PAL is able to maximize its impact on New York City youth thanks to the efforts of more than 2,000 dedicated volunteers.

Every year, enthusiastic individuals and groups support the day-to-day needs of our participants. Volunteers serve as mentors, tutors, teaching artists, coaches, and administrative support. Together, with our staff, NYPD, and law enforcement community, PAL volunteers support and inspire New York City youth to realize their full potential as productive members of society.

PAL recruits individual volunteers and corporate teams to assist with service projects and special events for New York City youth throughout all five boroughs.

Opportunities for volunteering include:

-Homework Help

-Sports coaching

-Renovation projects at PAL centers

-Special event support (annual Holiday Party, PAL Carnival)

-Back to school supply drives


For more information about volunteer opportunities, please contact:


212-477-9450 Ext. 355

*All PAL volunteers must complete a volunteer application before service can begin.

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