Get Involved

Get Involved

Want to get involved with GOLES’ and in building people-power on the Lower East Side? There are four ways!


All Lower East Side residents are eligible to join GOLES, especially those living in rent-controlled, rent-stabilized, Section 8, public, or other subsidized housing.

GOLES members are part of an extended family of neighborhood stewards, community leaders, and people who care about the Lower East Side. Membership dues are $10 dollars a year and $5 for youth and seniors. GOLES members help determine the direction of our work. Members can join any of the “Steering Committees” to have a say on GOLES’ campaigns and projects on issues such as Public Housing, Land Use, Environmental Justice, and more.

To send in your membership dues by mail, please send your check or money order to:
173 Avenue B
New York, NY 10009
Please put “membership” in the memo area, and please make sure to provide your full contact information, including your email address.

To pay online, please click the “donate” button below, and put “Membership” in the Designation box. Please consider checking the box to cover the online processing fee. All donations to GOLES are tax-deductible to the full extent of the law.


Your support helps us to meet the challenges that our community faces every day.
GOLES is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, and you can make your tax-deductible donation by check or money order (please send to the address listed above) or donate online by clicking here:

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GOLES welcomes volunteers of all ages. Volunteers assist in various aspects of our work, such as conducting outreach, helping prepare for actions, and providing administrative support. To find out more about volunteering, please complete our volunteer application form.


Are you  looking to learn about community organizing or how to fight for our neighborhood? Consider applying for an internship with GOLES. Our interns help with research, door-knocking, campaign strategy, phone banking, and administrative tasks. If you’re interested in interning, please complete our internship application form.