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Volunteer Information Specialist for 211 Call Center

United Way of Westchester and Putnam is looking for Volunteer Information Specialists for its 2-1-1 call center! United Way's 2-1-1 serves as a confidential, comprehensive, and primary entry point into community service information, referral, and assistance. This 2-1-1 call center is available 24 hours per day, 7 days a week. The Volunteer Information Specialists would be answering incoming calls related to tax assistance or helping clients get connected to community resources. The minimum time commitment includes 2 hours of on-site training, and then 5 hours a day for two days a week to be spent on-site. Responsibilities: Answer calls on an assigned schedule Assess callers' eligibility Gather information accurately on caller contacts Stay informed on programs and changes in services Bilingual applicants are strongly encouraged to volunteer! United Way of Westchester and Putnam provides a clean and socially distanced volunteer site. Express interest below!

Hartsdale, NY

Through 1/1/22

Volunteer First Responders

Serving the Village of Briarcliff Manor and the surrounding area, the Briarcliff Manor Fire Department (BMFD) has been entirely volunteer-run since 1901—and it needs you! Help the department as it responds to fire, rescue, and emergency medical incidents. All volunteers are provided with training that empowers them to become effective first responders. Annual physicals are required and administered for free at the firehouse; required background checks are performed by the Village. Click here to view frequently asked questions and answers. Volunteers are not only able to help their community, but they can enjoy dinners, parades, and picnics thrown by the department and each incorporated fire company. Volunteers also qualify for certain tax benefits, recreation passes, a modest retirement fund, and a special insurance benefit. Anyone 16 or older who lives or works in Briarcliff, Ossining, or Mount Pleasant can apply to join. (Those under 18 will need their guardians' permission and will have a limited firefighting role; please click "express interest with a family, group, or team" below to register with an adult.)

Briarcliff Manor, NY

Through 12/31/21

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

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

Government Relations Researcher

Nonprofit Westchester is seeking a detail-oriented Government Relations Researcher to help update existing documents and create new ones in Microsoft Excel with the appropriate contact information for: Westchester elected officials at the county, state, and federal level Mayors of major Westchester cities Chiefs of staffs, schedulers, and regional directors for elected officials, as relevant Commissioners at the county level This is a virtual position that can be completed at home. Express interest below!

Virtual (Virtual)

Through 5/12/21

Governmental Liaison Volunteer

Travel Unity, a 501(c)(3) focused on increasing diversity in the world of travel, is seeking volunteers to assist with communications with elected officials and government agencies. Volunteers from all backgrounds and those with disabilities are encouraged to apply! Governmental Liaison Volunteers will work directly with Travel Unity's executive staff to communicate with legislators and government agencies around legislation, policies, and programs. Prior experience with government agencies and elected officials is highly preferred. Volunteers must be able to work on a team basis, communicate regularly, be comfortable with meeting programs (Zoom, Google Meet, etc.), and enjoy the excitement of collaborative output. This is an opportunity to work with travel professionals whose skills are wide-ranging and meet an array of individuals and organizations dedicated to creating a more equitable world. An appreciation for the value of travel and cultural exchange to people of all backgrounds and abilities is key to this role. Express interest below!

Virtual (Virtual)

Through 12/29/21

Soap Donation Project

Our neighbors who are serving time in prison are often overlooked. However, these community members still deserve to be cared for and kept safe. Interfaith Prison Partnership is looking for volunteers to collect sealed, alcohol-free, regular-sized bars of soap (no hotel size please) for individuals in prison. New York State issues a lye-based soap that can be very harsh on the skin, especially with the frequent hand washing protocols required during COVID-19. Acceptable brands include (but are not limited to): Ivory Irish Spring Dove Dial Cetaphil Lever Olay To volunteer: Express interest below to record this opportunity in your Volunteer New York! profile. If volunteering as part of a family, team, or group project, please choose "Express Interest with a Family, Group, or Team" to create your team name first and account for all team volunteers Collect sealed, alcohol-free soap following the instructions above and drop off or mail to: The Church House Katonah Presbyterian Church 31 Bedford Avenue Katonah, NY 10536

Virtual (Virtual)

Through 3/31/21

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