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Service Program Calendar

Thank you for your interest in volunteering with us. Our events could not succeed without the hard work and dedication of our volunteers. If you want to join our mailing list to receive emails about upcoming service events, please complete our Register to Volunteer form.

To sign up to volunteer for the events listed below, log in to your VicNet account. If you do not have a VicNet account, please complete the online Volunteer Application. For more information on how to use VicNet, please visit our Lehman VicNet site.

Resources:

Fall 2016 Community Engagement Service Fair - September 14, 2016

Download the Fall 2016 Community Engagement Service Fair Booklet today!

 

Short-Term Service Projects
Spring 2017

To view past Spring 2017 service events please click here

March 1, 2017 to March 22, 2017
Location: Music Building, Student Cafeteria

Mondays
March, 6, 20
Time: 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Wednesdays
March 1, 8, 15, 22
Time: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Crafts of Caring: Take Back The Night Quilt

The mission of Take Back the Night is to create safe communities and respectful relationships through awareness events and initiatives. They seek to end sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, sexual abuse and all other forms of sexual violence.

In support, the Office of Community Engagement and New Student Programs invite you to make a square for our “Take Back the Night” campus quilt.

Registration is not required. Please visit our table in the Music Building, Student Cafeteria to participate.

APPLICATION OPENS:
February 27, 2017

APPLICATION DEADLINE:
March 30, 2017



Orientation Workshop Leader Application

The Office of Community Engagement & New Student Programs seeks a group of energetic and dedicated student leaders to assist with the implementation of orientation programs during the summer and fall.  Orientation Workshop Leaders (OWLS) are necessary for the smooth transition of new students and families into the Lehman College community.

CLICK HERE to start your application!

Monday, March 6, 2017 and Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Location: Music Building, East and Faculty Dining Room

Volunteer Shifts for Both Days:
Shift 1: 2:30 PM – 6:00 PM
Shift 2: 6:00 PM – 9:30 PM

 

Annual New York ReelAbilities Film Festival

The Annual New York ReelAbilities Film Festival is the nation's largest festival of films dedicated to promoting awareness and appreciation of the lives, stories and artistic expressions of people with different abilities. These internationally award winning films cut across the spectrum of disability and captures the social and political challenges in our society.

Volunteer to help make this a successful event!

Volunteers are needed in various areas, from audience attendance management to set up and break down.

As a volunteer you will also be able to watch the quality movies being shown and take part in the Q&A segment with the movie directors!

Log in to your VicNet account to sign up today!
If you do not have a VicNet account, please complete the online Volunteer Application.

Saturday, March 11, 2017
Location: 778 Forest Ave - Bronx, NY 10456
Time: 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM

Publicolor – Enhancing Education through the Environment

Please join us any Saturday to paint alongside our students and informally mentor them by talking about your education and career. This dialogue introduces our youngsters to a much wider variety of job options than ever imagined, and encourages them to stay in school. Engagement in this type of high-level conversation is a greater indicator of academic success than family income. What an effect you can have!

To participate in this event you must purchase a $12 refundable ticket. The $12 ticket will cover your lunch and materials for the event. After the event the $12 will be refunded to you by the Office of Community Engagement & New Student Programs. To purchase your ticket, please visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/jill-chaifetz-transfer-school-bronx-tickets-30163374465.

Saturday, March 18, 2017
Location: 1688 Webster Ave, Bronx, NY 10457

Time: 9:30am - 12:30pm

The JCMI Food Pantry serves residents of the Bronx community by providing a variety of food items to hundreds of families. Join us as we help distribute items to families!

Log in to your VicNet account to sign up today!
If you do not have a VicNet account, please complete the online Volunteer Application.

Sunday, March 19, 2017
Location: Fluid Station Two - West 110th Street
Time: 5:00 AM - 10:00 AM

NYC Half Marathon

Join us to volunteer for the NYC Half Marathon Sunday, March 19, 2017. Volunteers are essential to ensuring a safe and successful run. We absolutely couldn’t make this happen without your support.

