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Cause - Hunger & Homelessness

A general lack of awareness, the perception of Westchester as a wealthy county and the stigma attached to seeking help are among the driving forces of the county's "hidden hunger" problem.
 
Leslie Gordon, former president and CEO of the Food Bank for Westchester (now Feeding Westchester), said "200,000 people living in the county — 29 percent of them children — 'don't really know when their next meal will be, or what that meal will be.'" 
 
 
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Volunteers to Clean Coolers

Volunteers are needed to help Meals on Wheels of Rockland clean and stack its coolers. Volunteers must wear personal protective equipment (PPE) and try to maintain social-distancing at all times. Express interest below to learn more and to complete an application (sent to you by volunteer coordinator after expressing interest).

Nanuet, NY

Through 11/20/21

Volunteers to Create Blizzard Boxes

It's that time of the year again! Meals on Wheels is looking for volunteers to create Blizzard Boxes that will then be delivered to hungry families during emergencies. A Blizzard Box is an assortment of donated non-perishable food items packed into shoeboxes. The shoeboxes are delivered to the recipients of Meals on Wheels' Home Delivered Meals Program in case normal food deliveries are halted due to weather-related or other emergencies. These shoeboxes are delivered by Meals on Wheels Volunteer Drivers. There is no deadline, as this is a year-round project! Students and volunteers who must fulfill community service hours can receive 1 hour per completed box. To volunteer: Express interest to record this opportunity in your Volunteer New York! profile MANDATORY: Click here and carefully follow the instructions provided MANDATORY: Deliver your completed boxes to the address below, Monday through Friday, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m.: Meals on Wheels of Rockland 121 West Nyack Road Nanuet, NY 10954

Nanuet, NY

Through 11/20/22

Deliver Wellness Meals to Homes in Westchester County

Volunteers are needed to pick up boxes of frozen meals from the Meals on Wheels van at Volunteer New York!'s parking lot and deliver them to the homes of individuals living with cancer. Although the recipients live throughout Westchester, Meals on Wheels does its best to assign routes that are close to volunteers' homes. These meals are made possible through the "Magnolia Meals at Home" program for individuals currently in cancer treatment. This meal delivery program aims to provide a nutritious foundation for patients during their treatment. Volunteers must have their own transportation.

Tarrytown, NY

12/19/20 10:00 AM

Holiday Toy Sorting 2020

Santa may be quarantining this year, but Open Door Family Medical Center is spreading holiday cheer with its festive, fun, and socially distanced Toy Sorting event in Ossining. Volunteers will sort and pack boxes of donated gifts by their recommended age groups. The goal is to make this entire process as safe as possible. Volunteers will be limited in order to maintain social distancing and will be provided with a mask and gloves upon arrival (volunteers can wear their own mask and gloves if they have them). Please be prepared to wear protective equipment at all times throughout this event. Please do not sign up if you are immune-comprised, elderly, or under 17 years of age. The volunteer coordinator will contact you if this event is canceled or modified due to NYS COVID-19 restrictions. To volunteer: Express interest below to record this opportunity in your Volunteer New York! profile MANDATORY: Click here to select an available date, time, location, and volunteer project. Volunteers who do not complete this step will not be registered

Ossining, NY

Through 12/18/20

Holiday Toy Distribution 2020

Santa may be quarantining this year, but Open Door Family Medical Center is spreading holiday cheer with its festive, fun, and socially distanced Toy Distribution events at its Brewster, Mamaroneck, Sleepy Hollow, Port Chester, Mount Kisco, and Ossining locations. Volunteers are needed to bundle toys on select Distribution Days. Volunteers must be able to stand for periods of time, lift and sort boxes of toys, and bag toys in a room with 2-3 volunteers. Bilingual/Spanish volunteers are needed! The goal is to make this entire process as safe as possible. Volunteers will be limited in order to maintain social distancing and will be provided with a mask and gloves upon arrival if needed (volunteers can also wear their own masks and gloves). Please be prepared to wear protective equipment at all times throughout the event. Please do not sign up if you are immune-comprised, elderly, or under 17 years of age. The volunteer coordinator will contact you if this event is canceled or modified due to NYS COVID-19 restrictions. To volunteer: Express interest below to record this opportunity in your Volunteer New York! profile MANDATORY: Click here to select an available date, time, location, and volunteer project. Volunteers who do not complete this step will not be registered

