In addition to physically running our programs, they are the human face behind every project, providing enthusiasm and encouragement to our volunteers. Team Leaders are an essential element to the 1,600 projects completed every month at New York Cares.
Here are some little known benefits to serving as a volunteer leader:
"First you crawl, and then you walk. Team leading is taking the next step. You get to be more hands-on with the project and really get to focus on the program needs. As a Team Leader, I have taken on more responsibility and ownership on the project. I like that I can take volunteer feedback and even take some volunteers under my wing and share my experience."
-Jane Rainone, 13-year Team Leader