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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: TYWLS student with volunteer at Cool Women, Hot Jobs

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.

Cool Women, Hot Jobs / Cool Women, STEM Jobs

Each event will take place from 8:45 am to Noon

We need volunteers from diverse personal and professional backgrounds to ignite a spark in TYWLS students in the 6th and 9th grades. This year, we are also specifically looking for women currently working in careers in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) to speak with our 7th and 8th grade students. As a volunteer, you will educate and inspire girls about the many career opportunities and possibilities ahead of them. You will also be asked to speak 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.

Dates:

  • November 15, 2016 at TYWLS Queens
  • November 17, 2016 at TYWLS Bronx
  • February 7, 2017 at TYWLS Brooklyn
  • February 16, 2017 at TYWLS East Harlem
  • March 16, 2017 at TYWLS Astoria

For more information, please email us

Brag Party

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

We need energetic 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.

Dates:

  • April 3, 2016 at the New York Academy of Medicine
  • April 4, 2016 at the New York Academy of Medicine

For more information, email us

TYWLS Works

Each event will take place from 10:30 am to 2:00 pm

We are looking for companies to host 10-12 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 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 that is mutually beneficial for students and volunteers. We 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.

Dates:

  • February 15, 2017
  • March 1, 2017
  • March 9, 2017
  • March 14, 2017
  • March 23, 2017

For more information, email us.

TYWLS Works Discovery Program

May - June 2017

Help us to prepare TYWLS students for success in college and beyond by hosting a TYWLS senior for three weeks of job shadowing and career exploration. As a host company, you will provide a student with professional experience and networking opportunities! Students will practice professionalism, hone leadership skills, and get deeper exposure to a field they are interested in pursuing.

For more information, email us

TYWLS Explorers

July 2017

TYWLS Explorers exposes students to three weeks of summer fun and exploration around New York City!Daily excursions are planned for 40 students around the tri-state area to exciting locations such as sporting events, parks, museums, colleges, corporations, and more! Our goal is to provide our students with a variety of experiences that are not only fun, but also challenge their ideas about what they like, give them the opportunity to try something new, and become stronger, braver young women leaders of the future. We are looking for companies to host our students for a day to introduce them to a new industry and the types of jobs that are available after college.

For more information, email us

TYWLS Tech Explorers

July 2017

TYWLS Tech Explorers is an intensive three-week summer program that strives to teach students to work within the realms of JavaScript, HTML, and CSS, and provides them with the tools they need to create their own web applications. We are looking for companies to host 40 students at their offices for a day of coding and to give them the opportunity to work with, learn from, and speak with professional software developers and programmers about how they can bridge the gender gap in the Computer Science field.

For more information, email us