Ossining, NY

Through 12/21/20

New Socks and Underwear Drive for Children in Need

Underwear and socks are a basic necessity, yet for many children in Westchester, it is a luxury their families struggle to provide. Over 60,000 Westchester children live in low-income homes, with 36% of public school children qualifying for free or reduced price lunch. For these children, new underwear and new socks are often financially out of reach. Volunteers are needed to help The Sharing Shelf provide these clothing essentials to some of the 3,000 children and teens it serves each year. This is a great holiday opportunity for families, friends, neighbors, community groups, or work colleagues! To donate: Express interest below to record this opportunity in your Volunteer New York! profile MANDATORY: Click here to select which items to purchase and visit this Target wishlist to order the items. Volunteers who do not complete this step will not be registered

Port Chester, NY

Through 2/28/21

Coat Drive for Children in Need

Each winter, the Sharing Shelf distributes more than 1,500 coats to children from newborn through age 19. Volunteers are asked to donate new and gently used winter coats in sizes infant through Adult XL (teen styles). There is an urgent need for new hats and gloves for infants, toddlers, and small children. All coats must be in clean, in wearable condition, and ready for immediate distribution. To donate: Express interest below to record this opportunity in your Volunteer New York! profile MANDATORY: Click here to select a date and time to drop off your donations. Volunteers who do not complete this step will not be registered

Port Chester, NY

Through 1/15/21

Clothing Outfit Drive for the Holidays

"Adopt" a low-income child this holiday season and provide him or her with a new winter outfit, new pajamas, and other essentials (like new socks and new underwear). Volunteers are invited to include a homemade card and even a new book or small toy before wrapping their gifts and including the child's size on the outside of the package. All gifts will then be distributed to local children in November and December. Drop-off locations are situated throughout Westchester County. To volunteer: Express interest below to record this opportunity in your Volunteer New York! profile MANDATORY: Click here to select a gift package to assemble and to choose a drop-off location near you. Volunteers who do not complete this step will not be registered

Port Chester, NY

Through 12/31/20

Administrative Assistant

LIFE Progressive Services Group is in need of an Administrative Assistant to volunteer for three days a week. Administrative Assistant duties include: Attending meetings in person, at the office, and virtually Drafting letters/emails and making phone calls to business partners Creating documents and flyers for in-office use and events Must be proficient in Microsoft Office 365 and with internet research Must be able to use all social media websites

Mount Vernon, NY

Through 12/31/21

Food Pantry Coordinator

LIFE Progressive Services Group is in need of a Food Pantry Coordinator three days a week. The Food Pantry Coordinator's duties include: Organizing and keeping the pantry in immaculate order Sorting and storing of food and other products when deliveries are recieved Managing volunteers in-person and in Volunteer New York!'s portal​​​​​​​ Drafting letters and emails for volunteers Must be proficient in Microsoft Office 365 and with internet research Must be able to use all social media websites

Mount Vernon, NY

Through 12/31/21

Assemble and Donate Holiday Food Bags for Hungry Families

Volunteers can still make the holidays special and help feed their neighbors experiencing hunger by creating holiday food bags. Holiday food bags provide Westchester children, seniors, and families with food they can use to celebrate during the upcoming holidays. These bags will be distributed to Feeding Westchester's partners and programs throughout Westchester. Volunteers are needed to assemble bags for holiday side dish favorites or desserts. Volunteers will purchase the items (linked in the shopping list below) and put them in gallon-size Ziploc bags, then drop them off in the collection bins at the provided address. This is a self-directed activity, so volunteers can complete this project at home without needing instructions from a volunteer coordinator. To donate: Express interest below to record this opportunity in your Volunteer New York! profile Collect the items on this shopping list in gallon-sized Ziploc bags. All food items must have nutrition facts and ingredients on labels, and items must be newly purchased (items past "best by date" will not be accepted) When bags are completed, drop them off in the collection bins outside of the Feeding Westchester building, Monday through Friday from 9 a.m.-3 p.m.: Feeding Westchester 200 Clearbrook Road Elmsford, NY 10523

Elmsford, NY

Through 12/31/20

Holiday Toy Drive

There is so much uncertainty in the world today, and many families are facing extreme financial hardships. Open Door Family Medical Center aims to distribute 5,000 gifts to families in need to make their holiday season a little brighter. Volunteers who participate in this toy drive will help ensure that every child will have the opportunity to enjoy a festive holiday this year! Express interest below for more information and instructions on how to support this Toy Drive.

