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Invest your time, energy, and wisdom with YAI

You can support YAI’s mission supporting established programming and events and through creating new opportunities for people with I/DD. We have volunteer opportunities for individuals as well as corporate, community, and student groups.

Individual volunteers can visit the Individual Opportunities page for more information about established volunteer opportunities, creating your own volunteer programming, and how to get started.

If your corporation wants to organize a volunteer event for your employees, YAI will work with your team to create a unique experience. Visit our Corporate Opportunities page to learn more.

To learn more about existing volunteer opportunities or to sign up to volunteer at a YAI event, visit our Event Opportunities page.

For more information, contact our Volunteer department at or 212.273.6551.

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YAI's Mission

YAI's mission of supporting people with I/DD to live, love, work, and learn impacts all parts of a person's life.

Learn more about YAI's mission in this short video.