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"Education is not a tool for development - individual, community and the nation. It is the foundation for our future. It is empowerment to make choices and emboldens the youth to chase their dreams." -Nita Ambani

 

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Battle of the Books Volunteers

The Westchester Library System is looking for energetic volunteers for its sixth annual Westchester Battle of the Books competition. This year’s Battle will be on Saturday October 19, 2019 from 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. at Hommocks Middle School in Larchmont. Battle of the Books is a book-based trivia tournament for grades 4 through 10. The goal of the program is to promote a love of reading and to inspire teamwork and good sportsmanship in an atmosphere of friendly competition. It’s a fun day for everyone—team members and volunteers alike! Eighty volunteers are needed for the following roles: Emcees: read the questions in each battle round and award points to the team that answers correctly Room Monitors: ensure the number of people in a room does not exceed fire code limit and maintain a quiet and respectful atmosphere for the battle round to run smoothly. Runners: bring the scores from the battle round hallway to the Scoremaster in the gym after each round. Greeters: help run the registration desk, check in volunteers and teams, and help set up for the Final Battle. Gym Monitors: help keep order in the gym between battle rounds. Lunch Helpers: hand out pizza and water to teams during the break. Photographers: take photos of the day, capturing memories! Timekeepers: keep time for each battle round. Scorekeepers: keep score for each battle round.

Larchmont, NY

10/19/19 8:30 AM

Music Program Volunteers

Volunteers are needed to help motivate children with special and medical needs during adaptive music lessons. Children may have trouble focusing and holding the instruments and they'll need volunteers' praise and enthusiasm! Got musical talent? Bring your instrument and prepare a demonstration!

Eastchester, NY

10/20/19 1:00 PM

Festifall at the Greenburgh Nature Center

The Greenburgh Nature Center is hosting its first fall festival in three years! The event will feature a Halloween scavenger hunt, apple cidering demos, crafts, live music, games, animals, a costume parade, and tons of family fun. Volunteers are needed to help set up and clean up, as well as supervise game stations, scavenger hunt locations, crafts, and face-painting. Volunteers who sign up for the early shift (7-10 a.m.) can help set up pumpkins all around the property, while other volunteers who sign up for the later shifts (10:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.) will oversee their assigned stations. This is a great day of service for families!

Scarsdale, NY

10/27/19 7:00 AM + more

Literacy/Math Tutors for Youth

GiGi’s Playhouse Down Syndrome Achievement Center Westchester is currently looking for literacy and math tutors to join its team. Volunteers want to make a difference to families and are interested in tutoring on a one-on-one basis. Previous tutoring experience is not necessary; full training and support is provided. Literacy and math sessions run for 10 weeks (there are four sessions per year) and the total commitment will be an hour per week for 10 weeks. The schedule is flexible! Volunteer requirements: Must be 18+ Attend a one-hour orientation (sessions available: 6:30-7:30 p.m. on the first Wednesday of the month; please express interest for up-to-date schedules) Attend one or two trainings Once these requirements have been fulfilled a background check will be required

Ardsley, NY

Through12/30/19

Reading Buddies After School - Yonkers

Reading Buddies After School is a program designed to help instill positive homework habits while providing mentors with a wonderful, enriching volunteer experience. This after-school model brings both older adults and college-aged mentors into the elementary schools to help with completing homework and working on literacy and basic math skills. #readingtogether

Yonkers, NY

Through5/31/20

Big Brothers Big Sisters Youth Mentors

About Big Brothers/Big Sisters FSW’s Big Brothers Big Sisters Program (BBBS), an affiliate of BBBS of America, helps children reach their potential through professionally supported one-to-one relationships with proven results. Bigs and Littles have fun together — and create memories that last a lifetime. We call it “Little moments… Big magic.” Research points to the powerful, positive, lasting impact Bigs have on children’s lives. Littles are: 52% less likely to skip school 46% less likely to begin using illegal drugs More likely to get along with their families and peers How You Can Help Make a difference in a child's life and become a mentor. Being a Big Brother or Big Sister is one of the most fulfilling and enjoyable things you will ever do. It’s easy, too. Your Little can join you for the kinds of activities you already like to do, such as: Shoot some hoops Play a board game Go to the movies Share a pizza Take a walk in the park Or just hang out together and talk Just a few hours a month can change a young person’s life. We provide a thorough orientation and training in building mentor relationships and working constructively with youth. On-going support by dedicated staff is provided to the mentor, mentee and mentee's family. Become a Big and help to Start Something Big in a child’s life that will last a lifetime. Help us to change children’s lives, one child at a time. Male mentors especially needed!

