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For volunteers and nonprofit professionals interested in meeting 1-on-1 in Rockland, Volunteer New York! now has a Rockland Office with space dedicated for consultation in the heart of Nyack! Below you will find info about when we will be in Rockland and how you can schedule an appointment!

 

Rockland Office

Location:
18 Church Street,
Nyack, NY 10960
Enter through the Arc Rockland door.
 
 
Hours:
8:30am - 3:30pm
 
Days Open:
On the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month only
 

 

To make a scheduled appointment in Rockland for a volunteer placement consultation, please click here.
 
If you're a local nonprofit representative who would like to learn more about Volunteer New York! please schedule an appointment in Rockland by calling 914-227-9301 or via email at jessica@volunteernewyork.org
 

 

 

Rockland Volunteer Opportunities

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Get Fresh! Food-Loading Volunteers

Get Fresh! is an initiative that provides fresh food and produce, courtesy of the Food Bank of the Hudson Valley, to Rockland County-based food pantries via a drive-up food distribution service. This service allows participating pantries to supply nutritious meals to the hundreds of families who are food insecure in the area. Get Fresh! Volunteers are needed to lift boxes of food and produce and place them into the food pantries' vehicles. Boxes range in weight, so both "light" and "heavy" lifters are welcome; however, volunteers must be able to lift repetitively for several hours. Volunteers are provided with masks and gloves and are required to follow social distancing protocols. Water and breaks are also provided.

Pomona, NY

9/22/20 10:30 AM

Rockland County Walk to End Alzheimer's

The Alzheimer's Association Walk to End Alzheimer's is the world's largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer's care, support, and research. Participants and volunteers drive its success by advancing the fight against this disease while helping to execute a fun community event! Volunteers are needed for: Sign setup Registration tables Greeting walkers and guests Refreshment tables Water stations Photography

Pomona, NY

10/11/20 7:00 AM

Big Brothers Big Sisters Youth Mentors

Becoming a Big Brother or Big Sister is all about sharing simple activities with a child that become hallmark moments in their lives. It could be a first trip to the beach, an afternoon at a ball game, a visit to the library or museum, or even something as simple as a walk in the park or telling ghost stories around the campfire. Each can have profound life- and skill-building effects for your Little. In order to become a Big Brother or Big Sister in our program, you must be eligible on the following criteria: Must be at least eighteen years of age. Must have a valid driver’s license. Must have transportation and be covered under automobile insurance. Must be able to commit to volunteer for a minimum of four hours a month for one year.

New City, NY

Through 5/9/21

Deliver Meals to Homes in Rockland

Volunteer to help deliver meals to Rockland's homebound residents! Deliveries are made with the volunteers' own vehicles to brighten someone's day. The time commitment is just one hour per week, typically between 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Monday through Friday. For volunteers who can't commit to a regular schedule, opportunities are available to pitch in as a substitute, holiday, or snow driver. Individuals or families are welcome and children are encouraged to accompany adults to inspire the act of giving back to their communities.

Nanuet, NY

Through 8/30/21

VCS Counselor

VCS Inc. (formally Volunteer Counseling Services) provides accessible and affordable counseling services and family support programs. VCS is seeking adult applicants of all ethnicities, sexual orientations, and gender identities, as well as those who are bilingual (greatest need is Spanish and Creole) and bicultural, to participate in its Volunteer Counselor Training Program. There are no formal education requirements. VCS looks for those who are open, willing, and motivated to learn. Curriculum, taught by professionals, includes the VCS Counseling Model, relationship issues, and domestic violence as well as issues such as sexism, racism, and other types of oppression that impact people's lives. Training is offered once a year. There is a fee for the training. Those who become counselors commit to volunteer 4-5 hours per week for a minimum of 18 months. ​Placement depends upon the successful completion of the training program. Express interest below to be notified of the next training program dates.

