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“Art and love are the same thing: It’s the process of seeing yourself in things that are not you.” -Chuck Klosterman


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Package Diapers for Families Served by the Westchester County Diaper Bank

Volunteers are needed to prepare diaper packages for families in need. We will put a 1-week's supply into a large zip lock bag then add a package of wipes along with two educational inserts. While you package diapers and visit with other volunteers, please enjoy coffee, water, and some snacks. This opportunity is ideal for families and groups as well as teens looking for community hours. The Westchester County Diaper Bank is formed by the JLCW's partnership with the Westchester County Executive’s office and the Westchester County Department of Social Services. The Diaper Bank provides diapers at no cost as temporary assistance to struggling families in Westchester County.

Irvington, NY

5/18/19 9:30 AM +more

10th Annual Great Saw Mill River Clean Up: Bridge Street Plaza Site - Ardsley

Volunteers will join site supervisor and Village of Ardsley Stormwater Manager, Lorraine Kuhn, to conduct a garbage cleanup along the shoreline at the Bridge Street Plaza site in Ardsley. Wear sturdy shoes (no flip-flops!), long pants and long sleeves to protect from ticks and poison ivy; bring gloves if you have them and carry water to stay hydrated. We'll have equipment, trash bags, and a limited supply of gloves. Register here to agree to the photo release form and record your T-shirt size. Volunteers must be 18 or older. Rain date: Saturday, April 20 from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Directions: This site is located in the area near Riviera Bakehouse. The river runs near the NYS Thruway Interstate 87. Bridge Street Plaza is off of Saw Mill River Road/9A. Use "660 Saw Mill River Road, Ardsley, NY 10502" for GPS directions.

Ardsley, NY

4/13/19 10:00 AM

10th Annual Great Saw Mill River Clean Up: Van der Donck Site - Yonkers

Volunteers will join site supervisor and Groundwork Hudson Valley staff member to conduct a garbage cleanup behind the park's fences and along the river banks at the Van der Donck site in Yonkers. Wear sturdy shoes (no flip-flops!), long pants and long sleeves to protect from ticks and poison ivy; bring gloves if you have them and carry water to stay hydrated. We'll have equipment, trash bags, and a limited supply of gloves. Register here to agree to the photo release form and record your T-shirt size. Volunteers must be 18 or older. Rain date: Saturday, April 20 from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Directions: This site is the "daylighting park" in downtown Yonkers between Dock Street and Nepperham Street, across from the Yonkers train station.

Yonkers, NY

4/13/19 10:00 AM

Westchester Pancreatic Cancer Research Walk

Volunteers are needed for a variety of tasks before, during and after the event. Opportunities include: cheering, clean up, musical entertainment, parking/traffic management, photographer, registration, safety/route marshal, set-up, team meeting/photos, etc. If you would like to be more involved, there are always opportunities to join our planning committee. Please register online at: www.lustgartenwalkwestchester.org

Rye, NY

4/28/19 7:00 AM

Help The Homeless - Stuff A Shirt!

Want to do something direct and meaningful? HELP THE HOMELESS LIVING IN SHELTERS! Host a Stuffed Shirt Event at your office or your home or done one yourself - Many homeless find themselves moving from one homeless shelter to another, carrying all of their clothes and other possessions in trash bags. Additionally, many homeless have limited and inconsistent access to personal care items, like soap, toothpaste, and toothbrushes, etc. We can help in a number of ways! Gather your friends, family, etc. and ask them to bring new or gently used soft suitcases, duffel bags and large backpacks, or, if bringing a soft suitcase isn't possible, bring a clean, new or gently worn XL t-shirt to your home or workplace. Also, ask your participants to bring small bottles of shampoo, conditioner, soaps, wash cloths, deodorant, tooth brushes and toothpaste, body lotions, shaving cream, cotton swabs, and any other personal care items you might think of to your event. Please also include baby wipes, diaper cream, kids' wipes, kids' shampoo and conditioner as well as kids' toothbrushes and toothpaste if possible. You determine the time and place! 1: you alone or with your event-mates pack the soft suitcases and duffel bags with the personal care items, OR 2: lay out the t-shirts, and put the personal care items in the center of the t-shirts. Wrap the shirt up around the items like a sack/bag, and tie it with a ribbon or string. You might find that swapping and sharing the personal care items will insure that each t-shirt "bag" or suitcase has variety. For a nice personal touch, you can make a label with a goodwill wish and attach it to the ribbon or string, or the handle of the suitcase, etc. Please contact us at pkoner@family-to-family.org before your event so that we can link you or your group to a local shelter. #donatetoiletries

