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

 

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Outdoor Workdays at Ward Acres Park

Volunteers are needed to help to control invasive vines, save heritage trees, and improve wildlife habitats in Ward Acres Park. Depending on the day, activities will include cutting and digging out invasive plants and vines, keeping trails clear and passable, and planting native saplings and shrubs. Wear weather-appropriate clothes and shoes that can get dirty, and bring water and snacks. Volunteers will meet at the Ward Acres Community Garden (near the corner of Quaker Ridge Road and Broadfield Avenue). Training and some tools and supplies will be provided, and then volunteers will move to the worksite.

New Rochelle, NY

11/3/20 1:00 PM + more

Plant Tulip Garden at New Rochelle High School

Help brighten the grounds of New Rochelle High School by planting tulip bulbs. Gloves and tools will be provided; volunteers must wear masks and observe social distancing guidelines at all times. Rain date is Monday, October 26.

New Rochelle, NY

10/25/20 10:00 AM

Fall Parks Clean up at Neptune Park

Looking for a few good volunteers to put in some elbow grease to scrape, sand and prep for painting the historic pavilion at Neptune Park. Volunteers MUST be 18 or older, no exceptions! Project also includes staining park benches as well. A GREAT way to spend some time outside and give back to the New Ro Strong community. To sign up as a family or group, choose the "Sign up with a Family, Group or Team" button below. (As the team captain you will sign up all members of your team. If you are new to Volunteer New York!, the system will prompt you to register prior to creating the team). Each and every volunteer MUST register prior to the event.

New Rochelle, NY

10/24/20 1:00 PM

Fall Parks Clean up at Hudson Park

Join your neighbors to clean up the Five Islands Park shoreline and trails. GREAT family volunteer opportunity to get outside, safe distance AND do something great for the New Ro Strong community. To sign up as a family or group, choose the "Sign up with a Family, Group or Team" button below. (As the team captain you will sign up all members of your team. If you are new to Volunteer New York!, the system will prompt you to register prior to creating the team). Each and every volunteer MUST register prior to the event, no matter their age. Are you bringing a young volunteer who does not have an email address? No problem, sign them up as a guest so we can accurately plan! ALL volunteers ages 17 and under must have this waiver filled out and signed by their parent or guardian upon check in. Print and complete to save time in advance.

New Rochelle, NY

10/24/20 1:00 PM

Fall Parks Clean up at Davenport Park

Join your neighbors to clean up the Five Islands Park shoreline and trails. GREAT family volunteer opportunity to get outside, safe distance AND do something great for the New Ro Strong community. To sign up as a family or group, choose the "Sign up with a Family, Group or Team" button below. (As the team captain you will sign up all members of your team. If you are new to Volunteer New York!, the system will prompt you to register prior to creating the team). Each and every volunteer MUST register prior to the event, no matter their age. Are you bringing a young volunteer who does not have an email address? No problem, sign them up as a guest so we can accurately plan! ALL volunteers ages 17 and under must have this waiver filled out and signed by their parent or guardian upon check in. Print and complete to save time in advance.

New Rochelle, NY

10/24/20 1:00 PM

Fall Parks Clean up at Five Islands

Join your neighbors to clean up the Five Islands Park shoreline and trails. GREAT family volunteer opportunity to get outside, safe distance AND do something great for the New Ro Strong community. To sign up as a family or group, choose the "Sign up with a Family, Group or Team" button below. (As the team captain you will sign up all members of your team. If you are new to Volunteer New York!, the system will prompt you to register prior to creating the team). Each and every volunteer MUST register prior to the event, no matter their age. Are you bringing a young volunteer who does not have an email address? No problem, sign them up as a guest so we can accurately plan! ALL volunteers ages 17 and under must have this waiver filled out and signed by their parent or guardian upon check in. Print and complete to save time in advance.

New Rochelle, NY

10/24/20 1:00 PM

Fall Cleanup Volunteers

Volunteers are needed to help rake leaves at the historic cemetery grounds of St. Paul's Church in anticipation of its Veterans Day Commemoration. Soldiers from every war in American history—from colonial times through the Korean War—are buried at St. Paul's, which is one of the oldest continuously used burial yards in the country. Veterans Day commemorations, which include guided tours and placing of wreaths, draw large crowds and volunteers will help keep the area tidy! ​Volunteers can select from the available shifts below. Important notes and requirements: No more than five volunteers are permitted per shift Volunteers must wear face masks, closed-toe shoes, and clothing that can get dirty Volunteers must bring their own work gloves and practice social distancing Rakes will be provided and disinfected between AM and PM shifts Volunteers will not be permitted access to historic buildings due to COVID-19 protocols. For restrooms, please use the public facilities at nearby restaurants

Mount Vernon, NY

10/24/20 10:00 AM + more

Indoor Gardener

A volunteer is needed to develop and assist with the indoor gardening program at the Hugh Doyle Senior Center. Green thumbs are welcome!

New Rochelle, NY

Through 12/31/20

Website Design and Maintenance

Ward Acres Conservancy is looking for a savvy volunteer to contribute their web design and maintenance skills to the Conservancy. In close consultation with Conservancy leadership, this volunteer would build the organization's website and periodically post content that will be provided. For now, the site will offer a simple information-only (no commerce) design. It is possible that this volunteer's work would be hosted on the City of New Rochelle's website. This would be a great opportunity for a budding website design professional or student. Express interest below!

Virtual (Virtual)

Through 12/31/20

Park Leadership Team

Ward Acres Conservancy is managed by a team of volunteers who help identify the needs of Ward Acres Park and manage projects to better serve the community that uses it. This team works closely with the Parks and Recreation Department of the City of New Rochelle. Ward Acres Conservancy is looking for responsible and energetic volunteers with leadership skills and an interest in influencing the future direction and management of Ward Acres Park. Time commitment is light (about 4 hours per week); the team typically meets (virtually) once per month.

Virtual (Virtual)

Through 3/31/21