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.

Join a dedicated staff that is passionate about empowering New Yorkers to support and improve their local communities. Every year through New York Cares, nearly 52,000 people volunteer to help improve the lives of hundreds of thousands of fellow New Yorkers with a focus on improving education outcomes, meeting immediate needs, and developing our city’s public spaces. Position Overview The Corporate Project Manager will manage the planning and implementation of a complex employee service initiative for one of our highest-profile corporate partners. As the Corporate Project Manager, you will play a significant role in connecting corporate employees with community need through 50-60 service engagements over the summer. You will be a self-starter, comfortable interfacing with internal and external parties, with a commitment to providing outstanding customer service. This position offers the opportunity to learn and contribute to a best-in-class corporate service engagement program. This position will work as part of a highly collaborative and fun Corporate Relations team and will report to the Senior Manager, Corporate Relations.

New York Cares seeks an ambitious, passionate front-line fundraiser to join our corporate relations team. The Corporate Relations Officer provides an exciting opportunity to join a team committed to securing critical corporate funds to support our mission to meet community need through volunteerism. The Officer will grow and manage relationships within a portfolio of corporate partners to raise more than $1 million for community-based programs. The ideal candidate will be a strategy-focused, collaborative fundraiser with a drive to build new funding streams.

This role combines fundraising with on-the-ground donor stewardship through the implementation of corporate service engagements, with a highly active service season in May – July.

Do you have a passion for communications? Do you enjoy generating content that brings a nonprofit’s work to life? Are you someone with great attention to detail and thrives when tasked with projects that make day-to-day operations run smoothly?

Reporting to the Marketing & Communications Officer, the Communications Associate will help write and design for the New York Cares website and print as well as edit copy, assist with social media, and perform various administrative tasks for the department. The Communications Associate will work collaboratively alongside a small team to communicate the pressing needs of our city and the volunteer opportunities New York Cares makes available to meet those needs. From drafting copy for social media to making website updates and much more, this team member will help tell the story of New York Cares on a variety of communications platforms.

Are you a people-oriented leader who brings positivity to your work while challenging the status quo? Do you enjoy setting strategy and building content that brings a nonprofit’s work to life? Do you thrive on building community through an organization’s brand?

In collaboration with the Marketing & Communications Director, the Marketing & Communications Officer will provide strategic direction to a diverse range of marketing and content initiatives at New York Cares. The Officer will manage and support two department members, collaborate with other teams in achieving their goals, and assist with driving department effectiveness and efficiency.

Leading a small team of communications professionals, they will extend the reach of our brand’s core message to new audiences, grow and build strong communities of stakeholders, and work to convert website visitors into engaged supporters. The Officer will set and oversee organization-wide email and social calendars while playing a key role in content strategy for our upcoming website migration. From processing incoming work requests to engaging influencers and acting as senior copywriter, they will help tell the story of New York Cares through a variety of digital content streams. 

Are you passionate about improving the lives of underserved New Yorkers? Are you energized by building community among volunteers who are committed to service? If so, consider joining the Leadership Development team.

Reporting to the Director, Volunteer Relations & Training, the Leadership Engagement Manager is responsible for building community within our volunteer leader (Team Leader) base and for engaging them through a variety of touchpoints. New York Cares Team Leaders mobilize on a variety of projects city-wide, providing support to hundreds of thousands of vulnerable New Yorkers each year.

This role will create an environment where Team Leaders can thrive by providing exceptional customer service across several technology platforms and ensuring that Team Leaders make connections with each other, to the communities that they serve, and to New York Cares.

Are you passionate about making New York City a fun, educational, and impactful world for its children? Do you want to leverage the power of volunteers to do so? Do you thrive on figuring out impact-driven outcomes, love helping others do good, and partnering public schools to make a measurable impact?

The School Success VISTA member plays a critical on-the-ground role in implementing and evaluating New York Cares’ work while collaborating with a team of VISTA members and one to two Program Managers in the School Success Initiative (SSI).  The School Success VISTA manages calendar and corporate volunteer programming for three-to-four New York City Title I public schools.

The School Success VISTA member role includes developing volunteer-led programs, engaging parents and caretakers, and evaluating and assessing school needs. While implementing volunteer-led educational/ recreational and immediate needs programming for students, families, and community members at the schools in their portfolio, the School Success VISTA works alongside New York Cares staff to increase the capacity of the schools in other service areas.  The School Success VISTA member advocates for the schools in their portfolio and recommends them for programming that addresses their needs assessment objectives.   

The School Success Associate role has four core pillars:

  • Developing volunteer-led programs that meet the immediate needs of the students and communities in their school portfolio. To meet these needs, the School Success VISTA will develop engaging curriculum, implement projects that have clear measurable outcomes, and evaluate the impact of programming.
  • Maintaining and implementing New York Cares’ programs at the schools in their portfolio by laying a framework for the school to use volunteerism as the first response strategy in addressing their needs assessment objectives. The School Success VISTA recruit, maintain and manage the team leaders and volunteers.
  • Engage parents and caretakers with their child’s education through volunteer-led programming in their child’s school with family-centric programming.
  • Engage corporate partners through customized, large-scale service events that focus on educational and recreational enrichment for the children of New York City’s public schools.


New York Cares, the city’s leading volunteer management organization, seeks a results-driven intern to support its Corporate Relations team for the winter of 2020. The ideal candidate will have a strong interest in corporate social responsibility corporate, foundation, and government fundraising, volunteerism, project management, and making a positive impact on New York City.

The Corporate Relations Intern will work closely with many of the city’s top corporations to complete service projects in the field, liaising with foundation and government funders, and developing strong administrative skills in the office.

Have you ever wondered what goes on behind the scenes at your local nonprofit? Are you curious about the mechanisms and framework that allow community service to occur across New York City at no cost to participants? Are you a people person with great communication skills, organized and able to balance projects, and looking to make a positive impact on New York City?


Do you have a passion for graphic design? Do you enjoy being creative and generating content that brings a nonprofit’s work to life? Are you an energetic designer eager to create fun and original work that optimizes user experiences? Can you keep a consistent visual design language?

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