Volunteer Recruitment Resources 

NYC Service promotes volunteerism, engages New Yorkers in service, builds volunteer capacity, and mobilizes the power of volunteers and national service members to inspire and empower all New Yorkers to volunteer and serve NYC and each other.

Schools, city agencies, and organizations with 501(c)(3) status can post volunteer opportunities on our site. However, the following platforms provide opportunities for community-based organizations like yours without 501(c)(3) status to connect with volunteers online.


Idealist offers the opportunity for many different kinds of organizations to post volunteer, job, and internship opportunities. Click here to start creating your account and posting listings.


DEED is an app that connects volunteers to opportunities posted by nonprofits and other kinds of organizations. You can partner with them by clicking here.


Chip'N is an app that provides organizations with the opportunity to post volunteer events. Volunteers earn points by signing up for your events and can exchange them for prizes from Chip’N. Signing up and posting opportunities is done entirely in the app. Learn more about Chip'N here.

NY1 Community Calendar

The NY1 Community Calendar allows organizations and individuals to submit events like volunteer opportunities. Submit your volunteer opportunity here.

Capacity Building Resources 

Volunteer Management

We teamed up with New York Cares to provide you with essential best practices and tips on volunteer management topics with our Great Volunteer Management System (GVMS). 

Strategic Planning

Strategic Planning Jumpstart (SPJ) for Nonprofit Organizations is a guide for executive directors and board members who would like to develop or revise a strategic plan for their organization. 

Board Governance

The NYC Good Governance Blueprint includes best practices, resources, and tools around governance for nonprofit executives and board members.


Looking for more resources?

Check out programs and grants from Citizens Committee for New York City