Astor Home for Children Bard Volunteers

The Astor Home for Children in Rhinebeck, New York, is a residential school for children who have often experienced emotional and/or physical trauma. Bard students become mentors and positive role models for the children at the Astor Home, volunteering for a semester at a time and leading a range of activities for one to two hours each week. Activities are usually taught one-on-one, and range from knitting, arts and crafts, and cooking to guitar lessons and science projects; the activities depend on the shared interest of the Bard volunteer and Astor student. The goal is to help a child develop a skill or hobby, and ultimately learn that he or she is worth others’ time and energy.



Current Contact(s):
Helena Wippick (02/01/14 - 08/31/16)
Serena Accomazzi (02/01/13 - 08/31/15)

Past Contact(s):
Hallie Greenberg (09/01/13 - 08/31/14)
Brooke Kipling (02/01/13 - 08/31/13)
Liza Miller (09/01/11 - 12/31/12)
Isabelle Coler (09/01/09 - 08/31/11)

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