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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

Holiday Pop-Up Shop

Volunteers are needed to help with LIFE Progressive Services' holiday pop-up shop to raise funds for its re-entry program. Volunteers may assist with everything from setting up the shop; to monitoring sales of clothing, electronics, and body and haircare products; to gift-wrapping items purchased. Volunteers will need to sign a waiver on-site. Shifts are available on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Mount Vernon, NY

12/7/19 10:00 AM + more

Vinecutters of Ward Acres Park

Help support the New Rochelle Department of Parks and Recreation to control invasive vines, save heritage trees, and improve wildlife habitat in Ward Acres Park. Training, tools, and supplies will be provided. Dress appropriately for the weather, bring water, and wear clothes that can get dirty! Volunteers will meet at the Ward Acres Community Garden at 10 a.m. and move to the worksite in the park afterward.

New Rochelle, NY

12/7/19 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

12/7/19 10:00 AM + more

Farm to Food Pantry Kitchen Volunteers

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

Brewster, NY

12/13/19 9:30 AM + more

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

Through6/15/20

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-aged mentors into the elementary schools to help with completing homework and working on literacy and basic math skills. #readingtogether

Yonkers, NY

Through5/31/20

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

Through12/31/20

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

Through12/31/19

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-aged mentors into the elementary schools to help with completing homework and working on literacy and basic math skills. #readingtogether

White Plains, NY

Through5/31/20

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

Through5/31/20

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

Through5/31/20

Youth "Dog Tails" Volunteers (Read to Dogs!)

Bring your favorite book to Adopt-A-Dog and read to furry friends!

Armonk, NY

Through11/30/20

 

 

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Minimum Volunteer Age WITH an Adult: Ages 12-17

Hot Cocoa Run and Dog Walk

Compassionate Care ALS is looking for volunteers to help with its 11th Annual Hot Cocoa Run and Dog Walk. This event features a race and walk, a bounce house, table vendors with holiday gifts, food samples, a large hot cocoa kettle brewing over an open fire, and—of course—dogs! Volunteers are needed to help set up and break down the event, assist at registration tables, direct runners throughout the race, and hand out swag. Younger volunteers (ages 12 to 16) can help distribute water and hot cocoa. Volunteers are also needed to hand out fliers. All volunteers receive an arm band; T-shirts are available first-come, first-serve.

New Rochelle, NY

12/7/19 6:30 AM

Project Joy! Winter Wonderland Volunteers

People to People's Project Joy! provides donors with the opportunity to "adopt-a-family" for the holidays by purchasing toys for children aged 0 to 18. Items needed include soft toys, dolls, sports games, scrapbooks, art and craft kits, action figures, toy trucks, building games, musical and educational toys, and children’s books. Gift cards from Target, Wal-Mart, Old Navy, Barnes & Noble, and Kohl’s are especially appreciated by older children. In order to make this year's Project Joy! a success, People to People needs volunteers to help: From December 2-4, volunteers will help create a Winter Wonderland, decorate the Project Joy! space, arrange tables, install shelving, and set up the toys that have already been donated. From December 5-8, volunteers will help receive new toy donations, count inventory, sort and categorize the toys, and place them on the proper shelves. From December 9-10, volunteers will prepare the room to distribute toys to People to People's families in need. From December 11-14, volunteers will welcome and register participating families, direct them to volunteer shoppers, and assist with packing their toys. Sign up for any of the dates and times below and help make the holidays a little more special this year for local families in need!

Nanuet, NY

12/7/19 11:00 AM + more

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. #JLP

Mount Vernon, NY

12/13/19 2:30 PM + more

Furniture Sharehouse Floor Crew

Furniture Sharehouse is looking for volunteers to join its Floor Crew! Volunteers will assist the Furniture Sharehouse Floor Manager with the following tasks: Batching client furniture and bedding selections Organizing furniture and bedding collection Moving furniture donations from donors' cars and/or trucks into the warehouse Cleaning warehouse as needed Requirements: Volunteers must be able to move and carry furniture in a warehouse environment either independently, assisting someone, or by utilizing hand trucks or dollies.

North Castle, NY

12/11/19 9:30 AM + 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

12/20/19 9:00 AM + more

Holiday Wrap-a-Thons!

