UPCOMING EVENTS

Volunteer at Imani Garden

Brooklyn, New York

Sunday | April 21, 2019

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Wednesday Volunteering at The Campaign Against Hunger food pantry

Brooklyn, New York

Wednesday | April 24, 2019

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Volunteer with Books Through Bars!

Brooklyn, New York

Wednesday | April 24, 2019

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Help Serve a Meal at Mandala Cafe with Local Teens

New York, New York

Wednesday | April 24, 2019

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Canvass to Reduce Hunger in Brooklyn

Brooklyn, New York

Thursday | April 25, 2019

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Volunteer at The Campaign Against Hunger’s Urban Farm

Brooklyn,

Friday | April 26, 2019

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April Family Farm Day

Brooklyn, New York

Sunday | April 28, 2019

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Volunteering at St. John’s Bread & Life

Brooklyn, New York

Monday | April 29, 2019

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Intergenerational Volunteer Orientation

Manhattan, New York

Thursday | May 2, 2019

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Canvass to Reduce Hunger in Central Harlem

New York, New York

Thursday | May 2, 2019

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Shop&Stock Volunteering at the Community Kitchen and Pantry of West Harlem

New York, New York

Friday | May 3, 2019

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Spring Planting and Painting Day with Uptown Grand Central

New York, New York

Friday | May 3, 2019

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This Land we Share: a Bushwick City Farm Brunch

Brooklyn, New York

Saturday | May 4, 2019

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Volunteer at Literacy Day: Celebrate South Bronx Soccer Players!

The Bronx, New York

Saturday | May 4, 2019

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Mama’s Day Bail Out: Family Advocacy Day

Brooklyn, New York

Sunday | May 5, 2019

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Brooklyn Jews at the Youth Farm

Brooklyn, New York

Sunday | May 5, 2019

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Mother’s Day Bail Out: Middle School Advocacy Day

Brooklyn, New York

Sunday | May 5, 2019

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Mother’s Day Bail Out: Teen Advocacy Day

Brooklyn, New York

Sunday | May 5, 2019

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One-to-One Technology Coaching

Manhattan, New York

Wednesday | May 8, 2019

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Crown Heights: Phone Bank for Housing Justice

Brooklyn, New York

Thursday | May 9, 2019

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Tutor Students with Reading Partners

Brooklyn, New York

Friday | May 10, 2019

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Tutor Harlem Youth with Reading Partners!

New York, New York

Friday | May 10, 2019

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Brooklyn Farm Crew at the Youth Farm

Brooklyn, New York

Sunday | May 12, 2019

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Mama’s Day Bail Out: Fundraiser & Jail Teach-in

New York,

Sunday | May 12, 2019

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Chinatown: Phone Bank for Housing Justice

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Wednesday | May 15, 2019

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Game On at Brooklyn Landmark!

Brooklyn, New York

Saturday | May 18, 2019

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STEAM Fair at Brooklyn Landmark!

Brooklyn, New York

Tuesday | May 21, 2019

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Tutor Harlem Youth with Reading Partners!

New York, New York

Friday | May 31, 2019

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Volunteer at Imani Garden

Birds are chirping, the sun is shining, and Spring is here! It’s time to start waking up our local community farms and gardens after a long winter. Join us on Sunday April 21st to help get Imani Garden and  ready for spring and summer. We’ll be cleaning up the garden and chicken run, and fixing a chicken coop. Spots are limited so please make sure to RSVP!


If you have any questions, please email [email protected]


Age: 14+


Accessability: This project will require construction work.

Date

Sunday | April 21, 2019

Time

10:00 AM - 1:00 PM eastern time

Location

87-91 Schenectady Avenue
Brooklyn, New York, 11213

Wednesday Volunteering at The Campaign Against Hunger food pantry

Every Wednesday afternoon, come volunteer at The Campaign Against Hunger (TCAH) in Bed Stuy. TCAH operates NYC’s largest emergency food pantry — five days a week, New Yorkers in need visit the pantry to receive free food. The pantry is unique because it allows clients to have a choice in the food they are given, similar to shopping at a supermarket. Clients can choose from fresh fruits, vegetables and various food items according to their preference instead of receiving a pre-packaged pantry bag.


Volunteers will be giving support in the backroom (sorting items to be brought into the pantry) or front of the pantry (serving clients).


For further questions, please contact Riki at [email protected].



Date

Wednesday | April 24, 2019

Time

1:30 PM - 5:30 PM eastern time

Location

2010 Fulton Street
Brooklyn, New York, 11233

Volunteer with Books Through Bars!

In honor of celebrating freedom this Passover season, join Repair the World to package books to send to incarecerated people with Books Through Bars. NYC Books Through Bars is an all-volunteer-run group that sends free, donated books to incarcerated people across the nation.


We’ll be reading letters from people in prison, filling book requests, putting together packages to mail to prisons, and cleaning the space where donated books are stored before they’re sent out.