New City, NY

Through 2/1/21

Miles of Smiles Volunteers

Help brighten a smile for a senior—literally!—by creating Miles of Smiles bags. This is a great opportunity for students who need to fulfill community service hours (three bags equal one hour of volunteer service). Here's how it works: Fill a quart-sized Ziploc bag with all the products a senior needs for a healthy smile. Be sure to include a soft bristle toothbrush, toothpaste, floss, mouthwash, and A Miles of Smiles Flyer (Miles of Smiles will provide this). Refer to the Miles of Smiles Instructions for more details. Drop off your Miles of Smiles bags at Meals on Wheels' Nanuet location (provided after you express interest below). It's that easy to help a senior in need!

Nanuet, NY

Through 12/31/20

Food Rescue Drivers

TOUCH (Together Our Unity Can Heal) provides healthy food and supportive services to our neighbors with chronic illnesses. TOUCH works with the partner organizations of Rockland Community Against Hunger (RCAH) to distribute food to over 30 area food pantries. In 2018, RCAH's Food Recovery Program rescued over 40,000 pounds of consumable food that would otherwise have gone into landfills—feeding those in need and benefiting the environment. Volunteers are needed to rescue food from local stores and deliver it to a participating food program. Volunteer drivers can commit to a weekly food rescue or fill in when needed. Most food rescue runs take about an hour and can be done using your own vehicle. Volunteers should be able to do some lifting. Businesses, church or worship groups, teen groups, and community organizations are always welcome to volunteer!

Congers, NY

Through 2/11/21

Mental Health Mentors

Compeer programs match friendly, sociable volunteers with adults in Rockland County who are in sustained recovery for mental health. The volunteer and their match typically take walks, grab a bite to eat, watch a movie, attend an art exhibit, visit the library, go shopping, or catch a sporting event together. Volunteers provide an extra level of positive friendship, support, and social interaction to help their Compeer friends—and the volunteers themselves—feel more fulfilled and engaged. Volunteers receive comprehensive training before spending at least four hours per month and one year in duration with their Compeer friends. This gift of friendship helps build a bond of belonging and enhanced wellness. Givers gain! Note: Volunteers MUST be based in Rockland County. Due to COVID-19, volunteers may begin their sessions via phone or video chat, but ultimately will be expected to meet their Compeer friend in person following socially distanced guidelines.

Valley Cottage, NY

Through 2/1/21

Grocery Delivery Driver to Homebound Chronically Ill

Volunteer drivers are needed to deliver healthy groceries weekly to the homebound chronically ill in Rockland County. Available shifts take place on Monday mornings and during the afternoon from Tuesday to Friday; shifts in Rockland County require about an hour commitment. Volunteers must: Have a valid driver's license and reliable vehicle Have the ability to lift 50 pounds Pass a background check Desire to contribute to their communities

Congers, NY

Through 6/6/21

Direct Care Hospice Volunteers

United Hospice is seeking Direct Care Volunteers to provide companionship to hospice patients and their families. Direct Care Volunteers may also assist caregivers by offering relief and bereavement support, running errands, and providing transportation. Volunteers with professional skills in finance, legal matters, hair styling, manicures, snow shoveling, and house repairs are especially needed. United Hospice is currently offering self-paced study modules in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Modules are sent 2-3 times weekly. Express interest below to learn about upcoming training and how to become a Direct Care Volunteer, or visit the United Hospice website to view more information. Requirements: Must complete 18 hours of training; trainees are encouraged to attend all sessions. (They may miss one, however it must be made up to successfully complete the course) At least 18 years old with access to own transportation Must make a one-year commitment to United Hospice Must visit with their patients a minimum of 2 hours per week Must complete a background check Must receive a PPD (Tuberculosis test) and flu shot annually. Other required documentation includes a health form (provided by United Hospice) to be filled out by the volunteer's physician the first year; the volunteer will submit an annual self health evaluation form after that Must display competency skills, such as hand washing, and be evaluated by a hospice RN Must provide two personal letters of reference United Hospice request that volunteers wait one year following the passing of an immediate family member; this gives them time to process their loss before volunteering Must complete a program entrance interview Sought but not required: Volunteers who can speak a second language, especially Spanish, Creole, Russian, Chinese, Japanese, or Yiddish, are encouraged to apply!

