NYC Volunteers Count Report 

The annual NYC Volunteers Count report is the City’s largest scan of residents volunteering at organizations across New York City. Organizations, including City agencies, Mayoral offices, and nonprofits, are surveyed  to understand how residents volunteer within the city’s infrastructure to strengthen communities at the neighborhood level. 

Each year, we aim to survey as many organizations that engage volunteers in service as possible to include the diversity of services provided and the number of residents civically engaged as volunteers.  We’re looking for all types of organizations to complete it to ensure we’re telling the full story of volunteerism in NYC.   

Did you get things done for your community in 2020 using volunteers?  Then we want you to complete this survey!  This can include: 

  • Nonprofits with formal 501c3’s 
  • Grassroots, volunteer-led, and mutual aid groups (you don’t need to have a 501c3 status) 
  • Block associations 
  • City Agencies 
  • Hospitals 
  • Faith-based organizations and houses of worship 
  • Colleges/Universities 
  • Other groups who engaged volunteers (you can check a box and describe who you are if you aren’t on this list!) 

Gather your data and prepare to respond to the survey! The survey should take less than 10 minutes to complete; responses will not save, so be sure to complete all questions in one sitting. 

  1. How many unique individuals volunteered at your organization between January 1 and December 31, 2020?  
  2. Will you recognize volunteers with 100+ hours of service in 2020 for the Mayoral Service Recognition Program? This is optional but highly encouraged!  You will need to list the name, email, and total number of hours served for each individual.   

Preview all questions included in the survey before starting the online form. 

Translated surveys can be emailed to


Your agency’s/organization’s name and volunteer numbers will be shared in our citywide report, allowing NYC Service the opportunity to share your great work! 

View past NYC Volunteers Count Reports: