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Summer Volunteer Orientations

Hilltop Hanover farm offers 8 acres of vegetable, herb and flower production, 3 greenhouses, green roof technology, a composting facility, farm stand, 5 beehives, and small livestock operation with chickens, cows and goats, all highlighting best practices in sustainable agriculture. The farm partners with local, regional and state agencies, not-for-profits, food pantries and corporations to provide valuable resources in support of educating youth and adults about Agriculture, Food Justice and Hunger Relief. Spring Orientations are over- Please contact the farm@ 914-962-2368 Summer Orientations start June 15th Individuals will learn more about the farm operation and where your talents may be put to good use. A short informative presentation will be followed by a tour and discussion. Bring your enthusiasm and energy,dress for the weather, learn about farming and help contribute to the protecting the environment and hunger relief. For more information click here

Yorktown Heights, NY

7/11/18 10:00 AM

Baby Box Project: Help Babies Have a Safe Sleep Space

Open Door's Baby Box Project provides mothers in need with a newborn starter kit that can be used as a safe sleep space for their new baby, diapers, baby clothes and more, plus a wealth of important information and services for the mom. We need help each month (up to 5 volunteers) assembling 10-20 Baby Boxes and filling them with baby essentials, at our Port Chester Open Door Health Center, 5 Grace Church Street. This activity takes place 12.30pm - 2.30pm on the 3rd Monday of each month from January - November. Please note that we occasionally finish up earlier than 2:30pm. Also, please note that our dates may occasionally need to be changed and we will advise volunteers as quickly as possible of any changes. 1/15/2018 2/19/2018 3/19/2018 4/16/2018 5/21/2018--changed to 5/14/2018 6/18/2018 7/16/2018 8/20/2018 9/17/2018 10/15/2018 11/19/2018 11/19/2018 (extra session time TBD) Please Sign Up below and Jane Levy will send location and parking information, plus a registration link. To learn more please visit our website at http://www.opendoormedical.org. Visit our Baby Essentials Wishlist on Amazon! Donate to support services for our moms-to-be! Want a fun way to support our Baby Boxes with your friends? Please ask me about 'Cakes for a Cause'! Jane Levy, Manager of Volunteer Programs, jlevy@odfmc.org or 914-502-1468.

Port Chester, NY

7/16/18 12:30 PM +more

Plant, Grow & Harvest with Rick's Giving Garden

Help the garden grow! Our volunteers include people of all ages, skills and experience. Opportunities are available for those who want to volunteer only once, or once in awhile, or help in the garden the entire season. No experience required. Volunteer team leaders will be present to show you what to do and tools will be provided. Gardening activities may include: - Creating new garden beds - Transplanting seedlings or seeding directly into the fields - Weeding and harvesting crops - Mulching and composting Join Our New Way Garden in growing healthy food for our neighbors in need.

Harrison, NY

7/25/18 9:00 AM +more

Semester or Summer Internship

Semester or Summer Internship: Assistant for Operations and Outreach; Assistant for Technical Support The Sharing Shelf of Family Services of Westchester is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to provide clothing to children from families in financial need. The Sharing Shelf is seeking interns who will be responsible for: assisting with day to day warehouse operations: training and supervising summer volunteers (adult and teen); handling clothing distributions to various agencies; assisting with and developing outreach to broaden TSS’s relationships with the community; planning and assisting with our backpack distribution program. We also seek one intern with computer skills and experience working with Excel, Google docs and Google forms. Hours: 12-15 hours per week. We are open Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. For summer interns, we seek a 6-week minimum commitment. Location: 47 Purdy Avenue, Port Chester, NY 10573. The Sharing Shelf is located within an easy walk of the Port Chester Metro North Station, Bee-line Bus Stop and is convenient to I-95 and I-287. The Sharing Shelf collects new and gently used clothing for infants, youth and teens. The clothing is sorted by size, season and gender then distributed through social service agencies, schools, hospitals and non-profits to children in need at no cost. Each child receives a week’s worth of seasonally appropriate clothing matched into outfits according to that child’s sizing needs. The Sharing Shelf also collects and distributes other basic necessities such as new school supplies, shoes, strollers, infant car seats and pack-n-plays. Donations come from individuals and community clothing drives, as well as from retailers and corporations. Each year, The Sharing Shelf provides more than 2,000 children with clothing and equipment distributed through over fifty agencies, schools, hospitals and programs in Westchester County. The Sharing Shelf was founded by a volunteer and relies on volunteers to achieve its mission.

