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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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

Through5/31/20

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 K-2: Five Senses & 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

Through4/23/20

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

Through5/31/20

Virtual Volunteers to Promote Social Media and Connect Resources

Alliance for Safe Kids (ASK) is dedicated to connecting the community to resources regarding youth mental health, prevention of substance abuse, and opportunities for thoughtful service. ASK is very active on social media and it now needs the help of Virtual Volunteers to spread the word about COVID-19 information and resources, tips for parents and teens, events, and breaking news. By engaging at least once a week, the Virtual Volunteer will help relay important resources for kids, teens, and adults throughout the community. Follow, like, comment, share, mention, repost, and retweet ASK’s social media (view Digital Marketing Support Guide for more information). Send ASK articles, links, and other resources that pertain to COVID-19, youth mental health, substance use/abuse, or opportunities for thoughtful service that you think your friends, family, and community would benefit from. View ASK's COVID-19 resources guide, choose a resource that you find valuable/helpful, and create a social media post about it, such as an instagram post or story, a Facebook post, or a tweet. Don't forget to tag ASK so it can share it as well! Engagement can occur on a weekly basis. Volunteers can pick and choose items that speak to them personally and that they think can benefit their friends, families, and online communities.

Yorktown Heights, NY

Through5/31/20

Make or Donate Face Masks for Healthcare Workers

Volunteers are needed to help make or donate personal protective equipment, such as face masks, for healthcare workers. To volunteer: Express interest below to record this opportunity in your Volunteer New York! profile Collect or sew masks and mail or drop off at: ATTN: Nancy Inzinna Lifting Up Westchester 35 Orchard Street White Plains, NY 10603 If the lobby is locked, please leave the (boxed or packaged) masks on the picnic table outside and they will get brought in.

White Plains, NY

Through6/30/20

Summer Teen Internship Program - Riverdale

DOROT’s prestigious Summer Teen Internship Program is returning to the Riverdale Y! The program is for highly motivated and socially conscious students who want to make a difference in the community by working with older adults. Through a variety of hands-on experiences in the community and onsite at DOROT, interns work with peers, develop leadership skills and form meaningful intergenerational connections. Students earn over 100 hours of community service. The program for Riverdale runs daily from July 20 to August 13 from 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. To volunteer: Express interest below to record this opportunity in your Volunteer New York! profile. Complete the online application at www.dorotusa.org/summerteenapp

The Bronx, NY

Through8/13/20