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    Volunteer Opportunities in New York City

    Explore the greater New York area and get to know its various communities by volunteering during the academic year or the summer. Community service is a great way for middle and high school students to explore an interest, or discover a new one. You can find volunteer opportunities in New York City in all kinds of areas: sports and coaching; education and mentoring; health care and medicine; public policy and politics; English as a Second Language; animal protection and care; and the environment, among others. Discover how you can help others and build your resume through our community service listings for teens. Start exploring volunteer opportunities in New York City today!

    Lunch Service Volunteers
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    Lunch Service Volunteers

    New York, New York

    Assist with a weekday meal program for seniors. Help serve lunch to seniors, set up and break down a dining area, and monitor social distancing. This opportunity is available for individuals as well as groups of up to seven volunteers...(more)

    Girls Who Steam: Leadership Volunteers
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    Girls Who Steam: Leadership Volunteers

    New Providence, New Jersey

    GirlsWhoSTEAM Inc. is a non profit organization dedicated to closing the gender gap in science technology, engineering, and mathematics. We plan to do this by showing girls how STEM could be fun! Our events teach girls leadership, critical thinking, creativity, problem solving, and STEM...(more)

    Upchieve: Academic Tutor
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    Upchieve: Academic Tutor

    Brooklyn, New York

    How it works Eligible students can create a free account and request help in a specific subject (e.g., Algebra) 24/7. When UPchieve gets a request, we search for an available volunteer who is certified in that subject. In under 5 minutes, the student and volunteer are paired in our virtual classroom...(more)

    Citymeals on Wheels
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    Citymeals on Wheels

    New York, New York

    Citymeals on Wheels is a New York-based organization that provides a continuous lifeline of nutritious food and human company to homebound elderly New Yorkers in need, thereby helping them to live with dignity in their own familiar homes and communities...(more)

    Crutches 4 Kids
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    Crutches 4 Kids

    New York, New York

    Crutches 4 Kids’ mission is simple and high impact – to help children move. Our efforts are giving the gift of mobility to children, and thus fostering greater independence, hope, and dignity...(more)

    East New York Farms
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    East New York Farms

    Brooklyn, New York

    The mission of the East New York Farms Project is to organize youth and adults to address food justice in our community by promoting local sustainable agriculture and community-led economic development. East New York Farms! is a project of the United Community Centers in partnership with local residents...(more)

    World Connect
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    World Connect

    New York, New York

    World Connect is a nonprofit that identifies local leaders all over the world and invests in their initiatives to drive transformative change in their communities...(more)

    Education Alliance – Edgies Teen Center
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    Education Alliance – Edgies Teen Center

    New York, New York

    Educational Alliance brings together and partners with diverse communities in Lower Manhattan, offering individuals and families high-quality, multi-generational programs and services that enhance their well-being and socioeconomic opportunities...(more)

    Visiting Neighbors
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    Visiting Neighbors

    New York, New York

    Our mission is to help provide a lifeline - keeping seniors independent and connected to the community. We make it possible for older people to enjoy the freedom of living in the familiar surroundings of their own cherished apartments. We befriend our older neighbors, and celebrate their individuality and spirit...(more)

    AIDS Walk New York
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    AIDS Walk New York

    New York, New York

    AIDS Walk New York is the largest single-day AIDS fundraising event in the world. In its 34 years, AIDS Walk New York has inspired nearly 890,000 people to walk and millions more to donate, raising nearly $155 million to combat HIV and AIDS...(more)

    Holy Apostles Soup Kitchen – Program for Students
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    Holy Apostles Soup Kitchen – Program for Students

    New York, New York

    Our mission is to feed the hungry, comfort the afflicted, seek justice for the homeless, and provide a sense of hope and opportunity to those in need. We serve a cafeteria-style lunch, Brown Bag Lunch program, Backpack Pantry Program, Sunday Supper, and social services initiatives. We’ve also become food waste prevention advocates...(more)

    Mount Vernon Hotel Museum
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    Mount Vernon Hotel Museum

    New York, New York

    Constructed in 1799 as a carriage house and converted into a hotel in 1826, the Museum transports the visitor back to the Mount Vernon Hotel, a country escape for New Yorkers living in the crowded city at the southern tip of Manhattan...(more)

    Project Sunshine
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    Project Sunshine

    New York, New York

    Project Sunshine empowers a dynamic corps of over 15,000 volunteers to bring programming - recreational, educational and social service (HIV and nutritional counseling) - to 100,000 children facing medical challenges and their families in 175 cities across the US, Canada, China, Israel and Kenya...(more)

    Light the Night
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    Light the Night

    White Plains, New York

    The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) is the world's largest voluntary health organization dedicated to funding blood cancer research, education and patient services...(more)