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Leadership Westchester Alumni have a deeper understanding of nonprofit board responsibilities and key management tools, and are great candidates for board service. There are countless places to align your personal priorities and passions with the important missions of locally-based organizations.
Here are the current requests* for board members received by Volunteer New York!. If you are interested in learning more about a particular opportunity, please email leadership@volunteernewyork.org 


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  • Mission: To strengthen northern Westchester neighborhoods by providing people safe and affordable places to live - the foundation of a stable life. 
  • Board needs: Looking to add 2 members; monthly meetings on 4th Monday from 6:30-8:30 pm; 3 year terms, 2 term limits; no financial commitment required; A-HOME offers an integrated approach to help low-income individuals and families move from crisis to self-sufficiency.
American Heart Association -- Westchester/Fairfield Region
  • Mission: To build healthier lives free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke.
  • Board needs: Looking to add 15 new board members; quarterly meetings in Westchester; two year terms; key activities include Heart Walks, Go Red for Women Luncheon, and community mission activation; all members are required to make a personal financial contribution suggested at least $500 minimum and secure corporate support from employer
Careers for People with Disabilities, Inc.
  • Mission: To assist Westchester and Putnam clients  in achieving the satisfaction of sustained, gainful employment within their communities. 
  • Board needs: Looking to add 2 new board members, background in fundraising or legal expertise helpful; financial contribution expected, no specific amount; board election annually as needed
Center for Aging in Place
  • Mission: To promote the independence and well-being of residents who wish to remain in their homes as they grow older.
  • Board needs: those who will help further the goal to  ensure that aging in place membership programs can grow strong in our communities, take root quickly in others, and gain a permanent place in the American way of life; no financial requirement; nomination/election at the first meeting of the year
Children's Environmental Literacy Foundation
  • Mission: To establish sustainability as an integral part of every child's K-12 learning experience and provide professional development for educators.
  • Board needs: Looking to add 4 new board members with skills in fundraising, education administration (system level or University), media/marketing; three year terms and three term limits; a financial contritution is expected, no specific amount; meetings alternate between NYC and Westchester three times/year
CHOP (Caring for the Homeless of Peekskill, Inc.)
  • Mission: To alleviate hunger and homelessness in our community by providing temporary housing for homeless adults, and by referring clients to appropriate agencies in order to help them attain independent living.
  • Board needs: those who will support the mission; need 4 new members; monthly meetings; an unspecified financial commitment is expected; nomination process begins in January
Child Care Council of Westchester
  • Mission: To promote quality, affordable early care and learning to ensure healthy children, families and communities.
  • Board needs: organization seeks two new members who share the belief that quality early care and education builds a better future for Westchester; members are expected to serve on a committee; a minimum financial contribution of $1,000 (give/get); monthly meetings Sept-June; 3 year terms; elected on rolling basis
Cluster Community Service
  • Mission: To provide services and programs that will assist individuals and families in Yonkers, Rockland and Westchester.
  • Board needs: general, based on interest in organizational mission; new members are elected at the June board meeting; members are expected to serve on a committee and make a personal best financial commitment
Furniture Sharehouse
  • Mission:  To provide free gently used furniture to families in need, so they can live in comfortable and stable homes and rebuild their lives with dignity.
  • Board needs: those who will help guide and manage the organization, secure resources, enhance visibility, and more; new members are elected to a two-year term in the spring; meetings take place quarterly; members expected to join a committee; members should consider the agency a philanthropic priority and make annual gifts that reflect that priority
  • Mission: To provide clinically-based music and art therapy programs that seek to enhance the functioning level and quality of life for children with special needs and their families.
  • Board needs: looking to add 6 new members to serve on committees including program evaluation, finance/HR, audit, nominating and development; financial commitment based on ability
Hudson Valley Community Services, Inc.
  • Mission: To promote prevention and wellness for all people, to encourage life-affirming decisions maximizing their quality of life, and to coordinate care for those living with complex health conditions.
  • Board needs: Looking for diverse board members who work and/or reside in Orange, Putnam, Rockland, Sullivan or Ulster Counties and have an interest in the delivery of social services to people with chronic medical and behavioral health conditions, including those with, or at- risk for, HIV/AIDS. Prospective board members should have legal or business expertise, or a health or a public health background, or familiarity with the field of behavioral health (mental health and/or substance use), and/or a commitment to the communities we serve. 
It Takes A Village
  • Misson: To provide support and services that allow seniors in our community to remain independent in their homes.
  • Board needs: Candidates should reflect the diversity of the primary villages served by the organization (Sleepy Hollow and Tarrytown); 4 new members are needed; meetings are every two weeks, alternating between afternoons and evenings; it is expected that board members will pay their own expenses to attend meetings and programs and the organization annual dues which are currently $95/year.
Kids X-Press
  • Mission: To promote literacy. We encourage children of all abilities and from all ethnic, social and economic backgrounds to express themselves through writing, art and photography.
  • Board needs: members who have a passion for organizational mission; a minimum financial commitment of $500 is expected; nominations accepted year-round
Latino U College Access
  • Mission: to increase college enrollment and success among first generation Latino youth by providing resources and support to inform and guide students and parents  through the college admissions and financial aid process.
