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Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz Organizations Seeking Volunteers

Cultural Organizations

Brooklyn Museum of Art
200 Eastern Parkway
Brooklyn, New York 11238
Contact: Kevin Cooper
Tel: 718 638-5000 ext. 411

The Society for the Preservation of
Weeksville and Bedford-Stuyvesant History
1698 Bergen Street
Brooklyn, New York 11213
Contact: Cheryl McCourtye
Tel: 718 756-5250 ext. 312

Brooklyn Arts Council
55 Washington Avenue, Suite 218
Brooklyn, New York 11205
Contact: Ella Weiss, President
Tel: 718 625-0080

Elders Share the Arts
138 S.Oxford Street
Brooklyn, New York 11217
Contact: Jenny Smith
Tel: 718 398-3870 ext. 103

Ryan Repertory Company New York
Harry Warren Theater
2445 Bath Avenue
Brooklyn, New York 11214
Contact: Barbara Parisi
Tel: 718 996-4800

Brooklyn Philharmonic Orchestra
55 Washington Street, Suite 656
Brooklyn, New York 11201
Contact: Gregory Pierson
Tel: 718 488-7711

(Museum of Contemporary African Diasporian Arts)
80 Hanson Place
Brooklyn, New York 11217
Contact: Laurie Combo
Tel: 718 230-0492
ext. 113

Brooklyn Children’s Museum
145 Brooklyn Avenue
Brooklyn, New York 11213
Contact: Gemma Noel
Tel: 718 735-4400 ext. 160

Dance Wave
45 4th Avenue
Brooklyn, New York 11217
Contact: Laura Stein
Tel: 718 522-4696
Volunteers needed to assist with children’s performances, backstage, box office, ticket and ushering, through out the year.

Brookyn Botanic Garden
1000 Washington Avenue.
Brooklyn, New York 11225
Contact: Louis Cesario
Tel: 718 623-7261

The New York Aquarium
Surf Avenue. and West 8th. Street.
Brooklyn, New York 11224
Contact: Kim Acevedo - general volunteers – Tel: 718 265-3450
Contact: Dick Blankfein - certified divers – Tel: 718 265-2738

Land Use and Parks

Gowanus Dredgers Canoe Club
Contact: Owen Foote
tel. 718-243-0849
Needs: carpenter, plumbers, general construction

Gowanus Canal Conservancy
P.O. Box 150-652
Brooklyn, New York 11215
Contact: Brett Wallace
Tel: 718.541.4378
Needs: Assist in the Clean & Green Program to pick up trash, weed and plant in the GreenStreets areas and along the Gowanus Canal

Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy
334 Furman Street
Brooklyn, New York 11201
Contact: Kara Gilmour
Needs: computer, data entry or telephone skills, gardeners and researchers.



Habitat for Humanity
334 Furman Street, 2nd Floor
Brooklyn, New York 11201
Contact: Monthina Williams
Tel: 718 991-4000 ext. 310
Needs: administrative/clerical help for their office and skilled carpenters & other construction trades people.
Neighbors Helping Neighbors
Contact: Julia Fitzgerald
443 39th Street, Suite 202
Brooklyn, New York 11232
Tel: 718 686-7946 ext. 11
Needs: data entry, preparation of materials for classes & mailings, field survey work. Spanish speaking, helpful. Located in Sunset Park.

Fifth Avenue Committee
621 DeGraw Street, near 4th Ave.
Brooklyn, New York 11217
Contact: Shawn Hegele
Tel: 718 237-2017
Needs: fundraiser, event planning, newsletter writing, coordinating committees.

Brooklyn Housing & Family Services
415 Albemarle Road
Brooklyn, New York 11218
Contact: Larry Jayson
Tel: 718 435-7585
Needs: clerical assistance

Legal Services

Brooklyn Legal Services
105 Court Street
Brooklyn, New York 11201
Contact: Chip Gray
Tel: 718 237-5500 ext. 5524
Needs: attorneys, paralegals & law

Brooklyn Legal Services Corporation A
260 Broadway
Brooklyn, New York 11221
Contact: Maria Posner
Tel: 718 487-2323
Needs: attorneys, paralegals & law students.

Brooklyn Bar Association - Volunteers Lawyers Project
123 Remsen Street
Brooklyn, New York 11201
Contact: Jeannie Costello,
Executive Director or
Jessica Spiegel,
Pro bono Coordinator
Tel: 718 624-3894

Needs: attorneys, paralegals & law students.


