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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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Holiday Wrap-a-Thons!

Welcome the holiday season by helping to wrap gifts for children. Open Door’s annual holiday toy drive and "Santa Days" have become a source of holiday cheer for underserved families in the community. Last year, more than 2,500 wrapped gifts were distributed at its six medical centers. That takes a lot of wrapping paper and a lot of volunteers! Grab a roll of wrapping paper and sign up for any of the below shifts. Or consider running a "green" drive for any unfinished rolls of holiday wrapping paper. THIS IS AN EXPRESS INTEREST ONLY EVENT. PLEASE USE THE LINK BELOW OR CONTACT JANE AT JLEVY@ODFMC.ORG FOR INFORMATION. Volunteers must sign up here.

Ossining, NY

11/17/19 5:00 PM + more

2019 New Rochelle Thanksgiving Parade

Show your NewRo pride at the New Rochelle Thanksgiving Day Parade! Volunteers must be able to walk the entire one-mile length of the parade route. Volunteers are needed for the following activities: Balloon holders: help carry the balloons! No experience necessary, but volunteers must attend a short training and be 18+ to hold a balloon Check-in table attendant: help check-in parade marchers and balloon holders; attendants must arrive at 7:45 a.m. Banner holders: help carry six banners leading the parade balloons Hot chocolate distributors: help with setting up a hot chocolate table and distributing hot chocolate to marchers Clean up: help pick up any trash or litter left behind by marchers, take down tents and tables, and other miscellaneous tasks Information volunteers: help pass along information about the parade

New Rochelle, NY

11/23/19 8:00 AM

March with Volunteer New York! at the New Rochelle Thanksgiving Parade

Help Volunteer New York! celebrate the fantastic nonprofits of New Rochelle by marching in the Thanksgiving Parade. Staff, board members and volunteers (you) will carry signs representing our New Rochelle partners. Volunteers of all ages are welcome; please dress for the weather and in comfortable shoes. The exact meeting location will be provided as we get closer to the event.

New Rochelle, NY

11/23/19 9:45 AM

Sexual Assault Victim Advocate

We are looking for volunteers to assist victims of sexual assault by providing emotional support in the emergency room and waiting room. Volunteers are required to complete 9 weeks of training in order to volunteer in this capacity. Volunteers are needed for both weekdays and weekends, and they can commit to however many days and hours they'd like. Putnam/Northern Westchester Women’s Resource Center began a tradition of providing information resources, skills workshops and professional counseling to assist women in making informed choices and in working towards their potential. Programs and services are continually developed to meet community needs and to reflect the needs of women, children and their families in a changing social environment.

Mahopac, NY

Through3/5/20

Marketing Intern

Overview: Seeking a talented marketing intern to get our message out to key audiences Responsibilities: Develop social media posts Contribute to eNews (circulation 15000+) Assist with writing press releases Qualifications: Some background or knowledge of marketing Strong writing and design skills High attention to detail Benefits: High level hands-on experience in field of your choice Exposure to our Corporate Champions and 500+ non-profit partners One-one-one mentoring from a dedicated member of our senior management team Opportunity to explore a variety of career paths, by working across departments Hours: Part-time during normal business hours, Monday-Friday 9am-5pm. Ideal candidate needs to make a 4-6 month commitment.

Tarrytown, NY

Through3/14/22

Share Your Special Skill

Share Your Special Skill. If you have a special skill or talent, let’s talk!

Scarsdale, NY

Through3/28/20

Library Secretary

The library secretary writes monthly minutes, occasional reports, and correspondence.

White Plains, NY

Through4/9/20

Program Planning

Help to plan programs for adults or children, assist with a monthly program for elementary school children

White Plains, NY

Through4/9/20

Library Researcher/Research Librarian

- Research new books to buy - Research information we can use for programs we present - Research local public libraries to find books which we have in our library but the public libraries do not

White Plains, NY

Through4/9/20

Library Assistant

- Assist librarian in maintaining collections of books, periodicals, magazines, newspapers, audiovisual and other materials. - Assist with library programs and displays - Learn how to search the library database for materials based on various requirements

White Plains, NY

Through4/9/20

Maintenance Technician

The maintenance technician puts furniture together and keeps the library’s furniture and rooms up to date and in good order.

