Volunteer at Union Settlement

Make a difference!

Help us empower East Harlem! Our volunteers enable us to provide programs to the East Harlem community. If you are interested in being a part of something great, please fill out the Volunteer Application Form.

For a full list of opportunities with Union Settlement, please look at our

     Volunteer Brochure.

Corporate Volunteer Groups

Volunteering as a group gives employees in your organizaiton the opportunity to interact with each other outside of work and meet employees from different departments, all while giving back to the community. Corporate group volunteer projects vary according to the interests of your group.

Volunteers can work in our garden, planting flowers or beautifying our playground; other volunteer groups have held job readiness workshops, others have coordinated and hosted parties for seniors at one of our four Senior Centers. For a full list of possible activities, please refer to the volunteer brochure. We also welcome your suggestions.

Interested in corporate or group volunteer opportunities? Please contact our Volunteer Coordinator at (646) 672-5082 or volunteers@unionsettlement.org.


Highlighted Opportunities

Intergenerational Reading Tutor, Elementary School

We are looking for older adults to tutor, mentor, and be a friend to an elementary school child, grades K – 4, who needs help developing reading and language skills.  Through the Union Settlement/OASIS Intergenerational Tutoring Program, you will meet one-on-one throughout the school year to help a child build his or her reading skills, self-esteem, and positive attitudes toward learning. 

We provide volunteers with training and ongoing support meetings.  No teaching experience is needed, just your caring, and your commitment to helping young learners. Minimum time commitment is 1 hour 2 times per week until June 2015.  Times:  between 9am and 4pm.  

For more information, contact Harriet Stein, Program Coordinator, at hstein@unionsettlement.org or at (646)672-5044.

Senior Center Workshops

Do you know how to sew, do yoga, or play an instrument? Why not share that knowledge with at one of our four Senior Centers throughout East Harlem? Volunteer to hold an hour-long workshop any weekday at 9:30 am.

Summer Study Hall

We seek volunteers to help facilitate our Summer Study Hall. This is a new program offered for our continuing high school equivalency students. It will supplement their summer perparation towards the TASC exam (high school equivalency) while our regular classes are not in session.

Volunteers are needed to run Study Hall sessions. Classes will be flexible with some lecture-style instruction and will also include groupwork and one-on-one support so that students can help one another as well as work with teachers to identify their weaker subjects.

Classes will be held either once or twice weekly, depending on volunteer availability. Volunteers are needed to hold and/or co-facilitate the class. They will collaborate with staff to develop class materials, and will be provided curricula.

To Apply: Interested candidates should email volunteers@unionsettlement.org with their interest and availability.


Current Volunteers

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