Books Though Bars is located in the basement of Freebird Books, and can be dusty; wear close-toed shoes and clothes that can get dirty. This is not an accessible location; entrance is via the hatch, and a set of stairs, and the floor can be uneven. Watch your head when entering. This is suggested for people 14 and older and is not appropriate for young children.

Date

Wednesday | April 24, 2019

Time

2:00 PM - 5:00 PM eastern time

Location

123 Columbia St
Brooklyn, New York, 11231

Help Serve a Meal at Mandala Cafe with Local Teens

Join Repair the World to prep, serve, eat, and clean up a community meal at the Mandala Cafe.


Mandala Cafe is a nonprofit committed to providing culinary training for those who are unemployed/underemployed, formerly homeless, formerly incarcerated, undocumented individuals and youth. Their weekly meal is distributed to community members with varying levels of food security.


Join us from 3:30 to 6 pm as we prepare the weekly meal and from 5:45 to 8 to help serve and clean up after the meal.


This event is designed for families with teens ages 13 to 18. Please note that space is limited for this opportunity.


For more information please contact Jeremy Nicholson at [email protected]

Date

Wednesday | April 24, 2019

Time

5:45 PM - 7:30 PM eastern time

Location

88 Saint Nicholas Avenue
New York, New York, 10026

Canvass to Reduce Hunger in Brooklyn

Volunteer with Repair the World and Hunger Free America! Join us in distributing information about the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) around Nostrand Ave / Eastern Parkway in Crown Heights.


Nationwide, approximately 33% of people eligible for SNAP benefits do not participate. Volunteers will be canvassing on behalf of Hunger Free America in Central Brooklyn to raise awareness about SNAP benefits available to but underutilized by many NYC residents. Canvassing provides crucial information to local residents on who to contact to receive more information and check their eligibility.


Volunteers will get the chance to meet community members and inform others of the benefits of SNAP. Prior to canvassing, we will meet in the Repair the World Brooklyn workshop to provide an overview of SNAP and its importance to the NYC community. We will then do outreach in the community for an hour and return for reflection.


Accessibility info: We will be handing out flyers in various locations in the neighborhood, which requires moving around and being outside for varied periods of time. There can be as much or as little walking as the pariticipants choose.


Volunteers ages 15+ please.


If you have any questions or want more information, contact Riki Robinson at [email protected]

Date

Thursday | April 25, 2019

Time

9:30 AM - 11:30 AM eastern time

Location

808 Nostrand Avenue
Brooklyn, New York, 11216

Volunteer at The Campaign Against Hunger’s Urban Farm

Join Repair the World in volunteering and having fun at The Campaign Against Hunger’s urban farm


In 2009, The Campaign Against Hunger became the first community-based organization in New York City to effectively create its own “farm to pantry” distribution loop with the opening of Saratoga Urban Agro-Ecological Center. The Saratoga Farm encompasses 7,900 sq. feet and produces roughly 7,000 pounds of produce each farm season.


Volunteers can expect to engage in manual labor (such as shoveling or pushing wheelbarrows). From March to May, we will be preparing the farm for growing season and farmer’s market, which starts in July.


Please  sign up as an individual and if you’d like to bring a group of 2-10 people please email Riki. For volunteer groups or general questions, please contact Riki at [email protected]

Date

Friday | April 26, 2019

Time

11:00 AM - 2:00 PM eastern time

Location

2046-2050 Fulton St
Brooklyn11233

April Family Farm Day

Volunteer with Repair the World at Bushwick City Farms (BCF)! We will be engaging in hands-on work such as composting, clean up, and other farm maintenance, and discussing food access and the importance of community gardens.


BCF is a network of open spaces run by neighborhood volunteers that provides free food, clothing, and educational programs for the community. BCF builds and helps maintain vegetable gardens for local public schools and coordinates with local businesses to distribute bread and fresh produce donations. 


This project is designed for families with children ages 8-14. If you’d like to attend with a child who is older or younger, please email Alison. Please be sure to register all attendees in separate orders.


Accessibility info: We will be doing garden work that requires physical labor (specific tasks to be decided, but likely a mix of weeding, composting, and more). The entrance to the farm does not involve steps but the ground is uneven as there are woodchips on the ground.


Feel free to email Alison Rollman with any questions or concerns at [email protected].

Date

Sunday | April 28, 2019

Time

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM eastern time

Location

354 Stockton Street
Brooklyn, New York, 11206

Volunteering at St. John’s Bread & Life

Come volunteer at St. John’s Bread & Life, one of Brooklyn’s largest food pantries/soup kitchens that offers a multitude of other social services! St. John’s Bread & Life serves nearly 3,000 meals to hungry New Yorkers every day and is the only facility in New York to have a Digital Food Choice Pantry; come check it out yourself! 


Volunteers will either be working in the kitchen helping to serve and prepare lunch or will be in helping out in the food pantry. Please wear closed-toed shoes and pants.


