APPLE Corps Service Learning

9/11 Memorial and Museum

About us: The 9/11 Memorial & Museum is the country’s principal institution concerned with exploring 9/11, documenting its impact, and examining its continuing significance. Honoring those who were killed in the 2001 and 1993 attacks is at the heart of our mission.

Modality: In-person in lower Manhattam


  • Engage and support museum visitors
  • Assist retail operations at museum store and carts
  • Complete back of house tasks including inventory and organization

Ideal candidate: 9/11 is seeking one student to assist with volunteer operations, and multiple students to assist with retail. The student selected for volunteer operations must be available to complete their shift during the week. Students selected for retail roles can complete their shifts during the week or on the weekend. Please make sure to sign up for the specific interview you want with 9/11, either volunteer operations or retail.

Skills developed in this role: public speaking, documenting and organizing data

Arab American Association of New York

About us: The Arab American Association of NY supports and empowers the Arab American and Arab Immigrant Community by providing services to help them adjust to their new home and become active members of society. Our aim is for families to achieve the ultimate goals of independence, productivity and stability. 

Modality: In-person


  • Assist program managers with directing guests and making appointments
  • Assist with special events like community workshops
  • Tabling and community outreach

Ideal Candidate: Volunteers must have availability to complete shifts during Mon-Fri 9am-5pm. Arabic-speaking candidates are encouraged to apply. 

Skills developed in this role: translation, developing and facilitating activities, client intake

Brooklyn Justice Initiatives

About us: Brooklyn Justice Initiatives seeks to improve how the centralized criminal court in Brooklyn responds to misdemeanor and felony cases.

Modality: In-person


  • Facilitate activities
  • Provide tutoring and assist clients with resumes
  • Work on client intake

Ideal candidate must be comfortable speaking to a diverse group of clients.

Skills developed in this role: public speaking, activity facilitation

Canary Impact Fund

About us: The Canary Impact Fund (CIF) is dedicated to funding decarceration organizations & initiatives that are led and/or meaningfully informed by leaders who are or have been directly impacted by the legal system. Our primary focus is to build the capacity and leadership of people who have been impacted by the legal system by providing direct funding to them, so that they can realize their own vision for decarceration to build self and collective power.

Modality: Remote


  • Attend meetings and take meeting minutes
  • Research current trends in philanthropy
  • Coordinate events

Skills developed: writing, research, developing and facilitating activities


About us: CodeAdvantage instructors create learning environments for kids to develop logical thinking, creative exploration, and critical reasoning skills – while having fun. Kids can join one of our award winning after-school computer programming courses or an online coding class with a live instructor and learn online with other students.

Modality: In-person at various NYC schools


  • Provide instruction to school-age kids  in coding, lego robotics, and game design
  • Plan and facilitate activities for youth

Ideal candidate should have an interest in computers and/or education. Must have the ability to complete a weekly shift between the hours of 2:30pm-6:00pm.

Skills developed in this role: youth work, developing and facilitating activities, teaching and tutoring


About us: e.terra provides kitchen spaces to prepare food, cold & dry storage space, a mailing address for mail and deliveries, and areas to host culinary events as well as photo & film shoots. e.terra membership is more than 70 percent minority/women/immigrant owned businesses. e.terra shares resources with its members including grant opportunities and supportive services through community partner organizations. 

Modality: In-person in Harlem


  • Assist staff with social media and outreach
  • Provide administrative support and data entry
  • Assist with food preparation

Skills developed in this role: research, outreach, documenting and organizing data


About us: GallopNYC uses therapeutic horsemanship to help riders in NYC with disabilities walk, talk and learn, inspiring them to live their lives as fully, independently and productively as possible. We operate at three locations around the city. 

Modality: In-person in either Howard Beach, Prospect Park, or Forest Hills


  • Support therapeutic lessons by assisting riders
  • Communicate with and lead-walk horses
  • Complete various barns tasks

Ideal candidate: Candidate must be able to complete shifts between Tuesday-Sunday, with weekends preferred. Candidates must be able to walk and jog for short intervals, and be able to lift 25 pounds. This position will involve getting dirty. 

Skills developed in this role: Youth work, facilitating activities


About us: GMHC is the world's first advocacy center for people living with HIV/AIDS. GMHC supports clients with services including nutrition and meals, legal, immigration, mental health counseling, substance abuse, housing, financial management, job readiness and placement, and other social support. Volunteers will assist with our weekly Grab-and-Go food distribution.

Modality: In-person


  • Assist with attendee sign in
  • Food distribution and prep
  • Data entry

Ideal candidate: Volunteers must have Wednesday availability for this role. Volunteers will be working with GMHC clients living with HIV/AIDS as well as community members in need of nutrition support. The majority of attendees are POC and GMHC clients are majority members of the LGBTQ+ community. 

Skills developed in this role: reception and client intake, escorting clients, documenting data

Hunter College New York City Food Policy Center

About us: The Hunter College New York City Food Policy Center develops intersectoral, innovative and evidence-based solutions to prevent diet-related diseases and promote food security in New York City and other urban centers. The Hunter College NYC Food Policy Center has created 59 Neighborhood Food Resource Guides to deliver real-time, updated food resources to community members in need.