Social and Community Services

Overseas Medical Assistance Team
197 Winthrop Street
Brooklyn, New York 11225
Contact: Beryl R. Williams
Tel: 718 398-6628
Needs: Coordinator. Current Openings for Humanitarian (Continued in next column) Missions: Family Practitioners, Pediatricians, Obstetricians/Gynecologist, Surgeons, Anesthesiologist, Cytologists and Nurse Practitioners.

God’s Love We Deliver
166 Avenues of the Americas
New York, New York 10013
Contact: Steven Covello
Tel: 212 294-8169
Needs: Kitchen aide, food deliverer, van assistant.

Atlantic Senior Center
70 Pennsylvania Avenue
Brooklyn, New York 11207
Contact: Rose-Marie Vega, Assistant Director
Tel: 718 345-7994

Fort Greene Senior Center
196 Albany Avenue
Brooklyn, New York 11213
Contact: Nolan Lazans, Director
Tel: 718 773-2600

Project Reach Youth of Lutheran Family Health Center
199 14th Street
Brooklyn, New York 11215
Contact: Rebecca Gallagher
Tel: 718 768-0778

Needs: tutors for after-school program, Mon.-Fri. & Sat. English classes for adults, Conversation Partners

United Jewish Organizations of Williamsburg (UJO)
32 Penn Street
Brooklyn, New York 11211
Contact: Kindy Kohn
Housing Coordinator
Tel: 718 643-9700 ext 215
Needs: Inventory, photographing stock, taking internal census of community and basic field research.

1720 Church Avenue
Brooklyn, New York 11226
Contact: Mary Ellen Roth
Tel: 718 287-2600

Northside Senior Center
179 North 6th Street
Brooklyn, New York 11211
Contact: Vincent Vespole
Tel: 718 387-2316
Needs: Kitchen & Meals on wheels program, teach computer classes, Center Aide.

Swinging 60’s Senior Center
211 Ainslie Street
Brooklyn, New York 11211
Contact: Ms. Tillie Tarantino
Tel: 718 963-3793
Needs: Exercise & Art teachers.

Senior Citizen League of Flatbush
550 Ocean Parkway
Brooklyn, New York 11218
Contact: Ms. Lenora Freidman
Tel: 718 438-7771
Needs: Clerical, Custodial and Kitchen Aide, help to deliver meals to seniors.

Heights & Hill Community Council
160 Montague Street. 3rd Fl.
Brooklyn, New York 11201
Contact: Gloria Katz
Tel: 718 260-9197
Needs: Meals-on-wheels delivery, telephone reassurance, medical escorts & Friendly visitors

Bergen Beach Youth Organization
Bergen Avenue & Avenue W
Sports Complex
Contact: Simone Dundas
Tel: 718 531-6600 Ext. 115
Needs: Clerical & Maintenance & case manager

Pratt Area Community Council (PACC)
1224 Bedford Avenue.
Brooklyn, New York 11216
Contact:  Michelle Etwaroo
Tel: 718 522-2613 ext. 22
Needs: Assistance in its mission of improving the quality of life for residents in Fort Greene, Clinton Hill and Bedford Stuyvesant as well as support for local businesses.

North Flatbush BID
282 Flatbush Avenue, #286
Brooklyn, New York 11238
Contact: Sharon Davidson,
Executive Director
Tel: 718 783-1685
Needs: Clerical, purchasing supplies, event coordinator.

Grand Street BID
672 Grand Street
Brooklyn, New York 11211
Contact: Max Javier
Tel: 718 218-8836

Myrtle Avenue Revitalization Project (MARP)
472 Myrtle Avenue, 2nd Fl.
Brooklyn, New York 11205
Contact: Michael B. Backer
Executive Director
Tel: 718 230-1689
Needs: Messengers, help with tree planting (seasonal) work with small merchants.

Raices Times Plaza Senior Center
460 Atlantic Avenue
Brooklyn, New York 11217
Ms. Rosemary Bland
Tel: 718 694-0895
Needs: Food service & Clerical work, Assist w/recreation & trips – Help with creative writing & sewing.

Starrett City Senior Center
1540 Van Siclen Avenue.
Brooklyn, New York 11239
Contact: Zina Bobrovsky
Tel: 718 642-1010
Needs: Dance teacher & assistance with current events.

Jay-Harama Senior Center
2216 Avenue X
Brooklyn, New York 11235
Contact: Risa Erps
Tel: 718 891-3941
Needs: assistance with reception, clerical and recreation.