Only volunteers that signed up online can attend this event.

Deadline to Sign Up: 03/05/17

To sign up online:

  1. Go to http://www.nyrr.org/races-and-events/2016/united-airlines-nyc-half and register with New York Road Runners (NYRR)
  2. Once you register, you will receive a confirmation email. Please follow the link in the email to finish setting up your account. (Can’t find the confirmation email? Check your spam folder)
  3. Now, log in to your new account and from the main page select VOLUNTEER
  4. Scroll down to VOLUNTEER FOR THE NYC HALF section, find the 2017 UNITED AIRLINES NYC HALF (Sunday, March 19, 2017 | Manhattan) and select VOLUNTEER
  5. Once the page loads, scroll down and select LEHMAN COLLEGE - FLUID STATION 2
  6. Complete the missing information and click I ACCEPT THE LEGAL DOCUMENTS AND AGREE TO BE A VOLUNTEER!

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Location: The Armory Track - 216 Fort Washington Ave, New York, NY 10032
Various shifts available!

NYC CS Fair

The NYC CS Fair is NYC's largest annual college and career exploration event for public high school students currently studying computer science. We aim to excite students about the myriad educational and employment opportunities that result from studying CS. This high-energy event will really showcase the ambitions and reach of CS4All and also the accomplishments and engagement of the city's ever-growing tech sector.

This year, we will welcome 2000+ students, 100 booths, interactive activities, guest speakers, and we will showcase student CS projects.

We will need A LOT of volunteers to help us run the day. We're asking volunteers to commit to a minimum of 2 hours for the event. We have both technical and non-technical roles for volunteers.

Volunteer tasks include: running registration tables, keeping time for speaker panels, helping with the maker space or other interactive activities, distributing lunch and gifts, serving at a "mobile help station," and directing guests to venues throughout the Armory.

Ready to volunteer?
Visit the NYC CS Fair Volunteers site to sign up!

Saturday, April 8, 2017
Location: 1688 Webster Ave, Bronx, NY 10457

Time: 9:30am - 12:30pm

The JCMI Food Pantry serves residents of the Bronx community by providing a variety of food items to hundreds of families. Join us as we help distribute items to families!

Log in to your VicNet account to sign up today!
If you do not have a VicNet account, please complete the online Volunteer Application.

April and June
The Lehman L.I.F.E. application for Spring 2017 is now closed. Please stay tuned for details on how to apply for Spring 2018.

 

Lehman L.I.F.E. (Leaders Involved for Everyone):
Lehman L.I.F.E. supports service opportunities for students by creating awareness of need in communities around the world and fostering action through volunteer work. The main goal is to increase awareness of issues affecting humanity from our campus to the global society.

Domestic Service Trip - April 8, 2017 to April 16, 2017
United Saints, New Orleans, USA

Lehman students will be traveling to New Orleans during Spring Break to volunteer with the organization United Saints. United Saints works to help restore the homes and hearts of communities affected by natural disasters in New Orleans and in the heart of Central City. As a volunteer you will support United Saints as they work to help residents return home, improve their quality of life and strengthen their communities.

International Service Trip - June 3, 2017 to June 18, 2017
IFRE Volunteers, Moshi and Arushi, Tanzania

Lehman students will be traveling to Tanzania, Jamaica during Summer to volunteer with the organization IFRE. IFRE Volunteers, a 501(c)3, is one of the leading volunteer abroad programs based in Dallas Texas. Since 2005, IFRE volunteers' has been offering life changing volunteer abroad experience to thousands of volunteers. As a volunteer in beautiful Tanzania, you can change your life and the lives of others by volunteering in healthcare, education or orphanages.

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Sponsored by the Division of Student Affairs and the Counseling Center

Various Volunteer Positions Available!

