Support the Newest New Yorkers
During the last several months, New York City has welcomed tens of thousands of people seeking asylum. Meeting the needs of the newest New Yorkers requires a citywide support system.
We are coordinating the need for volunteer efforts with cIty agency and community partners. For individuals interested in supporting people seeking asylum, register and select yes to support people seeking asylum for more updates on how you can help.
We can help direct volunteers to your organization's volunteer opportunities to support people seeking asylum. Register as an organization or log into your organization’s account to post volunteer opportunities and request In-Kind Donations for your programs supported by volunteers.
Coordinating Asylum Seeker Support Calls: Notes & Resources
The Mayor's Office of Immigrant Affairs and NYC Service co-facilitate monthly calls for the network of community-based organizations, nonprofits, and community leaders where City agencies share important situational updates in relation to the asylum seeker response, as well as important resources.
The next meeting will be hosted on January 25, 2024 from 10 - 11:30 AM.
View meeting notes and resources from each monthly call:
Asylum Support Contact List
Community-based organizations deliver diverse programs and support to communities across the city. View donation requests and help get supplies directly to organizations in need.
Volunteer / Give time
Register online to receive updates about opportunities to support asylum seeker efforts with local community-based organizations.
To learn more about opportunities to volunteer with City agencies, select "yes" to receive more information about Resident Volunteer Corps. Individuals eighteen and older who are interested being matched to a City agency addressing urgenct needs, including supporting efforts for people seeking asylum, can join the Resident Volunteer Corps. Individuals will be required to attend a brief orientation and may be required to complete a background screen and additional training.
Skilled Volunteers - Legal Support
Migrants typically have one year to apply for asylum. With tens of thousands of asylum seekers in the City’s care, the NYC Asylum Application Help Center helps people complete necessary forms before this critical deadline. This effort relies on professionals who commit their time to receiving training and working full-day shifts (9-5) at the Center’s location in midtown Manhattan. If you are an immigration attorney, attorney, para legal or interested in providing administrative or translation support then we encourage you to sign up for this unpaid volunteer opportunity. Bi-lingual is a plus but not mandatory to volunteer.
Sign up your group of friends, family, sorority/fraternity, or other organized group to serve on a volunteer project.
Create a team
If your group, company, or business has specific skills, interests, or resources, such as engaging employees in volunteer efforts to contribute to supporting the newest New Yorkers and you’d like to discuss further, please complete the form.