***Due to COVID-19, our volunteer opportunities have changed. We have volunteer opportunities related to delivering food and other necessities, unloading and packing food and other activities related to our COVID-19 response. If you are interested in volunteering, please email Martha Palomino, Volunteer Coordinator, at email@example.com.***
We are excited that you are interested in volunteering with Neighbors Link! At Neighbors Link it is our mission to strengthen the whole community by actively enhancing the healthy integration of immigrants. We have found that having long term residents work side by side with our clients helps us attain our mission. Through your various forms of commitment, we take pride in your dedication to the critical programs and services that benefit our entire community.
The process to become a volunteer is as follows:
1. Get to know Neighbors Link: Learn more about how you can be involved by attending an information/orientation session. Normally, this session is held once a month from 5:00-6:00pm at Neighbors Link in Mount Kisco and Ossining. We will schedule our next orientation after the public health situation improves. If you would like us to notify you when the next orientation is scheduled, please fill out the form on this link.
2. Request a link to our online application: Once you have attended an information/orientation session, and you make the decision to join Neighbors Link as a volunteer, you may request a link to our online application by emailing Martha Palomino, Volunteer Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note that due to the large number of volunteer applications that we receive, we are unable to accept all applicants.
3. Schedule an interview with the Volunteer Coordinator.
4. Placement: The Volunteer Coordinator will contact you to suggest a placement that meets your skills, interests and availability as well as the needs of the community we serve.
To view our volunteer opportunities, please scroll down to the opportunities section below. At this time many of our programs are full, but we do utilize a Wait List system.
**Please note that we accept high school volunteers and adult volunteers. Middle school volunteers are welcome, however, it is required that a parent stay on the premises during their volunteer sessions.
Upcoming Program Changes and Cancellations
** Note that most programs are currently running virtually and the below schedules are not accurate for virtual programs. Contact Martha Palomino (email@example.com) for more information on virtual programs.**
ESL Tutoring – tutor students in English as a second language and assist teachers. Curriculum and training will be provided by staff. Tuesdays – TEENS ONLY – 7 - 8:30pm Thursdays – ADULTS ONLY - 7 - 8:30pm
ESL Conversation Groups – Conduct small group sessions with learners who wish to practice their English conversation skills. Tuesdays and Thursdays: 10am - 12pm
Adelante Juntos/Parent-Child Together Classes – volunteers assist the teacher during Neighbors Link parenting and child development classes for young children. You will have the opportunity to interact with young children and support the teacher in guided activities. Monday and Thursday: 10am - 12pm, Wednesday: 1 - 3pm, Friday: 12:30 - 2:30pm
Learning Links -TEENS ONLY – assist teachers at our after-school program in Mt. Kisco Elementary School. Provide academic support for students in grades K – 5. Monday through Friday: 3 - 5 pm
Children’s Evening Program – TEENS ONLY - assist staff providing childcare to the children of parents participating in evening education programs. Monday through Thursday: 7 - 8:30pm
Family Night – Prepare and deliver a buffet meal to an evening workshop for families. Every other Friday: 6:30 - 8:00pm
Family Night Childcare – assist teacher and care for children of families participating in an evening workshop. Every other Friday: 6:30 - 8:30pm
Summer Links – HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS ONLY – Volunteers work with elementary age children in the classrooms of Mount Kisco Elementary School over the summer. June 29 to July 31, 2020; 8:45 to 12 pm (must sign up for a minimum of 2 consecutive weeks).
ESL Tutoring – tutor students in English as a second language. Training will be provided by staff. Mondays: 10 - 11:30 amWednesdays: 7 - 8:30pm Fridays: 10 - 11:30 am
Parent-Child Together – Assist the teacher during parenting and child development classes for young children. You will have the opportunity to interact with young children and support the teacher in guided activities.Mondays: 1:00 - 3:00 pmThursdays: 1:00 - 3:00 pm
Our programs in Yonkers are on hold while the building is under construction. This page will be updated when opportunities
Questions? Please call (914) 666-3410.