Volunteers at EVYP are a vital component of our many programs. EVYP offers a variety of ways for volunteers to get involved at every level of the organization.
10 Easy ways for you to get involved with East Village Youth Program:
- Be a tutor
Tutoring runs through the school year from 6:30-7:30 on Monday evenings. If you have an hour to give once a week, we have a student that would benefit!
- Serve on a career panel
Several times throughout the year we have professionals come in and speak to our students. It gives them a chance to ask questions and learn about what careers interest them. We are always looking to bring in new people in different professions.
- Host a job shadow
The best way for a student to decide what they would like to be when they grow up is to spend a day in the life of that profession! Make yourself available to bring in one of our students that may be interested in pursuing a career similar to yours.
- Be a guest speaker
If your schedule doesn’t permit a regular time every week, we would love to have you come in and give a short presentation about your career. You can tell students about the ins and outs of your journey to where you are today.
- Provide administrative help
We have a small staff who excel at multitasking every day. If you have any free time throughout the work week, we always have office work that needs done!
- Volunteer on our benefit committee
Our annual Spring Soiree is our biggest event of the year. We spend months planning and need countless volunteers to help before, during, and after the event date.
We are always open to new ideas on how to fund our mission. Have you worked with a non-profit in the past and had great success fundraising? Let us know what you did and how we can follow your lead!
- Like Us, Follow Us, Share Us – EVYP is making strides in the social media world! We are proud of our Facebook and LinkedIn pages. Please follow us, like our updates and share any interesting articles with us. It’s the easiest way to get involved, there’s no time commitment and every ‘like’ helps us advance our mission.
- Spread the word
Do you have five or ten friends that you think would be interested in hearing about our organization? Let us know! We would be happy to write up an email or letter for you to send out to your contacts. They will appreciate the information coming from you directly, and it’s very little work on your end!
- Attend one of our fundraising events
We have several fundraising event throughout the year, from concerts and an annual event at Revolution Brewing to our Spring Soiree held every May. For all of our events, proceeds benefit East Village Youth Program and tickets are sometimes as low as $15! We always have a great turnout and a lot of fun at all of our events, and remember it’s all for a great cause!