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Volunteer with a Parent/Guardian Volunteer Opportunities

We list many opportunities that are open to youth under 18 if they are accompanied by a parent or guardian. These are also great opportunities to volunteer together as a family, with some opportunities open to youth as young as 3-years-old.

Below we have them broken down into two groups: Opportunities where the minimum age to volunteer with a parent or guardian is 11 years old and younger. And opportunities to volunteer where the minimum age to volunteer is between 12-17 years old with a parent or guardian.

Opportunities for younger kids are a great way to introduce them to the idea of service and the importance of giving back in a fun, safe and meaningful environment. The opportunities for teens that require a parent or guardian are sometimes skills-based and may offer an interesting experience or learning opportunity.

 

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Minimum Volunteer Age WITH an Adult: Ages 3-11

Food Drive Volunteer - Stop & Shop (White Plains)

Giving Tree Global, Inc. ("Bread of Life") is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization that provides food, clothing, and institutional support to food pantries and homeless shelters throughout Westchester County where one in five people is hungry. Giving Tree Global works with a variety of partners to deliver food relief to those in need; however, a specific emphasis is placed on utilizing one of the most abundant resources in our community: excess food. Its team works with local grocery stores, restaurants, and food distributors to deliver excess food that would otherwise be discarded as waste to those experiencing food insecurity. Volunteers are needed to staff the outreach tables at local grocery stores, distribute shopping lists to customers, and collect food items. Volunteers may express interest in signing up for any or all of the available shifts: 9:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. 1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m. 3:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.

White Plains, NY

8/24/19 9:00 AM + more

Community Closet Clean Up

Volunteers are needed to help organize the community clothing closet. All ages and abilities welcome!

Mount Vernon, NY

8/24/19 10:00 AM + more

Food Distribution Volunteers

LIFE Progressive Services Group is a nonprofit, grassroots organization serving the Mount Vernon community and formerly incarcerated individuals. It is seeking volunteers to assist with its Saturday and/or Monday food deliveries. On Saturdays: unload the delivery van upon its arrival and bring items to the processing area for sorting and storage. On Mondays: distribute food items to those in need in nearby neighborhoods, interacting with the community. Volunteers must be punctual and be able to lift 10 to 50 pounds up and down one flight of steps.

Mount Vernon, NY

8/24/19 10:00 AM + more

2019 Late Summer Garden Crew

Join gardeners to help clean up community areas of the garden. Volunteers will participate in tilling the soil, raking, cleaning and hauling, weeding, deadheading, woodchipping, and composting. Please bring water to stay hydrated, and wear long pants, a hat, work gloves, work shoes, and sunscreen. PLEASE BEWARE: ticks and poison ivy have been reported in the garden this spring. All ages and abilities are welcome!

New Rochelle, NY

8/24/19 1:00 PM + more

Volunteers to Distribute Backpacks

The Sharing Shelf is seeking volunteers to help distribute backpacks that have been filled with donated school supplies. This opportunity is part of the "Backpacks to School" campaign for local low-income children.

Port Chester, NY

8/26/19 10:00 AM + more

Volunteer to Distribute Lawn Signs & Posters for 5K Walk

Volunteers are needed to help put up lawn signs and posters in the Putnam and Northern Westchester areas for the annual 5K Walk to End Domestic Violence. Volunteers must have transportation to get to various locations and be able to pick up materials at the Putnam/Northern Westchester Women's Resource Center at 935 South Lake Boulevard in Mahopac.

Mahopac, NY

8/26/19 10:00 AM

New Rochelle Family Fun Fest

My Brother's Keeper New Rochelle presents its annual family-friendly event and needs volunteers for face-painting, singalongs, reading out loud, and engaging with the community. Groups are welcome to volunteer together!

New Rochelle, NY

8/27/19 3:00 PM

Bridging Generations to Help Seniors

One Change at a Time is looking for volunteers for its “Bridging Generations” program, which aims to promote intergenerational relationships by bringing together the elderly and youth through therapeutic recreation, education, and social activities. “Bridging Generations” takes place at nursing homes, assisted living facilities, and community centers and helps to improve the health and social wellness of seniors, while developing skills, establishing values, and providing a sense of empowerment. These interactions help all generations by providing mentorship opportunities, stimulating the mind through educational activities, and improving health by being actively involved.

New Rochelle, NY

9/1/19 2:30 PM + more

Green Squad Weekly Litter Cleanups

Join the Green Squad to clean up litter at Glen Island Park. Commit to as often as your schedule allows! All supplies will be provided; please wear clothes that can get dirty. Volunteers will meet in the back of the park office (first building on the right). See you there!

New Rochelle, NY

9/4/19 6:30 PM + more

Farm to Food Pantry Kitchen Volunteers

Enjoy cooking? Come help in the kitchen at Second Chance Foods! We use food that has been recovered from grocers and farms to make healthy and delicious food. There are many ways to help in the kitchen: washing produce, chopping, labeling, packing, and cleaning up. All the food made is donated to local food pantries and soup kitchens.

Brewster, NY

9/6/19 9:30 AM + more

Farm Volunteer Day at SPACE on Ryder Farm

Volunteers will work alongside SPACE's Director of Farming Julie Noble and farm staff to help with transplanting and weeding organic vegetables, herbs and flowers, as well as preparing gleaned produce for SPACE's partnership with Second Chance foods, a local food access nonprofit that diverts unused produce to community members in need. SPACE on Ryder Farm is a nonprofit residency program and organic farm located on the grounds of a 224-year-old family homestead in Putnam County, New York, just an hour north of New York City. SPACE provides over 150 artists and innovators each year with fully-subsidized residencies, 50% of which are granted to people of color and other underrepresented voices. The only requirements at SPACE are that residents attend three communal meals each day, share what they’ve developed while in residence at the culmination of their residency and give back two hours to Ryder Farm. In addition to stocking SPACE’s residency kitchen, produce from Ryder Farm is available at the Friday Union Square Greenmarket in NYC, at SPACE’s roadside stand on Starr Ridge Road in Brewster and via a sliding scale CSA (community supported agriculture) membership program serving both NYC and Brewster. Volunteers must be at least 18 years old or 6 years old with an adult to participate in this event. Please turn into the driveway with the white Ryder Farm sign and park in the grassy area on your left hand side. Please dress appropriately for the weather, with appropriate closed toe footwear. Volunteers should bring sunscreen, a wide-brimmed hat and a full water bottle, and be prepared to work in the sun. This project is a part of 9/11: Serve + Remember.

Brewster, NY

9/7/19 9:00 AM

Trail and Lake Clean-up

Help maintain hiking trails at Teatown. Volunteers will use small hand-tools and rakes to clear trails, remove fishing line, wrap trees to protect them from beaver, remove invasive plants, report any problems on the trail. Volunteers must be at least 16 years old or 3 years old with an adult to participate in this event. Wear long pants, closed toed shoes and protective clothing for the weather (rain or sun). Bring a water bottle and small daypack if possible. Gloves and tools will be provided. Bathrooms and water are available in the Nature Center. Projects for smaller children (with adults) will be near the Nature Center. Other projects will all be within a half mile of the Nature Center. See parking attendant for directions to lower Lakeside lot off Blinn Road. Signs will lead to meeting area. This project is a part of 9/11: Serve + Remember.

Ossining, NY

9/7/19 9:30 AM

Yonkers Waterfront Restoration

Volunteers will assist CURB staff with a waterfront clean-up of trash and driftwood, invasive plant and shrub removal, and repairs to beach and marsh erosion. This includes rebuilding our marsh trail and dock area, and re-setting our rock wall. Volunteers must be at least 16 years old or 7 years old with an adult to participate in this event.Wear clothes that you don't mind getting dirty, as well as sturdy shoes. Bathrooms are available, and sunscreen and insect repellant will be provided. There are two parking lots on site. This project is a part of 9/11: Serve + Remember.

Yonkers, NY

9/7/19 10:00 AM

Provide Clothing to Children

Join volunteers at The Sharing Shelf and help provide fall clothing to children and teens. The Sharing Shelf is Westchester's Clothing Bank for Children. We collect new and gently used clothing for infants, children and teens. The clothing is sorted by volunteers first by quality then size, season and gender. Clothing is then distributed to low income children in our local community at no cost. The children we serve receive a week's worth of seasonally appropriate clothing matched into outfits according to their sizing needs. Each year, we distribute over 75,000 items to nearly 3,000 children through more than 50 schools, hospitals, nonprofits and community groups in our County. We encourage all volunteers to bring donations of new underwear to help The Sharing Shelf provide this basic necessity for children in need. Volunteers must be at least 15 years old or 10 years old with an adult to participate in this event. (Please no children/teen groups without at least two adults accompaning them.) Dress comfortably and wear comfortable shoes. You will be on your feet. We recommend locking personal items such as handbags and outerwear in your car while volunteering. Feel free to park in the main parking lot, in front of the trucks or Palette Pro garage. This project is a part of 9/11: Serve + Remember.

