Volunteer

For more than 150 years, BCS has operated at the intersection of those who need help and those able to provide it. Our volunteers are at the heart of our mission. 

Our volunteer program engages over 800 volunteers each year through one time group projects or long-term service. Volunteers serve as mentors and tutors, help upkeep our community garden, help with events and workshops, provide resume help and financial literacy support and more. 

Want to learn more? Email us at volunteer@WeAreBCS.org or attend a monthly information session.

Monthly Information Sessions for New Volunteers

On the 2nd Wednesday of every month, we host the ONE BK Action Info Session, which is a monthly information session for new volunteers. It takes place  from 5:30- 6:30 pm, at BCS headquarters, 151 Lawrence, 4th Floor, Brooklyn, NY 11201.

The program starts promptly at 5:30 pm and concludes at 6:30 pm. Our staff will introduce you to BCS’s programs, volunteer needs and upcoming events. Our volunteer coordinators will help you find an opportunity to get involved by “matching” you with one of our programs. Please note, some of our programs require a background check and fingerprinting before you can start volunteering.

RSVP HERE

Spring into Action 2019

Spring Into Action is our annual a Brooklyn-wide volunteer initiative calling on New Yorkers to volunteer, engage and advocate. Spring into Action is the only volunteer initiative dedicated to Brooklyn’s low-income neighborhoods. Each year, we host over 300 volunteers and impact hundreds of BCS clients. Our Spring into Action efforts have been featured in TV and print media. Every year, Spring Into Action helps us gain visibility, raise money, form partnerships, and provide vital services and resources for our clients.

Corporate and Group Volunteering

BCS works with corporate groups, places of worship, universities, civic groups, and more. Our staff will work with you to make sure your volunteer experience is both meaningful for you, and makes a real difference in Brooklyn’s low-income neighborhoods.

ONE Brooklyn Campus Fellowship Program: Click Here to Apply Now!

BCS has launched the ONE Brooklyn Campus Fellowship Program, a platform to mobilize college students through volunteer service, to effect change for Brooklyn residents living in underserved communities.

The Fellows Program is designed to both give a select group of Brooklyn college students the opportunity to make a difference in Brooklyn and help these students grow into effective leaders in their communities. With the guidance of BCS staff, the Fellows will create and put into practice 70 hours (or more) of community service. College students living in or attending college in Brooklyn are encouraged to apply!

Upcoming Drives for In-Kind Donations:

Through February 13th, we are collecting beauty and wellness related toiletries and products to create festive gift baskets for the
women of the BCS Transitional Living Community (TLC) and Turning Point
Transitional Shelter. The gift baskets are gifted to the women around
Valentine’s Day to foster self-care and self-worth. TLC helps women with
mental illness or who have experienced trauma transition from
homelessness to permanent housing. Turning Point Transitional Shelter
offers housing and services for women 18 – 25 years of age.

For more information, please contact:

Asea Thompson
Outreach and Engagement Coordinator at
AThompson@WeAreBCS.org or 718-310-5678.

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