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FDNY Office of Recruitment and Retention

The Fire Department of the City of New York (FDNY) is the largest Fire Department in the United States and universally is recognized as the world’s busiest and most highly skilled emergency response agency. The Department’s main goal is to provide fire protection, emergency medical care, and other critical public safety services to residents and visitors in the five boroughs. The Department also works to continually educate the public in fire, life safety and disaster preparedness, along with enforcing public safety codes. FDNY offers training programs for ages 17 1/2 and up to become firefighters, EMS trainees, dispatchers, fire code inspectors, administrative positions, and other career paths within the FDNY. To learn more visit

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Ifetayo Cultural Arts Academy

Ifetayo Cultural Arts Academy offers African-centered, multi-disciplinary arts & cultural education and wrap-around supports for the whole family and provides cultural arts & leadership development programs for youth, ages 3-18. Many of our classes and workshops are free or priced affordably to ensure access for all. We offer six major programs serving over 2000 students and their families annually. Each student’s talents are celebrated to provide an enriching learning experience. Our programs are carefully designed to promote self-awareness and inner growth, knowledge of African Culture, the meaning of community and the importance of respecting and loving one another. Watch the video below to learn more. To sign up for programs, visit

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Brooklyn South Community Emergency Response Team (CERT)

New York City Community Emergency Response Team (NYC CERT) members are dedicated volunteers who undergo a training program that provides basic response skills needed for fire safety, light search and rescue, community disaster support, disaster medical operations, and traffic control. The Brooklyn South Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) is Brooklyn Community Board 14’s local CERT chapter. This team works in collaboration with New York City Emergency Management to assist with community residents and their needs and offers year-round personal disaster preparedness training and volunteer opportunities for all ages. Watch the video below to learn more and visit and

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Council of Peoples Organization

We offer volunteer and internship Opportunities for young people who are interested in helping in COPO’s Older Adult Center, SNAP Services, Health Insurance Services, Immigration Services, Food Pantry Distribution, Mental Health Support Services, ESL/ Citizenship classes, etc.

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Project SAFE

Project SAFE is a teen health program based at NYU Langone Family Health Centers. The Project SAFE peer education program offers health training, reproductive health services, and opportunities for teen program involvement and free Teen Health Clinic services. For more information, check out the video below. Visit or email the Project SAFE program director at [email protected] to find out how you can get involved.
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Tell Every American Lady (TEAL)

T.E.A.L.® stands for both Tell Every Amazing Lady About Ovarian Cancer Louisa M. McGregor Ovarian Cancer Foundation and for Teal, the color that symbolizes ovarian cancer. Tell Every Amazing Lady® About Ovarian Cancer – Louisa M. McGregor Ovarian Cancer Foundation’s mission is to promote public awareness and education of the signs, symptoms and risk factors of ovarian cancer while providing support to survivors and raising funds for research in order to find a screening test and cure for ovarian cancer. T.E.A.L. offers youth and adults opportunities to volunteer to help raise awareness about ovarian cancer in their community. Watch the video below! For more information and to sign up to volunteer, visit or email [email protected].

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Teens Helping Each Other

THEO is the peer leadership initiative of The Adolescent Education Program (AEP) at SUNY Downstate. THEO’s mission is to empower youth to achieve and maintain good health, set and achieve academic goals, and serve their community. THEO strives to prevent new cases of HIV infection, Sexually Transmitted Infections and unplanned pregnancies, while promoting healthy productive lives for young people. THEO offers evidence-based curriculums about sexual health for youth ages 11-21, as well as HIV, STD & pregnancy prevention programming. For more information, watch the video below, visit, and email [email protected].

We are hiring students to work in our program all year round. Training begins in the summer for the program.

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