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Service Calendar

Thank you for your interest in volunteering with us. Our events could not succeed without the hard work and dedication of our volunteers.

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Short-Term Service Projects
Spring 2019

Saturday, January 19th

Location of Program:

East Harlem Scholars Academy II Elementary, 1573 Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10029

 

MLK Day Weekend, East Harlem Scholars

Lehman Student helpings to paint the classrooms that have not had a new paint job in over 15 years. The site is located in East Harlem MLK school and will occur on MLK day. The service will be accompanied by a discussion of how the work will enhance the location of the students who study in the space. 

 

Monday, February 4th and Tuesday, February 5th


Student Health Center

Old Gym Room B-008

Location of program: East Dining Room

 

Why Donate??

 

From organ transplants to heart surgeries, today’s advanced medical care relies on blood transfusions. When one person donates a unit of blood, it can be separated into individual components to save multiple lives. Blood donors like you help meet the daily transfusion needs of cancer and surgery patients, accident and burn victims, newborns and mothers delivering babies, AIDS and sickle cell anemia patients, and many more

All students can sign up at the following link:https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSezuiekzGJraX9Pu_YthGMIwJdLZGfQ3_hA1DswqNyupGyDyw/viewform?usp=sf_link

 

January 29th, 2018 to February 21, 2019

 

 

To be announced

 

Tabling NYC Half Marathon

Join us to volunteer for the NYC Half Marathon on Sunday, March 17, 2019. Volunteers are essential to ensuring a safe and successful run. We absolutely couldn’t make this happen without your support.

Sign up at one of our tables!!!!

Deadline to sign up: February 28, 2019

You can also sign up online:

  • Go to https://www.nyrr.org/races-and-events/2019/united-airlines-nyc-half and register with New York Road Runners (NYRR)
  • Once you register, you will receive a confirmation email. Please follow the link in the email to finish setting up your account. (Can’t find the confirmation email? Check your spam folder)
  • Now, log in to your new account and from the main page select VOLUNTEER
  • Scroll down to VOLUNTEER FOR THE 2016 UNITED AIRLINES NYC HALF (Sunday, March 17, 2019 | Manhattan) and select VOLUNTEER
  • Once the page loads, scroll down and select FLUID STATION TWO - LEHMAN COLLEGE
Complete the missing information and click AGREE TO BE A VOLUNTEER!

 

Wednesday, March 13th, 2019
Time: 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Location: POTS

POTS: Part of the Solution

The mission of Part of the Solution (POTS) is to be a loving community in the Bronx that nourishes the basic needs and hungers of all who come to their door. Join us in POTS Community Dining Room as we help serve hot and healthy meals to families.

 

 

February 27th, 2019

to March 22nd, 2019


Location: Music Building, Student Cafeteria

 

Tabling Dates

To Be Announced


Crafts of Caring: Take Back The Night Quilt

The mission of Take Back the Night is to create safe communities and respectful relationships through awareness events and initiatives. They seek to end sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, sexual abuse and all other forms of sexual violence.

 

In support, the Office of Community Engagement and New Student Programs invite you to make a square for our “Take Back the Night” campus quilt.

 

Student will be asked to create a message of support, hope or change regarding sexual assault on a small square of fabric. All these small square will be proudly displayed in the week leading up to the take back the night event later in April. 

 

APPLICATION OPENS:
February 26, 2019

 

APPLICATION DEADLINE:
March 29th, 2019

 

Orientation Workshop Leader Application

The Office of Community Engagement & New Student Programs seeks a group of energetic and dedicated student leaders to assist with the implementation of orientation programs during the summer and fall.  Orientation Workshop Leaders (OWLS) are necessary for the smooth transition of new students and families into the Lehman College community.

 

 

Wednesday, April 3rd, 2019 and
Thursday, April 4th, 2019

Various shifts are available!

 

Annual New York ReelAbilities Film Festival

The Annual New York ReelAbilities Film Festival is the nation's largest festival of films dedicated to promoting awareness and appreciation of the lives, stories and artistic expressions of people with different abilities. These international award-winning films cut across the spectrum of disability and captures the social and political challenges in our society.

