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 ongoing curricular support at the 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

“If you’re thinking about it, just do it! Sign up for an orientation — I was surprised just how much 826 has going on, and how many different ways there are to be involved. It’s honestly been more rewarding than I could have possibly imagined, and if you, like me, do not have much experience working with kids, don’t worry — the intimidation factor dissolves pretty much instantly as soon as you walk into this magical space.”

–Leeann, 826NYC Volunteer

If you want to attend an upcoming orientation, complete the form below. Orientations will provide in-depth training on topics useful for volunteers interested in our After-School Tutoring, In-Schools, and Writers’ Room programming, which all take place on weekday mornings or afternoons. You can also select your interest in short-term and weekend opportunities on the form below. If you have any questions in the meantime, feel free to email our volunteer team at volunteer@826nyc.org!

Sign up for an upcoming orientation here!