Welcome the holiday season by helping to wrap gifts for children. Open Door’s annual holiday toy drive and "Santa Days" have become a source of holiday cheer for underserved families in the community. Last year, more than 2,500 wrapped gifts were distributed at its six medical centers. That takes a lot of wrapping paper and a lot of volunteers! Grab a roll of wrapping paper and sign up for any of the below shifts. Or consider running a "green" drive for any unfinished rolls of holiday wrapping paper. THIS IS AN EXPRESS INTEREST ONLY EVENT. PLEASE USE THE LINK BELOW OR CONTACT JANE AT JLEVY@ODFMC.ORG FOR INFORMATION. Volunteers must sign up here.

Ossining, NY

12/16/19 3:00 PM + more

Port Chester Mobile Food Pantry

Open Door Family Medical Center is partnering with Feeding Westchester to bring a free “market on wheels” to the Port Chester community. On the first Saturday of each month, fresh and nutritious food will be provided to those in need. The food is set up as a farmer’s market so that people can walk through and select their own food, including fresh protein, dairy, produce, and grains. Volunteers will help set up and distribute food products as well as break down cardboard boxes. The market takes place rain (or snow) or shine; please dress appropriately! Volunteers will meet at Open Door Family Medical Center at 5 Grace Church Street in Port Chester, NY. (The mobile pantry is located in the parking lot on Purdy Street.) Volunteers are essential. If you cannot attend; please cancel prior to the event date. Requirements: 17 years or older Able to lift 30 pounds Spanish language skills beneficial Must complete online application Sign up here.

Port Chester, NY

1/4/20 11:30 AM + more

Mamaroneck Fresh Market

In partnership with Feeding Westchester and Larchmont Mamaroneck Hunger Task Force, Open Door is hosting a massive giveaway of over 10,000 pounds of fresh produce donated by Hunts Point Market. This takes place on the last Saturday of each month at Open Door Family Medical Center's Mamaroneck location at 689 Mamaroneck Avenue in Mamaroneck, NY. Volunteers are needed to set up tables, unload the produce from large pallets, pre-bag smaller items, and distribute to the community. Volunteers will also clean up empty cartons, crates, and pallets for recycling. Volunteers are essential! If you cannot attend, please cancel prior to the event date. This event takes place rain (or snow) or shine; please dress appropriately. Requirements: Ability to lift 20 pounds Spanish language skills beneficial High school students welcome! Sign up here.

Mamaroneck, NY

1/25/20 10:00 AM + more

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

Through4/30/20

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

Through5/13/20

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

Through1/19/20

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

Through1/25/20

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

Through2/7/20

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

Through2/7/20

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

Through6/26/20

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

Through5/30/20

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

Through8/22/20

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 ​#JLP

New Rochelle, NY

Through12/20/20

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 #JLP

New Rochelle, NY

Through12/20/19

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

Through3/1/21

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

Through3/24/21

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

Through5/23/20

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

Through8/13/21

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

Through5/29/20

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

Through5/29/20

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

Through5/29/20

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

Through5/29/20

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

Through5/29/20

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

Through5/29/20

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

Through5/29/20

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 #JLP

New Rochelle, NY

Through5/29/20

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

Through5/29/20

Meal Time Assistant

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

Mount Vernon, NY

Through5/29/20

Wheelchair Transportation Volunteer

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; Worship on Wheels (WOW) 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

Through5/29/20

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

Through5/29/20

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

Through6/4/20

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

Through6/4/20

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

Through6/4/20

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

Through6/4/20

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

Through8/1/20

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

Through8/9/20

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

Through12/31/20

Instrumental Music or Art Teacher

Songcatchers' After-School Music Program offers lessons on musical instruments to children ages 7-13, many of whom cannot afford private lessons. The children are taught by high school, college, and community volunteers. The volunteers themselves are mentored by a professional musician and music educator who serves as a resource and a guide in their teaching. Training includes an informal interview, orientation sessions, and ongoing meetings and training throughout the year. Proficiency on the instrument and ability to read music is required. Consistent attendance from October through early June is also expected. Volunteer requests are accepted on a rolling basis throughout the year. The class schedule is below. Most volunteers come once a week as their schedule permits. All times below include: Circle Time, a time for snacks, group games, and community-building; a 45-minute lesson; and Performance Time, when the children perform for each other and learn to be a respectful audience. Class schedule: Tuesdays, 4-5:30 p.m.: Saxophone, Piano, Guitar, Trumpet Wednesdays, 4-5:30 p.m.: Piano, Flute, Clarinet, Trumpet Thursdays, 4-5:30 p.m.: Piano, Violin, Cello Fridays, 4-5:30 p.m.: Piano, Drums Saturdays, 9:30-10:45 a.m.: Piano, Violin, Guitar Saturdays, 10:15-11:45 a.m.: Piano, Violin, Guitar, Art

New Rochelle, NY

Through8/31/20

Medical Office Greeters

White Plains Hospital's Physician Associates offices are looking for volunteers to extend warm and friendly greetings to patients, family members, and visitors, as well as guide them to their destinations and provide information as needed. 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.

