Volunteering - NYC

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I'm a soon to be first year analyst in NYC at a fairly well known shop. I'm pretty excited to start in July, but one of the things I was wondering if any analysts or junior bankers here have had time to put in volunteer work, even if its just an hour or two a week.

I've done volunteer work throughout HS/college, and would like to keep it up, but also figure it would be a good way to meet other young people. Even though I grew up in NJ, I went to the school in the Midwest, and would like another outlet to meet people (outside work/bars etc).

I know most people get crushed their first year, and I had the pleasure of doing my SA in a pretty bad group (both deal flow/hour wise), however, as I am going to a different bank (which has really good hours/lifestyle), I was hoping some volunteering would be possible.

Any inputs/insights would be appreciated - thanks in advance

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Apr 4, 2009

I tutored NYU Stern students.

Apr 4, 2009

even the most swamped analysts can find time away from work. if its something you truly want to do, it would be too hard to fit it in on the weekends.

Apr 5, 2009

I'm interested in this as well. Any idea for places to volunteer?

Apr 5, 2009

Honestly just pick an issue/ailment.

I have done local poverty, blood, Parkinsons, breast cancer, and children sponsorship.

Anything that has ever bothered or affected you. I walk by a Cerebral Palsy Center twice a wk and it kills me I havent gone in yet. (23rd and Lex I believe)

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Apr 5, 2009

Thanks commuter,

Is there a website or resource you use to find the meetings or events? Most seem to be either purely monetary donations or weekly during the day commitments.

Apr 5, 2009
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Thanks commuter,

Is there a website or resource you use to find the meetings or events? Most seem to be either purely monetary donations or weekly during the day commitments.

Catholic Charities
Saint Vincent de Paul
United Way
Volunteer groups on Meet Up

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Apr 5, 2009
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