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Volunteering at Mercy Center

Volunteering at Mercy Center
Mercy Center depends on the generosity of over 200 people who volunteer their time and talents to our work. Some help regularly a few days a week, others come to help for a few hours or a special event.

Daytime, evenings, Saturdays we count on our volunteers all week long!

Please call us at 718-993-2789 to learn more about volunteering.

Here are some of the varied ways our volunteers help:

The Employment Readiness Program needs volunteers for the following courses:

Introduction to Word Processing (MSW)

The goal of these courses is to teach students the basics of MSW by creating and editing a Word document, formatting text, enhancing a document and creating elements. This is a hands-on course.

Evening Course

Tuesdays & Thursdays

6:30pm - 8:00pm

January 22 - March 26, 2013

Daytime Course

Tuesdays & Thursdays

12:00pm - 1:30pm

February 26 - May 2, 2013

Introduction to Computers for Spanish Speakers

An 11-week course for beginners about the Internet, emailing, searching for information, keyboarding, and the basics of the computer. Instructor must be proficient in Spanish.



February 2 - April 20, 2013

Additionally, a volunteer is needed to assist with resumes and cover letter writing. She or he can also serve as a job coach/career supporter for 3 to 5 hours a week from February to June.

Please email Carmen at for more information.

Volunteering at Mercy Center is the most uplifting, heartwarming experience.Education Classes and
Personal Development

Mercy Center volunteers are needed to teach or assist in our classes: ESL (English as a Second Language), computer classes (MS Word, Excel, Power Point), Keyboarding Skills, Office Training, Introduction to the Internet/Computers, and Personal Development workshops (including yoga, spirituality groups, and outings).
Activities for Children and Teens
Come work with our children and teens in our After-School program, Saturday Reading Enrichment program, cultural outings, teen discussion groups and film nights.
Social Services and Advocacy
Work with Mercy Center staff to help provide social services,  immigrant services and guidance, and advocate for Mercy Center participants.
Professional Skills
Share your professional skills - legal skills; counseling; fundraising/development expertise; lead workshops (for staff or participants) in your area of expertise.
Office Work, and Special Events
Mercy Center can always use extra help with reception, bookkeeping, and general office work, and with our special events throughout the year.

Our arms reach out in a thankful embrace of each and every one of our volunteers.

If you are interested in volunteering - whether for a single event, or an ongoing basis - please give us a call at 718-993-2789.

           Volunteering at Mercy Center is the highlight of my week!


Mercy Center   377 East 145 Street, Bronx NY 10454    Tel: 718-993-2789   Fax: 718-402-1594

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