This is New York City and the possibilities are endless!
New York’s nonprofits provide vital support for the city’s most vulnerable populations and enrich its cultural offerings. VRC helps you get connected. You can volunteer your time and talent to provide professional services, office support or creative contributions. You can offer a few hours a month or several hours a week, seek something local or travel the city. We’ll connect you with just the right ones to match your interests and skills.
Our partner agencies need your help with a broad range of positions in areas from AIDS hospices to museum work, from children’s programs to botanical gardens, from care for the elderly to prison reform programs, from soup kitchens to zoos.
Write a letter or write a blog, high-tech or low-tech, there’s a volunteer job for you.
VRC connects volunteers with over 275 nonprofit agencies in NYC that need your help.
The right volunteer position begins with you and your interests, and the needs of our partner agencies. During your interview, we discuss possible matches with you and arrange appointments for you with the agencies you find most interesting. If we’re unable to reach the volunteer director, we provide you with their contact information. The services VRC provides to volunteers are free. Click here or call 212 889-4805 to request a free interview.
VRC personally interviews prospective volunteers in depth and makes appointments with the agencies at the time of the interview. In addition, VRC follows up to see if the volunteer has been placed and visits the agencies where volunteers are referred.
A resume is not required for the VRC interview, but it does give the interviewer a better idea of your background and interests. Many non-profit agencies require a resume, so this is a good time to develop one.
Volunteering has many benefits and it is a great way to become involved in your community. Some of the benefits include: building your skills and resume, developing a career network, and making a positive change in your community.
VRC works with several hundred nonprofit organizations throughout the five NYC boroughs. They range from A to Z and include agencies that provide services to people with AIDS, to court monitoring organizations, homeless shelters, museums, services for the elderly and children and zoos.
Volunteering is a great way to get involved and start networking in the field you are interested in. Some volunteers that we place, later receive job offers, however we cannot guarantee employment after volunteering.
The time commitment varies according to agency needs. Some volunteer opportunities may last a few hours while others require a 6 month commitment or more. The most typical commitment starts with volunteering once a week on an ongoing basis.
Yes, as long as your schedule permits.
Yes, VRC can help you.