Youth Volunteer Guidebook
Download the free Youth Volunteer Guidebook for Apple and Android devices:
Frequently asked questions about the app
- What's inside the app?
- Information for youth and families to help get started volunteering locally
- A directory of local nonprofits organizations organized for age group and impact area
- Info about upcoming Volunteer New York! events, additional resources, videos and more!
- How much does it cost?
- Do I have to create a separate account or provide personal details to use it?
- No. Creating a user profile within the app is optional. Click SKIP on the top of the screen after opening the app for the first time to skip logging in or creating a profile.
- Who is it for?
- Local youth and students interested in serving locally. This app can also be used by parents, families, counselors, mentors and teachers as a conversation starter, teaching tool and research aid.
- Where does support for the app come from?
- The Youth Volunteer Guidebook was launched in 2017 and made possible with support from the Carvel Foundation.
- Elementary School Youth - Track 1 (ages 6-11, parental guidance suggested)
- Middle & High School Youth - Track 2 (ages 12-18)
For more info about Camp Vollo visit volunteernewyork.org/camp
Our easy-to-follow Camp Vollo Activity Book includes two weeks of structured volunteer assignments and goals to create positive impact in your community.
The camp has tracks for both Elementary Students and Middle/High School Students. Each track features daily DIY volunteer activities that were chosen to introduce campers to a variety of local nonprofits and issues facing our community, while providing appropiate context and resources to further the learning when possible. Each activity was also designed to ensure safe social distancing. Camp Vollo issue areas include community building, social justice, saving the planet and COVID-19 relief.
When: July 13, 2020 - August 31, 2020
Duration: 2 Weeks (or any 10 days of your choosing)
Location: Your home / community / virtual
Cost: Free (with option to pay what you wish to support Volunteer New York! programming)
Schools and Groups
- Schedule our staff to present our Be The Change program to your students; a presentation that encourages service and shows how youth can use volunteerism for professional and personal development
- Use our group management software to organize your service club and find service opportunities for your group
- Nominate an exceptional youth or service group for our annual Volunteer Spirit Awards
- Visit volunteerneywork.org/holiday for ideas and new ways give back during the holiday season.
- Get involved during 9/11: Serve + Remember
- Visit volunteernewyork.org/summer for great summer opportunities
- Volunteer as a group on MLK Day each January
Families in Service
Re-defining family time - service as a family activity. Volunteer service is a great way for families to work together and to bond over common interest. Our website provides a variety of tools for families who are looking to play an active role in their communities. Whether it is for a single day or for a long-term project, your family can make a difference. Here's a couple of ways you can get your family involved;
- Find a service project for your family through our service database or through the Youth Volunteer Guidebook.
- Register your family as a team in our database.
- Get involved during one of our community-wide days of service
- Find seasonal volunteer opportunities
- Join a local program that encourages volunteerism and for family involvement.
For more information on how your family can serve please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 914-227-9301.