New Rochelle, NY

Through2/16/20

Board Member for Youth Development Organization

Established in 2008, Youth Voices Center, Inc. is dedicated to promoting positive youth development among adolescents through its Power of Peace program offered in schools, community centers, and youth groups. Youth Voices Center is a 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to ensuring that it recruits the board members it needs to ensure maximum impact and strives to support and promote excellence in board service. The Youth Voices Center Board of Directors comprises leaders from the nonprofit and for-profit sector who are dedicated to the organization’s mission. Our board members champion the importance of exceptional board leadership and believe that each and every organization needs a strong and effective board to fully realize its potential for good. In addition to the standard roles and responsibilities of a board member, our board members are active advocates and ambassadors for the organization and are fully engaged in identifying and securing the financial resources and partnerships necessary for Youth Voices Center to advance its mission. Job Description The Youth Voices Center Board of Directors comprises leaders from the nonprofit and for-profit sector who are dedicated to the organization’s mission. Serving on the Youth Voices Center Board of Directors is an extraordinary opportunity for an individual who is passionate about strengthening leadership and governance in the nonprofit sector and more importantly, passionate about the future of our youth. Board members are expected to have the financial acumen to read and understand financial statements and to otherwise help the board fulfill its fiduciary responsibilities. Board members are expected to attend four board meetings per year. They are expected to read board materials in advance of board meetings and to come prepared to ask questions and participate in discussions. Board members are expected to play an active role in securing the financial resources necessary for Youth Voices Center to achieve its mission. Board members are expected to leverage personal relationships and connections to help the development committee and staff identify and solicit potential funders, as well as directly invest in Youth Voice Center’s work by making a personal contribution each year. Board members are expected to responsibly represent Youth Voices Center to their respective communities and to advocate for its mission, programs, and services as appropriate. Board terms last for two years and board members can serve for up to three consecutive terms. Desired Skills and Expertise We are currently recruiting for diverse leaders with expertise in the following area: Youth Voices Center seeks a well-connected leader who is passionate about improving the lives of youth and can leverage his/her networks and resources in support of efforts to positively impact the environment in which Youth Voices Center does its work. The ideal candidate has a track-record of supporting youth and strong connections to local decision makers who are in a position to positively impact Youth Voices Center’s mission. The ideal board candidate should have prior nonprofit board member experience or have received formal board training. To apply or learn more, please express interest below: #VolunteerNewRochelle #NewRoStrong

New Rochelle, NY

Through3/5/20

Bilingual Youth Mentor

Bi-Lingual Mentors Needed!!! Requirements of a successful mentor? The only thing you need to be a great mentor is yourself! You need to be authentic, genuinely care, and just keep showing up. Connections will fully equip our mentors with the skills and support necessary to be great. We support you 24/7 to ensure that you’re never alone. What is NOT required? Money, experience, a car, a degree Criteria of a mentor: Adult 25 years or older Willing to mentor a young person based in New York City or Westchester County Willing to complete an application and screening process Willing to dedicate a minimum of 10 hours per month for one year to a young person (on your schedule!) For more information, visit ConnectionsMentor.org

Dobbs Ferry, NY

Through3/8/24

Big Brothers Big Sisters Youth Mentors

Becoming a Big Brother or Big Sister is all about sharing simple activities with a child that become hallmark moments in their lives. It could be a first trip to the beach, an afternoon at a ball game, a visit to the library or museum, or even something as simple as a walk in the park or telling ghost stories around the campfire. Each can have profound life- and skill-building effects for your Little. In order to become a Big Brother or Big Sister in our program, you must be eligible on the following criteria: Must be at least eighteen years of age. Must have a valid driver’s license. Must have transportation and be covered under automobile insurance. Must be able to commit to volunteer for a minimum of four hours a month for one year.

