Selfhelp’s “Virtual Senior Center” is seeking Volunteer Facilitators to connect to seniors through a video chat program and share interests in the areas of art, music, history, health, social sciences, computers, and more. This program helps seniors to engage socially and make friends via computers during a one-hour interactive class.
All Volunteer Facilitators need is a standard computer with high speed internet and a webcam.
Classes are held weekdays, evenings, and weekends with a flexible recurring schedule. Volunteers who can speak English, Mandarin, Russian, or Korean are needed. Click here for more details about the program.
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:
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.
The Alternatives to Violence Project (AVP) is a volunteer organization that provides programs for youth, community groups, and prison inmates to learn new skills in order to deal with the conflicts in their lives. These programs are lead by volunteer workshop facilitators. Becoming a workshop facilitator requires no special qualifications; the only requirement is the desire to reduce violence in the community and a commitment to completing the training!
Facilitator training involves three weekend-long workshops: a Basic Workshop, an Advanced Workshop, and a Training for Facilitators Workshop. Each begins on a Friday evening and ends that Sunday. Volunteer facilitators receive a manual with exercises for the workshops; they then apprentice in a workshop either in prison or in the community. There are two to four facilitators per workshop, and volunteers are expected lead two or three weekend workshops per year (although more are welcome!).
During the workshops, facilitators lead a series of experiential role-playing exercises dealing with conflict resolution skills where they focus on affirmation, communication, cooperation, teamwork, and creative conflict resolution.
The next Basic Workshop will take place at Scarsdale Quaker Meeting House from August 9-11: Friday from 6:30-9:30 p.m., Saturday from 9 a.m.-8 p.m., and Sunday from 1-8 p.m. Meals will be provided for Saturday lunch and supper and Sunday supper. The Advanced and Training for Facilitators Workshops are scheduled after the Basic Workshop is completed.