Get Involved

Give Chances is an educational non-profit organization based in New Jersey that serves children and youth from low-income families by providing quality educational and enrichment programs in-person and online.
We offer volunteer opportunities for high school students as well as internship opportunities for college students. Our volunteers also have the opportunity to join our Chance Makers student council.

Volunteer Opportunities

At Give Chances, our volunteers play a vital role in our afterschool programs.
Together, with the support of our volunteers, we are able to bring change to the community.

We recognize that every individual has different strengths and talents.
Accordingly, we offer a wide range of volunteer opportunities for high school students. These opportunities include:

  • Afterschool Tutor

  • Online Tutor

  • Teaching Artist

  • Youth Mentor

  • Newsletter Editor

  • Web Designer

  • Social Media Manger

  • Curriculum Development Assistant

  • Fundraising Coordinator

  • Administrative Assistant

Qualifications

We look for enthusiastic individuals who are excited to share their talents and give back to the community by helping underprivileged children and young adults with developmental disabilities. In person and online volunteer opportunities are available across all Give Chances programs including our Joyful Learning afterschool program, our online tutoring program, our DDartist disability support program and our Dream & Hope community support program.

  • All applicants must be:

    • Current middle school or high school students
    • 12 years or older
    • Passionate about giving back to the community

Chance Makers Volunteer Council

All Give Chances volunteers have the opportunity to serve on the volunteer council, Chance Makers. These volunteers support the community by spreading awareness about educational inequality and the actions needed to address it.
Our council members are inspired and determined to better the world around us, starting with their own communities. Their hope is to become the intersection of change, aspiration and action.
During program hours, volunteers share their time and talents, helping children from low-income families get the educational support they need. Outside of program hours, they become council members and are committed to community-based outreach, social action and advocacy.

  • Responsibilities

    • Attend all board meetings and in-person events

    • Actively participate in volunteer opportunities offered by Give Chances

    • Be a leader and role model for fellows volunteers
    • Cooperate with team members

  • Qualifications

    • Current high school student
    • Must be a current volunteer at Give Chances who has served as a volunteer tutor for at least 1 year

    • Responsible, team player with a can-do attitude

    • Passionate about giving back to the community

    • Demonstrated leadership abilities

The goal of the Chance Makers’ is twofold

1. Raise awareness around educational inequality by focusing on increasing community involvement and support

2. Empower the next generation of youth to take action and fight for equitable education for all

Board Member Positions & Resposibilities

Internship Opportunities

Our paid interns work closely with Give Chances’ staff and lead teachers to facilitate the operation of our Joyful Learning afterschool program.
This position provides current college students with the opportunity to gain work experience in the non-profit sector and to make a tangible difference in the lives of children and youth from across the US.

  • Responsibilities:

    • Facilitate educational activities
    • Supervisor and tutor students in grades 1-8
    • Provide support to volunteer tutors
    • Assist staff in research and curriculum development
    • Support the preparation and execution of events and field trips

  • Qualifications

    • Current college student
    • Energetic, positive and self-motivated
    • Comfortable speaking in front of large and small groups
    • Flexible schedule
    • Ability to work as a team and independently