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Cause - Senior Services

"Caring for our seniors is perhaps the greatest responsibility we have. Those who walked before us have given so much and made possible the life we all enjoy." -John Hoeven

 

For information about the Westchester Senior Corps adult volunteering program please click here.

 

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Bridging Generations to Help Seniors

One Change at a Time is looking for volunteers for its “Bridging Generations” program, which aims to promote intergenerational relationships by bringing together the elderly and youth through therapeutic recreation, education, and social activities. “Bridging Generations” takes place at nursing homes, assisted living facilities, and community centers and helps to improve the health and social wellness of seniors, while developing skills, establishing values, and providing a sense of empowerment. These interactions help all generations by providing mentorship opportunities, stimulating the mind through educational activities, and improving health by being actively involved.

New Rochelle, NY

4/12/20 2:30 PM + more

Musical Entertainment

We are looking for individuals or group to perform at Garito Manor. It could be musical, dance, comedy or theater. #VolunteerNewRochelle

New Rochelle, NY

Through4/30/20

Friendly Visiting

Friendly visiting is an opportunity to visit a socially isolated senior in their home and bring a smile to their heart. This is a once-per-week or once-every-other-week experience and the visits can be from 30-60 minutes. DOROT asks for volunteers to commit to a year if possible.

White Plains, NY

Through6/15/20

Drivers for Older Adults - Port Chester

RideConnect is seeking volunteers who are able to provide rides to older adults throughout Westchester. These rides will enable older adults to access medical appointments and shopping so that they can remain active in their communities. Please consider giving the gift of mobility and independence! Volunteer Driver Qualifications: Commitment is only one hour per month, or as much or little as you would like! Enjoy helping older adults Patience Flexibility Valid Driver's License Please note that this is part of a regional program. Volunteers are needed throughout the County.

Port Chester, NY

Through10/1/22

Gift Shop Assistant

The gift shop is looking for friendly, pleasant volunteers to help put away stock, check and price new merchandise and greet customers

Bronxville, NY

Through7/21/20

Deliver Meals to Homes in Rockland

Volunteer to help deliver meals to Rockland's homebound residents! Deliveries are made with the volunteers' own vehicles to brighten someone's day. The time commitment is just one hour per week, typically between 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Monday through Friday. For volunteers who can't commit to a regular schedule, opportunities are available to pitch in as a substitute, holiday, or snow driver. Individuals or families are welcome and children are encouraged to accompany adults to inspire the act of giving back to their communities.

Nanuet, NY

Through8/30/21

Clerical Assistant

Duties may include answering telephones, filing, data entry, light typing, labeling or running errands.

Bronxville, NY

Through7/21/20

Medical Appointment Driver - Yonkers

Make a world of difference to an older neighbor who needs a ride to medical appointments in Westchester. Volunteer drivers provide older adults in their communities with a service that allows them to live independent, healthy, and satisfying lives. WestFair Rides is a collaborative not-for-profit organization managing rider choices in Westchester County for older adults and adults with vision disabilities. Volunteer drivers must: Have a desire to help someone in the community Have a valid driver's license and auto insurance Are over 21 years old Own a dependable vehicle Volunteers can set their own hours and provide as few or as many trips as they'd like; one ride a week, a month, or a year will make a difference! Bilingual volunteers, especially those who can speak Spanish, are strongly encouraged to apply.

Yonkers, NY

Through12/31/21

Miles of Smiles Volunteers

Help brighten a smile for a senior—literally!—by creating Miles of Smiles bags. This is a great opportunity for students who need to fulfill community service hours (three bags equal one hour of volunteer service). Here's how it works: Fill a quart-sized Ziploc bag with all the products a senior needs for a healthy smile. Be sure to include a soft bristle toothbrush, toothpaste, floss, mouthwash, and A Miles of Smiles Flyer (Miles of Smiles will provide this). Refer to the Miles of Smiles Instructions for more details. Drop off your Miles of Smiles bags at Meals on Wheels' Nanuet location (provided after you express interest below). It's that easy to help a senior in need!

Nanuet, NY

Through6/1/20

Gramatan Village Volunteer Driver

Gramatan Village is seeking volunteers to drive members to and from appointments in lower Westchester area, including Bronxville, Scarsdale, Tuckahoe, Eastchester, White Plains, and Mount Vernon. Gramatan Village is a non-profit organization that supports adults ages 55 and up who want to age in the home and neighborhood that they love. We support empowerd aging-in-community with a network of volunteers, experts, professional referrals, and peer connections that enable members to stay independent, vital, and engaged as they grow older.

Bronxville, NY

Through10/29/20

Gramatan Village Volunteer

Gramatan Village is seeking volunteers to meet with members on an individual basis, attend social and cultural events, and spend time socializing with members. Gramatan Village is a non-profit organization that supports adults ages 55 and up who want to age in the home and neighborhood that they love. We support empowered aging-in-community with a network of volunteers, experts, professional referrals, and peer connections that enable members to stay independent, vital, and engaged as they grow older. 

