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Volunteer New Rochelle!

"All of us working together is what makes New Rochelle Strong."
- New Rochelle Mayor Bramson 
 
There are many ways to take action in the City of New Rochelle! Listed below are volunteer opportunities to support dozens of New Rochelle nonprofits and address local community needs. Think global, act local, it's time to Volunteer New Rochelle!
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2019 Late Summer Garden Crew

Join gardeners to help clean up community areas of the garden. Volunteers will participate in tilling the soil, raking, cleaning and hauling, weeding, deadheading, woodchipping, and composting. Please bring water to stay hydrated, and wear long pants, a hat, work gloves, work shoes, and sunscreen. PLEASE BEWARE: ticks and poison ivy have been reported in the garden this spring. All ages and abilities are welcome!

New Rochelle, NY

8/24/19 1:00 PM + more

New Rochelle Family Fun Fest

My Brother's Keeper New Rochelle presents its annual family-friendly event and needs volunteers for face-painting, singalongs, reading out loud, and engaging with the community. Groups are welcome to volunteer together!

New Rochelle, NY

8/27/19 3:00 PM

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

9/1/19 2:30 PM + more

Green Squad Weekly Litter Cleanups

Join the Green Squad to clean up litter at Glen Island Park. Commit to as often as your schedule allows! All supplies will be provided; please wear clothes that can get dirty. Volunteers will meet in the back of the park office (first building on the right). See you there!

New Rochelle, NY

9/4/19 6:30 PM + more

Help Celebrate the Nonprofits of New Rochelle

Volunteers paint already sketched signs of local nonprofit's logos that will then be carried in the New Rochelle Thanksgiving Day Parade. As VNY! walks in the parade we will be highlighting our active partnerships with New Rochelle nonprofits. Please wear clothing that you don't mind if you might get paint on it. There is parking onsite. Volunteers must be at least 18 years old or 12 years old with an adult to participate in this event. This project is a part of 9/11: Serve + Remember.

New Rochelle, NY

9/7/19 10:00 AM

Pack Back-to-School Supplies or Kids in Need

Volunteers will help the Boys & Girls Club of New Rochelle in partnership with the 5-Star Jeep Club and Mascaro Women's Auxiliary Club with their Back 2 School Drive they will be hosting that day. Their goal is to hand out 300 book-bags to kids in need. Volunteers will help set up the event, separate school supplies into book-bags, and help them distribute them in an orderly fashion. Volunteers must be at least 16 years old or 8 years old with an adult to participate in this event. Wear comfortable clothing and shoes that you can move and lift in. Parking is available onsite. This project is a part of 9/11: Serve + Remember.

New Rochelle, NY

9/7/19 10:00 AM

New Rochelle Street Fair

Be part of the New Rochelle Street Fair in a variety of roles all throughout the day. See below for shifts and task descriptions and sign up to volunteer. 7:15AM to 10:00AM=Volunteers will assist with set up of the street fair itself, helping lay out the vendors spaces and marking them prior to the vendors' arrival. Once all spaces are designated, volunteers will stay on to assist vendors in locating their spots, acting as “block captains.” (Each captain will be assigned a block of vendors and then, using the provided layout of the space assignments, help them identify their location, and make sure they set up within that area. Once all vendors are set up, block captains will be in charge of answering any questions that arise.) 10:00AM-12:00PM=Continuing the role of “block captain”, volunteers will monitor the activity in their designated block and act as the go-to for questions that may arise. 7:30AM-10:00AM=Volunteers will work in the vendor registration booth to check-in vendors as they arrive and point them towards their designated vendor spots. 10:00AM-12:00PM=Volunteers will work in the vendor registration booth to check-in vendors as they arrive and point them towards their designated vendor spots. 11:00AM-12:30PM=Volunteer needed to check ID's at the Beer Garden entrance and provide wrist band for age appropriate guests. Volunteer MUST be 21 or older. 12:00PM-2:00PM=Continuing the role of “block captain”, volunteers will monitor the activity in their designated block and answer any questions that may arise. 12:30PM-2:00PM=Volunteer needed to check ID's at the Beer Garden entrance and provide wrist band for age appropriate guests. Volunteer MUST be 21 or older. 2:00PM-4:00PM=Continuing the role of “block captain”, volunteers will monitor the activity in their designated block and answer any questions that may arise. 2:00PM-4:00PM=Volunteer needed to check ID's at the Beer Garden entrance and provide wrist band for age appropriate guests. Volunteer MUST be 21 or older. This project is part of 9/11:Serve + Remember.

