Cristo Rey New York Volunteer Program
Affiliation:Cristo Rey New York High School
Goal of Program:The goal of the Cristo Rey New York Full-Time Residential Volunteer program seeks dynamic, thoughtful young men and women of promise who are committed to sharing their many gifts and talents with our students.
Type of Placement:The volunteers serve in various capacities throughout the school, such as college counseling, academic administration, fundraising, and in our Corporate Work Study Program. Each volunteer is assigned to a primary job, but also has secondary responsibilities such as coaching sports or leading other extracurricular activities, chaperoning students on their way to and from work, and serving as mentors to our students.
Service Area:Volunteers live and serve in the East Harlem neighborhood of New York City.
Service Length:The program runs twenty-four months from August until June of the next year.
Requirements:Applicants to the CRNY Volunteer program must hold a bachelor's degree and be no more than two years removed from undergraduate study. Qualified applicants will demonstrate a desire to serve the school in multiple capacities, including but not limited to their primary responsibilities. While not required, an interest in education, mentoring, and/or ministry is ideal.
Financial Arrangement:During the volunteer year, the volunteers earn a monthly stipend of $500/month. The program also provides housing and an unlimited monthly Metrocard. The volunteers also have the option to work for the school for pay during the summer between the first and second year of the program. Federal loan deferment is available to volunteers with student loans.
Living Arrangements:The volunteers live together in community in housing provided by the school. Presently, the volunteers share two apartments in an apartment complex located five blocks away from the school.
Program Size:There are eight total volunteers, four who are in their first year of the program, and four who are in their second year. All eight volunteers serve on-site at the school.
Training:Before the start of the first year of service, new volunteers attend a week-long orientation and receive training regarding school policies and procedures as well as job placements. Orientation takes place during the school's summer school program for rising freshmen, and volunteers have the opportunity to shadow classes and meet students while attending orientation. Volunteers also have opportunities to attend professional development sessions throughout the year.
Application Deadline:Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.