Volunteer as a group
Adult Activities may include:
- Recreational activities such as Bingo and Family Game nights
- Financial Literacy workshops
- Job Readiness workshops
- Spa Days and Beauty Days with makeup, manicures and neck and shoulder massages
- Life Skills workshops
Child Activities may include:
- Arts and Crafts projects such as creating paper bag puppets and popsicle stick structures
- Group Birthday Parties which include cake, gifts and games for children born during specific months of the year
- Fun Days just playing outside with hula hoops, jump ropes, soccer balls and basketballs
Our Recreation Programs run from 4-7pm, Monday – Friday during the school year, and 9am – 4pm, Monday – Friday during July and August.
Events for women at our Casa Rita Clinic usually take place from 9am – 2pm, Monday – Friday. Parties for families can be scheduled for weekday evenings. Although most shelter sites are unable to host weekend events, time slots are sometimes available at our largest site in East New York Brooklyn. Please speak to the Volunteer and Event Coordinator about weekend availability.
Win can accommodate up to 20 volunteers per event. The ideal number is 8 – 12 volunteers per group, but this is also dependent on the location and content of the event. All volunteers must be 13 years old or older and all youth between the ages of 13 – 18 must be accompanied by 1 adult chaperone per 5 youth
Volunteers must supply any necessary items to make their volunteer event a success. This includes things like color paper, stickers and glue for arts and crafts projects, as well as refreshments and gifts for workshops and beauty days. This helps our recreation programs keep supplies high for children in shelters, and also gives adults and families great incentive to participate in group activities.
Win asks all volunteers to adhere to confidentiality policies while working in our shelters and clinics. This includes a policy of no volunteer photography or filmography. All volunteers will be asked to sign a waiver during their Orientation to the event. WIN staff may take photos of the event and will obtain permission from volunteers before doing so. Any pictures that do not contain residents’ faces can be shared with the Volunteer Group.
If you are representing a Group interested in doing an event, please fill out the form below and someone from the Volunteer Services Department will contact you. Thank you for your interest!