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"All of us working together is what makes New Rochelle Strong." - New Rochelle Mayor Bramson 

There are many ways to serve in the city of New Rochelle. Click below to find opportunities that support New Rochelle nonprofits and causes. Help make a difference in your community and join us in making New Rochelle ideally yours.

 
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Help Support the 55th Annual New Rochelle Thanksgivng Parade

Volunteers Needed Saturday, Nov. 17

- Support Check-In
- Be a Balloon Holder
- Work the Hot Chocolate Table
- And More!

Help Support Shiloh Baptist Church

Volunteers Needed Now thru December

- Help Unload & Distribute Food to Neighbors in Need

 

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Help Unload And Distribute Food

Our volunteer needs are as follows: Tuesday - November 13 - 10 - 12:30 unload delivery truck Friday -November 16 - 10 - 12:30 unload delivery truck Saturday - November 17 - 8:30 am - 12 noon - help distributing food,etc. Tuesday - December 11 - 10 - 12:30 unload delivery truck Friday - December 14 - 10 - 12:30 unload delivery truck Saturday - December 15 - 8:30 am - 12 noon - help distributing food, etc. For more information contact Nancy Claiborn- (914)654-0424

New Rochelle, NY

11/16/18 10:00 AM +more

The New Rochelle Thanksgiving Parade

We are looking for volunteers to help with the Thanksgiving Day Parade! We need about 20 volunteers that can help out from 8:30 AM until 12 PM for varying jobs. We would need volunteers to arrive to Eastchester Road and North Avenue at 8:30 AM to assist with holding the ropes for the balloons until the sponsors of the balloons arrive. There will be a short training on holding a giant balloon as a team (no experience necessary). (Must be 18+ to hold a balloon). We also need people to assist with checking in balloon holders. We also need help with relaying messages and holding banners. We need help giving out information to people. We also need help with setting up a hot chocolate table and distributing hot chocolate for the marchers. Most volunteers need to be able to walk the 1 ½ miles+ for the length of the parade.* For more information, please contact Diamond Wollaston at info@newrochamber.org Please see Jennifer Lanser from the New Rochelle Chamber of Commerce on the day of the parade.

New Rochelle, NY

11/17/18 8:30 AM

Hot Cocoa Run and Dog Walk

The 10th annual Hot Cocoa Run and Dog Walk on Saturday December 1st at Ward Elementary School in New Rochelle is looking for volunteers! 311 Broadfield Road 5k, 10k, 1 mile family frolic and dog one miler! Looking for help on Friday 11/30 between 5-9pm and Saturday 12/1 from 7am-1pm Volunteers for registration, course direction, set up/ take down, water table, and more!

New Rochelle, NY

11/30/18 5:00 PM +more

YWCA Children’s Center at the New Rochelle Courthouse Needs Volunteers

YWCA Children’s Center at the Courthouse Needs Volunteers Help the YWCA of White Plains & Central Westchester provide a safe and loving environment for children while their caregivers are involved with issues at the courthouse in New Rochelle or White Plains. Volunteers will assist fulltime childcare center staff to engage children up to age 12 in arts/crafts and educational activities. Hours of operation are Monday–Friday, 9am to 5pm. Volunteers are asked to work a minimum of two hours a week. Skills: Ability to accept and engage with children who have a variety of behaviors and needs; willing to work as a team and commit to a schedule, but with flexibility. Spanish speaking is a plus, but not a must. A criminal background check is required. Immediate Need: Needs in New Rochelle are flexible. White Plains Courthouse needs volunteers for Monday and Friday 2:30pm-5 pm – and other slots available! Applying: After an on-site informational interview with the Children’s Center Director in White Plains, interested candidates will be invited to begin the formal process of becoming a YWCA volunteer.

New Rochelle, NY

Through 11/15/18

Job Search/Career Services Volunteer

Jobs Transition Initiative is partnered with HOPE Community Services to deliver one-on-one volunteer career services to people going through transitional housing. We are in search of volunteers to meet one-on-one at HOPE’s location in New Rochelle. The objective is to get our clients a transitional job while they go through job training. Program Details -(2) 1-hour sessions of career counseling to a client per week -Volunteer will be assigned a client and begin counseling meetings to prepare them for their job training program. -Assess the client’s capability of completing the program and get to know their strengths and weaknesses. Also assess their goals and interests to find the best field/program for the client. -Review findings with the client and help identify shadow opportunities to expose their client to a potential field. -Assist client in applying for desired training program and track their progress once they begin, providing support as well. -Once the client has completed half of their program, the volunteer can start teaching resumé, interviewing, and job search skills to prepare them for the workforce. Minimum Qualifications Required • Masters Degree and/or 10+ years of professional work experience and/or advanced degree • Experience applying for multiple positions throughout career history • Experience working in different levels of ones own career • Proficiency of Outlook, Excel, Word, and PowerPoint • Able to deliver counseling to a client • Leadership Skills – Strong Communication Skills

New Rochelle, NY

Through 12/1/18

Volunteer to Keep #NewRoStrong With New Rochelle Council of Community Services

We are looking to engage people of all ages who wish to take action and volunteer to keep #NewRoStrong within our schools and throughout our community. We will be developing opportunities in areas such as: • Community Togetherness • Cultural Competence • Mediation/Conflict Resolution • Mentoring, Safe Spaces • and more If you want to participate in one or more areas, please click “express interest” and we will circle back shortly with options. Please note that some opportunities may not be suitable for youth (under 18yrs.). More details to come. Thank you for your patience as we organize.

