Mayoral Service Recognition Program

Recognize and nominate volunteers from your organization!

NYC Service’s Mayoral Service Recognition Program recognizes adult, youth, and corporate volunteers that make a difference in the community. Nonprofits and community based organizations are welcome to submit the total number of volunteers engaged between January 1 – December 31, 2019 to the NYC Volunteers Count Report. All volunteers with more than 100 hours of service are entered into the NYC Service Mayoral Recognition Program and receive a recognition certificate signed by Mayor Bill de Blasio and NYC Chief Service Officer Anusha Venkataraman for hours volunteered in the year 2019.

Volunteer hold photobooth prop in celebration of Mayoral Service Recognition


How does it work?

  • Organize the total individuals that volunteered and each volunteers’ hours between January 1 – December 31, 2019
  • Complete the NYC Volunteers Count survey to participate in the Mayoral Service Recognition Program by January 31st
  • Mayoral Service Recognition Certificates are distributed to organizations in time for National Volunteer Month in April
  • Send a representative and select volunteers to attend the Mayoral Recognition Ceremony in April
  • Celebrate your volunteers!


More about the Annual NYC Volunteers Count Report

NYC Service conducts an annual survey around volunteerism and service, providing an opportunity for organizations to document the number of unique volunteers serving the community. By submitting the total number of volunteers serving at your organization, the City can recognize and capture the breadth of ways volunteers make a difference in the community. In the public report, your agency or organization's name and total volunteer count will be shared in a citywide report distributed to community stakeholders such as elected officials, community- based organizations and City Commissioners.

Over 1 million New Yorkers volunteered last year! Check to see if your organization’s volunteers were included in the 2018 NYC Volunteers Count report.



Mayoral Service Recognition Program Recipients from 2018

NYC Service and Mayor Bill de Blasio would like to recognize and thank our City’s most civically engaged individuals for their volunteer service. The Mayoral Recognition program honors volunteers and board members that contribute 100 or more hours of volunteer service to NYC organizations in 2018.

Thank you all for the love you show our City! 

View Volunteer & Board Honorees