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Facilitators for Teen Dating Violence Symposium

Hope’s Door is hosting its 20th Annual Teen Symposium, which aims to raise awareness about abuse in teen relationships for an expected 300 teens from high schools across Westchester County. We are looking for a total of 50 professional facilitators to lead the "break out" workshops, the focus of which is to create a peer-to-peer discussion about the topics of the day. Below you will find full event details for the Teen Symposium. Additionally, for anyone volunteering as facilitator or co-facilitator, Hope's Door is hosting a mandatory one-day training at our office in Hawthorne, NY. This training will outline the details of the event and exactly what is expected of the facilitators, which is why it is mandatory for all to attend. Below you will also find full details for the training. Your participation is greatly appreciated and needed in the success of this important event! Please RSVP by September 24th if you would like to facilitate/co-facilitate a group this year. Please call Kristen Orlando at 914-747-0828 ext. 1014 or email her at TeenSymposium@hopesdoorny.org if you have any questions. I look forward to hearing from you soon and we anticipate another successful and educational event! 20th Annual Teen Symposium A day dedicated to addressing issues related to teen dating and abusive relationships Friday, October 26, 2018 8:30am-1:30pm Westchester County Center, White Plains, NY Teen Symposium Facilitator Training Wednesday, October 3rd, 2018 9:30am - 11:00am Hope's Door, 50 Broadway, 1st fl. Hawthorne, NY 10532

Hartsdale, NY

10/26/18 8:30 AM

Photographer Volunteer Needed for Teen Symposium

Hope's Door is hosting its 20th Annual Teen Symposium on Friday, October 26th, 2018 at the Westchester County Center in White Plains. The event will go from 8:30am to 1:30pm, and is a day-long event open to high school students throughout Westchester County that aims to raise awareness about abuse in teen relationships. We are looking for an experienced photographer who would be willing and able to donate their time and talent to capture the highlights of this extremely profound event. The photographs taken at the event will be used on our social media platforms, press coverage, and our organization's newsletter. Therefore, we are looking for someone who has at least a basic profieciency in photography. As we are looking for someone who could work pro bono, this will of course be a tax deductible donation of services. We would also credit your name in event materials. If you are interested, please e-mail Liz Van Buren at evanburen@hopesdoorny.org, and include a link to your photography portfolio, whether a website or social media page. Thank you in advance for your interest in participating in this most profound event!!

Hartsdale, NY

10/26/18 8:30 AM

Two Together

Two Together Two Together offers academic tutoring to youth from all four campus programs on Monday, Tuesday and Thursdays, from 3:30 to 4:30. The cognitive ability of the children varies, some are low functioning, others are taking Regents. The commitment for the tutors is one hour long session per week. Please let us know if you would like more information or are interested in tutoring one of our youth. All volunteers must attend a one hour orientation prior to volunteering. These are scheduled at the volunteers convenience.

Pleasantville, NY

Through 10/31/18

Literacy/Math Tutors

GiGi’s Playhouse Down Syndrome Achievement Center, Westchester is currently looking for Literacy & Math Tutors to join our wonderful dedicated team. Literacy/Math Tutororing We are looking for volunteers who want to make a difference to our families and are interested in tutoring on a 1-1 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 4 sessions per year), your total commitment will be an hour a week for 10 weeks. Flexibility is desirable. Our next session of Literacy begins Summer 2018. We hope to start Math in the Fall. Volunteer requirements: - Must be 18+ - Attend a 1 Hour Orientation (Sessions available 6.30pm-7.30pm 1st Wed of the month, except for Jan which is 2nd Wed) - Attend 1 or 2 Trainings - Once these requirements have been fulfilled a background check will be required. Please express interest below.

