Mission: To enhancethe worldwide image of New York City and enrich the New York experience by connecting visitors with knowledgeable and enthusiastic volunteers.
Activities: Volunteers walk visitors throughout neighborhoods in all five boroughs of New York City that they know well. Visitors are able to experience the ethnic sights and sounds with the greeter and can get a real taste of New York City and its inhabitants. Visits may include from one to six people.
Qualifications: Greeters must enjoy meeting and talking with people from diverse cultures and backgrounds. They must be familiar with and upbeat about the neighborhoods that they want to show. Foreign language skills are a plus, especially ASL and Spanish. We are also looking for volunteers who have a familiarity with Harlem and Bronx. It is essential that volunteers be comfortable using public transportation since it is the easiest way to get around New York City and we feel it helps make each visit to New York City even more like a slice of the daily life of a New Yorker.
Time Commitment: Greeters show New York City 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Each greeter must commit to a minimum of 1-3 visits per month, 4 hours per visit.
Benefits: There is a thrill in makingnew friends from all over the world. Asa greeter you will be able to show off those neighborhoods you know and love. If you speak a foreign language, here is your chance to practice it with native speakers. You will be able to promote a friendly, inviting and accessible image of New York City.