Port Chester, NY

Through 2/7/19

Garden Volunteer at Rockefeller Preserve

Rockefeller Preserve's volunteer gardening crew are looking for new volunteers to help us care for the Preserve's spectacular tree peony and fern gardens. Volunteers are particularly needed in spring and fall. No experience necessary. Please "Express Interest" below Questions? Email Julia at julia.jardine@parks.ny.gov

Pleasantville, NY

Through 11/30/18

Jimmy Vejer Summer Fun- Camp Volunteer

Cerebral Palsy of Westchester is looking for volunteers for this summer! Camp is open to children and young adults with and without disabilities ages 5-21. Camp is in session Monday through Friday 8:30-3:30 for six weeks beginning in July. Volunteers will assist campers in taking part in a variety of activities, swimming, team sports, arts and crafts, playground activities, educational nature walks, field trips and festive barbecues. Some camp volunteers would be able to do clerical work such as copying, mailing, and assisting the camp director.

Rye Brook, NY

Through 8/17/18

High School Internship - Farm Volunteer

Our internships are a working/ learning experience that provide students with the opportunity to work alongside our farmers throughout all aspects of plant propagation, cultivation, harvest of numerous varieties of organically grown vegetable crops. Working on the farm is a rewarding experience but may be physically demanding at times. Work on the farm takes place in all kinds of weather so we ask that our interns dress and plan accordingly. Working on a farm requires the desire to contribute daily in a rigorous, fast paced agricultural setting. Interns are asked to take part in some or all of the necessary fieldwork including seeding, transplanting, weeding, thinning, watering, harvesting, pest control as well as washing, sorting and packaging our vegetables for market. If you are interested in Food Justice, Environmental or Agricultural studies this unpaid internship is for you. Please fill out and submit a form on our website, and don't forget to also "express interest" below. We work with our High School students to schedule their internships according to their schools' attendance and program guidelines. High school students who are local to the farm as well as those from down or up county are encouraged to submit an application to participate. Spots are limited so please submit early. Join us for volunteer service credit, learning and experience. We will provide a reference letter upon completion of your volunteer work.

Yorktown Heights, NY

Through 6/26/20

Food Recovery Program with Arc Rockland Volunteer groups

Help Arc Rockland volunteer groups recover and sort donated food from local businesses. The food will be donated to TOUCH. We need volunteers to either meet us in the community to help collect the donated food and/or help us sort the food at TOUCH's food pantry.This is an integrated volunteer opportunity with our Community Connections program. The Arc Rockland offers services to people of all ages with intellectual and developmental disabilities. We work hand-in-hand with individuals, families, educators, and medical professionals to ensure that each person receives the supports necessary to ensure that he or she is an integral member of the community. Volunteers are needed between 10:30am and 12:30pm Monday- Friday. Find more at: Arc Rockland / @arcrock1. We are welcoming volunteers to become part of our extended family.

Congers, NY

Through 3/23/19

Farm Volunteers

Hilltop Hanover Farm and Environmental Center is a working crop farm and environmental educational center located in Yorktown Heights, NY. The farm was a former dairy farm dating back to the 1600′s. Today the farm is a regional education center that offers programs on healthy and sustainable food production and teaches skills for small-scale suburban and urban farming techniques, illustrating sustainable living practices for the region and local communities. We are dedicated to donating at the minimum 10% of our produce to food pantries. Volunteers aged 13 and up are encouraged to apply Volunteers under 16 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian while volunteering. Volunteer waivers are required and can be obtained by contacting the farm or will be sent to you once you sign up for this opportunity with a valid email address. Starting in April and throughout the summer, we need volunteers who can help with planting, caring for and harvesting our crops, maintaining our gardens and helping with events. Volunteer tasks include, but are not limited to: U-Pick Volunteers: Saturdays & Sundays Harvesting Team: Tuesday, Thursday & Friday mornings Field Team (plants, weeding, watering, etc.): Monday, Wednesday and Fridays Garden Maintenance: front flower gardens Mon, Friday Weed Warriors: Wednesdays 9:30 -12noon Event assistants We need enthusiastic and committed volunteers during the growing season April - November. Become part of our farm family and help us make a difference. Click here to register for an orientation.