If you have any questions, please reach out to Josh at [email protected]

Date

Monday | April 29, 2019

Time

10:15 AM - 1:00 PM eastern time

Location

795 Lexington Avenue
Brooklyn, New York, 11221

Intergenerational Volunteer Orientation

Intergenerational Program Volunteers are adults ages 65+ who volunteer alongside teens at DOROT. DOROT’s purpose is to foster connections and friendships between those of different generations. Intergenerational Volunteers help onsite at DOROT, participating in theater and art workshops and discussion groups. There are also occasional visits to museums and other cultural attractions.

We are currently seeking Intergenerational Volunteers who are available once per week for 4-8 weeks this summer (from the end of June to late July and/or late July to mid August). Programming is supervised by DOROT staff and all volunteers will be fully trained and prepared for their roles.

We will be offering an upcoming training session for new Intergenerational Volunteers on Thursday, May 2nd, 3:00 – 4:30 PM.

Contact us today for more information: Quinn Lockwood, Program Administrator

917-441-3714 or [email protected]

Date

Thursday | May 2, 2019

Time

3:00 PM - 4:30 PM eastern time

Location

171 W 85th St
Manhattan, New York, 10024

Canvass to Reduce Hunger in Central Harlem

Nearly 1.1 million New Yorkers struggle with food insecurity. Become a SNAP Street Outreach Volunteer and help connect your community to possible resources available to them and help families put food on their table. Due to a variety of barriers nearly 500,000 New Yorkers qualify for SNAP benefits but are not enrolled in the program. Volunteers will canvass targeted underserved neighborhoods and distribute information about federal nutrition programs and Hunger Free America’s free benefit application assistance services. Community outreach is an effective way to educate fellow New Yorkers about the SNAP program and where the closet Hunger Free America SNAP screening sites are to them.


This role is ideal for someone who is outgoing and friendly; comfortable talking to people they don’t know; enjoys being outside in different communities; and supports the mission to eliminate food insecurity in NYC. Must be 18 years old, or accompanied by someone 18 or older, and able to be outside for around 2 hours. Participants will be distributing information about the SNAP program and the Hunger Free America Benefits Access team. 

Date

Thursday | May 2, 2019

Time

9:30 AM - 11:30 AM eastern time

Location

215 West 125th Street
New York, New York, 10027

Shop&Stock Volunteering at the Community Kitchen and Pantry of West Harlem

Have a free Friday morning? Need a break from work before the weekend and Shabbat starts? Sign up for a shift to work a Stock and Shop shift at the Community Kitchen and Pantry of West Harlem. Volunteers help stock and organize the pantry, greet clients, and assist clients in selecting their choices from the pantry. 


Basic Spanish knowledge not necessary, but encouraged! 


Ages 18+


Contact Danna Creager at [email protected] with any questions. 

Date

Friday | May 3, 2019

Time

9:00 AM - 1:00 PM eastern time

Location

252 West 116th Street
New York, New York, 10026

Spring Planting and Painting Day with Uptown Grand Central

Join Repair the World and Uptown Grand Central for a spring planting and painting day on Friday, May 3rd. Uptown Grand Central is a nonprofit dedicated to transforming East 125th Street into a thriving corridor by delivering programs that put advocacy into action through collaborations with small businesses, residents and neighborhood organizations across East Harlem.


In true spring cleaning fashion, volunteers will be be repainting the small fences around street trees, and planting flowers in the tree beds.


Ages 18+


Requires potential light lifting, bending, painting. 


If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to [email protected]

Date

Friday | May 3, 2019

Time

10:00 AM - 1:00 PM eastern time

Location

East 125th St. and Madison Avenue
New York, New York, 10035

This Land we Share: a Bushwick City Farm Brunch

Join Repair the World and Bushwick City Farm for brunch! This May, we will be hosting brunch at Bushwick City Farm and using that time to explore the intersections of land ownership, gentrification, and community gardens.


All donations are welcome! The proceeds for this event will go towards supporting the cost of the program. If you have any questions about the event, you can contact Amani at [email protected] 

Date

Saturday | May 4, 2019

Time

10:30 AM - 12:30 PM eastern time

Location

354 Stockton Street
Brooklyn, New York, 11206

Volunteer at Literacy Day: Celebrate South Bronx Soccer Players!

