Volunteer At Your Office - In Person or Virtually
Do you work in Healthcare, Media, Business, or Construction? Host children (ages 7-12) or youth (ages 14-24) for educational field trips about the world of work at your office. Conduct mock interviews, provide constructive feedback on resumes, and share how you got into your field and the breadth of opportunities available.
- 10+ Volunteers
- Tour of your office or work space
- Point person at your company to help facilitate event and recruit volunteers
- Snacks are optional, and appreciated
Virtual Talent Teams Needed
We're seeking assistance from small teams on a variety of skilled projects, including construction, real estate, finance, evaluation, event planning, and fund development. Does your team have the talents, time, and commitment to our mission to help? Email Alexis, CS' Volunteer Project Coordinator, at email@example.com.
In East Harlem
Sponsor a Green Exercise Day
Did you know that 3 elementary schools within 6-blocks of Concrete Safaris' gardens have no science teachers for over 1,200 students? Our in-person mentoring is on pause. There are other ways you can support local youth. Sponsor an outdoor educational experience serving 2nd-5th graders in East Harlem so that their classes can visit our gardens on a regular basis, completing team building games and 25-minute modules of gardening, urbanism, environmental health science, and fitness. Or, volunteer on-site with your team. You will learn about the neighborhood, plant organic food for our neighbors to supplement their diets, and complete construction, painting, and maintenance projects. Work with our team to develop a custom event so that East Harlem children and youth can use CS' gardens as their science labs.
Get Active With JungleGym 2021
At Concrete Safaris' JungleGym 2021, East Harlem children and their families will race through a 20-Obstacle Challenge and enjoy an Active Living Fair spanning commercial corridors, residential blocks, and school yards in East Harlem in partnership with the NYC Department of Transportation's Weekend Walks program this fall for a a series of back-to-school events. East Harlem youth will help build the obstacles. Elementary school children will meet with Community Board 11 to secure permits and street closures. Concrete Safaris' Outdoor Leadership Academy Interns and volunteers have historically facilitated these family events in the summer, and this year volunteers will serve schools celebrating our 8th annual event series and 12th year. Local organizations will offer fun activities and information on healthy, local programs.
Sponsor JungleGym on streets in East Harlem's commercial corridors or NYCHA developments, or in school yards.
Make JungleGym extra special with the gift of supplies, swag, or support for our volunteers and staff.
Corporate Volunteerism FAQ
SCHOOLS, COMMUNITY-BASED ORGANIZATIONS, CIVIC GROUPS, & FRIENDS
Get outdoors and active while helping to maintain CS' educational gardens. Activities may include:
Community Group Volunteerism FAQ
Neighbors Serving Neighbors With Outdoor Play & Fun
Lead An Activity
Non-profits and schools are invited to offer programming on the streets of East Harlem at one of our many events.
DOE School Administrators, let's partner to bring JungleGym to your Back-to-School or End-of-Year Celebrations.
Co-Host Family Day
NYCHA Tenants' Associations in East Harlem, let's partner to bring JungleGym to your Family Day.