Inspiring, recognizing, and encouraging people to engage in their communities.
National Volunteer Week (April 15–22) is a nationwide volunteer recognition movement created by Points of Light. Join us in saying thank you to the caring individuals behind the largest volunteer network in New York City. Learn more.
Ways to Participate
Show Your Volunteer Pride
While volunteering this week, inspire your followers to do the same! Post about your service on social media using the hashtag #unlocknyc and update your Facebook profile picture with our National Volunteer Week frame.
Refer a Friend
Encourage a friend, family member, or coworker to get involved and ensure the next generation of New York Cares volunteers are just as engaged as you. Register a new volunteer today.
During National Volunteer Week alone, New York Cares has over 4,000 volunteer positions to be filled on hundreds of projects across the five boroughs. Find the right project for you!