Bronx Volunteer Opportunities

Computer and Office Support

Commonwealth Veterans Residence
Volunteer Opportunity: Computer Lab Technician
Description: Help with maintaining, updating, and trouble-shooting the computers in our computer lab.
Contact: Alexis Acosta, 347-640-5068 Ext.7008; AAcosta@voa-gny.org

Lydia E. Hoffman
Volunteer Opportunity: Office Assistance
Description: Computer and office support
Contact: Rachel Vasquez, (718) 893-0909, Ext.19; RVasquez@voa-gny.org

Webster House
Volunteer Opportunity: Office Assistance
Description: File, copy, organize, update resources, and light typing. Commitment for 6 months or more, 1 or more hours/weekly or biweekly. Must be able to follow instructions well. Work well with a team as well as independently.
Contact: Lorinda Wilson, (718) 590-9099, Ext.3313; LWilson@voa-gny.org

Maintenance

University Family Residence
Volunteer Opportunity: Maintenance Assistance
Description: Paint, mop, sweep, and other maintenance work at our facility. Commitment for a minimum of 2 hours. Training/orientation will be provided.
Contact: Tyrone Ashby, (718) 590-5346, Ext.228; TAshby@voa-gny.org

Recreation (Children)

Lydia E. Hoffman Family Residence

Volunteer Opportunity: Childcare
Description: Working with children. Help with children under 1 year old and take young children on trips.
Contact: Rachel Vasquez, (718) 893-0909, Ext.19; RVasquez@voa-gny.org

University Family Residence
Volunteer Opportunity: Recreation Assistance
Description: Assist the Recreation staff with providing a cultural, diversified curriculum of activities including but not limited to arts and craft, music, drama, dance, etc., for children 7 years and up. Assist with reading and homework. Training/orientation will be provided. Commitment for a minimum of 5 hours per week. No degree necessary. Must be 17 years or older.
Contact: Tyrone Ashby, (718) 590-5346, Ext.228; TAshby@voa-gny.org

University Family Residence
Volunteer Opportunity: Recreation/Childcare Assistance
Description: Working with children
Contact: Tyrone Ashby, (718) 590-5346, Ext.228; TAshby@voa-gny.org

Recreation and Workshops (adults)

Commonwealth Veterans Residence
Volunteer Opportunity: Nutritionist
Description: Conduct a monthly group to motivate our veterans to eat healthy.
Contact: Alexis Acosta, 347-640-5068 Ext.7008; AAcosta@voa-gny.org

Eden House
Volunteer Opportunity: Recreation Assistance
Description: Enrich the lives of our residents with both indoor and outdoor recreational activities. We seek individuals who can provide a variety of different experiences. Volunteers can organize group games such as Bingo or volleyball, teach a specific craft like crochet and knitting or provide free fitness classes such as Zumba and dance.”
Contact: Lisa Harris (718) 716-2255, x11; LHarris@voa-gny.org

Eden House
Volunteer Opportunity: GED/Job Readiness Assistance
Description: Assist clients with GED preparation, including test taking and classes. Assist clients with job preparation, including interviews, appropriate attire, resume help. Commitment for at least two days a week on a regular basis. Volunteer should be knowledgeable about the exam and preparation process.
Contact: Lisa Harris (718) 716-2255, x11; LHarris@voa-gny.org

Eden House
Volunteer Opportunity: Recovery Month Volunteers
Description: Host events to recognize Recovery Month in September. Projects may include breakfast at the beginning of month, a sharing circle about recovery, recovery-based movies on Thursdays, and a lunch at the end of the month. Other creative ideas for group activities are welcome. Past activities have included events like a mini carnival or a backyard activity.
Contact: Lisa Harris (718) 716-2255, x11; LHarris@voa-gny.org

Eden House
Volunteer Opportunity: Yoga Instructor
Description: Teach tenants yoga and meditation. Commitment for a weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly class/session.
Contact: Lisa Harris (718) 716-2255, x11; LHarris@voa-gny.org

Eden House
Volunteer Opportunity: Art Volunteer
Description: Teach/instruct an art group and/or art therapy. One-time or long-term commitment for six months or more, one or more hours/weekly or biweekly. Must have a B.A. and at least one year of art therapy experience. A passion for art required. Basic materials will be provided. Orientation and bi-weekly supervision provided.
Contact: Lisa Harris (718) 716-2255, x11; LHarris@voa-gny.org

Eden House
Volunteer Opportunity: Cosmetology/Barber
Description: Provide grooming services for both men and women, including but not limited to: manicures, pedicures, haircuts, and/or basic hair styling. Must be licensed.
Contact: Lisa Harris (718) 716-2255, x11; LHarris@voa-gny.org

Eden House
Volunteer Opportunity: Creative Writing Volunteer
Description: Teach/instruct a poetry workshop. One-time or long-term commitment for six months or more, one or more hours bi-weekly or monthly. A background and passion for poetry is required. Spoken word and/or performance poetry experience a plus.
Contact: Lisa Harris (718) 716-2255, x11; LHarris@voa-gny.org

Eden House
Volunteer Opportunity: Nursery/Gardening Volunteer
Description: Teach/instruct tenants how to tend a garden. Commitment for six months or more, one or more hours/weekly or bi-weekly. Must have experience teaching gardening/nursery. Basic materials will be provided, but donated materials are encouraged and welcomed.
Contact: Lisa Harris (718) 716-2255, x11; LHarris@voa-gny.org

Lydia E. Hoffman Family Residence
Volunteer Opportunity: Volunteer
Description: Art, culture and recreation (working with adults)
Contact: Rachel Vasquez, (718) 893-0909, Ext.19; RVasquez@voa-gny.org

University Family Residence
Volunteer Opportunity: Workshop Volunteer
Description: Enhance clients' knowledge in areas of parenting, budgeting, and employment. Opportunities in art, culture and recreation (working with adults).
Contact: Tyrone Ashby, (718) 590-5346, Ext.228; TAshby@voa-gny.org

Webster House
Volunteer Opportunity: Art Volunteer
Description: Teach/instruct art therapy, organize room for class and lift materials. Commitment for 6 months or more, 1 or more hours/weekly or biweekly. Must have a B.A. and at least 1 year of art therapy experience. Orientation and bi-weekly supervision provided.
Contact: Lorinda Wilson, (718) 590-9099, Ext.3313; LWilson@voa-gny.org

Webster House
Volunteer Opportunity: Health & Wellness Volunteer - Dance Instructor
Description: Promote health and wellness through dancing. Commitment for 6 months or more, 1 or more hours/weekly or biweekly. Must have 1 or more years of dance experience or teaching. Orientation and bi-weekly supervision provided.
Contact: Lorinda Wilson, (718) 590-9099, Ext.3313; LWilson@voa-gny.org

Webster House
Volunteer Opportunity: Health & Wellness Volunteer - Exercise Instructor
Description: Promote health and wellness through exercise. Commitment for 6 months of more, 1 or more hours/weekly or biweekly. Must have 1 or more years of experience in exercise instruction. Certified trainer or any area of exercise or health training.
Contact: Lorinda Wilson, (718) 590-9099, Ext.3313; LWilson@voa-gny.org