New City, NY

Through5/9/20

Youth Mentor

Change the life of a child. Be a Mentor. New York State Mentoring Program - www.ny.gov/mentoring The New York State Mentoring Program was born from the vision of Matilda Raffa Cuomo. Its mission is to establish positive and supportive mentor relations statewide, school-based, unique one-to-one Mentoring Program that aims to reduce the number of students dropping out of school. They leverage the resources of communities, schools, and businesses to match youth with volunteer mentors who are screened and trained. The New York State Mentoring Program is working on their Fall programs for the 2018-19 school year. They are searching for compassionate mentors to work with the students they serve in Westchester, Putnam and Rockland County. If you are interested in learning more about this program or applying to be a Mentor, please visit www.ny.gov/mentoring.

Elmsford, NY

Through12/31/19

Financial Literacy Instructor

My Money Workshop is a non-profit financial literacy organization in Westchester that enables students and community members to understand and evaluate everyday money issues to help them make a lifetime of smart financial decisions. My Money Workshop provides money management workshops to public/private high schools, colleges, universities, specialty schools and community-based organizations. We are looking for instructors to teach our classes on an as-needed basis. When a school or program reaches out to us to schedule a workshop, we reach out to our instructors to find the best fit for both instructor and program. Our programs range from single 40-minute workshops, to a series of eight one-hour workshops, and everything in between.

White Plains, NY

Through2/11/21

After School Reading Coach or Subject Tutor

Destination: College is looking for adult volunteers for its weekly academic enrichment program at Woodlands High School in Greenburgh. Reading coaches will work with the varsity football team to help them build better comprehension skills and to think more critically. Volunteers with a special background or interest in a particular subject may also provide additional assistance, especially with regards to algebra, geometry, biology, earth science, chemistry, global and U.S. history, and SAT prep. Volunteers also work with senior students on the college application process, including essay support and general help with the FAFSA and scholarship applications. Reading program sessions, which are facilitated by a Destination: College program head and the head football coach, run on Mondays from 3:15-4:15 p.m.; a typical commitment is once a week. The college access program may meet a couple times a week in the early fall depending on volunteer availability, typically on Mondays and Wednesdays from 3:15-4:15 p.m. with flexible options available; this is facilitated by a dedicated Destination: College volunteer trained in that area of need. View the Volunteer Handbook here.

Hartsdale, NY

Through8/17/20

Graduation Coach

YPIE is seeking volunteers who are passionate about helping young people reach their full potential and want to become a partner on their journey to college success. Graduation coaches are volunteer mentors who meet with Yonkers high school students twice per month, either at their school or after school at the YPIE College Zone, beginning in ninth grade and through high school graduation. Coaches connect with students, bridge opportunity gaps, and build life skills. Coaches develop deep and lasting relationships with their mentees and have an opportunity to positively impact their lives. Yonkers Partners in Education partners with students to ensure they are ready for, enroll in, and complete college. YPIE confronts the challenges of low-income, urban school districts by providing families with equitable access to the critical tools and services necessary for college success.

Yonkers, NY

Through6/30/22

Tutor for High School Student

Overview: Throughout the past few years, there has been a drive to increase the influential presence in the lives of today’s younger generation. Mentorship programs, sports organizations, not-for-profits and a host of other initiatives have rolled up their sleeves to provide greater awareness and opportunities for boys of color throughout the nation. The concept of R.E.A.D.Y. – Reaffirming Every Aspect of my Developmental Years is a 4-phase process of instilling quality social enrichment, development of academic behaviors and life preparation skills for youths between the grades of 5th and 12th grade. These age groups are the foundations of the development of a child, whether its career prep, scholastic behaviors, social involvement and communal integration. The overall goal is to develop a maturation of skills and behaviors needed for these students to achieve as they are promoted from each level of the program. Tutors Needed Requirements: - Commit to 2 days a week (Tuesday and Thursday) schedule between the hours of 3:15 pm-5:15 pm - Assist students with their work in 4 key curriculums – English, Math, Science and Social Studies (American History/Global History) - Feel comfortable supporting and tutoring high school students (rising 9th – rising 12th graders) with these core subjects - Work with a group of up to 5 students around these curriculums Location: New Rochelle High School - 265 Clove Rd, New Rochelle, NY 10801 ​#JLP