Yorktown Heights, NY

Through 11/23/18

Volunteer Training Class

Victims Assistance Services of WestCOP -- Volunteer Training class for Summer 2018 begins June 21st, 2018. Orientation Thursday, 6/21 6:00 – 8:00 pm 30-Hour Training Schedule Thursday, 6/28 6:00 – 9:00 pm Thursday, 7/5 6:00 – 9:00 pm Thursday, 7/12 6:00 – 9:00 pm Thursday, 7/19 6:00 – 9:00 pm Thursday, 7/26 6:00 – 9:00 pm Thursday, 8/2 6:00 – 9:00 pm Thursday, 8/9 6:00 – 9:00 pm *No class 8/16* Saturday 8/18 9:00am to 4:00 pm Thursday, 8/23 6:00 – 9:00 pm EXAM DATE!

Elmsford, NY

Through 6/28/18

Volunteer Escorts Needed!

We are looking for a person who likes to be active and get their steps in for the day! The volunteer would be escorting patients to a new office location. We are flexible with hours Monday to Friday anytime between 8 am and 5pm. Looking for a summer volunteer opportunity? come volunteer with us!

Mount Kisco, NY

Through 8/31/18

Food Pantry Distribution Coordinator

The Food Pantry donation coordinator is responsible for weighing, recording and distributing donated produce to partner food pantries and soup kitchens. This position requires the volunteer to commit to at least one of the two mornings weekly during the season with a minimum 2 month commitment. Days of donation pick up are Mon & Wednesday 8am -12:30pm, the season runs May through November. Requirements/Commitment: Attend an orientation Min. 2 month commitment (Season runs May- November) Min. 1 morning (8.am - 12.30pm) weekly commitment (Monday/Wednesday) Must be able to use a computer & learn excel. Some lifting At the direction of farmer, duties include weighing and recording produce to be donated; Be on hand to distribute donations to recipient;Volunteer may need to contact organizations about pick up; After donation pick up volunteer will document donations on excel data sheet. This all takes place at the farm in the office and the Farm Stand. Being this opportunity includes stretches of unoccupied time there may be opportunity to transcribe other database materials for the farmers. Teens 16 and up are encouraged to apply (there is no parental supervision needed) if they can make the commitment.

Yorktown Heights, NY

Through 11/23/18

Community Volunteers Needed!

The New Rochelle Coalition against Violence (New Ro CAV) is looking for community volunteers of all ages. 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. 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! The next meeting will take place on Wednesday, May 23 at 6 p.m. at the New Rochelle Public Library. We hope to see you there! For more information contact Tamaris Princi tamarisprinci@hotmail.com or Lisa Burton lisaburton48@gmail.com. #Newrochelle #Newrostrong

New Rochelle, NY

Through 7/31/19

Become A Cancer Support Team Volunteer

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: Drive patients to chemotherapy and radiation therapy appointments. Drivers provide an extra measure of care and support during a stressful time. Help organize CST fundraising events. Serve on CST’s Board of Directors, Advisory Board, and Quality Improvement Committee. Orientation and training is provided to all CST volunteers. For more information about volunteering, contact us at cst@cancersupportteam.org or 914-777-2777.

Harrison, NY

Through 5/18/19

Summer Reading Buddies- Yonkers

Volunteers should expect to work with several children during each 2 hour session. The children will have selected a book and then be matched up with a volunteer. After introductions the “buddies” will find a spot where they can work together for 20 minutes. The volunteer will encourage the student to read, help with specific words, pronunciation and comprehension. When they’ve finished the book the volunteer will help the child complete a worksheet. We give out “passports” to every child who registers for Summer Reading Buddies and each child gets a stamp on his passport for each day they attend. The volunteer will then bring the child back to our staff who will match them up with their next “buddy”. Summer Reading Buddies volunteer opportunities are also available at the Ossining Public Library. The program starts on July 10th and runs until August 15th. It runs every Tuesday and Wednesday at the Yonkers Riverfront Library from 10:00am to 12:00pm. Please contact us for further information. Everyone enjoys this literacy program. Take a look at coverage by WPIX 11: http://www.jcy-wcp.com/summermediacraze.html

