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"The greatness of a community is most accurately measured by the compassionate actions of its members." -Coretta Scott King

 

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Volunteer during the 2019 MLK Celebration

Volunteers are needed to help with the Martin Luther King Jr. celebration. Opportunities include: • 1:30pm - 2:30pm - Table Liaison • 2:30pm - 3:30pm - Greeter/Host • 3:00pm - 4:00pm - Greeter/Host • 4:00pm - 5:00pm - Greeter/Host • 5:00pm - 6:00pm - Greeter/Host - Auction Card Distribution and Collection Sign up can be found below for individual time slots.

Spring Valley, NY

1/21/19 4:00 PM +more

Rockland CAP Advisory Council Member

Seeking Advisory Members for the Rockland Community Action Partnership. Roles and Responsibilities of the Advisory Member: -Provide advice and assistance to the CAP in establishing goals and activities -Monitoring and evaluating effectiveness of CAP program -Elect officers and select the Executive Committee of the Advisory Council Advisor should be willing to: -Study and evaluate the needs of the disadvantage in the service areas fo rthe purpose of setting priorities for advocacy and service. -Represent the interest of the Service Area and disadvantage community before local, county, state and federal. -To provide for the selection of members and officers of the CAP and for its continuance.

Spring Valley, NY

2/6/19 3:00 PM

The 16th Annual Colon Cancer Challenge

2019 marks the 16th Anniversary of the Colon Cancer Challenge and we are thrilled to be returning to Icahn Stadium on Randall’s Island Across the United States teams of families, friends, co-workers and local and national corporations will come together to raise awareness of colorectal cancer, support those battling the disease and raise funds for the Colon Cancer Challenge Foundation strategic initiatives of Public Awareness, Prevention, Screening and Research. Why Take the Challenge? While we have made great progress in reducing incidence and death rates of those 50 or older over the last decade through the prevention and early detection of colorectal cancer through screening – the simple fact is colorectal cancer is still the third most commonly diagnosed cancer and the second leading cause of cancer-related death. And, incidence rates and death of those under 50 have increased at an alarming rate each year. In 2018 over 135,000 (estimated) Americans will be diagnosed with colorectal cancer and over 50,000 Americans will lose their battle with the disease. Most frustrating is the fact that most of these cases could be prevented with early detection. If caught early the 5 year survival rate is 90%. Where do the funds raised go? Funds raised by teams and individuals helps provide: Free educational materials and our participation in outreach events in communities around the country; A national tour of our educational inflatable colon – the Rollin’ Colon; Local, state, national and global programs that promote colorectal cancer prevention and early detection; Awards to young colorectal cancer investigators presenting at the world’s premier societies and conferences; Funding to support the nation’s ONLY Summit focused on early age onset colorectal cancer. The Colon Cancer Challenge offers survivors, and family and friends of those affected by colorectal cancer, a unique opportunity to raise public awareness and contribute to the fight against this often fatal, yet preventable disease. Choose the 2 Mile Walk, the certified, timed 5K Run, or Kids Fun Run. No Matter what distance you cover, you will make up ground in the race to prevent colorectal cancer.

New York, NY

3/24/19 7:30 AM

Business Mentor NY

Make a difference, foster innovation, and be a part of the small business and entrepreneurial boom in New York State. Volunteer with Business Mentor NY and give back to your local business community! Mentors connect with small businesses for one-on-one guidance in a range of business issues, from lending general business guidance to specialized technical advice. Business Mentor NY is designed to allow volunteers to use their skills efficiently, with maximum impact. It is extremely flexible - you set the schedule and the expectations with your mentee. Meanwhile, our support staff is by your side every step of the way to help you succeed as a mentor. Business Mentor NY is an exciting opportunity to not only utilize your core skills to help small businesses but also drive your own professional development, hone leadership skills, and expand your skill set! BusinessMentor.NY.GOV

White Plains, NY

Through 12/12/19

2019 Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program (VITA) – 2019 Tax Season

