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Cause - Arts & Culture

“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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Provide Clothing to low income children

The Sharing Shelf, a program of Family Services of Westchester, seeks volunteers to help sort and organize clothing donations for low income children in the Westchester community. Found in 2009, The Sharing Shelf is Westchester's clothing bank for children. We collect new and gently used clothing for children from birth to age 19. Donations are sorted by quality, size, season and gender then distributed through nonprofits, schools and hospitals in our community to children in need at no cost. Each child receives a week's worth of seasonally appropriate clothing matched to their sizing needs. Volunteers are needed to help us sort donations and prepare them for the children we serve. We have a particularly acute need in the winter given high demand. Volunteers must be at least 15 years old to volunteer independently and those ages 10-14 may volunteer with a parent. We are open weekdays - Tuesday, Weds and Thursday from 9:30-2:30 with after school hours until 5 or 6pm once or twice a week. We are open on Saturday and Sunday mornings through December 16th. All volunteers must pre-register with The Sharing Shelf. 

Port Chester, NY

Through 1/31/19

Arts Ambassador

Arts Westchester Arts Ambassadors Arts Ambassadors are community volunteers who value the arts and understand the role the arts play in improving education, enriching lives, and building communities. Above and beyond the specific activities they undertake, the volunteers are truly ambassadors for ArtsWestchester, helping the general public better understand what ArtsWestchester does and its impact in the county. As a Field Representative ArtsWestchester provides financial support to cultural organizations—large and small—throughout the county, presents exhibitions and events at its building, and brings artists into schools, community sites and social service agencies. As an Arts Ambassador you may: Visit programs funded by Arts Westchester -- artist residencies, classes, concerts, events,exhibitions, instructional programs, performances, and workshops Document and report experience to Arts Westchester Ambassador Coordinator to be evaluated by program staff. Through these documented visits, Arts Ambassadors supply the staff with information and insights to make a compelling case to funders and potential funders.

White Plains, NY

Through 7/1/19

Volunteer Teaching Artist

Be part of our Creative Aging team. We are looking for teaching artists to assist with art, ceramics, clay programs with our residents in our nursing facility, rehab, assisted living and adult day program. We have many creative residents who are eager to pursue these things and we welcome you to join us.

Mount Vernon, NY

Through 6/26/20

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