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, helped produce almost 40 publications of young writers’ work, and so much more. As a volunteer, you’ll not only create spaces for young people 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

The first step to volunteering is to attend an upcoming orientation. Orientations take place on Friday afternoons or weekend mornings, and you’ll learn about our programs and how best to work with our students. Questions in the meantime? Email us at email volunteer@826nyc.org!

Sign up for an orientation here!