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Attention Graduates: Your commencement/graduation gowns can be turned into protective gear for healthcare workers. Hospitals are seeking these highly valued gowns as they make for more effective PPE than cheaper fabric. If YOU have a used/new/old gown that is collecting dust in the back of your closest, YOU can make a difference and help save the lives of healthcare workers during this PPE shortage crisis by donating it today.
 
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Action Opportunities
 
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 locally; it's time to Volunteer New Rochelle!

If you represent a 501(c)3 based in New Rochelle and would like to be included on this page please register here or contact us with questions.

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Food Pantry Volunteers

Volunteers are needed to help package and distribute food at the New Rochelle Community Action Partnership. Bilingual volunteers are always needed, so volunteers who speak Spanish are encouraged to register! Express interest below for more information on available shifts.

New Rochelle, NY

Through 9/2/21

Big Brothers Big Sisters Tutors

During this period of remote learning, students at every grade level, including college, are in need of tutors or learning partners. Big Brothers Big Sisters is seeking Volunteer Tutors who can assist students for a minimum of two hours per week. All applicants will be screened for age and grade level preferences. Big Brothers Big Sisters is accepting applications, making matches, and interviewing via web conferencing during the COVID-19 crisis. Big Brothers Big Sisters of Family Services of Westchester (BBBS), an affiliate of BBBS of America, helps at-risk children reach their potential through professionally supported one-to-one relationships. Bigs and Littles have fun together—and create memories that last a lifetime. Big Brothers Big Sisters calls 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, and more likely to get along with their families and peers.

White Plains, NY

Through 8/31/21

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 Your Graduation Gown to Healthcare Heroes - New Rochelle

Medical facilities are lacking personal protective equipment (PPE) in the fight against COVID-19. Healthcare workers are using anything they can to protect themselves and their patients—even makeshift trash bag gowns. Graduation gowns are more effective than other PPE alternatives given their length, sleeves, and easy zippered access. Gowns4Good is protecting healthcare workers by upcycling graduation gowns. Whether your graduation gown is collecting dust in the back of your closet or is no longer needed for a 2020 commencement, you can donate yours to help protect a healthcare worker. Gowns should be placed in a sealed bag, like a Ziploc bag. Express interest below to receive more information and directions to the local drop-off site in New Rochelle.

New Rochelle, NY

Through 12/31/20

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

Big Brothers Big Sisters Youth Mentors

Being a Big Brother or Big Sister is both fulfilling and easy; just six hours a month can make a difference in a child's life. Littles can join their Big Brothers and Big Sisters in activities such as: Shooting hoops Playing board games Going to the movies Sharing a pizza Taking a walk in the park Hanging out together and talking Youth Mentors are provided with a thorough orientation and training in building mentor relationships and working constructively with youth. Ongoing support by dedicated staff is provided to the mentor, mentee, and mentee's family. Big Brother male mentors are especially needed. Big Brothers Big Sisters is accepting applications, making matches, and interviewing via web conferencing during the COVID-19 crisis. Big Brothers Big Sisters of Family Services of Westchester (BBBS), an affiliate of BBBS of America, helps at-risk children reach their potential through professionally supported one-to-one relationships. Bigs and Littles have fun together—and create memories that last a lifetime. Big Brothers Big Sisters calls 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, and more likely to get along with their families and peers.

White Plains, NY

Through 2/16/21

Administrative Assistant

Harmony of Praise Christian Ministry is a mission organization that educates children about Christian values through music-based programming. When the organization's team is not conducting foreign missions, it conducts local outreach at churches in the community. The organization needs a volunteer Administrative Assistant to help organize both online and paper files, manage correspondence, and assist with graphic design and media to promote fundraisers and outreach events.

New Rochelle, NY

Through 4/8/21

Create Inspirational Video Messages For Seniors

One Change at a Time's popular "Bridging Generations" program focuses on connecting younger and older generations. This program typically takes place in long-term care facilities, such as the Dumont Center in New Rochelle. With these facilities being closed to visitors due to the COVID-19 outbreak, One Change at a Time is looking for new ways to conduct this program so local seniors can stay connected and inspired! Inspired by the American Health Care Association's #CareNotCOVID campaign, youth and adults who are at home can create encouraging and inspirational videos in support of residents in long-term care facilities and seniors in the community. Volunteers can use the tags #CareNotCOVID and #1Change when they post their videos online and on social media. Help make a difference in a local senior's day by recording a fun, inspirational video message to let them know you're thinking of them. This is a great virtual project for families and students who are at home. To volunteer: Express interest below to record this opportunity in your Volunteer New York! profile Follow the instructions on the #CareNotCOVID page for tips on recording and sharing your video. Remember to tag #CareNotCOVID and #1Change on social media!