New Rochelle, NY

Through12/20/20

Homework Helper

Making Minutes Count We are in need of volunteers to help with homework during our "power hour," which is 3:30 - 4:30/ 5 pm at our multiple New Rochelle Elementary school sites (Columbus,Trinity, Davis, and William B Ward), Club houses (Remington and Mascaro, grades K -12th) and Larchmont/Mamaroneck Elementary schools sites (Chatsworth,Central, Murray and Mamaroneck). Power Hour is specifically designed to meet the needs of 21st-century learners, enabling Clubs to help youth develop the skills of 21st-century learners, which are: • Mastery of information media and technology • Critical thinking skills • Key academic subjects in a real-world context • Life and career skills #JLP

New Rochelle, NY

Through12/20/19

STEM Adventure Project Volunteers

The Ossining Children's Center is looking for folks with STEM expertise to create and engage in a STEM mini-project with both preschool and elementary school children in its after-school program. Ideally, this would take place during National Volunteer Week in April, which coincides with the Ossining Public School vacation. School-age youngsters are at school for full days during school vacations, and this program aims to provide stimulating enrichment activities for them during school vacation time.

Ossining, NY

Through12/31/19

Communications Volunteer

Seeking volunteer to help with social media and email alerts. Previous experience is required.

White Plains, NY

Through3/21/20

Special Events Volunteers

Seeking volunteers to help at events throughout the year, including our annual ComicFest and Wellness Family Festival

White Plains, NY

Through3/21/20

Grandfathers to Mentor Youth

Seeking grandfathers to help us build a network of support and become mentors for the youth in our community.

White Plains, NY

Through3/21/20

White Plains Cares Coalition Volunteer

Seeking volunteers to participate in planning process for our community’s substance abuse prevention strategy.

White Plains, NY

Through3/21/20

Motivational Speakers

Seeking motivational speakers from all backgrounds for our Youth Council. Also seeking motivational speakers for our aviation program and youth court.

White Plains, NY

Through3/21/20

Community Garden Volunteers

The project is open to and welcomes the participation of any citizen of White Plains and surrounding communities (including groups) who would like to be involved. Your involvement could include: - Helping out with planting, watering, weeding and harvesting the community garden - Attending educational gardening and environmental workshops for families - Joining in community celebrations like our Fall Harvest Festival - Helping to develop new community gardens in your own house of worship - Taking a garden site for use by yourself, your family, your faith community or other community group Please call the White Plains Youth Bureau at: 422-1378 and ask for the Growing White Plains project if you have questions or would like to be a part of the program. Project Background: Growing White Plains is a community agriculture project of the City of White Plains. It began in 2010 with a community garden on the grounds of New York Presbyterian Hospital. In the summer of 2012 Bethel Baptist Church and other houses of worship in White Plains joined with Growing White Plains to develop a beautiful garden new garden at the corner of Prospect St. and Sterling Ave., on a parcel of land belonging to Bethel Baptist Church. The aims of the project include: - growing healthy, organically grown local produce for donation through local food pantries and soup kitchens, to help feed neighbors in need -promoting participation in organic vegetable gardening by people of all ages in White Plains -promoting environmental awareness through educational programs -promoting the health of the people of White Plains through awareness of the health benefits of a diet rich in locally grown fruits and vegetables

White Plains, NY

Through3/21/20

Board of Directors and Advisory Board

Join our board of directors or new advisory board. If you have a strong interest in making a difference for children and would consider an ongoing relationship with the Council, explore a key role in the governance and/or direction of the agency.

Scarsdale, NY

Through3/28/20

Communications Volunteer

If you have marketing, public relations, or communications skills, help us get the word out to more employers, organizations, and parents about all the Council’s free services that support working families, including child care resources, information, selection tools, and financial assistance.

