The health and safety of our volunteers remains a top priority. In partnership with the city's Volunteer Coordination Task Force, we are actively enforcing the following safety requirements on our projects:
If any of the following conditions apply to you, stay home and do not sign up to volunteer:
You are sick or recently tested positive for COVID-19, even if you are vaccinated against COVID-19.
You are required to quarantine due to a recent COVID-19 exposure.
Effective Monday, August 16, New York Cares requires that volunteers participating in all indoor projects provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination prior to serving on-site. Proof of vaccination should be presented to Team Leaders when arriving on-site, and includes:
NYC COVID Safe App
New Jersey's Docket App
CDC Vaccination Card
Photo of CDC Vaccination Card
NY Vaccination Record
An official immunization record from outside NYC or the U.S.
Volunteers unable to provide proof of vaccination will not be able to serve on indoor projects.
If you feel sick or recently tested positive for COVID-19, do not volunteer outside the home, even if you have been vaccinated.
Wear a face covering on projects and maintain physical distancing while volunteering.
Practice healthy hand hygiene, including washing hands often with soap and water and using hand sanitizer if soap and water are not available. Hand hygiene is good public health practice whether or not you have been vaccinated.
Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve when sneezing or coughing. Do not use your hands.
For Team Leaders
In addition to the above safety guidelines, Team Leaders are asked to keep the following in mind: