United Way of New York City offers a wide variety of opportunities for individuals and groups to get involved in our efforts to fight poverty across the five boroughs.  Whether you're interested in a short-term, traditional volunteer activity or a long-term, skills-based commitment, we can help you.

For individuals:

The Mayor's NYC Service initiative's website, nyc.gov/service—developed in partnership with United Way of New York City—features hundreds of one-time and on-going volunteer opportunities with nonprofits in New York City's five boroughs. Search by zip code, your interests, skills you are able to offer, and more.

BoardServeNYC offers you the opportunity to take your volunteerism to the next level by serving on a nonprofit board. Trainings are coming up in November and December.

Our leadership groups offer volunteer opportunities and much more.  Check out the Women's Leadership Council and Young Leaders Council

For corporate partners:

We regularly match our corporate partners with community-based nonprofits throughout New York City for group volunteer projects and donation drives.  To learn more, see our For Companies section or contact Natalia Jasienowicz at njasienowicz@uwnyc.org or (212) 251-2421.

For volunteers:

If you are scheduled to participate in a volunteer project with us, please complete the volunteer acknowledgment and release.

If you've just completed a volunteer project with us, please share your opinion on the volunteer feedback form.