If you are looking to volunteer, NYU has many service opportunities that can fit your need.
NYU Civic Team offers work such food and clothing drives and reading to children. If you are interested, click here for more information. Otherwise, if you are looking for more specific volunteering services, read information below:
For health related community services,
NYU Langone Medical Center to help fill an array of positions, including acting as liaisons to patient visitors in the emergency department. (400 E34th St at First Ave, 212-263-6100, med.nyu.edu)
St. Anthony Free Medical Clinic- This volunteer-run walk-in clinic provides gratis primary care to adults without health insurance. All volunteers can help by making patients feel comfortable and can help with translating for Spanish-speaking patients and helping triage patients. Volunteers are encouraged to spend at least one Saturday per month at the clinic. (421 E155th St between Elton and Melrose Aves, Bronx, 718-401-9705)
For LGBTQ related community services,
Heritage of Pride- the official organizer of LGBT Pride events, you can sign up to staff the events by ushering, picking up trash, collecting tickets and even guiding floats at the end of the march. (212-807-7433)
For Women’s-rights organizations,
The Lower Eastside Girls Club- you can be a mentor for 9-months and assist girls on monthly museum trips and tutor them in SAT-prep session. (girlsclub.org)
For Human rights organizations,
Amnesty International USA- the world’s largest grassroots human-rights organization. The UWS focuses on campaigns aimed at freeing peope who have been imprisoned for exercising civil rights, while midtown-East side chapter is centered on children’s rights and working to end the death penalty, (5 Penn Plaza between 31st and 33rd Sts, 212-807-8400, amnestyusa.org)
If there are other organizations out there that deserves attention, please send me your feedback!
- RA Elaine