New City, NY

Through 1/24/21

Friendly Visitors

Association for the Visually Impaired is seeking direct care volunteers to serve as friendly visitors, to take clients shopping, and to bring to appointments as needed.

Spring Valley, NY

Through 12/31/20

Haverstraw Food Cupboard Volunteers

The Haverstraw Food Cupboard needs volunteers to help with its food pantry! Volunteers may greet clients as they enter the pantry, help pack and carry bags, sort and report donations, restock shelves, count inventory, connect clients to helpful information and local resources, and more. All volunteers will be trained, and they are expected to maintain and protect client and family confidentiality according to HIPAA mandates. Volunteers should be able to work both independently and as a team player; they should have compassion for those struggling to get their basic needs met as well as have communication skills to work effectively with clients, volunteers, and the community at large.

Haverstraw, NY

Through 2/28/21

Rockland Community Action Pantry Volunteers

The Rockland Community Action Partnership is seeking volunteers to assist with unloading its delivery van and sorting and organizing food items in the pantry. The volunteers will also help check for and discard food with expired dates, keep the pantry organized, and create food bags for pick-up. Food pantry volunteers must be able to lift 30 pounds and volunteer at least three (3) times a month. Rockland Community Action Partnership's food pantry is located at its Haverstraw office.

Haverstraw, NY

Through 12/31/20

Community Outreach Volunteers

Rockland's Campaign to Eliminate Hunger is looking for Community Outreach Volunteers! These volunteers will participate in community events throughout Rockland County and recruit other volunteers. They'll also work closely with the team's Project Administrator to help set up events. Volunteers should have strong verbal, listening, and written communications skills; excellent organizational and interpersonal skills; the ability to work independently or as a team player; and reliable transportation.

Suffern, NY

Through 2/28/21

CHORE Volunteers

Did you know that falling is the leading cause of emergency room visits by older adults? In many cases, a simple home improvement or repair—such as better lighting or a grab bar—can keep you or your loved one safe. CHORE is a resource to both people living in Rockland County who are at least 60 years of age or a person living with a disability, regardless of age or income status, who need help. CHORE helps people to maintain the independence of living at home by providing free minor household repairs and home improvements that make living at home safe. Become a CHORE volunteer if you know how to: Repair lighting Replace light bulbs Install grab bars Install raised commode seats Repair/tighten handrails Repair stair treads Replace electrical outlets Install curtains or blinds Change batteries in smoke/CO detectors

New City, NY

Through 1/22/21

Administrative Office Assistant

The Rockland Community Foundation has a unique opportunity for a volunteer to help with administrative tasks. It is seeking a skilled administrator who is comfortable with numbers; work will be based out of its Stony Point office. A very pleasant work environment is guaranteed!

Stony Point, NY

Through 1/23/21

Grant Writer

Hi-Tor Animal Care Center is looking for a Grant Writer to help prepare, submit, and manage grant proposals. Volunteer requirements: Possess a broad knowledge of organizational structure, functions, and needs Possess essential knowledge of a grant application process Ability to incorporate accurate and pertinent information in the proposal or application Communicate with individuals at all levels of the organization Work with the board president to gather information necessary to complete grants

Pomona, NY

Through 3/2/21

Volunteer Coordinator

Hi-Tor Animal Care Center is looking for a Volunteer Coordinator that has management experience and is able to direct and organize volunteers and activities. The Volunteer Coordinator will keep track of volunteers and their hours, hold volunteer orientation sessions once a month, and send a monthly update via email. Some hours at the shelter are required, but the schedule is up to the volunteer!

