New York Cares

Meets pressing community needs by mobilizing caring New Yorkers in volunteer service.

  • Bronx

  • Brooklyn

  • Manhattan

  • Queens

  • Staten Island

  • Virtual

    • Adults

    • Community

    • Kids & Teens

    • Other

    Volunteer

    Male activist speaking into mega phone by MLK statue

    Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. devoted his life to equality, social justice, and opportunity for all. On January 18 and beyond, join us as we honor his legacy.

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    Spread Warmth

    Woman looking for a coat at a 2018 Coat Drive event.

    A winter coat is not a luxury. Provide warmth to residents of communities most impacted by COVID-19. Every $20 donated buys a new coat for a New Yorker in need.

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    Respond to COVID-19

    Volunteer with face mask signing in at project

    New Yorkers step up in times of uncertainty. Volunteers have distributed 29 million meals, made 20,000 calls to isolated New Yorkers, and served more than 148,000 hours since March. Our work continues as long as it's needed.

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