Volunteer

Volunteer

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Interested in volunteering? Please read the important information below.

Following a disaster, many people are looking for ways to volunteer. You should make sure that you are needed before going to a disaster site. Check first with an organization to see if they need volunteers. Listen to guidance from local officials to avoid putting yourself or others in danger. Check out the Volunteering After a Disaster in New York City guide for additional information.

 

For Individuals

If you are an individual interested in volunteering during an emergency, please visit New York Cares.

 

For Organizations

  • All volunteer organizations and groups serving after an emergency are encouraged to fill out a volunteer survey to get connected to the City's Volunteer Coordination Task Force. (See more about the Task Force below.)
  • If you are a voluntary organization active in disaster (VOAD) member organization and would like to assist in the response or recovery, please visit NYC Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (NYCVOAD) for important information *before* deploying.
  • If you are interested in finding a place for your volunteers to stay, please visit the New York Disaster Interfaith Services (NYDIS).

 

NYC Volunteer Coordination Task Force

During emergencies with high volunteer demand, the City activates its Volunteer Coordination Task Force to help connect volunteer groups with disaster-related projects.

If you represent an organization volunteering in New York City, please fill out and submit the volunteer survey.  A member from the Volunteer Coordination Task Force may reach out and connect you to projects in need of volunteers. Please note that you are *not* obligated to accept any project requests.

To request volunteers, please fill out the volunteer request form.

If you have any questions about the Volunteer Coordination Task Force, please contact NYC Citizen Corps.


Volunteer Resources