Childcare and Activities
You can assist with arts and crafts, homework help, or spend one-on-one time with a child. Childcare opportunities occur Monday through Friday at various times, at Sanctuary’s locations in Manhattan, the Bronx, and Queens.
You can provide adults and children with one-on-one support in a variety of areas, including homework help, ESL, and standardized test prep. Tutors must commit to meet one hour per week for a minimum of three months. Meetings take place Monday through Friday,10 am to 7 pm, at Sanctuary’s locations in Manhattan, the Bronx, Brooklyn and Queens.
The Translation Project
You can provide document translation. Services are frequently needed in Spanish, French and Mandarin, though other languages are sometimes required. These opportunities are usually completed via email and on the volunteer’s own time.
You can provide clerical help for a variety of administrative tasks including photocopying, data entry, filing and other projects as-needed.
In-Kind Donation Program
Assist Sanctuary staff with organizing clothing and other donated items to benefit our clients. Volunteering in this capacity includes sorting and organizing the donated goods in The Butterfly Boutique, our on-site space where clients are able to choose from an assortment of donated clothing and other supplies to meet their immediate needs.
Skills-Based & Professional Services
Individuals can share skills-based or professional expertise with Sanctuary clients. Opportunities can include, but are not limited to, career building workshops and creative arts instruction.
Special Events and Mailings
Sanctuary recruits groups and individuals to volunteer for a variety of fundraising events and mailings throughout the year. Event assistance often includes guest registration and set-up. Volunteers at mailings assist with preparing invitation and hand-addressing envelopes to Sanctuary donors.
Pro Bono Legal Opportunities
Pro bono legal opportunities are not generally available to individuals. Is your company or firm interested in getting involved with our pro bono work?
Learn more about pro bono partnerships
We serve as a training site for social work and law students, and have many additional internships in most departments and disciplines, including opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students.