Volunteer to help make this a successful event!

Volunteers are needed in various areas, from audience attendance management to set up and break down.

As a volunteer you will also be able to watch the quality movies being shown and take part in the Q&A segment with the movie directors!

 

Sunday, March 17, 2019
Time: 5:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Location: TBD

 

 

NYC Half Marathon

Join us to volunteer for the NYC Half Marathon Sunday, March 17, 2019. Volunteers are essential to ensuring a safe and successful run. We absolutely couldn’t make this happen without your support.

Register online by February 28, 2019 to participate!

  • Go to https://mynyrr.nyrr.org and register with New York Road Runners (NYRR)
  • Once you register, you will receive a confirmation email. Please follow the link in the email to finish setting up your account. (Can’t find the confirmation email? Check your spam folder)
  • Now, log in to your new account and from the main page select VOLUNTEER
  • Scroll down to VOLUNTEER FOR THE 2019 UNITED AIRLINES NYC HALF (Sunday, March 17, 2019 | Manhattan) and select VOLUNTEER
  • Once the page loads, scroll down and select FLUID STATION TWO - LEHMAN COLLEGE
Complete the missing information and click AGREE TO BE A VOLUNTEER!

 

April 20th – April 27th The Lehman L.I.F.E. application for Spring 2018 is now closed. Please stay tuned for details on how to apply for Spring 2019.

Lehman L.I.F.E. (Leaders Involved for Everyone):


Lehman L.I.F.E. supports service opportunities for students by creating awareness of need in communities around the world and fostering action through volunteer work. The main goal is to increase awareness of issues affecting humanity from our campus to the global society.

 

Domestic Service Trip

Yabucoa, Puerto Rico - All Hands And Hearts – Natural Disaster Relief)

 

Our team is operating in Yabucoa, Barranquitas. Hurricane Maria first made landfall over the municipality of Yabucoa, affecting the 37,000 residents who call it home. This area bore the strongest brunt of the storm, where hundreds of homes are still today in need of basic roof repairs. The mountain municipality of Barranquitas, the interior of the island, was also devastated by the storm and became nearly inaccessible for weeks due to landslides. The roughly 30,000 residents in this area continue to see a great need for roofing repair and mold sanitation.

Our volunteers will work hard at helping to rebuild these communities. To date, different groups have worked on mucking and gutting projects, debris removal, repairing of roofs in a safe a secure way, performing mold sanitation and critical repairs on windows and doors, as well as revitalizing a baseball field in Yabucoa. We know that our work is not done yet and that is why we have made the commitment to travel in Puerto Rico.

 

International Service Trip

Huancayo, Peru – Foundation for the International Medical Relief of Children –  Community Health & Women’s Empowerment

 

Located in Peru’s central highlands, Huancayo is a culturally vibrant city surrounded by small artisan towns. Its hiking trails and nightlife make it a popular destination for visitors. It is rich in Andean culture and has a more heavily native population than the more pan-Latino coast. Despite the rich culture and tourism opportunities, a large portion of the population still lives in poverty. The most common health issues in Huancayo are a direct result of the lack of access to clean water, sanitary living conditions and proper nutrition.

 

 

Peru’s medical Facilities are critically understaffed and underfunded, and many medical establishments struggle to provide even basic medical care to the people they serve. The hospitals are overburdened with patients, many of whom have illnesses preventable by basic hygiene and healthy living practices.

 

We sat down with hospital directors and partner organizations. We learned about the healthcare system and the struggles. We built a partnership-based model to provide support with community outreach programs and preventative health education. We make responsible contributions to partner facilities and local organizations.

 

 

TBA

Sponsored by the Division of Student Affairs and the Counseling Center

Various Volunteer Positions Available!


Take Back the Night

Lehman College will host its annual Take Back the Night event, honoring those impacted by Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence.

The mission of Take Back the Night is to create safe communities and respectful relationships through awareness events and initiatives. They seek to end sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, sexual abuse and all other forms of sexual violence.


