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Cause - Children & Youth Education

"Education is not a tool for development - individual, community and the nation. It is the foundation for our future. It is empowerment to make choices and emboldens the youth to chase their dreams." -Nita Ambani

 

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Pajama Program Reading Party

Our Reading Parties begin with circle time introductions and continue with reading in pairs (1 child to 1 adult volunteer) or small groups. During the Reading Party, the children receive a snack, a new pair of pajamas and a new storybook of their choice. The children range in ages from Babies-12 years old. Reading Parties last approximately an hour. All Pajama Program volunteers are required to complete an on-line Volunteer Application and Background Check prior to volunteering with Pajama Program. The Pajama Program provides new pajamas and new books to children in need, many who are waiting and hoping to be adopted. Thousands of the children we serve live in orphanages, group homes and shelters and are shuffled often between temporary living facilities. Many of them have been abused or abandoned, and have never enjoyed the simple comfort of having a mother or father tuck them in at bedtime and read to them. Since 2001 with your help we have provided more that 550,000 pajamas and 250,000 books to children in need nationwide!

White Plains, NY

5/23/18 6:30 PM

12-Hour Training - April's Child- Child abuse prevention

Find out how you can stop child abuse and neglect, one family at a time, by attending April's Child's 12-hour volunteer training. Before you can take this training you should attend the orientation to accumate yourself with the organization and its programs. If you would like to attend an orientation session please call us at (914) 997-2642. Current volunteer positions include; Parent Aides (English or Spanish Speaking) Grant Writers Fundraising Holiday Toy Drive Coordinator (Sept-Dec) Administrative/Clerical Gift Wrap Coordinator (Sept-Dec) Gift Wrappers (Nov-Dec) Volunteer Newsletter Editor Community Speakers and more... The next 12 Hour Training session will be this summer. Date TBD. As a volunteer you can expect quality training and ongoing supervision, personal growth, work experience, opportunities for new friendships and the reward of being needed and appreciated. Please consider joining our team of volunteers focused on stopping child abuse and neglect.

Valhalla, NY

5/24/18 9:00 AM +more

FARM FEST VOLUNTEERS

Hilltop Hanover Farms Annual Farm fest is upon us Saturday June 2nd 2018 . We are searching for volunteers that might be willing to assist with childrens activities, Raffle tables and parking among other tasks. Come volunteer with us for 3 hours or the day, starting at 8:30am through 4:30 pm. Please sign up with an email as we will be contacting you and sending volunteer waivers and further information.

Yorktown Heights, NY

6/2/18 8:30 AM +more

Two Together

Two Together Two Together offers academic tutoring to youth from all four campus programs on Monday, Tuesday and Thursdays, from 3:30 to 4:30. The cognitive ability of the children varies, some are low functioning, others are taking Regents. The commitment for the tutors is one hour long session per week. Please let us know if you would like more information or are interested in tutoring one of our youth. All volunteers must attend a one hour orientation prior to volunteering. These are scheduled at the volunteers convenience.

Pleasantville, NY

Through 10/31/18

Jacob Burns Film Center Education Department

We bring our two largest education programs, See Hear Feel Film and Minds in Motion to more than 5,000 third and fourth graders across the county every year. Most people don’t realize that these innovative programs depend on our wonderful volunteers to make them happen. Join our diverse group of parents, retired teachers, students, and professionals who make a real difference in the lives of local children every single day. We provide all the training you need. In return, we ask you to be available during the program dates provided each semester. See Hear Feel Film runs October-June and Minds in Motion runs year round. Training sessions take place each semester. Learn more at https://burnsfilmcenter.org/about/volunteer/ and http://volunteer4jbfc.tumblr.com/

