Volunteer

The Brotherhood/Sister Sol is more than a community center for young people; we are a family of educators, counselors, advocates, friends, and mentors who provide a safe space full of resources and love for our members through holistic programming and activities.

As a volunteer, you add to the network of support we provide for our members. Whether you are a mentor–directly working with our members as they grow and learn, a member of The Friends of The Brotherhood/Sister Sol–planning fundraising events, or an extra pair of hands–assisting with special projects or a guest speaker, we welcome your contribution to our family.

Youth-Related

Mentor
On Monday evenings from 6-7:30pm, adult volunteers pair up with our 8-12 year olds for an evening of fun! Activities include games, recreational and enrichment projects. Mentoring Night is not tutoring or homework help; it is an opportunity to support the growth and development of our children. Mentor-mentee partners create bi-annual projects to present to families and staff. There are also bi-annual Saturday trips.

For our teens, ages 13-18, or recent alumni, ages 18-21, adult meetings with members are more flexible. They may meet monthly, seasonally or commit to allowing a member to shadow or intern. Mentors may provide insight on a specific career or provide guidance as members make the transition from adolescence to adulthood.

Guest Speaker
Guest speakers share their expertise on a range of topics, exposing members to career and college possibilities as well as teaching about an important issue.

Organizational Support

Special Projects
We have people who dedicate a day, or several days, to work in the community garden adjacent to our brownstone (planting, landscaping), provide staffing support at special events (registering guests, clean-up) and provide administrative assistance.