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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 8/4/20

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

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

Through 8/31/20

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

Through 12/31/20

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

Through 12/31/20

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

Through 12/31/20

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

Through 12/31/20

Donate Computers to Students in Need

JCY-Westchester Community Partners is looking for new or gently used laptops or tablets for Yonkers students for its eTutoring program. In response to the coronavirus, this program matches eTutors to students to support their remote learning programs. Unfortunately, quite a few of the students do not have the technology they need. If you have a new or gently used laptop or tablet to spare, please express interest below to find out how to donate it and help a child keep up with their schoolwork during the coronavirus!

Yonkers, NY

Through 8/30/20

Virtual Tutors

Quarantine Tutors was formed for students—by students—to help those who are experiencing challenges with remote e-learning. Quarantine Tutors connects elementary- and middle-school students with qualified tutors across the country to improve their skills in math, English, social studies, science, and other subjects. Volunteers must prepare lesson plans and commit to tutoring at least four 30-minute sessions per week. Tutoring sessions occur virtually through Zoom, FaceTime, or Google Meets. All volunteer tutors must complete an extensive screening process and have their resumes and qualifications prepared. To volunteer: Express interest below to record this opportunity in your Volunteer New York! profile MANDATORY: All tutors must complete their registration at www.quarantinetutors.org/tutors in order to be considered. Matches are dependent upon student availability and subject interest and are not always guaranteed

Scarsdale, NY

Through 6/25/21