New York Cares

Rating: 5 stars   2 reviews

Issues: Philanthropy

Location: 214 West 29th Street 5th Floor New York NY 10001 USA

Mission: New York Cares is New York City's leading volunteer organization. Founded in 1987, New York Cares enables more than 53,000 volunteers each year to serve on flexibly-scheduled, team-based projects serving over 1,000 schools, social service agencies, and other deserving organizations. New York Cares volunteers tutor children, feed the hungry, assist people living with HIV/AIDS, revitalize gardens, take homeless children on recreational outings, visit the elderly, and do so much more. In addition to year-round volunteer programs, New York Cares organizes four large scale service events every year: New York Cares Day, the New York Cares Winter Wishes program, Hands On New York Day, and The New York Cares Coat Drive.

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Rating: 5 stars  

7 people found this review helpful

New York won the overall Excellence Award from the 2009 New York Times Company Nonprofit Excellence Awards. These awards recognize excellent nonprofit management throughout the New York City area, and were selected through a competitive application process decided by a volunteer selection committee made up of influential leaders from the New York nonprofit community. Additionally, I have personally worked with NY Cares on a few workshops on volunteer management, and they are the "experts" in this area, given the sheer volume of volunteers they service.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Co-presenting a workshop on volunteer management.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Youthful, energetic, and love what they do!

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Encourage more New Yorkers to volunteer their time to worthwhile causes.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About once a year

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-6-01

Rating: 5 stars  

7 people found this review helpful

Having spent 4 mos. as an employee at nycares was one of the greatest work experiences I ever had. The agency is lead by an excellent director, Gary Bagley, along with talented individuals working toward assisting new yorkers in need. Their service projects are awesome, as they go above and beyond to spread the mission of new york cares.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

the year-long service projects that aim to assist every, or most new yorkers.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2007-1-01

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