Volunteering Opportunities for Individuals

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in the After School Program

After every school day, 60 children ages 5 to 12 are escorted to Hartley House from local schools to participate in the After School Program until 6 PM. The children enjoy a nutritious snack and a healthy balance of play, academics, and creative projects. In addition to receiving daily homework assistance, students engage in a broad range of age-appropriate activities such as story circles, computers, drama, music, ceramics, art and gym. The Program provides the children of working parents with a safe and warm environment where they are encouraged to develop their academic, creative, and leadership skills through a project-based Learning Community design, taught by a dedicated staff.

Volunteer Opportunities include: tutoring, painting, art classroom organization and clean-up, lending time as a volunteer coach or activity specialist, assisting with special workshops, volunteering at our Holiday party including cooking, serving food, cleaning the kitchen, gift sorting and wrapping.

in the HOPE Program

There is a growing need on the West Side for case-management services for homebound seniors. Many of our elders are falling through the cracks of traditional community services. Issues facing older adults in our community include neglect, abuse, lack of resources and the need for additional medical and/or mental health support. Hartley House’s two HOPE social workers work closely with 60-65 regular clients at any one time, most of whom have come to us through agency referrals, doctors, concerned neighbors, or caretakers. They also provide guidance and further referrals to an additional nearly 140 clients per year. Social workers provide individual support by assessing each client to determine specific needs and eligibility for available services and entitlements. HOPE services include assistance with applications and maintenance of benefits; referrals for legal, medical and home care services; and serving as a bridge to other services. This sort of individualized care provided not only helps to prevent eviction and early institutionalization but also recognizes that our elderly neighbors are vital members of the community and works to improve the quality of their lives.

Volunteer Opportunities include: visiting elderly clients at home, providing companionship to those who need it most. Our social workers will work to find an appropriate match with individuals and our HOPE clients.

in House Projects

Hartley House is located in four interconnected brownstones from the late 1800’s. In fact, we are one of the only settlement houses to still be located in our original buildings. Holding programs and housing administrative offices here in our brownstones on 46th Street put real wear and tear on our facilities. There are always projects around the house to be done.

Volunteer Opportunities include: painting, carpentry, replacing door handles, putting up shelves, building projects, garden work.

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Program and
To inquire about internship opportunities within a specific program, please contact the director using the links below.For general office-based internships, please email us here.