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Volunteer Opportunities

YWLN volunteer programs offer diverse and meaningful opportunities for individuals and companies to engage with our students and contribute to their success.

Photo: Students and Volunteers at Cool Women Hot Jobs, TYWLS of East Harlem


We are always looking for inspiring volunteers to donate their time and help impact our students' futures. For additional information on any of our volunteer events, please email us or call 212-207-3221 ext 261.

TYWLS Works!

The day will last from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm

We are looking for companies to host 8-10 students (10th grade, age 15) at their offices to expose them to the world of work. We seek companies that can give our students a “big picture” perspective of the different types of jobs in the company and industry, as well as a flavor of day-to-day responsibilities. We will work with you to create an agenda and program and will ask you to provide engaging, diverse volunteers and lunch. It is a great opportunity for students to gain first-hand knowledge in the workplace and meet terrific role models.


  • October 29
  • November 18
  • February 10
  • March 11

For more information, please email us.

Jumpstart to College

Each event will take place from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm

Help senior class members gain the skills and confidence that will prepare them for college! For the first time, we will be holding this event with all of our senior classes from TYWLS. We are looking for individuals who have strengths in resume writing, interviewing skills, and networking to give our students valuable guidance and advice to help them stand out during the college interview and application process. A background in Communications or Human Resources is recommended for this event.


  • October 24, 2014 at Baruch College
  • May 14, 2015, Location TBD

Register now to attend Jumpstart to College!

Cool Women Hot Jobs - Career Day Series

Each event will take place from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm

We need women from diverse personal and professional backgrounds to ignite a spark in TYWLS students. Volunteers will educate and inspire girls in the 6th and 9th grades about the many career opportunities and possibilities ahead of them. As a volunteer, you will be asked to speak in small groups about your daily activities, responsibilities and challenges, the education and skills needed to succeed in your field, your career path, and interesting aspects about your profession.


Register now to attend Cool Women Hot Jobs!

Brag Party with Peggy Klaus

Each event will take place from 9:30 am to 12:00 pm

The annual Brag Party is an event for high school juniors from TYWLS of Astoria, Brooklyn, East Harlem, and Queens. We need energetic and fabulous volunteers to help teenage girls learn the art of bragging and building self-confidence! Peggy Klaus, communication guru and author, will show the girls and volunteers how to deal with two of the most difficult "soft skills" for women to master: the impostor syndrome and self-promotion. This high-energy, experiential workshop provides insights, strategies, tools, and techniques for conquering the little voice inside your head that whispers self-defeating thoughts. By the end of the workshop, students and volunteers will know how to toot their own horn (in the right way, of course!) about the great things they have accomplished. 


  • May 19, 2015 at Hostelling International
  • May 20, 2015 at Hostelling International

Register now to attend Brag Party!