Ardsley, NY

Through 11/28/18

Grant Writer: Grad Bag

Grad Bag is in Search of a Volunteer Grant Writer to help Spread our Reach. Grad Bag is a green initiative to reuse college dorm supplies that would otherwise be discarded. Grad Bag collects and redistributes lightly-used dorm room items that frequently end up in landfills and gives them to incoming college freshmen from low-income households. Grad Bag works within a tight budget and relies on gifts in kind in addition to financial support from individuals. New sources of funding are necessary for our growth. Qualifications: Strong writing skills with experience in grant writing. Responsibilities: Research and write grants that support sustainability and/or low-income households. Location for work: Remote - Work from home Time commitment: Flexible, as available http://www.gradbag.org/ Please contact Grad Bag Co-Founder Elizabeth Gruber by "expressing interest" below. #remotevolunteer

Scarsdale, NY

Through 12/21/18

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, college and high school aged mentors into the elementary schools to help with completing homework and working on literacy and basic math skills. #readingtogether

Yonkers, NY

Through 5/15/19

Intro2America - Lincoln High School

Intro2America is a program designed to help students who are new to America acclimate to our language and culture. Volunteer mentors meet with students and help them with conversational and academic skills. Volunteers provide an extremely important link to help students bridge the gap between their home countries and their new lives in America where they are adapting to a new language and culture.

Yonkers, NY

Through 5/15/19

Big Brother/Big Sister Mentor - New Rochelle

Big Brother/ Big Sister Mentor - New Rochelle Big Brothers/ Big Sisters Mentoring Program http://www.fsw.org/our-programs/bbbs/about-us Big Brother Big Sister-Mentor Big Brothers/ Big Sisters Mentoring Program http://www.fsw.org 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. #VolunteerNewRochelle #NewRoStrong

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

Social Media/Writing Assistance

My Brother’s Keeper New Rochelle is looking for a few people to join some of the initiative’s committees. Most groups meet once a month or bimonthly but sometimes meet more frequently as an event or program approaches. Social Media/Writing Assistance Seeking organized writer to assist with digital and print communications. This is an ongoing and flexible opportunity. In April 2015, New Rochelle was the first community in Westchester and one of the first in the state to accept President Obama's My Brother's Keeper Community Challenge, which aims to lift all students, particularly boys and young men of color. This cradle-to-career initiative is designed to close the opportunity gap for boys and young men of color from ages birth to 24 by improving school readiness, grade-level reading, academic success, college access, vocational training and violence prevention. MBK New Rochelle is a dynamic coalition bringing together dozens of volunteers and more than 100 local non-profit partners. As a partnership between the City of New Rochelle and the School District, MBKNewRo accesses the City’s vast municipal, community and educational resources. #VolunteerNewRochelle #NewRoStrong

New Rochelle, NY

Through 3/6/19

Help Plan Milestone Programs for Young Children

My Brother’s Keeper New Rochelle is looking for a few people to join some of the initiative’s committees. Most groups meet once a month or bimonthly but sometimes meet more frequently as an event or program approaches. Milestone 1 and 2 Committee Looking for additional members to assist with the planning of programs and events designed to help babies and toddlers and their families thrive assist young school children learn how to read In April 2015, New Rochelle was the first community in Westchester and one of the first in the state to accept President Obama's My Brother's Keeper Community Challenge, which aims to lift all students, particularly boys and young men of color. This cradle-to-career initiative is designed to close the opportunity gap for boys and young men of color from ages birth to 24 by improving school readiness, grade-level reading, academic success, college access, vocational training and violence prevention. MBK New Rochelle is a dynamic coalition bringing together dozens of volunteers and more than 100 local non-profit partners. As a partnership between the City of New Rochelle and the School District, MBKNewRo accesses the City’s vast municipal, community and educational resources. #VolunteerNewRochelle #NewRoStrong

New Rochelle, NY

Through 3/6/19

Plan Community Forums on Race Relations

My Brother’s Keeper New Rochelle is looking for a few people to join some of the initiative’s committees. Most groups meet once a month or bimonthly but sometimes meet more frequently as an event or program approaches. Race Relations Committee Seeking new members to join this committee, which plans Community Forums on Race Relations. In April 2015, New Rochelle was the first community in Westchester and one of the first in the state to accept President Obama's My Brother's Keeper Community Challenge, which aims to lift all students, particularly boys and young men of color. This cradle-to-career initiative is designed to close the opportunity gap for boys and young men of color from ages birth to 24 by improving school readiness, grade-level reading, academic success, college access, vocational training and violence prevention. MBK New Rochelle is a dynamic coalition bringing together dozens of volunteers and more than 100 local non-profit partners. As a partnership between the City of New Rochelle and the School District, MBKNewRo accesses the City’s vast municipal, community and educational resources. #VolunteerNewRochelle #NewRoStrong