Scarsdale, NY

Through3/28/20

Council Ambassador

Become a Council Ambassador. Learn about the importance of high quality child care to our current and future workforce and help us carry the message to other community organizations.

Scarsdale, NY

Through3/28/20

Marketing and Social Media Volunteer

We're looking for a tech-savvy individual to help us impact more children, parents, and child care programs through better and smarter use of our web site, Constant Contact emails, Facebook, and more.

Scarsdale, NY

Through3/28/20

Book Drive Volunteer

Participate in our annual spring book drive where we collect books for everyone from babies to teens, organize them, and distribute them to programs in need of resources. #remotevolunteer

Scarsdale, NY

Through3/28/20

Public Events Volunteer

Lend a Hand with Public Events. Support the Council’s community events, either through the whole planning phase or just the day of the event. Events range from professional conferences to legislative breakfasts to an annual awards breakfast.

Scarsdale, NY

Through3/28/20

Make Us Beautiful

Make Us Beautiful. If you are interested in one-day or short-term cleaning, organizing, or painting projects, the Council and other child care programs could use your energy.

Scarsdale, NY

Through3/28/20

Mentor a Child Care Business

Many professionals working in child care and after-school programs have a strong commitment to children, but they lack the extensive business knowledge needed to keep these programs thriving. Local professionals with backgrounds in business are crucial to offering guidance to organizations like these. This volunteer opportunity allows business professionals to provide much-needed one-on-one help with budgeting, promotions, and more.

Scarsdale, NY

Through3/28/20

Business Mentors

The field of child care is changing rapidly and professionals need ongoing training with everything from social media, marketing, and Microsoft Office programs to business writing, customer service, and human resources. Volunteers and business professionals have an opportunity to share their wisdom; schedule is flexible!

Scarsdale, NY

Through3/28/20

Youth Mentor

Mentor A Young Adult Project Morry is a long term, year-round educational /enrichment program that is anchored in summer camp. Our mentoring program is focused on helping our rising Juniors and Seniors navigate the difficult transition from High School to higher education and the workforce. Having a Project Morry coach provides a motivated young adult with a role model who can give them the extra support, encouragement and motivation that they need to fulfill their goals, graduate high school, and face the world. We require that our coaches are (1) A professional in the work force (2) Willing to meet with their coachee once a month (3) Willing to commit the coach/coachee relationship for 2 years

Elmsford, NY

Through4/2/20

Share Your Knowledge of Financial Literacy

Project Morry is a long term, year-round educational /enrichment program that is anchored in summer camp that also includes a school-year component. We are seeking a knowledgeable volunteer to run a financial literacy workshop in order to prepare our campers to manage their monetary resources as they pursue college and/or careers.

Elmsford, NY

Through4/2/20

Editors

Girl Scouts Heart of the Hudson, Inc. needs experienced editors to review and edit our various publications produced annually. Examples of materials range from, but are not limited to, brochures, guides, and large-scale recruitment materials. Each project has a separate timeline; the required time on each project can range from six to 15 hours over one or multiple days. Must have experience in college or in the workplace as an editor of publications. These assignments will be conducted remotely, with some check-ins at our administrative office in Pleasantville. #remotevolunteer

Pleasantville, NY

Through4/9/20

Garden Educators

We're looking for garden educators to assist in teaching New Rochelle elementary students about gardening, plants, science, and nature. The hands-on classes are conducted seasonally during the school year. Volunteer Educators would be working side-by-side with experienced professionals with the goal of becoming proficient in teaching the curriculum. Required credentials include education with an interest in gardening, plus a background check. Retired teachers are ideal candidates! After gaining the ability to lead the class, a small hourly stipend is available. This work is enriching, enjoyable, and fun, and the students are enthusiastic and interested. For more information about our group, please visit our website at hpcgreenhouse.org.

New Rochelle, NY

Through4/24/21

Storytellers

SPELLBINDERS' mission is to build character, community, and intergenerational understanding. Last year, its volunteer storytellers spoke to 162,738 children in 1896 classrooms in 212 schools! SPELLBINDERS is seeking volunteer storytellers to tell stories at least once a month in classroom settings, either at the Field Library or at other community events. Training sessions are provided on specified Fridays at the Peekskill Library; volunteers must complete a three-day training sequence before their service and attend in-service training each month. Volunteers are asked to commit to at least one year. Bilingual tellers are welcome!

