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.

We were honored to be joined by those who served in 2020 to celebrate community, recognize service, and announce the Mayoral Service Impact Awardees.

Ways to participate in the Mayoral Service Recognition Program

  • Recognize volunteers with 100, or more, hours of service  
    • Every community based organizations (including volunteer-led groups, nonprofits, etc) that completes the NYC Volunteers Count survey will receive an NYC Service Mayoral Recognition Program certificate signed by Mayor Bill de Blasio and Acting NYC Chief Service Officer Laura Rog.   
    • NYC Service will send certificates for each individual volunteer to the organization during National Volunteer Month in April.  
  • Apply or nominate an exceptional youth, AmeriCorps Alum, organization, or business for a 2020 Mayoral Service Recognition Award. 
  • Recognize your business’ employee volunteer engagement efforts for 2020 through the 2020 Business Volunteer Survey. Submissions accepted through April 21, 2021 at 5pm. 
  • Celebrate service at the virtual Mayoral Service Recognition 2020: Resilience Rising on April 29th at 4 PM!  RSVP online at

Mayoral Service Recognition Awards

Now in its 2nd year, the Mayoral Service Recognition Awards seek to highlight exceptional volunteer projects in New York City.  

In 2020, New York City became the epicenter of the COVID-19 crisis and community-based organizations, volunteers, and AmeriCorps service members were on the frontlines of emergency response efforts that saved New Yorkers’ lives. We highly encourage nominations for volunteers, organizations, and projects that addressed COVID-19 relief and recovery efforts.   

Mayoral Service Recognition Awards:

  • Partnership Impact Award: Honors an innovative organization and business partnership that came together in service to a community.

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

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

  • Youth Impact Award: The Youth Impact Award honors an individual or group of youth (21 or under) that have gone above and beyond to create tangible impact in their community. 

Awards Timeline  

The deadline to apply or nominate someone for Mayoral Service Recognition Awards was Thursday, March 25th 5pm; entries are no longer being accepted. Award winners will be contacted by April 16th with 24 hours to accept. Awardees will be publicly recognized at the Virtual Mayoral Service Recognition Ceremony in April 2021.   


NYC Volunteers Count Survey and Citywide Report 

NYC Service conducts an annual survey about volunteerism and service, providing an opportunity for organizations to document the number of unique volunteers serving the community. By contributing the total number of volunteers serving at your organization, the City can recognize and capture the ways volunteers make a difference in the community during the 2020 calendar year in the citywide report.   

Recognition Certificates  

Each organization contributing to the 2020 NYC Volunteers Count survey will be recognized for volunteer engagement with a certificate signed by the Mayor and NYC Chief Service Officer. Organizations contributing to the survey can also request certificates of recognition for volunteers with 100 or more hours of service until April 2nd, 2021. Certificates of recognition will not be produced for volunteer lists uploaded after the April 2nd deadline.

Complete the 2020 NYC Volunteers Count Survey now. Learn more about the NYC Volunteers Count report and 2020 survey.