White Plains, NY

Through4/9/20

Public Relations Specialist

- Plan and direct events and publicity to spread the word about the library and its services in the local community - Write and distribute press releases as needed

White Plains, NY

Through4/9/20

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

Through5/29/20

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

Through6/5/20

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

Through6/4/20

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

Through6/4/20

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

Through6/4/20

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

Through6/4/20

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

Through6/4/20

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

Through6/4/20

Volunteers in Patient Care and Administrative Support

Volunteers are needed in the following areas: Arts and Crafts Recreation Department Clerical Assistant Information Desk Assistant Pastoral Care Volunteer Office Clerk Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Physician Services Emergency Department #VolunteerNewRochelle

New Rochelle, NY

Through6/4/20

Corporate Relations and Special Events Intern

About Volunteer New York! Volunteer New York! is a one-stop resource devoted to increasing volunteerism in Westchester and our surrounding communities. Our core mission is to inspire, mobilize, and equip individuals and groups to take positive action to address pressing challenges, support nonprofits and strengthen the quality of life in our community. For more than 67 years, Volunteer New York! has evolved to meet the changing needs in our community, creating initiatives in collaboration with the business community, expanding services to engage volunteers of all ages, and expanding its online outreach to make it even easier for people to get connected. Through organized volunteer projects, as well as by connecting individuals to nonprofit organizations, Volunteer New York! helps people take action to strengthen the quality of life in their community. During the past year alone, Volunteer New York! inspired over 20,000 volunteers in Westchester, Putnam and Rockland counties who contributed over 285,000 hours of service valued in excess of $8.1 million. Volunteer New York! prides itself on a culture of excellence and for the sixth year in a row, GreatNonprofits.org named us a “Top-Rated Nonprofit” based on online reviews from volunteers and nonprofit partners. The 914Inc. Small Business Awards has named us an “Outstanding Non Profit.” Position Description The Corporate Relations and Service Events Intern supports the entire Corporate Relations and Service Events team and reports directly to the Deputy Executive Director. The Corporate Relations and Service Events team works to mobilize volunteers beyond the traditional Volunteer New York! referral process. It takes a more hands on, managed-approach coordinating volunteer projects to engage individuals and groups in service. Specifically, the Corporate Relations and Service Events intern will provide broad support towards our efforts to engage corporate employees through our Customized Corporate Days of Service as well as community, corporate and civic groups through our community wide service days – Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service (January) and 9/11 Serve and Remember. This is the ideal opportunity for someone who is passionate about volunteerism and interested in learning more about nonprofits, event planning, corporate social responsibility, and program development. Responsibilities Assist with the planning and coordination of customized corporate days of service including: site visits to potential partner agencies ordering supplies creating and managing supply budgets developing project curriculums providing onsite day of event management gathering and reporting back on impact data Assist with preliminary preparations for our 9/11 Serve and Remember researching possible project locations developing project evaluations and volunteer surveys Support Corporate Relations and Service Events team in ensuring most effective utilization of internal database for managing corporate relationships Assist with a variety of administrative tasks, including data and assembling corporate service information packets, etc. Complete special projects as assigned by the team Qualifications Demonstrate commitment to community service and volunteerism Proficiency in Microsoft products Willingness to learn our database program, Salesforce Strong organizational skills Ability to work both independently and as a member of a team Professional demeanor and communication skills, both in person and on the telephone, with a wide range of agency contacts and volunteers Experience working with volunteers, corporations and/or in customer service will be considered a plus Ability to be flexible, to keep a sense of humor and to solve problems with confidence and creativity Ability to lift/move up to 35 pounds Must have own transportation Benefits Exposure to the Westchester nonprofit landscape Opportunity to learn Salesforce Flexible schedule Great work environment Salary and Hours We are seeking a candidate who can commit to a regular schedule of approximately 10-20 hours per week, Monday through Friday, anytime between 9:00 AM and 5:00 PM. The ideal candidate could make a three-month commitment. This position is available immediately. This is an unpaid position. To Apply Applicants should send a brief cover letter and resume to: Jeanette Gisbert, Deputy Executive Director jeanette@volunteernewyork.org Volunteer New York! is an Equal Opportunity Employer. AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service alumni are encouraged to apply.