***THIS OPPORTUNITY IS AGES 14+***


***If you’d like to make a donation to buy books for South Bronx United to give away, or if you are interested in long-term volunteer opportunities, please email Jill Levinson***


Volunteer with Repair The World Harlem and South Bronx United (SBU) for SBU’s annual Literacy Day! Literacy Day is a part of South Bronx United’s regular Saturday recreational program, except on this special day, thousands of books are set out for our SBU families and community members to take for free. Many hands are needed for: 




  • Setting up book stations around the Macombs Dam Park track




  • Sorting/organizing books into age groups




  • Engaging and encouraging community members to take home books




  • Reorganizing book stations as they are being sorted through




  • Moving books to afternoon rec program location down the street




  • Breaking down and storage of leftover over books 




We have shifts open for:




  • Macombs Dam Field: 


    – 7:30am – 11am (3 spots)


    – 10:30am – 2:00pm (3 spots)




  • Mullaly Park:


    – 8am – 11am (2 spots)


    – 10:30am – 1:30pm (2 spots)




  • Patterson Park:


    – 12:30pm – 4pm (5 spots)




South Bronx United is a 501c3 nonprofit, youth development organization that uses soccer to engage immigrant and first-generation youth and support the broader South Bronx community. They serve more than 1,000 boys and girls aged 4-19, combining recreational and competitive youth soccer with academic enrichment, college prep, mentoring, health and wellness promotion, leadership development, immigration legal services, and other individual and family supports.


Please email us with any questions.

Date

Saturday | May 4, 2019

Time

7:30 AM - 4:00 PM eastern time

Location

The Bronx, New York, 10451 &10452

Mama’s Day Bail Out: Family Advocacy Day

Repair the World is partnering with the Brooklyn Community Bail Fund for a day of family learning and advocacy. BCBF is the country’s largest bail fund and a leading voice in the movement to bring lasting, meaningful reform to the criminal legal system.


We will be engaging in age-appropriate facilitated play and learning around policing and incarceration. Our service project is packing materials for people recently released from jails. We will also be fundraising together to bail out as many Black Mamas and caregivers as we can so they can spend Mother’s Day with their families — where they belong! 


Parents are encouraged to join their 8 and under kids, but the middle school and teen events are exclusively for youth. Please sign up for the appropriate ticket.


10am-12pm: ages 8 and under


1:30pm-4pm: ages 11-13 (middle school)


5pm-7pm: ages 14-17 (teens)


The venue is wheelchair accessible and at street level. There are no steps yet the ground can be a bit uneven. Please email [email protected] or [email protected] for additional information. 

Date

Sunday | May 5, 2019

Time

10:00 AM - 7:00 PM eastern time

Location

808 Nostrand Avenue
Brooklyn, New York, 11216

Brooklyn Jews at the Youth Farm

Join Repair the World NYC and CBE’s Brooklyn Jews for an afternoon on the farm!


We will be engaging in hands-on work such as composting, clean up, weeding, planting and other tasks. We will also be learning about and discussing food justice topics such as food sovereignty, food access in Brooklyn, and the importance of community gardens.


The Youth Farm is an education-focused production farm that grows organic food and flowers on one acre for the community and beyond, and offers hands-on farm training and leadership opportunities for youth and adults. It is located on the lawn of the Wingate Campus, and is partnered with the High School for Public Service.


Accessibility info: We will be doing garden work that requires physical labor. The entrance to the farm does not involve steps but the ground is uneven.


This volunteer event is designed specifically for Congregation Beth Elohim’s Brooklyn Jews group in conjuction with the Shabbat dinner and panel discussion on May 3rd. (There are  public volunteers starting the next week.) Please email Riki with any questions or concerns at [email protected]. Looking forward to farming with you!

Date

Sunday | May 5, 2019

Time

10:00 AM - 1:00 PM eastern time

Location

600 Kingston Avenue
Brooklyn, New York, 11203

Mother’s Day Bail Out: Middle School Advocacy Day

Every day, thousands of families around NYC are separated because they cannot afford to pay bail — poverty is not a crime! Join us to reunite mothers with their families this Mother’s Day.


Repair the World is partnering with the Brooklyn Community Bail Fund for a day of middle school learning and advocacy. BCBF is the country’s largest bail fund and a leading voice in the movement to bring lasting, meaningful reform to the criminal legal system.


We will be raising money to bail women out of jail so that mothers can be home with their families by Mother’s Day. We will also be engaging in learning around police and policing. 


Age: 11-13


Accessibility: Our workshop is wheelchair accessible and at street level. There are no steps yet the ground can be a bit uneven. The bathrooms are not wheelchair accessible.


Please email Maya at [email protected] if you have any questions.

Date

Sunday | May 5, 2019

Time

1:30 PM - 4:00 PM eastern time

Location

808 Nostrand Avenue
Brooklyn, New York, 11216

Mother’s Day Bail Out: Teen Advocacy Day

Every day, thousands of families around NYC are separated because they cannot afford to pay bail — poverty is not a crime! Join us to reunite mothers with their families this Mother’s Day.


Repair the World is partnering with the Brooklyn Community Bail Fund for a day of learning and advocacy. BCBF is the country’s largest bail fund and a leading voice in the movement to bring lasting, meaningful reform to the criminal legal system.


We will be raising money to bail women out of jail so that mothers can be home with their families by Mother’s Day. We will also be engaging in learning around police and policing.


Age: 14-17


Accessibility: Our workshop is wheelchair accessible and at street level. There are no steps yet the ground can be a bit uneven. The bathrooms are not wheelchair accessible.


Please email Maya at [email protected] if you have any questions.

