Volunteer

Healthcare Volunteers

The City of New York is seeking licensed healthcare workers to support healthcare facility needs during this challenging time. Free round-trip flights and hotel accommodations are available for out-of-state healthcare workers.

Those interested must complete a two-step process to have their license(s) verified and to be properly matched the available staffing requests. If you are a licensed out-of-state healthcare worker looking to volunteer, register with ServNY as a non-medical volunteer, and under the "Disaster Healthcare" training section of the application process, select the profession that corresponds to your license from the drop-down menu.

Step 1: Register with ServNY

Step 2: Complete registration with the Medical Reserve Corps

Non-Healthcare Volunteers

The City of New York's Volunteer Coordination Task Force is leading a safe volunteer response to address the needs of those most affected by COVID-19. To learn about volunteer opportunities, sign up to support COVID-19 Relief Efforts with New York Cares.

Paid Service Opportunities

VISTA Summer Associates will help low-income and vulnerable New Yorkers with food access, education, and wellness support in response to COVID-19. NYC Service is recruiting adults and young people ages 18 years and older with a minimum high school diploma or GED to fulfill 50 positions starting June 29 through August 28. Visit NYC Service online to view all eligibility requirements and details. Applications are due June 1.

Safety Guidance for Volunteers

Before You Volunteer

The health and safety of volunteers must remain a priority. All volunteers and organizations accepting volunteers must follow current health guidelines. For the most up-to-date information on COVID-19, visit NYC.gov/coronavirus. If any of the following conditions apply to you, stay home and DO NOT SIGN UP to volunteer:

  • You are sick
  • You are over 50 years old or have chronic health conditions, including chronic lung disease, heart disease, diabetes, cancer or a weakened immune system.

When You Volunteer

  • Wear a face covering. People who do not show symptoms may still be able to spread COVID-19. A face covering can help prevent you from spreading COVID-19 to other people, so you should wear one whenever you leave home and cannot maintain at least 6 feet of distance from others. A face covering can include anything that covers your nose and mouth, including dust masks, scarves and bandanas. Do not use healthcare worker masks, as those must be preserved for people in the healthcare system. 
  • Wash your hands often, including at the start and end of your volunteer opportunity. Use soap and water and scrub for at least 20 seconds. Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer if soap and water are not available.
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve when sneezing or coughing. Do not use your hands.
  • Do not touch your eyes, nose or mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Do not shake hands.
  • Monitor your health more closely than usual for cold or flu symptoms.
  • Do not gather in large groups.
  • Keep at least six feet between you and others.
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