This page (still under construction) will feature non-profit organizations that need volunteers on an on-going basis or for regularly scheduled specific periods or events. These organizations have been researched by BWC staff and found to be exemplary regarding their mission, the level of services they provide, and the high percent of revenues allocated for direct services. (For an extensive listing of unresearched volunteer opportunities, go to www.volunteermatch.org.)
Exemplary Non-Profits Needing Volunteers
City Harvest www.cityharvest.org
City Harvest exists to end hunger in communities throughout New York City. City Harvest does this through food rescue and distribution, education and other practical, innovative solutions.
From its conception, City Harvest volunteers have been integral to the successful operation of the organization. Every day, volunteers help rescue food in a variety of ways, from helping out on City Harvest trucks to collecting food at local greenmarkets or rescuing thousands of pounds of food at special food show events. In addition, volunteers help manage everyday office activities, devoting thousands of hours of clerical help each year. For more information, go to www.cityharvest.org.
Founded in 1987, New York Cares enables 27,000 New Yorkers each year to serve on hands-on volunteer projects benefiting schools, social service agencies, homeless shelters, and other deserving organizations. Volunteers tutor children, feed the hungry, help adults develop job and language skills, assist people living with HIV/AIDS, revitalize community gardens, take homeless children on cultural and recreational outings, visit the elderly, provide coats to those who would go without, and make real differences every day in the lives of New Yorkers in need. For more information about New York Cares, visit www.nycares.org.