ABOUT THE AFYA FOUNDATION:
The Afya Foundation collects medical supplies and equipment from throughout the United States and ships these critical materials to health initiatives worldwide. Our model recognizes that each hospital, government and clinic abroad faces disparate public health conditions. We sort and categorize rescued supplies in order to ship individually tailored shipments to each partner.
Our regional network of medical supply donors and volunteers enables Afya to meet immediate humanitarian needs in areas devastated by natural disaster, public health crises or international conflicts in tandem with our long-term programs to address chronic health disparities. By reducing the amount of unused medical supplies in the US, Afya promotes efficient and environmentally aware healthcare practices at home while sustaining life abroad.
Afya takes pride in three areas of expertise:
RESCUE surplus materials from hospitals utilizing a socially responsible and environmentally green mechanism.
SORT donations with local volunteers engaged in our unique, structured and meaningful volunteer programs.
DELIVER high quality specifically requested materials thereby increasing access to healthcare in areas with urgent supply needs.
Afya needs a volunteer to help with answering phones and taking messages at our Yonkers office. Additionally, the volunteer will assist us in handling routine clerical and office support duties.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Reception desk, administrative, and office support duties
Printing and copying documents
Typing/document creation (i.e. reports)
Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications (MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Adobe)
Excellent interpersonal, communication, and writing skills
Well-organized and able to multi-task
Ability to enter data accurately and efficiently into computer database
Self-motivated, flexible, and works independently with limited supervision
Ability to execute tasks efficiently and with a sense of urgency and attention to detail
Punctual and team-oriented
Volunteering to help without being asked
You want to be helpful and be an active member of your community? Here is your chance! Come join Greenburgh C.E.R.T. – that is Greenburgh Community Emergency Response Team. Under the supervision of the Greenburgh Police, the Greenburgh CERT is an all-volunteer squad with members from our own community. Coordinated with other CERT members in the area, we offer essential training as well as organization to the all-volunteer team that serve as backup man power to the First Responders in our community. After a short course on fundamentals such as basic first aid, triage, fire safety, search and rescue, Greenburgh CERT members meet monthly to be updated and retrained on various skills and topics, often which includes CPR and various emergency preparedness information. From time to time we are activated (only by the police chief and on purely volunteer basis) to run emergency shelters, warming shelters, and assist with traffic control at local community events as well as to provide other logistical support to local First Responders as needed and qualified for (in a safe manner – safety first for the volunteers). The training and information you take home can be invaluable to make your home and family that much safer even if you never come to any activation. There will be one less household desperate for assistance at the next emergency!
Next class starts on March 14th, 2019 in Valhalla, NY at the Department of Emergency Services.
Pre-Registration is required!
Cyclone Idai has devastated Mozamique, Malawi, and Zimbabwe. Approximately 2.6 million have been impacted. Serious injuries and trauma have resulted in people seeking care from devastatingly under-resourced hospitals and primary care clinics. Millions are at high risk due to severe flooding.
Afya is working with The Tanzania Peoples Defense Forces, a long standing partner, to deliver our airlifted medical supplies to health care sites in Malawi and Mozambique. Please help us by collecting requested items, donating supplies, and sorting items at our warehouse.
New/unopened supplies needed:
Flashlights with batteries
Dressings and wound care (bandages, etc.)
Please drop off donations to:
140 Saw Mill River Road
Yonkers, NY 10701
Whether it's a local single-family fire or a state-wide hurricane, the Red Cross is on the scene providing emergency care and comfort to both victims and emergency workers. The Red Cross Disaster Action Teams are available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, helping families and individuals get back on their feet after a major or minor natural disaster.
Emergency assistance may include temporary housing, food, clothing, basic household furnishings, help with health care needs, and referrals to other agencies. During large disasters, volunteers are needed to work in shelters and on mobile kitchens, conduct damage assessments, provide medical care and crisis intervention and more.
Committed Disaster Reponders are needed in the following areas:
How to volunteer:
If you are interested signing up as a volunteer, please register on our website:
For volunteers under 18 - Join a Red Cross Club
The American Red Cross Greater New York Region’s multi-faceted Youth and Young Adult Services program comprises Red Cross High School and Campus Clubs organized at high schools, colleges and universities throughout the region.
Being a Red Cross High School or Campus Club member builds character and provides the tools and experience needed for attaining strong leadership, communication and community service skills. By interacting with those in need, Red Cross youth volunteers establish a sense of awareness and personal achievement while developing these skills.
Additionally, Club members are encouraged to become permanent members of the American Red Cross Greater New York Region as they grow within the organization and take on increasing levels of responsibility.
Click here to join a Red Cross Club today!
-Evaluates needs, provides services and maintains records for clients.
-Follow up telephone calls to clients
-Refer Clients to community resources
-Perform Fiscal Reviews on Client Cases
-Conduct final reviews and close Cases
-Good Listening Skills
-Patience and understanding when working with individuals from diverse backgrounds
-Good organizational skills and attention to detail
-Good Oral and Written Communication Skills
-Bi Lingual a Plus
Extensive Training Provided for all vols! Come join this important team-can work remotely as well!
Must willing to come to Hawthorne, NY or Middletown, NY office at least once per week for 2-4 hrs for training and on going mentorship. Must be willing to devote approx 4-8 hrs/week volunteering.