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Volunteer at DonorsChoose in NYC

We're looking for people who are passionate about facilitating gratitude and who love teachers and students as much as we do.

Apply now

Why Our Volunteer Community Rocks

It’s mutual admiration here: We love our hardworking volunteers, and they love us.

Many of our volunteers use our site as teachers or donors, and they return to work with us year after year. Read about the volunteer experience directly from one of our volunteers.

What You’ll Do

Our volunteers create a memorable experience for our donors by executing what we call the “special sauce” of our Thank‑You Package Process.

Review Student Thank-Yous

Donors who give more than $50 to a project have the chance to receive handwritten student thank-you notes—the “special sauce” of our Thank-You Packages. We receive hundreds of packages each day (sometimes thousands!) from classrooms across the country full of thank-yous. That's where you come in. Volunteers review the thank-yous to protect student privacy, check them into our computer system, repackage them, and mail them off to eager donors — all within 24 hours.

After the first few months of their work, our volunteers report a newfound appreciation of glitter art and an uncanny ability to speed-decipher third-grade handwriting.

Write Donor Thank-Yous

We practice what we preach: in addition to asking students to send us thank-you notes for donors, we also ask volunteers to handwrite their own notes to a selection of our donors each week. But don't worry: there's no penmanship test!

Who We’re Looking For

Our diverse team of volunteers consists of teachers, high school students, college students, and local professionals from a variety of backgrounds.

We’re looking for people who:

  • Are able to travel to our Midtown NYC office
  • Can commit to 2–3 volunteer shifts per month (2‑hour and 4‑hour shifts are available)
  • Believe in our mission and commitment to support public school teachers and students
Apply now

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