July 27, 2020

#16-Phara Policar - A volunteer and an advocate

#16-Phara Policar - A volunteer and an advocate

This week I interview Phara Policar, an exceptional person who is a volunteer at New York Cares, a Lupus advocate and a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) for foster children. 

A little bit about New York Cares - They launched their relief effort in March with over 2,500 volunteers who have spent a combined 7,500 hours on 439 projects.  

 Their services include phone banking and food packing and distribution projects.  

They conduct calls to seniors and other vulnerable citizens, to check in on their well-being and to ensure that they have access to vital items like food and medicine.   

NYCARES also recently launched virtual learning projects to allow volunteers to continue to support New York City students remotely.
Prospective volunteers can visit newyorkcares.org for more information on how to sign up and for a listing of current project availability.  

Phara was also a guest speaker at the United Nations 2018 Global State of Volunteerism Report.