Peekskill, NY

Through5/29/20

Volunteer Coordinator/Manager

New Era Creative Space is in need of a Volunteer Coordinator/Manager to help find and manage volunteers. The volunteer coordinator will meet regularly with the Director to make sure that the organization's needs are being met. This role is flexible and can work around your schedule!

Peekskill, NY

Through12/31/19

Open Book - Reading Volunteer

Adult volunteers read to children in pediatric and foster care clinic waiting rooms. Volunteers provide resources to parents and guardians to help open up the world of reading. #openbook

Valhalla, NY

Through6/4/20

Grant Writer

New Era Creative Space is seeking a dedicated Grant Writer. The Grant Writer will apply their knowledge of fundraising to write compelling grant proposals with plans to reach income goals, collaborate with team members to assist with other fundraising projects, and develop relationships with key stakeholders. New Era Creative Space’s mission is to develop creative educational programs that are inclusive and accessible, promote excellence, and empower youth and their families to work towards their highest potential. It offers classes that stimulate curiosity and foster joy, love of learning, and creative exploration in order to nurture the next generation of visionary thinkers.

Peekskill, NY

Through6/6/20

Reading Buddies After School - White Plains

Reading Buddies After School is a program designed to help instill positive homework habits while providing mentors with a wonderful, enriching volunteer experience. This after-school model brings both older adults and college-aged mentors into the elementary schools to help with completing homework and working on literacy and basic math skills. #readingtogether

White Plains, NY

Through5/31/20

SMART Mentor - Yonkers

SMART (Students and Mature Adults Read Together) is a volunteer mentoring-tutoring program that provides one-to-one tutoring to improve literacy skills for youth. Started in 1996, the program has grown to more than 200 volunteers. SMART volunteers help kids improve their basic reading and academic skills by giving them individual attention and lots of encouragement. The program features flexible times during the school day with a minimum of only one hour of volunteering per week. SMART provides all the training and support its volunteers need; teaching experience is not required! #readingtogether

Yonkers, NY

Through5/31/20

SMART Mentor - Ossining

SMART (Students and Mature Adults Read Together) is a volunteer mentoring-tutoring program that provides one-to-one tutoring to improve literacy skills for youth. Started in 1996, the program has grown to more than 200 volunteers. SMART volunteers help kids improve their basic reading and academic skills by giving them individual attention and lots of encouragement. The program features flexible times during the school day with a minimum of only one hour of volunteering per week. SMART provides all the training and support its volunteers need; teaching experience is not required! #readingtogether

Ossining, NY

Through5/31/20

SMART Mentor - Elmsford

SMART (Students and Mature Adults Read Together) is a volunteer mentoring-tutoring program that provides one-to-one tutoring to improve literacy skills for youth. Started in 1996, the program has grown to more than 200 volunteers. SMART volunteers help kids improve their basic reading and academic skills by giving them individual attention and lots of encouragement. The program features flexible times during the school day with a minimum of only one hour of volunteering per week. SMART provides all the training and support its volunteers need; teaching experience is not required! #readingtogether

Elmsford, NY

Through5/31/20

SMART Mentor - Mount Vernon

SMART (Students and Mature Adults Read Together) is a volunteer mentoring-tutoring program that provides one-to-one tutoring to improve literacy skills for youth. Started in 1996, the program has grown to more than 200 volunteers. SMART volunteers help kids improve their basic reading and academic skills by giving them individual attention and lots of encouragement. The program features flexible times during the school day with a minimum of only one hour of volunteering per week. SMART provides all the training and support its volunteers need; teaching experience is not required! #readingtogether

Mount Vernon, NY

Through5/31/20

Spanish-Speaking Volunteers for Client Registration

Student Advocacy is a non-profit legal practice that helps families whose children are struggling in school. Its advocates investigate each child's issues and negotiate for necessary school services in order to support children's education, educational justice, disability rights, and educational opportunities for children living in poverty. Families who need service in Spanish are routed to a dedicated line, operated by volunteers, who review messages, update the client database, and conduct short, scripted interviews to obtain basic information. Student Advocacy provides all training, including information on translations for the specific terms used in its practice. Schedule is flexible; volunteers must be fluent in Spanish.

