Volunteers Archives

  • Legal Hand, a community legal resource center in Crown Heights, is now seeking volunteers Legal Hand Volunteers will be working within a legal self-help program operating out of the Crown Heights storefront office. This program aims to eliminate barriers to legal access for low-income residents by bringing legal help to the community itself. the volunteers […]

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  • On the evening of Monday May 9, a group of approximately 12 Legal Hand volunteers and Crown Heights neighbors gathered in the Legal Hand office for a training on Conflict Resolution. The training was co-facilitated by former Mediation Center staff Caitlin Gibb, MSW and Kevin Hershey. Participants, who included local clergy, young professionals, and established […]

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  • Legal Hand is a new program of the Mediation Center that provides free legal information and referrals to people in Crown Heights through our walk-in center at 250 Kingston Avenue. Aside from three full-time employees, Legal Hand is staffed entirely by volunteers who commit to working one 3 hour shift per week for a 6 month […]

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  • The Brooklyn Children’s Museum engages children through a variety of exhibitions and programs to support them in developing an understanding of themselves, others, and the world around them. The museum is currently hiring for a few positions including an After School Program Coordinator and a Public Programs Manager. They also have a variety of volunteer opportunities. […]

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  •           Legal Hand is a new program that focuses on providing legal information and referrals to people in Crown Heights. As a Legal Hand volunteer you would learn how to assist your neighbors with navigating legal issues in their lives. If you are interested in volunteering with us please attend one […]

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  • This weekend, S.O.S. and the Crown Heights Community Mediation Center are celebrating Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s memory with events that center around the message of peace and service in our communities. You can come to a community conversation about Dr. King’s legacy, attend a service celebrating Dr. King, or volunteer for a service project in […]

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  • S.O.S. works to reduce shootings and killings and to build safer neighborhoods. Whenever there is a shooting in the S.O.S. target area, the team responds by organizing a Shooting Response. We will have a shooting response tonight, January 8th, at 6:30pm on the corner of Albany Ave. and St. Marks Ave in Crown Heights. This […]

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  • Brooklyn Community Services hosted a Community Engagement Summit on Wednesday, Dec 2, where over 20 organizations were given the opportunity to table and connect with others committed to social change. The event also involved a panel discussion about the most dire issues facing Brooklyn communities and how people are uniting to make an impact around […]

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  • On Monday November 23, we celebrated the launch of the new Legal Hand storefront in Crown Heights at 250 Kingston Avenue! Legal Hand will be staffed by trained volunteers and a supervising attorney who will provide legal information to community members. The gathered audience of around 40 people listened to speeches by Chief Judge Jonathan Lippman, Senator […]

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  • On October 26, the Mediation Center held a Tabling Training for new and long-time volunteers. Around 20 volunteers attended the training to gain skills for engaging community members about S.O.S.’s mission. S.O.S. Crown Heights’ Program Manager David Gaskin presented information and led tabling role plays. At this training volunteers learned how to: make sure the […]

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