Tarrytown, NY

Through6/4/20

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

Through6/5/20

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 monthly with a break over the summer.

Mount Vernon, NY

Through12/31/19

Experienced Website Designers

Family Services of Westchester (FSW) is seeking a skilled volunteer team to redesign its website so that it has the capacity to meet the needs of a social service agency with 50 programs. The ideal website is more user-friendly for both the staff and prospective clients and beneficiaries; allows the organization to more easily generate revenue through grants and donations; and markets FSW's programs to prospective volunteers, organizations, and corporate partners. Volunteer web designers will also help perform a thorough audit of the current (WordPress) site.

Port Chester, NY

Through12/20/19

LOFT Communications Intern

Communications are vital in sharing information with the community about the LOFT's programs and services. LOFT Communications Interns will: Assist with The LOFT’s social media outreach on Facebook, Instagram, Meet-up, Twitter, and Youtube Assist in advertising and promotion of LOFT programs on www.loftgaycenter.org and www.lgbtlifewestchester.org Develop graphics and promotion materials for the LOFT Help create the LOFT’s email blast Participate in outreach events Other duties as necessary Specific skills needed: Proficiency in using a computer and the web Photoshop experience a plus!

White Plains, NY

Through5/31/20

LOFT Helpline Intern

The LOFT Helpline provides community supports and referrals on an over-the-phone, email, and drop-in basis. Contacting the Helpline can connect community members to LGBT-affirming resources around the region. LOFT Helpline Interns will: Respond to LOFT Helpline calls and emails in a timely manner Assist with the management of Helpline database Research and assist in screening new contacts for Helpline database Other duties as necessary Specific skills needed: Proficiency in Excel and web-based search engines like Google Ability to talk on the phone and communicate well

White Plains, NY

Through5/31/20

Make a Celebration Box for Youth, Seniors or Veterans

We are so excited to celebrate our 70th anniversary at Volunteer New York!. It's been 70 years since we answered our very first phone call to connect a volunteer with a nonprofit organization. (Learn more about our anniversary here.) What better way to help the only nonprofit in Westchester that connects volunteers to opportunities celebrate its anniversary (birthday) than by volunteering? How it works: Pick a group to support (children, veterans, or seniors) Wrap a cereal box in birthday/colorful wrapping paper Fill it with a few small items, activities, and a handmade birthday card Deliver to Volunteer New York! Volunteer New York! will distribute them to our partner organizations that work with low-income children, veterans, and seniors. Express interest below to receive the directions and labels to include on the box.

Sleepy Hollow, NY

Through5/29/20

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

Through12/31/20

Digital Filing Volunteer

Rockland Community Foundation is looking for a tech-savvy volunteer to help with scanning, organizing, and uploading digital files to its computer system. Volunteers will work at the RCF office and a laptop will be provided. The volunteer's schedule is flexible!

Stony Point, NY

Through11/30/19

Santa Helpers Needed

Volunteers are needed to make Open Door Family Medical Center's 2019 Santa Days into a magical event for its children visitors! From 1-2:45 p.m., volunteers will set up tables, unload toys, and help decorate. From 2:45-6 p.m., "Santa Helpers" will distribute toys, manage lines, take pictures, restore the room, and repack the toys. Volunteers can participate in any or both shifts at the following dates and locations: Wednesday, December 4 (Brewster) Friday, December 6 (Mount Kisco) Tuesday, December 10 (Mamaroneck) Friday, December 13 (Ossining) Tuesday, December 17 (Port Chester) Thursday, December 19 (Sleepy Hollow) After expressing interest, volunteers must select a shift here. Volunteers are expected to stay for the entire shift they sign up for. Bilingual (Spanish) skills are helpful, but not required!

Ossining, NY

Through12/19/19