Selfhelp’s “Virtual Senior Center” has a wonderful volunteer opportunity to connect to Seniors and share your interests virtually from your home computer:
Art, Music, History, Health, Social Sciences, Computers, etc!
We provide this opportunity so the Seniors can learn, engage socially and have the opportunity to make friends via our easy-to-use computer for Seniors.
All you need as a Volunteer Facilitator is a regular computer with high speed internet and a webcam. This videochat program enables you to see, hear and speak to all the Seniors participating in these interactive classes.
Classes are held weekdays, evenings and weekends with a flexible recurring schedule.
We are looking for volunteers who can speak either English, Mandarin, Russian or Korean as we have programs for people who speak all those languages!
We can discuss/brainstorm topics.
Please "Express Interest" below or contact Carmella Chessen, Outreach/Volunteer Coordinator for the VSC at 646-259-4987.
For more details on our program visit: http://vscm.selfhelp.net/
Neighbors Link is recruiting volunteers for our Parent Child Together Program occurring at our Ossining Sites.
Mondays - Ossining site from 1-3
Thursdays - Ossining site from 1-3
What does the Parent Child Together Program Do?
Parent Child Together provides parents with peer-to-peer learning opportunities with a focus on positive parenting skills, early childhood development and school readiness. While the parents learn, the children participate in activities within the classroom covering shapes, colors, numbers, letters, pre literacy concepts as well as helping them gain the social emotional and self regulation skills needed prior to entering Kindergarten.
What do the Volunteers Do?
In the first hour the parents and children work separately and at this point, staff and volunteers help the children with separation and also carrying out the activities for the hour.
In the second hour, parents and children come together for activities and the role of the staff and volunteers at this point, is to model techniques for struggling parents and assist when a parent has more than one child in the program.
We ask for a minimum commitment of 6 months - if possible (there is flexibility for vacations etc.)
Please Express Interest below:
Homebound Meal Deliveries
One hour, Once a week, deliver meals to Rockland's homebound residents. Deliveries are made with your own vehicle any Monday-Friday, approximately 10AM to 12PM. You can also volunteer on a less frequent basis; you can become a sub driver, holidays or snow driver. Individuals or families welcome! Children are encouraged to accompany adults.
We are looking for volunteers to help in our Client Choice pantry from Monday through Friday. Tasks may include distributing food to clients, stocking shelves, and hanging and displaying donated clothing.
We are looking for someone who knits and crochets, and is able to show beginners how to cast on, etc. It's a fun group, we knit/crochet, and have a few snacks!
Tuesdays 10.00am - 11.30am
Yonkers Riverfront Library
We would prefer a minimum committment of 6 months
Please "Express Interest" below for more information:
Are you interested in a rewarding field that works closely with individuals who have intellectual and developmental disabilities? Would you like to share your interests with someone who enjoys it just as much as you? Partners Health Plan, a not for profit health plan that supports the lives of individuals with developmental and intellectual disabilities, is looking for volunteers for The PAL Program. The PAL Program discovers a member’s passion, interests, and matches up the individual with a person or place in the community sharing a similar passion or interest. We discover what you enjoy and how it could potentially match with a member of PHP. We are looking for volunteers who would like to participate in arts and crafts, go to lunch, and spend time with a new friend(s) who has a great sense of humor! How does it work? Meet with individual once a week, or once bi-weekly depending on schedule flexibility First outing will always be accompanied by Community Resource Coordinator Provide your own transportation to meet the individual at the destination Report to community resource coordinator with updates on the progress of outings Form natural friendship with individual based on similar interests Benefits Receive an optional professional reference upon completion of program Join an incredible community of passionate staff and volunteers Hours: Approximately one a week depending on the activity and volunteer schedule Suggested Commitment: 6 months - 1 year PHP provides equal opportunity for all volunteers.
Conversation Partners work one on one with our ESL students to help them improve their daily English Language Speaking skills for a minimum of an hour a week per student. Days and times vary according to needs and your schedule.
Tutors work in the Academic Support Center in a variety of areas including Math, Science, Writing, Art, Computers, and Higher Math/Physics for several hours a week. Days and times vary according to needs and your schedule.
