Jewish Home is one of the five New York City nonprofit organizations selected for the New York Cares new Volunteer Impact Partnership (VIP) program.
Jewish Home will participate in an intensive three year volunteer impact study with New York Cares to identify and measure the benefits of multi-level volunteer services on nonprofit capacity. The selection process was competitive, with more than 100 organizations applying for the five available slots. The selected organizations will collectively receive services valued at $750,000 over three years. Partial funding has been provided by Gap Inc.
As one of the selected organizations, Jewish Home will benefit by program enhancements made possible by volunteer resources delivered by New York Cares. All five organizations in the VIP program will:
- Work with a dedicated New York Cares team to develop tailored programming to meet the needs of communities served by the participating organization. New York Cares will deploy individual volunteers, corporate volunteers, and volunteers with professional skills (e.g., bilingual, marketing, finance, or technology skills) in integrated programs to expand each organization’s capacity to serve its constituents.
- Work with New York Cares to create and implement a three-year strategic plan that expands programming and organizational capacity.
- Receive professional training on volunteer management, program design and evaluation.
- Receive supplies related to this program at no cost.
New York Cares is New York City’s largest volunteer organization. Founded in 1987, New York Cares runs volunteer programs for 1,200 New York City nonprofits, city agencies, and public schools across the five boroughs.