Port Chester, NY

9/7/19 10:00 AM

Pack Back-to-School Supplies or Kids in Need

Volunteers will help the Boys & Girls Club of New Rochelle in partnership with the 5-Star Jeep Club and Mascaro Women's Auxiliary Club with their Back 2 School Drive they will be hosting that day. Their goal is to hand out 300 book-bags to kids in need. Volunteers will help set up the event, separate school supplies into book-bags, and help them distribute them in an orderly fashion. Volunteers must be at least 16 years old or 8 years old with an adult to participate in this event. Wear comfortable clothing and shoes that you can move and lift in. Parking is available onsite. This project is a part of 9/11: Serve + Remember.

New Rochelle, NY

9/7/19 10:00 AM

Be Prepared for the Next Disaster

You never know when or where the next disaster will strike, so it's important to be prepared. Join Worldwide Community First Responder, Inc. to learn tips, ideas and information to better prepare yourself for the next disaster. This year, WCFR is collaborating with Peak Physique for this Be Prepared for the Next Disaster event. Parking is available on site. Volunteers must be at least 18 years old or 8 years old with an adult to participate in this event. This project is a part of 9/11: Serve + Remember.

Nanuet, NY

9/7/19 12:00 PM

Bridging Generations in Honor of 9/11

Volunteers will engage in arts activities with seniors. One of the ways One Change at a Time goes 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. Please wear comfortable clothing - we will be painting so please wear something that you wouldn't mind if paint got on them. Parking is available on location premises or street parking across from location. Volunteers must be at least 16 years old or 5 years old with an adult to participate in this event. This project is a part of 9/11: Serve + Remember.

New Rochelle, NY

9/8/19 2:30 PM

Share the Wealth of Global Health

Afya recovers surplus medical supplies and equipment from healthcare centers and hospitals, who discard 7,000 tons of usable medical supplies every year! Volunteers will sort, inventory and pack our recovered medical supplies. This enormous volunteer effort allows us to maintain a detailed database of our inventory so we can tailor our shipments to countries in desperate need of these supplies. Please note that if you register for this volunteer opprotunity, Afya also requests that you sign up on their wesite as well : https://afyafoundation.volunteerhub.com . This step is mandatory as it will guide you to fill out their paperless waiver in order to participate in this volunteering opprotunity. Volunteers must be at least 17 years old or 5 years old with an adult to participate in this event. Please wear closed toed shoes. Parking is avalible in front of low rise warehouse facing building. This project is a part of 9/11: Serve + Remember.

Yonkers, NY

9/11/19 10:00 AM + more

Plant Flowers in Honor of 9/11

Join us as we remember the unity and compassion that was shared by the many first-responders, blood donors, and volunteers who came together after the tragic attacks on September 11, 2001. Help us shine our light on the service, empathy and unity that carries us forward 18 years later. We encourage families, individuals and groups to join us in honoring the memory of those lost through this service project at Tibbetts Brook Park in Yonkers. Volunteers will participate in a park clean up as well as planting flowers in honor of 9/11. Be sure to bring a reusable water bottle. Wear closed-toe shoes and clothes that can get dirty!Volunteers will park in the main parking lot on the right hand side. We will meet at the flag pole in front of the main building. Volunteers must be at least 18 years old or 8 years old with an adult to participate in this event. This project is a part of 9/11: Serve + Remember.

Yonkers, NY

9/11/19 10:00 AM

Courtney's Tie Drive

Staff Sgt. Courtney A. Hollinsworth was one of many Yonkers veterans who made the ultimate sacrifice for our country. Yonkers resident Staff Sgt. Courtney A. Hollinsworth, born October 18, 1980, attended Yonkers Public Schools and was an active member of his community and church. Shortly after graduation, Hollinsworth enlisted in the United States Army at the age of 17. While in the service, he moved up the ranks and served in several tours of duty while earning various awards and commendations. Hollinsworth’s last tour in 2007 to Baghdad, Iraq resulted in his death on September 9, 2007. His mother, Hope Hollinsworth Coaxum, has worked tireless in making sure the memory of her son lives on. Amongst other charitable work devoted to Veterans in her role as President of the Gold Star Mothers of the Yonkers Chapter, in 2018 she partnered with the City of Yonkers, The Department of Veterans Services and the New York State Division of Veteran Services in collecting new ties in honor of her son, Courtney.One hundred and fifty brand new ties were distributed to Veterans during the 9th Annual Complimentary breakfast recognizing Veterans contributions and in remembrance of those who served. The tie collection will start this year, 2019, on August 19th and conclude on SSG (October 18th). Courtney Hollinsworth’s Birthday, October 18th where Mrs. Coaxum hopes to collect a substantial amount of new ties to gift all veterans in attendance during the 10th Annual Complimentary Breakfast. Please drop off donated items at the Little Theater. There is no need to sign up for this drive - you can just come by to donate. There is free parking for volunteers at the Westchester County Center. Let the parking attendant know you are there to volunteer for the 9/11 event. This project is a part of 9/11: Serve + Remember.

White Plains, NY

9/11/19 12:00 PM

Drive to Donate New Socks and Underwear for Children in Need

Underwear and socks are a basic necessity, something we put on each morning as we prepare for the day. They are a daily essential yet, unfortunately, for many children in Westchester a luxury their families struggle to provide. Over 60,000 Westchester children live in low-income homes, with 36% of public school children qualify for free or reduced price lunch. For these children, new underwear and new socks are often financially out of reach. Please help The Sharing Shelf provide these critical items to the 3,000 children and teens we serve each year. A week's worth of underwear - or 7 pairs - averages about $10 at the local discount store. Your donation will not only help children feel good, it will meet a human need in our community. We need underwear in all sizes, from 3T through Adult (teen) XL and socks from infant through adult.There is free parking for volunteers at the Westchester County Center. Let the parking attendant know you are there to volunteer for the 9/11 event. There is no need to sign up for this drive - you can just come by to donate. This project is a part of 9/11: Serve + Remember.

White Plains, NY

9/11/19 12:00 PM

Create Inspirational Notes & Cards for Deployed Service Member

Volunteers will write inspirational notes and cards for deployed service members. These notes will be sent to deployed service members letting them know someone is thinking of them. Volunteers of all ages are welcome to participate in this event. There is free parking for volunteers at the Westchester County Center. Let the parking attendant know you are there to volunteer for the 9/11 event. This project is a part of 9/11: Serve + Remember.

White Plains, NY

9/11/19 12:00 PM

Westchester County Diaper Bank Drive

Bring diapers and wipes to the County Center on 9/11! Surprisingly, so few people are aware of the struggle some of their neighbors face just to meet the basic need of diapering their babies. You can help these families by donating diapers of all sizes, types, and brands – newborn to toddlers. Please note, however, that the greater need is for the larger sizes (5 and 6; and pull-ups). Open packages accepted. Additionally, the Diaper Bank always needs wipes, so please send some along with - or without - diapers.There is free parking for volunteers at the Westchester County Center. Let the parking attendant know you are there to volunteer for the 9/11 event. There is no need to sign up for this drive - you can just come by to donate.This project is a part of 9/11: Serve + Remember.

White Plains, NY

9/11/19 12:00 PM

Create Laundry Sachets for Families in Emergency Shelters

Volunteers will bag laundry detergent, fold in a dryer sheet, cover them in fabric remnants and secure them with a thoughtful or inspiring note. This is a very practical need for many families and it lets the recipients know that others are thinking of and supporting them. Volunteers must be 16 years old or 10 with an adult to participate in this event. There is free parking for volunteers at the Westchester County Center. Let the parking attendant know you are there to volunteer for the 9/11 event. This project is a part of 9/11: Serve + Remember

White Plains, NY

9/11/19 12:00 PM + more

Blanket-Making for Children

Volunteers will create no-sew fleece blankets for children who are in hospitals or other stressful conditions. Volunteers must be at least 16 years old or 5 years old with an adult to participate in this event. There is free parking for volunteers at the Westchester County Center. Let the parking attendant know you are there to volunteer for the 9/11 event. This project is a part of 9/11: Serve + Remember.

White Plains, NY

9/11/19 12:00 PM

Create Dog Pull Toys for Shelter Dogs - Rockland

Volunteers will use recycled t-shirts to create dog pull toys that will be donated to Hudson Valley Humane Society in Pomona. Volunteers must be at least 16 years old or 5 years old with an adult to participate in this event. Parking onsite at Granito Dining Center. This project is a part of 9/11: Serve + Remember.

Orangeburg, NY

9/11/19 1:30 PM

Help Feed The Hungry in Westchester County

Join One Sandwich at a Time and other local community members to make and deliver peanut butter and jelly sandwiches to those in need! Please do not attend if you have a peanut allergy. Feel free to wear a baseball cap in lieu of a hairnet. It can get messy so we recommend wearing clothing that is comfy and okay to get messy! Feel free to bring your own apron! Volunteers must be at least 16 years old or 3 years old with an adult to participate in this event. There is free parking for volunteers at the Westchester County Center. Let the parking attendant know you are there to volunteer for the 9/11 event. This project is a part of 9/11: Serve + Remember.

