Volunteer Opportunities

Hunter College’s urban campus allows for ample opportunity to connect with fellow city dwellers from all backgrounds. Many students find living in New York inspires them to give back to their community, with the added benefit of gaining real life experience in a field that interests them. Discover the many rewards of giving back by volunteering at organizations.

Hunter-Supported Volunteer Programs

Hunter College New York City Food Policy Center

The Hunter College New York City Food Policy Center develops intersectoral, innovative and evidence-based solutions to preventing diet-related diseases and promoting food security in New York and other cities. The Center works with policy makers, community organizations, advocates and the public to create healthier, more sustainable food environments and to use food to promote community and economic development. Through interdisciplinary research, policy analysis, evaluation and education, we leverage the expertise and passion of the students, faculty and staff of Hunter College. The Center aims to make New York City a model for smart, fair food policy.

Hunter Has Heart (Triple H)

Hunter Has Heart is a yearlong advocacy-focused leadership development program.The main components of the program include individual volunteer work, completion of a group project, and an experiential learning trip. This year’s program focuses on the theme of food, and students will share information and advocate for healthful food access in a way that meaningfully impacts the Hunter community.

Participants must be currently registered, in good academic standing and have an interest in volunteerism and social justice.

Please contact Teneia Wooten at teneia.wooten@hunter.cuny.edu and Carissa Landes at cl2489@hunter.cuny.edu for more information.

Other Volunteer Programs

New York Cares

If helping your fellow New Yorkers interests you, New York Cares provides opportunities to volunteer at schools, non-profit organizations, and environmental programs.

Lenox Hill Neighborhood House

Just a few blocks from Hunter College is the Lenox Hill Neighborhood House, a 123-year-old settlement house that provides an extensive array of human services—social, educational, legal, health, housing, mental health, nutritional and fitness. They significantly improve the lives of thousands of New Yorkers in need each year.

NYC Service

With numerous fields to choose from, NYC Service allows you to choose how you would most like to volunteer your time to help fellow New Yorkers thrive.

Corporation for National & Community Service

Would you like to have an impact on your community and change the lives of others? This agency offers the chance to provide services to others through programs such as Senior Corps, AmeriCorps, and the Social Innovation Fund.

Some other options include: