We need you in the fight with us. Volunteer to get involved and advance the civil rights and liberties issues you’re most passionate about.

About Volunteering

We’re powered by people. The NYCLU works on the ground with passionate volunteers in regions across the state to protect the right to protest, defend the vote, fight for immigrants' rights, and more. Sign up to join the movement and learn more about opportunities to strengthen civil rights and liberties in your community.


There are many different ways to be involved in our work as a volunteer

You can become active in your community for a better New York. We have offices and organizers across the state in eight different regions: Capital (Albany), Central (Syracuse), Genesee Valley (Rochester), Hudson Valley, NYC, Nassau, Suffolk, and Western (Buffalo). While some of the issues we work on impact the whole state, other priorities are localized.

image of nyclu protest monitors in the field

Sign up to monitor the policing of protests with the NYCLU

Our volunteer protest monitors serve the vital role of documenting how police respect New Yorkers' right to speak out. Once you sign up, you'll receive training and next steps to get involved.


Volunteer with us

Sign up today!
As bold as the spirit of New York, we are the NYCLU.
© 2024 New York
Civil Liberties Union