Make a difference in New York City
In the spirit of our conference theme, Blueprint for Better Cities, these volunteer events offer a way to give back and make a local impact during your time in New York.
If you only have an hour
Sign up for Cheeriodicals: Creating Kits for Kids. Volunteers will help assemble 200 Cheeriodicals gift boxes for patients at Children’s Hospital at Montefiore. Have fun stuffing magazines, puzzles, toys, decorations, and games—gifts and goodies to brighten a child’s day. There are three one-hour time slots available on Thursday, June 21. Kits will be assembled at the Javits Center in Booth 2674. Sponsored by Andersen Windows.
Sign up—add the program code for the time slot you’re available to your registration:
June 21, from 11am–12pm. Learn more >
June 21, from 1–2pm. Learn more >
June 21, from 3–4pm. Learn more >
If you have half a day
Volunteer with FXCollaborative at City Harvest mobile market in Washington Heights on Saturday, June 23. You’ll assist with setting up and distributing free fruits and vegetables to local residents. This half-day event is one of six different events coordinated by AIA New York and local New York City architecture firms. The other five events are full-day events, also on Saturday (see below). You’re also invited to a special closing reception, sponsored by ConstructConnect at the Center for Architecture, at the end of the day’s volunteer activities.
Learn more about this project and sign up, here.
If you have an entire day
Join forces with AIA New York and local New York City architecture firms to work on one of five different full-day projects on Saturday, June 23. Projects include painting and light manual work at shelters in Queens and Brooklyn, a church on the Upper West Side, a school in East Harlem, and special event space in Chelsea. You’ll work alongside staff from FXCollaborative, Cannon Design, James Wagman Architect, Murphy Burnham & Buttrick, 1100 Architect, and Perkins Eastman.
Lunch is provided, and at the end of the day, there’s a special closing reception, sponsored by ConstructConnect at the Center for Architecture.
Learn more about the projects and sign up, here.