Volunteer Opportunities and Internships

CALLING ALL VOLUNTEERS

Our professional staff supports our 100 enthusiastic volunteers.  These volunteers are an essential and integral component of April's Child. 


We need both Parent Aides and Volunteers to support the various administrative and technical needs of our organization. Under direct supervision of our professional staff, volunteers provide a critical 50% of the total support to families. Volunteers typically spend one hour per week with their assigned families. Parent Aide Volunteers receive a comprehensive 12-hour training course. The Volunteers will become nurturing, supportive role models to parents who need some assistance.


Our experience shows that volunteers find our program extremely rewarding and gratifying and that they get as much as they give. We greatly value our volunteers and hope that you will consider discussing this opportunity to serve your community with us.


Volunteers come from all walks of life. Our successful volunteers come from a variety of backgrounds and experiences.


To volunteer, please contact Stacey Rosenbluth (LCSW) by phone (914-997-2642) or e-mail her at stacey@aprilschild.org.


Click to Download the Volunteer Application. 

Internships Available

April's Child provides a comprehensive internship program for students obtaining their Masters' Degree in Social Work from Columbia University, New York University, Fordham University, Simmons College and the Hunter College School of Social Work.

Fieldwork combines the school’s requirements with the student's needs/expectations, providing an individualized learning experience including:

  • Participation in intensive 12-hour training program
  • Student orientation program
  • Participation in weekly Group Supervision sessions
  • Have a caseload of 5-8 client families utilizing the home visitation model
  • Taking telephone referrals
  • Developing referral sources
  • Performing Initial Needs Assessments (psycho-social intakes)
  • Answering HelpLine calls
  • Developing, marketing and facilitating a parenting group
  • Being involved with a community outreach/education project
  • Facilitating a Group Supervision meeting
  • Presenting a case presentation
  • Receive one-on-one training and supervision

Students may also have the opportunity to:

  • Write grants
  • Develop/supervise projects
  • Participate in fundraising
  • Perform research and administration
  • Provide corporate outreach

  Click to Download the Volunteer Application.