Ossining, NY

Through 12/25/20

Food Pantry Volunteers

Volunteers are needed to help sort, package, and distribute donated food at the New Rochelle Community Action Partnership. Bilingual (Spanish-English) volunteers are strongly encouraged to sign up! Volunteers must wear masks at all times and practice social distancing wherever possible.

New Rochelle, NY

12/1/20 2:00 PM + more

Help Sort Food and Distribute to the Community

LIFE Progressive Services Group is a nonprofit, grassroots organization serving the Mount Vernon community and formerly incarcerated individuals. It is seeking volunteers to assist with its weekly food distribution program, weather permitting, where they will help unload a delivery van, bring donated food items to the processing area for sorting and storage, and distribute the food to those in need in nearby neighborhoods. Note: Volunteers must be punctual and be able to lift 10 to 50 pounds up and down one flight of steps. Volunteers should bring their own gloves and masks (though these can be provided if needed). 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!)

Mount Vernon, NY

12/2/20 10:00 AM + more

Food Pantry Volunteers

The Mount Kisco Interfaith Food Pantry is looking for volunteers to help transport cases of delivered food into the pantry (using provided hand trucks) and to help stock its shelves each Friday. Masks, gloves, and hand sanitizer are provided and all volunteers must follow social distancing protocols. Volunteers must be able to lift 50 pounds.

Mount Kisco, NY

12/4/20 11:00 AM + more

Donate Essential Cleaning Supplies and Masks

The Women's Residence at the YWCA White Plains & Central Westchester is in need of essential cleaning supplies in order to keep both its tenants and staff safe. Supplies that are the most in-demand are: Hand sanitizer Antibacterial Wipes (for both surfaces and hands) Aerosol spray (such as Lysol) Surgical masks To volunteer: Express interest below to record this opportunity in your Volunteer New York! profile. This is a self-directed project; you may ignore any automated emails instructing you to wait for a volunteer coordinator to reach you. Drop off items to be donated between 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. with front desk staff at: YWCA Residence 69 North Broadway White Plains, NY 10601

White Plains, NY

Through 9/14/21

Food Pantry Volunteers

The Community Center of Northern Westchester is looking for dedicated volunteers to assist with its food pantry. Volunteers will have the opportunity to work alongside one or two other volunteers while sorting donations and organizing food and other items. Volunteers can be all ages—from teenagers eager to perform community service, to parents with school-aged children, to retirees who now have time and want to give back to their communities. To volunteer: Express interest below to record this opportunity in your Volunteer New York! profile MANDATORY: Click here to complete your registration on the Community Center of Northern Westchester website

Katonah, NY

Through 12/31/20

Volunteer Home Delivery Drivers

The Community Center of Northern Westchester is looking for dedicated volunteers to assist with its home delivery program. Volunteer Home Delivery Drivers will retrieve food from the Center and drop it off to homebound seniors in the area. This is a great way to help older neighbors in need while still following social-distancing guidelines. To volunteer: Express interest below to record this opportunity in your Volunteer New York! profile MANDATORY: Click here to complete your registration on the Community Center of Northern Westchester website

Katonah, NY

Through 12/31/20

Clothing Donations and Boutique Volunteers

The Community Center of Northern Westchester is looking for dedicated volunteers to assist with its donations room and clothing boutique. Volunteers will have the opportunity to work alongside one or two other volunteers while sorting donations and organizing clothing and other items. Volunteers can be all ages—from teenagers eager to perform community service, to parents with school-aged children, to retirees who now have time and want to give back to their communities. To volunteer: Express interest below to record this opportunity in your Volunteer New York! profile MANDATORY: Click here to complete your registration on the Community Center of Northern Westchester website

Katonah, NY

Through 12/31/20

Grow-a-Row Home Gardeners to Support Hunger Relief

As a result of COVID, food pantries, soup kitchens, and shelters have seen the demand for food more than double. Hilltop Hanover Farm welcomes any home vegetable gardeners and green thumbs to donate their newly picked, clean, and sorted produce as part of the farm's “Grow-A-Row” program. Once donated, the farm will consolidate all donations and deliver them to one of its food pantry partners for immediate distribution. No matter how big or small the harvest, any and all of the produce donated gets somewhere it is needed Donation days are Mondays, Fridays, and Saturdays from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. To volunteer: Express interest below to record this opportunity in your Volunteer New York! profile Donate your vegetables on any of the donation days (Mondays, Fridays, or Saturdays from 10 a.m.-12 p.m.) to the following address: Hilltop Hanover Farm 1271 Hanover Street, Barn F Yorktown Heights, NY 10598

