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Make Holiday Cards - White Plains

Families are encouraged to write their holiday wishes, share seasons greetings, and create drawings on cards at their local Macy's store or design their own at home. For every letter dropped in the big red letterbox at Macy's or sent online at macys.com/believe on National Believe Day (December 6) or any time between November 1 and December 24, Macy’s will donate $1 to Make-A-Wish®, up to $1 million, to grant life-changing wishes for children battling critical illnesses. Help make each child’s wish come true! This is a great DIY opportunity for kids, families, colleagues, teammates, and friends to come together to support Make-A-Wish Hudson Valley in its mission to help children. Note: contact participating Macy's stores for business hours. Other locations include: Cross County Shopping Center (Yonkers) Galleria at Crystal Run (Middletown) Jefferson Valley Mall (Yorktown Heights) Palisades Mall (West Nyack) Poughkeepsie Galleria (Poughkeepsie) White Plains Galleria (White Plains)

White Plains, NY

12/7/19 10:00 AM + more

Make Holiday Cards - Yonkers

Families are encouraged to write their holiday wishes, share seasons greetings, and create drawings on cards at their local Macy's store or design their own at home. For every letter dropped in the big red letterbox at Macy's or sent online at macys.com/believe on National Believe Day (December 6) or any time between November 1 and December 24, Macy’s will donate $1 to Make-A-Wish®, up to $1 million, to grant life-changing wishes for children battling critical illnesses. Help make each child’s wish come true! This is a great DIY opportunity for kids, families, colleagues, teammates, and friends to come together to support Make-A-Wish Hudson Valley in its mission to help children. Note: contact participating Macy's stores for business hours. Other locations include: Cross County Shopping Center (Yonkers) Galleria at Crystal Run (Middletown) Jefferson Valley Mall (Yorktown Heights) Palisades Mall (West Nyack) Poughkeepsie Galleria (Poughkeepsie) White Plains Galleria (White Plains)

Yonkers, NY

12/7/19 10:00 AM + more

Make Holiday Cards - Yorktown Heights

Families are encouraged to write their holiday wishes, share seasons greetings, and create drawings on cards at their local Macy's store or design their own at home. For every letter dropped in the big red letterbox at Macy's or sent online at macys.com/believe on National Believe Day (December 6) or any time between November 1 and December 24, Macy’s will donate $1 to Make-A-Wish®, up to $1 million, to grant life-changing wishes for children battling critical illnesses. Help make each child’s wish come true! This is a great DIY opportunity for kids, families, colleagues, teammates, and friends to come together to support Make-A-Wish Hudson Valley in its mission to help children. Note: contact participating Macy's stores for business hours. Other locations include: Cross County Shopping Center (Yonkers) Galleria at Crystal Run (Middletown) Jefferson Valley Mall (Yorktown Heights) Palisades Mall (West Nyack) Poughkeepsie Galleria (Poughkeepsie) White Plains Galleria (White Plains)

Yorktown Heights, NY

12/7/19 10:00 AM + more

Make Holiday Cards - West Nyack

Families are encouraged to write their holiday wishes, share seasons greetings, and create drawings on cards at their local Macy's store or design their own at home. For every letter dropped in the big red letterbox at Macy's or sent online at macys.com/believe on National Believe Day (December 6) or any time between November 1 and December 24, Macy’s will donate $1 to Make-A-Wish®, up to $1 million, to grant life-changing wishes for children battling critical illnesses. Help make each child’s wish come true! This is a great DIY opportunity for kids, families, colleagues, teammates, and friends to come together to support Make-A-Wish Hudson Valley in its mission to help children. Note: contact participating Macy's stores for business hours. Other locations include: Cross County Shopping Center (Yonkers) Galleria at Crystal Run (Middletown) Jefferson Valley Mall (Yorktown Heights) Palisades Mall (West Nyack) Poughkeepsie Galleria (Poughkeepsie) White Plains Galleria (White Plains)

West Nyack, NY

12/7/19 10:00 AM + more

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Through7/15/20

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

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

Support United for the Troops for the Holidays

Help Volunteer New York! and United for the Troops send a little comfort to members of the military overseas this holiday season! United for the Troops supports the troops serving overseas by sending them care packages of items they say they miss the most while they are deployed. (Find their wish list here.) Hand-written letters, cards, and pictures are always welcome and included in the care packages. This year, United for the Troops aims to send out 10,000 letters and cards. This is a great opportunity to get the whole family involved because young children can make cards and help pick out items. Volunteer New York! will have a collection bin in its office during the month of November and into December. Donations can be dropped off Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. #donatetoiletries

Carmel Hamlet, NY

Through12/31/19

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

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