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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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Weekly Drop-In Parent Child Program Volunteer Staff Member

Let’s Play! A Place for Families is a 501(c)3 weekly drop-in parent-child program located in Tarrytown and serving the diverse Tarrytown and Sleepy Hollow community of families with children from birth to age 5. Let's Play has partnered with the Foundation of the Public Schools of the Tarrytowns to incorporate the newly launched Tarrytown Sleepy Hollow Basics into our program (www.TTSHBasics.org). We are in urgent need of a Bilingual staff member who has experience working with young children and their families, is warm and enthusiastic, and is either already familiar with Basics or is willing to learn (training will be provided). This position would be joining the current staff of 3 and would be interacting with families during each session, with a focus on the Basics, as well as planning group activities centered on the Basics principals. Ideally the person would also be willing to join in on planning and information meetings for the Basics as availability permits. Hours are Tuesdays from 9:30am-11:30am. This is officially a volunteer staff position, but we do pay a stipent of $30 per week ($15 per hour of the program).

Tarrytown, NY

6/25/19 9:30 AM +more

Build a New Playground

Abbott House serves children of all ages on a daily basis, but it currently does not have a safe, ADA-accessible playground for them. Play helps kids grow to be healthy, happy, and successful through an experience full of creativity, exploration, physical activity, friendship, and adventure. Recently, 60 unaccompanied immigrant children and children in foster care spent an evening at Abbott House designing their ideal playground. Now, you can join Abbott House, KaBOOM!, and corporate sponsor Morgan Stanley to help them make their dream playground a reality. Volunteers of all skill levels can assist with building the playground itself. There are also roles for volunteers to help distribute food and refreshments, staff the registration table, and lead play activities.

Irvington, NY

6/28/19 8:00 AM

Red Robins Summer Buddies Reading Program

YCOP of Mount Vernon is looking for energtic individuals with a love for reading and inspiring six- and seven-year-old boys and girls during its summer camp program. It's important to keep our young people physically and mentally active while school is out to prevent summer "brain drain!" Summer camp runs Monday through Friday from July 1 to August 16. Volunteers may sign up for the following slots: Mondays from 9:30-11:30 a.m. Mondays from 1:30-3:30 p.m. Thursdays from 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m.

Mount Vernon, NY

7/1/19 9:30 AM +more

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

Literacy/Math Tutors

GiGi’s Playhouse Down Syndrome Achievement Center, Westchester is currently looking for literacy and math tutors to join our wonderful dedicated team. We are looking for volunteers who want to make a difference to our families and are interested in tutoring on a one-on-one basis. You do not need to be a teacher as full training and support is provided. Our Literacy and Math sessions run for 10 weeks (we have four sessions per year), and your total commitment will be an hour per week for 10 weeks. Flexibility is desirable. Our next session of Literacy begins Summer 2019. 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) Attend one or two trainings Once these requirements have been fulfilled a background check will be required

Ardsley, NY

Through 12/30/19

Big Brothers Big Sisters 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

Through 2/16/20

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

Through 3/5/20

Connections--Mentoring Program (Bi-lingual Mentors Needed)

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

Through 3/8/24

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Rockland County 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

Through 5/9/20

Mentors for the New York State Mentoring Program

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

Through 12/31/19

Help Us Develop an Outcome Measure for Youth Program

The White Plains Youth Bureau is seeking a volunteer who could help us develop a report focusing on the impact the White Plains Youth Bureau has on the White Plains community over the past 49 years. We would be focusing on quantifying and qualifying the impact on the quality of life, crime statistics, etc.

White Plains, NY

Through 7/27/19

Financial Literacy Volunteer 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

Through 8/2/19

Afterschool Reading Coach or Subject Tutor

Destination: College is looking for adult volunteers for our weekly academic enrichment program at Woodlands HS(Greenburgh) for the Varsity Football Team. We are earnestly seeking reading coaches to work with the boys to build better comprehension, think more critically, and/or provide subject specific assistance if they have a background or interest in that area (Algebra, Geometry, Biology, Earth Science, Chem, Global/US, SAT prep). Additionally, we work with senior students on the college application process. Common App assistance, essay support, and general help with the FAFSA and scholarship applications. Typical commitment is once a week on Mondays for 1 hour for the reading program. 3:15 - 4:15. College Access Program may meet a couple times of week in the early fall depending on volunteer availability. Typically Mondays and Wednesdays 3:15-4:15 with flexible options available. The weekly session is facilitated by a DC program head and the head football coach. The college access program is facilitated by a dedicated DC volunteer trained in that area of need. View the Volunteer Handbook here.

Hartsdale, NY

Through 8/17/19

Become a Graduation Coach!

Are you passionate about helping young people reach their full potential and want to be a partner on their journey to college success? Consider becoming a Graduation Coach at Yonkers Partners in Education (YPIE)! Graduation Coaches are volunteer mentors who meet with Yonkers high school students two times each month, either at their school or after-school at the YPIE College Zone, beginning in 9th grade and through high school graduation. Our coaches connect with students, bridge opportunity gaps, and build life skills with our YPIE Scholars. To learn more, please register online for an upcoming Graduation Coach information session by visiting our volunteer webpage located at: www.ypie.org/volunteer You can also view this flyer for details on our upcoming information sessions: November 13th and December 6th. As a volunteer coach, you will develop deep and lasting relationships with your mentee(s) and have an opportunity to positively impact their lives. In the words of a current YPIE Graduation Coach: "As we continued to meet, both my students wanted to share more about their personal and academic lives. I felt they were very appreciative of having one-on-one time with an adult and by the end of last school year, we had definitely established a real connection." It is Yonkers Partners in Education's mission to partner with students to ensure they are ready for, enroll in, and complete college. We confront the challenges of low-income, urban school district by providing families with equitable access to the critical tools and services necessary for college success.

Yonkers, NY

Through 6/30/22

HS Tutoring Program (R.E.A.D.Y.)

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

New Rochelle, NY

Through 12/20/20

Volunteer for Homework Power Hour

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

New Rochelle, NY

Through 12/20/19

Create a STEM Adventure Project for Preschool and After School children

We are looking for folks with STEM expertise to create and engage in a STEM mini-project with our preschool children, and with the elementary school children in our after-school program. Ideally, this would take place during National Volunteer Week, April 15-19, which coincides with the Ossining Public School vacation; our school-age youngsters are here for full days during school vacations, and we try to provide stimulating enrichment activities for them during school vacation time.

Ossining, NY

Through 12/31/19

Volunteer Human Resources Assistant (flexible hours)

Part-time HR Assistant with experience in: FMLA PFL Workers' Compensation Disability Unemployment Health Insurance enrollments (Medical, Dental, Life, Voluntary Life, STD, LTD, Accident) Retirement plan enrollments, beneficiary forms, etc. During The Following Time Periods: Tuesday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Thursday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Yonkers, NY

Through 8/31/19

Big Brothers Big Sisters LGBTQ Mentor

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. Research points to the powerful, positive, lasting impact that 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 in one of Big Brothers Big Sisters' LGBTQ site-based programs. 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 Share a pizza Or just hang out together and talk Just a few hours a month can change a young person’s life. Big Brothers Big Sisters provides a thorough orientation and training in building mentor relationships and working constructively with youth. Ongoing 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.

Through 7/11/19

Social Media Volunteer for Westchester-Rockland Project Linus

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

Through 2/16/20

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