New Rochelle, NY

9/8/19 7:15 AM + more

Grandparents Day Volunteers

United Hebrew of New Rochelle is seeking volunteers to engage residents and visitors alike during its Grandparents Day celebration. Volunteers can help with all sorts of activities, including games, crafts, music, refreshments, face-painting, and more! This is a rain or shine event.

New Rochelle, NY

9/8/19 2:00 PM

Bridging Generations in Honor of 9/11

Volunteers will engage in arts activities with seniors. One of the ways One Change at a Time goes about bringing together the elderly and youth is conducting our “Bridging Generations” program at nursing homes, assisted living facilities, and community centers. The purpose of our program is to improve the health and social wellness of those we serve, while developing skills, establishing values, and providing a sense of empowerment. These interactions help all generations by providing mentorship opportunities; stimulate the mind through educational activities, and improving health by being actively involved. Please wear comfortable clothing - we will be painting so please wear something that you wouldn't mind if paint got on them. Parking is available on location premises or street parking across from location. Volunteers must be at least 16 years old or 5 years old with an adult to participate in this event. This project is a part of 9/11: Serve + Remember.

New Rochelle, NY

9/8/19 2:30 PM

Game Day with Seniors

Volunteers will brighten the day of local Seniors by playing trivia, horse-shoes, floor hockey and ring toss. There is no parking available within the Garito facility. Illegally parked cars will towed immediately. Street Parking or Municipal parking available right across the street from our building. This project is a part of 9/11: Serve + Remember.

New Rochelle, NY

9/11/19 2:00 PM

Green Squad at Nature Study Woods

Join Westchester Parks Foundation for its Green Squad volunteer program at Nature Study Woods! Volunteers will be completing trail maintenance. Please meet in front of Westwood Gardens Nursery. All supplies will be provided but please bring a water bottle to fill. Volunteers should wear closed-toe shoes and clothes that can get dirty.

New Rochelle, NY

9/14/19 9:30 AM

International Coastal Cleanup 2019

Celebrate International Coastal Cleanup Day with Westchester Parks Foundation! Volunteers will be clearing litter and debris from the beach and seawall at Glen Island Park. Please meet in front of the castle on the right-hand side of the entrance. All supplies will be provided but please bring a water bottle to fill. Volunteers should wear closed-toe shoes and clothes that can get dirty.

New Rochelle, NY

9/21/19 9:00 AM

2019 Fall Garden Cleanup Crew

Join gardeners to help clean up community areas of the garden. Volunteers will participate in tilling the soil, raking, cleaning and hauling, weeding, deadheading, woodchipping, and composting. Please bring water to stay hydrated, and wear long pants, a hat, work gloves, work shoes, and sunscreen. PLEASE BEWARE: ticks and poison ivy have been reported in the garden this spring. All ages and abilities are welcome!

New Rochelle, NY

10/5/19 9:00 AM + 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

Through 4/30/20

Youth Mentor

About Big Brothers/Big Sisters FSW’s Big Brothers Big Sisters Program (BBBS), an affiliate of BBBS of America, helps children reach their potential through professionally supported one-to-one relationships with proven results. Bigs and Littles have fun together — and create memories that last a lifetime. We call it “Little moments… Big magic.” Research points to the powerful, positive, lasting impact Bigs have on children’s lives. Littles are: 52% less likely to skip school 46% less likely to begin using illegal drugs More likely to get along with their families and peers How You Can Help Make a difference in a child's life and become a mentor. Being a Big Brother or Big Sister is one of the most fulfilling and enjoyable things you will ever do. It’s easy, too. Your Little can join you for the kinds of activities you already like to do, such as: Shoot some hoops Play a board game Go to the movies Share a pizza Take a walk in the park Or just hang out together and talk Just a few hours a month can change a young person’s life. We provide a thorough orientation and training in building mentor relationships and working constructively with youth. On-going support by dedicated staff is provided to the mentor, mentee and mentee's family. Become a Big and help to Start Something Big in a child’s life that will last a lifetime. Help us to change children’s lives, one child at a time. Male mentors especially needed!

