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Volunteering at helpNYC
helpNYC relies on its amazing volunteers to support our work helping New Yorkers in need. helpNYC believes that our lived experience is the most valuable asset in working with others. We encourage and expect our volunteers to be engaged, active, and idealistic in their service to our community.
Our work is done in dynamic teams of career-orientated volunteers. We work together virtually and collaboratively.
Stacey Rose-Blass, pictured with J. RueMel Parkin and Richard Perkins, Board Members of helpNYC, accepting the helpNYC Volunteer of the Year Honoree for her commitment to the mission of helpNYC through her volunteerism at helpNYC, Mandala Cafe, and Fountain House.
Board of Directors & Officers
The helpNYC Corporation Board of Directors is composed of community, government, and business leaders who have lived experience with accessing public health and social services in New York City. They direct the organization’s work within the ByLaws and articles of helpNYC and are responsible for the organization's fiscal health. Members are term-restricted and are elected after an application process.
Being a helpNYC Intern provides an opportunity for students to be immersed in and have first-hand experience using technology to solve challenges that face the needs of underserved New Yorkers. From in-depth training and working experience with a variety of digital marketing platforms to face-to-face outreach and partnership development--our interns play a crucial role in the day-to-day operations of our sector-leading work.
The helpNYC Corporation has the following employment opportunities.
Freelance Grant Writer
The Grant Writer will play a pivotal role in supporting helpNYC Corporation's mission by researching, writing, and managing grant proposals to secure funding for our various programs and projects. The successful candidate will collaborate closely with stakeholders to articulate our organization's goals and initiatives in compelling grant proposals. This role requires a proactive individual with excellent writing skills, attention to detail, and a passion for making a difference in the lives of New Yorkers.
The helpNYC Teams
The helpNYC Board of Advisors is composed of community, business, and government leaders that support the work of helpNYC through building relationships with the organizations and businesses they are affiliated with. Advisors also provide executive, fiscal, and operational support to the Board of Directors and other elements of helpNYC.
Board of Directors
The helpNYC Corporation Board of Directors is composed of community leaders that are fiscally responsible for the welfare of helpNYC. They direct the organization’s work within the ByLaws and articles of helpNYC. Members are term-restricted and are elected after an extensive application process.
The Communications Team is responsible for our communications externally and internally. They maintain our social media presence, marketing, and media relations. They build partnerships with other organizations that complement the work of helpNYC. The team also is the originator of our public facing content.
The Development Team is responsible for foundational, government, and private fundraising efforts. This team identifies, researches, and establishes relationships with potential funders and maintains those relationships to ensure that helpNYC has the resources necessary to support our programing.
Our Leadership Team is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the helpNYC Corporation. They are a support team mainly responsible to the Board of Directors, but also provide administrative and executive support to all of the helpNYC Teams.
Resource Navigator Team
The signature program of helpNYC is the helpNYC.info Resource Navigator. This team is responsible for the administration and operations of the program. They also identify resources in the community that serve New Yorkers in Need and build partnerships with them.
Housing Voucher Initiative
helpNYC and Neighbors Together co-lead a citywide initiative to help housing voucher holders connect with landlords who can provide them housing. The group nonprofits, realtors, landlords, city agencies, and advocacy groups meet bi-weekly to share updates on their efforts to assist New Yorkers experiencing homelessness to find safe and permeant housing.
Food Assistance Collective of New York
The Food Assistance Collective of New York (FAC-NY) is a community-building and organizing initiative of helpNYC. This Collective is made up of volunteers, staff, and individuals associated with Food Assistance programs and initiatives who come together to provide mentorship, advocacy, and partnerships. Please visit facny.org for more information on how to get involved.