Yorktown Heights, NY

Through 9/3/21

Food Pantry Volunteers

Putnam Community Action Program's food pantry is in need of volunteers to help pick up and unload food from local grocery stores (alongside the food pantry manager), as well as to organize the stock room. Shifts run Monday and Wednesday mornings from 8-11 a.m. and volunteers must be able to lift 50 pounds. Volunteers must practice social distancing and wear face masks (can be provided if needed).

Brewster, NY

Through 12/30/20

Drivers with Small Trucks Needed

Open Door Family Medical Center, in partnership with Feeding Westchester, will be providing weekly fresh food deliveries to households in response to the COVID-19 crisis. Volunteer drivers with box trucks, commercial-sized vans, or large pickup trucks are needed to help pick up pallets of food at Feeding Westchester in Elmsford and deliver them to the medical center in Ossining and/or Port Chester. Help is provided loading and unloading the truck. Volunteers can sign up for just once a month or every Tuesday morning. Express interest below to discuss a delivery schedule and receive address instructions.

Elmsford, NY

Through 12/28/20

Food Pantry Receiving Team

This team will be responsible for receiving and unloading large deliveries of food from Feeding Westchester into the HOPE Community Services food pantry. Team members will be responsible for moving large quantities of food into areas designated for distribution. This position will require the ability to lift 40 pounds. There will be up to 10 volunteers per shift and team members are asked to commit at least once per week. Express interest below in the available shifts. Shifts may change slightly due to pantry needs.

New Rochelle, NY

Through 12/31/20

Mobile Food Pantry Team

This team will be responsible for loading bags of food into the HOPE Community Services van and bringing and unloading the bags and other equipment to a site for distribution. The team will then help distribute bags of food at the site. This position will require the ability to lift 15 pounds repetitiously. There will be up to 10 volunteers per shift and team members are asked to commit at least once per week. Express interest below in one or more of the following shifts. Note: shifts may change slightly due to pantry needs, as this activity occurs during the same weeks as the Wednesday pantry give-outs.

New Rochelle, NY

Through 12/31/20

Food Delivery Team for Seniors

This team will be responsible for loading bags of food into the HOPE Community Services van and delivering it to senior buildings in New Rochelle (please note: delivery is to the building, not individual residents). This position will require the ability to lift 15 pounds repetitiously. Express interest below in one or more of the following shifts. Shifts may change slightly due to pantry needs; this activity occurs during the weeks when there is no Wednesday distribution.

New Rochelle, NY

Through 12/31/20

Food Pantry Packing & Distribution Team

This team will be preparing bags of food to be distributed during pantry distribution days, senior delivery days, and mobile pantry distributions. There will be up to 10 volunteers per shift and team members are asked to commit at least once per week. Express interest below in one or more of the following shifts. Shifts may change slightly due to pantry needs.

New Rochelle, NY

Through 12/31/20

Donate Food to Families in Need

Grace/La Gracia Episcopal Church has long been committed to fighting hunger for the residents of White Plains and Greenburgh. In response to COVID-19, it has opened a food bank that distributes groceries every Thursday afternoon to families in need. Volunteers are desperately needed to help donate food to restock the food bank, including: Canned vegetables Canned soups Cereals Pasta Rice Beans Express interest below to coordinate a drop-off time and date.

White Plains, NY

Through 4/28/21

Sort and Distribute Food to the Mount Vernon Community

Beulah Seventh Day Adventist is a faith-based organization serving the Mount Vernon community. It is seeking volunteers to assist with its first and second Friday food distribution programs. Volunteers may select which dates they'd like to assist below. Volunteers will help bring items to the processing area for sorting and storage, and then distribute food to those in need in nearby neighborhoods. 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!)

Mount Vernon, NY

Through 4/1/21

Administrative Assistant

New Rochelle Community Action Program is looking for volunteers to answer phones and take messages. Hours of operation are 9 a.m.-4 p.m. and two volunteers would split the shift daily.

