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Cause - Civic & Community

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

 

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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. Shifts are available from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Volunteers can select shifts in three-hour increments below. 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!)

Mount Vernon, NY

7/17/20 11:00 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

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.

Elmsford, 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 12/31/20

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

Through 8/5/20

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

Through 8/5/20

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

Through 8/4/20

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

Through 8/4/20

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

Through 8/4/20

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

Through 8/4/20

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

Through 8/4/20

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 8/4/20

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

Through 8/4/20

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

Through 12/31/20

Online Outreach Events Training (NOW)

Online Outreach Events Training (NOW)

Through 4/4/21