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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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Thrift Store Manager

Treasures Thrift Shop is seeking a part-time Thrift Store Manager assist with the "reboot" of its shop after closing due to COVID-19 and necessary renovations. This is the perfect opportunity for a volunteer with retail or business experience or someone who would like to add skill-based experience to their resume. The Volunteer Thrift Store Manager will help develop and execute the shop's reopening in 2021. Time commitment is about 10 hours per week minimim (can be negotiated); the ability for multiple managers to assist is available. Express interest below! Treasures Thrift Shop donates all proceeds of its sales to local nonprofit organizations.

Armonk, NY

Through 11/20/21

AmeriCorps Volunteer Recruitment Coordinator

A Volunteer Recruitment Coordinator is needed for a one-year AmeriCorps and Vista position to serve Mental Health Association of Rockland's Compeer program. The Volunteer Recruitment Coordinator's primary mission will be to create and implement a volunteer recruitment plan; the recruited volunteers will then be matched with mentally ill clients. Volunteer Recruitment Coordinator duties include: Create a volunteer recruitment plan that will live on after the coordinator's term of service; develop a strategy to attract and recruit volunteers that can be matched 1:1 with a referred client Create an Advisory Board, assess where current volunteers are coming from and the challenges in recruiting them, and identify the skills and experience desired in a volunteer Understand the Compeer model through trainings on mental health and mental illness Set up a volunteer focus group to gain better understanding as to why people volunteer with Compeer Set up outreach systems and build partnerships with community organizations, businesses, churches, and civic groups to create targeted marketing materials and to spread the word about the need for volunteers This position can be performed virtually, with the possibility of visiting the MHA of Rockland location in Valley Cottage Program benefits through AmeriCorps: Living allowance/salary Relocation allowance/stipend Health coverage Childcare assistance (if eligible) Choice of education award or end-of-service stipend Education award upon successful completion of service Training

Valley Cottage, NY

Through 11/16/21

Pop-Up Shop Volunteers

Volunteers are needed to help LIFE Progressive Services Group's pop-up shop to raise funds for its re-entry program. Volunteers will assist with everything from setting up the shop to monitoring the sales of clothing, electronics, body and haircare products. Volunteers must wear masks and practice social distancing at all times.

Mount Vernon, NY

12/4/20 10:00 AM + more

Create or Donate New Face Masks for Healthcare Professionals

The Town of Orangetown is collecting new and unused personal protective equipment (PPE) inside the Town Clerk's office to help support local healthcare professionals during the COVID-19 pandemic. Homemade masks are welcome, but please do not donate used masks or other used equipment. How to make a mask: For tips on how to create new, handmade masks or more information, please refer to the Masked Warriors Project of Rockland County Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/TheMaskedWarriorsProject IMPORTANT: If you think you may be sick or are feeling unwell, or have been in contact with someone who may have been exposed to COVID-19, please do not sign up for this opportunity. (Feel better!) To donate: Express interest below to record this opportunity in your Volunteer New York! profile Drop off donations at: Town of Orangetown Town Hall 26 Orangeburg Road Orangeburg, NY 10962 Enter Town Hall building through the Police Department entrance. Go to the Clerk at Town Hall, who will direct you to the bin Please maintain a proper distance from anyone else who may be there. Please observe the working hours of the building (9 a.m.-5 p.m.). Do NOT drop off donations when the building is not open. Do NOT leave donations anywhere other than in the bin. If you are wearing gloves or other disposable protective gear, do NOT discard them in any area of the building or on the property. There are plenty of garbage bins around for proper disposal. Thank you for your donation!

Orangeburg, NY

Through 12/31/20

Administrative Office Assistant

The Rockland Community Foundation has a unique opportunity for a volunteer to help with administrative tasks. It is seeking a skilled administrator who is comfortable with numbers; work will be based out of its Stony Point office. A very pleasant work environment is guaranteed!

Stony Point, NY

Through 1/23/21

Board Members

The Greenburgh Library Guild is a non-profit organization that raises private funds for special projects at the Greenburgh Public Library in Elmsford, NY. The Library is one of our area's most popular and well-regarded community resources serving 250,000 patrons annually and offering learning opportunities and cultural enrichment for users of all ages. Private funds supplement the ongoing operating support of the Town of Greenburgh and are critical to keeping the library up-to-date. The Guild is an all-volunteer organization that welcomes volunteers from a variety of professional backgrounds to serve on its board. Persons with experience in fundraising, marketing and communications, nonprofit accounting and management, event planning, or with local business contacts would be especially helpful. The Guild board meets monthly on the second Tuesday of the month from 6:30-8:00 p.m.

Elmsford, NY

Through 12/31/20

Business Mentor NY

Make a difference, foster innovation, and be a part of the small business and entrepreneurial boom in New York State as a Business Mentor! Business Mentors connect with small business owners to provide one-on-one guidance in a range of issues, from lending general business wisdom to specialized technical advice. Volunteers set the schedule and the expectations with their mentees, and Business Mentor NY's support staff is available to help every step of the way. Business Mentor NY is an exciting opportunity for professionals to not only utilize their core skills to help small businesses, but to also drive their own professional development, hone leadership skills, and expand their skill sets.