Pomona, NY

Through 3/2/21

Deliver Meals to Homebound Seniors - Rockland

Volunteer to help deliver meals to Rockland's homebound residents who are in need of food or who are too afraid to leave the house during the coronavirus pandemic. Deliveries take just one hour. 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!) In order to protect seniors during the delivery process, all volunteer drivers MUST follow these procedures: Wear gloves for the entire delivery route; gloves are provided by Meals on Wheels inside the cold cooler Place meals inside a bag (also provided in the cold cooler) to hang on the door handle upon arrival at the client's house Ring the bell and/or knock on the client's door Take a step back (at least 6 feet away) to do a visual safety check Report any change of condition or concern to Meals on Wheels caseworkers To volunteer: Express interest below to record this opportunity in your Volunteer New York! profile Click here to complete your volunteer application (mandatory)

Nanuet, NY

Through 6/30/21

Create or Donate New Face Masks for Healthcare Professionals

The Town of Orangetown is collecting new and unused personal protective equipment (PPE) inside the Town Clerk's office to help support local healthcare professionals during the COVID-19 pandemic. Homemade masks are welcome, but please do not donate used masks or other used equipment. How to make a mask: For tips on how to create new, handmade masks or more information, please refer to the Masked Warriors Project of Rockland County Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/TheMaskedWarriorsProject 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!) To donate: Express interest below to record this opportunity in your Volunteer New York! profile Drop off donations at: Town of Orangetown Town Hall 26 Orangeburg Road Orangeburg, NY 10962 Enter Town Hall building through the Police Department entrance. Go to the Clerk at Town Hall, who will direct you to the bin Please maintain a proper distance from anyone else who may be there. Please observe the working hours of the building (9 a.m.-5 p.m.). Do NOT drop off donations when the building is not open. Do NOT leave donations anywhere other than in the bin. If you are wearing gloves or other disposable protective gear, do NOT discard them in any area of the building or on the property. There are plenty of garbage bins around for proper disposal. Thank you for your donation!

Orangeburg, NY

Through 12/31/20

Arts & Culture Center Web Volunteer

A volunteer is needed to help the Chiku Awali African Dance, Arts & Culture Center update its website. This is an opportunity that can be completed virtually/remotely.

Suffern, NY

Through 3/30/21

Deliver Groceries to Isolated or Quarantined Families in Rockland County

Volunteers are needed to pick up pre-packed food from a grocery store in Spring Valley and deliver the meals to those in need in Rockland County. Every effort will be made to assign recipients close to the volunteers' homes. Volunteers will be delivering to homebound seniors, those with compromised immune systems, and those who are quarantined and can't otherwise leave their homes to pick up their groceries. 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!)

Spring Valley, NY

Through 3/30/21

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

Donate Supplies to Staff Supporting Individuals with Disabilities

Another Step manages five group homes in Westchester and Rockland counties for developmentally disabled individuals whose needs require 24-hour staff coverage. With the shelter-in-place order in effect, Another Step needs basic supplies to help its hard-working staff as they safely support vulnerable group home residents. These supplies include: Face masks (KN95, N95, cloth, or paper) Forehead thermometers Gowns Goggles Paper towels Disinfecting wipes Hand sanitizer To volunteer: Express interest below to record this opportunity in your Volunteer New York! profile Collect items from the list above and deliver them to: Another Step 706 Executive Boulevard, Suite F Valley Cottage, NY 10989

Valley Cottage, NY

Through 12/31/20

Hospice Veteran Peer to Peer Program Volunteers

United Hospice is looking for veterans to join the Veteran Peer to Peer Hospice Program, which partners veteran volunteers with veteran patients. Hospice Veteran Volunteers would be matched with a veteran who is receiving hospice care to offer companionship. United Hospice is proudly recognized as a “We Honor Veterans” Hospice Partner, showing its commitment to providing quality end-of-life care to meet veterans' needs. Express interest below to learn more about this program and to volunteer.