Bronxville, NY

Through10/29/20

Medical Appointment Driver - Mount Kisco

Make a world of difference to an older neighbor who needs a ride to medical appointments in Westchester. Volunteer drivers provide older adults in their communities with a service that allows them to live independent, healthy, and satisfying lives. WestFair Rides is a collaborative not-for-profit organization managing rider choices in Westchester County for older adults and adults with vision disabilities. Volunteer drivers must: Have a desire to help someone in the community Have a valid driver's license and auto insurance Are over 21 years old Own a dependable vehicle Volunteers can set their own hours and provide as few or as many trips as they'd like; one ride a week, a month, or a year will make a difference! Bilingual volunteers, especially those who can speak Spanish, are strongly encouraged to apply.

Mount Kisco, NY

Through12/31/21

Medical Appointment Driver - Armonk

Make a world of difference to an older neighbor who needs a ride to medical appointments in Westchester. Volunteer drivers provide older adults in their communities with a service that allows them to live independent, healthy, and satisfying lives. WestFair Rides is a collaborative not-for-profit organization managing rider choices in Westchester County for older adults and adults with vision disabilities. Volunteer drivers must: Have a desire to help someone in the community Have a valid driver's license and auto insurance Are over 21 years old Own a dependable vehicle Volunteers can set their own hours and provide as few or as many trips as they'd like; one ride a week, a month, or a year will make a difference! Bilingual volunteers, especially those who can speak Spanish, are strongly encouraged to apply.

Armonk, NY

Through12/31/21

Medical Appointment Driver - Briarcliff

Make a world of difference to an older neighbor who needs a ride to medical appointments in Westchester. Volunteer drivers provide older adults in their communities with a service that allows them to live independent, healthy, and satisfying lives. WestFair Rides is a collaborative not-for-profit organization managing rider choices in Westchester County for older adults and adults with vision disabilities. Volunteer drivers must: Have a desire to help someone in the community Have a valid driver's license and auto insurance Are over 21 years old Own a dependable vehicle Volunteers can set their own hours and provide as few or as many trips as they'd like; one ride a week, a month, or a year will make a difference! Bilingual volunteers, especially those who can speak Spanish, are strongly encouraged to apply.

Briarcliff Manor, NY

Through12/31/21

Medical Appointment Driver - Chappaqua

Make a world of difference to an older neighbor who needs a ride to medical appointments in Westchester. Volunteer drivers provide older adults in their communities with a service that allows them to live independent, healthy, and satisfying lives. WestFair Rides is a collaborative not-for-profit organization managing rider choices in Westchester County for older adults and adults with vision disabilities. Volunteer drivers must: Have a desire to help someone in the community Have a valid driver's license and auto insurance Are over 21 years old Own a dependable vehicle Volunteers can set their own hours and provide as few or as many trips as they'd like; one ride a week, a month, or a year will make a difference! Bilingual volunteers, especially those who can speak Spanish, are strongly encouraged to apply.

Chappaqua, NY

Through12/31/21

Medical Appointment Driver - Bronxville

Make a world of difference to an older neighbor who needs a ride to medical appointments in Westchester. Volunteer drivers provide older adults in their communities with a service that allows them to live independent, healthy, and satisfying lives. WestFair Rides is a collaborative not-for-profit organization managing rider choices in Westchester County for older adults and adults with vision disabilities. Volunteer drivers must: Have a desire to help someone in the community Have a valid driver's license and auto insurance Are over 21 years old Own a dependable vehicle Volunteers can set their own hours and provide as few or as many trips as they'd like; one ride a week, a month, or a year will make a difference! Bilingual volunteers, especially those who can speak Spanish, are strongly encouraged to apply.

Bronxville, NY

Through12/31/21

Medical Appointment Driver - Harrison

Make a world of difference to an older neighbor who needs a ride to medical appointments in Westchester. Volunteer drivers provide older adults in their communities with a service that allows them to live independent, healthy, and satisfying lives. WestFair Rides is a collaborative not-for-profit organization managing rider choices in Westchester County for older adults and adults with vision disabilities. Volunteer drivers must: Have a desire to help someone in the community Have a valid driver's license and auto insurance Are over 21 years old Own a dependable vehicle Volunteers can set their own hours and provide as few or as many trips as they'd like; one ride a week, a month, or a year will make a difference! Bilingual volunteers, especially those who can speak Spanish, are strongly encouraged to apply.

Harrison, NY

Through12/31/21

Medical Appointment Driver - Mamaroneck

Make a world of difference to an older neighbor who needs a ride to medical appointments in Westchester. Volunteer drivers provide older adults in their communities with a service that allows them to live independent, healthy, and satisfying lives. WestFair Rides is a collaborative not-for-profit organization managing rider choices in Westchester County for older adults and adults with vision disabilities. Volunteer drivers must: Have a desire to help someone in the community Have a valid driver's license and auto insurance Are over 21 years old Own a dependable vehicle Volunteers can set their own hours and provide as few or as many trips as they'd like; one ride a week, a month, or a year will make a difference! Bilingual volunteers, especially those who can speak Spanish, are strongly encouraged to apply.

Mamaroneck, NY

Through12/31/21

Medical Appointment Driver - Larchmont

Make a world of difference to an older neighbor who needs a ride to medical appointments in Westchester. Volunteer drivers provide older adults in their communities with a service that allows them to live independent, healthy, and satisfying lives. WestFair Rides is a collaborative not-for-profit organization managing rider choices in Westchester County for older adults and adults with vision disabilities. Volunteer drivers must: Have a desire to help someone in the community Have a valid driver's license and auto insurance Are over 21 years old Own a dependable vehicle Volunteers can set their own hours and provide as few or as many trips as they'd like; one ride a week, a month, or a year will make a difference! Bilingual volunteers, especially those who can speak Spanish, are strongly encouraged to apply.