White Plains, NY

Through 12/31/20

Board Members

LIFE Progressive Services Group is a nonprofit, grassroots organization serving the Mount Vernon community and formerly incarcerated individuals. It is currently seeking individuals who have a capacity to give and who have expertise in running a nonprofit organization, fundraising, finance, and/or communications. Board meetings take place quarterly.

Mount Vernon, NY

Through 12/31/21

Volunteer Food Drives

Hudson Valley Community Services' food pantry program is 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. HVCS can assist with picking up the goods and bringing them to the Hawthorne food pantry. In the past, student groups have even organized canned food drives at supermarkets!

Hawthorne, NY

Through 12/31/20

52 Acts of Kindness Project

Join the 52 Acts of Kindness Project and do 52 good deeds to help others. Acts of kindness do not need to be big; even the smallest act can help brighten a person's day and create positivity, gratitude, and connectedness. Volunteers of all ages are needed to do 52 acts of kindness. One can choose to do the same act 52 times, 52 different acts, or a combination. The possibilities are endless! Examples of acts of kindness include: Writing a letter to deployed military personnel Returning a shopping cart to the cart area Making a piece of artwork for a neighbor Shoveling snow from a neighbor's driveway Picking up trash in your community Holding the door open for someone Tell a friend why they are special Donate a toy to a toy drive Clean up toys without being asked Need ideas? Over 100 acts of kindness can be found here. To volunteer: Express interest below Decide what act(s) of kindness to do Do the acts of kindness Share your acts of kindness with Volunteer New York! by emailing Katie Pfeifer at info@volunteernewyork.org. Feel free to share your story, photographs, videos, and how this project made you feel!

Virtual (Virtual)

Through 12/31/20

Community Outreach Coordinator

SCORE Westchester offers free, confidential business advice to the small business community in Westchester County. It serves both start-ups and existing businesses through personal mentoring sessions with seasoned business executives as well as webinars on a wide range of business topics. SCORE Westchester is seeking two Volunteer Outreach Coordinators to help build connections with other organizations and agencies in Westchester in order to promote program collaboration and client referrals. The Coordinators should have interest in and knowledge of business and business practice and experience with networking and relationship-building. Experience with local government agencies is a plus! While these are virtual positions, preference will be given to volunteers who are located in Westchester County.

Virtual (Virtual)

Through 11/17/21

Copy Writer/Content Creator

SCORE Westchester offers free, confidential business advice to the small business community in Westchester County. It serves both start-ups and existing businesses through personal mentoring sessions with seasoned business executives as well as webinars on a wide range of business topics. SCORE Westchester is seeking two volunteers to help create content for its social media, website, blog, and video promotion efforts. Examples of content include client success stories, profiles of clients and mentors, advice for small businesses, highlights from webinars, and news for the Westchester business community. Volunteers should have an interest in and general understanding of business and business practice; strong writing, editing, and research skills; and a commitment to helping SCORE Westchester tell its story to local entrepreneurs. Interest in and experience with video production would be a plus. While these are virtual positions, preference will be given to volunteers who are located in Westchester County.

Virtual (Virtual)

Through 11/17/21

Park Leadership Team

Ward Acres Conservancy is managed by a team of volunteers who help identify the needs of Ward Acres Park and manage projects to better serve the community that uses it. This team works closely with the Parks and Recreation Department of the City of New Rochelle. Ward Acres Conservancy is looking for responsible and energetic volunteers with leadership skills and an interest in influencing the future direction and management of Ward Acres Park. Time commitment is light (about 4 hours per week); the team typically meets (virtually) once per month.

Virtual (Virtual)

Through 3/31/21

Make Window Cards to Check In With Neighbors

During the coronavirus pandemic, vulnerable populations—including seniors and those with compromised immune systems—are especially at risk. Many people are staying at home and practicing social distancing to limit the spread. Fortunately, there are still ways to volunteer in the community while staying safe. People who are home and looking to help can check in with their neighbors by knocking on their doors (keeping a safe distance) or giving them a call to see what they need. You can also use these Neighborhood Wellness Cards to create color-coded packets so neighbors can alert you through their windows when they have a need. The community is stronger and more resilient when we come together! ​By expressing interest in this opportunity below, you're helping Volunteer New York! better understand the number of community members taking action during this pandemic. IMPORTANT: If you think you may be sick or are feeling unwell, or have been in contact with someone who may have been exposed to COVID-19, please do not sign up for this opportunity. (Feel better!) To volunteer: Express interest below to let us know you've vowed to check in on your neighbors during this crisis. Choose one or more neighbors to check-in with. Reach out to them by phone, video chat, email, or with a visit from a safe distance (i.e. standing outside their door or window). Let them know you were thinking of them and ask how they're feeling. Ask them if they'd be willing to use Neighborhood Wellness Cards so they can easily let you know if they need help. If they aren't sure how to protect themselves, share the CDC's guidelines with them here. If they're reporting symptoms, remain at a safe distance and offer to help them contact their primary physician or healthcare provider so they may seek medical guidance. See the CDC's guidelines here for instructions.

Virtual (Virtual)

Through 12/31/20