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

Nonprofits and Schools

Our comprehensive volunteer management programs and resources help your organization build its capacity and better support the New Yorkers you serve.

New York Cares Nonprofits and School Build Nonprofit Capacity with Volunteer Young Woman Volunteer Tutoring Group of Kids

How We Work with Nonprofits and Schools

With volunteer led programs, coat and holiday gift donations, and volunteer management trainings, New York Cares helps meet pressing community needs at over 1,350 nonprofits, schools, and city agencies across the five boroughs.

There are many opportunities for us to work together when it comes to volunteer management. We encourage you to learn about the volunteer-based programs available to Community Partners and browse our resources below.

Services for Nonprofits and Schools

Work with New York Cares to develop regular volunteer-based programs at your nonprofit or school.

Apply to get warm winter coats for your clients in November through January from the New York Cares Coat Drive.

Apply to get holiday gifts for children and families at your agency in July and early August. 

Capacity Building Resources

Receive tips and best practices for managing volunteers and reaching your organization’s mission.

Browse websites and worksheets for volunteer engagement, capacity building, and financial management.

In Memoriam

The entire New York Cares community is deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Aria Doe, Founder and Executive Director of Far Rockaway’s The Action Center, a partner of ours since Hurricane Sandy. Aria, who passed away Friday, April 7, started The Action Center, with her husband, Semeo, 13 years ago and built it from a self-financed operation run out of the couple’s basement to a multi-faceted human services organization serving 66,000 area families.

In addition to Sandy recovery efforts, New York Cares has been proud to support The Action Center’s work in a variety of ways, from staffing meal service operations to packing supply kits for to launching a volunteer initiative with the New York Mets. We look forward to many more years of following Aria’s inspiring example and serving the community of Far Rockaway. We offer our sincerest condolences to her family, friends, and colleagues at this most difficult time.

“I was frustrated with the disparity in the schools on the Rockaway Peninsula and I came home one day determined to pull our kids out. My husband said we could either be a part of the problem, or a part of the solution. Knowing he was right, we left our corporate jobs, cashed in our 401Ks, and began The Action Center. We have never looked back.”
                            – Aria Doe