At Manny Cantor Center we believe that everyone has the ability to serve, and use their voice. We have a variety of meaningful opportunities for committed community members to get involved using their time, skills and passions, and we encourage each individual to participate in building a stronger, more connected community.
Getting involved means providing direct service in conjunction with the critical services and programs we offer to more than 1,500 people every day, including serving meals to older adults, mentoring for teens, translating materials and helping community members learn English. We also have opportunities to register and mobilize people to vote, learn about key issues our community faces at civic education events, and much more. We must all come together, being active participants to create meaningful social change and create the world we want to live in.
We need your hands. We need your hearts. We need your voices.
Our nationally-recognized volunteer program, More Hands, More Hearts provides meaningful short-term, long-term and one-time volunteer opportunities that meet the strategic needs of our agency, while also matching individual skills and interests. We believe everyone has the ability to serve their community and encourage each individual to share their time and talents in the way that best fits them and the needs of our community. Learn more about all of our opportunities to volunteer in our community.
Interested in Volunteering with a group?
Please fill our our group volunteer request form here.
Democracy only works if we participate, which starts by understanding the issues we face as a community, as a city, and as a nation. Through our “Why We Vote” series in partnership with America 101 Project we are taking the issues you hear about in the news and learning about them from a variety of angles and contexts, so we can best understand why we need to be engaged, and what actions we can take to create the future we want to see.
Thursday, September 6th | 6:30-8pm:
Why We Vote: 2nd Amendment
Thursday, October 24th | 6:30-8pm:
Why We Vote: Immigration Issues
Wednesday, February 27 | 6:30 – 8:00 pm:
Why We Vote: Topic TBD
Wednesday, May 29 | 6:30 – 8:00 pm:
Why We Vote: Topic TBD
Did you know that New York State is in the bottom ten of all states for voter participation? We are looking to change this statistic in our own neighborhood by ensuring people have the opportunity to register to vote, look up their polling location, and have all the information they need to feel informed when they cast that ballot. Join us for these events or stop by anytime to pick up a voter registration form:
Tuesday, November 6th – General Election. Visit www.vote.nyc.ny.us or call 1-866-3692 to find your polling site, access ballot information and check your registration.
Deb Scher, Director of Strategic Service and Civic Engagement
firstname.lastname@example.org or at 646.395.4184
Maya Hendin, Volunteer & Community Engagement Coordinator
email@example.com or at 646.395.4193
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