Volunteer at the office of Councilwoman Carlina Rivera (Y1s-Y2s) at the District Office

Councilmember Carlina Rivera represents the 2nd Council District which includes the diverse neighborhoods of the East Village, Flatiron, Gramercy Park, Rose Hill, Kips Bay, Murray Hill and the Lower East Side. She is dedicated to many issues, including affordability, open space, climate resiliency, education equality, and small business survival.

Administrative Intern [maximum of 10 hours a week, mainly afternoon from 4PM to 6PM] – Students who apply should be highly organized and detail-oriented with an interest in New York City politics and government operations.  Students will be expected to assist with filing and organizing official documents in the office.

Outreach Intern [maximum of 10 hours a week, mainly evening hours after 6PM)] – Students will be expected to represent the office at community events and meetings. Spanish and/or Cantonese or Mandarin fluency (speech/writing skills) preferred. Selected applicants will gain valuable work experience in government operations, office management, and community outreach.

This is an unpaid internship.

HOW TO APPLY: Please send a cover letter, describing your interest of either in the position and any relevant life or work experience and a current writing sample. Resumes are a plus! Please send to shrodriguez@coucil.nyc.gov and irosado@council.nyc.gov. Please write [CM Rivera High School Intern Spring 2020] in the subject line. Students are encouraged to submit applications as early as possible, as decisions are made on a rolling basis. Applications will be accepted until positions are filled.

If you have any questions please reach out to irosado@council.nyc.gov, who is copied above. ktofek@council.nyc.gov


2020 SEA OF TOMORROW SCHOLARSHIPS & TRAINING GRANTS: Beneath The Sea Scholarships & Training Grants help recipients achieve dreams – don’t let this opportunity pass you by!

Beneath The Sea, Inc. is a nonprofit, volunteer, membership organization, recognized nationally and Internationally as a source of education about the ocean environment.

Our purpose is to:

  1. Provide continuing education to the recreational diver community.
  2. Educate the public in the benefits of protecting the ocean environment.
  3. Support ocean and environment related projects and charities.

For scholarship descriptions and guidelines, visit: www.beneaththesea.org/scholarships

Tutors Needed in the South Bronx at South Bronx United

A youth development organization that uses soccer to positively engage more than 1,000 boys and girls aged 4-19 from the South Bronx community. We combine both recreational and competitive youth soccer with academic enrichment, college prep, mentoring, health and wellness promotion, leadership development, immigrant legal service, and other social services.
SBU provides after school tutoring for 6th through 9th graders Monday through Thursday from 4:00-6:00. This tutoring is provided by volunteer tutors. I was wondering if any of your students would be interested in volunteering with us.
This is a great opportunity for the right student(s) to do something they love and are good at while making a real difference in someone else’s life. They will also gain real world experience that will look good on their resumes or graduate school applications. Contact for more information Volunteer coordinator, Coe Walker <walker@southbronxunited.org.
South Bronx United I Soccer for Social Change594 Grand Concourse, Suite #2Bronx, NY 10451

Children’s Village Internship

Children’s Village has a range of opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students in accredited academic programs requiring practice-based internships All interns work closely with CV professional staff, under the direction of specialists in their field.

The Children’s Village offers internships in the following areas:

Social Work

The Children’s Village offers both BSW and MSW field placements through many schools in Westchester County and New York City that are accredited by the Council on Social Work Education including Columbia University, Fordham University, Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College, Silver School of Social Work at New York University, Lehman College and Mercy College. The participants are selected in the late spring for the Social Work Intern Program. The internship is from September to May. Interested students should contact Regis G. McDonald, LCSW, Senior Vice President for Programs & Policy at rmcdonald@childrensvillage.org.

Therapeutic Recreation

The Recreational services Department offers a fieldwork internship opportunity to students from accredited college Therapeutic Recreation programs. The experience meets all standards set by the National Council on Therapeutic Recreation Certification (NCTRC). Interested students should forward a letter of interest, resume and two references to Bill Garrison, CTRS at wgarrison@childrensvillage.org


We work directly with students to create unpaid internships in departments such as Psychology, Education, Information Technology, Admissions, Agency Records, Human Resources, Runaway Shelter, Adoption and Foster Care and Greenburgh 11 Elementary and Middle Special Education school. Our internships are located in Manhattan, Bronx, and Westchester and Orange Counties. Interested students should forward your resume and a letter outlining what you hope to achieve from an internship (time frame, full/part time availability, area of interest) and any other details that will be helpful for us to find an appropriate placement. Applicants should contact adellipaoli@childrensvillage.org .