Wednesday, April 17th, 2019
Time: 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Location: POTS

 

POTS: Part of the Solution

The mission of Part of the Solution (POTS) is to be a loving community in the Bronx that nourishes the basic needs and hungers of all who come to their door. Join us in POTS Community Dining Room as we help serve hot and healthy meals to families.

 

Thursday, May 1st, 2019


Time: 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Location: Faculty Dining Room

Community Engagement Recognition Day

Come to our annual awards ceremony to recognize the work of all volunteers this academic year. Special honors will be given to Lehman L.I.F.E, volunteers that dedicated 25 hours or more to service, and community partners.

 


Sunday,  May 19th, 2019


Time: 6:45 AM - 2:30 PM
Location: Central Park

AIDS Walk

Join Lehman as we walk to raise awareness and funding for AIDS research for the 8th year in a row as a team!

Sign up online! Visit aidswalk.net, click on “Join a Team” and Join Lehman College – Team Lightning.

 

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                                                                      Ongoing Service Projects

Current Partners:

Date, Time, Location Event

January. 2019 - December. 2019

Ongoing Event

511RideShare

Lehman College is partnered with 511NY Rideshare to bring you transportation options to help improve your traveling experience! Hundreds of Lehman College students have already registered – once you register you’ll have access to all of 511NY Rideshare's programs. From carpooling and vanpooling to transit and bicycling, no matter where you live, there are great travel choices.

Ridesharing can be a fun, money saving travel option. Check out our free green travel programs - ridematching for carpools and vanpools, guaranteed ride program that provides Uber or Lyft rides to students that share rides, and resources and information for transit, bicycling, walking and other options.

Click the link To enroll

September 2018 - June 2019
Ongoing Event

Bronx Health Corps Volunteer Program

R.A.I.N., Inc. is recruiting 60 community members to be part of a new and very exciting Bronx Health Corps project aimed at educating 800 Bronx seniors on a range of health topics. The Bronx Health Corps is part of a Geriatric Workforce Enhancement Program grant designed to promote wellness and healthy aging among Bronx older adults. This project is a partnership between the Hartford Institute for Geriatric Nursing (HIGN) at the NYU Rory Meyers College of Nursing, Montefiore Health System and R.A.I.N., Inc.

The primary role of a Bronx Health Corps volunteer is to educate Bronx older adults on one of the following health topics:

  • Asthma Management
  • Healthy Diet, Exercise, and Stress Management
  • Living with Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias
  • Healthy Heart
  • Diabetes Management

Volunteers will select one of the above topics and then receive training on the selected topic. This training will equip the volunteers to provide education sessions for older adults at a Bronx-based senior center or community site. The material will be engaging, interactive and fun! Prior knowledge of these topics is not required.

Contact Information:
Jeffrey Lucas - Program Manager
Geriatric Workforce Enhancement Program
Email: Jeffrey.Lucas@raininc.org

September 2018 - June 2019
Ongoing Event

The Children’s Aid Society

Under the supervision of a Program Director and/or Site Director, Success Mentors will work with chronically absent youth to address the barriers keeping them from going to school every day- and to help them reach their educational outcomes. They will help to identify the causes of poor attendance, which may include family struggles or poor health, and work with CAS staff and DOE to seek solutions. Success mentors may also be asked to work directly with groups of youth, lead activities, and organize events.

Responsibilities:

  • Have a caseload of 15-20 youth and are matched with their mentees for a full year.

  • Meet and greet matched youth each morning/afternoon when they arrive at school or program site; make early morning phone calls to absent students.

  • Track attendance and celebrate improvements.

  • Meet with mentees regularly, both one-one and in small groups, to check in on how school is going and listen to youth’s needs.

  • Work with school and site leadership to identify appropriate interventions to support and engage the mentee.

  • Seek advice and identify targeted sources of youth or family supports from appropriate school staff and community-based partners under the direction of the Site Director.

  • Keep notes about youth attendance patterns, needs and interventions-make sure monitoring of data strategic.

