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

Volunteer Orientation at DeKalb Library


Volunteer Orientation at DeKalb Library

The only thing standing between you and making a difference in New York City is this simple yet integral step in your volunteer journey – your introductory orientation.

At orientation, you’ll meet face to face with fellow new folks, as well as a seasoned leader, who will share what you can expect as a volunteer with New York Cares. We’ll cover things like: how New York Cares helps hundreds of nonprofits meet their missions each year, where to go on the website to find your next project, what benefits come with volunteering, and why our policies make for a great volunteer experience.


New York Cares responds to our city's most pressing by working with social service agencies, schools, homeless shelters, and other deserving organizations to mobilize teams of volunteers to support their work. Volunteers tutor children, work in food pantries and soup kitchens, provide free tax preparation, revitalize parks and gardens, and much more.