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Volunteers Needed: Festivals of Learning

30 May

Posted May 2016:

Every summer, Festivals of Learning take place in under-resourced communities where children have less access to summer learning activities. For too many kids in the United States, summer break means a lack of access to learning experiences, books and educational games, and even time to hang out with friends. Festivals of Learning bridge this gap by bringing a variety of activities that promote discovery, highlight skills, and encourage creative expression.

They are looking for volunteers to assist their New York City Festivals of Learning this year. Volunteers should love working with children and/or families and have the energy and patience to make each day of the Festivals a memorable experience!

Festivals will be held for 4 different times in 4 different locations. They’re looking for volunteers who can help out during any of these times with an extra day or two for preparations:

#1: June 30th to July 1st, 2016
#2: July 6th to July 8th, 2016
#3: July 14th to 15th, 2016
#4: August 29th to 31st, 2016

Mission Statement: ATD Fourth World is an international anti-poverty nonprofit with a grassroots presence in over 34 countries and consultative status at the United Nations. We work to overcome the injustices of persistent poverty and social exclusion by bringing together people from all walks of life. We have been working alongside communities in poverty in New York for over 50 years.

How to apply: Send e-mail to their New York team at with your full name, availability, and a bit more about your experience with children and/or why you’d be excited to be involved. Must be 18 years of age or older.

Locations: Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens

Time Commitment

Duration: Less than 3 months

Time commitment: Occasional (weekly or monthly) min. 2 hours per day, max. 8 hours per day

Times of day: Afternoons & Evenings

Days of week: Weekdays & Weekends

Schedule: Flexible Schedule

Additional details: Training provided, International volunteers welcome