Take Back the Night

Lehman College will host its annual Take Back the Night event, honoring those impacted by Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence.

The mission of Take Back the Night is to create safe communities and respectful relationships through awareness events and initiatives. They seek to end sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, sexual abuse and all other forms of sexual violence.

Thursday, April 27, 2017
Time: 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Location: POTS - 2759 Webster Ave. Bronx, NY 10458

POTS: Part of the Solution

The mission of Part of the Solution (POTS) is to be a loving community in the Bronx that nourishes the basic needs and hungers of all who come to their door. Join us in POTS Community Dining Room as we help serve hot and healthy meals to families.

Log in to your VicNet account to sign up today!
If you do not have a VicNet account, please complete the online Volunteer Application.

Thursday, May 11, 2017
Location: Faculty Dining Room
Time: 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Community Engagement Recognition Day

Come to our annual awards ceremony to recognize the work of all volunteers this academic year. Special honors will be given to Lehman L.I.F.E, volunteers that dedicated 25 hours or more to service, and community partners.

Thursday,  May 18, 2017
Location: Villa Barone Manor
Time: TBA
Lehman L.I.F.E. is a program that has truly changed the lives of hundreds of students over the past 10 years. Lehman L.I.F.E. supports service opportunities for students by creating an awareness of needs in communities around the world and fostering action through volunteer work. Our main goal is to increase consciousness of issues affecting humanity, from our campus to the global society.
Sunday,  May 21, 2017
Location: Central Park
Check-in begins at 8:30 AM
AIDS Walk New York begins at 10:00 AM

AIDS Walk

Join Lehman as we walk to raise awareness and funding for AIDS research for the 9th year in a row as a team!

Sign up online to join Lehman Team Lightning!
Visit our team site and click on “Join our Team”

May 2017 to August 2017

Various shifts available!

New Student Orientation

Volunteer as an Operations Assistant and help our new students become acclimated to our wonderful school!

 

Ongoing Service Projects

Current Partners:

Bronx Health Corps Volunteer Program
The Children's Aid Society
Harlem RBI
JASA ( Jewish Association Serving the Aging)
Jumpstart
LIFT the Bronx
NDA - Opportunity Youth
Publicolor
Reading Partners - New York
Urban Knights Chess
League

DATE, TIME, LOCATION

EVENT

September 2016 - June 2017
Ongoing Event

Bronx Health Corps Volunteer Program

R.A.I.N., Inc. is recruiting 60 community members to be part of a new and very exciting Bronx Health Corps project aimed at educating 800 Bronx seniors on a range of health topics. The Bronx Health Corps is part of a Geriatric Workforce Enhancement Program grant designed to promote wellness and healthy aging among Bronx older adults. This project is a partnership between the Hartford Institute for Geriatric Nursing (HIGN) at the NYU Rory Meyers College of Nursing, Montefiore Health System and R.A.I.N., Inc.

The primary role of a Bronx Health Corps volunteer is to educate Bronx older adults on one of the following health topics:
• Asthma Management
• Healthy Diet, Exercise, and Stress Management
• Living with Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias
• Healthy Heart
• Diabetes Management

Volunteers will select one of the above topics and then receive training on the selected topic. This training will equip the volunteers to provide education sessions for older adults at a Bronx-based senior center or community site. The material will be engaging, interactive and fun! Prior knowledge of these topics is not required.

Contact Information:
Jeffrey Lucas - Program Manager
Geriatric Workforce Enhancement Program
Email: Jeffrey.Lucas@raininc.org

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September 2016 - June 2017
Ongoing Event

The Children’s Aid Society

Under the supervision of a Program Director and/or Site Director, Success Mentors will work with chronically absent youth to address the barriers keeping them from going to school every day- and to help them reach their educational outcomes. They will help to identify the causes of poor attendance, which may include family struggles or poor health, and work with CAS staff and DOE to seek solutions. Success mentors may also be asked to work directly with groups of youth, lead activities, and organize events.

