Host families live in rural, suburban, and small town communities along the East Coast called Friendly Towns. Many families live in the tristate area.
Host families apply and go through a rigorous screening process that includes an in-home interview and background check. Each Friendly Town is managed by a team of dedicated local volunteers.
NYC children, ages 8-14, have the opportunity to have unique and fun summers in a new environment. First time visits are for one week, and returners can stay for longer visits.
The Fresh Air Fund is committed to diversity and welcomes host families from all backgrounds to reflect the communities we serve. Volunteer to host a NYC child for one week this summer and make memories that will last a lifetime!
As a reminder, The Fresh Air Fund only provides 24/7 support and program coverage for visits that are arranged through The Fresh Air Fund. Read more about our policies here.