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

Need volunteers?

I need volunteers for my nonprofit organization. Would New York Cares partner with us?

New York Cares partners with over 1,300 nonprofits and agencies throughout the five boroughs. In order to become a Community Partner, you must be a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization or a public entity like a school or park. Additionally, New York Cares can only send volunteers to organizations for hands-on, team-based projects. We cannot assist with fundraising or office support. Also, please note that as a nonprofit with limited resources ourselves, New York Cares is unfortunately not always able fulfill all requests for volunteers. If you’re interested in becoming a Community Partner, you can apply online.

How quickly can you start a volunteer project for my organization?

We require a minimum of 6-8 weeks to plan a project, identify Team Leaders and recruit volunteers. This process can sometimes take longer, so we encourage you to get started as far in advance as possible.

I need volunteers for a task that doesn’t seem to fit the New York Cares hands-on, team based model. Can I still get help?

If your organization’s volunteer needs fall outside of our model, we may be able to help recruit volunteers by posting information on our website on our Referral Opportunities page. You can submit an opportunity for approval by filling out this form.

How much does it cost to have a New York Cares project?

Nothing – all of our partnerships with nonprofit organizations come at no cost. We even cover supplies!

Does New York Cares offer any other resources to nonprofit organizations?

Absolutely! In addition to providing volunteers, New York Cares also sends coats during our Coat Drive, maintain donation referral lists, and runs volunteer management trainings – among many other programs. Browse all of our opportunities on our Community Partners page.

What privacy guidelines do volunteers follow?

Check our Policies and Procedures for our guidelines for volunteers.

Still have questions?

Check out our Contact Us page.