Volunteer With Little Flower

Mission Continues Volunteer DayVolunteers are the lifeblood of Little Flower – whether serving on our board to provide leadership and direction while helping to financially sustain the organization, or helping out in the office with sorting and answering phones during busy times of year, or serving as a mentor to provide a special one-on-one relationship with a child in need.

Our volunteers make significant contributions of their time, talent and resources, enabling us to better serve the children and families to whom we dedicate our work.  Your efforts are not only needed, but are greatly appreciated!

We’re looking for individuals, families, social and civic organizations, corporations and skilled professionals with time to spare and passion for helping those in need!

Upcoming Volunteer Opportunities Fall/Winter 2016/2017
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We offer a variety of ways to get involved:

Creative Support

Little Flower is always looking for talented individuals and encouraging them to share their skills and gifts to benefit those we serve.  Here is your opportunity to turn something ordinary into something extraordinary.  Do you have a love of photography or do you like to write — perhaps you could volunteer to help out with our newsletter?  Or have you been looking to share that love of drawing with someone — perhaps a mural at one of our homes for developmentally disabled adults?

Whatever your talent (photography, printing, writing, graphic design, mural/wall art, knitting, etc.) sharing it makes it that much more special.  We look forward to working with you!

Development Committee

The Development Committee (a committee of the Board of Directors) helps the Board carry out its due diligence function related to assuring fiscal health through philanthropy and fund development.  This committee partners with staff to institutionalize the philanthropic process within the Board and its individual members. Members bring their talent, expertise and passion to the committee to provide assistance, advice and manpower, which can include a wide range of possible activities such as: help plan a special event and/or recruit a friend to get involved; assemble packets for a fundraising mailing; identify new names to add to the mailing list; cultivate potential donors by hosting them at a show, or inviting them for a meeting over lunch or coffee to discuss Little Flower; approach businesses that might sponsor a particular program .

To find out more information about the Development Committee and how you can join, please contact Maureen Fox at: 718-875-3500 ext. 5040 or at: foxm@lfchild.org.

Event Support

We rely heavily on the support we get through events.  Whether it is the golf outing, annual awards dinner or other fundraising or friendraising events, we are always looking for caring individuals to help.  Every Little Flower event begins with a Planning Committee, a vital component to the planning, implementation and success of our events.  As part of the planning committee, you will be able to: participate in the Auction Committee, solicit companies for in-kind donations, assist in marketing efforts, perform administrative support, etc.

We rely on support the day of the event as well.  Volunteers are needed to help events run smoothly.  Day of tasks can include: general set up/break down, registration, auction set up/runner, etc.

If you have ideas for our events, are willing to solicit companies for donations or assist us the day of, we would love to have your input and appreciate your willingness to volunteer your time to help our cause! To discuss ways you can help, contact Lucia Gajda at: 718-875-3500 ext. 5022 or at: gajdal@lfchild.org.

Grassroots Fundraising

Hosting your own fundraising event is a great way to support Little Flower, involve your friends and family and have fun at the same time!  This is a great opportunity for church or school groups, office fundraisers, volunteer organizations or dedicated individuals to make a difference and help those we serve.  There are many possibilities, such as gift/school supply drives, dress down Fridays and birthday pledges — you are limited only to your imagination!

For more information or to discuss your ideas please contact Maureen Fox at: 718-875-3500 ext. 5040 or at: foxm@lfchild.org. Recently hosted a fundraising event? Send us a picture or share it with us on FacebookTwitter and Instagram @littleflowerny!

Mentoring

A basic and important value a mentor can provide is assuring a child that there is someone who cares about them.  Having a mentor is associated with better outcomes, such as fewer depressive symptoms, less stress as well as better overall health and educational attainment.  Mentors can help keep children in school, improve their self-esteem and overall, provide a positive role model and build relationships of trust and respect.

It takes a special person to be a mentor.  Mentoring is a long-term commitment, involving much empathy, energy, patience, and time.  Nevertheless, to mentor a child in need is a meaningful experience to both the mentee and mentor. We offer a variety of ways for you to get involved:

  • Share your knowledge/talent with our children by volunteering as guest speaker or hosting workshops
  • One-on-One Mentor
  • College Mentoring
  • Career guidance for young adults
  • Workplace Mentoring/Volunteering programs

If you would like to participate but have limited availability, you can help by:

  • Training prospective mentors
  • Sharing your own experiences as a mentor
  • Providing guidance to current mentors

To learn more about becoming a mentor with Little Flower, please contact Maureen Fox at: 718-875-3500 ext. 5040 or at: foxm@lfchild.org.

Young Professionals COMMITTEE

Little Flower’s Young professionals Committee (YPC) brings together emerging leaders in NYC and Long Island to build a community dedicated to raising awareness of Little Flower’s mission and work, through volunteering and fundraising activities.  The YPC provides a wide variety of networking and leadership development opportunities to connect with like-minded young professionals, such as volunteer opportunities and community fair information booth staffing, holiday party planning for foster children in Brooklyn and Queens and networking events.

To learn more about the Little Flower YPC, events and activities and how to join, please contact Maureen Fox at: 718-875-3500 ext. 5040 or foxm@lfchild.org.

If you are interested in volunteering with us, please complete the Volunteer Application and return it to:

Maureen Fox
Little Flower Children and Family Services of New York
186 Joralemon Street, 2nd Floor
Brooklyn, New York 11201
foxm@lfchild.org