Elmsford, NY

Through12/31/19

Youth Mentors

New Era Creative Space is looking for college-age interns to assist with junior youth (ages 12-15) and youth (ages 15-17) as mentors/facilitators for its empowerment programs. Interns are offered ongoing opportunities to train, learn, and serve with supervisors in a unified team-building environment. This mentorship program is designed to empower youth to reflect on their innate spiritual and intellectual capacity and use that knowledge to strive for excellence in their lives and to be of service to their community. Leadership workshops will take place once a week throughout the school year, beginning in September and concluding the following June.

Peekskill, NY

Through6/6/20

Young MENtoring Group Mentors

The White Plains Youth Bureau Young MENtoring Group is looking for young, positive male mentors between the ages of 19 and 40 years old who have patience and a sense of humor. Mentors will join mentees—boys between 7th and 12th grade—for a light dinner, a group discussion and grade review, and then sports in the gym. The goal of this program is to help young people have a fun and memorable childhood while making positive progress. The Young MENtoring Group meets every Tuesday from 6-8 p.m.

White Plains, NY

Through12/31/20

After School Program Volunteers

Volunteers aged 16 and over who are great with kids are needed for the Carver Center's After School Program. After School Program Volunteers will interact, tutor, and play with students from kindergarten through fifth grade. Volunteers should display enthusiasm and patience; bilingual (Spanish) speakers are a plus. The After School Program operates from 3-6 p.m. Monday through Friday at JFK and Edison Schools in Port Chester. A minimum time commitment is two afternoons per week for a semester.

Port Chester, NY

Through12/31/20

Board Member (Secretary)

The volunteer Secretary (Board Member) will ensure that all rules and bylaws of the organization are adhered to by the board during meetings and the implementation of board decisions. The secretary will also be in charge of records, minutes for meetings, and all other documentation for the organization. The secretary may assist with daily administrative tasks from time to time. Note: This is a remote opportunity.

Mount Vernon, NY

Through1/1/21

Board Member (Treasurer)

The Treasurer (Board Member) will oversee the financial administration of the organization, review procedures and financial reporting, advise the board on financial strategy, and advise on fundraising. Additional responsibilities include: Keep up-to-date records as well as an audit trail for all transactions. Protect the organization against fraud and theft, ensuring safe custody of money, and prompt banking. Make sure the board understands its financial obligations. Make sure the organization complies with tax regulations, such as GST, payroll tax, and fringe benefits tax. Review all internal processes and reporting methods quarterly/annually.

Mount Vernon, NY

Through1/1/21

Outreach/Fundraising Coordinator

The Outreach/Fundraising Coordinator will oversee the planning and implementation of outreach strategies, including: Maintain a calendar of outreach activities, including community events, workshops, appearances, and other communication opportunities. Prepare an annual budget for community outreach activities. Nurture new and old relationships with collaborative partners. Schedule regular outreach exhibitions in the community and educate team on community responsibility. Prepare accurate records and reports on the goals of the fundraising plan. Oversee a professional donor management system. Assist in the organization of special events, including donor/volunteer appreciation events and other fundraising initiatives.

Mount Vernon, NY

Through1/1/21

Intergenerational Choir Program Mentor

Help promote the love of music and needs of students in elementary schools! Training involves attending choir rehearsals and the time commitment is once per week.

