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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

8/27/19 9:30 AM + more

New Rochelle Family Fun Fest

My Brother's Keeper New Rochelle presents its annual family-friendly event and needs volunteers for face-painting, singalongs, reading out loud, and engaging with the community. Groups are welcome to volunteer together!

New Rochelle, NY

8/27/19 3:00 PM

SAT Tutoring Assistance

In September and October, Yonkers Partners in Education (YPIE) will be hosting SAT prep on Saturday mornings at its after-school space (called the College Zone) in preparation for the October 16 in-school SAT that all Yonkers Public School students take. Volunteers are needed on-site during those sessions. Students are given practice SAT sections and they work through them independently and then in small groups. Volunteers assist whenever the small groups are stumped on a particular problem. Volunteers must be a senior in high school or older. Sessions run from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Sign up for any or all available shifts: September 7 September 14 September 28 (*this date might be subject to change) October 5 October 12

Yonkers, NY

9/7/19 10:00 AM + more

Pack Back-to-School Supplies or Kids in Need

Volunteers will help the Boys & Girls Club of New Rochelle in partnership with the 5-Star Jeep Club and Mascaro Women's Auxiliary Club with their Back 2 School Drive they will be hosting that day. Their goal is to hand out 300 book-bags to kids in need. Volunteers will help set up the event, separate school supplies into book-bags, and help them distribute them in an orderly fashion. Volunteers must be at least 16 years old or 8 years old with an adult to participate in this event. Wear comfortable clothing and shoes that you can move and lift in. Parking is available onsite. This project is a part of 9/11: Serve + Remember.

New Rochelle, NY

9/7/19 10:00 AM

JCCA Children Give Back

Volunteers will work alongside the JCCA youth to create dog-pull toys out of recycled t-shirts which will be donated to SPCA of Westchester. Volunteers must be 18 years old or 14 years old with an adult to participate. There is parking onsite. This project is a part of 9/11: Serve + Remember.

Pleasantville, NY

9/7/19 1:00 PM

Create Literacy Kits for Rockland Head Start Programs

Volunteers will assemble literacy kits for The Feelings Book by Todd Parr. Children may learn how to read at school, but they learn to love reading at home. One of the best ways to achieve this love is via reading enrichment activities which build on themes within a book. Volunteers will cut out and package puppets for underprivileged children so they can practice retelling the tale. Volunteers must be at least 18 years old or 12 years old with an adult to participate in this event. Parking onsite at Granito Dining Center. This project is a part of 9/11: Serve + Remember.

Orangeburg, NY

9/11/19 1:30 PM

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 for Youth

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

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- 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 5/31/20

Youth 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. 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

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

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

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

Through 12/31/19

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

Through 10/3/19

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

Through 6/30/22

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

New Rochelle, NY

Through 12/20/19

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

New Rochelle, NY

Through 12/20/20

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

Through 12/31/19

Human Resources Assistant

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

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

Through 3/21/20

Communications Volunteer

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

White Plains, NY

Through 3/21/20

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

Through 3/21/20

Special Events Volunteers

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

White Plains, NY

Through 3/21/20

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

Through 3/21/20

White Plains Cares Coalition Volunteer

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

White Plains, NY

Through 3/21/20

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

Through 3/28/20

Mentor a Child Care Business

Mentor a Child Care Business. Many working in child care and after school programs do so out of a commitment to children, without extensive business knowledge. If you are interested in a one-to-one relationship over a multi-month period of time, you could provide needed help with budgeting, promotion, and more.

Scarsdale, NY

Through 3/28/20

Deliver Training to the Council and/or the Child Care Sector

Deliver Training to the Council and/or the Child Care Sector. Our field is changing rapidly and needs on-going training. You could deliver training in social media, excel, business writing, marketing, customer service, human resources and more to the Council and/or our field, depending on your availability.

Scarsdale, NY

Through 3/28/20

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

Through 3/28/20

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

Through 3/28/20

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

Through 3/28/20

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

Through 3/28/20

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

Through 3/28/20

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

Through 3/28/20

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

Through 4/2/20

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

Through 4/2/20

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

Through 4/9/20

Literacy Coordinator

GiGi's Playhouse Westchester offers four sessions of one-on-one literacy tutoring a year to students ranging from three years to adult. The Literacy Coordinator is the key volunteer supporting and overseeing the GiGi’s Playhouse Literacy Tutoring Program. The Literacy Coordinator works collaboratively with the Program Director and team of Literacy Volunteers to provide a high quality, outcome-driven Literacy Tutoring Program according to the program model developed by GiGi’s Playhouse, Inc. This volunteer position requires a commitment of 5-12 hours per week but may be shared by two volunteers. Participate in monthly National Program conference calls with GiGi’s Playhouse, Inc. and relay information on program development/ enhancements to the team of Literacy Volunteers at the Playhouse. Experience/Requirements: Moderate knowledge of computers and data entry with experience using Microsoft Office suite of programs, especially Publisher, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint Excellent communication skills, positivity and enthusiasm for GiGi’s Playhouse Previous Volunteer coordination/leadership role Must be 18+

Ardsley, NY

Through 9/11/19

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

Through 4/24/21

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

Through 5/29/20

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

Through 12/31/19

Administrative Assistant

The volunteer assistant will work closely with the director of a small not-for-profit dedicated to engaging children and families with their local, natural environments through the lens of art, science, and stewardship. Duties include cheduling, follow-up communications, basic office errands, and administrative support The assistant should have strong written communication skills, the ability to commit to 10-15 hours per week, and a love of the environment and local advocacy. Locals who have their own transportation strongly preferred!

Nyack, NY

Through 6/3/20

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

Through 6/4/20

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

Through 6/6/20

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

White Plains, NY

Through 5/31/20

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

Through 5/31/20

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

Through 5/31/20

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

Through 5/31/20

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

Through 5/31/20

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

Through 12/31/19

School Supply Donations Needed

Although HOPE Community Services was founded to respond to hunger in the community, it quickly became apparent that food was not the only thing its clients were lacking. The organization is currently seeking the following school supplies for children: Backpacks Crayons Notebooks (spiral and composition) Pens Pencils Colored pencils Highlighters Markers Binders Folders Loose-leaf paper Rulers This is a great opportunity for students, church groups, and corporate teams to organize at home, at work, and in their communities! Drop off donations to HOPE Community Service headquarters on 50 Washington Avenue in New Rochelle.

New Rochelle, NY

Through 9/27/19

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

Through 6/6/20

Social Media Volunteer

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

Through 2/16/20

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.

Through 8/31/20