White Plains, NY

9/11/19 2:00 PM

Create Dog Pull Toys for Shelter Dogs

Volunteers will use recycled t-shirts to create dog pull toys that will be donated to SPCA of Westchester animal shelters. Volunteers must be at least 16 years old or 8 years old with an adult to participate in this event. There is free parking for volunteers at the Westchester County Center. Let the parking attendant know you are there to volunteer for the 9/11 event. This project is a part of 9/11: Serve + Remember.

White Plains, NY

9/11/19 2:00 PM

Package Diapers for Families in Need

Volunteers are needed to prepare diaper packages for families in need. We will put a 1-week's supply into a large zip lock bag then add a package of wipes along with two educational inserts. This opportunity is ideal for families and groups as well as teens looking for community hours. The Westchester County Diaper Bank is formed by the JLCW's partnership with the Westchester County Executive’s office and the Westchester County Department of Social Services. The Diaper Bank provides diapers at no cost as temporary assistance to struggling families in Westchester County. There is free parking for volunteers at the Westchester County Center. Let the parking attendant know you are there to volunteer for the 9/11 event. This project is a part of 9/11: Serve + Remember.

White Plains, NY

9/11/19 2:00 PM + more

Create Gifts for Seniors

Volunteers will make small gift bags for seniors which will have a pair of fun fuzzy socks rolled up to look like a cupcake, placed in a decorated paper liner, and then wrapped with ribbon and a gift tag. Volunteers will also make handmade cards to go with the gift which will help brighten the day of a senior who is need of a little cheer. Volunteers must be at least 16 years old or 5 years old with an adult to participate in this event. This project is a part of 9/11: Serve + Remember. There is free parking for volunteers at the Westchester County Center. Let the parking attendant know you are there to volunteer for the 9/11 event.

White Plains, NY

9/11/19 2:00 PM

Green Squad at Nature Study Woods

Join Westchester Parks Foundation for its Green Squad volunteer program at Nature Study Woods! Volunteers will be completing trail maintenance. Please meet in front of Westwood Gardens Nursery. All supplies will be provided but please bring a water bottle to fill. Volunteers should wear closed-toe shoes and clothes that can get dirty.

New Rochelle, NY

9/14/19 9:30 AM

International Coastal Cleanup 2019

Celebrate International Coastal Cleanup Day with Westchester Parks Foundation! Volunteers will be clearing litter and debris from the beach and seawall at Glen Island Park. Please meet in front of the castle on the right-hand side of the entrance. All supplies will be provided but please bring a water bottle to fill. Volunteers should wear closed-toe shoes and clothes that can get dirty.

New Rochelle, NY

9/21/19 9:00 AM

2019 Fall Garden Cleanup Crew

Join gardeners to help clean up community areas of the garden. Volunteers will participate in tilling the soil, raking, cleaning and hauling, weeding, deadheading, woodchipping, and composting. Please bring water to stay hydrated, and wear long pants, a hat, work gloves, work shoes, and sunscreen. PLEASE BEWARE: ticks and poison ivy have been reported in the garden this spring. All ages and abilities are welcome!

New Rochelle, NY

10/5/19 9:00 AM + more

Rocky's 5K Volunteers

Volunteers are needed to assist with the Rocky's 5K at Rockefeller State Park Preserve. Activities may include helping with the water station, cheering on runners as a course marshal, and directing guests as parking attendants. Families and groups are welcome! It will be a fun morning of cheering on runners and supporting the Preserve.

Pleasantville, NY

10/19/19 8:00 AM

Stuff a Shirt or Bag For the Homeless

Many homeless people find themselves moving from one shelter to another, hauling all of their clothes and other possessions in trash bags. They often have limited and inconsistent access to personal care items like soap, toothpaste, and toothbrushes. Volunteers are invited to host a stuffed shirt event at their office or home during which they can gather family and friends to collect new toiletries that they can then pack inside soft suitcases, duffel bags, large backpacks. No duffel bags? No problem! A new or gently worn extra-large T-shirt doubles perfectly as a sack. Stuff these items with small bottles of shampoo, conditioner, soaps, washcloths, deodorant, toothbrushes and toothpaste, body lotions, shaving cream, cotton swabs, and any other personal care items someone might need. Volunteers can also include baby wipes, diaper cream, kids' shampoo and conditioner, and kids' toothbrushes and toothpaste. If using a T-shirt, simply wrap it up around the items like a sack or bag and tie it together with ribbon or string. For a personal touch, make a label with a goodwill wish and attach it to the ribbon or the handle of the suitcase. #donatetoiletries #remotevolunteer

HASTINGS HDSN, NY

Through 12/31/21

Friendly Visiting

Friendly visiting is an opportunity to visit a socially isolated senior in their home and bring a smile to their heart. This is a once-per-week or once-every-other-week experience and the visits can be from 30-60 minutes. DOROT asks for volunteers to commit to a year if possible.

White Plains, NY

Through 6/15/20

Parent Child Together Program Volunteers - Ossining

Neighbors Link is recruiting volunteers for its Parent Child Together Program in Ossining. Shifts take place on Mondays and Thursdays from 1-3 p.m. Parent Child Together provides parents with peer-to-peer learning opportunities with a focus on positive parenting skills, early childhood development, and school readiness. While the parents learn, the children participate in activities within the classroom that cover shapes, colors, numbers, letters, and pre-literacy concepts, which help them gain the social emotional and self regulation skills needed prior to entering Kindergarten. What do the volunteers do? In the first hour, parents and children work separately and staff and volunteers help the children with separation and also carrying out the activities for the hour. In the second hour, parents and children come together for activities while staff and volunteers model techniques for struggling parents and assist when a parent has more than one child in the program. Volunteers are expected to commit to a minimum of six months if possible (there is flexibility for vacations, etc.).

Ossining, NY

Through 7/31/20

Reading Buddies After School - Yonkers

Reading Buddies After School is a program designed to help instill positive homework habits while providing mentors with a wonderful, enriching volunteer experience. This after school model brings both older adults and college- and high school-aged mentors into the elementary schools to help with completing homework and working on literacy and basic math skills. #readingtogether

Yonkers, NY

Through 5/31/20

Foster a Service Dog

Volunteers are needed to foster our service dogs while they are in training. Once our dogs are between 14-18 months old and begin training with a professional BluePath trainer, they are fostered in the homes of volunteers. Three to Four times a week the foster must drop the dog off in Hopewell Junction in the morning and pick up in the late afternoon. This allows all of our dogs to live in homes and not in kennels. Dogs remain with the foster until placement as a BluePath service dog. No experience required Training is available #remotevolunteer

Hopewell Junction, NY

Through 2/23/20

Temporary Service Dog Sitter

If you are not able to be a Puppy Raiser or Foster, but would like to help with one of our dogs, you can become a Sitter. Volunteer Sitters take our dogs into their homes for short periods of time to look after them when Raisers and Fosters are unavailable. No experience necessary Training is available #remotevolunteer

Hopewell Junction, NY

Through 2/23/20

Service Dog Puppy Raiser

Volunteers raise and socialize our puppies in their homes for approximately 12-16 months. They take them out to many different places and teach them basic commands and manners. Providing our dogs with these experiences helps give them a solid foundation and prepares them for the next phase of their service dog training. There is no experience necessary Training is available #remotevolunteer

Hopewell Junction, NY

Through 2/23/20

Westchester Delivery Volunteers Needed

Hillside Food Outreach home-delivers food to over 2,000 clients throughout Westchester and Putnam Counties in New York and Western Connecticut. We are looking for volunteers in Westchester County to help us deliver to our growing wait list of clients who do not have access to local food pantries. We welcome volunteers of all ages, families, individuals, or teams who can help us deliver groceries to our hungry neighbors. Deliveries occur once a month on Saturday mornings, and we ask that you become a delivery volunteer for at least a year so our clients can develop a bond with you, and you can learn their needs.

White Plains, NY

Through 7/28/20

Deliver Meals to Homes in Rockland

 Homebound Meal Deliveries One hour, Once a week, deliver meals to Rockland's homebound residents. Deliveries are made with your own vehicle any Monday-Friday, approximately 10AM to 12PM. You can also volunteer on a less frequent basis; you can become a sub driver, holidays or snow driver. Individuals or families welcome! Children are encouraged to accompany adults. 

