Opportunities for corporations and their employees to work alongside the Trenton community.
About the Role
HomeWorks is looking for enthusiastic and committed volunteers who are passionate about educational, gender and racial equity, and are aligned with our values of intentionality, empathy and community.
Typical Volunteer Opportunities at HomeWorks
Tutoring (Monday to Thursdays 7-8:30 pm. Tutor any specific topics ranging from math, English, science, social studies etc.)
Special Workshops (Monday, Tuesday, Thursdays 4-5:30pm. Teach interactive and engaging workshops on topics such as coding, financial literacy, advocacy, healthy eating, etc. )
Guest Speaking Events (Monday or Tuesday 5:30-6:30pm. Past speakers have included NASA Planetary Protection Engineer Moogega Cooper, Journalist Kenneth Turell, Founder and CEO of Social Cipher Vanessa Castañeda Gill, Architect Josh Zinder.)
Office Work (Project-Based, Self-Guided, Anytime. Assisting with projects such as writing curricula, research, filing forms and creating pitch decks.)
Packing and Moving (Early September, Late June. Assisting with packing and moving for the start and end of the school year.)
New House (2024/2025. Assisting with painting, moving for our new dormitory in Trenton.)
If interested, please fill out the application linked above.
HomeWorks Trenton, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit that runs a free, community-based, after school residential program for Black and Brown high school girls in Trenton, New Jersey. We provide a space where Black and Brown girls can authentically express themselves while receiving academic and social-emotional tools to thrive despite living in a systemically unjust society.
Our scholars live in the HomeWorks house from Sunday evenings to Friday mornings and are transported to and from their Trenton Public Schools every day to ensure timeliness. After school, scholars engage in daily activities focused on academics and identity-driven leadership, eat a family-style meal, and stay overnight in our dorm with two full-time staff members. Our HomeWorks model decreases chronic absenteeism; improves scholars’ academic performance and social-emotional skills; and celebrates the power of Black and Brown sisterhood. By providing a space to explore and define their experiences, cultures, and identities, HomeWorks offers our scholars a chance to see that their ideas, visions, and presence deserve a place in this world.
HomeWorks was started in 2016. Since then, HomeWorks has built a diverse team of full-time and part-time staff, board members, and volunteers. Together, we have run five programs and built a HomeWorks community. The HomeWorks team has been honored to be recognized by Princeton University, McKinsey & Company, Echoing Green, Comcast, Hollister, TRESemmé, Camelback Ventures, Barclays, Vital Voices, The Rachael Ray Show and more.