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

Our Programs

Nearly 65,000 people volunteer with us year after year because they know they make a real difference. Together, we help more than 500,000 disadvantaged New Yorkers through the programs below.

Our Programs

Year-Round Volunteer Opportunities

We develop and run 1,500 hands-on, meaningful volunteer projects each month that provide a lifeline of support to vulnerable children, adults, and communities. Our projects are flexibly scheduled, allowing even the busiest New Yorkers to make a difference.

Citywide Day of Service

Each October, we engage thousands of volunteers in service in revitalization efforts at public schools on New York Cares Day for Schools and raise funds to help continue our high-impact, year-round education programs that serve 30,000 NYC kids and teens each year.

Corporate Volunteering

We enable thousands of New York City's leading companies to play an important role in meeting pressing social needs. We are the organization that companies of all sizes turn to when they want to create employee volunteer programs.

Disaster Preparedness and Response

We are New York City's lead organization for managing disaster volunteers. Our Disaster Preparedness and Response program ensures that volunteers can be quickly and effectively mobilized in the event of a disaster. Click here for more details on our efforts related to Hurricane Sandy.

Holiday Coat and Gift Drives

Our holiday programs, the New York Cares Coat Drive and Winter Wishes, provide warm winter coats and holiday gifts to men, women, and children who would otherwise go without.