Tarrytown, NY

Through 11/18/19

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

Service Dog Puppy Raiser

Volunteers raise and socialize our puppies in their homes for approximately 12-16 months. They take them out to many different places and teach them basic commands and manners. Providing our dogs with these experiences helps give them a solid foundation and prepares them for the next phase of their service dog training. There is no experience necessary Training is available If you would like to learn more, or apply to be a puppy raiser, please express interest below:

Hopewell Junction, NY

Through 2/23/20

Foster a Service Dog

Volunteers are needed to foster our service dogs while they are in training. Once our dogs are between 14-18 months old and begin training with a professional BluePath trainer, they are fostered in the homes of volunteers. Three to Four times a week the foster must drop the dog off in Hopewell Junction in the morning and pick up in the late afternoon. This allows all of our dogs to live in homes and not in kennels. Dogs remain with the foster until placement as a BluePath service dog. No experience required Training is available If you would like to learn more, or apply to foster a sevice dog in training, please express interest below.

Hopewell Junction, NY

Through 2/23/20

Temporary Service Dog Sitter

If you are not able to be a Puppy Raiser or Foster, but would like to help with one of our dogs, you can become a Sitter. Volunteer Sitters take our dogs into their homes for short periods of time to look after them when Raisers and Fosters are unavailable. No experience necessary Training is available If you would like to learn more, or apply to be a sitter, please "express interest" below:

Hopewell Junction, NY

Through 2/23/20

Food Recovery Program with Arc Rockland Volunteer groups

Help Arc Rockland volunteer groups recover and sort donated food from local businesses. The food will be donated to TOUCH. We need volunteers to either meet us in the community to help collect the donated food and/or help us sort the food at TOUCH's food pantry.This is an integrated volunteer opportunity with our Community Connections program. The Arc Rockland offers services to people of all ages with intellectual and developmental disabilities. We work hand-in-hand with individuals, families, educators, and medical professionals to ensure that each person receives the supports necessary to ensure that he or she is an integral member of the community. Volunteers are needed between 10:30am and 12:30pm Monday- Friday. Find more at: Arc Rockland / @arcrock1. We are welcoming volunteers to become part of our extended family.

Congers, NY

Through 3/23/19

Community Volunteers Needed!

The New Rochelle Coalition Against Violence (New Ro CAV) is a group of dedicated New Rochelle residents organized to provide opportunities that are designed to reduce violence throughout the city. By exploring innovative and evidenced-based programming, New Ro CAV aims to meet the needs of residents at the intersection of trauma and resilience. New Ro CAV also works closely with IEY Middle School and will work with Trinity Elementary in 2018-2019. New Ro CAV is looking for community volunteers of all ages. Volunteer opportunities include: organizing recreational events for youth, providing informational events such as documentary screenings at the library, advocacy and much more. New Ro CAV is looking for individuals willing to share their time and talents to help make our city safer! #Newrochelle #Newrostrong

New Rochelle, NY

Through 7/31/19

Westchester Delivery Volunteers Needed

Hillside Food Outreach home-delivers food to over 2,000 clients throughout Westchester and Putnam Counties in New York and Western Connecticut. We are looking for volunteers in Westchester County to help us deliver to our growing wait list of clients who do not have access to local food pantries. We welcome volunteers of all ages, families, individuals, or teams who can help us deliver groceries to our hungry neighbors. Deliveries occur once a month on Saturday mornings, and we ask that you become a delivery volunteer for at least a year so our clients can develop a bond with you, and you can learn their needs.

White Plains, NY

Through 7/28/20

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

Warm Winter Clothes Needed!

