Carter Burden Network offers a wide variety of opportunities to meet your organization's interests. Opportunities can range from a one-time service day to a long-term volunteer commitment, as well as a customized corporate "Service Day" with multiple coordinated volunteer activities tailored to your company's preferences, either weekdays or weekends. 

Volunteering contributes to the strengthening of the organization's corporate culture and also benefits the community. It improves job satisfaction, encourages teamwork, promotes leadership and develops employees' skills—all while helping to boost the company's corporate social responsibility's public profile. Some corporations that volunteer with the Carter Burden Network include: Colgate-Palmolive, Macquarie, ABC Disney, Bank of America, Hogan Lovell's, Macy's, Google, Trish McEvoy Cosmetics, Guggenheim Partners, OnDeck and Invesco, etc.  

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"The long-standing relationship between the Carter Burden Network and Macy's is deeply valuable and one we have nurtured for years. Our partnership with CBN speaks to Macy's values: the enduring impact of employee volunteerism and a personal commitment to community. We are proud to be a part of CBN's journey as they continue to enrich the lives of seniors in a way that is unique to New York City."
-Tara Troy, Director, Employee Giving and Volunteerism, Macy's



Volunteer Opportunities for Corporate Groups:


Meal Service

Every day, seniors gather to socialize and enjoy a hot meal. The Carter Burden Network prides itself on serving restaurant-style meals made in our own kitchens and served on-site to our participants. Volunteers work both in the kitchen and dining room in food preparation, meal distribution, and cleaning capacities. 

Hours & Locations: Volunteer hours are from 11:00am - 1:00pm. Meal Service operates Monday - Sunday at the Carter Burden/Leonard Covello Senior Program located in East Harlem (312 East 109th Street). 


class instruction 

Volunteers lead classes by teaching seniors an array of different activities, exercises, and technology sessions. Some examples include crafting, holiday card making and computer classes. 

Hours & Location: Time commitment is flexible and location is to be determined. 


Volunteers play an integral part in keeping our locations attractive and comfortable for our seniors. Special projects include gardening, painting and renovating at our senior centers.

Hours & Location: Time commitment is flexible and location is to be determined. 

Special events & holidays

Throughout the year, the Carter Burden Network hosts large events and holiday parties for our seniors. Volunteers assist with the planning and day-of production, and the Carter Burden Network will work with your organization to plan a special event for our participants. 

Hours & Location: Time commitment is flexible and location is to be determined. 

View our Corporate Volunteer brochure here

If you are interested in volunteering with us as a corporate group or if you have questions, please contact Patricia Mays, Director of Development, at maysp@carterburdennetwork.org or 917-409-1260