The COVID-19 pandemic has presented communities across the world with unprecedented public health, financial, and socio-economic challenges. While our NYU community spans the globe, our anchor is and always has been New York City. As the pandemic continues to take a significant toll on our fellow New Yorkers, NYU experts have worked tirelessly to help address the crisis through medical care, research efforts to understand the virus, fabrication of supplies, and more. Below is information about how NYU community members can get directly involved in New York City COVID-19 relief efforts—both from home and on the front lines of the pandemic.

Share Products and Professional Expertise

New York State is calling on health care professionals, schools of public health or medicine, and PPE products providers and manufacturers to come forward to support the State’s response. Find out more on New York State’s how you can help page and contact if you are interested in lending your resources or expertise on behalf of NYU. Products and expertise you can provide include:

  • Mental Health and Related Expertise
  • Public Health, Nursing, and Medical Expertise
  • Gloves, Masks, Gowns, and other Medical Supplies
  • Ability to Manufacture Products
  • Physical Space

Volunteer in NYC

Below is a list of local organizations that need volunteers, compiled with the help of NYU Wagner Graduate School of Public Service and our local community partners. If you have a volunteer opportunity you would like to share, please email For additional volunteer opportunities, please visit NYU Service's compilation of virtual volunteer opportunities.

All organizations accepting volunteers are strongly advised to follow the City of New York’s health guidelines for volunteers to ensure the volunteers and those being served stay safe.

Donate to Relief Funds

New York City’s economy has been hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic. Here are some relief funds through which NYU community members can help alleviate the economic effects of coronavirus. If you have an organization you would like us to share, please email

Share Information and Resources

We have compiled information from trusted sources that you can help share with your community. The list includes NYC-specific resources to help small businesses and nonprofits access financial and technical support, tips from NYU experts on preventing coronavirus among community members and older adults, recommendations for safe social distancing activities, and more.

Visit the COVID-19 Resource Page for neighbors.

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