Yonkers, NY

Through 8/15/18

CSA Volunteer Coordinator

QUICK GLANCE: This is a one day weekly commitment for 20 weeks (Tuesday or Thursday) Hours are 4:30- 7:30pm Anticipated Dates are June 5 - Oct 25, 2018 You must be able to lift 40-50 lbs You will be assisting customers at the farm stand Hilltop Hanover Farm is looking for 2 volunteer C.S.A coordinators to assist with our Farm Stand style CSA in 2018. This is a weekly commitment for 20 weeks during the growing season, usually starting the beginning of June and running through October. You will be considered a C.S.A. member should you volunteer for this opportunity We have two days available with the same time slot Tuesday or Thursday 4:30pm to 7:30pm. Duties include: stocking the farm stand as needed, greeting, keeping track of members pick up, assisting them with identifying what veggies are available in their share, and as you become more knowledgeable, perhaps how to prepare them. You will be storing leftover veggies from the stand to the cooler at the end of day and closing up. You should be able to lift up to 40-50 lb. What is a CSA? C.S.A. stands for Community Supported Agriculture. It is a mutually beneficial commitment between the farmer and the consumer. Members of the CSA ensure a base and stable income for the farm throughout the growing season. In return, the farm provides CSA members with a weekly share of freshly picked produce. The spirit of Community Supported Agriculture is that members and farmers work together to contribute to a resilient and healthy local food system. This leads to an understanding that members provide support to the farm, while the farm works hard to provide a plentiful, consistent, and varied supply of farm fresh produce. Hilltop Hanover Farm has 6 years of farm share management, and many years of farm stand and u-pick experience. Hilltop's Farm provides nutritious, delicious produce throughout the season. Produce is grown using sustainable and organic practices, without the use of synthetic pesticides, herbicides, or fungicides.

Yorktown Heights, NY

Through 10/25/18

Dungeons & Dragons DM - Teen Program

The White Plains Y is looking for a dedicated volunteer who can help us run one or more Dungeons & Dragons campaigns over the course of the Summer. We have a small group of teenagers who enjoy roleplaying through campaigns and all we are lacking a DM who can provide a good experience. Volunteers do not necessarily need experience with Dungeons & Dragons - just a creative mindset and a willingness to learn. This would be taking place primarily in the evening during the week, although there might be some flexibility based off of the availablity of the teens. Role Requirements Volunteers applying for this position should be aware that campaigns can take days or weeks to complete. An ideal volunteer would be able to keep a consistent schedule throughout the Summer. This is also a position that benefits greatly through performance and creativity - although not required it always helps when a DM can act and voice characters to help with the immersion of the campaign. As with all of our volunteers, background checks are required and volunteers will need to be cleared before they can start working with the youth.

White Plains, NY

Through 8/29/18

Science Barge Volunteers

The Science Barge is a prototype sustainable urban farm developed by NY Sun Works and acquired by Groundwork Hudson Valley in October, 2008 to be operated as an environmental education center. The Science Barge greenhouse, floating on the Hudson River, grows an abundance of fresh produce including tomatoes, melons, greens, and lettuce with zero net carbon emissions, zero pesticides, and zero runoff. All of the energy needed to power the Barge is generated by solar panels, wind turbines, and biofuels while the hydroponic greenhouse is irrigated solely by collected rainwater and purified river water, thus operating completely “off the grid.” It is the only fully functioning demonstration of renewable energy supporting sustainable food production in New York. It is now docked in downtown Yonkers just north of the Yonkers Pier. During the winter, Barge Director Bob Walters will be on board every Sunday coordinating volunteer projects for those willing to brave the cold of winter on the Hudson (the greenhouse does stay relatively warm)! Come any time between 12pm and 4pm and stay as long as you like. Please call Bob at 914-375-2151 or e-mail bob@groundworkhv.org if you are interested in participating. During our growing season, from mid-April through early November, the Barge is open to volunteer every Thursday from 6pm-8pm and Sunday from 10am-12pm. During these hours you can stop by and join Bob Walters, the Director of the Barge, in various maintenance and repair projects. If you are interested in being trained as a volunteer docent, call us to find out when the next training session is. We can always use more weekend docents!

