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

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Every year, through New York Cares, 52,000 people volunteer to help improve the lives of hundreds of thousands of fellow New Yorkers. Our volunteers provide essential services to improve education, meet immediate needs, and revitalize the city’s public spaces.

New York Cares prides itself on a culture of excellence, defined by integrity, reliability and professionalism. We have been awarded The New York Times Nonprofit Excellence Award, which recognizes outstanding management practices, and the Peter F. Drucker Award for Nonprofit Innovation. The NonProfit Times, Crain’s New York, The Princeton Review and The Wall Street Journal have all recognized New York Cares as a top-notch employer.

Are you passionate about making the holidays warmer for communities in need in your own backyard? Do you thrive problem-solving and working with a tight-knit team?

 Each year, New York Cares works with over 100 community partners, including homeless shelters, schools, and nonprofit organizations, to provide holiday gifts for children, teens, and seniors living in poverty, many of whom would not otherwise receive gifts during the holiday season. To accomplish this, New York Cares collects and screens more than 35,000 gift requests and sends them to volunteers who purchase, wrap and send the gifts to our partners. This year marks the 29th Anniversary of the Winter Wishes Program.

The Winter Wishes Seasonal Manager will help the New York Cares Education and Family Programs Department by assisting with data entry; creating and mailing event collateral; leading volunteers in various service programs, and completing administrative tasks as needed. This Seasonal Manager plays a large role in ensuring that all 35,000 children, teens & seniors participating in the Winter Wishes program receive gifts from New York Cares volunteers this holiday season. This position will run from July through January, and at least one Saturday work day will be required.


Are you passionate about fundraising to help support New York’s most vulnerable residents?  We seek an experienced, creative, and engaging Development Officer to plan and execute multiple special events and fundraising campaigns in support of New York Cares’ programs.

The Corporate Programs Manager provides a unique opportunity to straddle the worlds of Corporate Social Responsibility and nonprofit management. The Manager will oversee employee volunteer engagements for a global financial service firm in NYC, serving as a dual member of a corporate CSR team and New York Cares corporate relations team. The manager will collaborate with internal corporate stakeholders and a network of nonprofit partners to implement a yearlong service program for corporate employees. The ideal candidate will have previous success in managing programs and communications in mission-driven environments. Experience in both the corporate and nonprofit sectors will be advantageous to communicate with constituents that have varying needs and priorities. The Corporate Programs Manager (CPM) will report to a New York Cares Corporate Relations Officer and an executive on our corporate sponsor’s Foundation team. Additionally, the CPM will split their time between the New York Cares (25% of the time) and sponsor company offices (75% of the time).

Are you passionate about improving outcomes for New York City’s vulnerable populations?  Are you energized by engaging community members and volunteers on impact-driven solutions?  Do you want an opportunity to work closely with nonprofits making a difference in the lives of populations facing isolation?

 Reporting to the Officer, Vulnerable Populations and Financial Security, this position leads New York Cares’ efforts to enlist and direct thousands of volunteers each year in corporate service events and year-round, volunteer-led projects that facilitate programs for senior citizens, rescued animals, and other vulnerable populations across the five boroughs. These programs include senior citizen recreational activities, shelter animal socialization, and sorting of donated goods, among many others. The Program Manager role has three key accountability streams: 

Do you have command over best practices and trends in the digital media space? Do you enjoy leading content strategy in a way that brings a nonprofit’s work to life? Do you understand how to utilize analytics to build and convert a digital audience?

Reporting to the Director of Marketing & Communications, the Content Lead is responsible for spearheading the creation, delivery, and strategy of content for New York Cares’ internal and external audiences.

We seek an experienced, energetic, highly organized, and thoughtful communications professional who will bring a strategic mindset to web content and user experience projects. They will extend the reach of our brand’s core message to new audiences, grow and build strong digital and analog communities of stakeholders, and work to convert website visitors into volunteers, donors, and active supporters of New York Cares. The Content Lead will work in a fast-paced environment alongside a small team of Communications and Technology staff and will assist with the content strategy behind a website migration while maintaining day-to-day operations. This role will also lead Volunteer Digital Connect, supported by The Booth Ferris Foundation, an initiative providing contextual information to volunteers at key moments in their journey in order to strengthen their connection to our work while increasing awareness and empathy. From determining content hierarchy to analyzing web traffic patterns and writing automated email communications, they will help capture and tell the story of New York Cares through a variety of digital content streams.

We seek a highly organized, enthusiastic and analytical Development Coordinator to support and help grow our development department. 

The Development Coordinator reports to the Development Officer and is part of a small and highly motivated fundraising team, consisting also of a Development Director, Development Officer and Development Manager. This role will support the Development Department in the execution of fundraising activities in special events and individual giving.


The Corporate Relations team creates and manages corporate service programs for approximately 150 corporate sponsors throughout the year. In addition, the team applies for and manages corporate, foundation, and government grants in support of all New York Cares programming. The Corporate Relations Intern will report to a Corporate Service Manager and support the department by staffing corporate service projects throughout the city, researching and supporting relationships with foundation and government funders, and executing critical administrative tasks.