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Package Diapers for the Westchester County Diaper Bank

Help prepare diaper packages for families in need! Volunteers will put a one-week's supply into a large zip lock bag and then add a package of wipes along with two educational inserts. Enjoy coffee, water, and some snacks while packaging diapers and visiting with other volunteers. 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.

Irvington, NY

3/14/20 9:00 AM

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

Through2/1/20

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

Sort Clothing Donations for Low-Income Children

The Sharing Shelf, a program of Family Services of Westchester, is looking for volunteers to help 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 the 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 must be at least 10 years old and those aged 10-14 must be accompanied by a parent who actively volunteers with them.

Port Chester, NY

Through2/1/20

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Through4/30/20

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. 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

Video Project Volunteers

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. It is looking for Video Project Volunteers to help share these resources with the community. These savvy volunteers will develop photo and video public service announcements that support ASK's needs and take photos and videos at events that ASK participates in around the community. Volunteers with skills in photography, videography, modeling, acting, and post-production editing are needed. Times and dates will vary depending on the project and the volunteers' availability!

Yorktown Heights, NY

Through4/30/20

Virtual Volunteers to Promote Social Media

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. It is very active on social media and it now needs the help of Virtual Volunteers to spread the word of upcoming programs, events, breaking news, and tips for parents and teens. By engaging once a week, the Virtual Volunteer will help relay important resources for kids and teens throughout the community. The Virtual Volunteer will follow, like, comment, share, mention, repost, and retweet ASK's social media. Engagement can occur on a weekly basis; it does not have to be a daily task. Volunteers can pick and choose items that speak to them personally and that they think can benefit their friends, families, and online communities. View the Digital Marketing Support Guide for more information.

Yorktown Heights, NY

Through4/30/20