Brooklyn Special Olympics
P O Box 79
Fort Tilden, New York 11695
Contact: Chris Munnely &
Noreen Munnely
Tel: 718 474-8314
Needs: Coaches, fund raising & clerical assistance

Special Olympics New York
New York City Region
211 East 43rd Street, Suite 1205
New York, New York 10017
Contact: Judy Dorn
Tel: 212 661-5217 ext. 19
Needs: Call office for further info.

New York Cares
214 West 29th Street
New York, New York 10001
Contact: Rodolfo Moran
Tel: 212 228-5000 ext. 153
Needs: Assistance with various social service/community service activities.

Center for Animal Care and Control
2336 Linden Boulevard
Brooklyn, New York 11208
Tel: 212 788-4000

Jewish Board of Family and Children’s Services
120 West 7th Street
New York, New York 10019
Contact Joanna Hachnan
Tel: (212) 632-4687
Needs: Big Brother Big Sister program at locations throughout the five boroughs and Westchester.

Seaside Therapeutic Riding Inc.
3903 Nostrand Ave, Suite LL-3
Brooklyn, New York 11235
Contact: Mr. Daniel Cutler,
Tel: 718 812-8466
Needs: Volunteers to work play and assist students with special needs - Leaders and Sidewalkers to accompany student riders.

Kensington Stables
51 Caton Place
Brooklyn, New York 11235
Contact: Ms. Alicia Kershaw
Tel: 646 413-0469
Needs: Volunteers to lead horses and assist Side walkers.  Mondays through Fridays (hours vary)

Brooklyn Historical Society
128 Pierrepont Street
Brooklyn, New York 11201
Contact: Janice Monger
Tel: 718 222-4111 ext 250
Needs: Visitor services, docent tours, office administration and more

VNSNY Community Connections

Contact: Omayra Torres
225 West 34th Street, Suite 910
New York, New York 10122
Needs: Bilingual in English and
Mandarin, Cantonese or Fukienese to
help with outreach work in Sunset
Park, Brooklyn and administrative work.

Community Emergency Response Team/
Office of Emergency Management

Contact: NYC CERT Hotline
Tel: 718 422-8902
Needs: Organization of community groups that will receive training in emergency response.

CERT 1NYC (AKA) BayRidge Bensonhurst Alliance
9201 Fourth Avenue
Brooklyn, New York 11209
Contact: Lisa Deljanin
Tel: 718 491-1705
Needs: Residents of Bay Ridge, Dyker Heights, Bensonhurst area who are trained for emergency disaster preparedness, assist at special events (spring season)

Brooklyn Public Library
Grand Army Plaza
Brooklyn, New York 11238
Contact: Noel Keeler
Tel: 718 230-2406
Needs: After –School helper, computer coach, reading troubadour, greeter to direct library users at the Central Library’s Welcome Center.

Brooklyn Food Coalition
33 Flatbush Avenue, 5th Floor
Brooklyn, New York 11217
Tel: 347 329-5093
Needs: volunteers to help set up events and pass out flyers.  We also organize volunteer days at local urban farms throught Brooklyn.


Economic Development

The Brooklyn Tourism & Visitors Center
209 Joralemon Street
Brooklyn, New York 11201
Contact: Tom McGinn
Tel: 718 802-3803 ext. 3820
Needs: Hospitality and customer service skills.

Brighton Beach BID
1002 Brighton Beach Avenue
Brooklyn, New York 11235
Contact: Yelena Makhnin,
Tel: 718 934-1942

Graham Avenue BID
80 Graham Avenue, 2A
Brooklyn, New York 11206
Contact: Betty Cooney
Tel: 718 387-6643
Needs: Bi-lingual (Spanish) general office work, assist at events.

Midwood Development Corporation
1416 Avenue M
Brooklyn, New York 11230
Tel: 718 376-0999 or
2394 Nostrand Avenue
Brooklyn, New York 11210
Contact: Faye Shnyder
Tel: 718 859-3011 ext. 102

Southwest Brooklyn Industrial Development Corporation
Executive Director
269 37th Street, 2nd Floor
Brooklyn, New York 11232
Contact: Brian Barrett
Tel: 718 965-3100 ext. 103
Needs: data entry, general office work.

Brooklyn Borough President Eric L. Adams 209 Joralemon Street Brooklyn, NY 11201 - 718-802-3700