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Central Park Challenge


June 1, 2024 | Central Park, NYC

Help YAI throw our biggest celebration of the year by signing up for one of our many volunteer opportunities.

Group of people celebrating at YAI's Central Park Challenge in 2023

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 212.273.6147.

Apply to Volunteer

Looking for an internship?
Visit our internship page for more information


Volunteering & Internships

Volunteers are vital to YAI's mission to providing opportunities for people with I/DD.  By volunteering you can support social, educational, professional, and personal growth initiatives, or to be a part of a YAI event. 

YAI proudly host dozens of graduate, undergraduate, and high school student interns each year in positions ranging from clinical to programmatic to support (administrative, IT, communications, etc).