Nanuet, NY

Through 8/30/20

Caring Cards and Crafts for Seniors

Many of us look forward to celebrating Holidays with the ones we love, but for others, it can be very lonesome. Holidays of any kind can lead to extra heartache for those who may have lost somebody close to them. You can partner with Meals on Wheels to make cards for seniors to help brighten their day. Caring Cards & Crafts is a great project for students, teachers, youth groups and families. The cards & crafts are simple, handmade cutouts, but the thought and meaning behind each one is so much greater. The cards are filled with love, good wishes and even poetry. #remotevolunteer

Nanuet, NY

Through 12/31/19

Miles of Smiles Volunteers

Help brighten a smile for a senior, literally. Create Miles of Smiles bags. How it works: Fill a bag with all the products a senior needs for a healthy smile. Inside the Quart size Ziploc bag be sure to include: -Soft tooth brush -Toothpaste -Floss -Mouth wash -A Miles of Smiles Flyer (We provide this) Miles of Smiles Instructions

Nanuet, NY

Through 12/31/19

Gathering Gently Used/Unread Magazines

IAHD's Day Hab Program in Tarrytown needs lots of gently read or unread magazines appropriate for our program participants (individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities). Suitable magazine titles include: Better Homes and Gardens People National Geographic Car and Driver Popular Mechanics Bon Appétit Good Housekeeping Essence Food Network Conde Nast Traveler O, The Oprah Magazine Real Simple Runner's World Road & Track Family Circle #donate books #remotevolunteer

Tarrytown, NY

Through 12/31/20

The Simple Green Drive - Spread Awareness

the harris project advocates for teens & young adults with mental health and substance misuse/addiction (co-occurring disorders), and created a school-based prevention program – CODA (Co-Occurring Disorders Awareness) to empower high school students to change outcomes. the harris project has partnered with Fairco-Greentree Recycling (FGR) to collect unwanted textiles in the local area. Volunteers are needed to organize a textile drive to support the cause and spread awareness about co-occuring disorders. Ask your community to donate unwanted clothing, bedding, towels, shoes and accessories. Items donated can be in any condition (ripped, stained, old, or new). FGR will work with you to set up a convenient bin location and pick-up all donations Your effort will support the harris project’s CODA (Co-Occurring Disorders Awareness) prevention program Easy to organize and no cost to run For more information see the flyer here or contact Jodi Siegel- josiegel@optonline.net #donateclothing

White Plains, NY

Through 11/16/19

Donate to the Ronald McDonald House of the Greater Hudson Valley Pantry

We rely on you to provide a home-like atmosphere for our families, and like all homes, we have to keep our shelves stocked with household products for everyday use. Please view our most current Amazon wish list and consider making a contribution. Items can be mailed directly to the House or can be dropped off from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. any day of the week. Schools and service groups can consider hosting a large donation drive with their community. If it is a large donation drive, please contact Brittany to schedule a drop-off time. Brittany Moretti, Program Operations Manager 914-493-6455, bmoretti@rmhghv.org. Items always needed are: individually packed snack foods (chips, cookies, pretzels, fruit snacks, granola bars) travel-sized (non-hotel branded) toiletries, laundry detergent and dish soap. Items must be new and unused. If interested please express interest below. #donatetoiletries #remotevolunteer

Valhalla, NY

Through 11/20/20

Sort Clothing Donations for Low-Income Children

The Sharing Shelf, a program of Family Services of Westchester, is Westchester's Clothing Bank for Children. We seek volunteers to help us sort, package and distribute clothing donations for low income children in the Westchester community. The Sharing Shelf collects new and gently used clothing for children from birth to age 19. Donations are sorted by quality, size, season and gender then distributed through nonprofits, schools and hospitals in our community to children in need at no cost. Each child receives a week's worth of seasonally appropriate clothing matched to their sizing needs. Volunteers are needed to help us sort donations and prepare them for the children we serve. Volunteers must be at least 10 years old and those ages 10-14 must be accompanied by a parent who actively volunteers with them.

Port Chester, NY

Through 12/4/19

General Program Volunteers

GiGi’s Playhouse Down Syndrome Achievement Center, Westchester is currently looking for general program volunteers to assist our schedule of purposeful programs throughout the month. Programs typically run on a Friday evening and a Saturday morning. The role of a general volunteer is to assist the program leader with setting up, activities, cleaning up, engaging with the families and participants and to celebrate everyone’s Best of All. Requirements: Need to be 13+. Under 13s welcome but must volunteer with a parent Attend an orientation Observe two programs Once the above requirements have been fulfilled a background check is required if 18+.

Ardsley, NY

Through 12/31/19

Write Thank You Cards to Support the Troops

Help United For the Troops send a little comfort to our military overseas! United For the Troops supports our troops serving overseas by sending them care packages of items they say they “miss most” while they are deployed. (Click HERE for a donation list.) Handwritten letters, cards, and pictures are always welcome and included in the care packages; they're the first thing our servicemen and women see when they open their packages, and they remind our military how thankful we are. This year we aim to send out 10,000 letters and cards! This is a great family-friendly activity. Break out the construction paper and crayons or pick up a package of thank you cards and write out a few. Cards can be mailed or dropped off; we just need them in time for our packing days. Mail thank you cards to: United For the Troops P.O. Box 242 Shrub Oak, NY 10588 Drop-off locations are listed on www.unitedforthetroops.org #remotevolunteer

Carmel Hamlet, NY

Through 3/22/20

Summer Art Program Supply Drive

Strawtown Studio is collecting art material for its summer program, which serves to educate children on environmental stewardship. Items that are needed include: Paper (watercolor, mixed media, bristol vellum, colored card stock) Paint (acrylic, watercolor) Acrylic (nontoxic) paint markers Elmer’s glue (sticks, tubs) Tape (masking, transparent, duct) Fabric, felt Paint markers Colored pencils Cedar shingles Wire (all gauges) Beading wire in gauges 20 to 28 (gold, silver, green) Small craft mirror and tiles Jute, twine Hemp string Plasticine modeling clay (non-drying), natural colors Thin ribbons #remotevolunteer

Nyack, NY

Through 5/10/20

Food/Kitchen Supply Drives

The Elinor Martin Residence for Mother & Child's Pregnancy Care Center offers a place for its residents to rest and reflect after childbirth. It provides services and support to help get them on their feet and into healthy and productive lives. The center is looking for volunteers to help collect basic non-perishable food items, such as peanut butter, jelly, canned tuna, pasta, cereal, canned soups, vegetables, and macaroni and cheese. In addition, it needs kitchen and other household items, including new pots, pans, dishes, glasses, flatware, and more. This is a great opportunity for families or youth groups looking to make a difference in their community. #VolunteerNewRochelle #remotevolunteer

New Rochelle, NY

Through 5/29/20

Organize Your Own 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. Volunteers can participate in the following activities: Coloring Book Drive: Collect new coloring books and crayons for kids in the hospital. Birthday Program: Collect items for the birthday toy pantry. (Ask for gift wishlist.) School Supplies Project: Collect school supplies and backpacks all year round. Pantry Drive: Collect paper towels, tissues, hand sanitizer wipes, and 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 Starbucks. Tag Sale: Turn your junk into treasure and organize a tag sale to benefit Friends of Karen. The organization will start you off with a box of tag sale “stuff.” #donateschool #remotevolunteer

North Salem, NY

Through 5/29/20

Gifts for Children Program

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. Volunteers can help in the following ways: Easter & Passover Project: Collect grocery gift cards to Pathmark, A&P, ShopRite, and Stop & Shop so families may have a special holiday meal. Birthday Program: Collect items for the birthday toy pantry. (Ask about gift wishlist.) Thanksgiving Baskets: Put together a basket of Thanksgiving food and a $20 gift certificate at A&P, Food Emporium, Stop & Shop, or ShopRite for the turkey. (Ask for details in October.) Holiday Adopt-A-Family Program: Fulfill the holiday wishlists of Karen children and families, as well as donate batteries (AA and AAA), gift wrap, bows, tape, and holiday candy. (Call for information in October). #remotevolunteer

North Salem, NY

Through 5/29/20

Sponsor a Family

Help an American family living in profound poverty by donating a monthly box of groceries! Family-to-Family is 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 by local outreach partners who have specific knowledge of the needs of families in their communities. Sponsor a family and ensure that they get the food they need the last week of every month when food stamps often run out. After signing up, Family-to-Family will send details about the family that needs help. Find more information and sign up to sponsor a family here.

HASTINGS HDSN, NY

Through 5/29/20

Friendly Visitors

Help make the day of a resident at United Hebrew of New Rochelle by becoming a friendly visitor! Participate in fun activities like letter-writing, or simply keep residents company. Volunteers must express their interest below and complete the attached documents in order to be considered: Volunteer application form Volunteer health form

New Rochelle, NY

Through 7/15/20

Reading Buddies After School - White Plains

Reading Buddies After School is a program designed to help instill positive homework habits while providing mentors with a wonderful, enriching volunteer experience. This after school model brings both older adults and college- and high school-aged mentors into the elementary schools to help with completing homework and working on literacy and basic math skills. #readingtogether

White Plains, NY

Through 5/31/20

SMART Mentor - Yonkers

SMART (Students and Mature Adults Read Together) is a volunteer mentoring-tutoring program that provides one-to-one tutoring to improve literacy skills for youth. Started in 1996, the program has grown to more than 200 volunteers. SMART volunteers help kids improve their basic reading and academic skills by giving them individual attention and lots of encouragement. The program features flexible times during the school day with a minimum of only one hour of volunteering per week. SMART provides all the training and support its volunteers need; teaching experience is not required! #readingtogether

Yonkers, NY

Through 5/31/20

SMART Mentor - Ossining

SMART (Students and Mature Adults Read Together) is a volunteer mentoring-tutoring program that provides one-to-one tutoring to improve literacy skills for youth. Started in 1996, the program has grown to more than 200 volunteers. SMART volunteers help kids improve their basic reading and academic skills by giving them individual attention and lots of encouragement. The program features flexible times during the school day with a minimum of only one hour of volunteering per week. SMART provides all the training and support its volunteers need; teaching experience is not required! #readingtogether

Ossining, NY

Through 5/31/20

School Supply Donations Needed

Although HOPE Community Services was founded to respond to hunger in the community, it quickly became apparent that food was not the only thing its clients were lacking. The organization is currently seeking the following school supplies for children: Backpacks Crayons Notebooks (spiral and composition) Pens Pencils Colored pencils Highlighters Markers Binders Folders Loose-leaf paper Rulers This is a great opportunity for students, church groups, and corporate teams to organize at home, at work, and in their communities! Drop off donations to HOPE Community Service headquarters on 50 Washington Avenue in New Rochelle.