New Rochelle, NY

Through 2/16/20

Board Member for Youth Development Organization

Established in 2008, Youth Voices Center, Inc. is dedicated to promoting positive youth development among adolescents through its Power of Peace program offered in schools, community centers, and youth groups. Youth Voices Center is a 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to ensuring that it recruits the board members it needs to ensure maximum impact and strives to support and promote excellence in board service. The Youth Voices Center Board of Directors comprises leaders from the nonprofit and for-profit sector who are dedicated to the organization’s mission. Our board members champion the importance of exceptional board leadership and believe that each and every organization needs a strong and effective board to fully realize its potential for good. In addition to the standard roles and responsibilities of a board member, our board members are active advocates and ambassadors for the organization and are fully engaged in identifying and securing the financial resources and partnerships necessary for Youth Voices Center to advance its mission. Job Description The Youth Voices Center Board of Directors comprises leaders from the nonprofit and for-profit sector who are dedicated to the organization’s mission. Serving on the Youth Voices Center Board of Directors is an extraordinary opportunity for an individual who is passionate about strengthening leadership and governance in the nonprofit sector and more importantly, passionate about the future of our youth. Board members are expected to have the financial acumen to read and understand financial statements and to otherwise help the board fulfill its fiduciary responsibilities. Board members are expected to attend four board meetings per year. They are expected to read board materials in advance of board meetings and to come prepared to ask questions and participate in discussions. Board members are expected to play an active role in securing the financial resources necessary for Youth Voices Center to achieve its mission. Board members are expected to leverage personal relationships and connections to help the development committee and staff identify and solicit potential funders, as well as directly invest in Youth Voice Center’s work by making a personal contribution each year. Board members are expected to responsibly represent Youth Voices Center to their respective communities and to advocate for its mission, programs, and services as appropriate. Board terms last for two years and board members can serve for up to three consecutive terms. Desired Skills and Expertise We are currently recruiting for diverse leaders with expertise in the following area: Youth Voices Center seeks a well-connected leader who is passionate about improving the lives of youth and can leverage his/her networks and resources in support of efforts to positively impact the environment in which Youth Voices Center does its work. The ideal candidate has a track-record of supporting youth and strong connections to local decision makers who are in a position to positively impact Youth Voices Center’s mission. The ideal board candidate should have prior nonprofit board member experience or have received formal board training. To apply or learn more, please express interest below: #VolunteerNewRochelle #NewRoStrong

New Rochelle, NY

Through 3/5/20

Homework Helper

Making Minutes Count We are in need of volunteers to help with homework during our "power hour," which is 3:30 - 4:30/ 5 pm at our multiple New Rochelle Elementary school sites (Columbus,Trinity, Davis, and William B Ward), Club houses (Remington and Mascaro, grades K -12th) and Larchmont/Mamaroneck Elementary schools sites (Chatsworth,Central, Murray and Mamaroneck). Power Hour is specifically designed to meet the needs of 21st-century learners, enabling Clubs to help youth develop the skills of 21st-century learners, which are: • Mastery of information media and technology • Critical thinking skills • Key academic subjects in a real-world context • Life and career skills

New Rochelle, NY

Through 12/20/19

Tutor for High School Student

Overview: Throughout the past few years, there has been a drive to increase the influential presence in the lives of today’s younger generation. Mentorship programs, sports organizations, not-for-profits and a host of other initiatives have rolled up their sleeves to provide greater awareness and opportunities for boys of color throughout the nation. The concept of R.E.A.D.Y. – Reaffirming Every Aspect of my Developmental Years is a 4-phase process of instilling quality social enrichment, development of academic behaviors and life preparation skills for youths between the grades of 5th and 12th grade. These age groups are the foundations of the development of a child, whether its career prep, scholastic behaviors, social involvement and communal integration. The overall goal is to develop a maturation of skills and behaviors needed for these students to achieve as they are promoted from each level of the program. Tutors Needed Requirements: - Commit to 2 days a week (Tuesday and Thursday) schedule between the hours of 3:15 pm-5:15 pm - Assist students with their work in 4 key curriculums – English, Math, Science and Social Studies (American History/Global History) - Feel comfortable supporting and tutoring high school students (rising 9th – rising 12th graders) with these core subjects - Work with a group of up to 5 students around these curriculums Location: New Rochelle High School - 265 Clove Rd, New Rochelle, NY 10801

