Volunteer Coordinator



Time Commitment

Full time (30+ hrs/wk)


Long-Term (6 months-1 year)


New York
New York
United States


NYC Service promotes volunteerism, engages New Yorkers in service, builds volunteer capacity and mobilizes the power of volunteers and National Service members to impact NYC’s greatest needs. Our vision is to inspire and empower all New Yorkers to volunteer and serve New York City and each other.


The Lantern Group (Lantern Community Services and Lantern Organization) is a supportive housing organization that champions the independence and well-being of New Yorkers who are impacted by or threatened with homelessness. Lantern Organization develops and manages permanent affordable and supported housing, which is paired with comprehensive services and programs designed and operated by Lantern Community Services to support clients so they can stay healthy and housed. Our 18 buildings, with almost 1,400 units, house a range of single adults to families, with sites located in the Bronx, Brooklyn, and Upper Manhattan. Lantern currently has a staff of around 200 full-time employees and services a client base of nearly 1,200 and an additional 800 community residents.


Lantern Community Services’ teams of experienced social workers and program specialists deliver programming directly within each apartment building to these high-need populations, resulting in excellent rates of engagement with our clients. Programs with proven results in health, employment, education, and life skills are delivered inside our residences and tailored to each person’s needs. We provide Lantern clients – many of whom live with mental illness, addiction, disability, HIV or other chronic illnesses – with the tools they need to integrate successfully into the greater community with dignity and independence. 


Job Title: NYC Civic Corps Member, Volunteer Coordinator

Employment Type: Full Time, AmeriCorps Member Position

Salary: $14,300 plus healthcare, with a $5,815 bonus after successful completion of the member’s term of service.


Additional Benefits:

·        Childcare coverage (if applicable): Allowances will be administered by the CNCS child care provider and issued directly to the member’s childcare provider.

·        Student loan forbearance and interest payments, (if the member qualifies): The member may request forbearance on qualified student loans by submitting a request through a My AmeriCorps online account.


Position Overview:

NYC Civic Corps builds volunteer capacity and volunteer management systems at community-based organizations and city government agencies in New York City. Community volunteers increase the quality and quantity of services delivered to underserved and vulnerable individuals in all five boroughs, including in the areas of Disaster Services, Economic Opportunity, Education and Healthy Futures. This meaningful service in the community also results in increased health, happiness, and civic engagement in the volunteers—and AmeriCorps members—who are providing those services in their community.

All Civic Corps members are required to have bachelor’s degrees and must be citizens, nationals, or permanent residents of the United States. They serve a minimum of 1,700 hours over an approximately 10-month period (September 6, 2017-July 13, 2018). They are also subject to a background check in compliance with AmeriCorps regulations.


·        Bachelor’s degree required, recent graduates encouraged to apply

·        Experience with recruiting volunteers or growing a program, club, or similar

·        Exceptional communication, time management, and problem-solving skills; detail oriented

·        Experience writing high-quality, professional emails

·        Ability to work independently and as part of a team

·        Project management experience and strategic/systems-building capability

·        Fluency in Microsoft Office programs (Word, Excel, Powerpoint)

·        Strong ambassadorship skills; comfortable engaging people from diverse backgrounds, presenting to groups, and building relationships

·        Excited to build and have ownership of Lantern’s volunteer program

·        Commitment to serving vulnerable communities and Lantern’s mission

How To Apply


To Apply:

Please email a cover letter and resume to: volunteer@lanterncommunity.org



Lantern Community Services provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment.

Lantern Community Services (Lantern) values the diversity of all our clients, staff, Board of Directors, and partners. By bringing diverse individuals and viewpoints together, we create more vibrant, healthy and just communities. Lantern welcomes individuals of all backgrounds and experiences regardless of race, ethnicity, national origin, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, marital status, political belief, religion, immigration status, veteran status, class, creed, and mental or physical disability.