NYRA volunteer speaking to another young person about youth rights during a tabling eventOur volunteers help us to educate others about youth rights.

Our volunteer program is designed for individuals, of any age, who want to help us fight ageism throughout the United States. As a volunteer you will be able to use and develop your skills in a variety of areas including research, writing, promotion, and outreach. Volunteers can either work independently or as part of a team and have the opportunity to focus on issues that are important to them. Volunteers are able to work from home and set their own schedule.


NYRA also operates an internship program that allows interns to select and lead key projects in any of our focus areas or design their own projects under supervision. Our interns have used our program for academic credit, volunteer service hours, or for just gaining valuable experience. Our internships are unpaid and operate throughout the year with flexible start and end dates.

Available Opportunities

There are opportunities to join the following teams:

Our Research Team works on:

  • Analyzing laws, court cases, relevant statistics, and news articles
  • Writing and editing website content
  • Creating how-to documents for our members

Our Outreach Team works on:

  • Building connections with young people and other organizations
  • Managing social media
  • Maintaining our website

Our Board of Directors work on:

  • Fundraising
  • Long-term strategic planning

Application Form

Which of the following issues are you interested in? (You may select as many as you like.)
CurfewDrinking AgeMedical and Behavioral TreatmentStudent RightsVoting Age

Please check the team(s) you would like to learn more about. (You may select as many as you like.)
Research and WritingOutreachAdministration/FundraisingI would like to contribute in another way (Please explain below.)

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