We consider volunteers an important part of Storefront Academy's tight-knit community, and we offer an array of opportunities for individuals and groups to get involved:

For Individuals:

  • Assisting in our After-School Program
    Storefront Academy’s after-school program runs from 3:45pm-5:45pm every Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday throughout the school year, and volunteers help provide homework help as well as general literacy and math support.
  • Supporting Students in our Summer Program
    Storefront Academy offers a five-week long summer program, and volunteers provide critical help to support teachers and students during instructional time and while participating in enrichment activities and field trips.
  • Mentoring 7th and 8th Grade Students
    Working one-on-one with students, often at lunchtime, volunteers join their mentees for weekday and weekend daytrips, participate in mentoring book clubs, and take part in Storefront Academy’s annual Career Day.
  • Volunteering in the Reading Room
    Our reading room is critical to providing individualized academic support for every student, and is staffed entirely by graduate students and volunteers. These individuals support individual students through tutoring, work with small groups, push into classrooms, and generally support Storefront Academy's most struggling learners.
  • Join our Young Professionals Committee
    Join other young professionals to help fundraise and plan events to benefit Storefront Academy. YPC members also take part in field trips and other volunteering opportunities with students.

 Interested in becoming a volunteer? Click here to download a volunteer application, then return it by email to volunteer@storefrontacademy.org or mail to 70 E. 129th Street, New York, NY 10035, attn: Volunteering. If you have questions, please email volunteer@storefrontacademy.org or call (212) 427-7900.

For Groups:

  • Corporate Team Building Events
    Storefront Academy Harlem has many supportive corporate partners who provide valuable volunteer support. One-time events for corporate groups can include reading to students or classes, assisting in the after-school program, chaperoning field trips, hosting all-day student events, painting school buildings and signs, and holiday-themed art projects
  • Book and Toy Drives
    We welcome groups to organize donation drives for new toys as holiday and end-of-year gifts for our students, and new or gently used books to supplement Storefront Academy’s classrooms and library.
  • Community Service Groups
    Groups from high schools, colleges and community organizations across the New York area frequently volunteer at Storefront Academy, volunteering directly with students and helping to improve school facilities.

 For more information about corporate partnerships or learning more about group volunteering, email volunteer@storefrontacademy.org or call (212) 427-7900.

If you have previously volunteered with us and would like to get back involved, please click here.