The 2018 hurricane season has been extraordinarily active in parts of the U.S., with Hurricane Florence currently impacting millions in the Carolinas. As this natural disaster unfolds, the staff here at VolunteerMatch is doing its part to ensure that, if you are in an affected community, you are prepared and safe. And if you are looking to help with disaster relief efforts, you know about the most effective ways to contribute.
To broaden the horizens of low-income children in New York with cultural and educational enrichments by utilizing the dedication, talents and abilities of VSC members.
Volunteer Services for Children currently runs two very unique and diverse services for the children of New York. The Learning Program partners volunteers with children who have been designated as reading below grade level. Once a week in the evening, volunteers come to various community centers throughout NYC to work one-to-one with children ranging in age from six to sixteen. The Saturday Outings Program works with children currently residing in temporary foster care facilities. Each week, volunteers and children participate in cultural and educational activities in New York. Recent excursions have included trips to the American Museum of Natural History, Madame Tussaud's Wax Museum and a hiking trip in Bear Mountain State Park.
While it has been quite a few years since I last workked with Volunteer Services For Children I can only say that it proved to be a wonderful way of helping children while I was a member.I had stopped when I joined New York Cares because I felt that I was taking too much on myself by working for both organizations.Right now hearing that it is still doing its job to help children has me thinking that I might get in touch with them again. I will always remember those great group of volunteers that I worked along side of and the children we helped. Jim Tucker
It give's me more information to know how to do thing right and learned how to be prepared and help kids to do what's right and guide them the right way to their future for them to succeed in life. Thank you