Corporate Volunteer Opportunities
We work with corporate groups to develop special service projects or team building events in New York City and at The Fund’s Camps in Fishkill, NY. Projects can be customized for groups of all sizes and can be scheduled on weekdays, weekends, or weekday evenings. Call 212-897-8940 to learn more. Or complete our form below.
Looking for individual volunteer opportunities? Learn more here.
Camp Counselor for a Day
Help create an extra-special day for our Fresh Air campers! We’ll work with you to plan a day at camp full of fun camp activities — and and of course lunch with our campers. No camp experience is necessary – just bring a playful spirit, sunblock and a smile!Interested? Click Here
Host a Job Shadowing
Invite a group of teens from our Career Awareness Program to your office to learn about your career field. Job shadowings are immersive workshops that give students in our Career Awareness Program a chance to connect their interests to a future career. Fresh Air staff will help you plan the details!
Examples of past job shadowings include: designing a marketing campaign with Nike, a stock market game with Morgan Stanley, and developing a new video game with Take 2 Interactive. Job shadowings take place from 5:00-6:30pm during the week or during the daytime on weekends or school holidays. Projects take place during the school year and typically include 10-20 students and Fresh Air chaperones.
Counselor for a Day
Transform your team into honorary Fresh Air camp counselors and help create an extra-special day for our Fresh Air campers! We’ll work with you to plan a day at camp full of fun camp activities, including of course lunch in the dining hall with our campers!
No camp experience necessary – just bring a playful spirit, sunblock and a smile! Activities include: sports activities, crafts (making birdhouses, tie-dye and more) Details: Groups of 20-100. Projects take place anytime during July through mid-August at our property in Fishkill, NY – just 70 miles north of NYC in the beautiful Hudson Highlands.
Help send Fresh Air kids off with a smile! Volunteer teams provide a warm welcome for Fresh Air kids as they get ready to embark on their summer adventures. With temporary tattoos, coloring, card games, and friendly conversations, volunteer teams might just have as much fun as the kids do. Details: Groups of 5-20; projects are 1.5 -2 hours and take place on weekdays during the summer between 7:30am and 1:30pm.
Fresh Air in the City Community Events
Sponsor a community event! Volunteer teams help entertain children with carnival games while their parents learn about Fresh Air programs at special registration events held throughout the five boroughs. These events bring out hundreds of community members for a family-friendly day of fun.
Past projects include a street fair on the Lower East Side; a carnival in a park in Woodside, Queens; and a festival in a school auditorium in Sunnyside, Brooklyn. Details: Groups of 20+, events typically take place in the Spring.
Fresh Air Pizza Parties
Join us at our midtown office for phone calls or envelope-stuffing…and pizza!
Volunteers help The Fresh Air Fund prepare for summer by assembling important mailings or making phone calls to families. For phone calls, scripts are provided.
Details: Groups of 10+. Projects take place year-round during the day or after work, at our office in midtown.
Tutoring and Mentoring Programs
Promote The Fresh Air Fund’s popular tutoring and mentoring programs at your company. We are always looking to recruit dedicated volunteers from New York City’s diverse corporate community to serve as tutors and mentors for our weekly after-school programs.
Camp Beautification Days
Help us get our camps ready before the camping season begins. Spend the day at our 2,000-acre property in Fishkill, NY and help with beautification projects to prepare our five camps to host 3,000 campers, excited to play and learn.Past projects include: painting the barn at the model farm, cleaning windows, brush clearing, setting up the waterfront equipment, or pre-season planting at the farm.Details: Groups of 20-50. Projects take place in the Fall and Spring at our property in Fishkill, NY -just 70 miles north of NYC in the beautiful Hudson Highlands. Lunch included.
Pro-Bono Projects and In-Kind Donations
Donate your time and professional expertise – The Fresh Air Fund is always interested in hearing from pro-bono photographers, graphic designers, and more! In addition, let us know if your company can donate in-kind printing services, exciting auction or raffle items for our special events or has other services to donate.
Support our Annual Galas
The Fresh Air Fund holds two major fundraising events each year, bringing together the who’s who of New Yorkers in business, media, fashion, technology and more. Each event provides an opportunity for brand exposure and to engage employees or clients in a fun and inspiring night in support of a great cause.
Plan a Fundraising Event at Your Office
Jeans Day, office-wide basketball tournaments, spin fundraisers, and other office events are a great way to engage employees and support Fresh Air kids!