Strategic Partners Program
A MESSAGE ABOUT VOLUNTEERING & COVID-19
In light of the COVID-19 pandemic and our priority to ensure the safety of our clients, staff and volunteers, in-person volunteer activities scheduled to take place at VOA-GNY program sites are extremely limited. We are making every effort to provide remote opportunities where possible and look forward to rescheduling in-person projects just as soon as we safely can.
Become a Strategic Partner
As a Strategic Partner you will make a significant impact in the lives of men, women and children in need in the New York metropolitan area while providing your employees with meaningful, year-round engagement opportunities customized for you.
Prior to the pandemic, in-person activities included one-off projects such as painting the common areas in a veterans residence, or volunteering during Operation Backpack®, planning a carnival for the children at our Bronx and Staten Island preschools, or hosting a meal at our residence for adults living with HIV/AIDS in Manhattan.
Skills-based activities include helping the women in our shelter in Queens prepare for job interviews, or holding budgeting and credit-repair workshops for formerly homeless adults. These offerings translate nicely to a remote volunteering experience during these times of social distancing and we continue to develop new, meaningful activities to add to our portfolio.
Some of our Partners choose to “adopt” a program, getting to know the clients and staff through in-person and virtual birthday celebrations and special events, organizing drives to collect seasonal and other items, responding to Secret Santa letters, holding workshops for food shopping on a budget, and more.
Depending on the level of Partnership, other benefits may include Official Sponsorship of Operation Backpack®—our signature community service campaign—and the promotional opportunities that entails, or our annual gala.
See our list of partners.