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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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Green Squad Weekly Litter Cleanups

Join the Green Squad to clean up litter at Glen Island Park. Commit to as often as your schedule allows! All supplies will be provided; please wear clothes that can get dirty. Volunteers will meet at the park office (first building on the right). See you there!

New Rochelle, NY

5/22/19 6:30 PM +more

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

6/15/19 9:30 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

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

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

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

Write Thank You Cards to Support the Troops

Help United For the Troops send a little comfort to our military overseas! United For the Troops supports our troops serving overseas by sending them care packages of items they say they “miss most” while they are deployed. (Click HERE for a donation list.) Handwritten letters, cards, and pictures are always welcome and included in the care packages; they're the first thing our servicemen and women see when they open their packages, and they remind our military how thankful we are. This year we aim to send out 10,000 letters and cards! This is a great family-friendly activity. Break out the construction paper and crayons or pick up a package of thank you cards and write out a few. Cards can be mailed or dropped off; we just need them in time for our packing days. Mail thank you cards to: United For the Troops P.O. Box 242 Shrub Oak, NY 10588 Drop-off locations are listed on www.unitedforthetroops.org

Carmel Hamlet, NY

Through 3/22/20

Summer Art Program Supply Drive

Strawtown Studio is collecting art material for its summer program, which serves to educate children on environmental stewardship. Items that are needed include: Paper (watercolor, mixed media, bristol vellum, colored card stock) Paint (acrylic, watercolor) Acrylic (nontoxic) paint markers Elmer’s glue (sticks, tubs) Tape (masking, transparent, duct) Fabric, felt Paint markers Colored pencils Cedar shingles Wire (all gauges) Beading wire in gauges 20 to 28 (gold, silver, green) Small craft mirror and tiles Jute, twine Hemp string Plasticine modeling clay (non-drying), natural colors Thin ribbons

Nyack, NY

Through 5/10/20

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

Gifts For Children program

The mission of Friends of Karen is to provide emotional, financial and advocacy support to children with a life-threatening illness and their families. As a part of this effort, Friends of Karen recruits local volunteers who can help organize material drives in their communities. One of these efforts is our Holiday Family Adoption. We are looking for families who are willing to team up to fulfill the wish lists of our special children. Below are just a few examples on how you can help during the holidays. Easter & Passover Project – This Spring collect grocery gift cards to Pathmark, A&P, ShopRite and Stop & Shop so our families may have a special holiday meal. Birthday Program – Collect items for our birthday toy pantry. Call for wish list of gifts. Thanksgiving Baskets – Put together a basket of Thanksgiving food and a $20 A&P, Food Emporium, Stop & Shop or ShopRite gift certificate for the turkey. Call for details in October. Holiday Adopt-A-Family Program – Fulfill the wish lists of our special children – call for information in October. (We also need AA & AAA batteries, gift wrap, bows, tape & holiday candy.) For more information call Denise Tredwell, Volunteer Coordinator at 914-617-4052 or DeniseTredwell@friendsofkaren.org.

North Salem, NY

Through 8/7/20

Organize Your Own Drive

The mission of Friends of Karen is to provide emotional, financial and advocacy support to children with a life-threatening illness and their families. As a part of this effort, Friends of Karen recruits local volunteers who can help organize material drives in their communities. Below are just a few examples on how you can help: Coloring Book Drive – Collect new coloring books and crayons for our kids in the hospital. Birthday Program – Collect items for our birthday toy pantry. Call for wish list of gifts. School Supplies Project – Collect school supplies and backpacks. All year round. Pantry Drive – Collect paper towels, tissues, hand sanitizer wipes, baby wipes. Coin Harvest – Organize and run a loose change collection to benefit Friends of Karen or recycle cans and bottles and donate the change to Friends of Karen. Gift Certificate Drive – collect $5 gift certificates to iTunes, Dunkin’ Donuts, McDonald’s, Subway, Burger King, Pizza Hut and Starbucks. Tag Sale – Turn your junk into treasure and organize a tag sale to benefit Friends of Karen. We’ll start you off with a box of tag sale “stuff.” #donateschool

North Salem, NY

Through 8/7/20

Food/Kitchen Supply Drives

Pregnancy Care Center offers so much more than just a place to rest and reflect during this special time in our residents’ lives. We provide services and support to help get them on their feet and into healthy and productive lives. Food Drives Help to collect some basic non-perishable food items for our residents: Peanut butter, Jelly, Tuna, Pasta, Cereal, Canned soups, Vegetables, Meals, Mac & cheese, etc. Outfit the Residence New pots, pans, dishes, glasses, flatware etc. are always needed!This is a great opportunity for families or youth groups looking to make a difference in their community. #VolunteerNewRochelle

New Rochelle, NY

Through 12/6/19

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