College Preparation Volunteer/English Tutor (Former Employee), New York, NY – August 25, 2015
Meet high school seniors through the college application process, helped them to establish appropriate lists of colleges to apply complete the Common Application, and write their college application essays – more...
Learned how to work with teenagers in an effective and productive way using various techniques (listening, taking small brakes, incorporate their opinions on the subject etc) to keep them engaged and interested
Management Very professional and organized management
Co-workers Very knowledgeable and prepared peer tutors
The hardest part of the job Keeping teenagers engaged and motivated
The most enjoyable part of the job Knowing i contributed in shaping another person's future – less
Many different opportunities, flexible time schedules
Volunteer (Current Employee), New York, NY – July 7, 2015
Pros: One can choose what they want to participate in.
Cons: A lot of activities can run out of space very quickly.
New York Cares is an excellent organization to volunteer with. The areas where they provide volunteer work are very broad, there is never a lack in things to participate in. First, a person has to register – more... online wit them and they ask for all the necessary information. Once approved there are sections on the home page to search for volunteer activities. Then choose what you want to do and make sure you arrive or let the person in charge of the organization of the activity know that you cannot make it at least a day in advance. It really is very fun if you enjoy volunteering. – less
Volunteer (Current Employee), New York, NY – June 22, 2015
New York Cares is a non-profit organization that gives a very good opportunity to give back to society we live in. NY cares has a variety of different programs and events in which people get the opportunity to help out. I think it's a great organization.
fun work place; ability to help others in a fun and exciting way
Activities/Volunteer Work (Former Employee), Brooklyn, NY – May 9, 2015
Pros: chance to make a child smile; patient care; bonding
helping children and patients in hospitals and giving them the care they need helping them express themselves through arts and crafts helping the less fortunate and allowing them to experience fun things they have not discovered before
Volunteer (Current Employee), New York, NY – March 14, 2015
I love that I am able to make my own schedule. Meet cool people and still make a difference at the end of the day. Joining New York Cares has helped me to enhance my skills and further appreciate the importance of my community.
Volunteer (Current Employee), New York – December 4, 2014
This is a great place to volunteer if your schedule is all over the place (like many New Yorkers.) There are a variety of volunteer opportunities for whatever you might be looking for and the project leaders are great in getting to know the other volunteers.
Volunteer (Former Employee), New York, NY – July 27, 2014
Pros: meet new people every time you sign up for an activity.
Cons: no cons!!
Volunteering and offering my services to people in need brings me so much joy. Based on my schedule, I can go online and sign up for any event or activity and lend a helping hand to people in need. From – more... tutoring children, to helping adults formulate their resumes, volunteering allows you to take a break from your personal life and tend to those who may be in need of assistance. Overall, it is amazing! – less
Volunteer Work (Former Employee), New York, NY – March 18, 2014
Pros: sharing with people on what you have and know is fulfilling.
New York Cares one of the premier volunteer group in New York City encompasses what volunteering should be. Easy to tackle assigned projects with knowledgeable and well prepared team leaders. Signing up – more... for a project is a breeze, intuitively designed by management for ease of scheduling and use. Having instant gratification is not easy but as soon as you understand each groups predicament and why you volunteered every second is feel good moment. – less
Volunteer (Current Employee), New York, NY – March 7, 2014
New York Cares puts you in a position to help people from all walks of life in many different ways. You meet many kind people who all share the same goal of helping others and making the world a better – more... place. With New York Cares, you have many options to choose from. You can help fix parks, clean streets, or teach children different subjects such as Math or English. This is a great way to not only help others but to learn about yourself. I have learned that I want people to be successful. Not everyone is born into a nice home or a nice neighborhood but with hard work, anything is possible and life can improve for you. – less