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.

How to Volunteer with us:

BCS works with both individual volunteers and 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. To become an individual or corporate 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 throughout COVID-19, BCS is keeping in-person volunteer engagement minimal for the safety of out clients, staff and volunteers.

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!

Brooklyn Community Services is officially a Service Enterprise!

What does this mean? 


Featured Volunteer OpportunitiesMobile Shower Unit

Help BCS Provide Showers!

BCS Shower Bus will be hitting the streets of Brooklyn soon, and we need volunteers! This Mobile Care Unit will provide showers, bathroom usage, toiletries, and a wide array of services to the street homeless population in Brooklyn. Volunteers will help ensure the program runs smoothly. This includes helping manage the shower schedule for each client, managing the lines while implementing social distancing guidelines, and serving as a liaison between clients and their services, all while maintaining a safe and clean environment. 

 Share your Passion for Books!

Do you love reading and sharing that experience with others? You’re in luck — we have openings for reading volunteers for BCS Virtual Story Time! Bring your favorite story to life by recording a video of you reading aloud for the BCS community. Visit the BCS Reading Corner

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!


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