Sign up to Volunteer at Breakthrough NY

Thank you for your interest in being a volunteer with Breakthrough New York! Please complete the two-step process in order to be added to our mailing list, through which we will notify you of upcoming opportunities to volunteer with us.

Step 1: Complete the Volunteer Sign Up form

Why is BTNY asking for certain information?

Volunteer Sign Up Form









Birthdate - We ask for your birthdate to verify that you are at least 18 years old.









Employment - We'd love to know where you work in case we already have a relationship with your employer.

Education - We strive to expose our students to as many high schools and colleges as possible. We'd love for you to share what schools you've attended and your year of graduation!


Dietary Requirements - Depending on the length of an event, we provide our students and volunteers with snacks and/or a meal.

Languagues - For some events, we need translators to explain content to our students' families.

Photo Permission Do you give BTNY permission to publish photographs taken of you, with or without your name, for use in BTNY's printed publications and website? Do you acknowledge that since participation in publications and websites produced by BTNY is voluntary, you will not receive financial compensation? Further, do you agree that PARTICIPATION in any publication and website produced by BTNY confers no rights of ownership whatsoever? Do you RELEASE BTNY, its contractors and its employees from liability for any claims by you or any third party in connection with your participation or photograph?

step 2: Pass a background check

BTNY requires volunteers to pass a background check in order to verify that all are eligible to work with our students. YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO VOLUNTEER WITH BTNY IF YOU DO NOT PASS THE BACKGROUND CHECK.

Please click here to fill out your background check application. You will be directed to a new webpage hosted by Coeus Global. Choose one of the options under the Volunteer heading to access the application.

Please note that there is a small fee ($6.95) for the background check. If you would like to help us dedicate more of our limited funds to supporting our mission, please consider paying for your volunteer background check via your personal credit card. By purchasing your volunteer background check yourself, you will help us provide additional services to our deserving students.

We are grateful for the support of our volunteers and appreciate your consideration of this offer. If you have any questions, please contact Amelie Lipman at amelie@btny.org or 917-258-3465.

You will be notified via email of your volunteer status after we have reviewed your background check. If you have not heard from us within one week of submission, please contact Amelie at amelie@btny.org or 917-258-3465.