Virtual (Virtual)

Through 12/31/20

Technology Professionals Needed (New York State COVID-19 Response)

New York State is launching technology-driven products with leading global tech companies to accelerate and amplify its response to COVID-19. It is looking for impactful solutions and skilled tech employees to help. Individuals from leading global technology companies are being deployed across high-impact and urgent coronavirus response activities. New York State has a particular need for professionals with experience in the following: Product management Software development and engineering Hardware deployment and end-user support Data science Operations management Design Other similar areas Technology companies, universities, nonprofits, research labs, and other organizations with technology expertise are invited to submit an expression of interest. IMPORTANT: VOLUNTEER NEW YORK! IS NOT AFFILIATED WITH THE NEW YORK STATE GOVERNMENT OR GOVERNOR CUOMO'S OFFICE. Volunteer New York! serves the communities of the Lower Hudson Valley. This listing is a courtesy to help redirect out-of-area volunteers to the New York State opportunities. Please carefully read and follow the instructions below. TO SUPPORT NEW YORK STATE'S TECHNOLOGY NEEDS: Optional: Express interest below to record this opportunity in your Volunteer New York! profile to keep track of your volunteering opportunities Mandatory: click here to complete New York State's survey for technology professionals

Elmsford, NY

Through 12/31/20

Deliver Meals to Homebound Seniors - New Rochelle

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

New Rochelle, NY

Through 6/30/21

College Access Coach - New Rochelle

Let's Get Ready is looking for College Access Coaches to be on the front lines of educational equity as tutors, role models, and mentors. These volunteer coaches guide small groups of high school students as they begin the college application process. College Access Coaches can specialize in either math or verbal sections of the SAT, and Let's Get Ready provides a detailed curriculum, training and support. Coaches commit to: Teaching 3 hours a week in the evening for 9 weeks Dedicating 1 hour a week to prep time Serving as role models and guides to students Coaches must be available from 5:30-8:30 p.m. on Mondays and/or Wednesdays from mid-June to early August Coaches are undergraduate (preferred) or graduate students. All majors are encouraged to apply. To volunteer: Express interest below to record this opportunity in your Volunteer New York! profile Click here to complete the application on Let's Get Ready's website. Coaches must complete a background check and the online application to participate.

New Rochelle, NY

Through 4/3/21

Salesforce Consultant

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

New Rochelle, NY

Through 3/4/21

Pitch in for Parks 2020

Each year, Westchester Parks Foundation and the Westchester County Parks Department host Pitch in for Parks. It is their largest one-day volunteer program that usually falls around Earth Day, but this year volunteers are going to "Pitch In" in October! Volunteers will paint, rake, prepare and plant flower beds, clear trails and shorelines, restore wildlife habitats, and remove invasive vines from trees. Join in this community effort and help clean up one of Westchester's most valuable assets! All tools will be provided; please bring a reusable water bottle. Participating parks include: Blue Mountain Reservation (Peekskill) Cranberry Lake Preserve (West Harrison) Edith Read Wildlife Sanctuary (Rye) Glen Island Park (New Rochelle) Kensico Dam Plaza (Valhalla) Lasdon Park (Katonah) Lenoir Preserve (Yonkers) Marshlands Conservancy (Rye) Playland Park (Rye) Sprain Ridge Park (Yonkers) Tibbetts Brook Park (Yonkers) Trailside Nature Museum at Ward Pound Ridge Rerservation (Pound Ridge) Willson's Woods Park (Mount Vernon) To volunteer: Express interest below either as an individual or as a family, group, or team to record this activity in your Volunteer New York! profile Mandatory: Click here to select your park and complete your registration. You will not be signed up to a park if you do not complete this step!

Ardsley, NY

10/17/20 10:00 AM

High School Equivalency/GED Teachers

Volunteer instructors are needed to teach a basic skills course for young adults between the ages of 17 and 25. This program is designed to help them successfully obtain a High School Equivalency or GED, which then leads them to enter post-secondary or advanced training programs or obtain full-time employment. Classes run from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Monday through Thursday; volunteer instructors can teach up to four days a week for the length of the fall (September to December) or spring semester (January to June).

New Rochelle, NY

Through 12/31/20

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 #JLP

New Rochelle, NY

Through 12/31/20

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

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

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 4/4/21

Receptionist

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

New Rochelle, NY

Through 12/31/20

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

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

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 1/31/21

Indoor Gardener

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

New Rochelle, NY

Through 12/31/20

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 ​#JLP

New Rochelle, NY

Through 12/20/20


 

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