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 that indicates the cost would present a hardship.

For more information, please 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 has been a truly fulfilling volunteer experience. I highly suggest that any Jewish teen currently in grades 9–11 apply to this program. Thank you, Gateways, 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 in 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 assistant.

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 may volunteer for credit in Grades 10, 11 and 12.

"Over the past three years, I have looked forward to Sundays because I have 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  visit our Jewish Education Programs link.

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

 

Teens hold up Gateways shirts