Get Involved

Volunteer With Us!

Make a difference in shaping a life. Lend your talents to inspire a child, give a boost to a family, cheer a parent and open a door to a new way of seeing the world. You can volunteer with infants and toddlers, teens and tweens or parents and families. You can teach music, read stories, tutor, assist in a classroom, referee a sporting event — or anything else that gives you joy. The opportunities are boundless!
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Reap Rewards

Being a volunteer with Rising Ground is rewarding for you as well as for those who benefit from your support. It’s a great chance to try your hand in a new field of interest, and it’s good for your resume too. And the personal satisfaction is measureless. Join the growing number of volunteers who have found this out for themselves.

Explore Opportunities

You can volunteer weekdays or weekends, daytime or evenings. Internship opportunities — including for college credit — are available, too. Explore the opportunities and let us know what suits you. We’ll be happy to help you figure out a volunteer opportunity that is right for you.

Last year, more than 500 volunteers donated over 100,000 hours in service to our work.
Help Kids Learn

Be an after-school tutor in math, language arts and other subject areas, to help teens and tweens get on track for graduation. Tell kids about your field of work and your experience in it to help them think about their own job and career choices. Or be a classroom assistant to help out teachers in a middle school, high school or early education center. Whatever way you help, you’ll be a role model for the kids you work with.

Care for Young Children

Do you love infants and toddlers? They will love you back when you help feed them, change them and play with them. Your help in our nursery is invaluable support to teen mothers going to school. Parents will have a chance to receive needed services when you play games and do arts and crafts projects with their young children at various programs. The caregiving means a lot and the moral support for these families is just as strong.

Help Out in the Office

Use your organizational skills to assist our caseworkers and staff. Get acquainted with new software and help with data entry. You can provide much needed general office support in a work setting and learn a new field as well.

Share Your Talents

Share your artistic talents to help kids find ways to express themselves and build self-confidence. Use your musical talents to help kids learn to play an instrument, sing, compose music, and use technical equipment. Or help kids get fit by teaching yoga or supporting a basketball team. Whatever your interest, we can help you share it.

Suggest Your Own Idea

Anything you love to do can turn into a way to help the children and teens at Rising Ground. You bring your knowledge and your passion and we’ll work with you to design an opportunity to put them to good use. It could be a class, a demonstration, a workshop, a contest or anything else you think of. It could be for one day, a fixed number of weeks or a long-term commitment. We look forward to helping you figure out a volunteer opportunity that suits your talents, meets your goals and is right for you.

Contact Jack Toone, Manager of Volunteer Services, at Volunteers@RisingGround.org or call 914.375.8794 to learn more or get involved. We’d love for you to become a part of our community!

Our Volunteers Say It Best