Responsibilities:

  • Have a caseload of 15-20 youth and are matched with their mentees for a full year.

  • Meet and greet matched youth each morning/afternoon when they arrive at school or program site; make early morning phone calls to absent students.

  • Track attendance and celebrate improvements.

  • Meet with mentees regularly, both one-one and in small groups, to check in on how school is going and listen to youth’s needs.

  • Work with school and site leadership to identify appropriate interventions to support and engage the mentee.

  • Seek advice and identify targeted sources of youth or family supports from appropriate school staff and community-based partners under the direction of the Site Director.

  • Keep notes about youth attendance patterns, needs and interventions-make sure monitoring of data strategic.

  • Attend (or be represented at) weekly/bi-weekly student success meetings to share any best practices or challenges and to present a summary of how youth are doing.

  • When working with groups of youth develop and maintain an effective system of classroom management that encourages children to develop pro-social behavior and self-discipline.

  • Communicate regularly with Program/Site Director or other designated CAS personnel regarding needs and supplies to support chronically absent youth.

Required Academic and Experience Qualifications

  • Experience working with student populations in grade 1-8

  • A demonstrated ability to motivate, stimulate and challenge students to commit, participate, and remain engaged throughout program

  • Members must be at least 17 years old and at least a senior in high school

All members must be approved to work in DOE school as determined by Department of Health and/or Department of Education through an FBI criminal background check. Potential members must be clear of any sexual offense charges as determined through an online check of the National Sex offender Registry.

For more information, please visit http://www.childrensaidsociety.org/juvenile-justice/yes-mentoring.

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September 2016 - June 2017
Ongoing Event

Harlem RBI

Harlem RBI is a sports-based youth development organization based in East Harlem.

We are in need of Volunteer Baseball/Softball Coaches (one weekday practice and one weekend game for a commitment of 4-8 hours a week) and Volunteer T-Ball Coaches(six consecutive Saturdays for 2 hours starting on July 9th until August 13th). Each of these volunteer roles is essential to ensure the academic success of our youth!

If you are interested in any of these opportunities, or in learning more about volunteering at Harlem RBI, please let us know by applying online or by email us at volunteer@harlemrbi.org.

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September 2016 - June 2017
Ongoing Event

JASA ( Jewish Association Serving the Aging)
Founded in 1968, JASA’s mission is to sustain and enrich the lives of the aging in the New York metropolitan area so that they can remain in the community with dignity and autonomy. JASA is one of New York’s largest and most trusted agencies serving older adults in the Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens, and Long Island. Day in and day out, JASA provides life sustaining programs for seniors and peace of mind for their families and friends, through:

 

Adult Protective Services Legal Assistance
Advocacy Training Mental Health Services
Affordable Housing Naturally Occurring
Caregiving Support Retirement Communities (NORCs)
Case Management Nutritious Home Delivered Meals
Cultural + Education Programs Senior Centers
Elder Abuse Prevention Social Adult Day Care
Information + Referral Services Volunteer Activities
JASACare Home Care Services  

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September 2016 - June 2017
Ongoing Event

Jumpstart

JOIN JUMPSTART TO PUT CHILDREN FIRST
The Class of 2034 is counting on you!

  • Work with preschool children on language, literacy, and social-emotional skills

  • Earn Federal Work-Study or course credit*

  • Receive professional training in early education

  • Serve 10-12 hours per week with a team of your peer

  • Receive a Segal AmeriCorps Education Award following your service*

  • Join a diverse service network, including over 36,000 alumni

*Subject to eligibility and varies by location

Apply today at jstart.org/apply

For more information contact Tiffany Bolling
Tel: 347-577-4057
Email: tiffany.bolling@jstart.org

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September 2016 - June 2017
Ongoing Event

LIFT the Bronx

LIFT’s mission is to help community members achieve economic stability and well-being.

