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WCFR Heart Project: Help Save Lives

Worldwide Community First Responder, Inc. (WCFR) will educate volunteers in the Rockland community regarding fatal health conditions and train them in preventative measures concerning the heart, preparing and motivating them to save lives in their communities. Spring Valley, NY 11.00am - 1.00pm Saturday, Feb 10th, 2018 Saturday, April 7th, 2018 Saturday, June 9th, 2018 About WCFR: WCFR's mission is to prevent deaths worldwide through education and training. WCFR offers two services: WCFR Health Education and WCFR Training Program. The WCFR Health Education focuses on educating community members worldwide of fatal health conditions and preventative measures. The WCFR Training Program is dedicated to providing worldwide community-based first response and first aid training. Through these services, WCFR seeks to empower individuals in their own communities and save lives. http://wcfrworldwide.org/ For More Information or to Register, "Express Interest" below:

Spring Valley, NY

6/9/18 11:00 AM

Facilitator to Lead Online Classes for Homebound Older Adults

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/ #remotevolunteer

White Plains, NY

Through 12/15/18

Parent Child Together Program

Neighbors Link is recruiting volunteers for our Parent Child Together Program occurring at our Yonkers Site. There are two sessions each week, we invite you to volunteer for either one or both sessions: Tuesdays 10am-12pm & 12.30pm-2.30pm Yonkers Site 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:

Yonkers, NY

Through 1/18/19

ESL Volunteers - Training Provided

Neighbors Link is recruiting volunteers to participate in our ESL (English as a Second Language) tutoring program. 10.00am-11:30am Thursdays Yonkers Site ESL volunteers will provide practical ESL (English as a second language) instruction to clients while helping them negotiate various aspects of living within the community. Tutoring is usually done in small groups or on a one to one basis. You do not need to be ESL certified to volunteer for this opportunity, ESL volunteers will receive training and orientation from our ESL coordinator. We ask that volunteers commit to a minimum of 6 months if possible - (with flexibility for vacations etc.) Please "Express Interest" below:

Yonkers, NY

Through 1/18/19

Tutors for High School Students

We are in need of Volunteer Tutors at the High School level specifically for: English Math Global Studies (Social Studies) Living Environment (Science) You can volunteer to tutor any or all of the above listed subjects. When: Monday and Wednesday afternoons, 3.00pm-4.30pm Where: New Rochelle High School We are looking for volunteers who can make a commitment of at least one day a week so that there is consistency for the students. Previous teaching or tutoring experience is a plus, but not necessary. #VolunteerNewRochelle ​#NewRoStrong

New Rochelle, NY

Through 6/8/18

Early Ambulation Volunteer

The Early Ambulation Program Volunteer assists, accompanies and encourages identified inpatients (as determined by nursing and/or physical therapist/tech) to ambulate (walk or move from one place to another). An orientation and training will be provided. Must be over 18 years old Days and Times: mornings, afternoons and evenings, weekdays and weekends For more information: http://www.wphospital.org/about/volunteer-at-wph Please Express Interest below:

White Plains, NY

Through 2/7/19

Volunteer For Cluster

CLUSTER provides services in these four core program areas: Mental Health Residential Services, Westchester and Rockland Mediation Centers, Youth & Family Programs and Housing Resource Center. We encourage you to get to know CLUSTER, to become involved as a volunteer, and share our commitment to individual growth and community improvement. You can also help support our programs by volunteering your time. If you are interested in helping meet the needs of the needs of residents within Westchester and Rockland County please contact us! #IG005

Yonkers, NY

Through 6/30/18

Office Work/Gift Shop

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

Yonkers, NY

Through 6/1/19

Conversation Partners, Tutors, ESL, Landscaping and more!

At Westchester Community College, Volunteers Make A Difference Answer the Call to Service: Explore our Volunteer Opportunities! The Westchester Community College Volunteer Corps was established in 1992 to help provide students with services that went beyond the college’s budget. The Corps has been growing steadily ever since, and at present more than 550 volunteers from all over the County are contributing their time and talents to help our students make the most of their educational and career opportunities. The college’s volunteers are a diverse group. They range in age from 18 to 90. They are professional people, business men and women, retirees, homemakers, college students, faculty and staff. Together they contribute thousands of service hours to the college each year. Volunteers help all over the campus. Some work directly with students throughout the semester, one-on-one and in small groups. Conversation Partners, hold weekly chats with ESL students to help them gain confidence in speaking English. Tutors help students develop reading, writing, math, science and computer skills at tutorial centers throughout the campus. Other volunteers work on special projects over the course of the year, helping to restore the beauty of our historic landscaping, or assisting with cultural arts programs. Volunteering at Westchester Community College helps not only the students; it provides many rewards for the volunteers as well. They love the academic environment and the beauty of campus, and they enjoy the collegial relationship they have with Westchester Community College professionals. Many say they learn even more than they give. As we usher in a new era and spirit of volunteerism in the United States, if you are interested in answering this “Call to Service,” we would be happy to find the right match for you here on campus. Our volunteers care about our students who are forever grateful and typically say: “This is such a gift! We couldn’t get help like this anywhere else.” Click to view our brochure. Click to get our volunteer application. Click to read the latest issue of Volunteer News . #IG001

