Have a Love for the Written Word?


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It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.


BRC Cecil Ivory House149 West 132nd StreetNew York, NY 10027


Located in Harlem on 132nd Street, Cecil Ivory House is a 24 bed transitional housing program targeting formerly homeless clients who are either mentally ill or dually diagnosed as mentally ill and chemically addicted. The mission of this program is to provide a safe and supportive environment where residents take part in rehabilitation interventions that will assist them in the attainment of their work, social and community living goals. A variety of services are available, including case management, substance abuse groups, medication monitoring, daily skills training and recreational activities. Now is your chance to step up and help us in our goals!

If you love fiction and writing, particularly short stories or poems, we could truly benefit from your passion. We all know putting pen to paper through the written word is an excellent means to express oneself, and our residents are no different. Like you, they have stories to reveal, and with your help, we can help them tell them. We hope to introduce this informal, one hour writing group on Saturdays, any time between the hours of 11am and 6pm. If you would care to take the reins on this activity, give me a call.

PLEASE NOTE: In order to insure the integrity of the BRC volunteer program, as well as the well being of the clients we service, all interested parties must complete a New Volunteer Registration form and attend an orientation, prior to receiving an assignment. Apologies, but we are unable to accept walk-ins.


  • Teaching / Instruction
  • Reading / Writing

Good Match For


Requirements & Commitment

  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 1 to 1.5 hours every Saturday

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