Pleasantville, NY

Through 12/31/19

Summer Reading Buddies- Ossining

Volunteers should expect to work with several children during each 2 hour session. The children will have selected a book and then be matched up with a volunteer. After introductions the “buddies” will find a spot where they can work together for 20 minutes. The volunteer will encourage the student to read, help with specific words, pronunciation and comprehension. When they’ve finished the book the volunteer will help the child complete a worksheet. We give out “passports” to every child who registers for Summer Reading Buddies and each child gets a stamp on his passport for each day they attend. The volunteer will then bring the child back to our staff who will match them up with their next “buddy”. Summer Reading Buddies volunteer opportunities are also available at the Yonkers Riverfront Library. Please contact us for further information. Everyone enjoys this literacy program. Take a look at coverage by WPIX 11: http://www.jcy-wcp.com/summermediacraze.html

Ossining, NY

Through 8/11/18

Summer Reading Buddies- Yonkers

This opportuny is available on Tuesdays and Wednesday mornings from 10:00am to 12:00pm from July 10th through August 15th. Volunteers should expect to work with several children during each 2 hour session. The children will have selected a book and then be matched up with a volunteer. After introductions the “buddies” will find a spot where they can work together for 20 minutes. The volunteer will encourage the student to read, help with specific words, pronunciation and comprehension. When they’ve finished the book the volunteer will help the child complete a worksheet. We give out “passports” to every child who registers for Summer Reading Buddies and each child gets a stamp on his passport for each day they attend. The volunteer will then bring the child back to our staff who will match them up with their next “buddy”. In addition to the Yonkers Riverfront Library, this program is also run at the Ossining Public Library. Please contact us for further information. Everyone enjoys this literacy program. Take a look at coverage by WPIX 11: http://www.jcy-wcp.com/summermediacraze.html

Yonkers, NY

Through 8/15/18

Teen Tastic Assistant Program Leader

GiGi’s Playhouse Down Syndrome Achievement Center, Westchester is currently looking for an assistant volunteer program leader to join our wonderful dedicated team. Teen Tastic: Meets on the FIRST Friday of the month at 6-8pm or 5-7pm. Teen Tastic (ages 13-17) is in need of a leader (or leaders to co-lead) to help run this very popular social skills program. Teen Tastic promotes friendships, social interaction and communication through a variety of social activities, outings and games for teens. The goals of the program are: to promote positive peer relationships, encourage peer relationships with teens in the community and social skills development. At least a 6-month commitment is required. Volunteer Program Leader Requirements: - Must be 18+ - Attend an hour orientation (Sessions available 6.30pm-7.30pm 1st Wed of the month, except for Jan which is 2nd Wed) - Observe two programs - Once the above requirements have been fulfilled a background check is required. Please express interest below.

Ardsley, NY

Through 11/28/18

Literacy/Math Tutors

GiGi’s Playhouse Down Syndrome Achievement Center, Westchester is currently looking for Literacy & Math Tutors to join our wonderful dedicated team. Literacy/Math Tutororing We are looking for volunteers who want to make a difference to our families and are interested in tutoring on a 1-1 basis. You do not need to be a teacher as full training and support is provided. Our Literacy and Math sessions run for 10 weeks (we have 4 sessions per year), your total commitment will be an hour a week for 10 weeks. Flexibility is desirable. Our next session of Literacy begins Summer 2018. We hope to start Math in the Fall. Volunteer requirements: - Must be 18+ - Attend a 1 Hour Orientation (Sessions available 6.30pm-7.30pm 1st Wed of the month, except for Jan which is 2nd Wed) - Attend 1 or 2 Trainings - Once these requirements have been fulfilled a background check will be required. Please express interest below.

