Volunteer opportunities in Leadership and Youth
Volunteer and community service opportunities are available in our Youth Program (Pre-K through 12th grade), out Teen Program (6th through young adults), our Adult Program (seniors, 60 years and older), our Recreation Program (boxing, pool, basketball leagues), our computer lab, or other general opportunities.
The College Discovery Program is a long-term mentoring and academic support program designed to reduce achievement gaps in the Ithaca City School District and increase access to a college education for program participants
Become an Achievement Coach (aka. tutor) who engages students in their academic development by: encouraging them to see themselves as capable learners, assisting them with their homework, working with students to increase their understanding of key concepts in their courses, encouraging them to always give their best effort, connecting with students to build trust and comfort, helping them identify their strengths and develop strategies for using them more productively, and increasing positive peer support for academic success.
C-CAMP serves the unique needs of Ithaca's large transcultural adoptive community by fostering interest and understanding of the adopted youths' racial identity and cultural heritage. C-CAMP achieves this by pairing transculturally adopted youth with Cornell student mentors of a similar cultural background, conducting one-on-one meetings between the mentor and mentee, and by holding cultural-interest events throughout the semester.
Being a Big Brother or Big Sister is one of the most enjoyable things you’ll ever do. Not to mention, one of the most fulfilling. You have the opportunity to help shape a child’s future for the better by empowering them to achieve. And the best part is, it’s actually a lot of fun. You and your Little can share the kinds of activities you already like to do.
"The Community Foundation’s Children and Youth Field of Interest Fund was created to promote the healthy development of children and youth in ways that complement existing services."