Volunteer to Protect the Vote with Common Cause


Common Cause is a nonpartisan grassroots organization whose mission is to uphold the core values of American Democracy. They are currently recruiting volunteers to answer voters’ questions at polling places and to assist voters in reporting any bad practices at polling places to election authorities on Election Day. Common Cause is specifically targeting areas where competitive races are taking place and voters have historically faced barriers to voting.

Prior to Election Day, volunteers will need to register for a 90-minute training where they will be provided with all the information and tools necessary to be a poll monitor. After volunteers complete their training, poll monitors will take a two-hour shift at a polling place in their community on Election Day.

CLICK HERE to register for a poll monitor training right now.

If you have any questions, please contact ajohnson@commoncause.org

Intern for a New York State Assembly Race


The Dan Quart’s campaign for NYS Assembly is looking for individuals interested in learning how a campaign works and how to help a Democratic Assembly member. No experience is necessary and hours are flexible with a small requirement.

Furthermore, the campaign is offering a fellowship program for applicants who are looking to further their campaign involvement. Fellows will be required to have a greater time commitment than interns and will participate in a Field Organizer Training Program where they will learn the basics of campaign field work, but also gain knowledge about grassroots organizing.

If you have any questions, call 347-520-5422 or email nysacampaignintern@outlook.com. The application can be found HERE.

Trial Advocacy Opportunity with the NYC Law Department (John Jay Students only)


The New York City Law Deportment is in need of volunteers to serve as jurors for their trial advocacy program which supports junior attorneys at Fordham Law School. This is a great opportunity for students to learn about trial practice and to learn about the work that is done by the Law Department.

The program will be held on Friday, January 13 from 9 am until 5 pm at Fordham Law School.  A light breakfast and lunch will be served.

If you would like to volunteer your time on January 13th, please e-mail John Campbell at the Law Department at jcampbel@law.nyc.gov.  If you have any questions, you can e-mail or call John at 212-356-4081.  Please treat this as a firm commitment if you agree to volunteer because people are relying on your participation for the program to run effectively.

Hispanic Federation Voter Registration Phone Bank


The Hispanic Federation is working with Telemundo to register voters and answer questions about voting. HF is requesting volunteers who speak Spanish. Volunteers will be trained to answer callers’ questions and to assist in filling out voter registration forms. This is a great volunteer opportunity! Help out the community while building your resume at the same time!

Volunteers are being requested for any of the days/times listed below:

  • Friday, September 16th: 10:00AM-1:00PM; 1:00PM-4:30PM; 5:00PM-8:00PM
  • Monday, September 19th: 10:00AM-1:00PM; 1:00PM-5:00PM
  • Tuesday, September 20th: 10:00AM-1:00PM; 1:00PM-5:00PM

*Note: Dinner will be provided for the shifts in the evening.*

To sign up or for additional information, please contact Fryda Guedes at fguedes@hispanicfederation.org or via phone at 212-233-8955 ext 103.

Volunteer as a Tutor in Brownsville 4/15/16)


The Brownsville Community Justice Center is looking for volunteers to tutor high school students who are struggling academically. Help ninth and tenth grade students as a one on one tutor. This is a great volunteer opportunity! Help out the community while also building up your resume!

  • When: Monday- Thursday 3:30-7pm (you select your availabilities)
  • Where: Brownsville Community Justice Center 519 Rockaway Avenue Brooklyn, NY
  • Deadline: April 15th 2016

Sign up at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/BkTutoring

For more information email the Office of Community Outreach and Service-Learning at communityoutreach@jjay.cuny.edu

Tutor flyer

2016 – 2017 John Jay Community Service Council Applications


John Jay’s very own Office of Community Outreach and Service Learning is accepting applicants to be apart of their Community Service Council team for the 2016-2017 year! As part of this team, you will have the ability to coordinate events that engage John Jay students in community service while also bringing awareness to issues affecting our society. Benefits for this fantastic opportunity include:

  • $500 stipend per semester
  • Networking opportunities
  • Job training and professional development; and
  • Making a difference in your community


  • GPA of 2.5+ for undergraduate students and 3.2+ for graduate students
  • Full-time Student (Undergraduate or Graduate)
  • Demonstrated commitment to community service

If you have a passion for serving the community and helping others, please consider this great opportunity that is conveniently on-campus!

For more information or questions e-mail communityoutreach@jjay.cuny.edu or call 646-557-4820.

Application can be found HERE (note: the log-in info they ask for is the same as your John Jay email information).