Valhalla, NY

Through 6/7/18

The South East Consortium Volunteer Opportunities

The South East Consortium values the relationship it has with volunteers and fully understands and appreciates the contribution it represents to both our participants and the volunteer(s). Volunteers are an integral part of our success. The expertise, experience and energy our volunteers bring to our many diverse programs has proven to foster more efficient and effective programs for participants of all ages. Volunteers need to be at least 16 years of age. Depending on the extent of a volunteer's involvement, an intake orientation and criminal background check may be required. All volunteers will work under the supervision of a salaried staff member. If you have some time to give and an interest in supporting an invaluable program, we always need help staffing athletic programs, wellness/movement programs, creative arts programs, social events, and several different special events. We welcome any serious high school student who is at least 16 years old and needs to fulfill a community service obligation for school. Also, if you are interested in becoming a certified Special Olympics coach to work with our sports programs, we will provide the sports specific training.

Mamaroneck, NY

Through 6/30/18

Family Literacy Program

Academic Pathways is in charge of Milestone 2 of the My Brother's Keeper and they are running a family literacy program. They need volunteers on Wed & Thurs from 4-6 pm at 57-61 Lincoln Ave in New Rochelle. Volunteer is working with a parent and child in an ESL family to teach them about reading – how parent should read with children. Each child participates in program for 6 weeks since they have a long waiting list. #VolunteerNewRochelle #IG001

New Rochelle, NY

Through 6/30/18

Volunteer with Latino U!

Volunteer Opportunities You can change a life by joining the Latino U Volunteer Team! Help guide and support Latino youth who are first in their families to go to college as they explore and pursue their college dreams. As a volunteer you can help students achieve their academic and life potential and make college dreams a reality! ● Information Session Volunteer 1 day/ 2 hours September - May Assist in set up, registration and distribution of bilingual college materials at Latino U Information Sessions. Spanish language skills helpful. ● Information Session Guest Speaker 1 day/ 2 hours September - May Attend information session and share your story as a first generation Latino college student, grad or professional. Inspire and motivate parents and students in attendance that yes “college is possible!” ● College Essay Writing Workshop Volunteer 2 days / 3 hours July - August Attend 2 day writing workshop. guide, assist and encourage students asthey develop ideas andwrite the first draft of their college admissions essay. ● Common Application Boot Camp Volunteer 1 day / 3 hours October - December Assist students in 1 day computer lab session to complete their College Common Applications.Help students explore and detail their accomplishments, activities and additional information to make their applications“stand out.” Training and volunteer guidance will be provided. ● FAFSA Boot Camp Volunteer 1 day / 3 hours October - January Assist parents and students in 1 day computer lab session to complete the Free Application for Financial Aid. Assist families as they identify financial information necessary to include. Knowledge of income tax reporting is helpful. Training and volunteer guidance will be provided. ● Scholarship Workshop Volunteer 1 day / 2 hours December/January Assist students as they search and identify relevant scholarship opportunities to which to apply. Help student register and complete application requirements. ● SAT / ACT Support Varies September - May Support students and SAT/ACT Tutors as they participate in test prep program. Provide additional support to instructor, answer student questions, help with set up and supplies. ● Volunteer College Coach 1 day week/ 2 hours July - May Mentor and guide one student as they complete the college application process. Provide support and encouragement on an ongoing basis. Training session for volunteers is mandatory. Commitment to student until applications are submitted is required. ● Near Peer Mentor varies June - May Mentor a college-bound first generation student as he/she prepares to leave home and attend college. Assiststudent as they adjust to their new college life. Maintain weekly and ongoing contact with student throughout theirfirst year experience. For Volunteer Information email volunteer@latinoU.org or call 914-839-0010 YOU CAN CHANGE A LIFE​ #IG001

White Plains, NY

Through 6/30/18

Driver

Drivers provide travel for At Home in Somers members in need of transportation for medical appointments, food delivery, hairdresser and such.