Date

Sunday | May 5, 2019

Time

5:00 PM - 7:00 PM eastern time

Location

808 Nostrand Avenue
Brooklyn, New York, 11216

One-to-One Technology Coaching

DOROT is a nonprofit organization whose goal is to alleviate social isolation and provide concrete services to older adults. Through our new One-to-One Technology Coaching Program, Volunteer Tech Coaches help older adults learn computer, tablet, or smartphone skills.

As a Volunteer Tech Coach, you will be matched with two DOROT clients for four coaching sessions, in clients’ homes, and provided with training and a curriculum.

No need to be a tech expert! Ideal coaches are comfortable with technology and like spending time with older adults.

We will be offering two upcoming training sessions for new Volunteer Tech Coaches:
• Wednesday, May 8th from 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
• Wednesday, May 15th from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Interested in learning more? Fill out our interest form at www.dorotusa.org/techcoachform or contact Norman Reiss, Connect Through Tech Coordinator, at [email protected]

Date

Wednesday | May 8, 2019

Time

11:00 AM - 12:30 PM eastern time

Location

171 W 85th St
Manhattan, New York, 10024

Crown Heights: Phone Bank for Housing Justice

Join us at Repair the World’s Crown Heights workshop for dinner, learning, and volunteering. We’ll discuss tenants rights in NYC and then call people to invite them to an upcoming event or rally at the Met Council.


**Important note: please bring a computer/tablet and cellphone. If you are unable to bring a computer/tablet, we have laptops you may use, but please email Alison beforehand. Bringing a cellphone is required.


The Metropolitan Council on Housing (also known as the Met Council) is a tenants’ rights membership organization made up of New York City tenants who fight for a city where everyone has access to safe, decent, affordable housing. 


Volunteers ages 16+ please. Our workshop is wheelchair accessible, however, the floorboards are a bit uneven at some points. There are no steps. Dinner provided!


For more information, please contact Alison at [email protected] 

Date

Thursday | May 9, 2019

Time

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM eastern time

Location

808 Nostrand Avenue
Brooklyn, New York, 11216

Tutor Students with Reading Partners

Join us this May to tutor with Reading Partners at our Open House event at P.S. 3 in Bed Stuy!


Reading Partners is an incredible organization that provides one-on-one literacy tutoring to elementary-school students struggling with reading. The program model targets kindergarten through fourth grade students. Tutors utilize an easy-to-use curriculum that supports key, foundational literacy skills. We’ll start by going over the curriculum and then you’ll get to try it out yourself by tutoring students!


Accessibility: This is not a wheelchair accessible building.


Age: 14+

Date

Friday | May 10, 2019

Time

11:00 AM - 1:45 PM eastern time

Location

50 Jefferson Avenue
Brooklyn, New York, 11216

Tutor Harlem Youth with Reading Partners!

***Please select whether you will be tutoring only the first or both sessions when ordering*** 


Join us this March as a volunteer with Reading Partners at our Open House event at P.S. 175 in Harlem! Reading Partners is an incredible organization that provides one-on-one literacy tutoring to elementary-school aged students struggling with reading. The program model targets kindergarten through fourth grade students. Tutors utilize an easy-to-use curriculum that supports key, foundational literacy skills. Reading Partners recruits dedicated volunteer tutors that spend an hour a week working one-on-one with our students to implement the curriculum and target the particular needs of each student. 


At our Open House events, we invite community volunteers to visit our Reading Centers and try our program out first-hand, working one-on-one with our students as their tutors for the day. We will start the day with an overview of our program, and then will give our tutors a chance to try our curriculum and tutor our students. Come learn about the incredible work we do to address the literacy crisis and make a difference in a student’s life by tutoring them! 


                  Here is the Schedule for the Day: 


                  9:45 – 10:00: Volunteer Tutors Arrive


                  10:00 – 11:00: Reading Partners Overview and Curriculum Training


                  11:05-11:50First Tutoring Session


                  11:50-12:00Break


                  12:00-12:45Second Tutoring Session


                  12:45-1:00Wrap up and Debrief 


Please email us with any questions.

Date

Friday | May 10, 2019

Time

9:45 AM - 1:00 PM eastern time

Location

244 W 144th St
New York, New York, 10030

Brooklyn Farm Crew at the Youth Farm

Join Repair the World NYC and the Youth Farm for our spring and summer farm crew!


We will be engaging in hands-on work such as composting, clean up, weeding, planting and other tasks. We will also be learning about and discussing food justice topics such as food sovereignty, food access in Brooklyn, and the importance of community gardens.


The Youth Farm is an education-focused production farm that grows organic food and flowers on one acre for the community and beyond, and offers hands-on farm training and leadership opportunities for youth and adults. It is located on the lawn of the Wingate Campus, and is partnered with the High School for Public Service.


Accessibility info: We will be doing garden work that requires physical labor. The entrance to the farm does not involve steps but the ground is uneven.


