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NYC Service Resident Volunteer Corps

Overview of NYC Service Resident Volunteer Corps (RVC)

The NYC Service Resident Volunteer Corps (RVC) is a cohort of resident volunteers developed to support New York City government agencies with some of their greatest volunteer needs. RVC builds out a space for resident voice to support actions within City government, through volunteerism, in order to increase the capacity to tackle our city’s most pressing issues and connect agencies more closely with the communities they serve. RVC is open to every resident New Yorker who wants to make an impact in their city through government volunteerism; anyone can serve, and all can be served.


For Volunteers:

The program is open to all resident New Yorkers over the age of eighteen who are interested in making an impact on their city through civic engagement. As an RVC volunteer, you are empowered to design your own volunteer experience as you have the opportunity to participate in the projects which interest you specifically, as well as the flexibility to determine your own time commitment to the program.

After signing up to join the program, you will be required to attend an orientation and training session. Based on the interest and scheduling information provided on the initial intake form, we then match you with a City agency project that best suits you. These assignments may begin immediately, or in certain cases may take place on more of a “pop-up" basis depending on what you are interested in. Throughout the program year, NYC Service holds formal volunteer check-ins, workshops, and recognition events to ensure that we’re sufficiently supporting you. Additionally, informal check-ins are always available if needed.

If you are an NYC resident who is interested in signing up to volunteer in RVC, click the sign-up button below.

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For Agencies:

NYC Service Resident Volunteer Corps was created to strategically support City agency volunteer initiatives and enhance resident volunteerism. Through the RVC program, your agency has the opportunity to request direct volunteer assistance from NYC Service rather than undergo your own outreach, recruitment, and orientation process. Our office conducts all of the volunteer outreach and recruitment, training, and project assignments; assignments are based on your agency’s needs and a volunteer’s interests and availability. By managing the backend work of recruiting and training volunteers, NYC Service aims to build your agency's capacity to expand and further develop your programming.

If you are an NYC government agency looking to host RVC volunteers, click the sign up button below to attend an orientation session.

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