Get Involved

Ways To Get Involved

Whether it's fundraising, enrolling your child as a Nora Friend, bringing The Nora Project to your school, or volunteering to support our classrooms and communities, there are endless ways to join The Nora Project family! Check out all the opportunities the support the mission and get involved below.


Sign Up for The Nora Project

The Nora Project is thrilled to announce its programming for the 2019/2020 school year.  We are introducing two new pilot programs: our Primer Pack for early elementary students, and our Expansion Pack for middle and high school students, along with our Flagship Program in two versions. You can learn about all of our program offerings, or access the FAQ.

We are currently at capacity for the 2019-2020 school year, but we are taking applications for 2020-2021!


Help us Grow

As we expand to more schools and build our community alumni programs, every dollar counts. There are lots of ways to raise money while raising awareness, and even while doing the things you do every day.


Dine with a purpose!

Having some friends over for dinner? Why not screen one of our student documentaries during cocktail hour, share personal stories among your guests over dinner, and collect tips on your fundraising page at the end of the evening to benefit The Nora Project?


Donate your big day!

Have everything you need? For your birthday or graduation or promotion or shower, ask for donations instead of gifts, and celebrate your milestone with meaning. 


Take the empathy challenge!

Every day for a month, show someone you care. Post your empathy journey on social media with the hashtag #empathyis, and raise money for The Nora Project!


Race for a cause!

Whether you're running a mile or a marathon, use your next big race to bring empathy education to more classrooms, and life-changing friendships to more children.


Shop For A Cause!

When you shop on AmazonSmile, the AmazonSmile Foundation donates 0.5% of the purchase price of eligible products to The Nora Project!

Check out Shopping Gives! Shop from over 750 popular retailers with Shopping Gives and a portion of everything you buy will benefit The Nora Project!


Wear Our Gear!

Our branded clothes and hats are being sold through ClozTalk! Our favorites are the yoga pants, baseball caps and track jacket.



We are always in need of help here at The Nora Project. Whether it's packing classroom kits, helping draft press releases or organizational reports, providing support to participating classrooms or Nora Friend families, planning community friendship events, or really just about anything else you can think of, we appreciate all of the skills, hard work, dedication and enthusiasm of our volunteers! Please let us know how you’d like to help out!



Educators and supporting staff are integral to The Nora Project mission. In order to teach empathy and promote inclusion in schools, we need administrators, teachers, and school social workers like you to join The Nora Project family. We train school staff on the ins-and-outs of the project every summer at our annual training camp, and we provide ongoing support and professional development to our participants as they administer the project at their schools throughout the year. The Nora Project curriculum, training, and PD are free, and the organization provides iPads and other course materials to all participating classrooms at no cost. For more information on how to bring The Nora Project to your school, fill out the Educator Inquiry Form.


We are recruiting students with disabilities to be “Nora Friends”-- the VIPs of the project who will visit participating classrooms and make new friends! Not sure whether your child is right for the project? Nora Friends generally fall into either or both of the following categories: (1) Children who may not be able to introduce themselves or tell their stories independently, or (2) Children who, due to differences in how they look, move, or communicate, may find it challenging to make friends.

See Our Requirements


Want to Participate?

Accepting applications for 2020-2021