New Rochelle, NY

Through 3/6/19

Help with Youth Opportunity Programs

My Brother’s Keeper New Rochelle is looking for a few people to join some of the initiative’s committees. Most groups meet once a month or bimonthly but sometimes meet more frequently as an event or program approaches. Career and College Pathways for Student Ambassadors Members sought to help assist with programs to bolster opportunities for youth, particularly concentrated on college and career guidance. In April 2015, New Rochelle was the first community in Westchester and one of the first in the state to accept President Obama's My Brother's Keeper Community Challenge, which aims to lift all students, particularly boys and young men of color. This cradle-to-career initiative is designed to close the opportunity gap for boys and young men of color from ages birth to 24 by improving school readiness, grade-level reading, academic success, college access, vocational training and violence prevention. MBK New Rochelle is a dynamic coalition bringing together dozens of volunteers and more than 100 local non-profit partners. As a partnership between the City of New Rochelle and the School District, MBKNewRo accesses the City’s vast municipal, community and educational resources. #VolunteerNewRochelle #NewRoStrong

New Rochelle, NY

Through 3/6/19

Community Reads Program

My Brother’s Keeper New Rochelle is looking for a few people to join some of the initiative’s committees. Most groups meet once a month or bimonthly but sometimes meet more frequently as an event or program approaches. Community Reads Committee Looking for additional members to help assist with and participate in the MBKNewRo Community Reads program, which encourages all New Rochelle residents to read specific books around a selected theme. Identify books for different ages for each round of the program Plan author and discussion events centered on the selected book titles In April 2015, New Rochelle was the first community in Westchester and one of the first in the state to accept President Obama's My Brother's Keeper Community Challenge, which aims to lift all students, particularly boys and young men of color. This cradle-to-career initiative is designed to close the opportunity gap for boys and young men of color from ages birth to 24 by improving school readiness, grade-level reading, academic success, college access, vocational training and violence prevention. MBK New Rochelle is a dynamic coalition bringing together dozens of volunteers and more than 100 local non-profit partners. As a partnership between the City of New Rochelle and the School District, MBKNewRo accesses the City’s vast municipal, community and educational resources. #VolunteerNewRochelle #NewRoStrong

New Rochelle, NY

Through 3/6/19

Violence Prevention Committee

My Brother’s Keeper New Rochelle is looking for a few people to join some of the initiative’s committees. Most groups meet once a month or bimonthly but sometimes meet more frequently as an event or program approaches. Milestone 6 Committee Looking for additional members to assist with this Milestone, which aims to Keep young people safe from violence Offer them second chances when appropriate In April 2015, New Rochelle was the first community in Westchester and one of the first in the state to accept President Obama's My Brother's Keeper Community Challenge, which aims to lift all students, particularly boys and young men of color. This cradle-to-career initiative is designed to close the opportunity gap for boys and young men of color from ages birth to 24 by improving school readiness, grade-level reading, academic success, college access, vocational training and violence prevention. MBK New Rochelle is a dynamic coalition bringing together dozens of volunteers and more than 100 local non-profit partners. As a partnership between the City of New Rochelle and the School District, MBKNewRo accesses the City’s vast municipal, community and educational resources. #VolunteerNewRochelle #NewRoStrong

New Rochelle, NY

Through 3/6/19

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- Sign up today to become a Mentor!

Becoming a Big Brother or Big Sister is about one thing. It's about sharing simple activities with a child – MAGIC filled activities that become hallmark moments in a child's life. - Perhaps a first trip to the beach. An afternoon at a ball game. A visit to the library or museum. Even something as simple as a walk in the park or telling ghost stories around the campfire can have profound life- and skill-building effects for your Little. There is, however, one note of caution: Don't be surprised if you're the one that ends up having the time of your life!!! 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. Have a valid Driver’s License. Must have transportation and are covered under automobile insurance. Must be able to commit to volunteer for a minimum of four hours a month for one year. Visit our website for more details or give us a Call today to start your adventure at 845 634 2199 Ext. 4. http://www.bbbsofrc.com/sign-up-to-volunteer/

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 1/1/19

Financial Literacy Volunteer Instructor

My Money Workshop is a non-profit financial literacy organization in Westchester, NY which 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 in turn 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

Big Brother/Big Sister Mentor - LGBTQ

Become a Mentor with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Westchester - www.bigswestchester.org 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 in one of our 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. 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.

Through 7/11/19

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