In July 2017, NYC Service released NYCivic Engagement: Neighborhood Volunteer Study and Plan, the culmination of a year-long study to better understand and promote civic engagement and volunteerism in New York City. Following this study, we launched the NYC Service Volunteer Collaborative to help neighborhood nonprofits recruit and manage more volunteers, as well as access resources to serve more New Yorkers.

Benefits to Participating:

  • Tools/resources to grow your organization’s capacity to support volunteers
  • Collaborate and learn from neighborhood organizations facing similar issues
  • Space/time to develop new aspects of your volunteer strategy

Neighborhood organizations interested in engaging volunteers to address community needs, please fill out the interest form.

Contact Marcus Johnson ( if you have any questions and to see how you can become involved.

Visit the links below to access resources for your organization.

Post a volunteer opportunity - Post an opportunity for New Yorkers to support your organization.

Great Volunteer Management System – Best practices, tips, and ready-made templates on volunteer management essentials.

Volunteers Count – An annual report that recognizes organizations for their volunteer engagement and shares the total number of volunteers reported by each organization.

GoPass – Streamline volunteer screening and database management

Pro Bono /Skills Based Training and Resources - FREE resources to identify pro bono needs and connect non-profits with pro bono volunteers.

NYC Youth Leadership Council’s – Give high school students ages 14-21 opportunities to make their voice count in policy, practice, and advocacy service.

8.6 Million New Yorkers. Together, Serving Each Other.