Our Student Volunteer Corps provides unique opportunities for middle and high school students to learn more about, and participate in, the mission and operations of Long Island Cares, Inc. – The Harry Chapin Food Bank.
The objective of the program is simple: to generate a new wave of volunteers by reaching out to the school districts surrounding our Service Centers in Freeport, Huntington Station, and Lindenhurst. For us, the best opportunities for volunteers rest with Long Island’s youth as we seek to engage young people in our efforts to feed and support the more than 270,000 Long Islanders who are hungry or food insecure.
Through the Long Island Cares’ Student Volunteer Corps, students have the opportunity to work along side staff and other volunteers to understand and participate in hunger advocacy as well as assist visitors in our client choice pantries. Students who possess the creativity and passion for a cause as great as ending hunger on Long Island – and put both to work at Long Island Cares – have an opportunity to acquire new skills and knowledge that can be used in a variety of workplace environments