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

Volunteer Orientation at the Williamsburg Library Branch


Volunteer Orientation at the Williamsburg Library Branch

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.


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.