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Volunteers to Distribute Backpacks

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

Port Chester, NY

8/26/19 10:00 AM + more

New Rochelle Family Fun Fest

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

New Rochelle, NY

8/27/19 3:00 PM

Warehouse Clean-Up and Organizing

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

Airport Road, NY

9/7/19 9:30 AM

Provide Clothing to Children

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

Port Chester, NY

9/7/19 10:00 AM

Package Diapers for Families in Need

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

White Plains, NY

9/11/19 2:00 PM + more

Rocky's 5K Volunteers

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

Pleasantville, NY

10/19/19 8:00 AM

Stuff a Shirt or Bag For the Homeless

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

HASTINGS HDSN, NY

Through 12/31/21

Saturday Creative Arts Therapy Volunteer

Heartsong provides a unique Saturday program of Art, Music and Dance Movement Therapy for individuals with disabilities. Participants will build on social skills, language, self-esteem, fine motor skills and more. Heartsong runs on 4 semesters e.g. Fall, Winter, Spring and Summer. All semesters are 10 weeks long, however we encourage volunteers to try and commit to 2 semesters. (Heartsong also offers a Summer Break program 2019:7/20, 7/27, 8/3 & 8/10 from 9-12pm) Please call the office or visit our website and fill out the volunteer application. Program Dates: September 7- June 13, 2019 Fall 2019 semester (September 21st- November 23rd) Mandatory Orientation Sept 7th from 9-2pm Winter 2020 semester (December 7th-March 21st) Spring 2020 semester (March 28th- June 13th) Time: Any hours between 9.00am - 1:15pm: Volunteers commit to 1-3hrs Volunteer Tasks: Work directly with participants to engage them in therapy sessions under the supervision of Lead Therapists Help with set-up and clean-up Volunteer Requirements: Applicants must be 15 years of age or older ( Volunteers under 17 MUST attend orientation with a parent) Submission of volunteer application, including medical form to be completed by physician, and attend a mandatory orientation session Regular and reliable commitment to assignment Ability to demonstrate compassion, patience and follow directions Potential volunteers can choose to sign-up for 1or 3 hrs, session times range from 8:45-1:45pm. (Volunteers will be assigned to a group they will assist therapist for 10 weeks.) Priority for volunteer positions are dependent on the order in which applications are received and applicants who are available for assigned program dates.

White Plains, NY

Through 1/25/20

Website Management

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

White Plains, NY

Through 2/7/20

Sort Clothing Donations for Low-Income Children

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

Port Chester, NY

Through 12/4/19

White Plains Hospital Radiology Volunteer (New Rochelle Location)

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

New Rochelle, NY

Through 8/13/21

Bulk Mailing Team

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

New Rochelle, NY

Through 5/29/20

Clerical Volunteers

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

Mount Vernon, NY

Through 5/29/20

Silver Spoon Assistant

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

Mount Vernon, NY

Through 5/29/20

Worship on Wheels (WOW) Volunteers

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

Mount Vernon, NY

Through 5/29/20

Friendly Visitors

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

Mount Vernon, NY

Through 5/29/20

Volunteer Teaching Artist

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

Mount Vernon, NY

Through 5/29/20

Gift Shop Attendants

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

Mount Vernon, NY

Through 5/29/20

Wartburg Community Volunteers

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

Mount Vernon, NY

Through 6/4/20

Friendly Visitors

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

New Rochelle, NY

Through 7/15/20

Volunteer Hospital Greeters

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

Armonk, NY

Through 8/9/20

Winter Drive Volunteer Coordinators

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

Through 11/30/19