Our Teen Friendly projects are perfect for getting teens in your school or community group involved in their neighborhoods. Please note that all teen groups require a trained adult (21 or older) to participate.
Opportunities for teens and families to volunteer in New York City.
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.
As New York Cares embarks on a new strategic effort to effectively engage more youth and adult volunteers, we have decided to reevaluate our Youth Service Club and Teen Service Team program offerings. In the meantime, please consider taking advantage of our Teen Group Volunteering and Family Friendly Volunteering projects. Contact Emily Bailey, Senior Manager, Youth Volunteering, at email@example.com with any questions.