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The New Rochelle Thanksgiving Parade

We are looking for volunteers to help with the Thanksgiving Day Parade! We need about 20 volunteers that can help out from 8:30 AM until 12 PM for varying jobs. We would need volunteers to arrive to Eastchester Road and North Avenue at 8:30 AM to assist with holding the ropes for the balloons until the sponsors of the balloons arrive. There will be a short training on holding a giant balloon as a team (no experience necessary). (Must be 18+ to hold a balloon). We also need people to assist with checking in balloon holders. We also need help with relaying messages and holding banners. We need help giving out information to people. We also need help with setting up a hot chocolate table and distributing hot chocolate for the marchers. Most volunteers need to be able to walk the 1 ½ miles+ for the length of the parade.* For more information, please contact Diamond Wollaston at info@newrochamber.org Please see Jennifer Lanser from the New Rochelle Chamber of Commerce on the day of the parade.

New Rochelle, NY

11/17/18 8:30 AM

10th Annual Westchester Polar Plunge

We are looking for 20 volunteers to assist with set up, registration process, sweatshirt distribution, and break down of the 10th Annual Westchester Polar Plunge. This year's Westchester Polar Plunge will be held on Saturday, November 17th at Glen Island Park, New Rochelle, NY. Volunteer assignment is from 9:00am-1:00pm (plunge is at Noon). What is the Polar Plunge? Last year over 600 participants braved the icy waters while hundreds of spectators looked on with excitement. These brave souls are your neighbors, friends and of course Special Olympics New York athletes. Help raise money for these athletes by asking your friends, family, coworkers, etc. to support you in taking the PLUNGE! Then, take a dip or slow crawl into the chilly waters of the Long Island Sound. Every plunger that raises $150 receives an official Plunge sweatshirt. Raise more money and receive more great prizes! Whether you would like to plunge or support a Plunger, come join us on November 17th!

New Rochelle, NY

11/17/18 9:00 AM

Open Door Medical Center Give Thanks Wrap-a-Thon 2018

Calling all wrappers! You can almost smell the turkey roasting, but please take a little time to give thanks! Kick-off Open Door's annual Holiday Toy Drive. Last year over 2,500 toys were distributed to benefit our young patients and this year we expect to exceed this amount! Grab a roll of wrapping paper and join our Give Thanks Wrap-a-Thon! 10 volunteers needed per shift: adults, college students, and high school students. Middle school children may help when accompanied by an adult. The shifts are: Shift 1: 10 AM-Noon Shift 2: Noon- 2 PM Shift 3: 2 PM - 4 PM *You are not officially signed up for this project until your shift is confirmed with Jane Levy* For additional information and ways to contribute contact: Jane Levy at jlevy@odfmc.org

Ossining, NY

11/17/18 10:00 AM +more

Spring Valley Collaborative Administrative Assistant

The Spring Valley Collaborative is a regular monthly gathering of people from different groups, agencies and organizations interested in working together to raise the quality of life for all residents of Spring Valley. The Collaborative was formed more than 12 years ago and focuses specifically on addressing some of the needs in our community. We are seeking a volunteer to provide Administrative support to the work of the Collaborative. Administrative Assistance for Spring Valley Collaborative Take notes at our monthly meetings (they take place at the Kurtz Center in Spring Valley, the 2nd Tuesday of the month from Noon - 2pm) Circulate the minutes to the Steering Committee and members Handle some email list updates Take minutes at our Steering Committee meetings – 1x a month Communicate with Steering Committee on some administrative matter Send out invites on meetings

Spring Valley, NY

12/11/18 12:00 PM

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

Volunteer to Keep #NewRoStrong With New Rochelle Council of Community Services

We are looking to engage people of all ages who wish to take action and volunteer to keep #NewRoStrong within our schools and throughout our community. We will be developing opportunities in areas such as: • Community Togetherness • Cultural Competence • Mediation/Conflict Resolution • Mentoring, Safe Spaces • and more If you want to participate in one or more areas, please click “express interest” and we will circle back shortly with options. Please note that some opportunities may not be suitable for youth (under 18yrs.). More details to come. Thank you for your patience as we organize.

New Rochelle, NY

Through 1/23/19

Knitting & Crocheting Basics Coach

Would you like to teach knitting and crocheting basics, while enjoying a social coffee morning? We are in need of a volunteer to teach the basics of knitting & crocheting (help those new to the group to cast on, read a pattern and get started!) at our weekly Tuesday Morning Knitting & Crocheting Workshops. Come join this very social group to help out as needed. Need will vary from week to week, depending on when new knitters/crocheters join in, and enjoy coffee, tea, cookies and conversation. Tuesdays 10.00am - 11.30am Yonkers Riverfront Library We would prefer a minimum committment of 6 months Please "Express Interest" below for more information:

Yonkers, NY

Through 2/26/19

Vocational Boni-Bell Farm Internship (Full Time May-November)

Vocational Education Internship at Boni-Bel Farm (Full Time/May to November) Room/Board/Stipend Interns guide therapeutic/recreational activities such as maintaining a flock of organic chickens and preparing fresh eggs for sale, making gift baskets, bee-keeping, harvesting vegetables, maple sugaring, and assisting in special events such as Saturday Farm Markets. Experiential 1:1 vocational sessions guided by interns are designed to help individual students following New York State Career Development and Occupational Studies (CDOS) standards. A key goal in special education is to prepare students for adulthood by providing career development and vocational training. Agricultural settings offer a rich opportunity to build such life skills. Boni-Bel Organic Farm & Country Store, just a half-mile from the Brewster campus, offers opportunities for Green Chimneys students to learn and perfect a trade of their interest. Our professional farm staff at Boni-Bel models sustainable agricultural practices, and students are involved in the operation of the farm including organic vegetable/fruit production (from cultivating soil to seed propagation and planting to harvesting), landscaping, bee-keeping, maple syrup production, small machine operation. Students practice retail and customer service skills at the Country Store while selling products (vegetables, Maple syrup and crafts made at the farm or locally) to the public. Must be 21+ to apply. Apply ASAP at: http://www.greenchimneys.org/careers/

Brewster, NY

Through 11/30/18

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

Regional Volunteer Recruitment Support Member

The VS Volunteer Recruitment team member serves as an engaged and active team member on recruitment and helps to implement the regional volunteer recruitment strategy and plan by working with a remote recruitment team and coordinating with the regional Volunteer Services team to assist in attending events, making phone calls and sending emails to potential volunteers; both individuals and groups. Responsibilites; • Helps to implement the Volunteer Recruitment Strategy and plan for the region in coordination with the RVSO and VS Specialists • Works with regional recruiting team and helps to execute the recruitment plan and ensure targeted, proactive recruitment for high priority positions • Serves as an active team member to assist in volunteer recruitment • Develops a recruitment network throughout the region using internal and external partners • Works with departments to recruit internal volunteers for new opportunities and leadership positions • Equips departments with tools they need to make a pitch for volunteering when they are out in the community talking about the Red Cross • Helps to manage research, planning and execution of recruitment events both in person and remotely Time Committment: Must have some availability during weekday business hours (nights and weekends are a plus!) Minimum of four hrs/week Qualifications: • Understanding of the American Red Cross and its opportunities for volunteer service. • Enthusiastic about Red Cross mission and programs. • Ability to effectively communicate Red Cross mission and activities in a manner that is both attractive and realistic. • Likes working with people and is a team player

Hawthorne, NY

Through 5/31/19

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

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

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

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