Volunteering


Sunday after Mass


Sunday after Mass


Sunday after Mass
 

French class


English class


English class


Community service  


Father LaPointe - coat distribution


Toys wrapping 


Toys wrapping 


Toys wrapping 


Toys distribution 


Toys distribution 


Toys distribution 


Epiphany


Thanksgiving


Renovation


Renovation
Thanksgiving
You can contact us by e-mail : carrefourfrancophone@hotmail.com


WELCOMING NEW MIGRANTS 

Welcoming newcomers to the United States, offering them moral support, and giving them advice on places where they can find legal and material support.
Volunteers need : one or two people for each day the office is open.
Skills : patience, listening capacity, French-speaking, knowledge about the services of the parish.
Place : St Stephen of Hungary.
Time and day :
Tuesday : 1.30 / 5.30 - St Stephen of Hungary (except July and August).
Thursday : 1.30 / 5.30 - St Stephen of Hungary (except July and August).


SOCIAL SERVICES 

Immigration and references

Advising and supporting migrants with their legal paperwork. Accompanying migrants to their appointments with the legal services at Catholic charities, and helping them to understand English.
Volunteers needed : two people.
Skills : proficient in English, good social skills.
Place : St Stephen of Hungary.
Days :
Tuesday : 1.30 / 5.30 - St Stephen of Hungary (except July and August).
Thursday : 1.30 / 5.30 - St Stephen of Hungary (except July and August).

Medical support

Giving advice to new migrants facing health issues, and letting them know their rights.
Skills : experience in the medical field.
Time and day : be available to answer questions on the phone or orally once in a while.

Food pantry

Organizing campaign to gather food donations for St Stephen of Hungary food pantry (300 families are beneficiaries of this food pantry). As for now, the food pantry receives its items from the city of New York and United Way of New York City. It is important to look for new donors.
Volunteers needed : two people.
Skills : enjoys organizing and sharing.
Place : St Stephen or at home.
Time and day : whenever and wherever possible.

Clothing distribution

Organizing several times a month on Sundays clothing distributions, in particular for new coats during the winter (more than 1000 coats are distributed every year). Gathering and organizing the clothes donations.
Volunteers needed : two people.
Skills : enjoys organizing and sharing.
Time and day : two weekends per month for the distribution, one week day a month for sorting the donations and doing the administrative work (letters to require donation), and transportation of the donation.

Toy distribution

Toy distribution to 100 kids for Epiphany, just after Christmas.
Volunteers needed : two people.
Skills : enjoys organizing and sharing.
Place : St Stephen of Hungary or at home.
Time and day : looking for toys donations throughout the year, one intense week of organization before the distribution (beginning of January).

Visits to Francophone prisoners

Visiting francophone prisoners once a month, working with the Consulate to identify and locate them, and to offer them moral support.
Volunteers needed : two people.
Skills : bilingual French-English.
Place : either at home or at St Stephen, in the prisons.
Time and day : one or two afternoons a month.


SPIRITUAL SERVICES  

Catechism and preparation to the sacraments

Since 2011, a catechism class has been open for those children who speak French but are not registered at the French Lycee.
Volunteers needed : two people.
Place : Notre Dame.
Time and day : October to June from 11.30 am to 12.30 pm after the Sunday French Mass at Notre Dame.

Pilgrimages, prayer groups, etc.

To join us contact us.


INTEGRATION, EDUCATION AND FRANCOPHONIE PROMOTION SERVICES  

English lessons for adults

Volunteers needed : two people.
Skills : bilingual.
Time and day : One hour and a half per week.

Francophone library

Gathering books and organizing the library.
Volunteers needed : two people.
Skills : likes reading and sharing.
Time and day : one hour per week after Sunday Mass (from 11.30 am to 13.30 pm).

Advanced French lessons for kids

To give the kids of francophone parents, including those kids attending American public schools, the opportunity to speak and write proper French.
Volunteers needed : one or two people.
Skills : experience in teaching.
Time and day : one hour and a half per week after Sunday Mass (from 11.30 am to 13.30 pm).

Handicrafts workshop for women

Volunteers needed : one or two people. 
Skills : familiarity with handicrafts techniques.


MANAGEMENT SERVICES 

Event planning

Several times a year, Carrefour Pastoral de la Francophonie organizes social gatherings that brings together its members and other people, including Thanksgiving dinner, Epiphany, prayer nights, etc. A team organizes the whole event (announcement, invitations, food gathering, etc.)
Volunteers needed : six people.
Skills : organizational.
Place : St Stephen of Hungary or at home.
Time and day : one weekend two or three times a year.

Communication

Managing the website and the web cafe. 
Volunteers needed : one or two people.
Skills : computer and communications.
Place : St Stephen of Hungary or at home.
Time and day : Half a day per week.

 
Fundraising


Help to organize a fundraiser once a year, apply for grants given by foundations, etc.
Volunteers needed : two people.
Skills : organisation and mobilization skills.
Place : at home.

Education

Follow with one family the school progress of one student in a tutorship; Facilitating contact with teachers (translation and contact with the teachers); fundraising for the
« Carrefour scholarship », granted every year to a student who can not attend college otherwise.

Volunteers needed : two people.
Skills : read and write English.
Place : at home or at St Stephen of Hungary.


You can contact us by e-mail : carrefourfrancophone@hotmail.com