New Rochelle, NY

Through 9/27/19

Postcard-Making Volunteers

Hearts and Homes for Refugees is looking for volunteers to help host a postcard advocacy event in their local communities. Volunteers can gather their friends and mail the postcards; a toolkit with messages and postcard designs is provided. #remotevolunteer

Through 3/1/25

 

 

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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

8/27/19 2:30 PM + more

Food Pantry Delivery Drivers - Brewster to Carmel

Volunteers are needed to deliver boxes of food from the Second Chance Foods kitchen (116 Federal Hill Road in Brewster) to the Gilead Food Pantry (9 Church Street in Carmel). Volunteers will then create a display of the food. Boxes may weigh up to 30 pounds and have to be carried down one flight of stairs. Shifts run Fridays at 9 a.m.

Brewster, NY

8/30/19 9:00 AM + more

Kent Library Delivery Drivers - Brewster to Carmel

Second Chance Foods will be providing food to the summer meals program at the Kent Library every Friday throughout the summer. Volunteers are needed to pick up food at the Second Chance Foods kitchen (116 Federal Hill Road, Brewster) and deliver it to the Kent Library (17 Sybil's Crossing, Carmel). Deliveries run on Fridays from 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Brewster, NY

8/30/19 11:30 AM

Organic Gardening at Hilltop Hanover Farm

Join us for the 2019 Days of Service. Hilltop Hanover Farm is a nonprofit working farm and environmental education center dedicated to the development and advancement of sustainable agriculture, environmental stewardship, community education, and accessible food systems for all. September is National Hunger Action Month; part of our mission statement is that, “a minimum 10% of produce grown at our farm is donated to food pantries and soup kitchens” each year. Come help us keep that mission alive by helping at the farm. We will be weeding gardens, grooming the common areas of the farm, prepping crops for storage and possibly harvesting . Water & sunscreen will be provided for volunteers. Inclement weather may cancel an event so please sign up so we may contact you if this happens. Make sure you come dressed to get dirty, bring some gloves and your reusable water bottles. Volunteers must be at least 16 years old or 13 years old with an adult to participate in this event. Parking is in a white fenced lot across the street from the farm. Entrance to the lot is by the yellow crosswalk sign. This project is a part of 9/11: Serve + Remember.

Yorktown Heights, NY

9/7/19 9:00 AM

Warehouse Clean-Up and Organizing

General organizing and tidying of our warehouse, helping us get to projects that we don't have time for during the week. Special projects as needed. Please note that this volunteer opportunity may involve some heavier lifting. Park in front of our building -- do not park in Cell Phone Waiting Area -- you will get a ticket! Please wear close-toed shoes. This project is a part of 9/11: Serve + Remember.

Airport Road, NY

9/7/19 9:30 AM

SAT Tutoring Assistance

In September and October, Yonkers Partners in Education (YPIE) will be hosting SAT prep on Saturday mornings at its after-school space (called the College Zone) in preparation for the October 16 in-school SAT that all Yonkers Public School students take. Volunteers are needed on-site during those sessions. Students are given practice SAT sections and they work through them independently and then in small groups. Volunteers assist whenever the small groups are stumped on a particular problem. Volunteers must be a senior in high school or older. Sessions run from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Sign up for any or all available shifts: September 7 September 14 September 28 (*this date might be subject to change) October 5 October 12

Yonkers, NY

9/7/19 10:00 AM + more

Help Celebrate the Nonprofits of New Rochelle

Volunteers paint already sketched signs of local nonprofit's logos that will then be carried in the New Rochelle Thanksgiving Day Parade. As VNY! walks in the parade we will be highlighting our active partnerships with New Rochelle nonprofits. Please wear clothing that you don't mind if you might get paint on it. There is parking onsite. Volunteers must be at least 18 years old or 12 years old with an adult to participate in this event. This project is a part of 9/11: Serve + Remember.

New Rochelle, NY

9/7/19 10:00 AM

JCCA Children Give Back

Volunteers will work alongside the JCCA youth to create dog-pull toys out of recycled t-shirts which will be donated to SPCA of Westchester. Volunteers must be 18 years old or 14 years old with an adult to participate. There is parking onsite. This project is a part of 9/11: Serve + Remember.

Pleasantville, NY

9/7/19 1:00 PM

Bingo Mingle with Senior Veterans

Volunteers will engage with Senior Veterans by playing Bingo and brightening their day with some good old fashioned visiting time. After the game, volunteers will assist is serving snacks while the conversation continues. Volunteers must be at least 16 years old or 14 years old with an adult to participate in this event. When entering the campus you will check in with the parking attendant. After you will bear left and another quick left to the building's entrance. You will have to check in at the front desk so please bring your ID. This project is a part of 9/11: Serve + Remember.

Montrose, NY

9/7/19 1:30 PM

New Rochelle Street Fair

Be part of the New Rochelle Street Fair in a variety of roles all throughout the day. See below for shifts and task descriptions and sign up to volunteer. 7:15AM to 10:00AM=Volunteers will assist with set up of the street fair itself, helping lay out the vendors spaces and marking them prior to the vendors' arrival. Once all spaces are designated, volunteers will stay on to assist vendors in locating their spots, acting as “block captains.” (Each captain will be assigned a block of vendors and then, using the provided layout of the space assignments, help them identify their location, and make sure they set up within that area. Once all vendors are set up, block captains will be in charge of answering any questions that arise.) 10:00AM-12:00PM=Continuing the role of “block captain”, volunteers will monitor the activity in their designated block and act as the go-to for questions that may arise. 7:30AM-10:00AM=Volunteers will work in the vendor registration booth to check-in vendors as they arrive and point them towards their designated vendor spots. 10:00AM-12:00PM=Volunteers will work in the vendor registration booth to check-in vendors as they arrive and point them towards their designated vendor spots. 11:00AM-12:30PM=Volunteer needed to check ID's at the Beer Garden entrance and provide wrist band for age appropriate guests. Volunteer MUST be 21 or older. 12:00PM-2:00PM=Continuing the role of “block captain”, volunteers will monitor the activity in their designated block and answer any questions that may arise. 12:30PM-2:00PM=Volunteer needed to check ID's at the Beer Garden entrance and provide wrist band for age appropriate guests. Volunteer MUST be 21 or older. 2:00PM-4:00PM=Continuing the role of “block captain”, volunteers will monitor the activity in their designated block and answer any questions that may arise. 2:00PM-4:00PM=Volunteer needed to check ID's at the Beer Garden entrance and provide wrist band for age appropriate guests. Volunteer MUST be 21 or older. This project is part of 9/11:Serve + Remember.

New Rochelle, NY

9/8/19 7:15 AM + more

A-Home Restoration - Chappaqua

Volunteers help your neighbors with a restoration with A-HOME. A-HOME is a not-for-profit community based organization that works to strengthen northern Westchester neighborhoods by providing people safe and affordable places to live - the foundation of a stable life. Volunteers will scrape and repaint a vital fire escape at a senior supportive affordable housing unit. Volunteers must be at least 18 years old or 14 years old with an adult to participate in this event.Wear old shoes and clothes that would be appropriate for a painting project. This project is a part of 9/11: Serve + Remember.

Chappaqua, NY

9/8/19 9:00 AM

Fix the Farm

Clean up the sensory trail! A sensory riding trail is a rich learning environment of woodland paths that consist of slopes, turns, varied footing, natural sights and sounds, and man-made "activity stations." This integrated environment challenges the students' balance, stimulates their senses and encourages them to interact with the world around them. Pegasus Therapeutic Riding launched a program for veterans “The Equus Effect” last fall and it has been met with such positive feedback. This is a horsemanship program designed specifically for Veterans which builds upon the horse-human bond and its effects on healing, building, trust and improving relationship. Each session is five weeks long. Our focus in this 5-session program is on helping veterans rebuild healthy relationships. Our horses and facilitators will support veterans on their journey with respect and skill. “With all the stress I’m going through in my life with cancer and the open heart surgery it’s a safe place to go to. I can feel totally relaxed.” Pete- Veteran. Volunteers must be at least 18 years old or 16 years old with an adult to participate in this event.Wear comfortable clothing you and shoes to work in. Bathroom facilities in the barn along with full kitchen. There is plenty of parking on the farm. This project is a part of 9/11: Serve + Remember.

