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Help us support individuals leading self-determined lives

Our volunteers often have a significant impact on the lives of Footsteps members and make lasting connections with them. We have a limited but important need for volunteers who can work directly with individual Footsteps members.

If you’re interested in volunteering at Footsteps, please send an email with your resume and your relevant experience to Footsteps’ Volunteer Manager Dave Ruder at [email protected]

Please note that Footsteps has a high level of interest from individuals wishing to volunteer, as well as members in need of services. Our aim is to respond to our members’ needs first and foremost, so it may take some time for us to respond to your inquiry. Thank you for all of your support.

Provide Academic Tutoring and Test Prep

Work directly with Footsteps members on a variety of goals. Tutors work one-on-one with our members to prepare them for the high school equivalency examination (GED) and college/graduate school entrance exams (SAT, ACT, GRE, LSAT, MCAT, and others), as well as individual subject tutoring (ESL, math, writing, sociology, economics, etc.).

Career Advisement, Coaching, and Networking

Help broaden our members’ networks for their career advancement and professional development. If you would like to serve as a resource in a specific field or career, we would love to hear from you.

Professional Pro Bono Services

Offer free professional services in their areas of specialization, including tax prep, website design, legal advice, mental health services, financial literacy specialists, those who can help filling out government forms, and more. We are always looking for certified professionals to aid our members.


Internships for Footsteps Members

Connect your workplace or business with interns from the Footsteps member community.

Your donation will help Footsteps provide services, support, and opportunities that empower self-determined lives.

Footsteps works to elevate the issues and concerns of our members as they make their way out of their insular communities into lives that are authentic to them. We aim to center member stories and experiences at the heart of our work. Here are some ways to stay in the know:

Join Our Newsletter

To receive the latest Footsteps news, articles, and updates, sign up for our newsletter here.

Follow Us On Social Media

Read Our Member Stories

Click here to read stories from our members about how Footsteps helped them with issues ranging from freedom to education to safety.

Explore Our Resources

Click here to find out how Footsteps helps those preparing to leave the Ultra-Orthodox community, their families and much more.

Stay in the Know

Check out the media coverage of issues that are most relevant to our members.

If you would like to take immediate action to support the Footsteps community, please make a tax-deductible gift today. Your donation will help Footsteps provide services, support, and opportunities that empower self-determined lives.

Donate Online:

Thank you for considering a gift to Footsteps. You can donate online via our online donation form:


Please make checks payable to:
114 John Street, #930
New York, NY 10272

For details on how to donate stock or wiring instructions, please click here or contact Michelle Weiser-Woods at [email protected].

To include us in your estate planning or to make other legacy gifts, please contact: Michelle Weiser-Woods at [email protected].


general inquiries

For general inquiries, please call (212) 253-0890 or email [email protected]

Media Inquiries

For media inquiries, please email [email protected].

Member Programming

If you’re interested in learning more about what Footsteps offers please contact us at (877) STEPS-55 (877-783-7755) or by email at [email protected].

Mailing Address 

114 John Street, #930
New York, NY 10272

Donation Inquiries

For wiring instructions, gift of stock, or planned giving, please call (212) 253-0890 ext. #2 or email [email protected].

Sign Up for Our Mailing List

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Your donation will help Footsteps provide services, support, and opportunities that empower self-determined lives.