It’s National Volunteer Week, and here at LSA we are counting our volunteer blessings!
We have an amazing group of dedicated, passionate volunteers who support nearly every program at LSA. From after school tutors, to homework helpers, early childhood classroom assistants and food pantry and thrift store helpers (to name just a few), our volunteers are truly invaluable to the services we provide to our East Harlem neighbors.
75 volunteers are currently supporting LSA. We know we really can’t do the good work we do without them!
We are celebrating all week on social media by highlighting some of the amazing volunteers who help us serve the community, like Fran, the volunteer tutor in the photo above. Read about her and other volunteers below.
We’ll be celebrating again on June 9th, at our annual Volunteer Appreciation Evening.
From the bottom of all our hearts here at LSA, THANK YOU volunteers, for all you do!
Meet Isabel, she volunteers for our Advocacy Department at our front desk reception. Thank you for your service!
Frances, LSA's longest serving volunteer, at the 2016 annual Volunteer Appreciation Evening. Each year, the Volunteer Appreciation Evening is an opportunity for LSA staff to recognize the invaluable contributions of our volunteers.
Convent of the Sacred Heart students
Students from Convent of the Sacred Heart volunteer with LSA in many ways, including coordinating an after school art class and the H.E.A.R.T. summer program. Here, three students shared their volunteer experience with LSA's Parents Committee to help parents understand how young adults can contribute to the LSA community.
Meet Joyce, she is a retired social worker who is our longest serving volunteer tutor. The one-on-one attention given by tutors like Joyce helps struggling students to build their reading and math skills.
Notre Dame Law students
Law school students from Notre Dame University joined us to volunteer in the food pantry.
This is Branden, a senior at Xavier High School. He works in the Advocacy and Development departments and does homework help every Monday. He started in October 2016 and has devoted close to 85 hours of his time to the LSA community. “Family before everything is the top priority here," he told us recently, "and you're a part of it once you walk through the doors.”
Meet Christina, she came to LSA via Food Bank for NYC and studies nutrition Lehman College. She finds volunteering in the food pantry refreshing and rewarding. In addition, she enjoys helping the community.
Meet Fran, she is one of our volunteer tutors. She is a retired teacher who has been tutoring with us since 2013.