Thank you for your interest in volunteering with NYRR Youth and Community Services. Please read through the descriptions of YCS volunteer opportunities below to learn more about our different volunteer roles. You can sign up for available volunteer roles through your My NYRR account.
Please note: Those interested in certain volunteer opportunities that work directly with our youth runners are required to complete an online background check and a screening process before being assigned to some specific roles. This process is necessary to help secure the safety of our children.
Throughout the school year NYRR Youth and Community Services produces small (10-50 participants) and large (500-2,500 participants) running and fitness events. Volunteers who support these endeavors are assigned to a variety of roles, including, but not limited to, registering participants, organizing participants for their races, distributing T-shirts, water, and food to participants, cheering on and directing participants throughout the course, and managing baggage for teams. In whichever role they perform, volunteers contribute to the success of NYRR Youth & Community Services events and help coaches, parents, and children have a fun and empowering day!
When: Weekends and weekdays (mornings and afternoons) during the school year
Where: Parks, stadiums, and other facilities throughout the five boroughs
Time Commitment: Ranges from 2 to 6 hours, scheduled on an event-by-event basis
Training Commitment: None
The 9+1 and 9+$1K programs allow NYRR members who meet eligibility requirements to earn guaranteed entry to the TCS New York City Marathon!
Runners completing their 9+1 program toward the 2017 TCS New York City Marathon must have their nine races and one volunteer opportunity completed by December 31, 2016.
Runners completing their 9+$1K program must have their nine races completed and make their $1,000 donation to NYRR's Youth and Community Services programs by December 31, 2016.
Here are the requirements for the 2017 TCS New York City Marathon 9+1 program: