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Port Chester Baby Box Project: Help Babies Have a Safe Sleep Space

Open Door's Baby Box Project provides mothers-in-need with a newborn starter kit that can be used as a safe sleep space for their new baby. Each box is filled with new diapers, baby clothes, toys and products and important information to ensure the child has a healthy and safe start in life. We need help each month (up to 5 volunteers) assembling 10-20 Baby Boxes and filling them with baby essentials, at our Ossining Open Door Health Center. This activity takes place 12:30-2:30pm on the third Monday of each month from January to November. Please note that we occasionally finish up earlier than 2:30pm. Also, please note that our dates may occasionally need to be changed and we will advise volunteers as quickly as possible. We are currently recruiting for: 2/18/19, 3/18/19, 4/15/19, 5/20/19, 6/17/19, 7/15/19, 8/19/19, 9/16/19, 10/15/19, 11/18/19 Want a fun way to support our Baby Boxes with your friends? Become a Collector: Start a collection with your friends, family and colleagues. What’s needed: Newborn clothes and sleep, Baby Soap and Diaper Cream, Infant Thermometer and baby toys. Lend your personal touch with a hand-written card to a new mom. Arrange your collection as a family project, scout troop project, corporate challenge or baby shower. Visit our Baby Essentials Wishlist on Amazon.

Port Chester, NY

4/15/19 12:00 PM

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 7/15/19

Parent Child Together Program in Ossining Neighbors Link

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:

Yonkers, NY

Through 7/9/19

Deliver Meals to Homes in Rockland

 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. 

Nanuet, NY

Through 8/30/20

Help With Our Client Choice Pantry

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- elyce@peopletopeopleinc.org for more information

Nanuet, NY

Through 12/31/19

Knitting and Crocheting Basics Coach

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:

Yonkers, NY

Through 11/1/19

Arts & Crafts Buddy

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.

Hawthorne, NY

Through 12/12/19

Conversation Partners

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. 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

Valhalla, NY

Through 6/26/20


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. 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

Valhalla, NY

Through 6/26/20

Native Plant Center Volunteers

Native Plant Center Volunteers will work on Special Projects as needed. 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

Valhalla, NY

Through 6/26/20

Special Service Mentors

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

Valhalla, NY

Through 6/26/20

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

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

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


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

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

Gift Shop Attendant

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


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

Mount Vernon, NY

Through 6/27/20

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

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 8/24/19

Coaches--Partnership for Student Advancement, Inc.

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.

Through 6/15/19

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