Feel free to sign up for one date, or all of them! This volunteer event is designed for young adults, but all ages are welcome. Please email Alison with any questions or concerns at [email protected]. Looking forward to farming with you!

Date

Sunday | May 12, 2019

Time

10:00 AM - 1:00 PM eastern time

Location

600 Kingston Avenue
Brooklyn, New York, 11203

Mama’s Day Bail Out: Fundraiser & Jail Teach-in

Every day, thousands of families around NYC are separated because they cannot afford to pay bail — poverty is not a crime! Join us to reunite mamas with their families this Mother’s Day. 


Repair the World is partnering with The Bronx Defenders for a day of family learning and advocacy. The Bronx Defenders is a public defender nonprofit that is radically transforming how low-income people in the Bronx are represented in the justice system and, in doing so, is transforming the system itself.


We will be engaging in facilitated play around interactions with police, and parents will be discussing how to talk with kids about policing. Our service project is packing materials for people recently released from jails. This event is great for parents with kids who are 8 and under.


We will also be fundraising together to bail out as many Black Mamas and caregivers as we can so they can spend Mother’s Day with their families — where they belong! Learn more about the National Bail Out.


The JCC Harlem is wheelchair accessible and at street level. There are no steps yet the ground can be a bit uneven. Please email us with any questions.

Date

Sunday | May 12, 2019

Time

1:30 PM - 3:30 PM eastern time

Location

318 W 118th St
New York10026

Chinatown: Phone Bank for Housing Justice


** Important: Please sign up using this form: https://www.tfaforms.com/4731236 – NOT this Eventbrite page.


New York state rent laws are expiring in June, and we need all hands on deck to support the renewal and strengthening of tenant protections.


Join Repair the World at the Met Council on Housing’s Chinatown office every Monday and Wednesday to call people and invite them to an upcoming rally or event! Volunteers are welcome to drop-in between the hours of 5:30-8pm. Computers and phones provided.


The Metropolitan Council on Housing is a tenants’ rights membership organization made up of New York City tenants who fight for a city where everyone has access to safe, decent, affordable housing.


Volunteers ages 16+ please. The office is on the sixth floor, accessible by elevator. For more information, please contact Alison at [email protected]


Ready to join us? Please use this form to sign up: https://www.tfaforms.com/4731236

Date

Wednesday | May 15, 2019

Time

5:30 PM - 8:00 PM eastern time

Location

168 Canal St 6th Floor New York, NY 10013

Game On at Brooklyn Landmark!

Volunteer with Repair the World at Brooklyn Landmark’s Game On, an all-day PTA fundraiser featuring video and board games for families. Volunteers will be assisting with registration and monitoring rooms.


Two shifts are available for this event: 10am-1pm and 1-4pm.


Volunteers must be over the age of 16. Please note that this site is not ADA accessible.


Please reach out to Tori at [email protected] with any questions.

Date

Saturday | May 18, 2019

Time

10:00 AM - 4:00 PM eastern time

Location

251 Macdougal Street
Brooklyn, New York, 11233

STEAM Fair at Brooklyn Landmark!

Volunteer with Repair the World at Brooklyn Landmark’s STEAM Fair! Volunteers will be assisting with registration, monitoring rooms, and supporting workshop facilitators.


Volunteers must be over the age of 16. Please note that this site is not ADA accessible.


Please reach out to Tori at [email protected] with any questions.

Date

Tuesday | May 21, 2019

Time

3:00 PM - 6:00 PM eastern time

Location

251 Macdougal Street
Brooklyn, New York, 11233

Tutor Harlem Youth with Reading Partners!

***Please select whether you will be tutoring only the first or both sessions when ordering***


Join us this March as a volunteer with Reading Partners at our Open House event at P.S. 175 in Harlem! Reading Partners is an incredible organization that provides one-on-one literacy tutoring to elementary-school aged students struggling with reading. The program model targets kindergarten through fourth grade students. Tutors utilize an easy-to-use curriculum that supports key, foundational literacy skills. Reading Partners recruits dedicated volunteer tutors that spend an hour a week working one-on-one with our students to implement the curriculum and target the particular needs of each student. 


At our Open House events, we invite community volunteers to visit our Reading Centers and try our program out first-hand, working one-on-one with our students as their tutors for the day. We will start the day with an overview of our program, and then will give our tutors a chance to try our curriculum and tutor our students. Come learn about the incredible work we do to address the literacy crisis and make a difference in a student’s life by tutoring them! 


                  Here is the Schedule for the Day: 


                  9:15 – 9:30: Volunteer Tutors Arrive


                  9:30 – 10:15: Reading Partners Overview and Curriculum Training


                  10:25-11:10First Tutoring Session


                  11:10-11:20Break


                  11:20-12:05Second Tutoring Session


                  12:05-12:20Wrap up and Debrief  


Please email us with any questions.