Larchmont, NY

Through12/31/21

Medical Appointment Driver - New Rochelle

Make a world of difference to an older neighbor who needs a ride to medical appointments in Westchester. Volunteer drivers provide older adults in their communities with a service that allows them to live independent, healthy, and satisfying lives. WestFair Rides is a collaborative not-for-profit organization managing rider choices in Westchester County for older adults and adults with vision disabilities. Volunteer drivers must: Have a desire to help someone in the community Have a valid driver's license and auto insurance Are over 21 years old Own a dependable vehicle Volunteers can set their own hours and provide as few or as many trips as they'd like; one ride a week, a month, or a year will make a difference! Bilingual volunteers, especially those who can speak Spanish, are strongly encouraged to apply.

New Rochelle, NY

Through12/31/21

Medical Appointment Driver - Rye

Make a world of difference to an older neighbor who needs a ride to medical appointments in Westchester. Volunteer drivers provide older adults in their communities with a service that allows them to live independent, healthy, and satisfying lives. WestFair Rides is a collaborative not-for-profit organization managing rider choices in Westchester County for older adults and adults with vision disabilities. Volunteer drivers must: Have a desire to help someone in the community Have a valid driver's license and auto insurance Are over 21 years old Own a dependable vehicle Volunteers can set their own hours and provide as few or as many trips as they'd like; one ride a week, a month, or a year will make a difference! Bilingual volunteers, especially those who can speak Spanish, are strongly encouraged to apply.

Rye, NY

Through12/31/21

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

Through12/31/20

Medical Appointment Driver - North Castle

Make a world of difference to an older neighbor who needs a ride to medical appointments in Westchester. Volunteer drivers provide older adults in their communities with a service that allows them to live independent, healthy, and satisfying lives. WestFair Rides is a collaborative not-for-profit organization managing rider choices in Westchester County for older adults and adults with vision disabilities. Volunteer drivers must: Have a desire to help someone in the community Have a valid driver's license and auto insurance Are over 21 years old Own a dependable vehicle Volunteers can set their own hours and provide as few or as many trips as they'd like; one ride a week, a month, or a year will make a difference! Bilingual volunteers, especially those who can speak Spanish, are strongly encouraged to apply.

Armonk, NY

Through12/31/21

Medical Appointment Driver - Pelham

Make a world of difference to an older neighbor who needs a ride to medical appointments in Westchester. Volunteer drivers provide older adults in their communities with a service that allows them to live independent, healthy, and satisfying lives. WestFair Rides is a collaborative not-for-profit organization managing rider choices in Westchester County for older adults and adults with vision disabilities. Volunteer drivers must: Have a desire to help someone in the community Have a valid driver's license and auto insurance Are over 21 years old Own a dependable vehicle Volunteers can set their own hours and provide as few or as many trips as they'd like; one ride a week, a month, or a year will make a difference! Bilingual volunteers, especially those who can speak Spanish, are strongly encouraged to apply.

Pelham, NY

Through12/31/21

Medical Appointment Driver - Scarsdale

Make a world of difference to an older neighbor who needs a ride to medical appointments in Westchester. Volunteer drivers provide older adults in their communities with a service that allows them to live independent, healthy, and satisfying lives. WestFair Rides is a collaborative not-for-profit organization managing rider choices in Westchester County for older adults and adults with vision disabilities. Volunteer drivers must: Have a desire to help someone in the community Have a valid driver's license and auto insurance Are over 21 years old Own a dependable vehicle Volunteers can set their own hours and provide as few or as many trips as they'd like; one ride a week, a month, or a year will make a difference! Bilingual volunteers, especially those who can speak Spanish, are strongly encouraged to apply.

Scarsdale, NY

Through12/31/21

Medical Appointment Driver - White Plains

Make a world of difference to an older neighbor who needs a ride to medical appointments in Westchester. Volunteer drivers provide older adults in their communities with a service that allows them to live independent, healthy, and satisfying lives. WestFair Rides is a collaborative not-for-profit organization managing rider choices in Westchester County for older adults and adults with vision disabilities. Volunteer drivers must: Have a desire to help someone in the community Have a valid driver's license and auto insurance Are over 21 years old Own a dependable vehicle Volunteers can set their own hours and provide as few or as many trips as they'd like; one ride a week, a month, or a year will make a difference! Bilingual volunteers, especially those who can speak Spanish, are strongly encouraged to apply.

White Plains, NY

Through12/31/21

Medical Appointment Driver - Hartsdale

Make a world of difference to an older neighbor who needs a ride to medical appointments in Westchester. Volunteer drivers provide older adults in their communities with a service that allows them to live independent, healthy, and satisfying lives. WestFair Rides is a collaborative not-for-profit organization managing rider choices in Westchester County for older adults and adults with vision disabilities. Volunteer drivers must: Have a desire to help someone in the community Have a valid driver's license and auto insurance Are over 21 years old Own a dependable vehicle Volunteers can set their own hours and provide as few or as many trips as they'd like; one ride a week, a month, or a year will make a difference! Bilingual volunteers, especially those who can speak Spanish, are strongly encouraged to apply.

