Volunteer Opportunities. Contribute to a Better New York City

Volunteer Opportunities:┬áContribute to a Better New York CityFor MillionTreesNYC, planting trees is just as important as ensuring their long-term health and survival through stewardship. During the week of October 8-16, volunteers will care for neighborhood’s newest green assets–their growing forest. Volunteers will pull weeds, remove invasive vegetation, add mulch, and clean-up any litter. Volunteer at Kissena Park in Queens to help care for new trees!
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Through the NYC Girls’ Project, New York City is the first city in the nation to tackle the issue of girls’ self-esteem and body image. You can join this initiative to empower girls by volunteering. We have a number of opportunities to coach, mentor, or assist in a girls after school program throughout all five boroughs. Sign up here!

Have you always wanted to work with young people? Maybe you want to help plant a garden? From technology support to a teen homework helper, there are so many ways to contribute. Why not consider volunteering at Kingsbridge Community Center located in the Bronx? Find opportunities here.

EmergeNYC 8 Million New Yorkers Need Your Help

Last year Hurricane Sandy, one of the costliest hurricanes in the history of the United States, touched ground in New York at the end of the month. The threat remains as we head into October, and there isn’t a better time to use your skills to aid your city in preparation of a disaster. To find out more how you can use your skills for good, visit EmergeNYC.

Hurricane Sandy Recovery Update

Since March 2013, we have completed 115 Sandy Service projects. Although Hurricane Sandy stormed through our city nearly one year ago, recovery efforts are still needed. In September, we worked along with groups such as Monroe College, Manhattanville College, and even the New York Redbulls, as pictured above, to provide relief to community centers, gardens and parks. Visit nyc.gov/service to learn more about our Hurricane Sandy Initiative and how you can help.

Know Before You Enroll- NYC Service is partnering with the Coalition for Debtor Education in order to provide financial empowerment to more New Yorkers. You can get involved by becoming a trainer on Thursday, October 24th from 6-8 pm. Once trained, you will be able to provide financial literacy workshops for adults at a time that is convenient for you.

Learn more about opportunities to volunteer by visiting NYC Service.