Volunteers Sought for 2019 Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program (VITA) The Westchester-Putnam Workforce Board (WPWB) will once again offer its popular free tax preparation assistance to Westchester residents through a program called The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA). VITA offers free tax help to people who generally make $54,500 or less, persons with disabilities, and limited English-speaking taxpayers who need assistance in preparing their own tax returns. To make sure it delivers maximum benefits, VITA relies on dedicated volunteers to assist with various tasks, including tax preparation, translation, call-center operations, and acting as greeters. Those who are considering becoming a volunteer are invited to attend one of four information sessions. Information Sessions as follows: Tuesday, October 2, 2018, White Plains Career Center, 120 Bloomingdale Road, NY, 6 pm –7:30:pm Tuesday, October 23, 2018, White Plains Career Center, 120 Bloomingdale Road, NY, 6 pm –7:30:pm November 14, 2018, White Plains Career Center, 120 Bloomingdale Road, NY, 6 pm –7:30:pm December 5, 2018, Mount Vernon Career Center, One Mount Vernon Place, Mount Vernon, NY, 6 pm –7:30:pm For more information about the process for becoming a volunteer, contact Victor Avendano at (914) 995-3924 or vaa3@westchestergov.com. Or, you may register online directly > About VITA: The WPWDB VITA Program is looking for people of all professional backgrounds and experience levels to help administer the program for the upcoming tax season. All tax assistance is provided at no cost and as such, VITA relies on dedicated volunteers to assist with various tasks, including tax preparation, translation, call-center operations, and acting as greeters. Help is needed at sites in Dobbs Ferry, Mount Vernon, Valhalla, White Plains, and Yonkers. No previous experience is required, and hours are flexible, averaging three to four hours per week. Training and certification for volunteer tax preparers are offered free and are sponsored by the Internal Revenue Service. Individuals who complete the tax prep training and pass the tax prep test will be certified volunteer tax preparers. Once registered, volunteers are required to attend one of two training sessions to be held in January (date to be determined). Not all volunteer positions require training. The VITA training is a combination of self-study, online training, and in-class training. After completing the training, participants will need to take and pass the open-book online test for certification. All volunteers are covered by the Volunteer Protection Act. Tax preparation services are offered from February 1st until Tax Deadline Day. Since its inception, VITA has been a vital service for those living paycheck to paycheck or with fixed incomes. All assistance is provided at no cost, and on top of EITC savings (maximum of $6,318), clients often discover that they are eligible for additional credits, such as the Credit for the Elderly or Disabled.

White Plains, NY

Through 4/15/19

Site Captains for Community Days of Service

Are you interested in learning more about being a Site Captain for a future Community Day of Service? (Remember that person who signed in the volunteers, handed out the t-shirts, and explained the project to the group?-That’s a Site Captain!) If you like coordinating and leading a group in a task, then we would like to hear from you! Click on the “Express Interest” button now and we will reach out to you.

Tarrytown, NY

Through 1/23/19

Community Volunteers Needed!

The New Rochelle Coalition against Violence (New Ro CAV) is looking for community volunteers of all ages. 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. 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

Rockland One-time Opportunities With Volunteer New York! (NOW)

Volunteer NOW! Give a little time. Make a BIG difference. We know you're busy, which is why we've designed one-time opportunities at Volunteer New York! that don't require a long term commitment. The best part- they're on your schedule (you can even do it on your lunch break). Want to give it a go? Opportunities include: Event Crew: Help with the details from start to finish, whether it be managing our outreach table to providing support at one of our events Social Media Champions: Use your network to spread the word about volunteerin Project Managers: Take the lead as a Site Captain for one of our Day of Service projects Public Speakers: Reach a larger audience, by presenting to local groups Street Team: “Hit the streets” with our flyers and posters So, how does it work? We’ll send e-alerts, when your preferred types of opportunities become available. And, then it’s just a matter of signing up where/when it’s convenient for you. Go NOW, and do something great for your community. #IG006 #recruitvny #remotevolunteer

Nyack, NY

Through 7/16/19

Data Entry

Seeking a volunteer for clerical work at the Spring Valley CAP office, such as data entry, making phone calls, making copies. Volunteer must be computer literate and may be willing to help out with community projects as needed. Community projects may include an outreach event at the library or sorting clothes at the center. Time commitment is flexible. Contact Rosie at (845) 262-1987 ext. 206.

Spring Valley, NY

Through 12/31/19

WESPAC Social Media

WESPAC continuously needs additional supporting with building our social media presence and sharing our upcoming events, actions and meetings. If you have experience with Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, give us a call and let's schedule a time to review our organizational needs.

