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Participate in the Community

Whether it is participating in your local school board meeting, providing good nutrition information to the public, or giving a neighbor or friend a hand with a task or need, participation in your community helps build healthier and stronger communities. New Americans are already contributing to these important civic duties.

The New York State Office for New Americans encourages newcomers to further strengthen their communities by volunteering their time to a community-based organization in their area. Visit the New Yorker State Commission on National and Community Services to match volunteer activities with their interests.

Looking for way to strengthen your community?
Volunteer with a local community organization. Visit the New Yorker State Commission on National and Community Services to find a volunteer activity that matches your interests.

Want to volunteer at the ONA Opportunity Center?
We encourage English-proficient New Yorkers to volunteer to assist new Americans use a computer or tablet device to practice English, conduct one-on-one or group conversation practice session, and much more.