Ardsley, NY

Through 11/28/18

Grant Writer: Grad Bag

Grad Bag is in Search of a Volunteer Grant Writer to help Spread our Reach. Grad Bag is a green initiative to reuse college dorm supplies that would otherwise be discarded. Grad Bag collects and redistributes lightly-used dorm room items that frequently end up in landfills and gives them to incoming college freshmen from low-income households. Grad Bag works within a tight budget and relies on gifts in kind in addition to financial support from individuals. New sources of funding are necessary for our growth. Qualifications: Strong writing skills with experience in grant writing. Responsibilities: Research and write grants that support sustainability and/or low-income households. Location for work: Remote - Work from home Time commitment: Flexible, as available http://www.gradbag.org/ Please contact Grad Bag Co-Founder Elizabeth Gruber by "expressing interest" below. #remotevolunteer

Scarsdale, NY

Through 12/21/18

Make Health Care a Happy Place - Read Books to our Young Patients

Open Door Family Medical Center's Reach Out and Read Program in Port Chester is recruiting volunteers to read books aloud to our young patients in our waiting areas, chat with the parent and help the child select a book to take home. Volunteers take a rolling book cart to our waiting areas and make books come alive for kids. There are so many fun ways to approach reading to make it exciting for children: read with different tones for different characters, ask questions, count, point out colors, shapes and objects. Sounds so simple? It is, and it make a big impact on promoting kindergarten readiness for underserved children. Volunteers should plan for a regular weekly shift. This can be as short as 1 hour or much longer, you let us know! An everyother week shift of 2+ hours is also available. An application and medical information are required. We will host a background check for those 18 years or older. Ready to help? Contact Alicia Ward by "Expressing Interest" below. http://www.opendoormedical.org/join-us/volunteer/

Port Chester, NY

Through 6/15/18

Bring Books to Life for Young Children

Ossining Open Door's Reach Out and Read Program is recruiting volunteers to read books aloud to our young patients and bring books to life. We need volunteers who will show our kids the excitment in books by reading with different tones, counting, pointing our shapes and objects and getting them involved by asking questions. Sound simple? It is and it can make a huge imact on the school success for an underserved child. A volunteer shift can be as easy as 1 hour per week, or longer. An every-other-week 2+ hour shift is also available. Volunteer to make a difference or volunteer for school service - it's all good, if you come to make literacy special for our kids! Volunteers must complete an application and provide medical information. We will host a background check for volunteers 18 or older. Ready to help? Contact Alicia Ward by "Expressing Interest" below. http://www.opendoormedical.org/join-us/volunteer/

Ossining, NY

Through 6/15/18

Big Brother/Big Sister Mentor - New Rochelle

Big Brother/ Big Sister Mentor - New Rochelle Big Brothers/ Big Sisters Mentoring Program http://www.fsw.org/our-programs/bbbs/about-us Big Brother Big Sister-Mentor Big Brothers/ Big Sisters Mentoring Program http://www.fsw.org About Big Brothers/Big Sisters FSW’s Big Brothers Big Sisters Program (BBBS), an affiliate of BBBS of America, helps children reach their potential through professionally supported one-to-one relationships with proven results. Bigs and Littles have fun together — and create memories that last a lifetime. We call it “Little moments … Big magic.” Research points to the powerful, positive, lasting impact Bigs have on children’s lives. Littles are: 52% less likely to skip school 46% less likely to begin using illegal drugs More likely to get along with their families and peers How You Can Help Make a difference in a child's life and become a mentor. Being a Big Brother or Big Sister is one of the most fulfilling and enjoyable things you will ever do. It’s easy, too. Your Little can join you for the kinds of activities you already like to do, such as: Shoot some hoops Play a board game Go to the movies Share a pizza Take a walk in the park Or just hang out together and talk Just a few hours a month can change a young person’s life. We provide a thorough orientation and training in building mentor relationships and working constructively with youth. On-going support by dedicated staff is provided to the mentor, mentee and mentee's family. Become a Big and help to Start Something Big in a child’s life that will last a lifetime. Help us to change children’s lives, one child at a time. #VolunteerNewRochelle #NewRoStrong

New Rochelle, NY

Through 2/16/20

My Brothers Keeper New Rochelle - Social Media/Writing Assistance

Seeking organized writer to assist with digital and print communications. Ongoing and flexible opportunity. Contacts: Colleen Gardephe and Devron Chambers, cmdgardephe@gmail.com, dchambers4296@gmail.com