Date

Friday | May 31, 2019

Time

9:15 AM - 12:20 PM eastern time

Location

301 W 140th St
New York, New York, 10030

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Our Work

Repair the World NYC launched in the fall of 2015 to tackle pressing local needs by mobilizing communities to volunteer. We enable people to transform their neighborhoods, city and lives through meaningful service experiences, rooted in Jewish values, history and heritage. Our team of eight full time fellows partners with fifteen organizations in Crown Heights and Bed Stuy to recruit and train the volunteers needed to address education and food justice needs in Central Brooklyn. Repair the World’s collaborative community storefront space at 808 Nostrand Ave is a hub for service and social justice initiatives.

OUR TEAM

        • Rachel Figurasmith

          Interim Director, Repair the World NYC

        • Rachel Figurasmith

          Interim Director, Repair the World NYC
          Rachel Figurasmith is and born and raised New Yorker. She has worked in education and non-profit spaces for over a decade and is passionate about increasing access to quality education for all young people. Rachel has worked as an after-school program director, synagogue education director, caseworker for Swahili-speaking refugee teens, and a summer camp director. Currently, Rachel is a college instructor for several courses on working with children with disabilities and is an education consultant in NYC schools and after-schools. Rachel holds a BA from Hampshire College and a Masters in Jewish Education from the Jewish Theological Seminary of America. Rachel lives in Long Island with her husband, toddler, and two dogs.[email protected]
        • Liza Freed

          Program Manager, Repair the World Harlem

        • Liza Freed

          Program Manager, Repair the World Harlem
          Liza Freed is a Program Manager for Repair the World Harlem. She is particularly passionate about mentoring, coaching, and investing in young leadership and loves managing team of three recent-college graduates participating in the Repair the World service-year fellowship. She previously worked as the teen director at Congregation Beth Elohim in Park Slope, Brooklyn where she was recognized for her ability to empower teens to engage in high-level programming that uses Judaism as a lens to examine injustice and inequity. She’s worked with numerous nonprofits including Creative Art Works and Bike and Build, both of which informed her love for service-oriented group experiences. Above all, she owes her passion for Jewish-informed social justice work to the 11 formative summers she spent at URJ Eisner Camp where she was a camper, staff member and eventually a senior staff person overseeing a staff of 30 and over 100 campers. Liza lives in Brooklyn and bicycles everywhere she can.
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        • Kate Thomas

          Program Manager, Repair the World Brooklyn

        • Kate Thomas

          Program Manager, Repair the World Brooklyn
          Kate comes to Repair the World a community social worker, spanning experience in education, counseling, community organizing, and Jewish social justice efforts. Most recently, Kate served as the Community School Director at Brooklyn Landmark Elementary advocating for educational equity and coordinating community resources. A licensed social worker with an MSW from NYU and BASW from Rutgers University, Kate has trained in diverse settings including The Door Bronx Youth Center, Rutgers Hillel, and Robert Wood Johnson's office for community health promotion. She has also staffed Mitzvah Corps Seattle, a teen social justice collaboration with the International Rescue Committee, and worked as a residential counselor at Wediko Children's Services where she provided clinical guidance to children with complex trauma. After completing her time as a 2014-15 Repair the World Baltimore Fellow, Kate stayed connected on the Repair the World NYC advisory board. In her free time, she enjoys theater, writing poetry, and vacationing to anywhere with a lake!
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        • Amani Beauzile

          Event Specialist, Repair the World NYC

        • Amani Beauzile

          Event Specialist, Repair the World NYC
          Amani was born and raised in Queens, New York and has always held the communities within the city close to her heart. After gaining her bachelor’s degree in psychology, she decided to dedicate herself to working within community and thus served as an education justice Fellow with Repair the World NYC. She has invested her time working with various non-profit organizations like the Fresh Air Fund and the Food Bank For New York City. Amani served as a Repair Fellow in Brooklyn in 2017-18, she volunteered regularly with Legal Hand and the Crown Heights Community Mediation Center. A lover of dogs and food, Amani looks forward to being able to continue to serve the city she loves with others who are committed to social change.[email protected]
        • Andrew Davidov

          Workshop Coordinator, Repair the World NYC

        • Andrew Davidov

          Workshop Coordinator, Repair the World NYC
          Life has come full circle for Andrew at Repair the World. After graduating from Binghamton University in 2015 with a B.A. in English and a Concentration in Rhetoric & Global Cultures, Andrew joined the 2015-16 Repair the World NYC cohort as a Food Justice Fellow. Following his Fellowship year, he moved into the Moishe House in Park Slope, where he currently resides, and has worked for Penguin Random House, Yelp, Brooklyn Grange, Amir, Congregation Beth Elohim, Union Temple and, possibly his favorite of all, families around Brooklyn as a babysitter. He is excited to be back at Repair the World NYC part-time as the Workshop Coordinator and assisting around the organization as a Fellow mentor and program associate. Andrew is planning on heading to graduate school in Fall 2020 to receive his MPA to manage institutions around environmental disasters. During his free time, you can catch him cooking at home, reading in Prospect Park or melting over cute Brooklyn dogs.[email protected]
    • Tori Burstein

