New York Cares is New York City's largest volunteer organization, running volunteer programs for 1,200 nonprofits, city agencies and public schools. All new volunteers with New York Cares need to attend a quick and easy orientation session that will introduce them to New York Cares' year-round volunteer opportunities.
It is recommended that you pre-register for this orientation session via New York Cares' website. Create an account with New York Cares and pre-register for the session here (Students should enter their school name under the "Company" box in the volunteer information form and pick "Student" as their occupation). This session is open to all members of the Barnard College and Columbia University communities as well as to the public.
The orientation session is hosted by the New York City Civic Engagement Program.