New Rochelle, NY

Through 12/20/20

Drivers for Older Adults - New Rochelle

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. #VolunteerNewRochelle 

New Rochelle, NY

Through 1/31/20

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

Through 12/31/21

Senior Center Receptionist

We are looking for volunteers to help answer phones and take messages, take lunch reservations, and greet members. Commitment: 1 afternoon a week, 1-4 pm. 

New Rochelle, NY

Through 1/18/20

Volunteer Recreation Leader

Seeking a volunteer to develop and lead recreational activities for residents. Previous experience is required.

New Rochelle, NY

Through 2/27/20

Food Rescue Volunteer- New Rochelle

We are 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, our 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.  Whether you can commit to a weekly food rescue run or you’re able to fill in on occasion, we need your help.  Most food rescue runs take about an hour and can be done using your own car or one of our three vans.

New Rochelle, NY

Through 3/5/20

New Rochelle Outreach Crew (NOW)

Recruit volunteers at events! How it works (in 3 easy steps): Register for your preferred opportunities We’ll send e-alerts, when opportunities become available. Sign up where/when it’s convenient for you. #IG006 #recruitvny #VolunteerNewRochelle

New Rochelle, NY

Through 3/20/20

New Rochelle One-Time Opportunities With Volunteer New York! (NOW)

Volunteer NOW makes it easy to volunteer, with one-time and short-term opportunities designed to fit your schedule: Outreach Crew: Recruit volunteers at events Social Media Champions: Use your network to spread the word about volunteering Street Team: “Hit the streets” with our flyers and posters Plus, several skills-based positions: Project Managers: Take the lead on one of our Day of Service projects Blog Writers: Develop our next post Youth App Volunteer: Help with our next refresh Copy Editors: Give our writing a final polish Public Speakers: Promote volunteering to community groups How It Works (in 3 easy steps): Register for your preferred opportunities We’ll send e-alerts, when opportunities become available. Sign up where/when it’s convenient for you. #IG006 #recruitvny #remotevolunteer #VolunteerNewRochelle

New Rochelle, NY

Through 3/20/20

Chorister

Sing to seniors and spread good cheer through the gift of song.

New Rochelle, NY

Through 3/26/20

Handyman

Help with small repairs around the building.

New Rochelle, NY

Through 3/26/20

Kitchen Assistant

Help with preparing meals and clean up.

New Rochelle, NY

Through 3/26/20

Movement Instructor

Lead dance and/or exercise classes. Previous experience required.

New Rochelle, NY

Through 3/26/20

Advisory Council

Play a key role in the governance of the agency. Minimum commitment of 1 year.

New Rochelle, NY

Through 3/26/20

Receptionist

Greet visitors, as well as answer phones and take messages. Strong customer service skills required.

New Rochelle, NY

Through 3/26/20

Secretary

Type up documents and record minutes. Computer skills required.

New Rochelle, NY

Through 3/26/20

Workforce Coordinator

Seeking volunteer to help with resume development, application completion (both paper and online), and the job search process. Bilingual (English-Spanish) preferred. Hours of operation are M-F 9:30am-5:30pm. To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume to luci@uccenter.org.

New Rochelle, NY

Through 4/4/20

Attorney

Seeking attorney with background in family law to assist our clients with their legal needs. Hours of operation are M-F 9:30am-5:30pm. To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume to luci@uccenter.org.

New Rochelle, NY

Through 4/4/20

Adult ESL Teacher

Seeking Adult ESL teacher for Level 1 Beginner. No previous experience is required (note currently use Intercambio). Bilingual (English-Spanish) preferred. Hours of operation are M-F 9:30am-5:30pm. To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume to luci@uccenter.org.

