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Cause - People with Disabilities

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Interviewer of our applicants

We're seeking a volunteer with a MSW or Counselor experience to interview the applicants for our service dogs. This will involve email, telephone, and visiting them at home if they live within an hour of our trainers. (Putnam County, Westchester, Danbury area). We will teach you what you'll need to do to assess them for us. We're seeking a kind, diplomatic person who is willing to spend up to 5 hours/month, depending on the # of applicants we receive. Our applicants will have physical disabilities other than blindness.

Brewster, NY

Through8/15/20

Horseback Riding Program Helper

SPARC provides recreational opportunities for people with developmental disabilities. On Saturday mornings, children and young adults meet for SPARC's Horseback Riding Program, where they learn how to ride horses. Horseback Riding Program Helpers walk next to riders and hold their ankles or thighs during lessons to keep them from falling. They can also help lead the horses, assist riders with brushing the animals, or walk the horses from the stables to the ring. All training will be provided; this is a great opportunity for volunteers who love animals to learn more about horses, how to saddle and feed them, and more!

Cortlandt, NY

Through8/2/20

Gathering Gently Used/Unread Magazines

IAHD's Day Hab Program in Tarrytown needs lots of gently read or unread magazines appropriate for our program participants (individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities). Suitable magazine titles include: Better Homes and Gardens People National Geographic Car and Driver Popular Mechanics Bon Appétit Good Housekeeping Essence Food Network Conde Nast Traveler O, The Oprah Magazine Real Simple Runner's World Road & Track Family Circle #donate books #remotevolunteer

Tarrytown, NY

Through12/31/20

Arts & Crafts Buddy

Are you interested in a rewarding field that works closely with individuals who have intellectual and developmental disabilities? Would you like to share your interests with someone who enjoys it just as much as you? Partners Health Plan, a not-for-profit health plan that supports the lives of individuals with developmental and intellectual disabilities, is looking for volunteers for its PAL Program. The PAL Program discovers a member’s passion and interests and matches them with a person or place in the community who shares a similar passion or interest. Partners Health Plan is looking for volunteers who would like to participate in arts and crafts, go to lunch, and spend time with a new friend who has a great sense of humor! Volunteers will meet with their "buddy" once every week or two (depending on the volunteer's schedule); the first outing will always be accompanied by a Community Resource Coordinator. Volunteers will provide their own transportation to meet their buddies, and report to the Community Resource Coordinator with updates on the progress of their outings. This is a great way to form natural friendships with individual based on similar interests! Benefits: Volunteers receive an optional professional reference upon completion of program and have the opportunity to join an incredible community of passionate staff and volunteers. Hours: Approximately once a week depending on the activity and volunteer's schedule. The suggested time commitment is six months to one year. PHP provides equal opportunityies for all volunteers.

Hawthorne, NY

Through12/31/20

Work Skills Coach for Young Women with Autism

Help young women with autism and related learning and social disabilities develop job skills for employment and life skills for greater independence. Yes She Can Inc. is a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping young women with autism spectrum disorders and related social and learning disabilities develop transferable job skills. Its innovative job skills development program is implemented at a retail store operated by Yes She Can called Girl AGain, a resale boutique for gently used American Girl dolls. Yes She Can trainees participate in the program with the support of work skills coaches who are responsible for helping trainees learn and perform their work duties while teaching problem-solving skills, executive functioning skills, workplace social skills, and emotional regulation. A volunteer coach works with a staff coach at Girl AGain and may work with individuals one-on-one or in a small group (up to four trainees). Trainees are young women ages 18-28 who are interested in pursuing employment. Volunteers should have a degree or direct service experience in any of the following areas: Social Work, Psychology, Special Education, Vocational Training, Speech and Language Therapy, Behavior Counseling or related area. Individuals should have direct experience in working with teens or adults with autism or related social and learning disabilities: With Director of Training Programs (LCSW), understand the needs of the trainee(s) and their goals for the program. Support the social, emotional and cognitive issues of the trainee(s) and help them achieve their program goals. Learn the store operations and tasks to be able to teach and support trainees. Support the trainee(s) in performing job tasks, assessing their work and providing feedback. Serve as coach for 3 hours (or more) per week on a consistent schedule. Coaching occurs Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. and Friday between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Optional: support trainees when they participate on Saturdays for in-store customer craft workshops (11 a.m.-12 p.m.)

White Plains, NY

Through5/23/20

Girl AGain Boutique Peer Mentors

Yes She Can helps young women with autism develop job skills by operating Girl AGain, a resale boutique that sells gently used American Girl dolls, clothes, and furniture. It is seeking a few volunteers who want to work side-by-side, serving as peer mentors to trainees in the boutique. Trainees prepare merchandise, price and display it, and help customers make purchases. This is a great opportunity for mature high school students and college students. Store hours are Saturdays from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Training schedule runs Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Typical volunteer support would be four hours at one time.

White Plains, NY

Through5/23/20

Gift Shop & Office Volunteers

Volunteers are needed to assist in the hospital gift shop; activities include restocking shelves, operating the cash register, and assist with office duties such as filing, shredding, answering telephones, and computer work.

Yonkers, NY

Through5/29/20

Volunteer Teaching Artist

Wartburg Adult Care Community is looking for teaching artists to assist with art, ceramics, and clay programs with the residents in its nursing facility, rehabiltation, assisted living, and adult day programs. Help creative residents pursue their artistic dreams!