New Rochelle, NY

Through 1/23/19

Big Brother/Big Sister Mentor - New Rochelle

Big Brother/ Big Sister Mentor - New Rochelle Big Brothers/ Big Sisters Mentoring Program http://www.fsw.org/our-programs/bbbs/about-us Big Brother Big Sister-Mentor Big Brothers/ Big Sisters Mentoring Program http://www.fsw.org 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. #VolunteerNewRochelle #NewRoStrong

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

Social Media/Writing Assistance

My Brother’s Keeper New Rochelle is looking for a few people to join some of the initiative’s committees. Most groups meet once a month or bimonthly but sometimes meet more frequently as an event or program approaches. Social Media/Writing Assistance Seeking organized writer to assist with digital and print communications. This is an ongoing and flexible opportunity. In April 2015, New Rochelle was the first community in Westchester and one of the first in the state to accept President Obama's My Brother's Keeper Community Challenge, which aims to lift all students, particularly boys and young men of color. This cradle-to-career initiative is designed to close the opportunity gap for boys and young men of color from ages birth to 24 by improving school readiness, grade-level reading, academic success, college access, vocational training and violence prevention. MBK New Rochelle is a dynamic coalition bringing together dozens of volunteers and more than 100 local non-profit partners. As a partnership between the City of New Rochelle and the School District, MBKNewRo accesses the City’s vast municipal, community and educational resources. #VolunteerNewRochelle #NewRoStrong

New Rochelle, NY

Through 3/6/19

Help Plan Milestone Programs for Young Children

My Brother’s Keeper New Rochelle is looking for a few people to join some of the initiative’s committees. Most groups meet once a month or bimonthly but sometimes meet more frequently as an event or program approaches. Milestone 1 and 2 Committee Looking for additional members to assist with the planning of programs and events designed to help babies and toddlers and their families thrive assist young school children learn how to read In April 2015, New Rochelle was the first community in Westchester and one of the first in the state to accept President Obama's My Brother's Keeper Community Challenge, which aims to lift all students, particularly boys and young men of color. This cradle-to-career initiative is designed to close the opportunity gap for boys and young men of color from ages birth to 24 by improving school readiness, grade-level reading, academic success, college access, vocational training and violence prevention. MBK New Rochelle is a dynamic coalition bringing together dozens of volunteers and more than 100 local non-profit partners. As a partnership between the City of New Rochelle and the School District, MBKNewRo accesses the City’s vast municipal, community and educational resources. #VolunteerNewRochelle #NewRoStrong

New Rochelle, NY

Through 3/6/19

Plan Community Forums on Race Relations

My Brother’s Keeper New Rochelle is looking for a few people to join some of the initiative’s committees. Most groups meet once a month or bimonthly but sometimes meet more frequently as an event or program approaches. Race Relations Committee Seeking new members to join this committee, which plans Community Forums on Race Relations. In April 2015, New Rochelle was the first community in Westchester and one of the first in the state to accept President Obama's My Brother's Keeper Community Challenge, which aims to lift all students, particularly boys and young men of color. This cradle-to-career initiative is designed to close the opportunity gap for boys and young men of color from ages birth to 24 by improving school readiness, grade-level reading, academic success, college access, vocational training and violence prevention. MBK New Rochelle is a dynamic coalition bringing together dozens of volunteers and more than 100 local non-profit partners. As a partnership between the City of New Rochelle and the School District, MBKNewRo accesses the City’s vast municipal, community and educational resources. #VolunteerNewRochelle #NewRoStrong

New Rochelle, NY

Through 3/6/19

Help with Youth Opportunity Programs

My Brother’s Keeper New Rochelle is looking for a few people to join some of the initiative’s committees. Most groups meet once a month or bimonthly but sometimes meet more frequently as an event or program approaches. Career and College Pathways for Student Ambassadors Members sought to help assist with programs to bolster opportunities for youth, particularly concentrated on college and career guidance. In April 2015, New Rochelle was the first community in Westchester and one of the first in the state to accept President Obama's My Brother's Keeper Community Challenge, which aims to lift all students, particularly boys and young men of color. This cradle-to-career initiative is designed to close the opportunity gap for boys and young men of color from ages birth to 24 by improving school readiness, grade-level reading, academic success, college access, vocational training and violence prevention. MBK New Rochelle is a dynamic coalition bringing together dozens of volunteers and more than 100 local non-profit partners. As a partnership between the City of New Rochelle and the School District, MBKNewRo accesses the City’s vast municipal, community and educational resources. #VolunteerNewRochelle #NewRoStrong

