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

Because of the heat advisory for this weekend issued by NYC Emergency Management and the Health Department, select programming that may pose a risk to our volunteers and clients has been cancelled. Projects with partners who provide critical services will take place, but we encourage our volunteers to follow safety tips including drinking plenty of water and staying inside/out of the sun when possible. Please check your email for information on the status of specific projects. Thank you!

Select an Orientation Session

New volunteers need to attend a quick and easy orientation session that will introduce them to New York Cares' year-round volunteer opportunities. We hold orientations several times a week in locations across the city. By attending any of the below orientations, you will be able to sign up for any New York Cares projects.

Please note: If you've already attended an orientation, you can go to our Search for Projects page to register for volunteer opportunities.

Orientations