Monday, March 12, 2012




Do your part for The Bronx – Volunteer!

New York Cares, the city’s leading volunteer organization, offers great ways for Bronx residents to get involved in their community through rewarding, conveniently scheduled projects.

March Volunteer Project Highlights – The Bronx

Becoming a New York Cares volunteer is easy. Simply attend a one-time orientation at the Mott Haven Library in Fordham on the evening of Tuesday, March 20th or any other Bronx location. You can then choose from approximately 1,200 projects citywide each month. To register for an orientation in your area, please visit or call 212-228-5000 .

Upcoming Bronx project highlights:

  • Mock Interviews with Jobs-Plus at BronxWorks Empower local job seekers transitioning to self-sufficiency by taking an hour and a half of your time to participate in mock interviews in Melrose on Monday afternoons. Spanish language skills desired but not required. Professional work experience and attire is strongly recommended.
  • Fun with Data at Ariva Ensure that communities of New York get the services they need by working with a team of volunteers to transfer data from Food Stamps surveys to an online database on Saturday mornings and Wednesday evenings in Highbridge.
  • Sports Explorers with Immaculate Conception School Motivate middle school students to meet their potential by playing basketball, soccer, and other sports in Norwood on Monday afternoons.
  • Spruce Up Drew Gardens Spend a Saturday morning outdoors revitalizing this local riverside community garden in Morrisania, making sure it remains a clean, safe, and fun place to relax, garden, and enjoy nature.

About New York Cares:

New York Cares is New York City’s largest volunteer organization. Founded in 1987, New York Cares runs volunteer programs for 1,200 nonprofits, public schools, and city agencies citywide. New York Cares volunteers help children learn to read, prepare meals for homeless and housebound people, help low income students get into college, revitalize public parks and schools, and much more. Last year, New York Cares volunteers helped 400,000 New Yorkers in need. For more information about New York Cares, the public should visit or call 212-228-5000 .

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