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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 our #volunteernewrochelle initiative.

 

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Volunteer at "Family University" Event on March 27, 2019

The NRHS PTSA will host its annual Family University forum on March 27 from 6:00-9:00 pm at New Rochelle High School. The event is sponsored by New York-Presbyterian/Lawrence Hospital in an ongoing effort to educate and inform middle and high school students as well as parents and caregivers on important mental health and social media issues affecting young people in our community. Keynote speakers include: bestselling author and nationally renowned speaker Bobby Petrocelli, lifestyle and technology founder, Stephanie Humphrey and leading mental health educator, author and family life coach Joshua Wayne. Family University will also feature a panel discussion centering on the warning signs of stress, anxiety and depression in adolescents and teens, as well as a session that focuses on the importance of youth mentoring with a special guest appearance. #VolunteerNewRochelle #NewRoStrong

New Rochelle, NY

3/27/19 5:30 PM

Unload Food Truck at Food Pantry

Volunteers are needed to help unload food delivery truck at the Shiloh Baptist Church Food Pantry. Help us prepare for our monthly distribution day. Requirements: Ability to bend and lift 50 lbs.

New Rochelle, NY

4/16/19 10:00 AM +more

Distribute Food with Shiloh Baptist Church

Volunteers are needed to help with food distribution at the Shiloh Baptist Church Food Pantry. Requirements: Ability to bend and lift 20-30lbs

New Rochelle, NY

5/18/19 8:30 AM +more

Bridging Generations with One Change

Our program titled “Bridging Generations” is a project that was created in September 2015 with the vision of inspiring the world by promoting intergenerational relationships. We want to bring together the elderly and youth for the purpose of learning with and from each other through therapeutic recreation, education, and social activities. One of the ways we go 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.

New Rochelle, NY

4/21/19 2:30 PM +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

Big Brothers Big Sisters Mentors

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.

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

Community Volunteers Needed!

The New Rochelle Coalition Against Violence (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. New Ro CAV is looking for community volunteers of all ages. 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

HS Tutoring Program (R.E.A.D.Y.)

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

Volunteer for Homework Power Hour

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

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

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, please visit westfairrides.org

New Rochelle, NY

Through 1/31/20

Indoor Gardener

Volunteer needed to develop/assist with indoor gardening program at The Hugh Doyle Senior Center.

New Rochelle, NY

Through 5/31/19

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

College Access Coach - New Rochelle

Know a dedicated college student? Are you a college student committed to education equity? As a College Access Coach, you are on the front lines of educational equity as a tutor, role model, and mentor. Volunteer as an SAT coach to a small group of high school students in your community and guide them as they begin the college application process. College Access Coaches can specialize in either math or verbal sections of the SAT. Coaches commit to: Teach 3 hours a week in the evening for 9 weeks Dedicate 1 hour a week to prep time Serve as a role model and guide to your students Coaches must be available from 5:30-8:30 p.m. on Mondays and/or Wednesdays from June 19 to August 7. Let's Get Ready provides a detailed curriculum, training and support. Who we look for-- Coaches are undergraduate (preferred) or graduate students. All majors encouraged to apply. Programs start in mid-June! Apply here today to start the process. Coaches must complete a background check and online application.

New Rochelle, NY

Through 6/18/19

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

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

Baby Bottle Drive

Pregnancy Care Center offers so much more than just a place to rest and reflect during this special time in our residents’ lives. We provide services and support to help get them on their feet and into healthy and productive lives. In this whimsical appeal, you will hand out baby bottles to your membership or for distribution to merchants and retailers in your area. For a pre-determined time frame (ie: one week) change is collected in the bottles. You might want to make a competition out of this by offering a prize for the most collected by your membership. We supply the bottles; you supply the time and manpower. At the end of your collection term, simply bring the change to a local bank change counter, and send the funds to us. To see a total listing of all of our volunteer opportunities click here #VolunteerNewRochelle

New Rochelle, NY

Through 4/30/19

Showers for Fresh Starts

Pregnancy Care Center offers so much more than just a place to rest and reflect during this special time in our residents’ lives. We provide services and support to help get them on their feet and into healthy and productive lives. Our clients come to us with very few possessions. Once our residents are ready to go off on their own, we supply them with some of the basics to make their new house a home. For many of them, they are starting with little more than the clothes on their backs. Help us to get them off to a fresh new start by helping to supply some of the items that will give them a comfortable new beginning: Twin bedding sets Crib sets/crib sheets Shampoo & conditioner Pillows Tooth brushes & tooth paste Soap Towels Deodorant Razors This is a great opportunity for families or youth groups looking to make a difference in their community. To see a total listing of all of our volunteer opportunities click here #VolunteerNewRochelle

New Rochelle, NY

Through 4/30/19

Food/Kitchen Supply Drives

Pregnancy Care Center offers so much more than just a place to rest and reflect during this special time in our residents’ lives. We provide services and support to help get them on their feet and into healthy and productive lives. Food Drives Help to collect some basic non-perishable food items for our residents: Peanut butter, Jelly, Tuna, Pasta, Cereal, Canned soups, Vegetables, Meals, Mac & cheese, etc. Outfit the Residence New pots, pans, dishes, glasses, flatware etc. are always needed!This is a great opportunity for families or youth groups looking to make a difference in their community. To see a total listing of all of our volunteer opportunities click here #VolunteerNewRochelle

New Rochelle, NY

Through 12/6/19

Musicians

Musicians who will come in an play piano (they have 2 at facility) or bring in other instruments to play #VolunteerNewRochelle

New Rochelle, NY

Through 4/30/20

Chair exercise/yoga volunteer needed

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 4/30/20

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 6/1/19

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 4/30/20

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

 

 

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