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

Participate on Cares Day

Volunteers fill a number of roles to make New York Cares Day for Schools a reality and each is equally vital to ensure Cares Day goes off without a hitch.

Create or Join a Team

Create Your Own Team.  You and each member of your group (between 3–25 volunteers) will help fundraise and support a Title 1 school on Cares Day. As the team leader, you are responsible for recruiting for your team, making sure your team meets their chosen fundraising goal, and communicating important information to your team before, during, and after the event. The deadline has passed to create a team. 

Join a Friends Team. As a member of an existing team, you are responsible for helping meet your team’s fundraising goal and showing up ready to work on Cares Day. Search for an existing Team below.

Lead or Join a Borough-based Team 

Lead one of our Borough-based teams.  As a Borough-based Team Leader, you are responsible for communicating important information to your team before, during, and after the event. On the day, you will manage about 30 volunteers, delegate tasks, and empower your team to make the biggest possible impact on the lives of NYC students.

Participate as an individual by joining one of our five borough-based teams. As a member of a borough-based team, you are responsible for meeting your own individual fundraising goal and supporting your group at the designated school in your borough on Cares Day.

Management on Cares Day

Be a Site Captain on Cares Day. As a Site Captain, you will work closely with New York Cares staff to plan and execute this large day of service, alongside groups of volunteers. Site Captains receive detailed information about their site, interactive training, and on-going support to ensure each school is given a caring touch and a refreshed look. Express interest

Be a Registration Leader on Cares Day. As a Registration Leader, you will welcome volunteer groups in the morning as a New York Cares ambassador by setting up registration, checking in groups, collecting donations, and handing out Cares Day for Schools t-shirts. End your day early after registration is complete or stick around and join in the fun as a volunteer. Express interest