Volunteer at Neighbors Link

** Volunteer positions for our 2018 Summer Links program are now open. Scroll down or click here for more information.**

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. This session is held once a month from 5:00-6:00pm. To reserve a spot please use 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 awerner@neighborslink.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 Manager.

4. Placement: The Volunteer Manager will contact you to suggest a placement that meets your skills, interests and availability as well as the needs of the community we serve.

5. Questions: Please contact Amy Werner at awerner@neighborslink.org with any questions.

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.

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Upcoming Program Changes and Cancellations

Quarter 1 Program Changes and Cancellations
January, February and March 2018:
Adelante Juntos: Closed January 1-5, January 15, February 19
PAT: No cancellations
Thursday ESL: Closed March 8
Tuesday ESL: Closed February 20
Daytime ESL (Tuesday/Thursday 10-12) : No cancellations
Learning Links: Closed January 1 and 15, February 19-23, March 15-16, March 30
Childcare Evening Program: Closed January 1 and 15
Children’s Evening Program changes will be updated on a monthly basis.
Please check back monthly.

Holiday Program Changes and Cancellations
December and January:
All programming is closed on Christmas Day and New Year's Day
Adelante Juntos: Closed December 25 - January 5, reopens January 8
PAT: No cancellations
Thursday ESL: Closed December 21 and December 28
Tuesday ESL: Closed December 26
Childcare Evening Program: Closed December 25 - January 1.
Reopens January 2.


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2018 Summer Links Opportunities

We are in the process of beginning our volunteer recruitment for our 2018 Summer Links program. Below please find some important program information.

Dates: June 25 – July 27
Location: Mount Kisco Elementary School
Times: 8:45am-12:15pm
Commitment: We are requiring all five weeks OR a two week or three week period. (More consistency amongst our volunteers benefits the children.)
Volunteer Duties: Volunteers will be working with elementary age children in the classrooms of Mount Kisco Elementary School. You will be assigned to a particular classroom for the entire Summer program. In each classroom there will be a Teacher, a Lead Volunteer, two other volunteers, and approximately 15 students.
Attire: You will be required to wear a Neighbors Link Summer Links t-shirt. We will give you one and you will be able to purchase another for $10.00 if you would like.

If you volunteered in 2017 and would like to volunteer in our summer 2018 program, please email Amy Werner, Volunteer Manager about your interest and availability this summer. If you are new to our program, you will need to email Amy to express your interest and to set up an interview. Please send emails to awerner@neighborslink.org.


Volunteer Opportunities

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

Parents As Teachers Classes – volunteers assist the teacher during group parenting sessions with children under the age of three.
Tuesdays: 10am - 12pm (Meets once a month)

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 – TEENS ONLY -Volunteers work with elementary age children in the classrooms of Mount Kisco Elementary School over the summer.
June 26 – July 28: 8:45am – 12:15pm

Questions? Please contact Amy Werner, Volunteer Manager, (914) 666-3410, ext. 16 or awerner@neighborslink.org

We hope you enjoy the below video of our Summer Links volunteers in action!