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Hearts and Minds

Cause Area

  • Advocacy & Human Rights
  • Community
  • Hunger
  • International
  • Politics


134 West 29th StreetSuite 810New York, NY 10001 United States

Organization Information

Mission Statement

Hearts and Minds works to help end extreme global poverty more quickly and cost effectively with programs that get to the roots of this major challenge. We accomplish this through public education, advocacy and lobbying for foreign aid and foreign policy reforms in the United States and eventually in other wealthy nations.


Founded in 1996 - Hearts and Minds volunteers involvement in Human Rights, Equality, The Environment, The Arts and many other areas have enabled them to acquire valuable vocational experience and or internships, learn new skills, gain experience and find fulfillment. As a nonprofit, nonpartisan, secular organization, our grassroots approach has allowed our volunteers to inspire, educate, advocate and promote change on initiatives and issues that affect millions of people on the planet.

Currently we are focusing to end Extreme Poverty. We’re revamping our website for this major expansion of our work.

Why volunteer with us?

  • Flexible hours - we’ll work with your schedule!
  • Develop skills with your choice of hands-on activities in our wide range of working groups.
  • Friendly office - you can work directly with our president and other professionals.

For many activities, we require at least a year of experience. Except for those with high-level professional skills, we ask most volunteers to average at least 15 hours a week for at least a month. Some exceptions are possible.


Would you recommend Hearts and Minds?
6 reviews Write a review
by Larry G. (May 6, 2021)
This is another opportunity that reached out to me and an appointment was made for Thursday, May 6 at 4 pm. The person who emailed me was Melissa Triscari, Marketing and Recruitment Coordinator. I called twice to speak with Bill Blackman, Founder & President, but the number went to voicemail both times. Needless to say, this meeting also did not happen.
by Linda P. (July 25, 2019)
Hearts and Minds is a great organization because of their passionate and motivated team. Their rewarding volunteer opportunities can be attributed to their president, Bill Blackman, who works to ensure that every volunteer has a valuable experience. His transparency and ability to understand if the organization would be well aligned with the potential volunteer allows him to build a mutually beneficial experience. The office environment really facilitates learning and growth, as you are able to work closely with Bill and other professionals.
by Dee C. from New York, NY (March 17, 2018)
A very important cause that would welcome more volunteers to achieve it. A President who is very behind the vision.
by Odile S. (May 18, 2016)
This nonprofit was very organized, and they were easy to work with. I did some initial work for them, and was lined up to do more — when my work schedule quite suddenly expanded. I'd been interviewing for two different projects (one freelance, one contract), both came through, and I decided to take on both. That along with another project I was already involved with meant there was no more give in my schedule, not for the next twelve months.
by Alethea C. (August 21, 2014)
I joined Hearts & Minds last month and I strongly recommended to be a volunteer here! You can work with a range of projects, improve your skills, share your thoughts with all team and contribute for this respectful organization. Great place to volunteer!

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