Hartsdale, NY

Through12/31/21

Medical Appointment Driver - Port Chester

Make a world of difference to an older neighbor who needs a ride to medical appointments in Westchester. Volunteer drivers provide older adults in their communities with a service that allows them to live independent, healthy, and satisfying lives. WestFair Rides is a collaborative not-for-profit organization managing rider choices in Westchester County for older adults and adults with vision disabilities. Volunteer drivers must: Have a desire to help someone in the community Have a valid driver's license and auto insurance Are over 21 years old Own a dependable vehicle Volunteers can set their own hours and provide as few or as many trips as they'd like; one ride a week, a month, or a year will make a difference! Bilingual volunteers, especially those who can speak Spanish, are strongly encouraged to apply.

Port Chester, NY

Through12/31/21

Medical Appointment Driver - Bedford

Make a world of difference to an older neighbor who needs a ride to medical appointments in Westchester. Volunteer drivers provide older adults in their communities with a service that allows them to live independent, healthy, and satisfying lives. WestFair Rides is a collaborative not-for-profit organization managing rider choices in Westchester County for older adults and adults with vision disabilities. Volunteer drivers must: Have a desire to help someone in the community Have a valid driver's license and auto insurance Are over 21 years old Own a dependable vehicle Volunteers can set their own hours and provide as few or as many trips as they'd like; one ride a week, a month, or a year will make a difference! Bilingual volunteers, especially those who can speak Spanish, are strongly encouraged to apply.

Bedford, NY

Through12/31/21

Medical Appointment Driver - North Salem

Make a world of difference to an older neighbor who needs a ride to medical appointments in Westchester. Volunteer drivers provide older adults in their communities with a service that allows them to live independent, healthy, and satisfying lives. WestFair Rides is a collaborative not-for-profit organization managing rider choices in Westchester County for older adults and adults with vision disabilities. Volunteer drivers must: Have a desire to help someone in the community Have a valid driver's license and auto insurance Are over 21 years old Own a dependable vehicle Volunteers can set their own hours and provide as few or as many trips as they'd like; one ride a week, a month, or a year will make a difference! Bilingual volunteers, especially those who can speak Spanish, are strongly encouraged to apply.

North Salem, NY

Through12/31/21

Medical Appointment Driver - Rye Brook

Make a world of difference to an older neighbor who needs a ride to medical appointments in Westchester. Volunteer drivers provide older adults in their communities with a service that allows them to live independent, healthy, and satisfying lives. WestFair Rides is a collaborative not-for-profit organization managing rider choices in Westchester County for older adults and adults with vision disabilities. Volunteer drivers must: Have a desire to help someone in the community Have a valid driver's license and auto insurance Are over 21 years old Own a dependable vehicle Volunteers can set their own hours and provide as few or as many trips as they'd like; one ride a week, a month, or a year will make a difference! Bilingual volunteers, especially those who can speak Spanish, are strongly encouraged to apply.

Rye Brook, NY

Through12/31/21

Medical Appointment Driver - Somers

Make a world of difference to an older neighbor who needs a ride to medical appointments in Westchester. Volunteer drivers provide older adults in their communities with a service that allows them to live independent, healthy, and satisfying lives. WestFair Rides is a collaborative not-for-profit organization managing rider choices in Westchester County for older adults and adults with vision disabilities. Volunteer drivers must: Have a desire to help someone in the community Have a valid driver's license and auto insurance Are over 21 years old Own a dependable vehicle Volunteers can set their own hours and provide as few or as many trips as they'd like; one ride a week, a month, or a year will make a difference! Bilingual volunteers, especially those who can speak Spanish, are strongly encouraged to apply.

Somers, NY

Through12/31/21

Receptionist

Volunteer receptionists will greet visitors as well as answer phones and take messages. Strong customer service skills required!

New Rochelle, NY

Through12/31/20

Medical Appointment Driver - Pound Ridge

Make a world of difference to an older neighbor who needs a ride to medical appointments in Westchester. Volunteer drivers provide older adults in their communities with a service that allows them to live independent, healthy, and satisfying lives. WestFair Rides is a collaborative not-for-profit organization managing rider choices in Westchester County for older adults and adults with vision disabilities. Volunteer drivers must: Have a desire to help someone in the community Have a valid driver's license and auto insurance Are over 21 years old Own a dependable vehicle Volunteers can set their own hours and provide as few or as many trips as they'd like; one ride a week, a month, or a year will make a difference! Bilingual volunteers, especially those who can speak Spanish, are strongly encouraged to apply.

Pound Ridge, NY

Through12/31/21

Drivers to Deliver Meals

Help bring healthy meals and a smile to seniors in the community! Meals On Wheels volunteers meet at Montefiore New Rochelle Hospital at 11 a.m. any day of the week to pick up pre-packed boxes of meals and receive the addresses of seniors where they'll deliver the meals. Meal delivery takes approximately two hours. Volunteer drivers must have valid driver's license and insurance card when filling out their applications. #VolunteerNewRochelle #JLP

