The return of the school year is a perfect time to start giving back.
Students who were all too comfortable reveling in the lackadaisical days of their summer are often encouraged by teachers to participate in community service programs, and adults with busy schedules can take that academic reminder and decide to volunteer as well.
Below, you can find places to help those in need.
You can chop carrots, weed plants in parks, tutor an elementary student, assist the aging and much more. Here are a few Brooklyn organizations that always welcome volunteers and guides to find even more opportunities.
Work with kids by volunteering for these organizations:
- Brooklyn Children’s Museum
- Children of Promise
- Bed-Stuy Project Re-Generation
- Making Books Sing
- Imani House Inc.
Get your hands a little dirty by making these parks and historic spaces look incredible:
Help the homeless or those less fortunate here:
Entertain and assist the aging at one of these locations:
Don't know exactly what type of program is right for you? These centers serve many different purposes:
- Families First Brooklyn
- Center for Anti-Violence Education
- Falconworks Artists Group
- Starting Artists Inc.
- Brooklyn Public Library
Also check out NYC Service for a larger list of opportunities.