Volunteers are at the heart of our mission.
Brooklyn Community Services is officially a Service Enterprise!
Our Volunteer Vision & Mission
Our Volunteer Vision: To ignite and spread the power of volunteerism as a vehicle for change in Brooklyn, and a way to bring Brooklynites together.
Our Volunteer Mission: To provide opportunities for community members to serve children, youth, adults and families of the Brooklyn community who are overcoming obstacles.
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. Please note, our volunteer projects are based on the needs of our programs, and may change over time.
Featured Volunteer Opportunities:
April is National Volunteer Month, give back to Brooklyn with BCS. Spring into Action is BCS’ annual service campaign that engages hundreds of individuals and groups across NYC. Now, more than ever Brooklyn need you to meet the moment! Visit the Spring into Action page to learn what you can do fo Brooklyn.
Every year for Valentine’s Day, BCS gifts shelter residents with Beauty Baskets for personal care, including menstrual, hygiene and wellness products. Feminine products are significantly more financially inaccessible than other personal care items on the market. Beauty Baskets help us alleviate this financial burden for the women we serve! With your support, we can empower women on their journey to better self-care. From now until February 7th, BCS is collecting beauty and wellness products for the women in our shelters.
What are we collecting?
♥ Anything that makes you feel confident! ♥
How to get involved?
Other Ways to Volunteer with us:
As COVID-19 continues to drastically impact the lives of thousands, from those infected with the virus, their families and friends, to those whose jobs and schools have been impacted– the health and safety of Brooklynites continues to be our first priority. BCS has paused most in person volunteerism.
To become a volunteer, please complete the New Volunteer Registration Form
We encourage new volunteers to complete the Virtual Volunteer Information Session, this will allow you to learn more about BCS programs and ways in which you can get involved.
Please bear in mind that BCS is keeping in-person volunteer engagement minimal for the safety of out clients, staff and volunteers.
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.
If you are looking to have a group volunteer with BCS, please complete the Group Volunteer Application.
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!
Recent Volunteer Impact– Here’s what BCS volunteers have been up to!
Volunteers built a playground! #PlayMatters
Verizon Media makes STEM fun for youth in Coney Island!
Live Nation speaks with high schoolers about career paths.
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