Join a team of 10,000 caring and committed New Yorkers.
Every child needs the support of their parents, school and community to succeed. Our volunteers are able to make a real difference in students’ lives and connect with their community. Parent volunteers also learn educational strategies to use at home with their own children.
Programs range from pre-K through 8th grade. With over 400 partnership schools, volunteers are able to serve in schools near their home or workplace.
There are so many ways to give back to New York City public school students and they need YOUR help! Visit our programs page to learn more about opportunities to become a Learning Leader.
How can you get involved?
There are many ways you can make a difference in a child’s life through Learning Leaders. To get started, just follow these simple steps:
Step 1: Apply - Fill out the Volunteer Registration Form, including 3 personal or professional references.
Step 2: Interview – Learning Leaders will contact you to schedule an initial interview to learn more about your background and experiences.
Step 3: Training – Attend a series of training sessions geared towards your program of choice that will provide you with the tools and resources to help students with their school work.
Step 4: Placement – Learning Leaders will work with you to place you in a New York City Public school.
All volunteers are screened according to guidelines created by the New York City Department of Education. For more information, check our Volunteer Application Checklist.