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Let us help you find the right NYC Service Year program for you by filling out this brief interest form! NYC Service Year staff will review your responses and then connect you with programs that match your interests and experience.

Friends of Service

Whether you are new to the national service and service year community, an existing service year program thinking about expanding to NYC, or a New Yorker curious about what NYC Service Year is, we are glad you found your way to our website! The NYC Service Year movement is dedicated to creating lasting change by engaging thousands of additional NYC Service Year members in service, positively impacting city needs and raising the quality of life for all New Yorkers.

Service Year Programs

The NYC Service Year Leadership Council (SYLC), a collective of 38 organizations convened by NYC Service and Service Year Alliance (SYA), has set out to expand service year programming that will support opportunities for young people in the New York metropolitan area to take part in a year of service in three high-priority areas: education, economic opportunity, and environment/health. The partner programs of the NYC Service Year Leadership Council work together to support the collaboration and growth of service year programming in our City. All participating organizations must have a director sign the NYC Service Year Leadership Council Organization Pledge.

NYC Service Year Members

By dedicating a year of service to New York City, you can join a cohort of thousands of leaders and young professionals who are using their professional skills to create lasting, positive change through NYC Service Year. NYC Service Year members are part of not just a community of over 30 service year programs, but also a citywide movement to expand service year programming across the five boroughs. During an era where our nation is divided, service years bind together young people of different backgrounds through a common cause, forging them into leaders. You have the power to weave our communities together and address pressing, local issues. Let us help you find the right NYC Service Year program for you by visiting our Apply Now page! You can also find NYC Service Year at

NYC Service Year Alumni

After completing an NYC Service Year, we know that our alumni have the skills, attitude and motivation to become leaders from the local to the national level. With the service year complete, we hope that our alumni continue to engage NYC Service Year by attending events like the NYC Service Year Conference & Career Fair in the Spring, by joining our pilot NYC Service Year Alumni Ambassadors program, or by simply sharing their service year story.

Connect with Us Online

Help us spread the word about NYC Service Year impact! If you are an NYC Service Year alum or just getting started, you are welcome to connect with us online through any of the following.

  • Join our NYC Service Year LinkedIn group to find and share resources, service year articles, and other updates. 
  • Become an NYC Service Year Influencer! Use hashtags #ServeNYC and #DoMoreBeMore to share your service story. 
  • Sign up for the NYC Service Year Group on Facebook to get updates about volunteer opportunities, networking events, and more! 
  • Share in the network of service year members and alumni on a citywide and national level by registering with Service Year Alliance! Represent the NYC Service Year network and virtually meet thousands of other service year members. 

Please share your thoughts, questions, and interest with the NYC Service Year Support Center by completing our NYC Service Year Support Center Interest Form or by sending an email to We look forward to hearing from you!

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