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Volunteer or Intern With Us

Volunteers and interns play an essential role in supporting the work we do at The Fortune Society. By donating their valuable time and expertise, volunteers aid our staff in myriad ways, including tutoring, mentoring, resume preparation, mock interviewing, and special projects. We are particularly glad to welcome formerly incarcerated individuals interested in giving back to their communities through service with The Fortune Society.

To learn more, contact Volunteer Services at fortunevolunteers@fortunesociety.org or 718.906.2981.

“Listening to participants describe their time in prison, the struggles they faced back in the community, and how Fortune helped them succeed showed me that justice-involved people are truly more than their worst deeds. It is important for people to see this humanity in a frequently stigmatized population.”
- Stephanie Geier Communications Intern

ALL VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

DEPARTMENTS
  • Volunteer
    Date:

    April 04, 2017

    Location:

    29-76 Northern Blvd.
    Long Island City, NY 11101

    Department:

    Education

    Employment Services

    Position Summary:

    We have a variety of volunteer opportunities available. If you are interested in learning more, include your specific interests, availability, and any other information, we’ll contact you shortly to discuss our volunteer options further.

ALL INTERNSHIP OPENINGS

DEPARTMENTS
  • Adult Mentor
    Date:

    September 11, 2017

    Location:

    Long Island City, New York

    Department:

    ICAN (Individualized Correction Achievement Network)

    Position Summary:

    The Individualized Correction Achievement Network, also known as ICAN, is seeking qualified, competent mentors who are committed to encouraging and assisting mentees to develop their full potential through the re-entry process. It is a commitment that requires experience, interpersonal skills, and a willingness to devote time to ensure a successful relationship.

    Criteria

    – Seeking talented, dedicated individuals from all walks of life who possess a strong commitment to mentoring. Relevant personal experience is a plus;
    – College degree or pursing higher education, preferred;
    – Any related volunteer experience, trainings or certificates;
    – Department of Correction clearance required; and
    – Able to make a commitment of 6 months.

    Skills

    – Prior relevant work experience;
    – Ability to listen attentively and be non-judgmental;
    – Help participants stay focused on the bigger picture;
    – Help participants problem solve and think about alternative choices they can make; and
    – Sincere desire to build constructive and positive relationships.

    Characteristics & Traits

    – Positive attitude;
    – Compassionate, dependable and understanding; and
    – Great leadership and organizational skills.

    For more information, and to apply, email or call:

    TeRoy Parker
    Mentoring Coordinator
    tparker@fortunesociety.org
    (718) 906-9469

    Mentors will receive a stipend. 

  • Graphic Design Internship
    Date:

    March 29, 2017

    Location:

    29-76 Northern Blvd.
    Long Island City, NY 11101

    Department:

    Development and Communications

    Position Summary:

    The Communications and Development department at The Fortune Society has an exciting internship opportunity for students interested in pursuing a career in Graphic Design, Visual/Media Communications, and Digital Marketing. The Graphic Design Intern will have the opportunity to grow their graphic design skills, gain real world experience, build their professional portfolio, and help a large nonprofit build brand awareness and exposure.

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