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!

Adult Education Programs

Make a difference in the lives of adults on one of our education or career preparation projects. Assist adults with résumés and cover letters as they search for jobs. Enjoy lively conversation with immigrants while helping them develop important English language skills. Serve as a High School Equivalency (Formerly GED) tutor and enable students to develop reading and math skills. You can even assist low-income New Yorkers prepare their taxes!

Below is a list of projects serving adults that are in need of new volunteers. Use the filters to find a project near you or on a convenient day of the week and sign up today!

Volunteering on Education and Career Preparation Projects

More than 63,000 New Yorkers volunteered last year on projects in Manhattan, Brooklyn, The Bronx, Queens, and Staten Island. If you see a challenge that is affecting your community, New York Cares offers volunteer opportunities where you can respond.

Volunteers Share About Adult Education

"After long talks with people from all over the world who are my neighbors, I began to realize everyone passing by me on the street had their own stories and struggles."