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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!

For opportunities to support New Rochelle during this COVID-19 outbreak, please visit our Virtual Volunteer Center.

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 with questions.


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Bridging Generations to Help Seniors

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

New Rochelle, NY

4/12/20 2:30 PM + more

Food Rescue Volunteers

HOPE Community Services is looking for volunteers to help rescue goods and excess food from nearby supermarkets and wholesalers and deliver it to the HOPE Soup Kitchen and Food Pantry. Volunteers will also pick up food donations from local businesses, churches, temples, and synagogues. Note: Volunteers must have a valid drivers license.

New Rochelle, NY

4/14/20 10:00 AM + more

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

Musical Entertainment

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

New Rochelle, NY

Through4/30/20

Big Brothers Big Sisters Youth Mentors

About Big Brothers Big Sisters 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. 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 6 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

Through2/16/21

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

Through12/20/20

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

Through7/31/20

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

Through12/31/21

Indoor Gardener

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

New Rochelle, NY

Through12/31/20

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

Through3/5/21

Receptionist

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

New Rochelle, NY

Through12/31/20

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

Through4/4/21

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

Through4/24/21

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

Through5/29/20

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

Through5/29/20

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 #JLP

New Rochelle, NY

Through5/29/20

Chair Exercise/Yoga Volunteer

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

New Rochelle, NY

Through6/4/20

Musicians

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

New Rochelle, NY

Through6/4/20

Volunteers in Patient Care and Administrative Support

Volunteers are needed in the following areas: 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

Through6/4/20

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

Through6/4/20

Friendly Visitors

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

New Rochelle, NY

Through7/15/20

Instrumental Music or Art Teacher

Songcatchers' After-School Music Program offers lessons on musical instruments to children ages 7-13, many of whom cannot afford private lessons. The children are taught by high school, college, and community volunteers. The volunteers themselves are mentored by a professional musician and music educator who serves as a resource and a guide in their teaching. Training includes an informal interview, orientation sessions, and ongoing meetings and training throughout the year. Proficiency on the instrument and ability to read music is required. Consistent attendance from October through early June is also expected. Volunteer requests are accepted on a rolling basis throughout the year. The class schedule is below. Most volunteers come once a week as their schedule permits. All times below include: Circle Time, a time for snacks, group games, and community-building; a 45-minute lesson; and Performance Time, when the children perform for each other and learn to be a respectful audience. Class schedule: Tuesdays, 4-5:30 p.m.: Saxophone, Piano, Guitar, Trumpet Wednesdays, 4-5:30 p.m.: Piano, Flute, Clarinet, Trumpet Thursdays, 4-5:30 p.m.: Piano, Violin, Cello Fridays, 4-5:30 p.m.: Piano, Drums Saturdays, 9:30-10:45 a.m.: Piano, Violin, Guitar Saturdays, 10:15-11:45 a.m.: Piano, Violin, Guitar, Art

New Rochelle, NY

Through8/31/20

Become a Foster Grandparent! - New Rochelle

Volunteers are needed to help support the Foster Grandparent Program of the Hudson Valley. Volunteers serve 15 to 35 hours per week working with children in an academic setting in their community. Volunteers are placed in elementary schools, day care centers and head start centers. Participating volunteers can earn an hourly tax-free stipend and receive transportation allowances for their efforts. Volunteers must be 55 or over to participate. #VolunteerNewRochelle

New Rochelle, NY

Through9/17/20

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

Through12/31/20

Salesforce Consultant

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

New Rochelle, NY

Through3/4/21

Spanish Language Teacher for Beginners

New Rochelle Community Action Program is looking for a volunteer who can teach beginner's Spanish to English-speaking individuals who are interested in learning the basics of the Spanish language. This volunteer could potentially teach one day per week from 7-8:30 p.m. Express interest for more information!

New Rochelle, NY

Through6/17/20

Spanish-Speaking Workshop Facilitators

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

New Rochelle, NY

Through4/22/20

Deliver Meals to Homebound Seniors

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

New Rochelle, NY

Through5/31/20

Help An Older Adult With Their Grocery Shopping

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

White Plains, NY

Through7/31/20

Toiletries Drive for New Rochelle

Help HOPE Community Services provide personal care and hygiene items to community members in need as they fight the COVID-19 outbreak in New Rochelle. Volunteers are needed to collect new, unopened, travel-sized toiletries and personal care products in Ziploc bags for drop-off. Items needed include: Toothpaste Toothbrushes Soap Shampoo Hand sanitizer Hand wipes Toilet paper Express interest below to schedule a day and time to drop off collected items. 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

Through4/30/20

New York State COVID-19 Response: Healthcare Professionals Needed

New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo is calling on all healthcare professionals, from New York and beyond, to assist with the state's relief efforts in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The call applies to qualified health professionals and related professionals to supplement New York's current hospital capacity temporarily, as well as to fill other roles in caring for less acute patients and providing support services. 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 HEALTHCARE NEEDS: Optional: Express interest below to record this opportunity in your Volunteer New York! profile to keep track of your volunteer opportunities Mandatory: click here to complete New York State's survey for healthcare professionals Additionally, Westchester County—the location of the first COVID-19 cluster in New Rochelle—is seeking nurses to assist at locations such as nursing homes, child care programs, congregate care facilities, senior buildings, and other sites that serve vulnerable populations. Westchester County Department of Social Services will coordinate the placements in partnership with the Department of Health. TO SUPPORT WESTCHESTER COUNTY'S NURSING NEEDS: Optional: Express interest below to record this opportunity in your Volunteer New York! profile to keep track of your volunteer opportunities Mandatory: click here for important application information and to contact the Westchester County Department of Health

Elmsford, NY

Through6/30/20

New York State COVID-19 Response: Technology Professionals Needed

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

Through6/30/20

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!

New Rochelle, NY

Through5/31/20

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

Through4/8/21

Students to Make Phone Calls to Isolated Seniors

Volunteer New York! matches student volunteers with seniors on a one-to-one basis, bringing compassionate conversation and care into their lives and giving volunteers an opportunity to listen and learn. Volunteers and their matches will share a phone call once a week for 20 minutes. Volunteer New York! will provide guidelines and conversation questions for the volunteers.

Through10/31/20


 

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