Somers, NY

Through 6/1/19

Docent

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. Activity Type: Mentor/teacher/tutor, Working with clients.

Yonkers, NY

Through 6/1/18

Clerical Assistant

Duties may include answering telephones, filing, data entry, light typing, labeling or running errands.

Bronxville, NY

Through 6/1/18

Gift Shop Assistant

The gift shop is looking for friendly, pleasant volunteers to help put away stock, check and price new merchandise and greet customers

Bronxville, NY

Through 6/1/18

Pastoral Care

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.

Bronxville, NY

Through 6/1/19

Information Desk

Information desk volunteers greet visitors to the hospital, provide directions, and answer questions.

Bronxville, NY

Through 6/1/18

Meal Deliverer

Help feed seniors in need! Volunteer will drive from the pick up area (Tassell House) and deliver meals for seniors in the Somers area. #IG006

Lincolndale, NY

Through 6/1/19

Patient Services Volunteer

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

Tarrytown, NY

Through 6/1/19

Sort/Package Children's Clothing

The Sharing Shelf at FSW - Westchester’s clothing bank for children. • New volunteers - Welcome! To get started, "Express Interest " below and let's schedule a date for your training and orientation. • If you are a first -time volunteer, we require a minimum two hour commitment. Children must be 10 years or older to volunteer and those ages 10-13 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian who actively volunteers with them. • For clothing donations - we prefer if you bring donations during these hours. Equipment must be donated at our warehouse during our open hours. We collect and distribute new and gently used clothing in sizes from newborn through XXL, for children and teens from infancy through age 19. Volunteers meet in our Port Chester warehouse where donations are screened then sorted by size, season and gender. Social workers, therapists, teachers, attorneys and others working with low-income families in our community submit requests for their clients. Our volunteers then create packages filled with a week’s worth of seasonally appropriate clothing matched into outfits according to a child’s sizing needs. General Hours of operation Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, 9:30 am – 2:30 pm ( sometimes 5pm) Many Saturdays from 10am – Noon (September to May only) February Dates & Hours Tues, Feb 13th: 9.30am - 5.00pm Wed, Feb 14th: 9.30am - 2.30pm Thurs, Feb 15th: 9.30am - 5.00pm Sat, Feb 17th: 10.00am - 12.00pm Tues, Feb 20th: 11.00am - 5.00pm Wed, Feb 21st: 9.30am - 2.30pm Thurs, Feb 22nd: 9.30am - 2.30pm Sat, Feb 24th: 10.00am - 12.00pm Tues, Feb 27th: 9.30am - 2.30pm Wed, Feb 28th: 9.30am - 2.30pm For more information: http://www.fsw.org/our-programs/the-sharing-shelf

Port Chester, NY

Through 10/1/18

Graphic Design for 20th Anniversary Gala

Be an important part of our 20th Anniversary Gala! Our 20th Anniversary Gala is coming up in mid April, so we are in need of both gala specific and ongoing volunteer assistance with graphic design. Happy to work with volunteers in-person or virtually! For more information about the Fund: http://nredfund.org #VolunteerNewRochelle #remote

New Rochelle, NY

Through 1/29/19

Volunteer Counselor

VCS Inc. provides accessible and affordable counseling services and family support programs "I should have been a counselor." If you have ever said that to yourself, we can train you to become a counselor in the widely acclaimed VCS Volunteer Counselor Training Program. •VCS seeks adult applicants of all ethnicities, sexual orientations, gender identities, and those who are bilingual and bicultural. •There are no formal education requirements. VCS looks for those who are open, willing and motivated to learn. •Curriculum, taught by professionals, includes the VCS Counseling Model, relationship issues, domestic violence as well as issues such as sexism, racism, and other issues of oppression that impact people's lives. • There is a fee for the training. • Training programs are offered twice a year and take place on Wednesday evenings, 6:45pm -9pm for 12 consecutive weeks. •Those who become counselors commit to volunteer 4-5 hours per week for a minimum of 18 months. ​Placement depends upon the successful completion of the training program. Express Interest below to be notified of the next training program dates:

