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 for our members. Whether you are a mentor–directly working with our members as they grow and learn, 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 more than tutoring and homework help; it is an opportunity to support the growth and development of our youth. 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 can meet monthly, seasonally, or commit to allowing a member to shadow or intern at their workplace. Mentors 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 opportunities as well as teaching about important issues.

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 support at special events (registering guests, clean-up) and provide administrative assistance in the office.

Interested in volunteering with Bro/Sis?
Thank you for your interest in volunteering with The Brotherhood/Sister Sol. At this time, we are not accepting volunteer applications. Please return to this page in fall 2019.

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of Bro/Sis alumni have graduated from high school or earned a GED

“I believe so deeply in the life-saving work that The Brotherhood/Sister Sol is dedicated to: values and skills building that empower young people and keep them on course; helping young people to see and develop the extraordinary within themselves; ensuring their safe passage to adulthood. It is surely one of the most incredible organizations in the nation. Their work is catalytic! Their leadership, their services and outcomes are without peer. Simply put, The Brotherhood/Sister Sol does the work that few others will or even know how to do…. They have answered the call to repair the village, to secure the children. It’s our responsibility to ensure they have all they need to do God’s work.” Susan L. Taylor

Founder & CEO, National CARES Mentoring Movement, Editor in Chief, Essence Magazine

“[The Brotherhood/Sister Sol] is using their passion to uplift and inspire a next generation through extraordinary work that creates leaders and a sanctuary for children…. where their members can develop a higher vision of themselves.” Oprah Winfrey

Founder of the OWN

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