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

National Volunteer Week

Inspiring, recognizing, and encouraging people to engage in their communities.

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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.

Take Action

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!

Attend Events

Thanks to presenting sponsor HSBC, we have prepared a week of volunteer appreciation and issue education events to enrich your volunteer experience. Take a look at the schedule for the week.

Register Today

Sign up now to start making an impact in your community.

Become a Volunteer

Dedicate Your Gift

Know a friend, family member, or co-worker who volunteers? Support the programs they're passionate about by giving a gift in their honor.

Make a Donation

Presenting Sponsor 


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