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

Because of the heat advisory for this weekend issued by NYC Emergency Management and the Health Department, select programming that may pose a risk to our volunteers and clients has been cancelled. Projects with partners who provide critical services will take place, but we encourage our volunteers to follow safety tips including drinking plenty of water and staying inside/out of the sun when possible. Please check your email for information on the status of specific projects. Thank you!

Judge a Debate with NYC Urban Debate League-MSQI


Judge a Debate with NYC Urban Debate League-MSQI

Join the New York City Urban Debate League & MSQI (Middle School Initiative Quality) to assist middle school students with their public speaking skills.

Volunteers will judge a district debate competition. Participants are middle school students from several area schools. Training and guidelines will be provided to volunteers at the start of the project. Breakfast and lunch is provided at each session.

Group Friendly


The New York City Urban Debate League, founded in 2011, manages the city's free scholastic debate league for all middle schools and high schools. They host monthly tournaments on Saturdays, which rotate to different schools hosting each month, and engage about 250 students with volunteers as judges for the tournaments.