As the temperature begins to drop there is a greater need for warm winter clothing items. We are looking for donations of items like new or gently used jackets, hats, gloves, socks, etc. to give to those in need in the local community. For more information email Jared Apuzzo- contact@csasoupkitchen.org. #donateclothing

Mount Vernon, NY

Through 3/31/19

Caring Cards and Crafts for Seniors

Many of us look forward to celebrating Holidays with the ones we love, but for others, it can be very lonesome. Holidays of any kind can lead to extra heartache for those who may have lost somebody close to them. You can partner with Meals on Wheels to make cards for seniors to help brighten their day. Caring Cards & Crafts is a great project for students, teachers, youth groups and families. The cards & crafts are simple, handmade cutouts, but the thought and meaning behind each one is so much greater. The cards are filled with love, good wishes and even poetry. Deadlines: Thanksgiving: 11/21/2018 Winter: 12/21/2018

Nanuet, NY

Through 12/31/19

Miles of Smiles Volunteers

Help brighten a smile for a senior, literally. Create Miles of Smiles bags. How it works: Fill a bag with all the products a senior needs for a healthy smile. Inside the Quart size Ziploc bag be sure to include: -Soft tooth brush -Toothpaste -Floss -Mouth wash -A Miles of Smiles Flyer (We provide this) Miles of Smiles Instructions

Nanuet, NY

Through 12/31/19

Blizzard Boxes for Winter 2018-2019

Help support homebound seniors when the weather is poor by creating Blizzard boxes. A Blizzard Box is an assortment of donated non-perishable food items packed into shoeboxes. The shoeboxes are delivered to the recipients of our Home Delivered Meals Program in case normal food deliveries are halted due to weather related or other emergencies. The shoeboxes are delivered by Meals on Wheels Volunteer Drivers. Blizzard Box Instructions Deliver to the Meals on Wheels office in Nanuet or Volunteer New York! office in Tarrytown.

Nanuet, NY

Through 12/31/19

The Simple Green Drive-Spread Awareness

the harris project advocates for teens & young adults with mental health and substance misuse/addiction (co-occurring disorders), and created a school-based prevention program – CODA (Co-Occurring Disorders Awareness) to empower high school students to change outcomes. the harris project has partnered with Fairco-Greentree Recycling (FGR) to collect unwanted textiles in the local area. Volunteers are needed to organize a textile drive to support the cause and spread awareness about co-occuring disorders. Ask your community to donate unwanted clothing, bedding, towels, shoes and accessories. Items donated can be in any condition (ripped, stained, old, or new). FGR will work with you to set up a convenient bin location and pick-up all donations Your effort will support the harris project’s CODA (Co-Occurring Disorders Awareness) prevention program Easy to organize and no cost to run For more information see the flyer here or contact Jodi Siegel- josiegel@optonline.net #donateclothing

White Plains, NY

Through 11/16/19

Donate to the Ronald McDonald House of the Greater Hudson Valley Pantry

We rely on you to provide a home-like atmosphere for our families, and like all homes, we have to keep our shelves stocked with household products for everyday use. Please view our most current Amazon wish list and consider making a contribution. Items can be mailed directly to the House or can be dropped off from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. any day of the week. Schools and service groups can consider hosting a large donation drive with their community. If it is a large donation drive, please contact Brittany to schedule a drop-off time. Brittany Moretti, Program Operations Manager 914-493-6455, bmoretti@rmhghv.org. Items always needed are: individually packed snack foods (chips, cookies, pretzels, fruit snacks, granola bars) travel-sized (non-hotel branded) toiletries, laundry detergent and dish soap. Items must be new and unused. If interested please express interest below. #donatetoiletries

Valhalla, NY

Through 11/20/20

Sponsor A Family

Help an American family living in profound poverty with a monthly box of groceries. Join Family-to-Family's Sponsor A Family program - Family-to-Family, Inc. is a grassroots nonprofit. We are a hunger and poverty relief organization dedicated to providing food, personal hygiene products and other basic life essentials to American families struggling with the challenges of poverty. By connecting donors one-to-one with specific families in need, Family-to-Family’s mission is to bring a large and seemingly intractable problem – poverty – into personal focus, making proactive, attainable results possible…one family at a time. Family-to-Family currently helps approximately 430 families in 27 U.S. communities. Families in need of sponsorship are identified for us by local outreach partners who have specific knowledge of the needs of families in their communities. Sponsor a family and ensure that the family we link you to gets the food they need the last week of every month, when food stamps often run out. After you sign up we’ll send you details about the family you’re helping. More information here. #IG006

White Plains, NY

Through 8/7/20

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