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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 Brooklyn

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.

Jumpstart to College

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

Our Jumpstart to College Program prepares all 12th grade students at The Young Women’s Leadership Schools to successfully transition to college and beyond. Jumpstart to College brings professional volunteers, educators, and students together twice a year to share wisdom and advice and teach practical skills that relate to career and college readiness. Our students participate in workshops focused on how to reach their potential; make smart decisions about the future; and achieve academic and career success.


  • October 24, 2014 at Baruch College
  • May 14, 2015 at the Faculty House at Columbia University - Morningside Drive and 116th Street

Brag Party with Peggy Klaus

May 19, 2015 will take place from 9:30 am to 1:00 pm and May 20, 2015 will take place from 10:00 am to 1:30 pm

The annual Brag Party is an event for 11th graders 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 lead all participants in developing important soft skills. 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 from 9:30 am to 1:00 pm at the New York Society for Ethical Culture (2 West 64th Street)
  • May 20, 2015 from 10:00 am to 1:30 pm at the Kimmel Center at New York University (60 Washington Square South)

Cool Women Hot Jobs - Career Day Series

Each event will take place from 9:30 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.


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 introduce 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 snapshot 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 a healthy lunch. This is a great opportunity for students to gain first-hand knowledge in the workplace and meet terrific role models.


  • November 18 with TYWLS of Brooklyn
  • February 10 with TYWLS of East Harlem
  • March 11 with TYWLS of Queens
  • March 20 with TYWLS of Astoria

For more information, please email us.