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Volunteers make a real difference in the lives of abused children and their families. NYCC’s active volunteer program provides essential assistance and individualized care to children and their families during visits to NYCC. Training is provided.

Volunteer Opportunities


Volunteer Tutors have weekly one‐on‐one tutoring sessions with children to assist with reading, homework and other educational activities. Tutoring is the same time every week for 45 minutes to an hour depending on the age of the child and takes place directly before or after the child’s regularly scheduled therapy session at the Center. Days and hours vary depending on the child involved.

Special Events

Special Event Volunteers assist with client events, fundraising events, community outreach, and public speaking engagements. Projects include theme parties for clients at the Center such as our annual Holiday Party; literature tables at school and community fairs; and presentations at parenting workshops as well as assistance assembling gift bags and preparing materials for fundraisers.


Playroom Volunteers assist the Center’s children in play activities while they are waiting for an interview or while their guardian is being interviewed. The Center has a wonderful playroom filled with toys, dolls and books. Playroom volunteers are usually needed mid‐morning to early afternoon.

Please note that our Center is not open weekends or late nights and can only offer volunteer opportunities weekday mornings through early evenings.

To Apply

If one of the above opportunities sounds like a good match, please complete our Volunteer Application and email as an attachment to volunteer@newyorkcenterforchildren.org or mail/fax to:

Sarah McNamara, LCSW
The New York Center for Children
333 East 70th Street
New York, NY 10021

Fax: 212.517.6738

If you have any questions regarding volunteering, please contact NYCC at 212.517.3012 or via email at volunteer@newyorkcenterforchildren.org.


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