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.

Current volunteers click here to log hours.

Corporate Volunteer Groups

Volunteering as a group gives employees in your organization 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

Union Settlement seeks older adults to tutor and mentor elementary-school children, grades K-3, who need help developing reading and language skills. Through the Union Settlement/OASIS Intergenerational Tutoring Program, you will meet with a child one-on-one to 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 commitment to helping young learners. The minimum time commitment is one hour, twice a week, through June 2017.

For more information please contact Joe Rogers, Jr., Program Coordinator, at
jrogers@unionsettlement.org or 212-828-6121.

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.

Current Volunteers

Thank you for being a dedicated volunteer with Union Settlement!

Don’t forget to log your volunteer hours by clicking here.