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Give the Greatest Gift of All—Your Time

Volunteers are the heart of Family Service League: Without their commitment to our mission and their passion for helping those who need it most, we wouldn’t be able to touch so many lives. There are a number of ways to get involved and help strengthen our communities, from administrative support and transporting food and toy drive goods to special event assistance and tutoring. We also provide training for volunteers who want to advocate for the seniors in our communities.

Want to join our family of over 400 volunteers?

Danielle Greenwood, Volunteer Coordinator


Save time: Complete your volunteer application now!

Volunteers 16 to 17 years old:

Volunteers 18 and older:

We help children in low-income families start the school year right with new backpacks, notebooks, pens, crayons, colored pencils, and other supplies they need to get the most out of school.

Want to join us? Donate or organize a drive to help supply these items or contribute to funds raised to purchase them.

Email for a full list of donation requests and FSL locations.

Do you have strong office and computer skills? Donate a few hours of your time each week by doing clerical work at one of our 21 offices.

Put your computer skills to good use.

Assist our instructors as they coach adult students in web-based, ongoing programs weekdays in

  • Bay Shore
  • Brentwood
  • Huntington (where bilingual English/Spanish volunteers are in high need). Volunteer schedules for this program are flexible.

Help teach English to adult immigrants at our Bay Shore Family Center in two-hour, morning or evening classes. No teaching experience necessary.

Plan fun family events for clients of the Bay Shore program.

Volunteers plan and execute a family fun outing, like pumpkin picking, a trip to the aquarium, a day at the beach, or a summer barbecue pool party.

Promote skill building and group interaction in teens 14 to 18 years old with mental or behavioral health issues to develop their leadership and mentoring skills so they can help younger children with mental health diagnoses.

Located in Bay Shore.

Help moms strengthen their parenting skills by teaching them how to reinforce positive behavior with their preschool children. Currently not available.

Located in Huntington Station from April to October.

Apply your medical background to Family Service League’s community healthcare partnership with Northwell Health and help with a variety of patient services, including scheduling, intake, and follow-up. RN, LPN, medical assistant, or medical office experience a plus.

Select your own day and hours, Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Located in Bay Shore.

Advocate for your elderly neighbors living in Suffolk county nursing homes, adult care homes, and family-type homes.

Volunteers visit an assigned home weekly to help residents and their families understand and exercise their rights to quality care and quality of life.

Call 631-470-6755 for more information.

Assist in our after-school homework help and tutoring program at Family Centers in

Volunteer your strong analytical and writing skills to help with special projects in our operations and office management departments.

Love interacting with preschool children?

Help teachers mold young minds through our universal Pre-K programs in

Morning and afternoon programs begin the first week of September and continue throughout the school year until June. Volunteer schedules for this program are flexible

Help make more than 3,000 kids happy this holiday season.

Volunteer opportunities include:

  • October donation collections of toys and gifts; the opportunity to coordinate your own collection of toys, gift cards, and financial donations;
  • December toy collection and transport to our distribution centers;
  • Set up “shopping” areas where you assist parents in choosing age-appropriate gifts and wrap them so they can be brought home for their children.

Lead children between seven and 13 who are coping with mental health issues in recreational activities, including arts and crafts, sports, games, and outings.

These Saturday sessions are from

  • 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in
  • William Floyd Family Center in Mastic Beach

Volunteers work on one or more of FSL’s exciting fundraising event committees.

Volunteers who speak Spanish, European Portuguese, Croatian, Haitian Creole, or Afghanistan Pashto can help interpret the needs of families that speak little English at our Family Centers in Bay Shore and Huntington. Volunteer schedules for this program are flexible.

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