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.

This winter, New York Cares will once again harness the generosity of our city to keep our most vulnerable of residents warm through the Annual Coat Drive and proudly deliver our 2 millionth coat. For the last 30 years, we've enabled thousands of New Yorkers to perform acts of warmth – small seemingly insignificant gestures which have an enormous impact. The 30th Annual New York Cares Coat Drive kicks off the second week of November.

The Coat Drive Warehouse team is a crucial part of making the Coat Drive happen. Last year, with the support of many generous New Yorkers, New York Cares distributed over 104,000 coats to nearly 500 nonprofit agencies in New York City, who in turn distributed them to their clients. Our 2018 goal is to distribute 130,000 coats. As part of a seasonal unit Coat Drive Associates receive, track, sort, and distribute coats onsite at the Coat Drive Warehouse in mid-town. The position requires strong organization, problem-solving, and customer service skills, as well as the ability to self-motivate and initiate. If spreading acts of warmth and meeting immediate needs is your gig, this is the position for you.

Please note: this is a seasonal position from November 2018 – February 2019

This winter, New York Cares will once again harness the generosity of our city to keep our most vulnerable of residents warm through the Annual Coat Drive and proudly deliver our 2 millionth coat. For the last 30 years, we've enabled thousands of New Yorkers to perform acts of warmth – small seemingly insignificant gestures which have an enormous impact. The 30th Annual New York Cares Coat Drive kicks off on the second week of November.

The Coat Drive Warehouse team is a crucial part of making the Coat Drive happen. Last year, with the support of many generous New Yorkers, New York Cares distributed over 104,000 coats to nearly 500 nonprofit agencies in New York City, who in turn distributed them to their clients. Our 2018 goal is to distribute 130,000 coats. As part of a seasonal unit, our Coat Drive manager leads a team of 5 to manage operations onsite at the Coat Drive Warehouse in mid-town. The position requires strong organization, problem-solving, and customer service skills, as well as the ability to self-motivate and initiate. If spreading acts of warmth and meeting immediate needs is your gig, this is the position for you.

Please note: this is a seasonal position from November 2019 – February 2020

Does empowering New Yorkers to reach their financial goals speak to you? Reporting to the Officer of Vulnerable Populations and Financial Security Programs, the VITA Seasonal Training Associate is part of a five-person team that assists New York Cares with the oversight of the VITA Program and its related efforts to provide tax return preparation support to low-income taxpayers at no-cost. We have our sights set on a powerful goal, to engage 700 volunteers this year, and we’re looking for the next member of our team to help us make it happen.

NEW YORK CARES

By developing programs that respond to pressing community needs, New York Cares—New York City’s leading volunteer management organization—provides a lifeline of support to our city’s most vulnerable residents.  Last year, we mobilized nearly 65,000 individual volunteers and hundreds of companies, civic and youth groups to help improve the lives of nearly 550,000 struggling New Yorkers.  Our volunteers donate their time and talents at over 1,300 nonprofits across the five boroughs to improve education, meet immediate needs such as hunger and homelessness, and revitalize public spaces.

Are you a community builder? Does empowering New Yorkers to reach their financial goals speak to you? We have our sights set on a powerful goal, to engage 800 volunteers this year, and we’re looking for the next member of our team to help us make it happen. Reporting to the Vulnerable Populations and Financial Security Officer, the Financial Empowerment Program Manager is part of a dynamic, 5-person team that coordinates and manages New York Cares’ Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program. Our next Program Manager will coordinate, develop, manage, and evaluate New York City’s largest source of volunteers preparing taxes for New Yorkers making every effort to improve their financial stability. They will identify new project partners and develop new program models wherever possible. In addition, they plan and manage one-time volunteer projects for corporate volunteer groups to implement in the community.

Reporting to the Officer, Volunteer Relations, the Volunteer Relations Manager is responsible for proper supervision and support of our full volunteer database. New York Cares volunteers mobilize on a variety of projects city-wide, providing support to hundreds of thousands of vulnerable New Yorkers each year. This role is accountable for fostering an environment where volunteers can thrive by providing exceptional customer service across several technology platforms and ensuring that all policies and procedures are upheld. To ensure a great volunteer experience, this role will elicit and provide feedback, and work through volunteer issues as they arise. The Volunteer Relations Manager will monitor volunteer satisfaction and engagement to evaluate the effectiveness of our support systems and other volunteer management functions.

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.

Internships

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?

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