Join Us


We love volunteers and couldn’t
do our work without you!

Join one of our upcoming volunteer events

We are always seeking volunteers to support our regular events, including:

  • College Application Intensive Days
  • College March
  • Decision Day
  • Passage Portfolio Presentations
  • Community Conversations
  • Futures Ignite Marathon Team

Connect us with your Company or Organization

Whether bringing students to visit your work site to host a professional mentoring ‘mocktail’ hour, or engaging your place of business to volunteer to support our students and work, developing partnerships with industry leaders and businesses is critical to our work.

Become a Recurring Volunteer

Some volunteers are able to invest significant time to work with our students in a range of capacities, including exploring internship opportunities, submitting applications for summer enrichment programs, writing coaching and college research. Join us!

Join our Futures Ignite Marathon 2024 Team
We are seeking runners to join our Futures Ignite Marathon 2024 Team to run the NYC TCS 2024 Marathon on Sunday, November 3. Each runner commits to raising $4,000 that directly supports our programs and young people.

To learn more or get involved email

Work with Us

Current openings

Lead Environmental Coordinator

Start Date: February 2024
To Apply: Submit resume and cover letter here

We seek an experienced youth development worker and environmental educator to lead and expand FI’s Clean Air Green Corridor (CAGC) Initiative at WHEELS. They must be a dedicated and charismatic youth worker who can create and facilitate fun and innovative workshops and can work to develop and guide youth holistically. The LEC will report to the Sr. Manager of Leadership and Enrichment and collaborate with the Youth Enrichment and Leadership Programs (YELP) team to ensure the smooth operations of all programmatic activities. The LEC will utilize a positive youth development framework and approach to coordinate and facilitate our three youth-facing environmental programs:

  • Stew Crew (9th and 10th grade after school), 
  • Green Corridor Lab (11th grade after school), and 
  • Urban Ecology in The Heights (10th and 11th grade summer) 

which aim to develop youth core leadership skills in community science research, environmental stewardship, community outreach, and policy advocacy. The LEC will establish and facilitate experiential, interactive workshops and activities that develop student leadership skills while coordinating various events and activities geared toward youth ages 14 – 21 on the 182nd Street CAGC. 

The LEC will collaborate with WHEELS teachers, FI colleagues, and a range of partner organizations to increase meaningful youth leadership and programming opportunities on the 182nd Street CAGC through the Department of Transportation’s Open Street Program. 

More details >

If interested in an internship, email

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