  • Board needs: looking to add 3 new members to the board, particularly those with fundraising or counseling skills sets; a minimum give/get financial commitment of $1,000; board election is rolling
March of Dimes
  • Mission: To help moms have full-term pregnancies and research the problems that threaten the health of babies.
  • Board needs: looking to add 2 new members; minimum financial commitment is a $1,000 board gift and participation in events; nomination and election is on-going
New Rochelle Day Nursery
  • Mission: To provide a safe, nurturing environment where young children can learn and grow.
  • Board needs: financial, legal, construction or early childhood education backgrounds; minimum financial requirement is $25 annual membership fee; board elections in June
Northeast STEM Starter Academy (NSSA) at Mount Vernon
  • Mission: To introduce the marvels of technology and science (STEM) to underserved children through a cutting-edge informal educational center.
  • Board needs: background in STEM, k-12 education, nonprofit; financing contribution required, amount TBD; monthly board meetings; one year terms and 5 term limits
Planned Parenthood Hudson Peconic, Inc.
  • Mission: To empower individuals to determine their own sexual health and reproductive futures.
  • Board needs: serve on standing committees and willing to make a personally significant financial contribution; nominations accepted year-round; 3-year terms; especially looking for individuals with skills/experience in the areas of: legal, real estate, finance/investments, health care reform, or fundraising.
Rehabilitation Through The Arts (RTA)
  • Mission:  To rehabilitate prisoners in New York State prisons using all aspects of the arts (theater, music, art, dance, writing, etc.)
  • Board needs: additional members who are committed to the mission and willing to share professional skills and interests (including making public presentations, researching potential funders, PR/social media, events management) and providing connections to others; no specific financial commitment required; nomination process underway; three meetings/year
Sprye, Inc.
  • Mission: To help older residents of Rye and neighboring communities continue to live independently in their own homes.
  • Board needs: particularly interested in those living in Harrison, Port Chester, Rye Brook & Purchase; financial commitment to this membership organization is $360/individual or $480/household; nominations accepted year-round; nominations accepted year-round
 Student Advocacy, Inc.
  • Mission: To ensure that students receive the education to which that are legally entitled and which enables them to succeed.
  • Board needs: serve on committees, attend meetings, build relationships, serve as advocates; financial commitment to make organization among top three charities
Support Connection
  •  Mission: To provide emotional support and educational resources to people affected by breast and ovarian cancer.
  • Board needs: serve on committees, network on organization’s behalf, support events, contribute financial according to means; nominations accepted year-round
 The Country Childrens Center, Inc.
  • Mission: To provide high quality affordable childcare services to working families in Northern Westchester
  • Board needs: two new members are sought with financial or educational backgrounds; serve on committees including finance, scholarship, fundraising, nominating; nominations accepted year round for three-year board terms; no specific financial commitment is required
The Guidance Center of Westchester, Inc.
  • Mission: To improve the well-being of people of all ages through innovative and effective programs that enable everyone to learn, work and thrive.
  • Board needs: serve on committees including finance, board development, development; nominations accepted year-round for 5 year board terms with 2 term limits; Minimum financial commitment of $5,000
Westchester Disabled on the Move
  •  Mission: Non-residential independent living center dedicated to independence and equal rights for individuals with disabilities.
  • Board needs: serve on committees and make a meaningful financial commitment; board elections in June
Westchester End of Life Coalition
  • Mission: To educate the public and professionals about issues with chronic or life-limiting illness, and work together to improve the end of life experience in our community.
  • Board needs: Expertise in development , fundraising and long-term strategic planning; make financial commitment according to ability; nominations accepted year round
Westchester Independent Living Center
  • Mission: A Peer-driven, community-bsed organization that empowers people with disabilities to lead self-directed lives in the community through advocacy, training and referral to resources that promote independent living.
  • Board Needs:meets quarterly in White Plains and by conference call in the evening; no financial requirement; board is currently comprised of people with a disability or parents of a child with a disability.
  • Mission: To provide safe, affordable housing and supportive services, as needed, to help people improve their quality of life; and to help create secure communities in under-served neighborhoods.
  • Board needs: Share skills (marketing, PR, architecture and media relations) through committees, expand network to engage more financial support throughout community; minimum financial commitment required; quarterly morning board meetings
Yonkers Community Action Program, Inc. (YCAP)
  • Mission:  To reduce poverty in the Yonkers community by providing programs and services that encourage financial independence, insure proper sustenance, supplement existing educational programs and provide full healthful recreation  
  • Board needs: finance and fundraising experience; demonstrated interest in multi-cultural, diverse populations; board meets every other month; election to the board occurs at the annual meeting in January
YWCA of Yonkers
  • Mission:  To eliminate racism, empower women and promote peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all. Opened its doors in 1892.
  • Board needs: women with fundraising and marketing interests; current minimum financial commitment is $250; nominations accepted as needed
*This information is based on most recent request on file with Volunteer New York! and is subject to change. 

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