When you volunteer with 826NYC you’re joining a community of nearly 500 dedicated and passionate New Yorkers who make our daily programming and operations possible. Last year volunteers led classes of public school students in 122 field trips, mentored 148 students in after-school tutoring, supported the launch of our first-ever Writers' Room in East Harlem, helped produce almost 40 publications of young writers’ work, and so much more. As a volunteer, you’ll not only create spaces for students to express themselves, but you’ll also become a part of a community of caring and fascinating adults.

Volunteer Opportunities


Become a Volunteer

“The students are my favorite thing about volunteering [with 826NYC]. They’re bright and hilarious and weird, and helping them out helps you too, and makes you feel like a part of the community—which can be difficult in a city as big as this one.”
–Lindsay, 826NYC volunteer

As 826NYC expands our programs, we need individuals with daytime availability to support our growing number of students. We are currently recruiting volunteers for three programs: After-School Tutoring, In-Schools, and the Writers’ Room.

The first step to getting involved? Attending an upcoming info session or orientation!

If you can commit to regular daytime programming, you will be prompted to sign up for an orientation, which will go over in-depth strategies for working with our students. If you cannot commit to regular daytime programming, you will be able to sign up to attend an info session where you will learn about other ways to get involved in our volunteer community. All volunteers can follow this link and the instructions provided to get started!

If you have any questions in the meantime, feel free to email our Volunteer and Programs Coordinator, Liz Levine, at liz@826nyc.org.