Volunteer Opportunities for Individuals

Interested in Serving our City’s Communities and Inspiring Change?

United Way of New York City offers a wide variety of opportunities for individuals both within and outside of the workplace to get involved in our efforts to fight poverty across the five boroughs. Whether you're interested in a short-term, traditional volunteer activity or a long-term, skills-based commitment, we can help you.

Check out our Women’s Leadership Council and Young Leaders Council today for volunteer opportunities and so much more!

Interested in Corporate Volunteerism?
Find out how you can align your company’s philanthropic goals with volunteerism—this is a great way to build your team, elevate your corporate community, enhance employee morale, and see the impact of your donations. Learn more.



The Mayor's NYC Service initiative's website, nyc.gov/service—developed in partnership with United Way of New York City—features hundreds of one-time and ongoing volunteer opportunities with nonprofits in New York City's five boroughs. Search by zip code, your interests, skills you are able to offer, and more.

BoardServeNYC offers you the opportunity to take your dedication to improving our City to the next level by serving on a board of one of our diverse nonprofit partner organizations. Join other talented and committed individuals who are eager to share their skills and expertise as board members.