For more information on how to volunteer at The Children’s Village, click here.

Make-A-Wish Foundation Internships

Application Instructions

Collegiate volunteers interested in unpaid internships should send a resume and note outlining the experience they hope to find and/or the type of work (fundraising, program, communications, public relations, general administration, etc.) in which they hope to engage to info@makeawishcny.org. The subject line should say INTERNSHIP / COLLEGIATE VOLUNTEER.

For more information, visit: http://cny.wish.org/about-us/employment-and-internships/internship-opportunities

Volunteering @ 9/11 Memorial & Museum

We are seeking volunteers who are outgoing, courteous and have excellent communication skills for the following positions:


Time Commitment
Volunteers pledge four to five hours a week for at least six months, or 1 year for Museum Docents. We sincerely hope for longer terms of service.

Volunteer positions are open to all individuals who meet the expectations outlined, without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age or disability. All volunteers must be at least 16 years old and agree to a background check conducted by the 9/11 Memorial Museum.

Selection Process
All potential volunteers must:
Complete an application and supply two verifiable references.
Agree to and pass a background check.
Pass an informal interview and complete all training requirements.

For questions about becoming a volunteer, email: volunteer@911memorial.org



The Staten Island Zoo is extremely committed to our internship programs. Our goal is to provide great learning experiences for interns while continuing an exceptionally high level of care for our zoo animals.

Commitment to high quality work is always rewarded with opportunity. Interns are expected to work hard, but also to enjoy their time here as much as possible.
While unpaid, internships at the Zoo are of great value as educational experiences. With a close staff to intern ratio, interns are a part of the zoo family. During their time at the Zoo, interns gain hands-on, practical work experience.

Interns must be available two days a week*. Internship opportunities range in length from 3 months to one year, and have a minimum requirement of at least 3 months. Internship start dates are generally at the beginning of the following months: January, June, and September.


APPLICATIONS (Accepted Year Round) – however there are 3 acceptance dates:
May – Spring Volunteer Recruitment Day (May of 2020- TBD)
September – Fall Volunteer Recruitment Day (September 8 from 11am – 2pm)
Sept. 1 through Nov. 1 – Jr. Docent & Docent applications are accepted. The class lasts 10 weeks and will be held on Sundays starting in February and ending in May.

For some volunteering programs please visit the website: http://www.statenislandzoo.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=219&Itemid=122  


To Apply, please review the internship opportunities below and then apply using this form.

Staten Island Zoo Volunteer Coordinator
614 Broadway St.Staten Island, NY 10310
Email: Education@StatenIslandZoo.org

Purses for Nurses

   Mission: to make a lasting improvement on global healthcare by funding volunteer trips that send nurses to the places they are needed most.

By re-selling  donated purses we will be able to pay for the trips of volunteer nurses IN FULL to impoverished countries around the world.

Volunteer areas

  • Social Media : Facebook, Twitter, Instagram
  • Design/Website: Editing/Formatting
  • Newsletter:Writing/Interviewing
  • Painting/Arts/Photographs
  • Purse Sales & Special Events
  • Inventory: Purse Cleaning, Measuring, Weighing, Sorting
  • Recruiting: Board Members & Other Volunteers

Apply to volunteer: http://www.pursesfornurses.org/donate/volunteer/volunteer-application/


Pathfinder Services

Pathfinder Services, Inc. envisions a community in which all people are valued and accepted and have control over their own destinies. Our Mission is to strengthen communities primarily by enabling people facing physical, developmental, or economic challenges to achieve independence, inclusion, and stability.

Share your time, talent, and resources.

Want to get involved? We have a wide range volunteer options. Whatever your skill level, we can help you find a role that will make a difference in our community.

Contact Christina West:
(260) 355-2573 or 1 (800) 833-1571, Ext. 3173

Learn more https://pathfinderservices.org/volunteer/