Mayoral Service Recognition Program

NYC Service's Mayoral Service Recognition Program recognizes community based organizations, businesses, youth, and volunteers that make a difference in the community.

Three ways to take part in the Mayoral Service Recognition Program:

1.Recognize volunteers with over 100 hours of service

Volunteers at your organization will receive an NYC Service Mayoral Recognition Program certificate signed by Mayor Bill de Blasio and NYC Chief Service Officer Anusha Venkataraman for hours volunteered in the year 2019. 

How does the Certificate Program for nonprofits and volunteers work?

  • Community based organizations (including volunteer-led groups, nonprofits, etc) must complete the NYC Volunteers Count survey
  • Volunteers with over 100 hours of service are entered into the NYC Service Mayoral Recognition Program and receive a recognition certificate signed by Mayor Bill deBlasio and NYC Chief Service officer Anusha Venkataraman for hours volunteered in 2019.
  • Mayoral Service Recognition Certificates are distributed to organizations in time for National Volunteer Month in April

2. Recognize your business’s employee engagement

Business that meet the criteria of engaging at least 20% of their NYC-based employees (30% if more than 100 employees are NYC-based) will receive a Certificate of Recognition signed by the Mayor and the NYC Chief Service Officer to recognize their civic engagement achievements. 

3. Recognize organization, business, volunteer or AmeriCorps alumni for a Mayoral Service Recognition Awards

We have added new ways to honor organizations, businesses, volunteers, and AmeriCorps alumni who have dedicated themselves to service, and are creative thinkers leading their communities in strengthening NYC with people power.

Nominations are being accepted for the following Mayoral Service Recognition Awards (please note you will need to file one submission for each nomination):

Partnership Impact Award: honors an organization and business that partnered on a project which went above and beyond to serve a community.

Community Impact Award: honors an organization that leverages the power of volunteers in innovative and resourceful ways to strategically address city or community needs.

AmeriCorps Alum Impact Award: honors an AmeriCorps alumnus who has continued to embody the AmeriCorps spirit of “Getting Things Done” in New York City communities beyond their service year.

Youth Impact Award: honors an individual or group of youth who have had tangible impact in their community.

 Nominees will be notified of their status by Monday, April 13, 2020. Award winners will be invited to NYC Service's Mayoral Service Recognition Awards in late April to accept their award.


Criteria for Mayoral Service Recognition Awards

Please note that self-nominations as well as nominations on behalf of an organization, business, or volunteer are accepted!

Volunteer hold photobooth prop in celebration of Mayoral Service Recognition

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.