  • Attend (or be represented at) weekly/bi-weekly student success meetings to share any best practices or challenges and to present a summary of how youth are doing.

  • When working with groups of youth develop and maintain an effective system of classroom management that encourages children to develop pro-social behavior and self-discipline.

  • Communicate regularly with Program/Site Director or other designated CAS personnel regarding needs and supplies to support chronically absent youth.

Required Academic and Experience Qualifications

  • Experience working with student populations in grade 1-8

  • A demonstrated ability to motivate, stimulate and challenge students to commit, participate, and remain engaged throughout program

  • Members must be at least 17 years old and at least a senior in high school

All members must be approved to work in DOE school as determined by Department of Health and/or Department of Education through an FBI criminal background check. Potential members must be clear of any sexual offense charges as determined through an online check of the National Sex offender Registry.

For more information, please visit http://www.childrensaidsociety.org/juvenile-justice/yes-mentoring.

September 2018 - June 2019
Ongoing Event

Harlem RBI

Harlem RBI is a sports-based youth development organization based in East Harlem.

We are in need of Volunteer Baseball/Softball Coaches (one weekday practice and one weekend game for a commitment of 4-8 hours a week) and Volunteer T-Ball Coaches(six consecutive Saturdays for 2 hours starting on July 9th until August 13th). Each of these volunteer roles is essential to ensure the academic success of our youth!

If you are interested in any of these opportunities, or in learning more about volunteering at Harlem RBI, please let us know by applying online or by email us at volunteer@harlemrbi.org.

September 2018 - June 2019
Ongoing Event

Jumpstart

  • Work with preschool children on language, literacy, and social-emotional skills
  • Earn Federal Work-Study or course credit*
  • Receive professional training in early education
  • Serve 10-12 hours per week with a team of your peer
  • Receive a Segal AmeriCorps Education Award following your service*
  • Join a diverse service network, including over 36,000 alumni

*Subject to eligibility and varies by location

Apply at jstart.org/apply

For more information contact Tiffany Bolling
Tel: 347-577-4057
Email: tiffany.bolling@jstart.org
Location: APEX Room 257

September 2018 - June 2019
Ongoing Event

LIFT the Bronx

LIFT’s mission is to help community members achieve economic stability and well-being.

LIFT Advocate

LIFT seeks driven independent leaders to serve as Advocates. Advocates work one-on-one with low-income community members (LIFT clients) to find jobs, secure housing, enroll in public benefits, and obtain referrals for services like childcare and healthcare. Advocates are also responsible for supporting the day-to-day operation of LIFT. We look for individuals who are passionate about community development and are committed to LIFT’s anti-poverty mission.

How to Apply

Please fill out LIFT-The Bronx Advocate Application and send a resume and thoughtful cover letter to Chelsea Richardson at crichardson@liftcommunities.org

Must Speak English Fluently.

September 2018 - June 2019
Ongoing Event

Mobile Food Pantry Project

(stats from Coalition For the Homeless) NYC has reached the highest levels of homelessness since the great depression. In May of 2017 over sixty-one thousand homeless people were accounted for in the shelter system. 24,000 children over 15,000 single adults and over 15,000 families are plague by homelessness. They are a few thousands of unsheltered homeless sleeping on the street that go unaccounted for. 

As housing programs continue to aggressively get cut, shelters service are faltering, public housing units construction at a halt and New York State unwillingness to work with New York City to combat this crisis. its undoubtably growing and like anything that keeps persisting it can only get worse if we don’t act with urgency.

If we as a community come together the possibility of lifting someone spirits, provide a hot meal as well as information to help them get out of their situation we come closer to ending this epidemic that can plague anyone.

My project Food 4 good thought stem from me working in restaurants and witnessing massive amount of food go in the trash. I always thought to myself; "why don’t they feed the homeless.” I want to create a mobile food pantry service to be able to provide a service to those individuals who are unaccounted for and let them know that We Care.

With the project still in its infancy They way I want to establish these mobile food pantries is by having a 3 day event call We Care to raise funds for the mobile homes/vans. I will start a campaign on line with a #WeCare to start bringing awareness to the crisis.

I will need student volunteers:

  • To reach out to local business/ restaurants/store fronts/ local farms to donate.
  • To take pictures and do a small documentary on NYC Unsheltered in order to bring awareness
  • To help organize the event and help feed the homeless
  • To help bring awareness through social media/press

If you need more information or want to know more about the event/project. I can be contacted by: 

Adavie Gutierrez

email: adavieg31@gmail.com

Cell: (917) 500-7570

Apply Now!

NDA - Opportunity Youth Program

(Fedcap in Partnership with Department of Youth and Community Development Program)

The NDA - Opportunity Youth program offers work-readiness training and counseling, paid short-term work experience, and opportunities for career exploration. This program is designed for individuals ages 16-24 who are currently unemployed and out of school. Participants must reside in Community District 12/NDA-12 (Allerton, Baychester, Co-op City, White plains Road, Gunhill Road sections of the North Bronx ONLY).

Cycle #2 Begins: January - June (Apply Now!)

Program includes:

  • Work-readiness training, counseling, referrals for resources, retention and paid work experience for opportunity youth
  • 10 hours per week of paid work experience at worksites ranging from; hospitals, mailrooms, parks & recreation centers, pet grooming facilities, banquet halls and charitable organizations.
  • Transportation for the first two weeks of work provided and upon request

Location: 1015 East Gunhill Road Bronx, NY 10469 (Cross St.  -Paulding Ave)

Directions:

  • #2/#5 train to Gunhill Road, #28, #30, #38 buses to Gunhill & Paulding Ave
  • #41 bus, #39 bus, #8 bus, Bee line #60 bus

For more information please contact Tiffany Branch, Project Coordinator @ 646.499.1829

September 2018 - June 2019
Ongoing Event

NY Senior Medicare Patrol

The NY Senior Medicare Patrol works to empower and assist seniors to protect themselves against healthcare fraud, learn to detect errors in their medical statements and report Medicare & Medicaid abuse when suspected. Volunteers have an amazing opportunity to gain some valuable skills including public speaking, counseling, advocacy and education. Volunteers can work both one-on-one seniors, helping them to resolve issues of potential fraud and out in the community, educating large groups on how they can prevent themselves from being scammed. 

This is a year-long volunteer program, with quarterly networking events and continuing webinars offered! Each volunteer is comprehensively trained before beginning any work. There is also opportunity for volunteers to be paired with volunteer mentors throughout their time with Senior Medicare Patrol! For further information on training. applications and start dates, please contact Victoria Thornton, 212-398-6565 ext 235 or vthornton@liveon-ny.org

September 2018 - June 2019
Ongoing Event

Every Tuesday

4:15PM - 6:00PM in Manhattan

Publicolor – Enhancing Education through the Environment

Seeking students who are interested in tutoring middle and high schoolstudents ages 13 -18 years old, in academic subjects ranging from Math,English, and The SAT’s.

For more information, please visit http://www.publicolor.org/joinus/volunteer.

September 2018 - June 2019
Ongoing Event

Reading Partners - New York

Join a movement of New Yorkers supporting elementary students in their communities by becoming a Reading Partner in a local elementary school!

The Reading Partners program is designed for volunteers with no prior tutoring experience. You will be provided with an easy-to-follow curriculum, with the support of a full-time Reading Partners site coordinator. Reading Partners is currently recruiting volunteer tutors to across 17 school partners to serve 920 students this year.

Volunteer Highlights:

  • No formal teaching or tutoring experience needed
  • Commit just 1-2 hours a week
  • Reading Centers are open Monday-Thursday during convenient daytime hours across 17 elementary schools
  • A highly effective, easy to follow curriculum
  • In- person training and on-site support from a full time staff member
  • The opportunity to make a difference in the life of a child

Volunteer Requirements:

  • Must be English proficient
  • Must have US SSN
  • Must be able to commit to a minimum of one hour per week.

Contact our community engagement team at 646 402 6284 or volunteer@readingpartners.org. You can also sign up at http://bit.ly/1V61Luz.


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