LIFT Advocate

LIFT seeks driven independent leaders to serve as Advocates. Advocates work one-on-one with low-income community members (LIFT clients) to find jobs, secure housing, enroll in public benefits, and obtain referrals for services like childcare and healthcare. Advocates are also responsible for supporting the day-to-day operation of LIFT. We look for individuals who are passionate about community development and are committed to LIFT’s anti-poverty mission.

How to Apply

Please fill out LIFT-The Bronx Advocate Application and send a resume and thoughtful cover letter to Chelsea Richardson at crichardson@liftcommunities.org

Must Speak English Fluently.

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Apply Now!

NDA - Opportunity Youth Program

(Fedcap in Partnership with Department of Youth and Community Development Program)

The NDA - Opportunity Youth program offers work-readiness training and counseling, paid short-term work experience, and opportunities for career exploration. This program is designed for individuals ages 16-24 who are currently unemployed and out of school. Participants must reside in Community District 12/NDA-12 (Allerton, Baychester, Co-op City, White plains Road, Gunhill Road sections of the North Bronx ONLY).

Cycle #2 Begins: January - June (Apply Now!)

Program includes:

  • Work-readiness training, counseling, referrals for resources, retention and paid work experience for opportunity youth
  • 10 hours per week of paid work experience at worksites ranging from; hospitals, mailrooms, parks & recreation centers, pet grooming facilities, banquet halls and charitable organizations.
  • Transportation for the first two weeks of work provided and upon request

Location: 1015 East Gunhill Road Bronx, NY 10469 (Cross St.  -Paulding Ave)

Directions:

  • #2/#5 train to Gunhill Road, #28, #30, #38 buses to Gunhill & Paulding Ave
  • #41 bus, #39 bus, #8 bus, Bee line #60 bus

For more information please contact Tiffany Branch, Project Coordinator @ 646.499.1829

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September 2016 - June 2017
Ongoing Event

Every Tuesday

4:15PM - 6:00PM in Manhattan

Publicolor – Enhancing Education through the Environment

Seeking students who are interested in tutoring middle and high school students ages 13 -18 years old, in academic subjects ranging from Math,English, and The SAT’s.

For more information, please visit http://www.publicolor.org/joinus/volunteer.

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September 2016 - June 2017
Ongoing Event

Reading Partners - New York

Join a movement of New Yorkers supporting elementary students in their communities by becoming a Reading Partner in a local elementary school!

The Reading Partners program is designed for volunteers with no prior tutoring experience. You will be provided with an easy-to-follow curriculum, with the support of a full-time Reading Partners site coordinator. Reading Partners is currently recruiting volunteer tutors to across 17 school partners to serve 920 students this year.

Volunteer Highlights:

  • No formal teaching or tutoring experience needed
  • Commit just 1-2 hours a week
  • Reading Centers are open Monday-Thursday during convenient daytime hours across 17 elementary schools
  • A highly effective, easy to follow curriculum
  • In- person training and on-site support from a full time staff member
  • The opportunity to make a difference in the life of a child

Volunteer Requirements:

  • Must be English proficient
  • Must have US SSN
  • Must be able to commit to a minimum of one hour per week.

Contact our community engagement team at 646 402 6284 or volunteer@readingpartners.org. You can also sign up at http://bit.ly/1V61Luz.

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September 2016 - June 2017
Ongoing Event

Urban Knights Chess League

Urban Knights Chess league of NY offer players of all level the opportunity to grow and compete within their limits and beyond. We provide a lesson for all players and ages, whether beginner , novice, or advanced. AS a member, we guarantee that you  or your child will improve not only in chess, but also in focus and discipline. We have USCF rated instructors who will prepare members to participate in competitive tournaments.

Phone: 929-322-4377
Urbanknightsny@gmail.com

Location: 1781 Jerome Ave 2nd Floor, Bronx, NY 10453

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