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Prepare Bag Lunches for Families to Take Home

Volunteers are needed to assemble bag lunches (over 100 on Tuesdays and 50 on Fridays) for families to take home. These portable meals include a sandwich wrapped in tin foil, a drink and a desert. The bag lunches will be distributed each night following dinner service.

Mount Vernon, NY

10/23/18 2:30 PM +more

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, 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. 10/15/2018 11/19/2018 12/17/2018 ( 2PM - 4 PM) Please visit our website and apply online https://www.opendoormedical.org/join-us/volunteer/ or contact Jane Levy at jlevy@opfmc.org 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

11/19/18 12:30 PM

Saturday Creative Arts Therapy Volunteer

Heartsong provides a unique Saturday program of Art, Music and Dance Movement Therapy for individuals with disabilities. Participants will build on social skills, language, self-esteem, fine motor skills and more. Heartsong runs on 4 semesters e.g. Fall, Winter, Spring and Summer. All semesters are 10 weeks long, however we encourage volunteers to try and commit to 2 semesters. (Heartsong also offers a Winter Vacation break program Feb 20-23rd which is posted seperately). Program Dates: Summer 2018 (4 Dates ONLY 8:45am-11:45am) July 21&28 AND August 4&11 Fall 2018 (September 8th -December 8th) Winter 2018 semester (January 5th-March 30th) Spring 2018 semester (April 6th- June 15th Time: Summer Dates 4 dates ONLY (8:45am -11:45am) 9.00am - 2.00pm: Volunteers commit to 1-3hrs Volunteer Tasks: Work directly with participants to engage them in therapy sessions under the supervision of Lead Therapists Help with set-up and clean-up Volunteer Requirements: Applicants must be 15 years of age or older ( Volunteers under 17 MUST attend orientation with a parent) Submission of volunteer application, including medical form to be completed by physician, and attend a mandatory orientation session e.g. Fall orientation Sept. 8, 2018 (9-12pm) Regular and reliable commitment to assignment Ability to demonstrate compassion, patience and follow directions Potential volunteers can choose to sign-up for 1or 3 hrs, session times range from 8:45-1:45pm. Volunteers will be assigned to a group that they will accompany for 10 weeks.) Priority for volunteer positions are dependent on the order in which applications are received and applicants who are available for assigned program dates. Please "Express Interest" below: Heartsong Volunteer Application-Please fill out and email your application to shieda.richardson@heartsong.org or Fax to 914-358-5613 http://heartsong.org/uploads/Volunteers/volunteerpacket_05-2014.pdf

White Plains, NY

Through 1/25/20

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. Volunteer Waiver

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

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

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! #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

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

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

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

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 10/30/18

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

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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