Important to Read
Helpful info for potential volunteers
Thank you for your interest in volunteering with us! We work to make sure our volunteers gain valuable experience while helping others.
You’ll learn more about volunteering here. It explains our hours, activities, what you can learn with us, and will probably answer most of your questions.
Please read this before we meet. It will help you prepare for an info session with our president. It includes an individual meeting with him to see how we can create your best volunteer experience.
The info session lasts about an hour. It’s usually Tuesdays at 3:00 PM. Other times are available.
If you’re not in New York, an info session is available by phone, Skype or Google Hangouts.
If you want to work remotely
You can do some activities outside our office. We’re happy to talk about this, based on your interests. Just ask.
If you live reasonably nearby, we like you to consider also volunteering at our office. Here, you’ll work with other volunteers, participate directly in strategic conversations and more easily make new friends.
If you’d like us to give official acknowledgement for remote volunteering, we need to know what you’re doing, so that we may keep track on time sheets.
Limits for some activities
There is some flexibility in our requirements. You can ask us in advance.
Except for highly experienced volunteers, we ask most volunteers to average at least 15 hours a week.
This is important to read if you need to do community service.
We accept volunteers 14 and older.
Our positions are unpaid, but we provide other benefits.
Everyone who volunteers at our office is required to sign our Volunteer and Intern Introduction and Agreement before working with us. This is usually done during the info session, so you have a chance to ask questions, but you can email or call and ask to speak to Bill Blackman in advance.
There’s a brief Copyright Agreement we make with some writers and artists who allow us to publish their work.
If you haven’t done so yet, you can fill out our online application now.
To better assist your volunteer interests, we would appreciate an email with your resume and a USA phone number, if you have one, to contact you.
Still have questions?
Feel free to contact us before you visit. You can also call and ask for Bill at 1-212-280-0333.
If it turns out we’re not a match with your interests, we’ll try to help you find volunteering elsewhere.