Teen Volunteer Programs

Gateways Teen Volunteers

Want to make a difference? Become a Gateways Teen Volunteer!

Work with students in the Gateways Sunday Program, and build skills to take to college! The program is open to teens entering grades 10 - 12. 

Applications for the 2019 - 2020 school year are closed. We invite interested teens to apply in May 2020 for the 2020 - 2021 school year.

If you have any questions, please email Mia Hyman for more information.

Please Note: For volunteers who are not current students of Prozdor, an annual training and materials fee applies, although this fee will be waived for any family who indicates that it would present a hardship. For more information see the application or contact gjep@jgateways.org.

"I have loved volunteering with Gateways these past three years. Applying to become a volunteer was the best decision I ever made. It truly has been a fulfilling volunteer experience. I highly suggest that any Jewish teen currently in grades 9–11 apply to this program. Thank you, Gateways. I am forever and eternally grateful for the opportunity you have provided me. Thank you for opening up the gates to my future and guiding me along this path!"   – Shoshana, Volunteer

"Volunteering at Gateways has completely changed my life. I look forward every Sunday to getting to work with the students, and Gateways has helped me discover that I want to pursue a career in working with children who have special needs." - Gateways Teen Volunteer

Teen Volunteers at the Gateways Sunday Program

Gateways Teen VolunteersIf you are a Boston area teen in grades 10-12, you can volunteer to support students in the Gateways Sunday Program as a one-to-one aide or classroom assistants.

Throughout your volunteer experience, you'll receive weekly training and support from on-site special education teachers and administrators. You'll learn special education strategies that support student learning, including the fundamentals of Applied Behavior Analysis, Structured Teaching and Social Stories. Teen volunteers also receive on the job support from the classroom teacher, Volunteer Coordinator and  Program Director. These experienced staff members guide volunteers in helping students achieve their greatest success. 

Although Gateways works closely with an array of local high schools. we have an important bond with Hebrew College's Prozdor Hebrew High School. For more than eight years, many of our volunteers have worked at Gateways with support and cooperation from the Prozdor staff and faculty. Prozdor students may elect to take a training course in Grade 10 grade, may volunteer for credit in the Grades 10 and 11 and can continue in their senior year.

"Over the past three years, I have looked forward to Sundays because I had Gateways. I love every minute I spend there, and I always learn new things." - Teen Volunteer

For more information, watch our volunteer video featuring current and past volunteers, or please contact Mia Hyman.

Mitzvah Mensches

Mitzvah Mensches teensGet involved in Mitzvah Mensches, our inclusive teen youth group! To learn more about how you can receive community service credit while having fun, making great friends and engaging in philanthropy and social action, click here.  

The program meets in Newton from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM twice a month on Wednesday evenings.

For more information, please contact gjep@jgateways.org.

Gateways Program Dates for 2018-2019

View the 2018-2019 school year calendar.

Teens hold up Gateways shirts

For more information about the Gateways Sunday Program, visit our Jewish Education Programs link.

To get involved with Gateways' Mitzvah Mensches, our inclusive philanthropic teen youth group, scroll down to learn more.

Questions? Please contact our Teen Volunteer Coordinator, Mia Hyman, at 617-630-9010, ext. 120.