Annual Benefit Volunteer
South Bronx United (SBU) is a sports-based youth development organization that uses soccer as a tool for social change. SBU serves more than 1,300 young people annually through programming on the field and in the classroom, including academic enrichment and tutoring, college prep, mentoring, leadership development, health and wellness, immigration legal services, and other individual and family support. The majority of youth served are from immigrant families. While the South Bronx has the nation’s highest poverty rate and low educational outcomes, SBU makes a significant difference in the lives of its youth. In the last five years, 100% of youth in the organization’s core program, the SBU Academy, have graduated high school, 92% have graduated in four years, and 94% have gone on to attend college.
South Bronx United is seeking volunteers to serve at the organization’s 11th Annual Benefit on the evening of Thursday, November 18th at the Midtown Loft & Terrace (E 29th Street & 5th Ave). The event is a cocktail-style fundraising event that raises more than ten percent of the organization’s annual budget and makes it possible for SBU to sustain and grow its youth programs. The event includes food and drink, a silent auction, a raffle, and a short program that includes speeches from the Executive Director and an alumni honoree, messages from special guests, and a program video.
Volunteers can serve in event management roles including coat check, check-in and check-out, raffle, silent auction, food prep, and service. We are also seeking volunteers with specialized experience or interests including a DJ (with your own equipment or computer), photographers, servers, or bartenders. Please let us know if any of these are possible. Volunteers must be 18 years or older.
Volunteers are expected to be detail-oriented and personable, as they will be representing the organization and interacting with donors and sponsors.
For more details on the event, you may visit: https://www.celebratesbu.com/
About South Bronx United, Inc.
594 Grand Concourse, Suite #2, Bronx, NY 10451, US
South Bronx United uses soccer as a vehicle for social change. South Bronx United aims to help youth build character, teamwork, and leadership so that they can succeed in high school, college, careers, their community and beyond. South Bronx United strives to promote educational achievement, health and wellness, and character development through activities on and off the soccer field and to UNITE a diverse group of individuals and an incredibly diverse community toward common positive goals.
South Bronx United is a youth development organization dedicated on serving the South Bronx through education, mentoring, and soccer programs. Our goal is use the sport and the strength of mentoring to help boys and girls, ages 4-19, develop as leaders and scholars.
Midtown Loft & Terrace267 Fifth Avenue, Suite 100New York, NY 10016
October 7, 2021
- Orientation or Training
- Volunteers are to arrive by 5 pm for training and to serve for the entirety of the event (6:30 - 10:30pm). We can also accept volunteers to assist with setup between 10:00 am and 6:00 pm.
- Experience working at an event or on a production management team is not required, but past experiences in both is helpful.