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.

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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 New York Cares community mourns the passing of David Buckel. Over the past five years working at New York Cares’ steadfast Community Partner, Added Value’s Red Hook Community Farm - David has served on hundreds of volunteer projects and facilitated tens of thousands of hours of volunteer service. David lived a life dedicated to selfless service to others. From his advocacy for the LGBTQ community to his hands-on work at Red Hook Community Farm, David has left a lasting impact on our community.

In memory of David, we look forward to many more years of partnership with Red Hook Community Farm, the largest community compost site in the United States that runs entirely on renewable resources (sun, wind, and human power). The program diverts tons of organic material each month from landfills and uses it to create soil that will help grow much-needed healthful food for the community. We offer our sincerest condolences to his family, friends, and colleagues at this most difficult time.