Brewster, NY

9/8/19 9:00 AM

Grandparents Day Volunteers

United Hebrew of New Rochelle is seeking volunteers to engage residents and visitors alike during its Grandparents Day celebration. Volunteers can help with all sorts of activities, including games, crafts, music, refreshments, face-painting, and more! This is a rain or shine event.

New Rochelle, NY

9/8/19 2:00 PM

Donate Blood

Volunteers are invited to donate blood at the Westchester County Center. Anyone between 16 and 76 years old is a potential blood donor. Those close to 76 years old must present a physician's note indicating they are able to give blood. This note should be obtained within a month prior to the drive. There is free parking for volunteers at the Westchester County Center. Let the parking attendant know you are there to volunteer for the 9/11 event. This project is a part of 9/11: Serve + Remember.

White Plains, NY

9/11/19 12:00 PM

VOLLO Thank You Bracelets for Veterans

The VOLLO Thank You Bracelets for Veterans, will be made by volunteers for those who have served our country as part of a special project designed for Volunteer New York!’s community-wide action day, 9/11: Serve + Remember. The bracelet can be seen as a small gift, or a token of appreciation from local community members for their service. Or when worn by veterans it acts as a reminder that there are those who are thinking about them, and their service, and are grateful. These special edition bracelets, will feature a unique red, white and blue design. There is free parking for volunteers at the Westchester County Center. Let the parking attendant know you are there to volunteer for the 9/11 event. This project is a part of 9/11: Serve + Remember.

White Plains, NY

9/11/19 12:00 PM

Create Literacy Kits for Rockland Head Start Programs

Volunteers will assemble literacy kits for The Feelings Book by Todd Parr. Children may learn how to read at school, but they learn to love reading at home. One of the best ways to achieve this love is via reading enrichment activities which build on themes within a book. Volunteers will cut out and package puppets for underprivileged children so they can practice retelling the tale. Volunteers must be at least 18 years old or 12 years old with an adult to participate in this event. Parking onsite at Granito Dining Center. This project is a part of 9/11: Serve + Remember.

Orangeburg, NY

9/11/19 1:30 PM

Sensory-Friendly Community Service Project

Sensory-Friendly Community Service Project to benefit United for The Troops. Volunteers will use their creativity to make handmade cards that will go into care packages to be sent to deployed military personal overseas. This project is designed for families and their children of any age to participate in a community service project together in a sensory friendly environment. The project offers easy to use supplies, in a small group setting, with low lighting and low noise and flexibility to stay as little or as long as attention spans allow. This is not a drop off space; a family member is required to stay. Room will have staff with sensory disorder training to offer support and guidance on project. This project is specifically designed for individuals who are on the autism spectrum and/or have sensory integration issues. It will take place in a conference room near the Little Theater. There is free parking for volunteers at the Westchester County Center. Let the parking attendant know you are there to volunteer for the 9/11 event. This project is a part of 9/11: Serve + Remember.

White Plains, NY

9/11/19 4:00 PM

Putnam 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

Carmel Hamlet, NY

9/21/19 7:00 AM

Bike HSS: Start and Finish Line Volunteers

BIKE HSS is a one-day cycling event beginning and ending at the Hospital for Special Surgery Westchester in White Plains. Friends of the Hospital for Special Surgery, physicians, staff, and members of the local community ride to promote awareness about musculoskeletal health while raising critical funds for patient care, research, and education. Start Line and Finish Volunteers are needed to check-in guests, collect donations, provide information, lead the kids' zone and play area, control traffic, and more. Volunteers receive complimentary registration, snacks, meal tickets, access to the Finish Line Festival, T-shirts, and incentives for fundraising (encouraged but not required). Start Line and Finish Volunteers can sign up for any or all of the following shifts: 5-9 a.m. 8 a.m.-12 p.m. 11 a.m.-4 p.m.

White Plains, NY

9/28/19 5:00 AM + more

Helen Hayes Hospital Foundation Classic Race

The Helen Hayes Hospital Foundation Classic Race is an all-inclusive fundraiser that aims to brings together runners, walkers, and disabled athletes of all ages to compete in 5K and 10K races. Volunteers are needed to help with handing out race packets, processing registration, setting up the event, manning the concession stand, and more. Funds raised directly support Helen Hayes Hospital's therapeutic services.

Haverstraw, NY

9/28/19 7:00 AM

2nd Annual CODA Walk

The harris project is seeking volunteers for its 2nd Annual CODA Out of the Shadows Walk at Pace University in Pleasantville. Volunteers help bring awareness to the impact the harris project is making in the prevention and treatment of co-occurring disorders. This year the walk will kick off the first-ever CommUniversity Day at Pace University. Volunteers are needed for the following tasks: Prepare materials Set-up Clean-up Registration Share information

Pleasantville, NY

9/28/19 9:30 AM

Westchester 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

Harrison, NY

9/29/19 7:00 AM

16th Annual Walk for PKD

The Walk for PKD is a 5K (3.2 mile) walk to benefit the PKD Foundation and raise funds for polycystic kidney disease (PKD) research. The event is a great opportunity to help make a difference, connect with those in the PKD community, and learn more about how PKD affects families. Volunteers are needed to help with setup and cleanup, registering guests, distributing water and cheering on walkers, serving food, and placing signs. Volunteers are expected to arrive at parking field #1 at 8 a.m.; registration opens at 9 a.m. and the walk kicks off at 10 a.m. Parking is free before 8 a.m. After that, Rockland Lake Park charges $8 per car (cash only).

Valley Cottage, NY

10/5/19 8:00 AM

Battle of the Books Volunteers

The Westchester Library System is looking for energetic volunteers for its sixth annual Westchester Battle of the Books competition. This year’s Battle will be on Saturday October 19, 2019 from 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. at Hommocks Middle School in Larchmont. Battle of the Books is a book-based trivia tournament for grades 4 through 10. The goal of the program is to promote a love of reading and to inspire teamwork and good sportsmanship in an atmosphere of friendly competition. It’s a fun day for everyone—team members and volunteers alike! Eighty volunteers are needed for the following roles: Emcees: read the questions in each battle round and award points to the team that answers correctly Room Monitors: ensure the number of people in a room does not exceed fire code limit and maintain a quiet and respectful atmosphere for the battle round to run smoothly. Runners: bring the scores from the battle round hallway to the Scoremaster in the gym after each round. Greeters: help run the registration desk, check in volunteers and teams, and help set up for the Final Battle. Gym Monitors: help keep order in the gym between battle rounds. Lunch Helpers: hand out pizza and water to teams during the break. Photographers: take photos of the day, capturing memories! Timekeepers: keep time for each battle round. Scorekeepers: keep score for each battle round.

Larchmont, NY

10/19/19 8:30 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

10/20/19 7:30 AM

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

Card Players

We are looking for volunteers to play various card games with our residents-- Canasta, Bridge, Gin Rummy, Poker, etc. We are flexible with hours and dates but are looking to have it at least twice a month to start, possibly once a week. #NYSVeterans

Montrose, NY

Through 8/28/19

Volunteer Blood Drive Ambassador

Be a lifesaver! Volunteer Ambassadors help offer a positive experience by greeting all blood donors, explaining the donation stations and process, assisting with the registration process, and posting donation experience at Canteen. Volunteers may also assist staff in preparing collection tubes. Flexible scheduling available. All volunteers must have criminal background check and attend an orientation/training class.

Elmsford, NY

Through 5/13/20

Volunteer Service Dog Puppy Raisers

Putnam Service Dogs is looking for volunteers to help raise its next class of puppies so it can continue to provide free service dogs to those in need. Putnam Service Dogs adopts mixed-breed Labrador, golden retriever, and German Shepherd puppies from rescue organizations. Volunteer puppy raisers are taught how to socialize these puppies to new situations and people, train them, and nurture them in order to build trusting, loving dogs. Volunteer expectations: Must love dogs and have a desire to learn more about them Must be a hard worker who is dedicated to helping others Must be able to physically exercise an energetic puppy by walking one mile per day by six months, as well as run the puppy daily for 5-10 minutes in a safe place Volunteer puppy raiser program: Volunteer puppy raisers learn how to train their puppies to achieve a high level of obedience and beginning service dog commands. Puppy raisers must attend classes, led by professional trainers, once a week for the first six months and monthly after that, with daily training and weekly socializing at home. There are 3-4 puppy raisers per class so the puppies learn to work under distraction. Class dates are determined after polling the class members for what works with their schedules. Formal training begins at about 16 months of age, when puppies are taken over by trainers. They'll be taught the specific tasks they'll use to help the recipient they've been matched to, such as retrieving dropped items, assisting with dressing, turning lights on and off, and opening and closing drawers and doors. Volunteer puppy raisers are expected to continue caring for the puppy until it is placed with the recipient at 22-24 months of age, and to maintain its obedience skills (15 minutes daily) as well as exercising the puppy, and socializing it some (under direction from trainers). Note: Not every puppy will graduate and will need to be released from the program. If a puppy is released within six months, its volunteer raiser may adopt it for a fee of $550. If the puppy is released after six months, its volunteer raiser may adopt it for free. If the puppy raiser does not want to adopt their puppy if they've been released, Putnam Service Dogs will carefully adopt it out. #remotevolunteer

Brewster, NY

Through 1/19/20

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 Summer Break program 2019:7/20, 7/27, 8/3 & 8/10 from 9-12pm) Please call the office or visit our website and fill out the volunteer application. Program Dates: September 7- June 13, 2019 Fall 2019 semester (September 21st- November 23rd) Mandatory Orientation Sept 7th from 9-2pm Winter 2020 semester (December 7th-March 21st) Spring 2020 semester (March 28th- June 13th) Time: Any hours between 9.00am - 1:15pm: 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 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 they will assist therapist 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.

