TeamMets is a community volunteerism initiative that uses the interest in the Mets and their players to encourage fans to join the team in helping others. Members of the Mets front office donate their time to events during the year, working with organizations including City Harvest, Urban Dove and the Everybody Wins! Foundation. To spread the word, the Mets produced a series of public service announcements that promoted NYC Service, Mayor Bloomberg's volunteer initiative.
NYC Service oversees more than 38 innovative initiatives that aim to achieve three overarching goals: making our City the easiest place in the world to volunteer, targeting volunteers to address the city's greatest needs and promoting service as a core part of what it means to be a citizen of the greatest City in the world. NYC Service meets the Mayor's State of the City pledge for New York City to lead the way in answering President Obama's nationwide call to service primarily by using volunteerism to address the capacity gap at the local level.
A key focus of NYC Service is to heighten accountability within the field and to set a new standard for measuring the impact of volunteerism in addition to participation.
There are many levels of volunteerism, whether it's a visit to your local senior center, library or elementary school or joining one of the many non-profit service organizations located in New York City. NYC Service has more than 30 initiatives that need volunteers. To find out about the variety of ways in which you can serve, contact NYC Service at nyc.gov/service or by calling 311.