Our Impact

Shaping lives citywide

With over 30 years of volunteer management experience, New York Cares has led the way on community action, inspiring organizations across the city and country.

🏙️ 8M Volunteer Hours

🧥 2.5M Warm Coats Distributed

🍽️ 70M Meals Served

Reports & Statements

☀️ Our Community

Meet our volunteers, change agents, and partners

With its massive reach and impact, New York Cares has set the standard for community service, partnering with more than 400 schools and nonprofits, 150 corporations, and tens of thousands of individuals every year, inspiring organizations across the country.

Woman wearing white t shirt and mask with boxes of food

Cheryl, Team Leader

Manhattan 🌆

I have been involved with New York Cares for several years and have seen firsthand the incredible impact they have on our communities. Their programs are well-organized and effective, and the volunteers are passionate and dedicated.

Two young students working on an assignment

Deborah, Assistant Principal, PS 196K

Brooklyn 🌉

New York Cares is a constant for us, standing by us in good times as well as challenging ones. We had communication with them virtually during the shutdown and they continually assist us in finding solutions when the need arises.

Sky view of Manhattan

Chloe, Volunteer

Manhattan 🌆

It's an honor, privilege, and a life-changing experience to give back to a city who gives us so much in return.


Kai, Team Leader

Brooklyn 🌉

New York Cares has given me the opportunity to broaden my horizons by serving others.

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Maanya, Volunteer

Queens 🌳

Volunteering is really rewarding. As somebody who is from the New York City public school system, it feels great to give back to the community that gave me so much and made me the person I am today.


Akeem, Team Leader

Queens 🌳

Volunteering can provide a healthy boost to your self-confidence, self-esteem, and life satisfaction. You are doing good for others and the community, which provides a natural sense of accomplishment.-