White Plains, NY

Through 1/25/20

Data Management

Heartsong is seeking volunteers to assist the staff of its music and art therapy program for children with disabilities. Tasks include data input, updates, and reporting. Commitment is 10 hours per week for a 3-6 month commitment. Heartsong's mission is to provide clinically based therapeutic, educational and rehabilitative creative arts programs that seek to enhance the functioning level and quality of life of individuals with special needs. Heartsong is committed to maintaining a supportive environment for the entire family, providing parents with networking opportunities, links to state and local agencies, workshops, and a wealth of information on how to navigate through the complexities of parenting a loved one with special needs.

White Plains, NY

Through 2/7/20

Website Management

Opportunity to keep the website of our not-for-profit music and art therapy program for children with disabilities updated. Commitment: 10 hours per week 3-6 month commitment Minimum Age: 16 years Heartsong's mission is to provide clinically based therapeutic, educational and rehabilitative creative arts programs that seek to enhance the functioning level and quality of life of individuals with special needs. Heartsong is committed to maintaining a supportive environment for the entire family. We provide parents with networking opportunities, links to state and local agencies, parent workshops and a wealth of information on how to navigate through the complexities of parenting a loved one with special needs. Please "Express Interest" below: http://heartsong.org/uploads/Volunteers/volunteerpacket_05-2014.pdf

White Plains, NY

Through 2/7/20

High School Internship: Farm Volunteer

Hilltop Hanover Farm's internships provide students with hands-on opportunities to work alongside farmers throughout all aspects of plant propagation, cultivation, and the harvest of numerous varieties of organically grown vegetable crops. Working on the farm is a rewarding experience, but it may be physically demanding at times; tasks take place in all kinds of weather, so interns should dress and plan accordingly. Interns should have the desire to contribute daily in a rigorous, fast-paced agricultural setting. Interns take part in some or all of the necessary fieldwork, including seeding, transplanting, weeding, thinning, watering, harvesting, and pest control, as well as washing, sorting and packaging vegetables for market. If you are interested in Food Justice, Environmental, or Agricultural studies, this unpaid internship is for you! Hilltop Hanover Farm works with high school students to schedule their internships according to their schools' attendance and program guidelines. Interns receive volunteer service credit, learning, and experience; Hilltop Hanover Farm will provide a reference letter upon completion of volunteer work. Spots are limited, so please submit early.

Yorktown Heights, NY

Through 6/26/20

Volunteer Services Screener

The Volunteer Screener gathers relevant information about prospective volunteer candidates while assessing which positions volunteers are best suited for. They provide an excellent experience for all new volunteers joining the American Red Cross. Training is provided remotely through Webex and conference calls. This opportunity can be completed from home as long as the volunteer has access to a phone and a computer. The volunteer must be willing to speak to volunteers on the phone, have a positive attitude, and be good at assessing talents. #remotevolunteer

Hawthorne, NY

Through 5/30/20

Pastoral Care Volunteers

The New York State Veterans Home at Montrose is seeking volunteers to assist in various capacities in support of the Pastoral Care Department. Some of the duties would include: - Transportation of residents to religious services in the building - Provide one to one visits for residents who may need additional spiritual or emotional support - Assist as needed during religious services such as Catholic Mass, Rosary, Jewish Service, or Worship Service. Tuesdays 9am – 12noon Thursdays 10am – 2pm Fridays 10am – 2pm

Montrose, NY

Through 8/22/20

Clerical Volunteer

Volunteer needed for professional development and education office in hospital setting. Tasks include data entry, phones, collating materials, making copies, filing and more. Volunteers must be able to work independently and have good attitude. Interest in nursing or health education a bonus.

White Plains, NY

Through 10/30/19

Homework Helper

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

Tutor for High School Student

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

Coffee Cart

Will provide morning smiles in the form of coffee and cookies to Veterans receiving treatment at VA Hudson Valley Health Care System's Montrose Campus. Volunteers will distribute items from the cart in the Urgent Care Area providing a moment of respite for Veterans. A small gesture like this offers Veterans a break in their morning and gives them a gentle lift. These items are delivered with lots of love and a smile by our caring volunteers. You'll be an integral part of the VA as you create and maintain a positive alliance with others. Must have strong people skills, able to fill and empty coffee pots, push a cart, and bend to reach items.

Montrose, NY

Through 3/1/21

Reception Volunteer

White Plains Hospital is looking for volunteers in various reception areas to greet and sign in visitors. An orientation and training will be provided. Must be familiar with computers. Dates and times vary: mornings, afternoons and evenings, weekdays and weekends. Download the appropriate application: Ages 14-17: junior application Ages 18+: adult application Mail completed applications to: White Plains Hospital Volunteer Department 41 East Post Road White Plains, NY 10601 Completion of application, reference check, interview and placement, medical and background clearance are required prior to beginning volunteer position.

White Plains, NY

Through 3/24/21

White Plains Hospital Radiology Volunteer (New Rochelle Location)

White Plains Hospital's radiology volunteers are needed to extend warm and friendly greetings to patients, family members, and visitors, as well as assist them to their destinations and provide information as needed. This role will be performed at White Plains Hospital Physician Associates at 1296 North Avenue (2nd Floor) in New Rochelle. Volunteers must be able to remain in a stationary position and move about to escort individuals to destinations. Flexible schedule: mornings and afternoons Monday through Friday. Completion of application, reference check, interview and placement, medical and background clearance are required prior to beginning volunteer position.

New Rochelle, NY

Through 8/13/21

Girl AGain Boutique Peer Mentors

Yes She Can helps young women with autism develop job skills by operating Girl AGain, a resale boutique that sells gently used American Girl dolls, clothes, and furniture. It is seeking a few volunteers who want to work side-by-side, serving as peer mentors to trainees in the boutique. Trainees prepare merchandise, price and display it, and help customers make purchases. This is a great opportunity for mature high school students and college students. Store hours are Saturdays from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Training schedule runs Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Typical volunteer support would be four hours at one time.

White Plains, NY

Through 5/23/20

Disaster Action Team (DAT) - Westchester

Whether it's a local single-family fire or a state-wide hurricane, the Red Cross is on the scene providing emergency care and comfort to both victims and emergency workers. The Red Cross Disaster Action Teams are available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, helping families and individuals get back on their feet after a major or minor natural disaster. Emergency assistance may include temporary housing, food, clothing, basic household furnishings, help with healthcare needs, and referrals to other agencies. During large disasters, volunteers are needed to work in shelters and on mobile kitchens, conduct damage assessments, provide medical care and crisis intervention, and more.

White Plains, NY

Through 5/29/20

Bulk Mailing Team

The Elinor Martin Residence for Mother & Child offers positive alternatives to abortion. Its Pregnancy Care Center is in need of six individuals to make up a bulk mailing team that will meet approximately six times a year. A team leader will be designated to oversee the mailing process and to build and train a team of volunteers proficient in sorting bulk mailings. Time commitment is six hours per mailing, six days per year.

New Rochelle, NY

Through 5/29/20

Drivers to Deliver Meals

Help bring healthy meals and a smile to seniors in the community! Meals On Wheels volunteers meet at Montefiore New Rochelle Hospital at 11 a.m. any day of the week to pick up pre-packed boxes of meals and receive the addresses of seniors where they'll deliver the meals. Meal delivery takes approximately two hours. Volunteer drivers must have valid driver's license and insurance card when filling out their applications. #VolunteerNewRochelle

New Rochelle, NY

Through 5/29/20

Friendly Visitor

Volunteers are needed to bring cheer to veterans and their family members. Volunteers will be matched with veterans or their family members for weekly home visits for 1-3 visits per week for about 30 minutes each visit. #NYSVeterans

Montrose, NY

Through 5/29/20

Volunteer Food Drives

Hudson Valley Community Services' food pantry program is seeking donations of nonperishable foods, toiletries, and household cleansers. Interested volunteers can organize a food collection drive at their school, club, religious organization, or place of business. HVCS can assist with picking up the goods and bringing them to the Hawthorne food pantry. In the past, student groups have even organized canned food drives at supermarkets!

