NYC Service promotes volunteerism, engages New Yorkers in service, builds volunteer capacity, and mobilizes the power of volunteers and national service members to support the City’s greatest needs. NYC Service works with city agencies, more than 800 nonprofits, over 200 businesses and thousands of New Yorkers to address critical needs in the City, engage youth in service, and deepen civic engagement. Since 2009, NYC Service has strengthened the city and engaged residents though initiatives like Youth Leadership Councils, the NYC Youth Mentoring Initiative, as well as Love Your Block.
National Service programs at NYC Service – NYC Civic Corps, City Service Corps and NYC VISTA – bring volunteerism and service to thousands of New Yorkers each year. Please visit nyc.gov/service to learn more about NYC Service, find volunteer and service opportunities in New York City, or access FREE resources for your organization. NYC Service is vital to ensuring civically engaged New Yorkers have opportunities to serve their communities.
NYC Service was founded by Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg in 2009 and served as the inspiration for Cities of Service. Mayor Bill de Blasio reaffirmed the city's commitment to service by signing the Declaration of Service in 2014.
Mayor Bill de Blasio
Mayor Bill de Blasio believes that NYC Service is a catalyst, convener and capacity builder helping residents and nonprofits work together to address critical needs in New York City. Volunteerism and service drive a OneNYC civic engagement strategy to address priorities in education, economic opportunity, healthy futures, the environment, and emergency management. Focusing on strengthening youth voice and leadership as well as neighborhood volunteering for adults of all ages, NYC Service embodies the mantra of 8.6M New Yorkers, Together, Serving Each Other.
Chief Service Officer Paula Gavin
NYC Chief Service Officer Paula Gavin celebrates and recognizes the power of volunteerism and national service in New York City, connecting New Yorkers to civic engagement opportunities through NYC Service programs and initiatives. NYC Service builds volunteer capacity and mobilizes the power of volunteers and national service members to impact New York City’s greatest needs. Residents serve each other through New York City’s nonprofits, city agencies and businesses. Through a Path of Engagement, organizations can access resources encompassing promotion, recognition, trainings/tools, coalition building, volunteer engagement and organization development.