New City, NY

Through 12/31/20

Ready Red Cross Shelter Volunteers

Due to predictions for an active hurricane season and the complexities of COVID-19, the American Red Cross will need thousands of volunteers to help care for people when disasters strike. Ready Red Cross Shelter Volunteers are trained to answer the call when their communities need it most. Ready Red Cross Shelter Volunteers will help support emergency shelters (through November) by staffing different areas, including reception, registration, feeding, dormitory, and information collection, and performing other vital tasks. Both associate and supervisory opportunities are available. Requirements: Must be willing to commit to 5 in-person shifts (8-12 hours) if a shelter is opened in the tri-state area (Westchester, Rockland, NYC, and Long Island) Must have a valid driver's license Must complete approx 2.5 hrs of training (all available online) Minimum of 18 years of age or older

Elmsford, NY

Through 10/31/20

Volunteer Community Educators - Rockland County

The Alzheimer's Association is looking for Volunteer Community Educators to engage the Rockland County community by leading educational programs about Alzheimer's using prepared materials. Community Educators ensure that the general public, caregivers, and people living with Alzheimer's or dementia are connected to Alzheimer's Association programs and its free 24/7 helpline. Community Educators should be proactive, passionate, and motivated and have a demonstrated history of public speaking and education skills. Volunteers should be comfortable using computers to deliver a minimum of 12 presentations per year. Due to COVID-19, presentations are held virtually for now, though they will resume in-person in the future.

Pomona, NY

Through 6/30/21

Faith Outreach Representatives

The Alzheimer's Association is looking for Volunteer Faith Outreach Representatves to engage the Lower Hudson Valley communities (Putnam, Westchester, or Rockland). These volunteers serve as liaisons between the Alzheimer's Association and local faith groups and congregations. Faith Outreach Representatives share information about Alzheimer's disease, free resources offered through the Alzheimer's Association, and the many ways to join the cause at local community and education events. Volunteers should feel comfortable engaging the public and making referrals to the Alzheimer's Association. This is a rewarding opportunity to enhance your knowledge of this cause, perfecting your public speaking techniques, and knowing that you serve your local community and the people you care about!

Elmsford, NY

Through 6/30/21

Community Representatives

The Alzheimer’s Association is seeking Volunteer Community Representatives to engage communities within Westchester, Rockland, and Putnam counties. These volunteers will raise awareness of Alzheimer's Association programs, provide basic disease information, and connect consumers to Alzheimer's Association services by attending health fairs and other events in the community. Volunteers will enhance their knowledge of this worthy cause, sharpen their public speaking techniques, and serve their local communities by providing them with important information.

Elmsford, NY

Through 6/30/21

Donate Board Games and Crafts to Individuals with Disabilities

Venture CARE (Creative Arts and Recreation Enrichment) At Home is providing programs at group homes for adults with developmental disabilities in Rockland County to keep residents engaged in positive activities while they are sheltering in place and unable to go out. The recreation staff is packing up CARE packages that include craft and game supplies individuals can do at home. Select from this Amazon wishlist to donate an item directly to the Venture Center. To volunteer: Express interest below to record this opportunity in your Volunteer New York! profile Select an item from the Amazon wishlist to donate directly to Camp Venture's CARE At Home program

Through 12/31/20

Volunteers to Make Friendly Calls to Seniors

Meals on Wheels of Rockland's Telephone Reassurance Program aims to alleviate feelings of isolation among local seniors. Volunteers will call and engage in friendly conversation with seniors in order to check in on their health and mental wellbeing. Genuinely listening to someone is an act of kindness, so ask someone to share their story with you and the conversation will be a gift to both the senior and the volunteer! Looking for: Volunteers who can commit to calling seniors at least once a week Friendly, outgoing individuals who are great at conversation Experience using Google forms is a plus, but not necessary (training will be provided) Ability to take notes and record important information Volunteers will: Receive a list of names and phone numbers of seniors who are in need of check-ins Make calls from their own phones and on their own time Call each senior on their list at least once per week. This is critically important: this is truly the volunteer's list for the duration of their time volunteering with Meals on Wheels! Document each call using Meals on Wheels' Google response form Express interest below to find out more information and to see if you'd be a good fit!

Virtual (Virtual)

Through 8/28/21