Adult professional volunteers are needed to lead our Wednesday morning "Technology Time" seminars. Volunteers will teach seniors one-on-one how to use the computer, how to type, use YouTube, check news and social media, and more. Spanish-speakers and computer-savvy professionals preferred!
Volunteers must be available to teach on Wednesdays from 10:30-11:30 a.m.
GiGi’s Playhouse Down Syndrome Achievement Center, Westchester is currently looking for an assistant volunteer program leader to join our wonderful dedicated volunteer team.
Fantastic Friends meets once or twice a month on a Friday from 7-9 p.m. Fantastic Friends (ages 18+) needs a leader (or leaders to co-lead) to help run this very popular social skills program. We would also like to expand this program to twice a month. Fantastic Friends is a fun night out either at the Playhouse or out in the community to facilitate social interactions between adults with Down syndrome, their peers and the community. The goals of the program are to promote positive relationships, to encourage peer relationships in the community, to develop social skills and ultimately to have FUN! At least a six-month commitment is required.
Volunteer Program Leader Requirements:
Must be 18+
Must attend an hour-long orientation (sessions available 6:30-7:30 p.m. first Wedsnesday of the month)
Observe two programs
Once the above requirements have been fulfilled, a background check is required
We would love to hear your ideas! Please express interest below.
Westhab is looking for volunteers to teach job-seekers basic English and math skills at its Mount Vernon employment center. Volunteers will facilitate basic English and math classes, as well as help adults prepare for their GED.
This is a perfect opportunity for those interested in teaching adult learners and building up their teaching experience. Hours are flexible.
Volunteers needed to be Museum docents. Potential docents will attend weekly Monday morning training programs in museum education theory and practice, as well as intensives that run 2 days in January and 4 days in June, after which they are observed and may join experienced docents on a day of the week of their choice (Tuesday through Friday) to conduct tours.
In addition to working weekly with school groups, there are opportunities to give tours to adults and senior citizens. All docents receive required ongoing training on Mondays and other opportunities for lifelong learning, including reciprocal entry to many other museums. New annual docent class forms in the fall (with an informational Open House in October) and begins in January.
Mentor/teacher/tutor, Working with clients.
An agency that deals with the home care of the terminally ill is seeking a volunteer to go to the homes of the terminally ill patients and offer a variety of activities-reading, life review, prayer, or respite for the primary care giver. The volunteers are specially trained to enter the homes of the patients. This volunteer home care is needed any day of the week. Activity Type: Working with clients/caregiver, Working with clients/caregiver
Volunteers needed to represent a range of faiths to serve as liaisons between hospitalized patients and their religious community. Pastoral care volunteers also reach out to patients who do not have a member of the clergy assigned to visit them and strive to link patients with appropriate clergy or other religious leaders. Pastoral Care volunteers receive extensive education and training before assuming these responsibilities. Volunteer hours are flexible. Activity Type: Office/Admin, Working with clients/caregiver.
Assist in hospital gift shop sales and restocking shelves including lotto sales.
Assist with office work available in various departments. Duties include filing, shredding, answering telephones, and/ or doing computer work, etc. Activity Type: Office/Admin
We have a gift shop in our skilled nursing home and we man it 10 to 12 and 2 to 4. Various days are available and it would be for 2 hour shifts. We sell candy and gifts. It is also a great social place for our residents.
MOW volunteers meet at Montefiore/Sound Shore at 11AM, 7 days a week. Meal delivery takes approx 2 hours, must have drivers license & insurance card when filling out application.
Help bring healthy meals and a smile to seniors in our community.
This charity provides a 3 year business readiness program for underserved high school students and requires a half day a month commitment from coaches.
Volunteers are needed to serve as coaches. Training for volunteer coaches is provided in three hour segments once every few months on the topics to be delivered to students in one-on-one sessions. Outlines are also provided for topics such as presentation skills, interview skills, behavior in the office, strengths and weaknesses, budgeting, and more.
This opportunity is at Port Chester High School working with 15 and 16 year old students starting in late September or early October.
More information at www.psapartnership.org.