1. City employees may volunteer for any not-for-profit organization if they have no formal role at the not-for-profit.
2. City employees may serve in a formal volunteer role (like an unpaid board member, attorney, or consultant) with a not-for-profit that does not do business with the City.
3. A City employee may serve in a formal volunteer role with a not-for-profit that does business with the City if:
4. It is the City employee’s responsibility to determine if a not-for-profit has business dealings with his or her City agency. That can be found out by the checking the Doing Business Database or CheckbookNYC.com.
5. City employees may not use any amount of City time or resources for volunteer work.
6. City employees may not solicit funds for not-for-profits from their subordinates or from any vendor with which they interact as part of their City jobs.