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

Sign up for COVID-19 Relief Updates


Sign up for COVID-19 Relief Updates

New York Cares is currently working with city agencies, nonprofits and schools to assess our response to those most impacted by COVID-19. If you would like more information on projects addressing COVID-19 in the coming days and weeks, please sign up.

Please note: This is a mailing list and serves to capture volunteer interests. A project will not be taking place at this time. Once opportunities become available, we will contact you directly.


Since 1987, New York Cares has been NYC's premier volunteer organization. We create opportunities for tens of thousands of caring New Yorkers to give their time each year to make an impact on the issues that matter to them most. New York Cares responds to our city's most pressing needs by reaching out to social service agencies, schools, homeless shelters, and other deserving organizations, and mobilizing teams of volunteers to support the work of these Community Partners. Volunteers tutor children, work in food pantries and soup kitchens, provide free tax preparation, revitalize parks and gardens, and much more.