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.
Summer Activities Intern or Volunteer
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 typically take place Monday through Friday,10am – 7pm, at Sanctuary’s locations in Manhattan, the Bronx, Brooklyn and Queens. *Due to COVID-19 restrictions all tutoring is currently virtual.
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 and Drives
For the safety of our clients, staff and volunteers we are not accepting used in-kind donations during the Coronavirus pandemic.
If you would like to support the material needs of the survivors we work with, we encourage you to browse our Amazon Wishlist.
Groups can also partner with us to organize an in-kind donation drive. We especially need self-care kits, baby items, clothing, items for teens, toys, winter coats, and women’s business attire for court appearances and job interviews. Many groups hold group gatherings to wrap or prepare the items they have collected.
Skills-Based & Professional Services
Individuals or groups can share skills-based or professional expertise with Sanctuary clients. Opportunities can include but are not limited to career-building workshops and creative art 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. Internships are offered on a as needed basis throughout the year. Other internship opportunities include:
- Children and Family Services Program
- Development Department
- Administration (in various departments)
- Economic Empowerment Program
- Data, Evaluation, and Impact
Field a Walk or Run Team
Groups can designate Sanctuary as a charity beneficiary for a corporate walk or run, or join our NYC Marathon or bike teams.