New Rochelle, NY

Through 3/6/19

Community Reads Program

My Brother’s Keeper New Rochelle is looking for a few people to join some of the initiative’s committees. Most groups meet once a month or bimonthly but sometimes meet more frequently as an event or program approaches. Community Reads Committee Looking for additional members to help assist with and participate in the MBKNewRo Community Reads program, which encourages all New Rochelle residents to read specific books around a selected theme. Identify books for different ages for each round of the program Plan author and discussion events centered on the selected book titles In April 2015, New Rochelle was the first community in Westchester and one of the first in the state to accept President Obama's My Brother's Keeper Community Challenge, which aims to lift all students, particularly boys and young men of color. This cradle-to-career initiative is designed to close the opportunity gap for boys and young men of color from ages birth to 24 by improving school readiness, grade-level reading, academic success, college access, vocational training and violence prevention. MBK New Rochelle is a dynamic coalition bringing together dozens of volunteers and more than 100 local non-profit partners. As a partnership between the City of New Rochelle and the School District, MBKNewRo accesses the City’s vast municipal, community and educational resources. #VolunteerNewRochelle #NewRoStrong

New Rochelle, NY

Through 3/6/19

Violence Prevention Committee

My Brother’s Keeper New Rochelle is looking for a few people to join some of the initiative’s committees. Most groups meet once a month or bimonthly but sometimes meet more frequently as an event or program approaches. Milestone 6 Committee Looking for additional members to assist with this Milestone, which aims to Keep young people safe from violence Offer them second chances when appropriate In April 2015, New Rochelle was the first community in Westchester and one of the first in the state to accept President Obama's My Brother's Keeper Community Challenge, which aims to lift all students, particularly boys and young men of color. This cradle-to-career initiative is designed to close the opportunity gap for boys and young men of color from ages birth to 24 by improving school readiness, grade-level reading, academic success, college access, vocational training and violence prevention. MBK New Rochelle is a dynamic coalition bringing together dozens of volunteers and more than 100 local non-profit partners. As a partnership between the City of New Rochelle and the School District, MBKNewRo accesses the City’s vast municipal, community and educational resources. #VolunteerNewRochelle #NewRoStrong

New Rochelle, NY

Through 3/6/19

Community Volunteers Needed!

The New Rochelle Coalition against Violence (New Ro CAV) is looking for community volunteers of all ages. New Ro CAV is a group of dedicated New Rochelle residents organized to provide opportunities that are designed to reduce violence throughout the city. By exploring innovative and evidenced-based programming, New Ro CAV aims to meet the needs of residents at the intersection of trauma and resilience. New Ro CAV also works closely with IEY Middle School and will work with Trinity Elementary in 2018-2019. Volunteer opportunities include: organizing recreational events for youth, providing informational events such as documentary screenings at the library, advocacy and much more. New Ro CAV is looking for individuals willing to share their time and talents to help make our city safer! #Newrochelle #Newrostrong

New Rochelle, NY

Through 7/31/19

Energize New Rochelle Community Volunteer

As an Energize New Rochelle volunteer, your primary goal is to increase community awareness of the opportunity for energy efficiency. There are many flexible positions available. Members are encouraged to help spread the word throughout the community and attend quarterly dinner meetings. A volunteer's job is to get more members of the community involved with the Energize New Rochelle program and understand the benefits it provides not only to homeowners but the environment as well.

New Rochelle, NY

Through 7/9/19

Bulk Mailing Team Member

Our Center offers positive alternatives to abortion. We are in need of six individuals to make up a bulk mailing team. These bulk mailing teams meet approximately six times a year at our center. A Bulk Mailing Team Leader will be designated to oversee the process and to build and train a team of workers proficient in sorting bulk mailings. (Time commitment: 6 hours per mailing) Activity Type: Office/Admin #VolunteerNewRochelle

New Rochelle, NY

Through 7/31/20

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

Mount Kisco, NY

Through 1/30/19

Medical Appointment Driver - New Rochelle

You can make a world of a difference to an older neighbor who needs a ride to medical appointments in Westchester. If you have: A desire to help someone in the community A valid driver's license and auto insurance Are over 21 years old, and Own a dependable vehicle. You can: Set your own hours Provide as few or as many trips as you would like...one ride a week, a month, or a year will make a difference! By becoming a volunteer driver, you will provide older adults in your community 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. For more information and to fill out a volunteer application click here. #VolunteerNewRochelle

New Rochelle, NY

Through 3/30/19

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 6/1/19

Drivers to Deliver Meals

MOW volunteers meet at Montefiore/Sound Shore at 11AM, 7 days a week. Meal delivery takes approx 2 hours, must have drivers license & insurance card when filling out application. Help bring healthy meals and a smile to seniors in our community. #VolunteerNewRochelle

New Rochelle, NY

Through 8/24/19

Food Pantry Volunteers

Volunteers are needed to unload and repack produce from a monthly delivery truck. #VolunteerNewRochelle #RISE

New Rochelle, NY

Through 11/30/18

 

 

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Join the Senior Corps and Serve in New Rochelle!

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