New Rochelle, NY

Through 2/27/19

Board Member for Youth Development Organization

Established in 2008, Youth Voices Center, Inc. is dedicated to promoting positive youth development among adolescents through its Power of Peace program offered in schools, community centers, and youth groups. Youth Voices Center is a 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to ensuring that it recruits the board members it needs to ensure maximum impact and strives to support and promote excellence in board service. The Youth Voices Center Board of Directors comprises leaders from the nonprofit and for-profit sector who are dedicated to the organization’s mission. Our board members champion the importance of exceptional board leadership and believe that each and every organization needs a strong and effective board to fully realize its potential for good. In addition to the standard roles and responsibilities of a board member, our board members are active advocates and ambassadors for the organization and are fully engaged in identifying and securing the financial resources and partnerships necessary for Youth Voices Center to advance its mission. Job Description The Youth Voices Center Board of Directors comprises leaders from the nonprofit and for-profit sector who are dedicated to the organization’s mission. Serving on the Youth Voices Center Board of Directors is an extraordinary opportunity for an individual who is passionate about strengthening leadership and governance in the nonprofit sector and more importantly, passionate about the future of our youth. Board members are expected to have the financial acumen to read and understand financial statements and to otherwise help the board fulfill its fiduciary responsibilities. Board members are expected to attend four board meetings per year. They are expected to read board materials in advance of board meetings and to come prepared to ask questions and participate in discussions. Board members are expected to play an active role in securing the financial resources necessary for Youth Voices Center to achieve its mission. Board members are expected to leverage personal relationships and connections to help the development committee and staff identify and solicit potential funders, as well as directly invest in Youth Voice Center’s work by making a personal contribution each year. Board members are expected to responsibly represent Youth Voices Center to their respective communities and to advocate for its mission, programs, and services as appropriate. Board terms last for two years and board members can serve for up to three consecutive terms. Desired Skills and Expertise We are currently recruiting for diverse leaders with expertise in the following area: Youth Voices Center seeks a well-connected leader who is passionate about improving the lives of youth and can leverage his/her networks and resources in support of efforts to positively impact the environment in which Youth Voices Center does its work. The ideal candidate has a track-record of supporting youth and strong connections to local decision makers who are in a position to positively impact Youth Voices Center’s mission. The ideal board candidate should have prior nonprofit board member experience or have received formal board training. To apply or learn more, please express interest below: #VolunteerNewRochelle #NewRoStrong

New Rochelle, NY

Through 3/5/20

Social Media/Writing Assistance

My Brother’s Keeper New Rochelle is looking for a few people to join some of the initiative’s committees. Most groups meet once a month or bimonthly but sometimes meet more frequently as an event or program approaches. Social Media/Writing Assistance Seeking organized writer to assist with digital and print communications. This is an ongoing and flexible opportunity. In April 2015, New Rochelle was the first community in Westchester and one of the first in the state to accept President Obama's My Brother's Keeper Community Challenge, which aims to lift all students, particularly boys and young men of color. This cradle-to-career initiative is designed to close the opportunity gap for boys and young men of color from ages birth to 24 by improving school readiness, grade-level reading, academic success, college access, vocational training and violence prevention. MBK New Rochelle is a dynamic coalition bringing together dozens of volunteers and more than 100 local non-profit partners. As a partnership between the City of New Rochelle and the School District, MBKNewRo accesses the City’s vast municipal, community and educational resources. #VolunteerNewRochelle #NewRoStrong