New Rochelle, NY

Through5/29/20

Westchester Seniors Out Speaking (WSOS) - Central Westchester

The Westchester Library System is seeking volunteers to serve as presenters and counselors for its Westchester Seniors Out Speaking (WSOS) program. WSOS volunteers deliver free services to help adults aged 60 and up to achieve a better understanding of Medicare health plans, prescription drug coverage, and other benefits available to seniors—saving them time and money. This program serves over 12,000 senior citizens annually; volunteers of all ages and backgrounds are welcome. WSOS volunteers meet monthly to participate in training from subject specialists, which includes the Medicare Rights Center. Volunteers must be comfortable using computers, have excellent interpersonal skills, and able to provide six to 12 hours per month of consistent service. WSOS volunteers engage in one or more of the following programs: Medicare Minute: volunteers offer brief, engaging, actionable information on specific aspects of Medicare. Volunteers present this information on a monthly basis to older adults at various sites throughout Westchester County. Following the presentation, volunteers remain to privately answer personal questions and concerns. A volunteer Medicare Minute Presenter is assigned a community center and is responsible for each month’s Medicare Minute. A script, teaching materials, and handouts are provided by WSOS through an agreement with the Medicare Rights Center. Additionally, brief information on other services of interest to seniors is offered. Senior Benefit Information Centers (SBIC): volunteers have the opportunity to become a Senior Benefits Counselor at one of the many centers operating in public libraries. As an SBIC counselor, volunteers provide seniors with information about their healthcare insurance choices and various federal and state financial assistance programs, as well as provide help with related Medicare issues. SBICs are a walk-in service that also is supported by an email and telephone hotline. The walk-in sites include New Rochelle, Peekskill, Port Chester, Shrub Oak, Tarrytown, and Yonkers. Experienced volunteers are also invited to support the delivery of presentations and workshops on related healthcare issues such as Medicare/Medicaid dual eligibility and healthcare proxies. These presentations are offered at any venue that wants to present this important information to seniors in their community. ​#seniorsoutspeaking

White Plains, NY

Through5/29/20

Volunteer Drivers

Volunteer drivers take At Home on the Sound members on errands, to medical appointments, and grocery shopping. Driving assignments take place during weekdays only. Drivers must be at least 25 years old.

Mamaroneck, NY

Through5/29/20

Westchester Seniors Out Speaking (WSOS) - Northern Westchester

The Westchester Library System is seeking volunteers to serve as presenters and counselors for its Westchester Seniors Out Speaking (WSOS) program. WSOS volunteers deliver free services to help adults aged 60 and up to achieve a better understanding of Medicare health plans, prescription drug coverage, and other benefits available to seniors—saving them time and money. This program serves over 12,000 senior citizens annually; volunteers of all ages and backgrounds are welcome. WSOS volunteers meet monthly to participate in training from subject specialists, which includes the Medicare Rights Center. Volunteers must be comfortable using computers, have excellent interpersonal skills, and able to provide six to 12 hours per month of consistent service. WSOS volunteers engage in one or more of the following programs: Medicare Minute: volunteers offer brief, engaging, actionable information on specific aspects of Medicare. Volunteers present this information on a monthly basis to older adults at various sites throughout Westchester County. Following the presentation, volunteers remain to privately answer personal questions and concerns. A volunteer Medicare Minute Presenter is assigned a community center and is responsible for each month’s Medicare Minute. A script, teaching materials, and handouts are provided by WSOS through an agreement with the Medicare Rights Center. Additionally, brief information on other services of interest to seniors is offered. Senior Benefit Information Centers (SBIC): volunteers have the opportunity to become a Senior Benefits Counselor at one of the many centers operating in public libraries. As an SBIC counselor, volunteers provide seniors with information about their healthcare insurance choices and various federal and state financial assistance programs, as well as provide help with related Medicare issues. SBICs are a walk-in service that also is supported by an email and telephone hotline. The walk-in sites include New Rochelle, Peekskill, Port Chester, Shrub Oak, Tarrytown, and Yonkers. Experienced volunteers are also invited to support the delivery of presentations and workshops on related healthcare issues such as Medicare/Medicaid dual eligibility and healthcare proxies. These presentations are offered at any venue that wants to present this important information to seniors in their community. ​#seniorsoutspeaking

Katonah, NY

Through5/29/20

Westchester Seniors Out Speaking (WSOS) - Southern Westchester

The Westchester Library System is seeking volunteers to serve as presenters and counselors for its Westchester Seniors Out Speaking (WSOS) program. WSOS volunteers deliver free services to help adults aged 60 and up to achieve a better understanding of Medicare health plans, prescription drug coverage, and other benefits available to seniors—saving them time and money. This program serves over 12,000 senior citizens annually; volunteers of all ages and backgrounds are welcome. WSOS volunteers meet monthly to participate in training from subject specialists, which includes the Medicare Rights Center. Volunteers must be comfortable using computers, have excellent interpersonal skills, and able to provide six to 12 hours per month of consistent service. WSOS volunteers engage in one or more of the following programs: Medicare Minute: volunteers offer brief, engaging, actionable information on specific aspects of Medicare. Volunteers present this information on a monthly basis to older adults at various sites throughout Westchester County. Following the presentation, volunteers remain to privately answer personal questions and concerns. A volunteer Medicare Minute Presenter is assigned a community center and is responsible for each month’s Medicare Minute. A script, teaching materials, and handouts are provided by WSOS through an agreement with the Medicare Rights Center. Additionally, brief information on other services of interest to seniors is offered. Senior Benefit Information Centers (SBIC): volunteers have the opportunity to become a Senior Benefits Counselor at one of the many centers operating in public libraries. As an SBIC counselor, volunteers provide seniors with information about their healthcare insurance choices and various federal and state financial assistance programs, as well as provide help with related Medicare issues. SBICs are a walk-in service that also is supported by an email and telephone hotline. The walk-in sites include New Rochelle, Peekskill, Port Chester, Shrub Oak, Tarrytown, and Yonkers. Experienced volunteers are also invited to support the delivery of presentations and workshops on related healthcare issues such as Medicare/Medicaid dual eligibility and healthcare proxies. These presentations are offered at any venue that wants to present this important information to seniors in their community. ​#seniorsoutspeaking

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

Meal Delivery Volunteers

Help feed seniors in need! Meal Delivery Volunteers will drive from the pickup area (Van Tassell House) and deliver meals to seniors in the Somers area.

