At the Samuel Field Y adult volunteers have the opportunity to utilize their unique skills and talents to be of service to our community in powerful and innovative ways. These volunteers have a major impact on the wide range of clients that the Y serves.
Current volunteers assist and empower frail, homebound, elderly individuals to stay independent in their home through our Caring Calls program. Volunteers also assist staff in planning and implementing fun and safe activities for individuals with developmental disabilities for our A Time for Us program, and they even make dolls for children experiencing challenging life situations. These are just a few of the many opportunities that are available here at the Y for our adult volunteers and we are constantly working to form new partnerships and projects within the community that volunteers can take part in.
Most recently, Engage, UJA’s Jewish Service Corps for adults, is partnering up with Met Council for a new initiative to try to connect eligible community members with food assistance. Volunteers involved in this hands-on project will play a pivotal role in assisting individuals and families in need in Queens with much needed resources.
All over New York City personable, professional and enthusiastic volunteers are Engaging in combatting hunger, and now volunteers in Queens and Long Island have the opportunity to act as portals to these critical resources. Volunteers will participate in a training session to become benefits experts and will have the opportunity to sign up for hour and a half volunteer shifts located throughout our community, at three green markets in Queens.
To get involved and attend the training, or for more information on adult volunteer opportunities, please contact Jordana Davidson, LMSW at 718-225-6750 or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.