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

    Commitment. Solidarity. Equity Through Service.

    #BlackLivesMatter

    New York Cares is outraged by the racism and brutality prevalent in our communities. As an organization that seeks to harness the best our city has to offer, caring New Yorkers, we are committed to speaking out against discrimination. 

    We grieve for George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, and all who have unjustly lost their lives due to persistent structural racism. We ache for their families. We mourn for our community and the countless Black individuals who have had their race weaponized against them like Christian Cooper recently experienced in Central Park. We stand in solidarity with those marching for the safety and rights of Black Americans. 

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    Our Response to COVID-19

    Volunteer with face mask signing in at project

    New Yorkers step up in times of uncertainty. It happened after 9/11 and Hurricane Sandy, and we see the same in response to COVID-19. Since our relief efforts began, more than 10,700 volunteers have devoted 32,900 hours on nearly 1,600 projects. More than 1,340,000 meals have been distributed to New Yorkers in need. We're moving in-person programs like College Access and Citizenship Prep online and are adding new virtual opportunities. Volunteers will provide academic support and recreation for students learning at home, conduct wellness calls to homebound seniors, help NYC public school students in transitional housing with access to technology, and more.

    And, we're just getting started.

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