Mount Vernon, NY

Through12/31/20

Children's Art Program Co-Leader

Abbott House is seeking a friendly, creative, energetic volunteer (or two) who can help plan and organize fun arts and crafts activities for the unaccompanied minors in its Transitional Resources for Children (TRC) Program. This program is held every Tuesday from 5:30-7:30 p.m. and consists of set up, implementing the activity, and cleaning up the space. Arts and crafts are a great therapeutic outlet for children who suffer trauma, and those who love arts and crafts, can commit to a weekly program, and want to make a meaningful difference in a child’s life are encouraged to volunteer! The volunteer(s) will have the following responsibilities: Coordinate with the Development Department and work closely with the Lead Program Volunteer to plan, research, and organize a monthly calendar of arts and crafts activities, as well as a supply budget. Secure donated supplies or purchase supplies based on budget and submit receipts for reimbursement as needed. Help maintain an inventory of supplies and keep the art closet organized. Make a strong commitment to volunteer at the program every Tuesday evening. Arrive 30 minutes prior to the start of the program to help set up (stay 30 minutes after to coordinate clean up). Help explain the project to the kids, provide assistance, and engage with them. Manage student volunteers and other adult volunteers who sign up to assist on Tuesday evenings (ensure they are helping with set up/clean up, make sure they stay engaged, and are contributing toward the success of the program). Encourage, praise, and chat with the children from Abbott House. Bilingual (Spanish and English) skills preferred, but not required. Therapeutic art experience a plus! NY State and Abbott House mandates full-clearance vetting to meet the requirements of this position.

Irvington, NY

Through10/25/19

Volunteer Chapter Presidents

Pajama Program is a national nonprofit organization that promotes and supports a comforting bedtime routine for children to help them thrive. Since 2001, it has provided over 6.5 million inspiring storybooks and cozy pajamas to children nationwide who are experiencing challenges beyond their control, as well as critical resources for caregivers to support children at bedtime. Through its network of 4,000 Community Partners, 60+ volunteer Chapter Presidents, and Reading Centers, its goal is to create "good nights for good days" for all children, everywhere. Pajama Program is looking to recruit 1-2 volunteer Chapter Presidents to cover the Westchester area. Chapter Presidents act as ambassadors in the local community to raise awareness of the organization while collecting donations to benefit the children who are experiencing challenges. Key components of becoming a Chapter President includes: Communicating with local businesses, schools, and individual donors about the Pajama Program's mission and how they can get involved. The Chapter President is the point person for the Community Partners (those who receive the benefit of the donations collected) in their chapters. Chapter Presidents will be provided with a list of approved organizations to distribute such items to; they may also add others to this growing list. Helping recruit volunteers for reading parties at one of their local community partners. These events last about one hour and include a one-on-one reading with a child. Reporting all incoming and outgoing donations via an online form on a monthly basis. This allows the Pajama Program to continue reaching as many children as possible and advising its donor base accordingly. Partners (like Carter’s and Scholastic) hold drives on Pajama Program's behalf at the end of the year, in addition to schools, corporate, and individual donors. Volunteers are not required to travel to pick up or distribute donations in their area unless it is convenient. The Pajama Program can also make arrangements to have volunteers speak directly with a seasoned chapter president to hear what his/her experience has been.

White Plains, NY

Through9/30/20

Board Members

Since 1982, Student Advocacy, Inc. has served the Westchester community in offering legally based, problem-solving advocacy to resolve school matters that put youth at risk of academic failure, school suspension, attendance problems, and/or dropout. Its mission is to help strengthen children's education, protect their civil rights at school, and ensure opportunities that improve their lives. Board members work extensively with the Executive Director and administration to provide strategic leadership, financial oversight, and community ambassadorship in support of the organization's mission. The Board of Directors meets on the last Tuesday of the month in September, October, November, February, March, April, and June from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Each board member is expected to work on at least one of the following committees: Program, Governance, Development and the Overcoming the Odds Awards, Finance, Audit, and Social Engagement.

Elmsford, NY

Through12/31/20

Social Media Volunteer

Volunteer would ideally handle all social media accounts including Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and possibly make minor updates to the website. #remotevolunteer

Through2/16/20

Host an Exchange Student

International Student Exchange is looking for volunteer families to host foreign exchange students while they are attending high school in the lower Hudson Valley. If you have a spare bedroom, welcoming attitude, and a desire to make an impact in the world, then you would make a great host family! Volunteer host families are also eligible for a tax deduction. For more information, please visit iseusa.org/host-a-student.

Through8/31/20

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