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Citizens' Committee for Children (CCC)/Youth Action Community Leadership Course
Every fall and spring, 25 high school students from throughout all five boroughs of New York City participate in CCC’s YouthAction Community Leadership Course (YCLC)—an after-school program for high school students interested in learning how to make a difference for New York City’s children and youth.

The YCLC is a FREE 10-week course for high school students, which meets on Monday afternoons from 4:00 to 7:00 PM at CCC’s office in Manhattan.

Contact: Laura Jankstrom, 212-673-1800 x20, or email:
Youth volunteers are a crucial part of our programs. They help to bridge the generation gap and alleviate social isolation for our seniors. You can help improve the lives of seniors through friendly visits, birthday deliveries and cards, playing chess, computer tutoring, and much more. We take great care in matching volunteers with appropriate projects and with older friends to visit. All of our youth volunteer programs take place in Manhattan.
Alzheimer's Association
Please contact Kelli Moorehead at to learn more about volunteer opportunities.
Friendship Circle
We challenge teenagers to give their time, patience, and love. The payment is a unique friendship with someone who will immediately accept you, come to love you, and never forget you.  

Volunteering with Friendship Circle means hours and hours of fun in a constructive, affirming environment. It means getting to meet other teenagers who are committed, caring, and responsible. It means gaining a sense of security and self-esteem that comes from knowing that what you do makes a difference in the life of a child.
Goddard Riverside Community Center
Volunteering at Goddard Riverside is a wonderful way to get involved, learn more about our programs and connect with the community. Learn more about specific volunteer opportunities by clicking the link.
Hale House Center, Inc.
152 West 122nd Street, 212-663-0700

Hale House is dedicated to building better futures for children and families in need through 24-hour infant and toddler residential care, developmental childcare programs, supportive housing, family stabilization efforts and community outreach. Volunteers are asked to commit to the same day and time each week for at least 6 months. Visit their website to download an application.
Lenox Hill Neighborhood House
You have not lived until you have done something for someone who can never repay you. Please consider joining our efforts—here is just a sampling of ways that you or your family member can help make a very real difference:

- serve meals and talk with older adults at one of our two Senior Centers
- help in one of our eight Early Childhood classrooms
- assist adult learners in our Computer Center
- run an activity group for homeless adults
- practice English conversation with recent immigrants
- help seniors with Alzheimer’s disease in our Day Program
Visiting Neighbors
611 Broadway, Suite 510 (between Bleeker and Houston Streets), 212-260-6200

Dedicated volunteers give seniors a reason to keep going, a trusted new friend to share their lives and memories with, and someone they can count on. Kids age 15 and up can volunteer in the Friendly Visiting or Shop and Escort programs weekdays and weekends.

Call Howie Square for more information.