New BK volunteering site wants you to ‘Do Good Right Here’

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Volunteering for things would be so much easier if there wasn’t so much damn work involved, amiright?? The Brooklyn Community Foundation is taking some of the work out of finding volunteer work with its brand-new site Do Good Right Here, which gives the Seamless treatment to finding a volunteer opportunity that fits for you. You can sort by field of interest (arts, education, green communities, etc), search by keywords or look at a list of one-time events (stuff like the Mermaid Parade and Willie Mae Rock Camp for Girls). Opportunities listed right now include a no-kill animal shelter, free kayaking and beach cleanup in Red Hook, Botanic Garden tree programs, farmers markets, tutors, food pantry aids and much much more. Plus, you can track the hours you’ve volunteered to see how much good you really do.

As a bonus, the Foundation is holding an event at Brooklyn Industries in Dumbo tomorrow: from 7-9, Brooklyn Industries will donate a percentage of sales to support the volunteer initiative. There will be Brooklyn Roasting Company coffee and Brooklyn Salsa too!

More volunteer opportunities currently listed:

Opportunity at No Kill Animal ShelterSean Casey Animal RescueSean Casey Animal Rescue, a 501c3 not for profit, no kill animal shelter needs caring, responsible and dependable volunteers to help out in our kennels at both locations (Windsor Terrace and Sunset Park) Morning shifts are available starting at 10am… more
Duffield Children’s CenterBrooklyn Community ServicesBCS Duffield Children’s Center has been a reliable resource for parents and children in Brooklyn for more than 20 years. Today we offer free and sliding-scale child care to low-income parents, and provide educationally rich day care and after-… more
BC PROSBrooklyn Community ServicesBC PROS stands for Brooklyn Community PROS (Personalized Recovery Oriented Services). We assist individuals in recovering from the disabling effects of mental illness through the coordinated delivery of a wide array of group and individual services…more
AALDC InternAtlantic Avenue Local Development CorporationThe Atlantic Avenue Local Development Corporation (AALDC) is a nonprofit organization devoted to economic development, historic preservation, and cultural enrichment in the greater Atlantic Avenue area. The AALDC was formed in 1974 to provide…more
BKLYN UNLTDBrooklyn Community ServicesFor over 50 years Brooklyn Community Service has provided subcontract assembly services to entrepreneurs, retailers, designers, and manufacturers, fulfilling one to any number of steps in getting products to market. All of our work is done by highly…more
Tutoring ESOL studentsTurning PointTurning Point runs ESOL classes for students (mostly immigrants) looking to improve their basic, intermediate and advanced English skills. Students are usually between 20 and 50 years old. Sunset Park is one of Brooklyn’s most diverse… more
Tutoring GED StudentsTurning PointTurning Point runs pre-GED and GED classes focused on 16-24 youth who are out of school and/or do not have a job.
Summer InternsAtlantic Avenue Local Development CorporationThe AALDC Intern will have the opportunity to work closely with the Executive Director and Board, will assist in setting up an efficient executive office and will be able to engage in an open dialogue about organizational enhancements/community and…more

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