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51 Audubon Avenue
8th Floor, Suite 800
New York, New York 10032
Tel: (212) 305-8060
Fax: (212) 342-3914
cumcgca@columbia.edu

 

Volunteer Opportunities at CUMC and Morningside Heights

Programs

Medical Center Neighborhood Fund
The Medical Center Neighborhood Fund was founded as a joint effort of Columbia University Medical Center, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, and the New York State Psychiatric Institute to enhance the quality of life in the Washington Heights/Inwood community.  The Fund is dedicated to raising funds for local, nonprofit organizations that offer vital services and opportunities in northern Manhattan.  Currently, the Fund grants more than 60 awards local organizations.  Employees from all three instutions are invited to make a donation and volunteer their time as site visitors. 

Government & Community Affairs
Phone:  (212) 305-8060                      Website:  www.cumc.columbia.edu/dept/gc

NYPH-CUMC Mentoring Program
Columbia Univeristy Medical Center, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, Community League of the Heights and Big Brothers Big Sisters of NYC have developed a unique volunteer program for youth to be mentored and learn about the health care world of work.  The NYPH-CUMC Mentoring Program matches 6th and 7th grade students from the Community Health Academy of the Heights with hospital and medical center employees and students in a one to one relationship.  The school’s mission is to prepare young people from the community for higher education and careers in health care. We encourage you to participate in this mission and volunteer to be a Mentor!

Government & Community Affairs
Phone:  (212) 305-8060                      Website:  www.cumc.columbia.edu/dept/gc

America Reads Program
Medical, occupational therapy, physical therapy, and dental students tutor elementary school students for three hous every Saturday.  One-on-one sessions attempt to give students an opportunity to improve their reading skills.  Volunteers are welcome.

Government & Community Affairs
Phone:  (212) 305-8060                      Website:  www.cumc.columbia.edu/dept/gc

One-to-One Tutoring
Volunteer tutors are matched with neighborhood children and focus on the specific academic needs of each child.  Volunteers tutor during the week at P.S. 145 or on Saturday mornings at Columbia.  Eligibility is determined through application to Community Impact.
Phone:  (212) 854-1492                      Webiste:  www.columbia.edu/cu/ci

Barnard/Columbia Mentor Program
The Barnard/Columbia Mentor Program matches bilingual middle-school students with individual mentors who incorporate tutoring and creative activities to engage students in education and cultural enrichment.  Eligibility is determined through application to Community Impact.
Phone:  (212) 854-1492                      Website:  www.columbia.edu/cu/ci

Everybody Wins! Lunchtime Reading at P.S. 125 and P.S. 36
Columbia administrators, faculty, staff, and students volunteer as reading partners to children at two Harlem elementary schools.  Each Columbia volunteer has been matched with a single student and dedicated one hour per weekk to read to students or listen to them read.

Government & Community Affairs—Morningside Heights
Phone:  (212) 965-2290                      Website:  www.everybodywinsny.org

Harlem Tutorial Program
HTP is a volunteer/mentoring program that works in partnership with the Life Sciences Secondary School, located in East Harlem, to provide tutoring and serve as role models for high-school students.

Columbia  Law School; Columbia Business School
Phone:  (212) 853-0320                      E-mail:  pgr2102@columbia.edu

Special Events


Annual Food Drive
Every year, the Office of Government & Community Affairs sponsors the Fresh Youth Initiatives Helping Hands Food Drive. The Fresh Youth Initiatives’ Helping Hands Food Bank (HHFB) is New York City’s only youth-run food pantry.  HHFB has been running successfully for the past nine years feeding thousands of people in the Washington Heights/Inwood community.  The Helping Hands Food Bank is responsible for feeding over 6,000 community residents in addition to delivering food to thirty senior centers.  Youth at HHFB distribute a little over 80,000 pounds of food every year.  Their efforts provide much needed food supply for our most vulnerable populations:  children and the elderly.   the food drive was a huge success and thanks to the help and contributions of hospital and university employees we were able to donate more than 500 cans to the Fresh Youth Initiatives’ Helping Hands Food Bank (HHFB).  Volunteers are welcome for distributions of cans.

Government & Community Affairs
Phone:  (212) 305-8060                      Website: www.cumc.columbia.edu/dept/gc

Annual Toy Drive
Every year, the Office of Government & Community Affairs coordinates an annual toy drive.  Columbia University Medical Center employees donate more than 600 toys that are distributed to local day care and head start programs.  Volunteers are welcome for distribution of toys.

Government & Community Affairs
Phone:  (212) 305-8060                      Website:  www.cumcgca.com


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Last updated 9/6/2007

 
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