Giving Back To The Community



New York Service Newsletter — September Edition

September is an exciting part of the year for service in which New Yorkers can give their time and talents to the City! Not only do opportunities to volunteer in our schools begin, but September is also National Preparedness Month, and President Obama has made 9/11 an official National Day of Service. Here are some of the exciting opportunities happening throughout the five boroughs. To do a full search on our website for other ways to give back to your community, visit

September 11: National Day of Service
President Obama has signed September 11 into law as a National Day of Service. On the 11th, in the spirit of service and preparedness, NYC Service will launch CPR Training, an initiative to greatly increase the number of New Yorkers trained in CPR and able to educate their friends and family about how to respond to a CPR emergency. Throughout that weekend, CPR training events will be hosted across the five boroughs in partnership with the Fire Department, jumpstarting a full year of programming to get tens of
thousands of New Yorkers trained in CPR. To learn more and sign up, visit 10338927156.html

For other opportunities happening on or around 9/11, please visit pledge_events

Volunteer To Help Fight Hunger
Have extra time to give during the week? Then lend a hand at a local food pantry. Help a family in need by volunteering to assist shoppers, stock shelves or keep inventory at The Bed-Stuy Campaign Against Hunger’s supermarket style food pantry. To give your time, visit 10290008866.html

Volunteer Greeter for the Big Apple!
Big Apple Greeter’s mission is to enhance the worldwide image of New York City and enrich the New York experience by connecting visitors with knowledgeable and enthusiastic volunteers. Volunteers walk visitors
throughout neighborhoods of New York City to help them experience a real taste of what the City has to offer. To become a greeter, visit 2374361.html

Back To School Time
Give your time to a New York City Public School Student. Learning Leaders is currently recruiting enthusiastic and supportive volunteers to help tutor students in grades 6-8. Tutors are needed to work with students in English, Math and Reading. Get involved by visiting 1310099.html

Help Make New York City Cooler!
NYC oCool Roofs is a green initiative to help reduce energy costs, greenhouse gas emissions, and local temperatures by coating roof tops white. Presented by NYC Service, the Community Environmental Center and Green City Force, this project will launch in September by coating approximately 100,000 square feet of rooftops. To help or to find out more information, visit: 10337992315.html

Join the New York City Department of Health & Mental Hygiene and NYC Service to fight the flu. The Flu Fighters program is mobilizing hundreds of volunteers to visit local senior centers, schools and houses of worship to spread the word about the importance of vaccination and on preventative measures that can help fight the flu. To become a Flu Fighter, visit 10338911729.html

Get Ready, Get Set, Get Ready to Go!
Help Kids Prepare for Emergencies September is National Preparedness Month and in partnership with the Department of Education, the Office of Emergency Management?s (OEM) Ready New York campaign will launch its newest citywide program, Ready Schools.

OEM is looking for enthusiastic volunteers to help educate children about the importance of being prepared for emergencies in their homes and in their communities. To learn more, visit 10331194570.html


The New York Association for Volunteer Administration (NYAVA) has launched a new survey for volunteer engagement professionals working in NYC. Whether you?re seeking a new job or hiring a new employee, you could benefit from access to comparative information about the salaries and titles for volunteer administrators in NYC. To participate, visit

Looking for more opportunities to give back to your community? Visit to search by ZIP code, interest area, skill set or by keywords



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