Hawthorne, NY

Through 5/29/20

Birthday In a Box Volunteers

It’s hard to imagine celebrating a child’s birthday without a party or presents. But for many local families, finding the extra money to afford a child’s birthday celebration is a struggle at best, and frequently impossible. Family-to-Family’s Birthdays In a Box program is designed to help these families by providing a small “party in a box” for a child in need. It also provides privileged children with the opportunity to learn empathy in a concrete way by helping another child. Birthdays In a Box are shoeboxes filled with everything needed for a small birthday party, and each box goes to a different child. Volunteers are needed to help collect materials for this project through drives in their neighborhoods, schools, or workplaces. This is a great opportunity for scout troops, school clubs, church groups, or any other group looking for a way to help needy children.

HASTINGS HDSN, NY

Through 5/29/20

Clerical Volunteers

Wartburg Adult Care Community is a nursing home that provides programs and services to seniors. Its office is seeking volunteers to assist with basic clerical tasks, including filing, data entry, and answering phones in various departments.

Mount Vernon, NY

Through 5/29/20

Silver Spoon Assistant

Wartburg Adult Care Community is an assisted living facility and nursing home that provides programs and services to seniors. Volunteers are needed to help residents open containers, cut meat, or simply enjoy some conversation during mealtimes.

Mount Vernon, NY

Through 5/29/20

Worship on Wheels (WOW) Volunteers

Wartburg Adult Care Community is an assisted living facility and nursing home that provides programs and services to seniors. It has a Lutheran chapel on its campus that offers services each Sunday; volunteers are needed to help wheelchair-bound residents who would like to attend Sunday services but require a little help being pushed to the chapel. Interested volunteers should arrive at 9:45 a.m. for 10:15 a.m. service and return to the nursing home around 11:15 a.m.

Mount Vernon, NY

Through 5/29/20

Friendly Visitors

Wartburg Adult Care Community is an assisted living facility and nursing home that provides programs and services to seniors. It's seeking friendly visitors to spend time chatting or doing an activity with residents in order to enhance their social and emotional wellbeing.

Mount Vernon, NY

Through 5/29/20

Volunteer Teaching Artist

Wartburg Adult Care Community is looking for teaching artists to assist with art, ceramics, and clay programs with the residents in its nursing facility, rehabiltation, assisted living, and adult day programs. Help creative residents pursue their artistic dreams!

Mount Vernon, NY

Through 5/29/20

Gift Shop Attendants

Wartburg Adult Care Community is an assisted living facility and nursing home that provides programs and services to seniors. It's currently seeking volunteers to help staff the gift shop in its nursing home; this gift shop, which offers candy and gifts, is a popular social spot for its residents. Gift shop shifts run from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. and 2-4 p.m.

Mount Vernon, NY

Through 5/29/20

Gift Shop & Office Volunteers

Volunteers are needed to assist in the hospital gift shop; activities include restocking shelves, operating the cash register, and assist with office duties such as filing, shredding, answering telephones, and computer work.

Yonkers, NY

Through 5/29/20

Musicians

Musicians who will come in and play piano (there are two at the facility) or bring in other instruments to play. #VolunteerNewRochelle

New Rochelle, NY

Through 6/4/20

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 6/4/20

Wartburg Community Volunteers

Become a valued member of the community and help spread Wartburg's mission of providing compassionate care to seniors and their loved ones! Wartburg Adult Care Community is seeking creative and enthusiastic volunteers to enrich the lives of its residents. This opportunity is perfect for high school and college students seeking service credits, recent retirees transitioning from their careers, corporate groups and employees, and those who simply feel compelled to better serve their communities. Activities may include: Recreational activities Rehabilitation services Escort and transport Sharing talents Mealtime assistance Friendly visitors Library service Discussion groups and entertainment Pet visits Worship on Wheels (escorting residents to Sunday services) Clerical support Gift shop attendant Working with residents with technology

Mount Vernon, NY

Through 6/4/20

Document Shredding

TOUCH is seeking volunteers who can work independently to safely operate the shredding machine to destroy confidential records about to be discarded. Volunteers will recycle materials in the recycling bin and tidy up the area where shredding occurred. This is a great opportunity for teens who are looking to fulfill service requirement hours!

Congers, NY

Through 6/6/21

Food Pantry Volunteer

Volunteers are needed to help with the food pantry on Mondays. Volunteers may pack and label delivery bags and make calls to take orders for TOUCH's chronically ill members who are homebound.

Congers, NY

Through 6/7/21

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 6/4/20

Pet Therapy Volunteer

SPARC is seeking volunteers to bring their pets to itsPet Connection program, which is designed for adults with developmental disabilities. The program is held every Thursday from 7-8 p.m. in White Plains, and there's no minimum time commitment. Pets can be a dog, bunny, bird, reptile, or other appropriate animal.

White Plains, NY

Through 8/1/20

Volunteer Hospital Greeters

White Plains Hospital's Armonk volunteers are needed to extend warm and friendly greetings to patients, family members, and visitors, as well as assist them to their destinations and provide information as needed. This role will be performed at White Plains Hospital Physician Associates at 99 Business Park Drive in Armonk, NY. Volunteers must be able to remain in a stationary position and move about to escort individuals to destinations. Flexible schedule: mornings and afternoons Monday through Friday. Completion of application, reference check, interview and placement, medical and background clearance are required prior to beginning volunteer position.

Armonk, NY

Through 8/9/20

PAL Program Volunteers

Partners Health Plan's PAL Program discovers its members' passions and interests and matches them with a person or place in the community who shares a similar passion or interest. Some activities include arts and crafts, attending church together, and playing sports. Volunteers who speak Spanish are encouraged to apply! How does it work? Meet with each other once a week or bi-weekly depending on your availability. The first outing will always be accompanied by a PAL Program Coordinator. Volunteers provide their own transportation to meet the individual at the destination. Volunteers then report to the community resource coordinator with updates on the progress of their outings. Suggested time commitment is six months to one year. Benefits Volunteers receive an optional professional reference upon completion of the program in addition to volunteer hours if needed. (This must be disclosed in order to track time at the start of participation.) They will also receive an optional professional reference upon completion of the program PHP provides equal opportunity for all volunteers. Volunteers will meet at Westchester ARC for the initial meeting and be in various locations within the surrounding area afterward.

Hawthorne, NY

Through 12/31/20

ALS Support in Tri-State Area

MAC Angels Foundation supports families with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), otherwise known as Lou Gehrig's disease, which is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and the spinal cord. MAC Angels Foundation's services are free and depend on the unique situation of each family. MAC Angels Foundation volunteers may drive families with ALS to their clinic appointments, help to build ramps, provide durable medical equipment loaners, and offer information about the MAC Angels Foundation at community events. #remotevolunteer

Through 2/13/20

Host a Diaper & Wipes Drive for the Westchester County Diaper Bank

Surprisingly, so few people are aware of the struggle some of their neighbors face just to meet the basic need of diapering their babies. The Diaper Bank relies on donations, community drives, and corporate sponsorships. The JLCW is seeking individuals, community organizations and corporate sponsors to support the Diaper Bank and our families in the community. We will send you a “How to Host a Diaper Drive” kit to get you started. We’ll also provide you with posters and educational materials. We are in greater need of larger sizes (5 & 6) and pull-up's (all sizes). If you think you can easily encourage your donors to skew their collecting in that direction, we'd be most grateful. We always need baby wipes, too! This project is ideal for kids, companies, faith-based organizations, daycare centers and more! #remotevolunteer

Through 12/31/19

Donate Diapers and Wipes to the Westchester County Diaper Bank!

Surprisingly, so few people are aware of the struggle some of their neighbors face just to meet the basic need of diapering their babies. You can help these families by donating diapers of all sizes, types, and brands – newborn to toddlers. Please note, however, that the greater need is for the larger sizes (5 and 6; and pull-ups). Open packages accepted. Additionally, the Diaper Bank always needs wipes, so please send some along with - or without - diapers. Drop off: Wayside Cottage (bin on porch), 1039 Post Road, Scarsdale, NY 10583 or one of our drop off locations. #donatechilditems #remotevolunteer

Through 12/31/19

Vacation Relief Person for our Pups-in-Training

Our volunteer puppy raisers sometimes need someone to care for their pup for short periods of time (usually a week or less) when they go away, or have a situation that prevents them from caring for their pup. All supplies, including the pup's crate, needed will be brought with the pup when the pup is delivered to your home, so there's no expense to you, unless you want to purchase a gate to limit the pup's access in your home. We ask that you complete the puppy raiser application on our website, and indicate you want to be a vacation relief person (there's a spot on the form for your comments). The application is under applications on our Home Page on putnamservicedogs.org. We will assess you as carefully as we assess those applying to be a puppy raiser, including speaking to your references. When a puppy raiser needs someone to take their pup, we contact people on our Vacation Relief list to find someone whose schedule works with the time slot requested. You'll be spending time with a great dog, helping a great cause, and get your doggy fix for awhile. #remotevolunteer

Through 7/13/20

Winter Drive Volunteer Coordinators

We need volunteers who are willing to take on a leadership role in the planning and organization of our next Winter Drive, which will kick off in the fall.

Through 11/30/19