White Plains, NY

Through 6/21/19

Volunteer Food Drives

ARCS' food pantry program is constantly seeking donations of nonperishable foods, toiletries, and household cleansers. Interested volunteers can organize a food collection drive at their school, club, religious organization, or place of business. ARCS can on occasion assist with picking up the foods and bringing them to our Hawthorne, NY food pantry. In the past, student groups have even organized canned food drives at supermarkets. For more information, please call (914) 785-8326

Hawthorne, NY

Through 8/7/20

Development Associate

Under the direct supervision of the Chief Executive Officer, the Development Volunteer is responsible for assisting in the planning, budgeting and managing all of the private fundraising functions of The LOFT, including direct marketing, major donors, foundation grants, special events, corporate sponsorship and planned giving, etc. #IG004

White Plains, NY

Through 7/30/19

Memorial Thrift Shop Volunteer

Memorial Thrift Shop is a fundraising stream for The LOFT and memorial United Methodist Church (MUMC). 100% stocked by donations of new and used items, the shop is part of a Go Green campaign for both agencies to encourage the recycling and resale of usable materials. Items are also distributed to other non-profits and individuals through MUMC's Emergency Assistance Program. The Memorial Thrift Shop Volunteer would sit in the thrift shop, manage donations, and help any shoppers who come in. #IG004

White Plains, NY

Through 8/30/19

Pride Guide Sales Representative

We're looking for an advertising sales and marketing volunteer who can oversee The LOFT's Annual Pride Guide advertising sales. This includes banner advertisers for The LOFT's website and space in a directory of LGBT-friendly businesses as well as seek sponsorships for events, promotions, event program book and other special events. #IG004

White Plains, NY

Through 8/30/19

LOFT Library Associate

The LOFT Library's is a lending library with over 5,000 LGBT-related books, films and reference materials. The LOFT Library is open weekdays when the center is open, and on some weekend hours. Checking out materials from The LOFT Library is a LOFT Membership Benefit. The LOFT Library Associate would help catalouge books, manage the check in and check out of books, and help with the upkeep of the library. #IG004

White Plains, NY

Through 8/30/19

LGBTQ Advocate

At the local, state, federal and international levels, LGBTQ individuals continue to advocate for equality under the law, for protections from discrimination and for meeting our community's health and human service needs. The LGBTQ Advocate would assist the staff in creating and managing events and/or postings that help advocate for equality for every member of the LGBTQ community. #IG004

White Plains, NY

Through 7/30/19

Programs and Services Assistant

The LOFT's list of programs and services reflects the diversity of our LGBTQ community. Programs fall under four main categories: education, support, advocacy and celebration. The Programs and Services Assistant would help the staff manage and set-up programs, and would help advertise for the events. #IG004

White Plains, NY

Through 7/30/19

LOFT Peer Support Group Facilitator

LOFT Peer Support Services provide an outlet for LGBTQ individuals to meet in a safe and supportive environment with their peers to discuss topics that affect their health and wellbeing. Group facilitators have to identify as peers of the group participants. Current groups are for those who identify as lesbian, bisexual, gay, transgender, gender non-conforming, LGBTQ People of Color, LGBTQ 20-somethings, LGBTQ seniors, LGBT mental health and for those questioning their sexuality and/or gender expression. Training to be a peer facilitator provided. #IG004

White Plains, NY

Through 7/30/19

LOFT Membership Volunteer

Membership to The LOFT is a fundraising part of the organization. Through our annual membership, individuals and families are supporting the mission of the center and the programs and services we offer to the community. This position works with the Director of Membership and Communications. #IG004

White Plains, NY

Through 7/30/19

Volunteer Copy Editor (NOW)

Seeking volunteer to copy edit marketing, fundraising, and program materials. Basic knowledge of AP style and grammar is required. Strong attention to detail and ability to meet deadlines is also a must. Responsibilities include: • On-screen review for spelling, grammar, and flow. • Ensure consistency with brand guidelines. • Fact check references, as required. • Work closely with staff to address any queries that arise. Opportunity offers flexible hours, with ability to volunteer remotely. Perfect for established editors looking for a skills-based opportunity, as well as graduates who want to build experience.

Through 12/31/19

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