For more than 150 years, BCS has operated at the intersection of those who need help and those able to provide it.
The BCS Volunteer Program engages over 800 volunteers each year.
We are calling on everyone who shares our vision for ONE Brooklyn Community to volunteer with BCS.
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, 285 Schermerhorn Street in Brooklyn.
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.
To contact us, please e-mail volunteer@WeAreBCS.org.
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.
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.
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:
Beauty Basket Drive:
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:
Outreach and Engagement Coordinator at
AThompson@WeAreBCS.org or 718-310-5678.
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