Flushing Town Hall is grateful to have a good number of dedicated, enthusiastic volunteers. These are the folks that often take your tickets, disseminate programs, and guide visitors around our historic building
“Most of the volunteers come from Flushing, and the general Queens area,” says Steve Palermo, who serves as Flushing Town Hall’s volunteer coordinator. “We have some volunteers who have been pitching in for more than 20 years, and we have one, Esther, who’s 93 years old and a real firecracker!”
Steve, who recently participated in a Volunteer Impact Program offered by New York Cares, says in his role he recruits, assigns and leads orientations to train and maintain volunteers.
Currently, more than 40 volunteers pitch in, and many were on hand at the recent Annual Gala. Steve, for one, makes sure that volunteers staff many of the diverse adult and family global programs that Flushing Town Hall presents.
“Recently, I’ve been getting an influx of younger volunteers from high schools and local colleges, such as Queens College,” he says. Many students see an opportunity to improve their resumes, while doing some good.
Steve looks for certain qualities in his volunteer corps: they must be respectful and courteous, show up on time, and understand their assignments.
“I look for someone who takes time out of his or her busy day and shows a genuine interest in the continued growth of Flushing Town Hall,” he says.
If you’d like to volunteer, contact Steve at: email@example.com