Team Leader and Volunteer (Current Employee) – New York, NY – October 28, 2013
New York Cares gave me the opportunity to dive into many different worlds to find my niche. I feel social service, locally or globally, is a valuable component in creating personal and societal cohesiveness.
When I was green to the organization, the chain of command allowed me to reach out to someone else if I could not get in contact with my primary manager. The responses were always positive.
Their website was always user friendly, but they have recently updated it to give the volunteers more validation. Everyone needs a little validation.
validation. organization. management. proactive
some volunteers still afraid to team lead. a creative solution needed
Volunteer for Hurricane Sandy (Former Employee) – Brooklyn, NY – May 28, 2016
This was a job that helped me give back to my community after Hurricane Sandy. A lot of homes were destroyed and i helped by cleaning them out. Co Workers were very kind and helpful when it came to using tools Ive never used. This was definitely a learning experience and gave me the knowledge on how to rebuild back homes due to natural disasters.
Volunteer (Current Employee) – New York, NY – July 18, 2016
I volunteer with the company sporadically but every time I do it is always a great experience. The people are incredibly friendly and always prepared for the event at hand and the flexible schedule makes it incredibly easy to be able to give back with a demanding work schedule.
Volunteer (Current Employee) – New York, NY – December 15, 2015
New York Cares has several volunteer opportunities that permits individuals to assist in several community service activities. I had the pleasure of working in an educational environment with elementary school students. The organization gives individuals of all ages to have access to exploring skills pertaining to their career fields and/or learn new skills for a hobby or for just simply giving back in the community.
College Preparation Volunteer/English Tutor (Former Employee) – New York, NY – August 25, 2015
Meet high school seniors through the college application process, helped them to establish appropriate lists of colleges to apply complete the Common Application, and write their college application essays
Learned how to work with teenagers in an effective and productive way using various techniques (listening, taking small brakes, incorporate their opinions on the subject etc) to keep them engaged and interested
Management Very professional and organized management
Co-workers Very knowledgeable and prepared peer tutors
The hardest part of the job Keeping teenagers engaged and motivated
The most enjoyable part of the job Knowing i contributed in shaping another person's future
Volunteer Experience (Current Employee) – New York, NY – December 1, 2015
Volunteering is one of my lifetime passion. It gives you the opportunity to meet a huge amount of loving people sharing your same ideals. Networking is a great aspect of this organization. Team leaders and coordinators are always helpful and welcoming. Will always be a volunteer of this organization.
Many different opportunities, flexible time schedules
Volunteer (Current Employee) – New York, NY – July 7, 2015
New York Cares is an excellent organization to volunteer with. The areas where they provide volunteer work are very broad, there is never a lack in things to participate in. First, a person has to register online wit them and they ask for all the necessary information. Once approved there are sections on the home page to search for volunteer activities. Then choose what you want to do and make sure you arrive or let the person in charge of the organization of the activity know that you cannot make it at least a day in advance. It really is very fun if you enjoy volunteering.
One can choose what they want to participate in.
A lot of activities can run out of space very quickly.
PARENT ADVOCATE (Current Employee) – New York, NY – October 9, 2015
I love what New York Cares represents, their contributions to this city are unsurmountable. Yes, there are other major volunteer organizations but New York Cares always take care of the people who are helping them maintain their bottom line.
Volunteer (Current Employee) – New York, NY – June 22, 2015
New York Cares is a non-profit organization that gives a very good opportunity to give back to society we live in. NY cares has a variety of different programs and events in which people get the opportunity to help out. I think it's a great organization.
fun work place; ability to help others in a fun and exciting way
Activities/Volunteer Work (Former Employee) – Brooklyn, NY – May 9, 2015
helping children and patients in hospitals and giving them the care they need helping them express themselves through arts and crafts helping the less fortunate and allowing them to experience fun things they have not discovered before
chance to make a child smile; patient care; bonding
Volunteer Work (Former Employee) – New York, NY – March 18, 2014
New York Cares one of the premier volunteer group in New York City encompasses what volunteering should be. Easy to tackle assigned projects with knowledgeable and well prepared team leaders. Signing up for a project is a breeze, intuitively designed by management for ease of scheduling and use. Having instant gratification is not easy but as soon as you understand each groups predicament and why you volunteered every second is feel good moment.
sharing with people on what you have and know is fulfilling.