Yonkers, NY

Through 6/30/18

Help support families - Organize a material drive

The mission of Friends of Karen is to provide emotional, financial and advocacy support to children with a life-threatening illness and their families. As a part of this effort, Friends of Karen recruits local volunteers who can help organize material drives in their communities. Below are just a few examples on how you can help. Coloring Book Drive – Collect new coloring books and crayons for our kids in the hospital. Birthday Program – Collect items for our birthday toy pantry. Call for wish list of gifts. School Supplies Project – Collect school supplies and backpacks. All year round. Pantry Drive – Collect paper towels, tissues, hand sanitizer wipes, baby wipes. Coin Harvest – Organize and run a loose change collection to benefit Friends of Karen or recycle cans and bottles and donate the change to Friends of Karen. Gift Certificate Drive – collect $5 gift certificates to iTunes, Dunkin’ Donuts, McDonald’s, Subway, Burger King, Pizza Hut and Starbuck’s. Tag Sale – Turn your junk into treasure and organize a tag sale to benefit Friends of Karen. We’ll start you off with a box of tag sale “stuff.” For more information call Denise Tredwell, Volunteer Coordinator at 914-617-4052 or DeniseTredwell@friendsofkaren.org.

North Salem, NY

Through 8/7/20

Sponsor A Family

Help an American family living in profound poverty with a monthly box of groceries. Join Family-to-Family's Sponsor A Family program - Family-to-Family, Inc. is a grassroots nonprofit. We are a hunger and poverty relief organization dedicated to providing food, personal hygiene products and other basic life essentials to American families struggling with the challenges of poverty. By connecting donors one-to-one with specific families in need, Family-to-Family’s mission is to bring a large and seemingly intractable problem – poverty – into personal focus, making proactive, attainable results possible…one family at a time. Family-to-Family currently helps approximately 430 families in 27 U.S. communities. Families in need of sponsorship are identified for us by local outreach partners who have specific knowledge of the needs of families in their communities. Sponsor a family and ensure that the family we link you to gets the food they need the last week of every month, when food stamps often run out. After you sign up we’ll send you details about the family you’re helping. More information here. #IG006

White Plains, NY

Through 8/7/20

Be part of the Meals that Heal Program

About our program The mission of The Ronald McDonald House of the Greater Hudson Valley is to provide a temporary home-away-from-home for families with critically ill or traumatically injured children. We achieve our mission through the quality and experience of our staff and volunteers, as well as the community support we receive to sustain the House. About the role We have two fully equipped kitchens for our families to cook themselves a meal at any time of day. They bring their own food in and prepare their meal at the House. Often times, this is difficult for parents who are with their child in the hospital all day, so we’ve created our Meal Program. The Meal Program is provided by local individuals, organizations and corporations who are invited to visit our House and cook a meal (serve 25 people) for our families. These volunteers offer our families a much needed and appreciated home-cooked meal when they return from a long day at their child’s bedside. The group donates the food and cooks the meal. Local restaurants can also donate meals to our families as requested. Volunteer with friends or your family to prepare a meal for the families at the Ronald McDonald House! Sign up to prepare a meal for our families!

Valhalla, NY

Through 12/30/18

Student Interns

Our Internship Program is designed for students seeking a structured environment. They will be supervised by our highly experienced staff and gain experience in their career interest. Interns are required to work on a weekly basis for at least two months. Internships available in the fields of: Business/Accounting Nursing Rehabilitation Therapy Recreation Therapy How to Get Started If you would like to volunteer, please email mlevine@uhgc.org or call 914-632-2804 x1234. We look forward to hearing from you. #VolunteerNewRochelle

New Rochelle, NY

Through 6/30/18

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 6/30/18

Big Brother/ Big Sister - Mentor

Big Brother Big Sister-Mentor Big Brothers/ Big Sisters Mentoring Program http://www.fsw.org 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. #IG009

Port Chester, NY

Through 9/30/18

Group Project - Landscaping

We are looking for a group of volunteers to come and beautify our campus in Dobbs Ferry. This may include mulching, planting, pruning, weeding, etc.

