We appreciate your interest in volunteering at The CEJJES Institute. As a volunteer you will have the opportunity to assist with a variety of our programs.

The Charles White Gallery of Art

The Charles White Gallery is an institution that will forever allow the public to see the work of this American master and learn about his life. The gallery is a place for artists, art enthusiasts,students, families, and members of the community to learn about the life and work of Charles White and other artists who share a similar commitment to human dignity and social justice.

The exhibit and gallery are constantly evolving.

  • Help maintain cataloging Charles White documents that will in turn be used as additions for future exhibits
  • Serve as docents when there are schools visiting. Docents help to manage the tour groups as well as provide information about the gallery and pieces of work on display
  • Assist with organizing and digitizing Charles White papers

The Rockland African Diaspora Heritage Center

The Rockland African Diaspora Heritage Center (RADHC) is a museum dedicated to the celebration, preservation, interpretation and understanding of the cultures, experiences and histories of the peoples of the African Diaspora. The museum is sponsored in collaboration with the African American Historical Society of Rockland County.

  • Help with the research for current and future exhibits
  • Serve as docents for the exhibits

The Edmund W. Gordon Library, Archives and Research Center

The library supports the mission of The CEJJES Institute. The library contains books, periodicals and other documents related to the study of the social sciences and the African Diaspora in Rockland County. The library will provide bibliographic research services and information resources to the public.

  • Help to digitally catalog and maintain the library
  • Help us to organize and digitize all archives

The Susan G. Gordon Nature Trail and Environmental Education Center

The Susan G. Gordon Nature Trail and Environmental Education Center include the Susan G. Gordon Fitness Trail and Environmental Center is constructed on approximately thirteen acres of woods and meadows at The CEJJES Institute. CEJJES and Rockland Community College are collaborating to create a program where college students and children will have an opportunity to engage in scientific inquiry through the Susan G. Gordon Environmental Center.

  • Assist in maintaining the path by clearing natural debris
  • Serve as guides for those who embark on the trail
  • Help identify and catalog plant species
  • Assist us with our organic garden

The Coretta Scott King Book Club for Children at The CEJJES Institute

The Coretta Scott King (CSK) Book Club is a supplemental education program. The Book Club has been in existence for over six years. CEJJES and Naomi’s Program of Excellence joined forces two years ago to help with the operation of the program. Children in grades 1—12 are invited to join the CSK Book Club that meets at the CEJJES Institute on the first Saturday of each month.

  • Help serve as facilitators for monthly book club meetings.
  • Collect family reviews of books and make them ready to transfer to our website.

Special Events

  • Help to organize the celebratory events held at certain times throughout the year.


  • Help us to raise funds to continue our work in the community.

Office Support

  • Assist us with general office support such as answering and making phone calls, filing and cataloging documents. You may also assist with our database or help out with a mailing.

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