New Rochelle, NY

Through 12/31/20

Emergency Food Delivery Drivers - Port Chester

Open Door Family Medical Center, in partnership with Feeding Westchester, will be providing weekly, shelf-stable and fresh food deliveries to 100 households in response to the COVID-19 crisis. Committed volunteer drivers are needed to deliver pre-bagged food from Port Chester to Open Door patients who are medically fragile or in quarantine. All deliveries are curbside and take place on Tuesday afternoons between 12-3 p.m. Routes are all within Westchester County and geographically divided among drivers: Ossining/Briarcliff, Sleepy Hollow/Tarrytown, White Plains, Port Chester/Mamaroneck, New Rochelle/Mount Vernon, Mount Kisco/Bedford, Peekskill/Montrose, and Yonkers. This is an ongoing weekly program. Please express interest below to be contacted and provided with more information. Open Door is a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) with a broad focus on building healthier communities. From prevention and wellness programs to the treatment of diseases, Open Door sees its primary mission as keeping the people of Westchester, Putnam, and Ulster Counties healthy and strong, regardless of their ability to pay.​

Port Chester, NY

Through 12/28/20

Emergency Food Delivery Drivers - Ossining

Open Door Family Medical Center, in partnership with Feeding Westchester, will be providing weekly, shelf-stable and fresh food deliveries to 100 households in response to the COVID-19 crisis. Committed volunteer drivers are needed to deliver pre-bagged food from Ossining to Open Door patients who are medically fragile or in quarantine. All deliveries are curbside and take place on Tuesday afternoons between 12-3 p.m. Routes are all within Westchester County and geographically divided among drivers: Ossining/Briarcliff, Sleepy Hollow/Tarrytown, White Plains, Port Chester/Mamaroneck, New Rochelle/Mount Vernon, Mount Kisco/Bedford, Peekskill/Montrose, and Yonkers. This is an ongoing weekly program. Please express interest below to be contacted and provided with more information. Open Door is a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) with a broad focus on building healthier communities. From prevention and wellness programs to the treatment of diseases, Open Door sees its primary mission as keeping the people of Westchester, Putnam, and Ulster Counties healthy and strong, regardless of their ability to pay.​

Ossining, NY

Through 12/28/20

Deliver Groceries to Isolated or Quarantined Families in Rockland County

Volunteers are needed to pick up pre-packed food from a grocery store in Spring Valley and deliver the meals to those in need in Rockland County. Every effort will be made to assign recipients close to the volunteers' homes. Volunteers will be delivering to homebound seniors, those with compromised immune systems, and those who are quarantined and can't otherwise leave their homes to pick up their groceries. 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!)

Spring Valley, NY

Through 3/30/21

Deliver Food to Families in Quarantine - Westchester County

Hillside Food Outreach is looking for volunteers to help deliver groceries to the homes of Westchester County residents who are under quarantine due to the COVID-19 pandemic or who do not otherwise have access to local food pantries. 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

Through 12/31/20

Deliver Food to Families in Quarantine - Putnam County

Hillside Food Outreach is looking for volunteers to help deliver groceries to the homes of Putnam County residents who are under quarantine due to the COVID-19 pandemic or who do not otherwise have access to local food pantries. 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!)

Kent Cliffs, NY

Through 12/31/20

Clothing and Personal Care Items Drive

The residents of the Jan Peek House homeless shelter in Peekskill is in need of new and unopened items that volunteers could collect or purchase themselves. Items include: Face masks Hand sanitizer Hand wipes White crew socks White T-shirts for men and women (medium and large sizes) White panties for women (medium and large) Bras (large and extra-large) To donate: Express interest below to record this opportunity in your Volunteer New York! profile Wait for the volunteer coordinator to provide instructions about the items you wish to donate

Peekskill, NY

Through 6/30/21

Community Outreach Volunteers

Rockland's Campaign to Eliminate Hunger is looking for Community Outreach Volunteers! These volunteers will participate in community events throughout Rockland County and recruit other volunteers. They'll also work closely with the team's Project Administrator to help set up events. Volunteers should have strong verbal, listening, and written communications skills; excellent organizational and interpersonal skills; the ability to work independently or as a team player; and reliable transportation.

