New York City, NY

New York City is one of the greatest cities on the planet – a global center of business, finance, art and culture. It’s also home to almost 9 million people in the five boroughs alone. From the hipster scene in Brooklyn to the emerging arts scene in Newark, from the tourist filled sidewalks of Broadway to the quieter suburbs in the outer boroughs, Break’rs will get to sample the full range of the NewYork experience.


Amidst the great wealth of New York is also great poverty, and in partnership with Break A Difference’s non-profit partners, Break’rs will focus their week of service on helping those most vulnerable; assisting local food pantries with packaging and providing needed groceries; working with soup kitchens to provide hot meals to those experiencing homelessness; restoring and improving community parks and green spaces, and renovating faciltiies for children and young people. impact


$395 covers ALL COSTS for your week long break, including housing, three meals a day, all local transportation, all volunteer supplies and tools, and exploring the community. We also offer every participant a personal fundraising site, and assistance crowd-sourcing the costs of your trips.


While days vary based on location, and some days are half days with time off to explore the local community, this is our typical schedule.
  • 7:00
  • 8:15
  • 9:00
  • Breakfast
  • Pre-Service Team Meeting
  • Volunteer Service
  • Noon
  • 1:00
  • Lunch
  • Volunteer Service
  • 6:00
  • 7:00
  • 8:00
  • 10:30
  • Post-Service Team Meeting
  • Dinner
  • Town Hall / Leadership Training
  • Lights Out


Breakrs will be housed at the Variety Boys and Girls Club in Queens, New York. Cots are provided, along with breakfast and dinner, with a box lunch while Breakrs are out working for the day. housing


While every Break’r is responsible for their own travel to and from Greater New York, we provide pickup and drop off from these transportation hubs, as well as providing all on-the-ground transportation during the entire week. The Greater New York area is served by: Airports: LaGuardia (LGA) and Kennedy (JFK) has extensive service and good fares, so we provide pick up only at these two airports. Bus Stations: Grand Central Station Amtrak: Grand Central Station And for individuals or groups that wish to drive, we provided a gated parking lot for any cars or vans parking during the entire week.

code of conduct

To ensure a safe and respectful experience for everyone – Breakers, staff, team leaders and partners – we expect everyone to conduct themselves with the highest degree of respect and maturity. All Break A Difference programs are drug and alcohol free, and a culture of respect for all differences is strictly maintained.

I never thought one week could change my life.