Lincolndale, NY

Through5/29/20

Chair Exercise/Yoga Volunteer

We are looking for a volunteer who can come in and lead a chair exercise or chair yoga/meditation class. #VolunteerNewRochelle

New Rochelle, NY

Through6/4/20

Musicians

Musicians who will come in and play piano (there are two at the facility) or bring in other instruments to play. #VolunteerNewRochelle

New Rochelle, NY

Through6/4/20

Recreation Volunteer

Are you a "people person?" Do you like the idea of fostering meaningful friendships with our veterans and their spouses? If so then this opportunity is for you! Our recreation department is looking for dedicated volunteers who will work closely with our staff on their assigned neighborhoods to provide friendly room visits to residents and document the visits. Each volunteer will be assigned and trained to work on a specific neighborhood. This volunteer opportunity would be during the week ideally and 1-3 times a week for a few hours at a time. #IG005 #NYSVeterans

Montrose, NY

Through6/4/20

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

Volunteer Drivers to Help Seniors

Do you want to make a difference in your community and you happen to have a few hours per month to spare? Perhaps you're looking for a more meaningful way to use your lunch break, or you're hoping to fulfill community service requirements for college. Why not use that time to offer a ride to a local senior? It Takes a Village is comprised of a team of devoted volunteers whose mission is to help senior members in Tarrytown and Sleepy Hollow live independently in their homes, and volunteers are needed to drive these senior neighbors to their destinations in Westchester County. Whether a member needs to make their doctor's appointment, run errands, or take a trip to the grocery store, you can help! This service is for members of It Takes A Village (ITAV 10591) living in Tarrytown or Sleepy Hollow and is offered Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Volunteer drivers decide when they're available to be "on call," and they are contacted via email if a member is in need of a ride—whether it's one-way or round-trip. All volunteers are interviewed, screened, and vetted prior to becoming a driver. Express your interest below; bilingual (English-Spanish) volunteers are welcome to apply! Know any senior friends, neighbors, or family members in Tarrytown or Sleepy Hollow who would benefit from this service? Send an email using the link below.

Sleepy Hollow, NY

Through6/4/20

Service Coordinators to Help Seniors

Do you want to make a difference in your community and you happen to have a few hours per month to spare? It Takes a Village is a volunteer-run team that helps seniors in Tarrytown and Sleepy Hollow live independently in their homes by providing rides and in-home services for free, Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. It Takes a Village is looking for dedicated Volunteer Service Coordinators. These remote volunteers intercept requests for services from senior members of the community and match them with the available volunteers on-call. Service Coordinators also help update It Takes a Village's member records (training is provided). This is the perfect opportunity for those who are looking to add to their resumes and sharpen their communications and administrative skills. Volunteering can easily be done from home and the time commitment is just four hours (either 9 a.m.-1 p.m. or 1-5 p.m.) for one weekday per week. Bilingual skills (English-Spanish) are always welcome, but not required! Know any senior friends, neighbors, or family members in Tarrytown or Sleepy Hollow who would benefit from this service? Send an email using the link below.

Sleepy Hollow, NY

Through6/5/20

Bingo Caller

Every Saturday the seniors at Garito Manor play Bingo and we need an enthusiastic, energetic person to be our caller. Bingo takes place 3-4pm. #VolunteerNewRochelle

New Rochelle, NY

Through6/4/20

Friendly Visitors

Help make the day of a resident at United Hebrew of New Rochelle by becoming a friendly visitor! Participate in fun activities like letter-writing, or simply keep residents company. Volunteers must express their interest below and complete the attached documents in order to be considered: Volunteer application form Volunteer health form

New Rochelle, NY

Through7/15/20

"Lasting Impressions" Volunteers to Interview Seniors

The goal of DOROT’s legacy project is to provide a way for seniors touched by our volunteers and services, many of whom have lived full and interesting lives, to share their beliefs and values, life lessons, hopes for the future, and special memories to ensure they will not be forgotten. Lasting Impressions volunteers will help gather and record these legacy stories in writing or through other media (video tape, audio tape, collage, etc.) as each older adult and volunteer discuss and agree upon. Qualifications: Interest in engaging with seniors around their legacy stories Excellent listening, communication and writing skills Ease in discussing end-of-life issues Experience with older adults preferred Facility with audio/video equipment welcome Creativity welcome Background in social services, human resources or related fields a plus Basic computer skills helpful Responsibilities: Work with DOROT clients to facilitate legacy work, which may include: making outreach calls to talk with seniors interested in participating in workshops, working one-on-one interviewing seniors at DOROT or in their homes, working with seniors to help complete final legacy "product." Commitment: Approximately 2-4 hours weekly, although this may vary. Supervision, orientation, and training: In addition to DOROT volunteer orientation, specific training for the legacy project and life cycle issues will be provided. The LIV specialist will also receive ongoing support and guidance as needed by the manager of Lasting Impressions.

