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COVID-19 Volunteer Guidelines  |  Resources for Volunteering with Equity in Mind  |  Links for Changemakers


Orange Book 
Your guide to local volunteerism in Westchester, Rockland, and Putnam
The Orange Book offers an overview of all the ways that volunteers, families, local nonprofits, and businesses can get involved with the team at Volunteer New York! to make a larger positive impact, to help others or fight for a cause, and build connected resilient communities. It includes an introduction to using our website, the health benefits of volunteering, a sneak peek at our 2021 events calendar, and info about all of Volunteer New York! programs and services collected into one place -- making it easy to get you started on the next step of your journey -- no matter where you're starting from!
Extra print copies of our Orange Book (previous edition) are available to groups, nonprofits, teachers, congregations, local businesses, and community centers for pickup from our Tarrytown office at no charge. Please reach out on our contact page and include how many copies you are requesting. We will do our best to accommodate all requests while limited supplies last.
Orange Book support generously provided by PKF O'Connor Davies, LLP and NewYork-Presbyterian. Thank you!

Guidelines for Volunteering During COVID
For volunteers and volunteer organizations
This resource includes important information every volunteer and volunteer organization should read and consider during a pandemic. For volunteers, it includes best practices for having a positive and effective time volunteering, as well as what to watch out for when it comes to red-flags. For nonprofits and organizations that use volunteer power, it includes critical safety precautions among other best practices. 
We suggest both volunteers and nonprofit representatives read the entire document to have a better sense of what is expected from each other to have a successful volunteer experience.

Resources for Volunteering with Equity in Mind Webinar
Bridging the gap between those we serve and those who serve (Go To Webinar)
View our Extended Social Justice Resource guide that includes a variety of resources to further your learning, which were selected by the Board and staff of Volunteer New York!. Please note that some content that is linked through this extended resource guide may be inappropriate for children and sensitive audiences and should be reviewed first by a parent or guardian. For a sample of what's included on this list, please see the select resources featured below.



Links for Changemakers
Some of our favorite places on the interwebs to help keep your journey moving
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