It’s at the very core of what makes us human. Doing things for other people makes us happy, and there is no feeling like being part of success greater than ourselves. A close, strong community depends on New Yorkers doing things for one another – no one goes through life in this city without someone else’s help. When you volunteer with Grand St. Settlement, what you do for one person you do for thousands; making a difference in a chain reaction.

Together We Can
Do A Lot

Make a Difference

Jump! Into Action

Be A Mentor, Make A Friend


We need you. Just you. Here. It's not about how much you can give — just that you do.

Be a Mentor

Be a Mentor

Partner with youth in our JUMP! program to take on a new adventure each month

Be a Friend

Be a

Share a meal, song or dance with community seniors

Lend a Hand

Lend a Hand

Join a team working to make our neighborhoods brighter

Lend a Voice

Lend a Voice

Sound a rallying cry or echo support on community issues that matter to you


Make a tremendous change where it counts the most - right here at home. We love working with big and small groups to design projects that fit the interests of volunteers and the needs of our organization. Past projects have included mural painting, cultural celebrations with youth or senior citizens, gift drives and wrapping during the holiday season, and helping with large events.

Be more than a team.
Be part of a family.

Get Involved