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

Become a team leader

Take your service to the next level by leading projects.

Volunteers in masks packing and loading food packages at Brighter Bites

"Being a Team Leader is like the satisfaction you feel from being a volunteer [multiplied by] however many volunteers come."

-Abby, Team Leader since 2018

Ready to step up?

As a Team Leader, you'll gain career and leadership experience, see your city through new eyes, and join a diverse group of leaders who make our work possible. You'll also be a role model for fellow volunteers.

You'll lead a project that fits your schedule and commitment level—whether you're looking to lead a project once a week, once a month, or once a year, there are opportunities waiting for a Team Leader to get started.

See examples of projects you can lead on our Team Leader Opportunities page

Completed 3 projects? You're eligible!

Next steps:

  1. Fill out a Team Leader application
  2. Complete an online Team Leader training
  3. Join a group overview call & complete a background check
  4. Choose a project to lead


Get Started

Our Model

Last year 1,200 Team Leaders managed 53,000 volunteers. Together they helped 475,000 New Yorkers.