Volunteer

There are many opportunities to volunteer with NYJTL as it offers tennis and education programs year-round, in schools across all five boroughs, as well as at our flagship home, the Cary Leeds Center for Tennis & Learning. NYJTL’s vision is to enable kids to Grow with the Game and when you volunteer your time, it helps makes a difference in the lives of the youth that we serve.  Both short and long term volunteer positions are available – NYJTL recommends those interested in long term volunteerism, to sign up for a short term position first to fully understand the organization’s needs.  NYJTL thanks you for your consideration!

Net Generation Day – The day features a free, fun-filled, community-centric tennis event designed to introduce multicultural children, family and community members to the sport.  The event takes place at the Cary Leeds Center for Tennis & Learning and the ages of the children range from 8-15 years of age.

Saturday, October 7, Cary Leeds Center from 8 am – 4 pm

The following 5 volunteer positions are needed:

  • On-court assistance
  • Set up and break down assistance

Fall Festival– A fall highlight brings hundreds of local children out on a weekend for tennis fun and autumn joys such as pumpkin picking and decorating, face painting and other treats.

Monday, October 9, Cary Leeds Center from 8 am – 4 pm

The following 50 volunteer positions are needed:

  • On-court assistance
  • Carnival booth assistance
  • Lunch distribution assistance
  • Set up and break down assistance

Kids and Cops – A Police and Community Engagement Initiative, Saturdays from 4-7 pm.  Join kids and police officers from Precinct 42 in this program designed to discuss themes of respect, responsibility, and cooperation between law enforcement and community members.

Saturdays, Scheduled to begin in January of 2018

The following 5 volunteer positions are needed:

  • On-court assistance
  • Classroom assistance
  • Set up and break down assistance

Please see below opportunities that have concluded this year but are likely to occur in 2018

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The Mayor’s Cup – With more than 600 entries, the Mayors Cup All-Scholastic Tennis Championships is the largest tennis tournament in the nation. Elementary, middle school, and high school students representing public, private, and parochial schools from New York City.

Sunday, June 11, Cary Leeds Center from 8:30 am – 4 pm

The following 20 volunteer positions are needed:

  • On-court assistance
  • Lunch distribution assistance
  • Set up and break down assistance

Chase Return the Serve – NYJTL and JPMorgan Chase bring together 150 students from across the city for a free community event with a variety of engaging lessons in tennis fundamentals, interactive and lively literacy and mathematics activities, and healthy living and nutrition workshops during the three-hour event at the Cary Leeds Center for Tennis & Learning.

Friday, July 14, Cary Leeds Center from 10 am – 1 pm

The following 15 volunteer positions are needed:

  • On-court assistance
  • Lunch distribution assistance
  • Set up and break down assistance

CTP Special Populations Carnivals– Summer tennis festivals serving children with special needs. Special Populations events are held throughout the city; each participant gets a special prize that includes a certificate and blue ribbon.

Friday, July 14, Octagon Park, Manhattan from 10 am – 1 pm

Friday, July 21, PS 204, Queens from 10 am – 1 pm

Friday, July 28, Linden Park, Brooklyn from 10 am – 1 pm

Friday, August 4, Bronx International, Bronx from 10 am – 1 pm

The following 50 volunteer positions are needed:

  • On-court assistance
  • Lunch distribution assistance
  • Set up and break down assistance

Summer Jamboree– A summer highlight brings hundreds of local children out on two Fridays for tennis fun and interactive games.

Friday, July 28 and August 4, Cary Leeds Center from 9 am – 2 pm

The following 15 volunteer positions are needed:

  • On-court assistance
  • Set up and break down assistance

Long term volunteer positions available in all key disciplines including academic enrichment assistance and tennis skill development assistance. Please contact Yolette Charles, NYJTL Director, Human Resources at ycharles@nyjtl.org for more information on all opportunities.