The Alternatives to Violence Project (AVP) is a global non-profit organization that helps people resolve their conflicts without resorting to physical or psychological violence. The AVP program offers conflict resolution workshops for youth, community groups and prison inmates.
AVP is seeking conflict resolution workshop facilitators. Becoming an AVP facilitator requires no special qualifications. A PhD or a MSW is not necessary (but certainly welcome). The only requirement is your desire to reduce violence in our community and your willingness to commit to completing the training.
The AVP facilitator training involves attending three, three-day workshops: a Basic Workshop, an Advanced Workshop and a Training for Facilitators Workshop.
The next Basic workshop will be held on the weekend of March 8 to 10 at Purchase Quaker Meetinghouse at 4455 Purchase Street in Purchase , NY 10577
The workshop hours are:
Friday 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Saturday 9:00 AM ro 8:30 PM
Sunday 1:00 PM to 8:30 PM
AVP uses a team leadership model, so beginning facilitators always have the support of experienced team members.
Starting with one conflict resolution workshop in Dutchess County, NY in 1975, the Alternatives to Violence Project has become a global program operating in 30 states and more than 50 countries. The Westchester AVP goup conducted 54 workshops in 2018 including workshops in Westchester, the Bronx and Brooklyn as well as workshops in Sing Sing, Bedfrod Hills, Otisville and Garner Prisons.
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 Yonkers and Ossining Sites.
Mondays - Ossining site from 1-3
Tuesdays - Yonkers site from 10-12
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:
Neighbors Link is recruiting volunteers to participate in our ESL (English as a Second Language) tutoring program.
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:
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:
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.
Westchester Community College offers a variety of volunteer opportunities. Conversation Partners work one on one with our ESL students to help them inprove their daily English Language Speaking skills for a minimum of an hour a week per student. Tutors work in the Academic Support Center in a variety of areas including Math, Science, Writing, Art, Computers, & Higher Math/Physics for a for several hours a week. Native Plant Center Volunteers will work on Special Projects as needed and Special Service Mentors will work with students who require additional help with time management and organizational skills.
Days and times vary according to needs and your schedule
For more information, see our website: www.sunywcc.edu/volunteer You may also get an application. To see information about the College, go to www.sunywcc.edu
We are now looking for volunteers Monday through Friday to help in our Client Choice pantry. Tasks may include distributing food to clients, stocking shelves, hanging and displaying donated clothing.
Monday- Wednesday: 9:30am- 5:00pm
Thursday: 9:30am- 7:00pm
Friday: 9:30am- 4:00pm
Contact Elyce Bristol- email@example.com for more information
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.
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
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 , firstname.lastname@example.org
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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.