Dobbs Ferry, NY

Through 6/30/18

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 6/30/18

Garden Volunteers

We are Looking for a volunteer to work with the residents in the outside garden. Maintaining the area, planting, weeding and growing flowers, vegetables, and herbs. #VolunteerNewRochelle

New Rochelle, NY

Through 6/30/18

Play Games With Seniors

We are looking for volunteers who will engage residents in games, crafts, entertainment, or discussion groups. #VolunteerNewRochelle

New Rochelle, NY

Through 6/30/18

Karaoke Volunteer

Individual to bring a karaoke machine and lead a karaoke activity with the residents. #VolunteerNewRochelle

New Rochelle, NY

Through 6/30/18

Barn Help Volunteers

Volunteers with 5 or more years of prior horse handling and barn help experience assist in barn chores, turn out and gathering of horses to stalls and paddocks, stall cleaning, feeding, etc.

Cold Spring, NY

Through 6/30/18

Recreation Volunteer

Are you a "people person"? Do you like the idea of fostering meaningful friendships with our veterans and their spouses? If so then this opportunity is for you! Our Recreation Department is looking for dedicated volunteers who will work closely with our staff on their assigned neighborhoods to provide friendly room visits to residents and document the visits. Each volunteer will be assigned and trained to work on a specific neighborhood. This volunteer opportunity would be during the week ideally and 1-3 times a week for a few hours at a time. #IG005 #NYSVeterans

Montrose, NY

Through 8/29/21

My Second Home Volunteer

Program Description: My Second Home, an award-winning intergenerational adult day program, helps maximize an impaired person’s ability to participate in their own ADLs (Activities of Daily Living), practice retained social competencies, and facilitate comfortable and self-directed social interaction. We base our programs on strengthening and maintaining bio/psycho/social activities. A variety of exercise programs are taught to maintain and build bone and muscle strength, and increase range of motion. Nutritious meals and snacks based on individual dietary needs. Hours: The program is open Monday through Friday from 8:00am to 5:30pm, and Saturdays from 8:00am to 4:00pm. Volunteer hours are established with the Program Coordinator. A consistent schedule is preferred. If a volunteer is unable to come in as scheduled, s/he should let staff know ahead of time. Volunteers are counted on in planning the daily schedule. Activities/Duties: Volunteers who have trained only may assist with regularly established activities, spend some individual time with a participant, or become involved in other ways of particular interest to the volunteer. Expectations are worked out with the Program Coordinator. Activities/Duties: Volunteers may prepare/clean-up program activities/office work, converse with participants, entertain participants. Expectations are worked out with the Program Coordinator. Qualifications: Interest in and concern for older people; ability to work cooperatively with a team; supportive and clear communication skills. Guidelines: Keep in mind the goals of the program – to provide socialization and stimulation for our participants during your time with us.

White Plains, NY

Through 3/13/19

Welcome Home Bags for Women Released from the Rockland County Jail

Volunteers are needed to create Welcome Home Bags to meet the essential needs of women released from the Rockland County Jail. Nyack Center's Family Connections Program provides support to incarcerated mothers and their families in Rockland. Often overwhelmingly poor and struggling with mental health and addiction illnesses, these women have been separated from their families and their children due to their incarceration. One thing that has presented as a universal need for these women upon release from jail is a need for essential personal items. While clothing items are offered through various non-profits in Rockland county, we have been hard-pressed to find an agency that offers essential items such as bras and underwear. That’s why we came up with the idea of creating Welcome Home Bags. A Welcome Home Bag is a reusable tote bag that you stuff with essential items for women such as new bras (provided by ThirdLove) and underwear, shampoo, conditioner, a hairbrush, tampons, toothpaste and toothbrush, liquid soap and loofah, deodorant, baby wipes, and a daily affirmation book or message of encouragement and triumph. Bra company ThirdLove has generously commited to donate bras for inclusion in the Welcome Home bags, we need volunteers to provide the other essential items. As the items are of a personal nature please "express interest" below to contact the opportunity coordinator Jennifer Mancuso and receive information regarding sizes and preferences before beginning to purchase the items to put your Welcome Home Bag together. It would be a profound gesture to welcome these women back to society by acknowledging and accommodating their essential needs. #Holidays2017

Nyack, NY

Through 10/23/18

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