We are the
largest volunteer organization in New York City.
In 1987, a group of friends who wanted to volunteer found themselves frustrated by a fractured nonprofit landscape, making opportunities hard to find. They wanted a centralized way to organize efforts and access communities.
And New York Cares was born.
Thousands of ways to
show up for your city
• Educating children, teens, and adults
• Serving those impacted by hunger and homelessness
• Health and wellness for seniors and other vulnerable groups
• Caring for public parks, community gardens, and green spaces
Shaping lives citywide:
37 Years of uninterrupted service
Meet the team
behind the scenes
With an outsized reach and impact, New York Cares has set the standard for nonprofit work, partnering with more than 400 schools, 150 corporations, and tens of thousands of individuals every year, inspiring organizations around the country.