Suffern, NY

Through 2/28/21

Development Associate

The Development Associate works with and supports the Development Committee Chair of the Mount Kisco Interfaith Food Pantry in the areas of fundraising, outreach, and external communications. This in an ongoing volunteer role, requiring an average of 10 hours weekly that can be done mostly from home. Responsibilities include: Generate donation acknowledgement letters and related correspondence Maintain development database (Donor Perfect) including timely gift processing and tracking Prepare monthly and quarterly reports from Donor Perfect for Board Generate donor lists as needed Assist with community, media and public relations campaigns Assist with implement branding and messaging strategies Assist with bi-annual newsletter preparation Review, edit and proofread all materials Assist with planning and logistics of special events as needed Work with Grants Committee on timely and complete submission of grant applications, fulfilling reporting requirements, interacting with grantors, implementing grant strategy, and participating in workshops, training and seminars Qualifications: Excellent written and verbal communications skills with ability to communicate persuasively and to proofread Strong organizational skills with ability to meet deadlines and prioritize and manage multiple tasks with attention to detail Comfortable working independently and as an effective member of a team Four-year college degree or equivalent experience Experience in related field (Communications, Non-profits, Event Planning, Fundraising, Grant-writing) Broad-based computer skills, adept with Microsoft Office, Google Docs and Google Sheets, Social Media platforms. Experience with CRM databases such as Raiser’s Edge or Donor Perfect required Demonstrated ability to maintain confidentiality of privileged information at all times Flexible schedule, including ability to staff evening and weekend projects as needed Schedule: Up to 10 flexible hours per week, primarily from home; infrequent weekends and evenings required

Mount Kisco, NY

Through 1/14/21

Entertainers For Kids in Need

Every child deserves to have a birthday party! We Celebrate You (We C U) is a nonprofit organization that arranges monthly birthday parties for children living in a Mount Vernon homeless shelter. Every party will have entertainment, pizza, cake, party favors, and a book for each child who attends. Any child who has a birthday during that month will also receive a birthday present. Volunteers with special talents, such as making balloon animals, face-painting, playing music, or acting as clowns or kid-friendly characters, are needed to help entertain kids for an hour. Parties occur one Saturday per month and run from 12-1:30 p.m. The fun activity will take place in the first hour, followed by pizza and cake.

Mount Vernon, NY

Through 12/14/20

Administrative Associate

The Administrative Associate will provide executive support for the Mount Kisco Interfaith Food Pantry Board. The volunteer should have administrative experience, superior organizational skills, and the ability to work independently. This is a remote volunteer position. Responsibilities: Communicates on behalf of Board President with Board members Coordinates with Board President on preparation and distribution of meeting materials, agenda, minutes, and recording of Board resolutions Oversees Document Retention Policy and document archives Develops and maintains corporate calendar Oversees compliance matters Oversees transition to and day-to-day operation of Board communication and document archiving software Qualifications: Expert written and verbal communications skills with ability to communicate persuasively and to proofread Strong organizational skills with ability to meet deadlines and prioritize and manage multiple tasks with attention to detail Comfortable working independently and as an effective member of a team Four-year college degree or equivalent experience Experience in related field (Communications, Non-profits, Administration) Broad-based computer skills, adept with Microsoft Office, Google Docs, Google Sheets, DropBox Demonstrated ability to maintain confidentiality of privileged information at all times Schedule: 5-10 flexible hours per week from home

Mount Kisco, NY

Through 1/31/21

Food Pantry Volunteers

The Rockland Community Action Partnership is seeking volunteers to assist with unloading its delivery van and sorting and organizing food items in the pantry. The volunteers will also help check for and discard food with expired dates, keep the pantry organized, and create food bags for pick-up. Food pantry volunteers must be able to lift 30 pounds and volunteer at least three (3) times a month. Rockland Community Action Partnership's food pantry is located at its Haverstraw office.

Haverstraw, NY

Through 12/31/20

Haverstraw Food Cupboard Volunteers

The Haverstraw Food Cupboard needs volunteers to help with its food pantry! Volunteers may greet clients as they enter the pantry, help pack and carry bags, sort and report donations, restock shelves, count inventory, connect clients to helpful information and local resources, and more. All volunteers will be trained, and they are expected to maintain and protect client and family confidentiality according to HIPAA mandates. Volunteers should be able to work both independently and as a team player; they should have compassion for those struggling to get their basic needs met as well as have communication skills to work effectively with clients, volunteers, and the community at large.