New Rochelle, NY

Through 3/6/19

Help Plan Milestone Programs for Young Children

My Brother’s Keeper New Rochelle is looking for a few people to join some of the initiative’s committees. Most groups meet once a month or bimonthly but sometimes meet more frequently as an event or program approaches. Milestone 1 and 2 Committee Looking for additional members to assist with the planning of programs and events designed to help babies and toddlers and their families thrive assist young school children learn how to read In April 2015, New Rochelle was the first community in Westchester and one of the first in the state to accept President Obama's My Brother's Keeper Community Challenge, which aims to lift all students, particularly boys and young men of color. This cradle-to-career initiative is designed to close the opportunity gap for boys and young men of color from ages birth to 24 by improving school readiness, grade-level reading, academic success, college access, vocational training and violence prevention. MBK New Rochelle is a dynamic coalition bringing together dozens of volunteers and more than 100 local non-profit partners. As a partnership between the City of New Rochelle and the School District, MBKNewRo accesses the City’s vast municipal, community and educational resources. #VolunteerNewRochelle #NewRoStrong

New Rochelle, NY

Through 3/6/19

Plan Community Forums on Race Relations

My Brother’s Keeper New Rochelle is looking for a few people to join some of the initiative’s committees. Most groups meet once a month or bimonthly but sometimes meet more frequently as an event or program approaches. Race Relations Committee Seeking new members to join this committee, which plans Community Forums on Race Relations. In April 2015, New Rochelle was the first community in Westchester and one of the first in the state to accept President Obama's My Brother's Keeper Community Challenge, which aims to lift all students, particularly boys and young men of color. This cradle-to-career initiative is designed to close the opportunity gap for boys and young men of color from ages birth to 24 by improving school readiness, grade-level reading, academic success, college access, vocational training and violence prevention. MBK New Rochelle is a dynamic coalition bringing together dozens of volunteers and more than 100 local non-profit partners. As a partnership between the City of New Rochelle and the School District, MBKNewRo accesses the City’s vast municipal, community and educational resources. #VolunteerNewRochelle #NewRoStrong

New Rochelle, NY

Through 3/6/19

Help with Youth Opportunity Programs

My Brother’s Keeper New Rochelle is looking for a few people to join some of the initiative’s committees. Most groups meet once a month or bimonthly but sometimes meet more frequently as an event or program approaches. Career and College Pathways for Student Ambassadors Members sought to help assist with programs to bolster opportunities for youth, particularly concentrated on college and career guidance. In April 2015, New Rochelle was the first community in Westchester and one of the first in the state to accept President Obama's My Brother's Keeper Community Challenge, which aims to lift all students, particularly boys and young men of color. This cradle-to-career initiative is designed to close the opportunity gap for boys and young men of color from ages birth to 24 by improving school readiness, grade-level reading, academic success, college access, vocational training and violence prevention. MBK New Rochelle is a dynamic coalition bringing together dozens of volunteers and more than 100 local non-profit partners. As a partnership between the City of New Rochelle and the School District, MBKNewRo accesses the City’s vast municipal, community and educational resources. #VolunteerNewRochelle #NewRoStrong

New Rochelle, NY

Through 3/6/19

Community Reads Program

My Brother’s Keeper New Rochelle is looking for a few people to join some of the initiative’s committees. Most groups meet once a month or bimonthly but sometimes meet more frequently as an event or program approaches. Community Reads Committee Looking for additional members to help assist with and participate in the MBKNewRo Community Reads program, which encourages all New Rochelle residents to read specific books around a selected theme. Identify books for different ages for each round of the program Plan author and discussion events centered on the selected book titles In April 2015, New Rochelle was the first community in Westchester and one of the first in the state to accept President Obama's My Brother's Keeper Community Challenge, which aims to lift all students, particularly boys and young men of color. This cradle-to-career initiative is designed to close the opportunity gap for boys and young men of color from ages birth to 24 by improving school readiness, grade-level reading, academic success, college access, vocational training and violence prevention. MBK New Rochelle is a dynamic coalition bringing together dozens of volunteers and more than 100 local non-profit partners. As a partnership between the City of New Rochelle and the School District, MBKNewRo accesses the City’s vast municipal, community and educational resources. #VolunteerNewRochelle #NewRoStrong

New Rochelle, NY

Through 3/6/19

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