy organization that represents over 200 immigrant and refugee rights groups throughout New York. The NYIC serves one of the largest and most diverse newcomer populations in the United States. Learn how you can get involved with NYIC, here. 

Repair the World was founded in 2009 to make meaningful service a defining element of American Jewish life. Repair mobilizes tens of thousands of young Jews to volunteer in tackling pressing local needs each year, and Repair equips communities and partners to do the same. Get involved with Repair the World NYC, here. 

TFA is a diverse network of leaders who confront educational inequity through teaching and work with unwavering commitment from every sector of society to create a nation free from this injustice. Teach for America – New York is helping to fulfill that need with qualified individuals who reflect the backgrounds of their students and help them thrive. Learn how and apply today!

TNTP Teaching Fellows is a rigorous alternative certification program that recruits and trains talented career changers and recent college graduates to be outstanding teachers in high-need schools across the country. Learn more and apply for 2019.

Service year opportunities for high school graduates (or those seeking their GED):

CHCANYS Healthy Futures Corps is a health-focused, national AmeriCorps program that seeks to increase access and eliminate health disparities though long-lasting, sustainable projects. Learn about CHCANYS AmeriCorps here

Serving with FoodCorps in New York City means that you will work to develop sustainable programs that have a profound impact not only during your service term, but also long after. By serving in New York City, you’ll also access all of the benefits of living and working in one of the largest and most exciting urban hubs — and one of the greatest food cities — in the world.Apply to FoodCorps New York here!

Since 1916, Grand Street Settlement has been inspiring New Yorkers, helping families get strong and stay close, and leading bold charges for change. It’s easy to join our programs or volunteer. Contact us today and join the Grand St. Settlement family. 

Green City Force is an AmeriCorps program that engages young adults from low income communities in national service related to the environment. In doing so, we prepare them for sustainable careers, while reducing greenhouse gas emissions and building the green city we want to see. Get involved today!

NYC Service, a division of the Mayor’s Office, administers  AmeriCorps programs with members serving 10-12 months with community-based organizations or City agencies. Learn about the diverse programs and positions on the NYC Service website. Apply today!

Founded in 1996, Playworks expanded to New York/New Jersey in 2009. Playworks New York/New Jersey serves low-income schools across the area through our year-round, on-site support services. Learn how to get involved with Playworks NY/NJ, here. 

Public Allies is a national movement committed to advancing social justice and equity by engaging and activating the leadership capacities of our young people. Learn more about serving with Public Allies and apply, here.

Reading Partners has been a part of the New York educational landscape since 2011, when they first began placing community volunteers in low-income schools to help kids master basic reading skills. Take action with Reading Partners New York!

SCA’s mission is to build the next generation of conservation leaders and inspire lifelong stewardship of the environment and communities by engaging young people in hands-on service to the land. Learn about all the ways you can serve with the Student Conservation Association, here. 

The Sunset Park Health Council’s mission is to be responsive to evolving family & community issues by building on each family’s strengths; affirming each family’s cultural, ethnic, and linguistic identities; helping families function in a diverse, multicultural society; and using best practices and participatory group management. Learn more about serving with Sunset Park AmeriCorps, here. 

Up2Us Sports is building a national movement through sports in order to defeat the most pressing issues affecting today’s children. Up2Us Sports inspires youth to achieve their potential by providing them coaches who are trained in positive youth development. Apply to coach with Up2Us, here. 

Non-Service year opportunities to support the community:

Community Service Society of New York is fighting poverty and strengthening New York. Learn more about how to volunteer here. 

DREAM’s mission is to provide inner-city youth with opportunities to Play, Learn, and Grow. We use the power of teams to coach, teach, and inspire youth to recognize their potential and realize their dreamsDREAM’s staff and volunteers strive to demonstrate our organizational values of: teamwork, respect, diversity, promise, effort, integrity and, of course, fun! See open positions, here. 

ExpandED Schools is a nonprofit dedicated to its mission of closing the learning gap by increasing access to enriched education experiences. Our Mission: Close the learning gap by increasing access to enriched education experiences. Learn how you can get involved today.

Habitat for Humanity New York City transforms lives and communities by building and preserving affordable homes with families in need, and by uniting all New Yorkers around the cause of affordable housing. Our vision is a city – and a world – where everyone has a decent place to live. Learn more about how you can help. 

HCZ has achieved unprecedented success, helping thousands of children and families and disrupting the cycle of generational poverty in Central Harlem through our innovative and effective programs. Our goal is simple—to give our kids the individualized support they need to get to and through college and become productive, self-sustaining adults. Find out how you can get involved. 

The Institute for Family Health is a mission-driven health organization with a rich history and expert leadership. Since 1983 the Institute has grown from a small non-profit with four staff members to one of the largest community health centers in New York State and continues to be committed to high-quality, affordable health care for all. Opportunities to support the Institute can be found, here. 

Points of Light is an international nonprofit, nonpartisan organization headquartered in the United States dedicated to engaging more people and resources in solving serious social problems through voluntary service. Volunteer with Points of Light today. 

Rebuilding Together NYC is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the preservation of affordable housing for low-income residents of New York City. They accomplish this with the help of volunteers and skilled trades people through a variety of program initiatives that are specifically designed to keep residents safely in their communities. Get involved with Rebuilding Together, here. 

The mission of the New York Academy of Sciences is to drive innovative solutions to society’s challenges by advancing scientific research, education and policy. The Academy is a proud partner of AmeriCorps VISTA, (Volunteer in Service to America), a federal program whose members dedicate one year of service to organizations and public agencies that create programs to combat poverty and empower individuals and communities. Learn more about their VISTA program, here. 

Youth Action YouthBuild East Harlem is dedicated to building a community of young people and adults committed to taking responsibility for their own lives and for improving the larger community. Learn about the four Youth Action YouthBuild programs and apply now!

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