We Are New York Values



Mission: Our mission is to support and empower the Arab immigrant and Arab-American community by providing services to help them adjust to their new home and become active members of society. Our aim is for families to achieve the ultimate goals of independence, productivity and stability. The Arab-American Association is also hosting The Accompany Project, which asks volunteers to get trained to accompany Muslims and other immigrants in NYC who are anxious about commuting alone, and to be ready to stand up to hate crimes at any time, anywhere in the city.

Website: http://www.arabamericanny.org/opportunities/
Phone: 718-745-3523
Email: Volunteer@ArabAmericanNY.org or Reem Ramadan reem@arabamericanny.org for The Accompany Project

What volunteers do:

  • ESOL
  • citizenship practice
  • women's advocacy
  • email support
  • security specialists
  • complete upstander training (The Accompany Project)
  • assist in upstander training by becoming trained to be a facilitator (The Accompany Project)
  • help set up/clean up/organize the training space (The Accompany Project)
  • work from home to find/coordinate space for trainings (The Accompany Project)


  • upstander training is in three sessions

Borough: Brooklyn office; citywide opportunities

Mission: For more than 20 years, the Council on American Islamic Relations has fought for the civil rights of American Muslims.  The New York chapter is one of the busiest and most dynamic of CAIR’s thirty nationwide affiliates, defending, representing, and educating over one million Muslims in the New York area. Through media relations, government relations, legal representation education, and advocacy, CAIR–NY puts forth an Islamic perspective to ensure the Muslim voice is represented in the halls of power. In offering this perspective, CAIR–NY seeks to empower the American Muslim community and encourage their participation in political and social activism.  CAIR–NY counsels, mediates and advocates on behalf of Muslims and others who have experienced religious discrimination, defamation, or hate crimes.  Our lawyers work to protect and defend the constitutional rights of American Muslims, thereby supporting the rights of all Americans. CAIR–NY also offers a variety of publications that address the needs and rights of American Muslims. These publications include guides for employers, educators, healthcare providers, correctional facilities, and law enforcement officials. CAIR–NY also distributes practical handbooks and resource materials for the Muslim community.

Website: http://www.cair-ny.org/volunteer/
Email: info@ny.cair.com
Phone: 646-665-7599

What volunteers do:

  • attorneys and law students help with legal representation
  • marketing (graphic design, UX/UI, copy-editing)
  • video (production, editing, equipment)
  • plan events
  • Masajid outreach

Borough: Queens office

Mission: For 25 years, Jews For Racial & Economic Justice (JFREJ) has pursued racial and economic justice in New York City by advancing systemic changes that result in concrete improvements in people’s everyday lives. We are inspired by Jewish tradition to fight for a sustainable world with an equitable distribution of economic and cultural resources and political power. The movement to dismantle racism and economic exploitation will be led by those most directly targeted by oppression. We believe that Jews have a vital role to play in this movement. The future we hope for depends on Jews forging deep and lasting ties with our partners in struggle. 

Website: http://jfrej.org/get-involved-2/
Phone: 212-647-8966 x11
Email: leo@jfrej.org

What volunteers do:

  • after orientation, members work on police accountability; workforce rights for home healthcare workers; fighting Islamophobia; movement building through arts and storytelling; and outreach
  • special caucuses for Mizrahi Jews, Jews of Color, and poor and working-class Jews
  • long-term campaigns and targeted actions

Mission: MPower Change is a grassroots movement rooted in diverse Muslim communities throughout the U.S., who are working together to build social, spiritual, racial, and economic justice for all people. Combining cutting edge digital tools with years of field experience, organizing know-how, and an extensive network of supporters, MPower Change is redefining the ways that our communities build, maintain, and exercise power.

Website: http://www.mpowerchangemakers.org/apply
Phone: n/a
Email: volunteer@mpowerchange.org

What volunteers do:

  • stay informed of issues impacting Muslim communities to find relevant social-media content for MPower Change members
  • suggest and curate content for Facebook and Twitter
  • generate creative headlines for social media post
  • respond to members’ comments and questions
  • address member inquiries
  • staff member services phone hotline
  • create and organize template responses for common questions
  • update and develop MPower Change website, action pages, and microsites
  • design and code microsites or Javascript graphics
  • collaborate with graphic designers to create designs for MPower Change initiatives
  • generate graphics for digital projects including websites, emails, and social media
  • edit video footage to produce content across platforms
  • design print literature including flyers, postcards, stickers, and t-shirts
  • develop consistent branding and update style guide
  • monitor current and proposed legislation and policies that could impact Muslim communities
  • provide concise and digestible analyses and advice to MPower staff and members
  • consult on responses to policies that have adverse impacts on Muslim communities


  • specific requirements for each type of task listed on site