Modality: Remote


  • Complete weekly call lists to food pantries, soup kitchens, social service agencies, etc.
  • Document all results in Airtable

Skills developed in this role: outreach, documenting and organizing data, resource dissemination

Queens Community Justice Center

About us: Queens Community Justice Center ( QCJC) provides case management , leadership training, and a range of youth development for justice-involved young people and their families in Queens, as well as young people who have not had contact with the justice system. The Queens Community Justice Center is a community based organization that believes that employment changes lives.  

Modality: In-person


  • Assist the Job Developer in assessing the client's employment readiness level
  • Assist in identifying organizations with employment opportunities
  • Reach out to clients to remind and confirm if they are attending programming

Skills developed in this role: research, outreach, youthwork, facilitation, documenting and organizing data

Sadie Nash Leadership Project

About us: Sadie Nash Leadership Project provides award-winning leadership programming to more than 500 young women and gender-expansive youth of color in New York City and Newark each year. Operating at the intersection of love and rigor, we use the tools of popular education to build critical consciousness, community, and college and career readiness. Volunteers at Sadie Nash will work collaboratively with staff members to provide programming to participants and/or will work on various administrative tasks. 

Modality: In-person


  • Assist the Job Developer in assessing the client's employment readiness level
  • Documenting and organizing data
  • Outeach, social media, and press

Ideal candidate: Volunteers must have availability during one of the following times: Tues/Thurs 10am-2pm, Saturday 10am-2pm, 11am-3pm, 12pm-4pm. Sadie Nash prioritizes candidates whose identities reflect those of our participants and identify as young women, gender expansive, trans and people of color and first generation college goers. 

Skills developed in this role: youthwork, activity facilitation, documenting and organizing data

Teens for Food Justice

About us: Teens for Food Justice is catalyzing a youth-led movement to end food insecurity in one generation through high-capacity, school-based hydroponic farming. TFFJ's APPLE Corps interns will gain hands-on experience across the organization in multiple ways, including but not limited to farm maintenance and operations, curriculum development support, afterschool activities, food justice advocacy and engagement events, and brand strategy and communications.

Modality: One virtual communications position, three on-site programmatic support roles


  • Assist TFFJ farmer educators in preparing for weekly afterschool sessions
  • Set up the activities and materials needed for each session
  • Communications team virtual role: support communications in developing engaging and informative content across TFFJ's social media platforms

Ideal candidate: Students that wish to be considered for programmatic support roles must be available to complete their shifts between the hours of 2pm-6pm M-Th at one of the below locations:

  • DeWitt Clinton High School: 100 W Mosholu Pkwy S, Bronx, NY 10468
  • The Urban Assembly Unison School: 170 Gates Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11238
  • MLK, Jr. Educational Campus: 122 Amsterdam Ave, New York, NY 10023

Skills developed in this role: Public speaking, youthwork, outreach, social media management, communications

The Bronx Health Link, Inc.

About us: The Bronx Health Link amplifies the voices of Bronx residents and community-based organizations and equips them with the tools to achieve health equity. 

Modality: In-person in the Bronx


  • Support administrative and clerical duties
  • Attend community events to conduct outreach

Ideal candidate should have availability to complete a shift between the hours of 9am-5pm, Tues-Thurs.

Skills developed in this role: documenting and entering data, public speaking, outreach

The United Jewish Council of the East Side (UJCES)

About us: UJCES is a non-profit organization supporting the Lower East Side and wider NYC community through human services and community development programs.

Modality: In-person


  • NORC Program Greeter Volunteers assist at a NORC (Naturally Occurring Retirement Community) program.
  • NORC Volunteers proactively greet visitors at a community center, provide information about programs and services, assist with sign-in and registration for programs, and answer visitor questions.
  • Food Pantry Assistance Volunteers support the team with two food pantries, both on-site and occasionally on local walking deliveries to clients.
  • Food Pantry Assistance Volunteers help organize, pack, deliver, and hand out food pantry orders.

Ideal candidate must be comfortable interacting with people of all ages and have strong organizational skills.

Skills developed in this role: client outreach, public speaking, food pantry organization


About us: UnLocal is a community-centered nonprofit organization that provides direct immigration legal representation, community education, outreach, and advocacy for New York’s undocumented immigrant communities.Through legal representation, education, outreach, and advocacy, UnLocal aims to address the fundamental injustices and structural inequities that disproportionately impact immigrant communities.

Modality: In-person


  • One student will assist with outreach. This student will help organize and restock the community closet, reach out to community members, and may support youth activities on-site. This role requires proficiency in either Spanish or French.
  • One student will work on communications which may include newsletters, graphics, and social media. 

Ideal Candidate: The ideal candidates for these positions will have availability to complete their shifts Monday-Wednesday. 

Skills developed in this role: developing and facilitating activities, intake and reception, social media and press

Youth Action Youth Build

About us: Youth Action Youth Build is an organization that empowers young individuals by providing them with educational opportunities, vocational training, and community development experiences. The organization aims to equip youth with the skills, knowledge, and support necessary to become successful and engaged members of their communities.

Modality: In-person in Harlem


  • Plan and facilitate student leadership opportunities
  • Engage with youth and support workforce development programming

Ideal candidate should have availability to complete a shift between the hours of 9am-5pm, Monday through Friday. 

Skills developed in this role: youthwork, developing and facilitating activities, public speaking