WHAT CAN I DO?
Non-profits and community groups in New York that need the help of volunteers have many opportunities available. Here are a few examples of the types of jobs that volunteers do everyday to make New York City a better place!
- Just do it: deliver meals to homebound aids patients.
- Save animals: take care of abandoned stray cats.
- Just chat: be a friendly visitor to homebound elderly.
- Help out: help New Yorkers in crisis situations by becoming a HelpLine volunteer.
- Use your skills: help new immigrants learn English by being a conversation partner.
- Change a life: become a mentor to one of New York’s children.
- Just relax: help out with gardening and maintenance of the city’s parks.
- Make a difference: support their reintegration in society by mentoring ex-offenders.
- Tour Guide : assist visitors and promote the Big Apple by welcoming them and showing them the real NYC.
- Educate the future: lead school groups through a museum and educate them on interesting subjects.
- Meet new people: be an assistant in an outdoor library in the heart of Manhattan.
- Learn about the art world: help out in an art gallery in SoHo.
- Show your talents: design a website for a non-profit organization.
- Show them the money: raise funds for a non-profit organization.
- Show what you know: be a tour guide at a museum.
- Non-profit sales: an oxymoron? try working in a thrift shop.
- Just have fun: lead recreational programs for the elderly.
- Promote literacy: read stories to children in hospitals.
- Food gets us through: help the hungry and homeless, serve them lunch.
- Speak your mind: become a reporter for agency newsletters.
- Read out loud: read mail to blind adults or record books for the blind.
- Fight for a cause: be an advocate for children in the foster care system.
- Change a life: become a big brother or big sister for a boy or girl.
- Show the way: help visitors discover New York City.
- Feed the hungry: serve meals at a soup kitchen.
- Learn about plants: prune, plant and rake at New York City's parks and gardens.
FOLLOW YOUR INTEREST
Below are some examples of the wide range of causes and needs that the non-profit agencies registered with VRC support.
USE YOUR SKILLS
To find a volunteer position that really fits you, you can also start by thinking what skills you want to use or develop. Below is a partial list of skills and experiences our agencies seek.
After School Activities
Art & Design
Web Site Design