Serve as a Community Ambassador for Free NYC Writing Programs!

  • Volunteer Opportunity posted by 826NYC



Time Commitment

A few hours per month


372 5th Ave
United States


Volunteer Opportunity:

Be the face of a unique education nonprofit in Brooklyn by volunteering with 826NYC and the Brooklyn Superhero Supply Co. 826NYC is an education nonprofit that operates the Brooklyn Superhero Supply Co. to help fund its free tutoring and writing programs, which serve over 4,000 students a year. As a Community Ambassador, you'll represent our programs to the community at large including tourists who visit the store from around the world!

You'll also have the opportunity to sell capes, secret identity kits, and cans of all kinds of superhero necessities--intelligence, invisibility, and gravity to name a few. You can assist shoppers as they use our Devillainizer, Cape Tester, and more.

The store is open seven days a week, 11am-5pm, with morning and afternoon shifts available. Volunteers come by for either an 11am-2pm or 2pm-5pm shift. It only takes three hours a week to make an impact!

More about 826NYC:

Proceeds from the Brooklyn Superhero Supply Co. go directly to 826NYC, a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting students ages 6-18 with their creative and expository writing skills. Our services are structured around our belief that great leaps in learning can happen with one-on-one attention and that strong writing skills are fundamental to future success. With this in mind we provide after-school tutoring, field trips, workshops, and temporary and ongoing in-schools writing-based programming. All of our free programs are challenging and enjoyable, and ultimately strengthen each student's power to express ideas effectively, creatively, confidently, and in their individual voice.


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How To Apply

To become a volunteer, please email the Volunteer and Programs Coordinator Liz Levine at volunteer[at]826nyc[dot]org with your name, the program/s you are interested in volunteering for, and your daytime/weeknight availability. She will be in touch with next steps!