Target volunteers to address New York City's greatest needs

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Financial EmpowermentEngages volunteers in helping their fellow New Yorkers manage, save and protect their money.
Language ServicesHelping your limited English proficient neighbors access the City's resources.

Support Educational Excellence

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Mentoring For AchievementSupports mentoring programs administered in partnership with City agencies to help get and keep young people on track in school and life.
Serve our SchoolsExpands the number of adult volunteers who support NYC's public schools through partnerships with local nonprofit organizations.

Prepare and Respond to Emergencies

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Sandy Community SupportNYC Service is committed to supporting communities impacted by Hurricane Sandy through response, recovery and community revitalization efforts. Thus Far NYC Service and it's partners, have engaged over 15,440 volunteers in over 115 service projects.
Emergency Preparedness and Readiness for VolunteersVolunteer to help serve your fellow New Yorkers in times of emergency. Volunteer with EmergeNYC.
Civilian Emergency Response CorpsJoin the Civilian Emergency Response Corps. Help New York State respond quickly and effectively during and after disasters.

Strengthen Communities and Serve Neighbors in Need

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Love Your BlockLove Your Block (LYB) provides a unique opportunity for City residents to transform and beautify their neighborhoods while leveraging City services. Resident-led volunteer groups receive a grant of up to $1,000 for one-day events to transform a city block.

Protect Our Environment

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NYC °CoolRoofsNYC °CoolRoofs is an exciting collaboration between NYC Service and the NYC Department of Buildings to promote and facilitate the cooling of New York City’s rooftops. Applying a reflective surface to a roof helps reduce cooling costs, cut energy usage and lower greenhouse gas emissions.
MillionTreesNYCMillionTreesNYC, one of the 127 PlaNYC initiatives, is a citywide, public-private program with an ambitious goal: to plant and care for one million new trees across the City's five boroughs over the next decade.

Improve Health and Well-Being

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Shape Up NYCShape Up is a free fitness program for the whole family offered by NYC Service, the Parks Department and the Health Department.

Promote volunteerism and help New Yorkers connect to service opportunities

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Go PassOffers low-cost, one-time fingerprint-based background checks for volunteers working with vulnerable populations—children, persons with disabilities, and the elderly.
NYC Civic CorpsThe NYC Civic Corps, a federally-funded AmeriCorps program run by NYC Service since 2009, unites a diverse group of professionals to serve full-time with partnering organizations, working to increase their organizational capacity to engage volunteers and build sustainable volunteer initiatives.
Special Services VolunteerFacilitate matching skill-based volunteers with NYC nonprofits, focusing on building organizations’ capacities in marketing, leadership and strategic HR, information technology and management.
MarketingUses technology to enable New Yorkers to more easily engage and contribute their time and talent While Managing and expanding the NYC Service website with increased functionality and search capabilities.
City EmployeesService in City Internships harnesses the talents and enthusiasm of the City’s summer interns to address the impact areas where New York City’s needs are greatest while showing youth the power of service.

Prepare and Respond to Emergencies

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CPR TrainingCPR Training is a key initiative of NYC Service and the New York City Fire Department, designed to save lives and empower trainees with a new “blank” they can give to others.

Strengthen Communities and Serve Neighbors in Need

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Military and VeteransLeverages the power of individual volunteers and corporate citizens to support active duty personnel and veterans.

Elevate youth volunteer service as a development and leadership strategy for our City

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Summer of ServiceSummer of Service channels the power and enthusiasm of the city’s youth and introduces them to the rewards of service.

Support Educational Excellence

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K-12 Service LearningThe Service in Schools Initiative, a partnership between NYC Service and the NYC Department of Education, requires every principal in NYC’s over 1500 public schools to create a comprehensive plan at the beginning of the school year to promote service in their schools.