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Volunteer Referral Resources
For New York City

Nationwide organizations on this issue

Catholic Charities
1011 First Avenue
New York, NY 10022
Phone: 1-212-371-1000
Website: www.ny-archdiocese.org/charities/
We are a large Archdiocese with a wide variety of cultures and ministries. These pages reflect the many ways in which we serve God through his people.
     Gives contact information for a wide range of social institutions, from refugee programs to elder care. A website worth browsing.

Community Impact
Sonia Reese, Executive Director
105 Earl Hall, Mail Code: 2010
Columbia University
New York, NY 10027
Phone: 1-212-854-2617

Fax: 1-212-854-5951
E-mail: [email protected]
Website: www.columbia.edu/cu/ci/
      Community Impact is an independent nonprofit organization dedicated to serving disadvantaged people in the Morningside Heights, Harlem, and Washington Heights communities. Strives to advance the public good by fostering meaningful opportunities for students, staff, and faculty of Columbia University in order to provide high-quality programs and instill the importance of life-long service. Depends upon your support and contributions.
      Browse through the list of 7 programs on the website affiliated with the Community Impact organization. Also, read about how you can help the homeless right here in New York City. -SNS
     A very organized site that links the public to the specific programs that Columbia University is affiliated with. -FRH

Federation of Protestant Welfare Agencies
281 Park Avenue South
New York, NY 10010
Phone:1-212-777-4800 extension 332.
[email protected]
Website: www.fpwa.org/
     For 77 years, we have challenged and assisted New Yorkers to build a better city through community and public service.
     Can refer you to rewarding volunteering in a wide range of social service agencies.

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Hearts & Minds
165 West 105th Street
New York, NY 10025
Phone: 1-212-280-0333
E-mail: [email protected]
Website: www.change.net
     Main focus is working to help end extreme global poverty. Also explores racism, poverty, the environment, self-help and other important issues: Info on Hearts and Minds
Covers effective organizations and individuals - where and how to volunteer effectively and self-help resources for a wide range of psychological and physical challenges. Also: Inspirational Quotes, Food & Health, art and Humor.
     You are in this website and we like it. :)

JCorps: Jewish Volunteering
Website: http://jcorps.org
Email: [email protected]
JCorps is the largest Jewish (non-religious) volunteer network in the
world. It's thousands of New York City members (aged 18-28) feed the
hungry in soup kitchens, comfort the elderly in senior centers,
entertain children in hospitals, and beautify the parks throughout the
city. JCorps volunteers on Sundays and week nights in groups of 20 or
more, so it's a great way to make friends while making a difference.
It is non-religious and non-denominational, and open to all unmarried
Jewish young adults aged 18-28. Sign up for the events list at

Kids for Community
Children For Children Foundation
985 Fifth Avenue #8B
New York, NY 10021
E-mail:  [email protected]
     A project of Children For Children Foundation, dedicated to helping young people develop a greater sense of community and social responsibility.
     Fairly new organization with attractive website and growing number of volunteer listings for kids in NYC.  -BAB

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New York Cares
116 East 16th Street
New York, NY 10003
NY_[email protected]
Website: www.newyorkcares.org
New York Cares' mission is to unite and enable caring New Yorkers to help people in need and improve our city through volunteer service and creative giving.
     An excellent resource for volunteers who want a flexible schedule. After an initial meeting you receive monthly listings of places to volunteer, which include working with kids, the elderly, fixing up neighborhoods and more. You can regularly volunteer with the same group or try different activities. It's a good way to meet other volunteers, too.

NYC Service
49-51 Chambers Street, Room 1231
New York, NY 10007
E-mail: [email protected]
Website: http://www.nycservice.org/

     Provides referrals to a wide range of volunteering. You can get connected through their website, too. Formerly Mayor's Office Volunteer Action Center.

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United Jewish Appeal/Federation
130 East 59th Street
New York, NY 10022
[email protected] 
Website: www.uja.org/
     Offers "opportunities for young volunteers, for direct service, committee work and short term projects."
     Can refer you to rewarding volunteering in wide range of social service agencies.

Volunteer Referral Center
161 Madison Avenue
New York, NY 10016
E-mail:  [email protected]
     After an
interview to explore your skills and preferences, VRC can match you with rewarding volunteering opportunities in Manhattan and Brooklyn. Connects more than 4,000 people a year with more than 300 groups for the arts, environment, health, social services and more.

See also: How to Give Wisely Article and Effective-Donation Orgs  |  Resources for Nonprofits

Most national organizations  can also refer you to local volunteering

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