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Fall 2013 Volunteer Opportunities at New Alternatives

Please email Kate (kate@newalternativesnyc.org) if you are interested in any of these opportunities.

  1. London Terrace Street Fair – Saturday Sept. 28, 10am-5pm

    Volunteers needed to staff the New Alternatives table and sell New Alternatives merchandise.

    Shifts available: 11am-1pm; 1pm-3pm; 3pm-5:00pm.


  2. Fall “Meet and Greet” event – Friday Oct. 11, 5:30pm-9:00pm

    81 Christopher Street, New York, NY
    Volunteers needed for set up, during the event, and clean up.
    We are also looking for someone to photograph the event.

Other Opportunities

  1. Join the New Alt Fundraising Committee!

    The committee meets alternate Thursdays at 6:30pm at 83 Christopher St.
    The committee is responsible for organizing fundraising events including parties, merchandise, flea markets, etc. New ideas are welcome!

  2. Organize a drive for New Alternatives at your school, office, or place of worship

    We are constantly in need of socks, underwear, hygiene supplies
    (deodorant, toothpaste, toothbrushes, soap, razors), non-perishable food and used clothing.

  3. Are you available during the day? 

    We need volunteers to help with Case Management on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1-6pm.

  4. Tutoring

    We need tutors for a variety of subjects and levels.

    Tutoring takes place Sundays at 4pm.


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Mission Statement

Created in 2008, the mission of New Alternatives is to increase the self-sufficiency of homeless LGBT youth and to enable them to transition out of the shelter system and into stable adult lives. We do this by providing case management, education services, life skills training, community-building recreational activities, opportunities for self-expression, and support services for HIV+ youth. Our guiding principles are those of harm reduction, youth development, and empowerment.