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Individual Volunteers

Win needs you! Individual volunteers are a tremendous asset supporting Win in our corporate offices and/or in our shelters. We need dedicated people whose skills can help advance our mission.

SKILLS NEEDED

  • Administration – could be Word Processing, Filing, Reports, Assisting Leadership Teams.
  • Special Projects – could be Events, Marketing, Fundraising, Leading Volunteers or Donations.
  • Job Readiness – could be Interview Skills, Financial Literacy, Computer Training, Job Search. Job Readiness opportunities for individuals are rare and may be discussed in further detail upon request.

Becoming a volunteer is easy. You will fill out an application which will be collected and processed within two weeks. Within the form you will select an orientation date which has mandatory attendance prior to volunteering. New Volunteer Opportunities will be posted here. Please review our posted opportunities to ensure a good match for your skills and our needs.

Individual volunteers must be 18 or older. Please see the Group Volunteer section for opportunities to bring youth groups to Win.

 

ADMINISTRATVE ROLES

Volunteers that lead the way in filing, data entry and other clerical duties are integral to keeping those systems running well at our main offices located Manhattan, as well as in our shelters throughout four of the five boroughs. Potential administrative volunteers should have great organizational skills, high attention to detail and availability during regular business hours, Monday through Friday from 9am – 5pm.

Headquarters Champions support our main office staff in Manhattan by assisting with filing, data entry and reception duties, as well as special projects. HQ Champions have the opportunity to learn about different departments in nonprofit organizations. Potential HQ Champions should have great organizational skills.

Residence Heroes support our Win social services staff by assisting them with general office duties, including answering phones, filing and data entry. This helps them focus their time on supporting individual family needs. This is a great way to learn more about social work in a shelter environment.

DONATIONS AND DRIVES

Win-Kind Packers help sort and categorize all in-kind donations before sending directly to Win clients. Be part of the team helping to put clothing, toiletries and gifts for our individual clients.

Backpack Buddies help out during Win’s Operation Backpacks Drive in the summer, helping Win and various city-wide sponsors provide the children in our programs with over 1,500 new backpacks and supplies for the beginning of the school year. Backpack Buddies help pack up and deliver the new backpacks to our 10 family shelter-residences. Individuals interested in this opportunity can learn more details and begin to sign-up to volunteer at the end of May.

Holiday Elves make the holidays a little brighter for Win children by helping to collect and sort over 2,000 gifts for our Holiday Gift Program.

 

WORKING WITH WIN KIDS

Camp Winners come in to help facilitate the activities and programs with our childcare and recreation staff. During the school year our Win kids are off from school for holiday, winter and summer breaks that last at least a week. When this occurs, Win offers Camp Win at each of the sites to help kids keep up their learning while having fun activities at their disposal. This is a great way to have fun and work with Win kids.

Win Associates is an internal Win Volunteer group that hosts monthly events for Win kids at a variety of sites.

 

Become a Member


YesNo

If No, then we encourage you to form a group project as we are unable to have minors participate in individual activities without parent/guardian supervision.

How did you hear about Win Volunteer Services?

OnlineOn the NewsFrom another Win VolunteerAt a Volunteer FairI volunteered with my company previouslyOther

What is your availability?

Please note that we do not have weekend opportunities.

I am available 9am-1pmI am available 1pm-5pmI am available 5pm-9pmI am available all day

Please check the following based on your professional skills:

Note: You do not need to have these skills in order to volunteer with us. For College students, we cannot guarantee a placement will be available that meets your course requirements

I have professional financial services experienceI have professional experience working with childrenI have professional photography and/or videography experienceI have health and wellness experienceI am a college student looking for course creditI have event planning and management experienceI have previous volunteer experienceOther

Please check the following based on Background Check & Fingerprinting:

Please note: this documentation is not required for all volunteer roles.

I have completed a background check and would be able to share with Win.I have been fingerprinted and would be able to provide documentation with Win.I have not completed a background check or been fingerprinted, but I would be interested in funding my own. I am aware that this costs $125, and that Win helps with the process.I have <u>not</u> had a background check and am not willing to pay to have one.

Please indicate the borough(s) where you are available to volunteer:

BronxManhattanQueensBrooklyn


Win Volunteer Interest

Please check one or more Volunteer Role(s) of interest (Required):

Administrative Roles

(weekdays, hours are between 9am–5pm)

Headquarter ChampionsResidence HeroesJob Prep Supporter

Donations & Drive Placements

Donation Room (weekdays, hours are between 9am–5pm)

Win-Kind PackersBackpack Buddies (April – August)Holiday Elves (October – December)

Working with Win Kids

Camp WinnersWin Associates

Special Projects

Special Projects and Events


Next Step: Signing up for an Orientation

Phone orientations are mandatory before volunteering with Win. The Win orientation allows you to learn more about Win families and what it means to volunteer with Win. Please allow 45 minutes for the call.

A member of Volunteer Services will be in touch to schedule an upcoming Orientation Call with you so you can learn more about Win!