White Plains, NY

Through2/11/22

After School Program Volunteers

Volunteers aged 16 and over who are great with kids are needed for the Carver Center's After School Program. After School Program Volunteers will interact, tutor, and play with students from kindergarten through fifth grade. Volunteers should display enthusiasm and patience; bilingual (Spanish) speakers are a plus. The After School Program operates from 3-6 p.m. Monday through Friday at JFK and Edison Schools in Port Chester. A minimum time commitment is two afternoons per week for a semester.

Port Chester, NY

Through12/31/20

The Longest Day Committee Members

The Longest Day is a team event on June 20, 2020 to raise funds for the Alzheimer’s Association. Held annually on summer solstice, the duration of this event symbolizes the challenging journey of those living with the disease and their caregivers. Volunteers are needed for a committee to promote The Longest Day. Express interest below!

Harrison, NY

Through9/4/20

Resource Volunteer

Alliance for Safe Kids (ASK) is dedicated to connecting the community's youth and their families to helpful resources regarding mental health and substance abuse. With many national and local resources available, the organization needs input for what works best! Resource Volunteers will help with the following activities: Review ASK's existing Community Resources Guide, look up subjects of interest, and research national or local hotlines/resources that could be added to its network. Attend local workshops and webinars pertaining to youth mental health and/or substance abuse and share key takeaways. Share relevant articles, books, and any other resources that pertain to youth mental health and/or substance abuse and provide feedback. The schedule is flexible and even 30 minutes of service can have a major impact!

Yorktown Heights, NY

Through12/31/19

2019-2020 STEM Tinkering Nights Volunteers

STEM Alliance is looking for volunteers to help kids and their parents from the Larchmont/Mamaroneck School District discover science, technology, engineering, and math through fun activities. No experience is needed—just an enthusiasm for elementary students and STEM! Volunteers will oversee a table with a fun activity that kids and parents can participate in. Volunteers show up 45 minutes before the programs begin to help set up and get acquainted with their project; the programs then start at 6 p.m. Volunteers can express interest in one or more of the eight available evenings. Those who are participating in order to fulfill a service requirement can receive an acknowledgement letter from STEM Alliance; please indicate if this is needed while communicating with the volunteer coordinator. 2019 Tinkering Nights Volunteer Schedule Grades 3-5: Playing with Perception November 14, 2019: 5:15-7:45 p.m. at Mamaroneck Avenue School November 21, 2019: 5:15-7:45 p.m. at Chatsworth Avenue School 2020 Tinkering Nights Volunteer Schedule Grades 3-5: Playing with Perception February 6, 2020: 5:15-7:45 p.m. at Murray Avenue School February 13, 2020: 5:15-7:45 p.m. at Central School Grades K-2: Five Senses and Simple Machines March 5, 2020: 5:15-7:15 p.m. at Mamaroneck Avenue School March 12, 2020: 5:15-7:15 p.m. at Central School April 2, 2020: 5:15-7:15 p.m. at Murray Avenue School

Mamaroneck, NY

Through4/13/20

Haverstraw Food Cupboard Volunteers

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

Haverstraw, NY

Through2/28/21

The Joy Project: New Winter Coat Drive for Kids

Help keep New Rochelle kids in need warm this winter by dropping off new winter coats to the Joy Project at Montefiore New Rochelle. Look for signs for "The Joy Project." Donations of new coats (sizes newborn to ages 16) appreciated!

New Rochelle, NY

Through12/31/19

Help Socialize Rescue Dogs

Adopt-A-Dog's puppers sure love the company of people, and it's good for them to be around new faces to help them socialize. Volunteers are needed to spend time with these furry friends, whether it's playing a game of fetch to get them moving or giving them good old-fashioned snuggles.

Armonk, NY

Through11/30/20

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

Through12/31/19

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

Through12/31/19

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

Through7/13/20