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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

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

10/18/19 9:30 AM + more

Book Sale Volunteers

Warner Library (located directly across from C-Town Supermarket) needs volunteers to help set up and break down its semi-annual used book sale. Please sign up for any or all of the following volunteer shifts: Friday, October 18 from 3-4 p.m.: volunteers will carry and set up tables inside the tents Saturday, October 19 from 8-10 a.m.: volunteers will carry boxes of books and set them up at tables Sunday, October 20 from 5-7 p.m.: volunteers will break down the tables and carry books and tables back inside Monday, October 21 from 10-11 a.m. volunteers will load unsold books onto the recycling truck This is a rain-or-shine event! All volunteers must sign in with Bobbi Buttonow upon arrival.

Tarrytown, NY

10/18/19 3:00 PM + 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

10/19/19 10:00 AM + more

Festifall at the Greenburgh Nature Center

The Greenburgh Nature Center is hosting its first fall festival in three years! The event will feature a Halloween scavenger hunt, apple cidering demos, crafts, live music, games, animals, a costume parade, and tons of family fun. Volunteers are needed to help set up and clean up, as well as supervise game stations, scavenger hunt locations, crafts, and face-painting. Volunteers who sign up for the early shift (7-10 a.m.) can help set up pumpkins all around the property, while other volunteers who sign up for the later shifts (10:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.) will oversee their assigned stations. This is a great day of service for families!

Scarsdale, NY

10/27/19 7:00 AM + more

#GivingTuesday Food Drive Volunteers

Youth Community Outreach Program (YCOP) is joining in on the Global Day of Giving, #GivingTuesday. This year, YCOP is challenging the community and local students to collect 5,000 non-perishable food items to be donated to the First United Methodist Church of Mount Vernon's Free Food Pantry and Community Service Association (CSA) Soup Kitchen. To help reach its goal, it will set up stations to collect food donations and sign-up pledge support at various locations throughout Westchester County on Saturday, November 16 from 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Volunteers are needed to help man these stations. The stations will consist of one volunteer, one adult YCOP member, and at least one school-age student or volunteer. Stations will be located outside supermarkets, drug stores, and participating stores and restaurants. Drivers are also needed to help bring lunch to those volunteering at the stations. This will be a fruitful and fun day! YCOP will also be barbequeing and serving food for the volunteers.

Dobbs Ferry, NY

11/16/19 8:30 AM

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

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

Through12/4/19

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

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

 

 

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Minimum Volunteer Age WITH an Adult: Ages 12-17

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

10/18/19 9:00 AM + more

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

Music Program Volunteers

Volunteers are needed to help motivate children with special and medical needs during adaptive music lessons. Children may have trouble focusing and holding the instruments and they'll need volunteers' praise and enthusiasm! Got musical talent? Bring your instrument and prepare a demonstration!

Eastchester, NY

10/20/19 1:00 PM

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

10/22/19 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.

White Plains, NY

10/23/19 9:30 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

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

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

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

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

Through10/30/19

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 ​#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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Through6/6/21

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

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

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

Through2/13/20

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

Through12/31/19

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

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

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