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"The environment is everything that isn't me." -Albert Einstein

 

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Rockefeller Preserve's Volunteer Environmental Stewardship Team

Join Rockefeller Preserve's Environmental Stewardship Team! Each month, work with the Rockefeller Preserve Environmental Stewardship Team on different projects including digging up invasive vines and shrubs, and planting and caring for native wildflowers and trees. Make a visible and long-term difference in your community and learn what you're doing every step of the way! No experience is necessary. On April 25th, stewards will be digging up and removing lesser celandine. Lesser celandine is a non-native invasive species that will quickly take over a forest understory if left unmanaged. It grows throughout the northeast in wetland areas and is often found in urban and semi-urban areas. Lesser celandine emerges earlier than most native plants, and may prevent the development and reproduction of other spring ephemerals, particularly smaller species like spring beauties, trilliums, and bloodroot. Meet at the Rockefeller State Park Preserve courtyard. For more information, call 914-631-1470 x107.

Pleasantville, NY

5/30/18 10:00 AM +more

Volunteers Needed

Come join the Westchester Parks Foundation for our Green Squad volunteer program! We will be spreading mulch around Kensico Dam to help spruce up for the season. All supplies will be provided. Please wear clothes that can get dirty and close toed shoes. Water and snacks will be provided - please bring a water bottle to fill. Our group will be meeting outside the Kensico Dam main building. Hope to see you there!

Valhalla, NY

5/31/18 12:30 PM

Spring Volunteer Work Sessions at Pound Ridge Land Conservancy

Protect Nature with the Pound Ridge Land Conservancy Manage Invasive Plants Plant Trees Build Bridges Saturdays, 10.00am - 12.00Noon March 3: Clark Preserve April 14: Isaacson Preserve May 5: Halle Ravine June 2: Armstrong Preserve Come Earn Community Service Hours! Please Express Interest below to receive an email with more information on plans and meeting location.

Pound Ridge, NY

6/2/18 10:00 AM

Summer Volunteer Orientations

Hilltop Hanover farm offers 8 acres of vegetable, herb and flower production, 3 greenhouses, green roof technology, a composting facility, farm stand, 5 beehives, and small livestock operation with chickens, cows and goats, all highlighting best practices in sustainable agriculture. The farm partners with local, regional and state agencies, not-for-profits, food pantries and corporations to provide valuable resources in support of educating youth and adults about Agriculture, Food Justice and Hunger Relief. Spring Orientations are over- Please contact the farm@ 914-962-2368 Summer Orientations start June 15th Individuals will learn more about the farm operation and where your talents may be put to good use. A short informative presentation will be followed by a tour and discussion. Bring your enthusiasm and energy,dress for the weather, learn about farming and help contribute to the protecting the environment and hunger relief. For more information click here

Yorktown Heights, NY

6/15/18 10:00 AM +more

Garden Volunteer at Rockefeller Preserve

Rockefeller Preserve's volunteer gardening crew are looking for new volunteers to help us care for the Preserve's spectacular tree peony and fern gardens. Volunteers are particularly needed in spring and fall. No experience necessary. Please "Express Interest" below Questions? Email Julia at julia.jardine@parks.ny.gov

Pleasantville, NY

Through 11/30/18

Farm Volunteers

Hilltop Hanover Farm and Environmental Center is a working crop farm and environmental educational center located in Yorktown Heights, NY. The farm was a former dairy farm dating back to the 1600′s. Today the farm is a regional education center that offers programs on healthy and sustainable food production and teaches skills for small-scale suburban and urban farming techniques, illustrating sustainable living practices for the region and local communities. We are dedicated to donating at the minimum 10% of our produce to food pantries. Volunteers aged 13 and up are encouraged to apply Volunteers under 16 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian while volunteering. Volunteer waivers are required and can be obtained by contacting the farm or will be sent to you once you sign up for this opportunity with a valid email address. Starting in April and throughout the summer, we need volunteers who can help with planting, caring for and harvesting our crops, maintaining our gardens and helping with events. Volunteer tasks include, but are not limited to: U-Pick Volunteers: Saturdays & Sundays Harvesting Team: Tuesday, Thursday & Friday mornings Field Team (plants, weeding, watering, etc.): Monday, Wednesday and Fridays Garden Maintenance: front flower gardens Mon, Friday Weed Warriors: Wednesdays 9:30 -12noon Event assistants We need enthusiastic and committed volunteers during the growing season April - November. Become part of our farm family and help us make a difference. Click here to register for an orientation.