Haverstraw, NY

Through 2/28/21

Grocery Delivery Driver to Homebound Chronically Ill

Volunteer drivers are needed to deliver healthy groceries weekly to the homebound chronically ill in Rockland County. Available shifts take place on Monday mornings and during the afternoon from Tuesday to Friday; shifts in Rockland County require about an hour commitment. Volunteers must: Have a valid driver's license and reliable vehicle Have the ability to lift 50 pounds Pass a background check Desire to contribute to their communities

Congers, NY

Through 6/6/21

Food Pantry Donations

The United Community Center of Westchester is seeking donations of non-perishable food for its emergency food pantry. Donations can be dropped off Monday through Friday from 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. #remotevolunteer #donatefood

New Rochelle, NY

Through 4/4/21

Food Pantry Volunteers

Volunteers are needed to help with setup, distribution, and cleanup of the food pantry.

Tarrytown, NY

Through 2/1/21

Food Rescue Volunteer - Brewster

County Harvest is an all-volunteer food rescue organization dedicated to helping communities throughout Westchester County by connecting food donors and agencies serving people in need. Every day, volunteers rescue good, excess food from supermarkets, wholesalers, farms, farmers markets, bakeries, caterers, country clubs, and corporate cafeterias and immediately deliver it to nearby soup kitchens, food pantries, homeless shelters, and community food programs. Food Rescue Volunteers are the lifeblood of County Harvest. Volunteers can commit to a weekly food rescue run or simply fill in on occasion. Most food rescue runs take about an hour and can be done using the volunteer's own car or one of County Harvest's three vans.

Brewster, NY

Through 3/5/21

Food Rescue Volunteer - Peekskill

County Harvest is an all-volunteer food rescue organization dedicated to helping communities throughout Westchester County by connecting food donors and agencies serving people in need. Every day, volunteers rescue good, excess food from supermarkets, wholesalers, farms, farmers markets, bakeries, caterers, country clubs, and corporate cafeterias and immediately deliver it to nearby soup kitchens, food pantries, homeless shelters, and community food programs. Food Rescue Volunteers are the lifeblood of County Harvest. Volunteers can commit to a weekly food rescue run or simply fill in on occasion. Most food rescue runs take about an hour and can be done using the volunteer's own car or one of County Harvest's three vans.

Peekskill, NY

Through 3/5/21

Food Rescue Volunteer - Mount Kisco

County Harvest is an all-volunteer food rescue organization dedicated to helping communities throughout Westchester County by connecting food donors and agencies serving people in need. Every day, volunteers rescue good, excess food from supermarkets, wholesalers, farms, farmers markets, bakeries, caterers, country clubs, and corporate cafeterias and immediately deliver it to nearby soup kitchens, food pantries, homeless shelters, and community food programs. Food Rescue Volunteers are the lifeblood of County Harvest. Volunteers can commit to a weekly food rescue run or simply fill in on occasion. Most food rescue runs take about an hour and can be done using the volunteer's own car or one of County Harvest's three vans.

Mount Kisco, NY

Through 3/5/21

Food Rescue Volunteer - Armonk

County Harvest is an all-volunteer food rescue organization dedicated to helping communities throughout Westchester County by connecting food donors and agencies serving people in need. Every day, volunteers rescue good, excess food from supermarkets, wholesalers, farms, farmers markets, bakeries, caterers, country clubs, and corporate cafeterias and immediately deliver it to nearby soup kitchens, food pantries, homeless shelters, and community food programs. Food Rescue Volunteers are the lifeblood of County Harvest. Volunteers can commit to a weekly food rescue run or simply fill in on occasion. Most food rescue runs take about an hour and can be done using the volunteer's own car or one of County Harvest's three vans.

Armonk, NY

Through 3/5/21

Food Rescue Volunteer - Port Chester

County Harvest is an all-volunteer food rescue organization dedicated to helping communities throughout Westchester County by connecting food donors and agencies serving people in need. Every day, volunteers rescue good, excess food from supermarkets, wholesalers, farms, farmers markets, bakeries, caterers, country clubs, and corporate cafeterias and immediately deliver it to nearby soup kitchens, food pantries, homeless shelters, and community food programs. Food Rescue Volunteers are the lifeblood of County Harvest. Volunteers can commit to a weekly food rescue run or simply fill in on occasion. Most food rescue runs take about an hour and can be done using the volunteer's own car or one of County Harvest's three vans.