White Plains, NY

Through7/30/20

Medical Appointment Driver - Hastings-on-Hudson

Make a world of difference to an older neighbor who needs a ride to medical appointments in Westchester. Volunteer drivers provide older adults in their communities with a service that allows them to live independent, healthy, and satisfying lives. WestFair Rides is a collaborative not-for-profit organization managing rider choices in Westchester County for older adults and adults with vision disabilities. Volunteer drivers must: Have a desire to help someone in the community Have a valid driver's license and auto insurance Are over 21 years old Own a dependable vehicle Volunteers can set their own hours and provide as few or as many trips as they'd like; one ride a week, a month, or a year will make a difference! Bilingual volunteers, especially those who can speak Spanish, are strongly encouraged to apply.

Hastings-on-Hudson, NY

Through12/31/21

Medical Appointment Driver - Croton-on-Hudson

Make a world of difference to an older neighbor who needs a ride to medical appointments in Westchester. Volunteer drivers provide older adults in their communities with a service that allows them to live independent, healthy, and satisfying lives. WestFair Rides is a collaborative not-for-profit organization managing rider choices in Westchester County for older adults and adults with vision disabilities. Volunteer drivers must: Have a desire to help someone in the community Have a valid driver's license and auto insurance Are over 21 years old Own a dependable vehicle Volunteers can set their own hours and provide as few or as many trips as they'd like; one ride a week, a month, or a year will make a difference! Bilingual volunteers, especially those who can speak Spanish, are strongly encouraged to apply.

Croton-on-Hudson, NY

Through12/31/21

Medical Appointment Driver - Irvington

Make a world of difference to an older neighbor who needs a ride to medical appointments in Westchester. Volunteer drivers provide older adults in their communities with a service that allows them to live independent, healthy, and satisfying lives. WestFair Rides is a collaborative not-for-profit organization managing rider choices in Westchester County for older adults and adults with vision disabilities. Volunteer drivers must: Have a desire to help someone in the community Have a valid driver's license and auto insurance Are over 21 years old Own a dependable vehicle Volunteers can set their own hours and provide as few or as many trips as they'd like; one ride a week, a month, or a year will make a difference! Bilingual volunteers, especially those who can speak Spanish, are strongly encouraged to apply.

Irvington, NY

Through12/31/21

Medical Appointment Driver - Mount Vernon

Make a world of difference to an older neighbor who needs a ride to medical appointments in Westchester. Volunteer drivers provide older adults in their communities with a service that allows them to live independent, healthy, and satisfying lives. WestFair Rides is a collaborative not-for-profit organization managing rider choices in Westchester County for older adults and adults with vision disabilities. Volunteer drivers must: Have a desire to help someone in the community Have a valid driver's license and auto insurance Are over 21 years old Own a dependable vehicle Volunteers can set their own hours and provide as few or as many trips as they'd like; one ride a week, a month, or a year will make a difference! Bilingual volunteers, especially those who can speak Spanish, are strongly encouraged to apply.

Mount Vernon, NY

Through12/31/21

Medical Appointment Driver - Peekskill

Make a world of difference to an older neighbor who needs a ride to medical appointments in Westchester. Volunteer drivers provide older adults in their communities with a service that allows them to live independent, healthy, and satisfying lives. WestFair Rides is a collaborative not-for-profit organization managing rider choices in Westchester County for older adults and adults with vision disabilities. Volunteer drivers must: Have a desire to help someone in the community Have a valid driver's license and auto insurance Are over 21 years old Own a dependable vehicle Volunteers can set their own hours and provide as few or as many trips as they'd like; one ride a week, a month, or a year will make a difference! Bilingual volunteers, especially those who can speak Spanish, are strongly encouraged to apply.

Peekskill, NY

Through12/31/21

Medical Appointment Driver - Throughout Westchester

Make a world of difference to an older neighbor who needs a ride to medical appointments in Westchester. Volunteer drivers provide older adults in their communities with a service that allows them to live independent, healthy, and satisfying lives. WestFair Rides is a collaborative not-for-profit organization managing rider choices in Westchester County for older adults and adults with vision disabilities. Volunteer drivers must: Have a desire to help someone in the community Have a valid driver's license and auto insurance Are over 21 years old Own a dependable vehicle Volunteers can set their own hours and provide as few or as many trips as they'd like; one ride a week, a month, or a year will make a difference! Bilingual volunteers, especially those who can speak Spanish, are strongly encouraged to apply.

White Plains, NY

Through8/16/29

Direct Care Hospice Volunteers

United Hospice of Rockland is seeking Direct Care Volunteers to provide companionship to hospice patients and their families. Direct Care Volunteers may also assist caregivers by offering relief and bereavement support, running errands, and providing transportation. Volunteers with professional skills in finance, legal matters, hair styling, manicures, snow shoveling, and house repairs are especially needed. Volunteers are also needed for the Veteran Peer Program, which partners veteran volunteers with veteran patients. United Hospice of Rockland is proudly recognized as a “We Honor Veterans” Hospice Partner, showing its commitment to providing quality end-of-life care to meet veterans’ needs. Sought but not required: Volunteers who can speak a second language, especially Spanish, Creole, Russian, Chinese, Japanese, or Yiddish, are encouraged to apply! Training: Direct Care volunteers must attend special training sessions that occur over the course of six consecutive weeks. (There will also be some training sessions on Saturdays to accommodate individuals who work full-time and may be interested in volunteering in the evening and on weekends.) Express interest below to learn about upcoming training and how to become a Direct Care Volunteer.

