Opportunity Details

Children & Youth Education, Civic & Community
Low-income communities, Other
Cleaning,Sports & Recreation,Caring for People,Collecting, Sorting & Packaging,Counseling,Mentoring/Youth Development

Age Minimum (with Adult): 18+, Minimum Age:18+

Lights On in Newark

Connect with the human spirit and jump into the fun at the same time. You can uplift and enrich a young person's life through the art of conversation, interaction, informal mentoring, and more. West Side High School in Newark's West Ward presents Lights On, a program that keeps students engaged in activities so they are safe and off the streets.

Lights On appeals to a variety of student interests including arts, sports, music, video/board games and other exciting opportunities. Volunteers are needed to work with the students and help guide the myriad of activities that exist. At the core of this experience, however, is to join in on the fun!

Some Activities Include:

  • Youth Check-In & Registration

  • Meal Service (preparing and serving)

  • Donation Management (unpacking and sorting)

  • Game Time - checkers, chess, Jenga, Boggle, easel games, X-box, foosball. etc.

  • Sports / Physical Fitness - basketball, yoga, etc. 

  • Beauty / Fashion - henna, make-up artistry, clothing design.


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Know Before You Go:

  • If you want to participate in informal mentoring you must sign up and attend four or more consecutive occurrences. 

  • Please arrive 5 minutes earlier than the scheduled time to go through security.

  • Bring your ID (Driver's License, State ID card, etc.)

  • Onsite parking is available on the right side of the school at the front entrance. 


Volunteer Guidelines: COVID-19

  • Protective Equipment: Masks must be worn throughout the duration of the project. 

  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.

  • Clean and wash your hands before, during, and after volunteering for a minimum of 20 seconds.

  • If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.


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