Where in NYC can I volunteer late on week day nights or on the weekends?
September 29, 2010 11:56 AM Subscribe
Where in NYC can I volunteer late on week day nights or on the weekends? I need people-based organizations (so, not the ASPCA) with work that's not super stressful.
posted by Viola to Work & Money (7 answers total) 6 users marked this as a favorite
I'm applying for an MSW this spring, and while I'm interested in learning how to operate in a private practice setting, the guy at the graduate school's admissions office said that my application needed to at least look like I was interested in social work. Apparently, this particular school is very social work-oriented and likes to see applicants with a volunteering background.
I volunteer through the ASPCA by fostering dogs at my home, and have helped out many charity organizations during undergrad college, but due to working 50-60 hours a week, I don't have much time or energy left over to volunteer much anymore. I'll figure out how to volunteer on top of my crazy schedule if it means acceptance into this program (which I already think I'm a bit overqualified for, but this isn't the economy to risk it). My job itself isn't high stress, but the hours are really long. Some nights I don't get home until 10PM. However, I have a lot of free time where I can do personal stuff on the computer.
What sort of work can I do? To be honest, I'm hoping to avoid incredibly stressful volunteering because I'm just so damn tired when I finally get home. It seems terribly dangerous to trust me with, say, a suicide hotline, when I'm that fatigued.
Or should I contact the grad school admissions office and see how mandatory the volunteering aspect is on applications? I look good on paper (very high GRE score, good essay writer, strong recommendations) but yeah, no volunteering to speak of.
Thanks in advance.