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Today is a new day! A new week begins, a new chance for you to be the change you wish to see in the world.

There is strength in numbers, and NYU has the numbers to make a difference! Volunteer today.

University Settlement is another local organization. With University Settlement leading, settlement houses established the idea that immigrants and low-income families deserve basic services like quality education, decent housing, access to open space for exercise and health, and support for the aging. They proved that with a little help, these families could get a foothold on the American dream.

Publicolor's design-based programs and academic support engage at-risk youth in their education and combat the lack of job-preparedness that fuels poverty. Central to our mission is the beautification and revitalization of public and civic spaces through the affordable medium of paint and collaborations that engage the students and the community as a whole. Check them out, and volunteer!

Peer Health Exchange is an accessible volunteer opportunity. Peer Health Exchange’s mission is to give teenagers the knowledge and skills they need to make healthy decisions. We do this by training college students to teach a comprehensive health curriculum in public high schools that lack health education.

A Place for Kids is an educational institution providing quality arts and cultural enrichment to support a child's opportunity to succeed in the future. Volunteer today!

Mentoring USA is another great volunteer option. Mentoring USA believes that the presence of a caring adult in a young person's life increases self-esteem, strengthens relationships with peers and adults, improves academic performance and attendance, and helps combat school drop-out.

Volunteer with Learning Leaders! Learning Leaders has helped students succeed by providing individualized instructional support through the implementation of the Fundamental Program, essentially the one-on-one tutoring model. This program establishes volunteers to assist with reading, writing, ESL, math and other academic activities at the elementary, middle school, and high school level, as well as non-instructional aid such as general office and library assistance

Volunteer with the International Rescue Committee to help with humanitarian crises.

The Hetrick-Martin Institute provides resources and counseling to LGBTQ youth, volunteer here!

Henry Street Settlement is a great place to volunteer. They deliver a wide range of social service, arts and health care programs to more than 50,000 New Yorkers each year.

Help the Food Bank For New York City end hunger by volunteering.

Work with the Educational Alliance to volunteer with children!

The Door accepts NYU students as volunteers. The Door’s mission is to empower young people to reach their potential by providing comprehensive youth development services in a diverse and caring environment. Since 1972, The Door has helped a diverse and rapidly growing population of disconnected youth in New York City gain the tools they need to become successful, in school, work and in life.

The Children's Aid Society is another NYC based charity YOU could volunteer with!

Bowery Resident's Committee is another great local charity with which NYU students volunteer!

Check out The Go Project for an awesome way to volunteer locally with kids.

World Autism Awareness Day–a great cause, and very timely!

Best Buddies Logo, © Keith Haring, 1989. -- Best Buddies® is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to establishing a global volunteer movement that creates opportunities for one-to-one friendships, integrated employment and leadership development for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Check out the NYU Best Buddies chapter, they do great work.

Next week is National Volunteer Week! Are you ready?

Easy Ways to Volunteer for Animals

Easy ways to HELP others. Some call it slacktivism, but every little bit can help.