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

Youth Volunteering

Opportunities for teens and families to volunteer in New York City.

New York Cares Youth Volunteering Teen Volunteer Projects

Our service opportunities for volunteers under the age of 18 are designed to get New York City youth actively engaged in the community.

Whether you want to learn about social issues that face New York City or are just looking for a fun way to spend a Saturday, New York Cares has dozens of opportunities to choose from.

Kids (ages 6 and older): Join us on a Family Friendly project by volunteering alongside your parent or legal guardian.

Teens (ages 14 and older): Recruit your friends or classmates and register as a Teen Group, led by a trained mentor who is 21 or older.

For more information on volunteer opportunities for youth and for seasonal opportunities with New York Cares, see options below. 

Please note: Volunteers under the age of 18 may not create accounts on the New York Cares website, or volunteer without a parent or trained Group Leader.