Yorktown Heights, NY

Through 11/23/18

CSA Volunteer Coordinator

QUICK GLANCE: This is a one day weekly commitment for 20 weeks (Tuesday or Thursday) Hours are 4:30- 7:30pm Anticipated Dates are June 5 - Oct 25, 2018 You must be able to lift 40-50 lbs You will be assisting customers at the farm stand Hilltop Hanover Farm is looking for 2 volunteer C.S.A coordinators to assist with our Farm Stand style CSA in 2018. This is a weekly commitment for 20 weeks during the growing season, usually starting the beginning of June and running through October. You will be considered a C.S.A. member should you volunteer for this opportunity We have two days available with the same time slot Tuesday or Thursday 4:30pm to 7:30pm. Duties include: stocking the farm stand as needed, greeting, keeping track of members pick up, assisting them with identifying what veggies are available in their share, and as you become more knowledgeable, perhaps how to prepare them. You will be storing leftover veggies from the stand to the cooler at the end of day and closing up. You should be able to lift up to 40-50 lb. What is a CSA? C.S.A. stands for Community Supported Agriculture. It is a mutually beneficial commitment between the farmer and the consumer. Members of the CSA ensure a base and stable income for the farm throughout the growing season. In return, the farm provides CSA members with a weekly share of freshly picked produce. The spirit of Community Supported Agriculture is that members and farmers work together to contribute to a resilient and healthy local food system. This leads to an understanding that members provide support to the farm, while the farm works hard to provide a plentiful, consistent, and varied supply of farm fresh produce. Hilltop Hanover Farm has 6 years of farm share management, and many years of farm stand and u-pick experience. Hilltop's Farm provides nutritious, delicious produce throughout the season. Produce is grown using sustainable and organic practices, without the use of synthetic pesticides, herbicides, or fungicides.

Yorktown Heights, NY

Through 10/25/18

Science Barge Volunteers

The Science Barge is a prototype sustainable urban farm developed by NY Sun Works and acquired by Groundwork Hudson Valley in October, 2008 to be operated as an environmental education center. The Science Barge greenhouse, floating on the Hudson River, grows an abundance of fresh produce including tomatoes, melons, greens, and lettuce with zero net carbon emissions, zero pesticides, and zero runoff. All of the energy needed to power the Barge is generated by solar panels, wind turbines, and biofuels while the hydroponic greenhouse is irrigated solely by collected rainwater and purified river water, thus operating completely “off the grid.” It is the only fully functioning demonstration of renewable energy supporting sustainable food production in New York. It is now docked in downtown Yonkers just north of the Yonkers Pier. During the winter, Barge Director Bob Walters will be on board every Sunday coordinating volunteer projects for those willing to brave the cold of winter on the Hudson (the greenhouse does stay relatively warm)! Come any time between 12pm and 4pm and stay as long as you like. Please call Bob at 914-375-2151 or e-mail bob@groundworkhv.org if you are interested in participating. During our growing season, from mid-April through early November, the Barge is open to volunteer every Thursday from 6pm-8pm and Sunday from 10am-12pm. During these hours you can stop by and join Bob Walters, the Director of the Barge, in various maintenance and repair projects. If you are interested in being trained as a volunteer docent, call us to find out when the next training session is. We can always use more weekend docents!

Yonkers, NY

Through 6/30/18

Clerical Volunteers

Share your talents....The Friends are always looking for good people to help with daily activities and organizing. Mailings, office tasks, graphic design, publicity, special events, fundraising, writing grant applications, education initiatives, photocopying, printing services, contributing articles to our newsletter. We're building "trail teams" in every Village along the trail to work on local trail issues, festivals, Aquefest, overall Aqueduct awareness and support. "Adopt a Stretch" of the trail--volunteer to keep it clean and let us know what's going on.

Dobbs Ferry, NY

Through 6/30/18

Help Keep Rockland Beautiful

Each year, our spring Great American Cleanup and Fall Waterways campaigns rally and support over 4,000 volunteers who remove tons of debris from our streets, parks, and waterways. Participation in the cleanup raises awareness of environmental issues and brings home the value of community service.

New City, NY

Through 5/18/19

Take it or Leave it Shed Assistant

Help reduce waste in the Town of Bedford and be the first to see the treasures left to take! The Bedford Hills Take It Or Leave It Shed is coming soon on Saturday mornings from May-October. Sign up to help: Greet customers, assess donations, assist unloading and loading, display items, report on activity. Looking for volunteers 2-3 hours between 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM one or two Saturdays a month. Will be a soft launch of program this fall, but full operation will begin May 2018.

Katonah, NY

Through 10/27/18

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