New Rochelle, NY

Through 4/4/20

Domestic Violence Support Volunteer

Provide support to victims of domestic violence, both 1-to-1 and through support group. MSW required. Bilingual (English-Spanish) preferred. Hours of operation are M-F 9:30am-5:30pm. To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume to luci@uccenter.org.

New Rochelle, NY

Through 4/4/20

Grant Writer

Seeking volunteer to develop a general grant proposal template, which can be tailored to different funders. Hours of operation are M-F 9:30am-5:30pm. To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume to luci@uccenter.org.

New Rochelle, NY

Through 4/4/20

Food Pantry Donations

Seeking donations of non-perishable foods for our emergency food pantry. Donations can be dropped off M-F 9:30am-5:30pm. #remotevolunteer #donatefood

New Rochelle, NY

Through 4/4/20

Garden Educators

We're looking for garden educators to assist in teaching New Rochelle elementary students about gardening, plants, science, and nature. The hands-on classes are conducted seasonally during the school year. Volunteer Educators would be working side-by-side with experienced professionals with the goal of becoming proficient in teaching the curriculum. Required credentials include education with an interest in gardening, plus a background check. Retired teachers are ideal candidates! After gaining the ability to lead the class, a small hourly stipend is available. This work is enriching, enjoyable, and fun, and the students are enthusiastic and interested. For more information about our group, please visit our website at hpcgreenhouse.org.

New Rochelle, NY

Through 4/24/21

White Plains Hospital Radiology Volunteer (New Rochelle Location)

White Plains Hospital's radiology volunteers are needed to extend warm and friendly greetings to patients, family members, and visitors, as well as assist them to their destinations and provide information as needed. This role will be performed at White Plains Hospital Physician Associates at 1296 North Avenue (2nd Floor) in New Rochelle. Volunteers must be able to remain in a stationary position and move about to escort individuals to destinations. Flexible schedule: mornings and afternoons Monday through Friday. Completion of application, reference check, interview and placement, medical and background clearance are required prior to beginning volunteer position.

New Rochelle, NY

Through 8/13/21

Food/Kitchen Supply Drives

The Elinor Martin Residence for Mother & Child's Pregnancy Care Center offers a place for its residents to rest and reflect after childbirth. It provides services and support to help get them on their feet and into healthy and productive lives. The center is looking for volunteers to help collect basic non-perishable food items, such as peanut butter, jelly, canned tuna, pasta, cereal, canned soups, vegetables, and macaroni and cheese. In addition, it needs kitchen and other household items, including new pots, pans, dishes, glasses, flatware, and more. This is a great opportunity for families or youth groups looking to make a difference in their community. #VolunteerNewRochelle #remotevolunteer

New Rochelle, NY

Through 5/29/20

Bulk Mailing Team

The Elinor Martin Residence for Mother & Child offers positive alternatives to abortion. Its Pregnancy Care Center is in need of six individuals to make up a bulk mailing team that will meet approximately six times a year. A team leader will be designated to oversee the mailing process and to build and train a team of volunteers proficient in sorting bulk mailings. Time commitment is six hours per mailing, six days per year.

New Rochelle, NY

Through 5/29/20

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

New Rochelle, NY

Through 5/29/20

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

Through 6/4/20

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

Through 6/4/20

Volunteers in Patient Care and Administrative Support

Arts and Crafts Recreation Department Clerical Assistant Information Desk Assistant Pastoral Care Volunteer Office Clerk Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Physician Services Emergency Department #VolunteerNewRochelle  

New Rochelle, NY

Through 6/4/20

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

Through 6/4/20

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

Through 7/15/20

School Supply Donations Needed

Although HOPE Community Services was founded to respond to hunger in the community, it quickly became apparent that food was not the only thing its clients were lacking. The organization is currently seeking the following school supplies for children: Backpacks Crayons Notebooks (spiral and composition) Pens Pencils Colored pencils Highlighters Markers Binders Folders Loose-leaf paper Rulers This is a great opportunity for students, church groups, and corporate teams to organize at home, at work, and in their communities! Drop off donations to HOPE Community Service headquarters on 50 Washington Avenue in New Rochelle.

New Rochelle, NY

Through 9/27/19

 

 

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