Port Chester, NY

Through 3/5/21

Food Rescue Volunteer - Yonkers

County Harvest is an all-volunteer food rescue organization dedicated to helping communities throughout Westchester County by connecting food donors and agencies serving people in need. Every day, volunteers rescue good, excess food from supermarkets, wholesalers, farms, farmers markets, bakeries, caterers, country clubs, and corporate cafeterias and immediately deliver it to nearby soup kitchens, food pantries, homeless shelters, and community food programs. Food Rescue Volunteers are the lifeblood of County Harvest. Volunteers can commit to a weekly food rescue run or simply fill in on occasion. Most food rescue runs take about an hour and can be done using the volunteer's own car or one of County Harvest's three vans.

Yonkers, NY

Through 3/5/21

Food Rescue Volunteer - New Rochelle

County Harvest is an all-volunteer food rescue organization dedicated to helping communities throughout Westchester County by connecting food donors and agencies serving people in need. Every day, volunteers rescue good, excess food from supermarkets, wholesalers, farms, farmers markets, bakeries, caterers, country clubs, and corporate cafeterias and immediately deliver it to nearby soup kitchens, food pantries, homeless shelters, and community food programs. Food Rescue Volunteers are the lifeblood of County Harvest. Volunteers can commit to a weekly food rescue run or simply fill in on occasion. Most food rescue runs take about an hour and can be done using the volunteer's own car or one of County Harvest's three vans.

New Rochelle, NY

Through 3/5/21

Food Rescue Volunteer - Pelham

County Harvest is an all-volunteer food rescue organization dedicated to helping communities throughout Westchester County by connecting food donors and agencies serving people in need. Every day, volunteers rescue good, excess food from supermarkets, wholesalers, farms, farmers markets, bakeries, caterers, country clubs, and corporate cafeterias and immediately deliver it to nearby soup kitchens, food pantries, homeless shelters, and community food programs. Food Rescue Volunteers are the lifeblood of County Harvest. Volunteers can commit to a weekly food rescue run or simply fill in on occasion. Most food rescue runs take about an hour and can be done using the volunteer's own car or one of County Harvest's three vans.

Village of Pelham, NY

Through 3/5/21

Food Rescue Drivers

TOUCH (Together Our Unity Can Heal) provides healthy food and supportive services to our neighbors with chronic illnesses. TOUCH works with the partner organizations of Rockland Community Against Hunger (RCAH) to distribute food to over 30 area food pantries. In 2018, RCAH's Food Recovery Program rescued over 40,000 pounds of consumable food that would otherwise have gone into landfills—feeding those in need and benefiting the environment. Volunteers are needed to rescue food from local stores and deliver it to a participating food program. Volunteer drivers can commit to a weekly food rescue or fill in when needed. Most food rescue runs take about an hour and can be done using your own vehicle. Volunteers should be able to do some lifting. Businesses, church or worship groups, teen groups, and community organizations are always welcome to volunteer!

Congers, NY

Through 2/11/21

Adopt a Family for the Holidays

The holidays can be an extremely difficult time of year for families and children who have been struggling, and Family Services of Westchester’s annual "Adopt a Family" gift drive makes the season a bit brighter for Westchester families who are unable to buy essentials and gifts. Family Services of Westchester's mental health clinicians, social workers, teachers, and staff nominate families for a holiday “adoption.” These families often break into tears of joy and disbelief when they have been chosen. The program staff personally delivers the items to each family; it is an amazing experience to witness and be a part of. "Adopt a Family" Volunteers will be matched with an anonymous "adoptee" family from Westchester County. They will receive the family's story and holiday wish list of items; volunteers then enjoy holiday shopping for their adopted families and deliver the wrapped gifts back to the Family Services of Westchester office. Sample wish list items include: Household items Electric heaters Pots and pans Microwave/toaster/coffee pot Winter clothing Blankets/sheets Hats/scarfs/gloves Hygiene products Lotion/shampoo/body wash/toothpaste/laundry detergent Educational toys/ laptops/tablets Gift cards to supermarkets/Target/Walmart stores Express interest below to "adopt" a local family in need and to receive their holiday wish list!

Virtual (Virtual)

Through 12/31/20

 


 

 

 

From the Spring of 2015 to 2018, the role of the Volunteer Hunger Relief Corps task force was to combat hunger in Westchester and Rockland counties by providing ongoing volunteer support and volunteer management resources to over a dozen local Hunger Relief Organizations.
 
The Volunteer Hunger Relief Corps was made possible by a Volunteer Generation Fund grant from the New York State Commission on National and Community Service. Thank you to all who served as Hunger Relief Corps Members.