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With an unwavering commitment to empower people to be change makers through community engagement, we have operated since 2002 thanks to the generous support and donation of numerous volunteers, individuals and corporations.

It all started with a small act...

Our Mission

Empowering the Japanese & American Communities to become Positive Change Makers through Civic Engagement and Global Leadership Development

Executive Director

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Quite often, people ask me why volunteerism so important to me. In this world, we can feel surrounded by situations that we wish we could improve.


When we can take action to improve our surroundings, we feel empowered, and it gives us great pleasure to see happy faces because of our actions. NY de Volunteer is a place where I can do things that really matter and bring joy and education to others.


It is especially motivating to do this together with the other members who share the same passion and dedication. It is simply fun and rewarding. I will be delighted to share this experience with you!

Shizuko Kitagawa
Executive Director
NY de Volunteer


Awards & Memberships

*Awards & Recognition*

Distinguished Honorees 2007 

(NYC Comptroller)

Volunteer Appreciation Award 2010 & 2011

Volunteer of the year 2011 

(New York City Department of Parks and Recreation)

Commendation from the Consul General 2014

(Consulate General of Japan in New York)




Member of JAMSNET

(Japanese Medical Support Network)

Member of the Overseas Safety Council

(Consulate General of Japan in New York)

Your support through donations and volunteering is very much appreciated.

​NY de Volunteer Inc.
61 Claremont Ave, Suite 439 10115 New York, NY
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