Volunteer or Intern With Us

NOTE: In compliance with regulations to limit the spread of COVID-19, we are unable to bring on new volunteers at this time. If you sign up to indicate your interest in volunteering, we will contact you when the volunteer program restarts. Thank you for your interest.

Volunteers and interns play an essential role in supporting our work at The Fortune Society. Your valuable time and expertise aids our staff in myriad ways. We welcome formerly incarcerated individuals interested in giving back through service with us. Volunteer opportunities change often. If you don’t find something that fits your interests, please revisit us at a later date.

Fortune is open Monday – Friday from 9- 5, with some Education classes in the evening. We ask for a commitment of at least 6 months. Volunteers are expected to participate in a training to learn about Fortune and the program they volunteer for.

“Interning at Fortune is wonderful. I’m gaining real-life work experience in a nurturing environment and making a huge difference in people’s lives. I would never have it any other way.”
- Hannah Kavanagh Communications and Journalism Intern

ALL VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

DEPARTMENTS
  • Education Volunteer
    Location:

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

    Department:

    Education

    Position Summary:

    Volunteers in the Education Department assist teachers by tutoring individual students or by working with small groups inside and outside the classroom. Our students’ needs range from basic literacy and numeracy to high school equivalency test preparation (TASC test). Math tutors at all levels are especially in demand.

    Interested? Please click here to learn more about this position and submit your information to the Volunteer Committee.

  • Welcome Desk Volunteer
    Location:

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

    Department:

    Admissions

    Position Summary:

    The Welcome Desk Volunteer works with our Admissions Department in helping new participants to feel welcomed and learn about some of Fortune’s programs.

    Interested? Please click here to learn more about this position and submit your information to the Volunteer Committee.

  • Employment Services Volunteer
    Location:

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

    Department:

    Employment Services

    Position Summary:

    Volunteers for the Employment Services department assist job-seekers who are in Fortune’s three-week Job Readiness Workshop. This volunteer opportunity takes the form of a structured videoed mock interview.

    Interested? Please click here to learn more about this position and submit your information to the Volunteer Committee. 

ALL INTERNSHIP OPENINGS

DEPARTMENTS
  • Receptionist Internship
    Location:

    Long Island City, NY

    Department:

    Admissions

    Position Summary:

    The Admissions department at the Fortune Society has an exciting internship opportunity for any student interested in pursuing a career in Administrative /Business management skills. Our intern will gain exposure to servicing clients, visitors and welcoming them as they come to utilize our services. As an Intern, you will learn routine clerical, secretarial and administrative work in answering telephones, receiving the public and providing customer service assistance. This is an unpaid internship.

  • TSNAP Internship
    Location:

    Long Island City, NY

    Department:

    Benefits Application Assistance

    Position Summary:

    The TSNAP Intern will disseminate information about the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (popularly known as “Food Stamps”), network with various organizations throughout NYC, organize events, support staff in presentations, enter data regarding events and/or client interactions into appropriate database, and aid clients with SNAP applications. This is an unpaid internship.

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