If you have already submitted the form and have not yet heard back, please know that we are processing all submissions as quickly as we can.
Please note: We will be prioritizing programming in the three areas identified above and all in-person volunteer projects will need to meet our current safety and health requirements.
New York Cares partners with 501(c)(3) organizations, public schools, and government agencies.
Each program is assigned a New York Cares staff member to manage the opportunity, along with a trained volunteer leader who is responsible for managing volunteers on-site.
Projects are team-based and hands-on. With the exception of certain projects that have been modified for social distancing, we usually encourage teams of 5-20 volunteers.
Volunteers are recruited from our existing base of over 52,000 volunteers. While volunteers can receive additional training as needed for a project, we are typically unable to recruit volunteers with specialized skill-sets like medical or case management experience.
Projects do not engage volunteers in fundraising, administrative, or clerical work.
All partners sign a Partnership Agreement before we make opportunities available to our volunteers.
Another day demonstrating the power of community: hundreds of bags filled with healthy food for New Yorkers in need. Every single person who donates, volunteers, sends our staff hopeful & supportive notes is helping us shape the solution, ensuring the health of our city & making sure everyone has access to healthy food: thank you!