Ways to Volunteer
These are some of the areas in which our volunteers participate:
Graduates of Westchester Community College have a unique opportunity to volunteer by participating in alumni events. Members of the Alumni Council meet once a month to plan programs. Other volunteers help out with mailings, publicity, assisting at actual events or advocating for the College at meetings of the County Legislature.
Business Academy Instructors
Collegium Advisory Council & Instructors
Teamed one-on-one, volunteers help students studying English as a Second Language (ESL) with their daily English speaking skills. Working together one hour a week, Conversation Partners help their students with vocabulary, fluency, and developing confidence in their newly acquired language.Group Discussion Sessions
Conversation Partners lead additional small group discussion sessions for ESL students helping them practice speaking during this interactive series called “Something To Talk About.”
Financial Coaching Program
The Money Smart Forum offers personal finance tools, resources, and customized advice to help participants manage their money and plan for future success. It is a free service and open to any student on campus.
Offering an incredible array of cultural activities for WCC students and the community at large, volunteers coordinate events, helping with mailings, handling ticket sales and preparing journals. Proceeds raise money to support a student scholarship.
The Program offers business students the opportunity to work one-on-one with a corporate mentor. Students visit their volunteer mentors at their respective corporate sites. Mentors show students the corporate environment while helping them explore career options and the professional working world.Special Services Mentoring:
Volunteers work one-on- one with a special needs student helping them with time management and organizational skills. Working under the guidance of the Disability Services Office, they help their students function more productively in a college environment.
Native Plant Center & Green Thumbs
Using their unique artistic skills such as printmaking, sculpture, painting or drawing, volunteers work hands-on with students in class, offering them guidance and suggestions with their work.Center for the Arts
The Center for the Arts, Westchester Community College’s ceramic education facility, is one of the most extensive in the county. Volunteers are needed, to assist the studio manager with a broad spectrum of tasks. Individuals must possess a desire to learn, and a willing spirit, no experience is necessary. Click here for more information. Please contact Debora Fitzgerald at 914-606-7516 or email: Debora.Fitzgerald@sunywcc.edu
Academic Support Center: Working one-on-one or in small groups with students in a “tutoring center” environment, volunteers can work with reading, math, or ESL skills. Reading is skills based tutoring including note taking, main idea development, and comprehension. Math tutoring begins with computational skills and goes up through college algebra with trigonometry. ESL tutoring focuses on grammar, language and usage.
Writing Center: Teamed one-on-one, volunteers assist and guide students through the organizational and analytical writing process. The work can be as basic as helping with grammar, punctuation, and paragraphing. It can also be as complex as helping with analytical essays, research papers, and documentation.
Math-Physics Tutorial: Tutors work one-on-one or in small groups. The math component of the tutorial encompasses College Algebra with Trigonometry, Statistics, Finite Math, and all levels of Calculus. The physics component encompasses Tech Physics I and II.
Science Tutorial: Tutors work one-on-one or in small groups. They provide assistance with all levels of Biology, Anatomy and Physiology 1 & 2, and all levels of Chemistry.
CIS Tutorial: Tutors help students work on word processing, spreadsheets, database programs, and programming languages.
CS Tutorial: Tutoring for Intro to Computing & Computer Programming, Java, Linux Op System, Computer Architecture & GUI Development.
Join our Volunteer Corps. Come see for yourself how you can make a difference. For more information about the Westchester Community College Volunteer Program, call the Volunteer Office at 914-606-6805/6506, or stop by Room S231 in the Gateway Center.
Director of Volunteer Services
Westchester Community College
75 Grasslands Road
Valhalla, NY 10595