Job Descriptions

Volunteer Job Descriptions

Big Apple Greeter is a network of volunteer “friends” who help visitors feel more welcome and more comfortable in our city, and who introduce visitors to a New Yorker’s New York . Currently, the program offers the following ways for New Yorkers to share their love of the Big Apple:


Greeters take visitors through their favorite neighborhoods, visiting ethnic and specialty stores, food shops, historic buildings, etc. Greeters also educate visitors on using public transportation. Meeting from one (1) – six (6) people at a time, Greeters make visitors fell welcome, comfortable and excited about our city.

To become a Greeter, you must enjoy meeting and talking with all kinds of people. You also need to be familiar with and upbeat about New York City. We especially need people with foreign language skills, American Sign Language, and those who know ethnic or off the beaten track neighborhoods in all five boroughs. You must also be willing to use and show visitors public transportation. Greeters are required to have voice mail and an email address.

Time and Place
Greeters must be available at least one day per month for at least four hours per visit. Visits must start between 9:00 AM and 3:00 PM. You may accompany visitors in any of the five boroughs, but meeting locations are usually in Manhattan and always in a public place. Visits are conducted 365 days a year: rain or shine, wind or snow!

Benefits of Becoming a Greeter
Greeters have the opportunity to show pride in New York City and impact its economy. If you speak a foreign language, you’ll have the opportunity to use it. Plus, making new friends from all over the world is exciting! While you’re teaching your new friends about New York, you’ll learn about their culture, and why they love their city or country.

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 Special Projects Assistant

These office volunteers deal with different assignments as the need arises. A few samples of past projects include creating a database in Microsoft Access, designing invitations and programs for events and our annual report, working with the Director of Volunteers on re-writing office policy, conducting research for the Marketing Director, working with the press, interviewing potential volunteers, fundraising and more.

To become a Special Projects Assistant, you must have excellent communications and organizational skills, a willingness to learn and take direction, commitment and follow-through. You must also have computer experience, particularly with Microsoft Office.

Time and Place
Special Project Assistants should be available a minimum of two days per week, weekdays only during regular business hours. Hours per week vary depending on assignment. You’ll work at Big Apple Greeter’s headquarters at 1 Centre Street in downtown Manhattan .

Benefits of Becoming a Special Project Assistant
You will have the opportunity to learn from experienced professionals, gain great office experience and have a major project to your credit for your resume. You’ll also get involved, making a major contribution to our organization. You’ll gain satisfaction in helping a non-profit group achieve its goals while working with fun, nice people in a small office environment.

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