Mount Vernon, NY

Through5/29/20

Wheelchair Transportation Volunteer

Wartburg Adult Care Community is an assisted living facility and nursing home that provides programs and services to seniors. It has a Lutheran chapel on its campus that offers services each Sunday; Worship on Wheels (WOW) volunteers are needed to help wheelchair-bound residents who would like to attend Sunday services but require a little help being pushed to the chapel. Interested volunteers should arrive at 9:45 a.m. for 10:15 a.m. service and return to the nursing home around 11:15 a.m.

Mount Vernon, NY

Through5/29/20

Gift Shop Attendants

Wartburg Adult Care Community is an assisted living facility and nursing home that provides programs and services to seniors. It's currently seeking volunteers to help staff the gift shop in its nursing home; this gift shop, which offers candy and gifts, is a popular social spot for its residents. Gift shop shifts run from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. and 2-4 p.m.

Mount Vernon, NY

Through5/29/20

Clerical Volunteers

Wartburg Adult Care Community is a nursing home that provides programs and services to seniors. Its office is seeking volunteers to assist with basic clerical tasks, including filing, data entry, and answering phones in various departments.

Mount Vernon, NY

Through5/29/20

Friendly Visitors

Wartburg Adult Care Community is an assisted living facility and nursing home that provides programs and services to seniors. It's seeking friendly visitors to spend time chatting or doing an activity with residents in order to enhance their social and emotional wellbeing.

Mount Vernon, NY

Through5/29/20

Meal Time Assistant

Wartburg Adult Care Community is an assisted living facility and nursing home that provides programs and services to seniors. Silver Spoon volunteers are needed to help residents open containers, cut meat, or simply enjoy some conversation during mealtimes.

Mount Vernon, NY

Through5/29/20

Wartburg Community Volunteers

Become a valued member of the community and help spread Wartburg's mission of providing compassionate care to seniors and their loved ones! Wartburg Adult Care Community is seeking creative and enthusiastic volunteers to enrich the lives of its residents. This opportunity is perfect for high school and college students seeking service credits, recent retirees transitioning from their careers, corporate groups and employees, and those who simply feel compelled to better serve their communities. Activities may include: Recreational activities Rehabilitation services Escort and transport Sharing talents Mealtime assistance Friendly visitors Library service Discussion groups and entertainment Pet visits Worship on Wheels (escorting residents to Sunday services) Clerical support Gift shop attendant Working with residents with technology

Mount Vernon, NY

Through6/4/20

Board Members

The Home Program is a community-based organization dedicated to helping parents manage their children's challenging behaviors in positive, healthy ways. Its grants are geared to children with developmental disabilities such as autism. The organization is seeking for candidates for its board. Board members and executives will be available to volunteers to help guide them and provide necessary information.

White Plains, NY

Through7/30/20

Pet Therapy Volunteer

SPARC is seeking volunteers to bring their pets to itsPet Connection program, which is designed for adults with developmental disabilities. The program is held every Thursday from 7-8 p.m. in White Plains, and there's no minimum time commitment. Pets can be a dog, bunny, bird, reptile, or other appropriate animal.

White Plains, NY

Through8/1/20

PAL Program Volunteers

Partners Health Plan's PAL Program discovers its members' passions and interests and matches them with a person or place in the community who shares a similar passion or interest. Some activities include arts and crafts, attending church together, and playing sports. Volunteers who speak Spanish are encouraged to apply! How does it work? Meet with each other once a week or bi-weekly depending on your availability. The first outing will always be accompanied by a PAL Program Coordinator. Volunteers provide their own transportation to meet the individual at the destination. Volunteers then report to the community resource coordinator with updates on the progress of their outings. Suggested time commitment is six months to one year. Benefits Volunteers receive an optional professional reference upon completion of the program in addition to volunteer hours if needed. (This must be disclosed in order to track time at the start of participation.) They will also receive an optional professional reference upon completion of the program PHP provides equal opportunity for all volunteers. Volunteers will meet at Westchester ARC for the initial meeting and be in various locations within the surrounding area afterward.

Hawthorne, NY

Through12/31/20

Friendly Visitors

Association for the Visually Impaired is seeking direct care volunteers to serve as friendly visitors, to take clients shopping, and to bring to appointments as needed.

Spring Valley, NY

Through12/31/20

CHORE Volunteers

Did you know that falling is the leading cause of emergency room visits by older adults? In many cases, a simple home improvement or repair—such as better lighting or a grab bar—can keep you or your loved one safe. CHORE is a resource to both people living in Rockland County who are at least 60 years of age or a person living with a disability, regardless of age or income status, who need help. CHORE helps people to maintain the independence of living at home by providing free minor household repairs and home improvements that make living at home safe. Become a CHORE volunteer if you know how to: Repair lighting Replace light bulbs Install grab bars Install raised commode seats Repair/tighten handrails Repair stair treads Replace electrical outlets Install curtains or blinds Change batteries in smoke/CO detectors

New City, NY

Through1/22/21

Vacation Relief Person for our Pups-in-Training

Our volunteer puppy raisers sometimes need someone to care for their pup for short periods of time (usually a week or less) when they go away, or have a situation that prevents them from caring for their pup. All supplies, including the pup's crate, needed will be brought with the pup when the pup is delivered to your home, so there's no expense to you, unless you want to purchase a gate to limit the pup's access in your home. We ask that you complete the puppy raiser application on our website, and indicate you want to be a vacation relief person (there's a spot on the form for your comments). The application is under applications on our Home Page on putnamservicedogs.org. We will assess you as carefully as we assess those applying to be a puppy raiser, including speaking to your references. When a puppy raiser needs someone to take their pup, we contact people on our Vacation Relief list to find someone whose schedule works with the time slot requested. You'll be spending time with a great dog, helping a great cause, and get your doggy fix for awhile. #remotevolunteer

Through7/13/20