New City, NY

Through 12/31/18

My Second Home Volunteer

Program Description: My Second Home, an award-winning intergenerational adult day program, helps maximize an impaired person’s ability to participate in their own ADLs (Activities of Daily Living), practice retained social competencies, and facilitate comfortable and self-directed social interaction. We base our programs on strengthening and maintaining bio/psycho/social activities. A variety of exercise programs are taught to maintain and build bone and muscle strength, and increase range of motion. Nutritious meals and snacks based on individual dietary needs. Hours: The program is open Monday through Friday from 8:00am to 5:30pm, and Saturdays from 8:00am to 4:00pm. Volunteer hours are established with the Program Coordinator. A consistent schedule is preferred. If a volunteer is unable to come in as scheduled, s/he should let staff know ahead of time. Volunteers are counted on in planning the daily schedule. Activities/Duties: Volunteers who have trained only may assist with regularly established activities, spend some individual time with a participant, or become involved in other ways of particular interest to the volunteer. Expectations are worked out with the Program Coordinator. Activities/Duties: Volunteers may prepare/clean-up program activities/office work, converse with participants, entertain participants. Expectations are worked out with the Program Coordinator. Qualifications: Interest in and concern for older people; ability to work cooperatively with a team; supportive and clear communication skills. Guidelines: Keep in mind the goals of the program – to provide socialization and stimulation for our participants during your time with us.

White Plains, NY

Through 3/13/19

Teach Seniors with NY Senior Medicare Patrol

New York Senior Medicare Patrol The NY Senior Medicare Patrol (SMP) is a nationwide effort to empower seniors to protect themselves against fraud, learn to detect errors on their medical statements and report Medicare abuse when suspected. With so many scams targeting seniors, volunteers have the unique opportunity to help stop healthcare fraud at the source! The NY Senior Medicare Patrol hosts Education Sessions to teach seniors a variety of tips to ensure their healthcare benefits are safe & personal information is secure from scammers. What would a Healthcare Fraud Educator do? Senior Medicare Patrol volunteers will give education sessions to various audiences of Medicare beneficiaries & caregivers about Medicare & Medicaid fraud/abuse. Education sessions are hosted all throughout Westchester county. NO PRIOR HEALTHCARE EDUCATION? NO PROBLEM! New York Senior Medicare Patrol will provide comprehensive training to interested volunteers. Training will be conducted in Westchester. Next Training Session is coming up soon! Email for further details. You can schedule your own volunteer calendar. Volunteering commitment is very flexible! Contact Victoria Thornton, Volunteer Coordinator for more information! 212-398-6565 ext 235 , vthornton@liveon-ny.org Find us on Facebook!

New City, NY

Through 4/4/19

Friendly Visitor

We aim to enhance the social and emotional well being of our residents . Friendly visitors can spend time chatting with residents or do an activity with them.

Mount Vernon, NY

Through 6/27/20

Gift Shop Attendent

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.

Mount Vernon, NY

Through 6/27/20

Clerical

We could use assistance filing, data entry and answering phones in various departments.

Mount Vernon, NY

Through 6/27/20

Drivers to Deliver Meals

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. #VolunteerNewRochelle

New Rochelle, NY

Through 8/24/18

Adult Education Tutors / Support

We are seeking volunteers to provide additional academic support and tutoring to work with participants to who are enrolled in our High School Equivalency Preparation Program (GED).

Mount Vernon, NY

Through 8/24/18

Historian - White Plains Y

The White Plains Family YMCA is looking for a volunteer or group of volunteers who can help with compiling a comprehensive history of our organization. Our organization has a ton of newspaper clippings, photographs and other documents but we lack a comprehensive history of our presence in White Plains and how we've affected the community. Individuals looking to volunteer for this project would be ideally experienced in research and writing. This could be a service opportunity conducted from home once the volunteer has an opportunity to go over the records in our office.

White Plains, NY

Through 8/28/18

Program Presenter

Purpose of position: Volunteer in-person at different sites in the community, including health fairs, senior centers, civic organizations, schools, libraries, etc. to raise awareness and give guidance about issues surrounding being prepared for and living with serious illness and the end of life. Qualifications needed for position (variety of skills needed for different public events): Comfortable connecting with individuals and speaking in public; good oral communication skills; skilled at connecting with an audience. Willingness to be trained as a speaker by WELC; willingness to learn about NYS healthcare laws, and other speaker topics. Job responsibilities: Distribute NY State Health Care Proxy forms and posters about events to Westchester Libraries Speak and present in public about issues related to helping community members with information about preparing for and living with serious illness and at the end of life. Topics may include: information about completing a health care proxy, educating about hospice and palliative care. All levels of experience and interest are encouraged to apply. Location: Variety of locations for trainings and presentations. Time commitment required: Flexible, occasional 2-4 hour segments

Bronxville, NY

Through 10/16/18

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