Volunteer Opportunities

Our volunteers play an integral role in promoting and facilitating the Commission's initiatives through education and outreach that connect New Yorkers to civic opportunities. We welcome you to explore the volunteer opportunities available:

Participatory Budgeting Outreach Volunteer: Volunteers participate in community needs assessments to determine (through canvassing, phone-banking, and digital outreach) what the most pressing needs of communities in New York City are. These responses will form the basis of creative project proposals for New Yorkers to vote on and fund. Later in the participatory budgeting cycle, volunteers will also be conducting Get Out the Vote (GOTV) efforts to ensure community members are included in the project voting phase as well.

Voter Participation and Language Assistance Program Outreach Volunteer: Volunteers conduct community outreach, in the form of phone banking, peer-to-peer text banking, digital outreach, neighborhood canvassing, event tabling and digital forums to bring awareness of CEC’s poll site language assistance services, voter’s rights and key election information. This work may include participating in virtual days of action prior to election cycles to inform New Yorkers of multilingual resources that are available.

NYC CEC Volunteer Leader: The volunteer leader will act in a convening and training capacity. Volunteer leaders will also be trained on how to be ambassadors for the Civic Engagement Commission and manage/ coordinate NYCCEC volunteers.

If you are interested in becoming a NYCCEC Volunteer, please fill out the form below.

Please note that you must be at least 18 years of age to sign up to volunteer through this online form. There will be additional volunteer opportunities with the CEC and sign-up appropriate consent process for minors. Additionally, all volunteers per the City's Vaccine Mandate must provide proof of vaccination. Volunteers are also required to wear face coverings when interacting with members of the public in an indoor setting; or present in a location where the State Commissioner of Health has determined face coverings must be worn.

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