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

Cares Day Resources

Browse the resources below for tips on fundraising, recruiting team members, and sharing your excitement around New York Cares Day for Schools or download the FULL Cares Day Toolkit

Have additional questions? We're here to help. Check out our FAQs page or reach out to a member of our team at


Recruiting Team Members

New York Cares Day for Schools Recruitment Poster
Download this colorful poster to print and hang - you can't miss it!

Directing Teams to Register Online
Your how-to instructions on recruiting individuals to join your team.

Getting to Know Your Team Fundraising Page
Time to get acquainted with your team page.

Managing Your Team
Explore special permissions granted only to Team Leaders.

Building a Strong Cares Day Team
Stir up interest and build excitement among your network.

Sample Recruitment Emails
Recruiting can be tough at times. Get started with these sample emails.


Fundraising 101

5 Keys to Fundraising with Your Team
Read a list of fundraising basics.

Fundraising Ideas That Work
Read tips that guarantee fundraising success.

8 Steps to Meet Your Goal
Step by step guide to setting goals and making it happen.

How to Reach Your Goal Worksheet
Download an outline to help you set your goals.

How to Ask for Money Script
It's not the easiest question to ask, learn how with this guide.

How to Host a Fundraising Event
A quick guide to hosting a fun and successful event.

Sample Fundraising Email
Follow our guide for a simple and effective fundraising email.


Getting Digital

Social Media Guide 
Refer to this sample text to share on social media.


Policies & Waivers

Youth Volunteer Policy
Volunteering with your family? Review our policy about bringing children.

Parental Consent Form
Print and sign this form if your child (under age 18) will participate in Cares Day for Schools.



Adult Team Leader Training
Everything you need to know about being a Cares Day leader.

Youth Team Leader Training
Everything you need to know about leading a team of youth volunteers (Age 14+) on Cares Day.