IONA

Volunteer Opportunities

There's lots for you to do!

It is from numberless diverse acts of courage and beliefs that human history is shaped. Each time one stands up for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice, he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope, and crossing each other from a million different centers of energy and daring, those ripples build a current which can sweep down the mightiest walls of oppression and resistance.
Robert F. Kennedy

Prizing the values of justice, peace, and service... (taken from the Iona College Mission Statement)

Community Service Projects

Abraham House:
Tutor at-risk students in grades K-6 in small group settings.
Contact: Alysha Gagnon or Giselle Fonseca

Boys & Girls Club of New Rochelle:
Participate in after school activities and programs with local elementary school students.
Contact: Jillian Mitchell

Project Bro/Christian Brothers Outreach:
Make someone's day! Visit the elderly Christian Brothers at St. Joseph's Residence. Groups visit for 1 1/2 hours, twice a month.
Contact: DeVante Spaulding

St. Bernard Project/Habitat for Humanity
Join us as we help disaster-impacted communities recover. We assist with home repair and clean-up.
Contact: Caroline Farella (Fall) and Mollie Traub (Spring)

Midnight Run:
Share food, clothing and conversation with the homeless of New York City. Runs leave from Montgomery House on Thursday or Friday at 8 p.m., once a month.
ContactChris Kash or Ceire Kealty

Project Sunshine:
Spend some time playing, laughing and getting to know the incredible children of Blythedale Hospital and Montefiore Medical Center.
Contact: Mollie Traub (Fall) or Caroline Farella (Spring)

Prison Ministry:
Visit women at Bedford Correctional Facility through the Woman to Woman program. (This is a one-year commitment.)
Contact: Alysha Gagnon or Giselle Fonseca

Project Family Soup Kitchen:
Serve meals to the hungry twice a month at a local soup kitchen.
Contact: Ellie Tompkins

Success After School Tutoring and Enrichment Center:
Spend an afternoon tutoring elementary school children on Iona's campus. We meet Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday afternoons (4 - 5:30 p.m.) in the basement of Amend Hall. Check out the Success Center site.
ContactDaiana Gomez or Justin Pellegrino

Wartburg Senior Center:
While at the Wartburg Senior Center, volunteers will assist with activities that take place in the Recreation Department. While facilitating activities such as Bingo night, "Deal or No Deal," horse racing, and Casino night, volunteers will have the opportunity to hear about the resident's lives while sharing stories about their own lives as well.
Contact: Sarah McIlwaine

Special Programs and Advocacy

Advocacy Issues:
Join us as we advocate for important issues such as human trafficking, pro-life and others.
Contact: Alysha Gagnon

Best Buddies:
Befriend an intellectually disabled adult and start a friendship that can last a lifetime. One-year commitment requested or you can be an associate and attend events (such as movies, picnics, basketball games) with the Buddies.
Contact: Jane Frumberg


Don't see what you are looking for? Stop by the Office of Mission and Ministry to discuss other volunteer opportunities. We are located in Robert V. LaPenta Student Union, Room 217, (914) 637-2772 or email Carl Procario-Foley.