Team Leaders

Do more than imagine your potential. Lead with it.

Explore volunteer opportunities across education, food prep, sports, senior support, sustainability, and more. If you want to lead a project, apply to become a Team Leader.

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Team Leaders

For people who aspire to do more. And inspire everyone else.

Team Leaders are the engine that drives every successful service project. 

Just finished a terrific project? Thank your Team Leader working hard behind the scenes: communicating with volunteers and partners, taking and submitting attendance, helping to manage day-of supplies and logistics, and working with our team to bring impactful projects to life.


Stepping up to serve is as easy as 1-2-3 (projects)

We don’t just look to Team Leaders to drive our citywide efforts. We look up to them, and we’re looking for more, every day. We want to give you the resources, support, and opportunity to show New York—and yourself—just what you’re capable of.

If you've completed at least three projects, you're eligible to become a Leader. Fill out an application below and join a community that's 1,200 strong - and growing!

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Meet Our Leaders

Every day, hundreds of New Yorkers show up to lead projects supporting causes they believe in. Learn more about what inspires them to serve, and how you can join the ranks.
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Rasheeda, Team Leader since 2023

Manhattan 🌆

When you show you care, others will care, too.

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Lisa, Team Leader since 2020

Manhattan 🌆

My volunteer journey has strengthened my belief in the power of education and deepened my appreciation for the resilience and determination of NYC students.

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Gloria, Team Leader since 2019

Queens 🌳

New York Cares is a safe space to be a leader.


Kai, Team Leader since 2017

Manhattan 🌆

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

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Andrew, Team Leader since 2012

Manhattan 🌆

The 13 years volunteered at New York Cares have exceeded my expectations, opening doors for me to volunteer and make an impact across the City.

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Sanam, Team Leader since 2013

Bronx 🦁

I constantly learn about the city, the people, and myself through various opportunities to make a contribution.