New City, NY

Through1/24/21

Salesforce Consultant

Meals-on-Wheels of New Rochelle is looking for a volunteer who is experienced with Salesforce and can help the staff become proficient in its use. "Express Interest" below to learn more information!

New Rochelle, NY

Through3/4/21

Spanish-Speaking Workshop Facilitators

Spanish-speaking Volunteer Facilitators are needed for the "Tomando Control de su Salud" ("Take Control of Your Health") program. After successfully completing four days of training, volunteers will facilitate free workshops for older adults in Westchester County who have chronic health conditions. Volunteers will facilitate at least one workshop per year. Each workshop is made up of six sessions lasting two-and-a-half hours. Training is mandatory and volunteers MUSTattend all four training dates: April 23 from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. April 24 from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. April 30 from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. May 1 from 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

New Rochelle, NY

Through4/22/20

Write Letters and Cards to Seniors

During the coronavirus pandemic, vulnerable populations—including seniors and those with compromised immune systems—are especially at risk. Many people are staying at home and practicing social distancing to limit the spread. Volunteers can help prevent loneliness and isolation by writing letters and making cards and mailing them to a local nursing home. This is a project for all ages and is the perfect activity for volunteers who are confined to their homes. IMPORTANT: Once the letters and cards are complete, place them in an envelope and seal it with water—do not lick the envelope—and wait 48 hours before mailing to help minimize the possible spread of germs. Please refrain from discussing politics and religion.

Sleepy Hollow, NY

Through5/31/20

Deliver Meals to Homebound Seniors

Help deliver meals to homebound seniors or individuals with disabilities in New Rochelle. Meals On Wheels volunteers will meet at Montefiore New Rochelle Hospital's visitor parking lot at Glover Johnson Place to pick up pre-packed boxes of meals and receive the addresses where they'll deliver the meals. Volunteer drivers must have a valid driver's license and insurance card. IMPORTANT: If you think you may be sick or are feeling unwell, or have been in contact with someone who may have been exposed to COVID-19, please do not sign up for this opportunity. (Feel better!)

New Rochelle, NY

Through5/31/20

Deliver Meals to Homebound Seniors

Volunteer to help deliver meals to Rockland's homebound residents who are in need of food or who are too afraid to leave the house during the coronavirus pandemic. Deliveries take just one hour. IMPORTANT: If you think you may be sick or are feeling unwell, or have been in contact with someone who may have been exposed to COVID-19, please do not sign up for this opportunity. (Feel better!) In order to protect seniors during the delivery process, all volunteer drivers MUST follow these procedures: Wear gloves for the entire delivery route; gloves are provided by Meals on Wheels inside the cold cooler Place meals inside a bag (also provided in the cold cooler) to hang on the door handle upon arrival at the client's house Ring the bell and/or knock on the client's door Take a step back (at least 6 feet away) to do a visual safety check Report any change of condition or concern to Meals on Wheels caseworkers To volunteer: Express interest below to record this opportunity in your Volunteer New York! profile Click here to complete your volunteer application (mandatory)

Nanuet, NY

Through5/31/20

Evening Recreation Volunteers

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Montrose, NY

Through3/6/21

Help An Older Adult With Their Grocery Shopping

Help shop for and deliver groceries to older adults throughout Westchester who are homebound during the COVID-19 crisis. Volunteers will receive a shopping list from the seniors, visit the grocery store on their behalf, shop for their items, and then deliver the groceries. Volunteers are needed from every town in Westchester. More details will be provided after expressing interest. IMPORTANT: If you think you may be sick or are feeling unwell, or have been in contact with someone who may have been exposed to COVID-19, please do not sign up for this opportunity. (Feel better!)

White Plains, NY

Through7/31/20

Create Art and Cards for Seniors

Help Family Services of Westchester support its most vulnerable neighbors by brightening the day of the seniors at its Maple House assisted living program! Volunteers at home are encouraged to send artwork, cards, and hand-written letters. This is a great remote activity for families with young children at home. To volunteer: Express interest to record this opportunity in your Volunteer New York! profile Create and mail your artwork, cards, and letters to: Maple House of Family Services of Westchester 15 Maple Place Ossining, NY 10562

Ossining, NY

Through4/30/20

Summer Teen Internship Program - Riverdale

DOROT’s prestigious Summer Teen Internship Program is returning to the Riverdale Y! The program is for highly motivated and socially conscious students who want to make a difference in the community by working with older adults. Through a variety of hands-on experiences in the community and onsite at DOROT, interns work with peers, develop leadership skills and form meaningful intergenerational connections. Students earn over 100 hours of community service. The program for Riverdale runs daily from July 20 to August 13 from 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. To volunteer: Express interest below to record this opportunity in your Volunteer New York! profile. Complete the online application at www.dorotusa.org/summerteenapp

The Bronx, NY

Through8/13/20