      Brooklyn Fellow, Repair the World NYC

    • Tori Burstein

      Brooklyn Fellow, Repair the World NYC
      Tori is a recent graduate of University of Florida, where she studied psychology and sports management and was a student ambassador for the University of Florida's Counseling and Wellness Center. She served alongside counselors and students to reduce the stigma against mental illness and promote the importance of mental well-being and seeking help. She is passionate about the intersections between Judaism, social justice, and service, and is proud of the fact that she once bowled a perfect game!
    • Danna Creager

      Harlem Fellow, Repair the World NYC

    • Danna Creager

      Harlem Fellow, Repair the World NYC
      Danna attended UCLA where she double majored in political science and geography. For the past year, she has been a Social Justice Fellowship Intern, exploring social justice through a Jewish lens with three different cohorts of student. During her internship, she was able to bring in outside knowledge of social justice and environmental work. She is passionate about two things more than anything: social justice and changing our country's (and world's) currently unsustainable food system. She doesn’t understand many pop culture references because she grew up without cable!
    • Josh Flink

      Brooklyn Fellow, Repair the World NYC

    • Josh Flink

      Brooklyn Fellow, Repair the World NYC
      Josh is a graduate of the University of Michigan where he studied psychology and Judaic Studies. In the summer of 2017, he volunteered at PORDAC (Protection of the Rights of Differently Abled Children) in New Delhi, India. He helped plan activities for 4-18 year-old children and also assisted with vocational training. He loved learning about Delhi's culture and giving what he could to the Pordac community. Josh is passionate about food justice because at the end of the day, everyone deserves to be nourished, to eat healthy, and to have the resources they need in order to succeed. He spent the summer of 2018 backpacking through Southeast Asia!
    • Maya Hawkins

      Brooklyn Fellow, Repair the World NYC

    • Maya Hawkins

      Brooklyn Fellow, Repair the World NYC
      Maya is a Brooklyn native who just graduated from NYU with a Bachelor’s Degree in Anthropology with a minor in Creative Writing. Highly involved with the Habonim Dror movement, she’s acted as Youth Education Coordinator & Staff Manager, and Education Coordinator at Camp Gilboa over the past few summers. Maya has never finished an ice cream cone so she always gets get ice cream with friends so they can finish it for her.[email protected]
    • Jill Levinson

      Harlem Fellow, Repair the World NYC

    • Jill Levinson

      Harlem Fellow, Repair the World NYC
      Jill attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and self designed a major in Art and Social Change, minoring in Sustainability Studies. She worked at the local conservative synagogue's Talmud Torah where she taught 6th-grade religious school, covering topics such as Hebrew, Jewish traditions and holidays, and what it means to be a Jew. She is excited to join Repair the World because she believes that social justice work needs to take place on multiple levels and if you don't get on the ground, you know the community’s needs to create true systematic change. She is also scuba certified!
    • Jeremy Nicholson

      Harlem Fellow, Repair the World NYC

    • Jeremy Nicholson

      Harlem Fellow, Repair the World NYC
      Jeremy graduated from the University of Vermont, where he majored in Environmental Studies and founded Green Mountain Manna, a Jewish outdoors club. He also wrote his senior thesis on founding Green Mountain Manna on campus. Jeremy is passionate about food justice because after all, people cannot survive or function without access to food.
    • Riki Robinson

      Brooklyn Fellow, Repair the World NYC

    • Riki Robinson

      Brooklyn Fellow, Repair the World NYC
      Riki went to Pitzer College where she graduated with a degree in sociology and Asian American Studies. She worked as a Program Coordinator at Pitzer College's Center for Asian Pacific American Students where she helped start a dialogue series and bike share program. She believes education is key for social connection and transformation; in particular, it’s integral to honor that different forms of knowledge can be liberating for people from historically marginalized backgrounds. She also enjoys making and trading zines!
    • Alison Rollman

      Brooklyn Fellow, Repair the World NYC

    • Alison Rollman

      Brooklyn Fellow, Repair the World NYC
      Alison graduated from Pitzer College with a degree in sociology and worked as a health equity intern at Partners for Better Health in Ontario, California. She worked on an asset-mapping project with teen leaders and focused on mapping healthy food access and distributing information to the local community. She is excited to engage more deeply in justice-oriented Jewish communities and to be part of an organization working together for meaningful change. She also studied abroad in Nepal where she learned conversational Nepali!
    • Jaz Twersky

      Brooklyn Fellow, Repair the World NYC

    • Jaz Twersky

      Brooklyn Fellow, Repair the World NYC
      Jaz attended University of California, San Diego where they majored in linguistics. They were Editor-in-Chief of their university's independent newspaper, reporting on controversies at the school and bringing to new issues to light. Working as a journalist allowed them to see how both university and local school systems fail students in a number of different ways. They also enjoy knitting and once knitted a dragon!