LSA Family Health Service, a long-established nonprofit organization in East Harlem, founded in 1958, provides innovative services that address the physical, emotional, educational and spiritual dimensions of family health. Through a unique service delivery model that includes both center and home-based programs, LSA Family Health Service serves thousands of families each year. Under new executive leadership, this is an exciting time at this results-driven, high-impact organization as it is poised for significant growth and development while it continues to serve the families of East Harlem.
At LSA, we value our staff’s skill, experience and passion for helping others progress toward healthy, thriving lives in East Harlem and beyond. We offer a warm, welcoming and inclusive workplace, a competitive salary and benefits, commensurate with experience and skills. LSA Family Health Service is an equal opportunity employer.
To apply to join our team of trained, compassionate professionals, send a cover letter and resume (pdf preferred) to the contact indicated for the part-time, full-time or volunteer opportunities listed below.
Below is a list of Volunteer Opportunities, by Department. For all opportunities, please email your resume to Trish Gough, Director of Volunteer Programs: firstname.lastname@example.org.
This program cares for children participating in the Home Based Home Visiting or Early Intervention programs at LSA. It provides a unique opportunity for children to enhance their EI therapies, socialize with other children, and apply skills they are learning.
Parenting and Child Development Assistant
Assist with a group of children 15 months – 3 years of age and their mothers in our Socialization Program. Bilingual helpful. Work under the direction of the program director and with the team to carry out curriculum that meets the children’s individual needs. Flexibility and emotional stability are necessary to work with children and families in stressful situations, as well as having a sense of fun and enjoyment in work. Hours needed: at least two mornings or afternoons a week. Sessions available to volunteer are three sessions daily, Mondays thru Fridays, from 9 am – 5 pm.
Support the work of the Early Childhood program by entering client data into computer; help with other office tasks as may be needed; i.e, filing, organizing, etc. Hours flexible; two half days a week.
Math and Reading Tutors
Tutors for math and reading to help East Harlem students in kindergarten through third grade achieve academic success. Requires competency in math and/or reading, ability to communicate, patience, caring, ability to commit to one hour a week with the child at our center. Tutoring occurs after school. Must be at least 21 years of age.
Homework Help Tutors
Help school aged children with their homework after school. Volunteers work with one or more children in a group setting.
This program offers direct nursing care to those of all ages: premature babies and newborns, infants and children failing to thrive, children with asthma, disabled children and adults, pregnant, and postpartum teen and adults, and the elderly. A multi disciplinary team of nurses, physical and occupational therapists, in conjunction with primary health providers, work together to offer the care, education, and support that help families become better able to care for themselves and avoid unnecessary hospital stays.
Under the support/direction of the Program Director, engage in research that supports the work of the Home Health Agency and its affiliates; look at existing data, community health trends, etc, capturing important health information that can then be communicated to the larger public.
Environmental Worker (Bilingual)
Volunteer needs to be bilingual, interested in community health issues, be able to work with community people, and make home visits. Duties including making environmental assessment, teach families, and do interventions
Through this program of networking with other organizations, help participants apply for and gain access to food stamps, Medicaid, and housing, employment and immigration services. The program operates the Emergency Food Pantry, which services mainly families with very young children – for whom good nutrition is essential to physical and mental development.
Volunteers attend to clients one at a time by appointment, conducting intakes, assessing the client’s needs, distributing food from the food pantry and making referrals for necessary services. The volunteer Advocate’s job will include: preparing food packages and stocking and maintaining the food pantry; educating clients regarding government benefits and entitlements; representing clients and advocating for their need at the city welfare center or at state fair hearings; making referrals for child care; counseling, legal assistance, job training, help with housing or immigrations; making referrals to other LSA programs, as needed. Candidates should be intelligent, savvy, patient, committed to alleviating poverty, and possessing excellent interpersonal skills. Volunteer must be fluent in Spanish.
Food Pantry Helper
Volunteer can assist in our small Food Pantry, stocking shelves or helping to put together and distribute food pantry to clients. Pantry hours: Mon – Friday between 9 am and 5 pm. Special help needed on Fridays between 1 – 4 pm as pantry traffic particularly busy during that time.
Thrift Store Assistant
Work at The Sharing Place thrift store, which is open Monday through Saturday. Sort and tag clothes, organize stock, other aspects of retail store support. Store hours: Monday through Saturday 9:00 to 5:30. Volunteers need to be patient, able to handle busy, active atmosphere and be able to deal cheerfully with customers. Bilingual (Spanish/English) a real plus.
Store Promotion Assistant
Assist Store Manager in all aspects of promoting the Sharing Place. Volunteer would make connections with retailers, other groups for new sources of donations. Make flyers, promote the store via advertising venues. Help coordinate clothing drives.
Assistant to Facilities Manager
Our Facilities Manager needs able-bodied people to help carry things, put up shelves, help with general errands and manual labor one or two afternoons a week. Ability to carry 30+ pounds and follow directions and common sense are necessary. Flexible schedule. Supervision and training provided by Facilities Manager.