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2019 Late Summer Garden Crew

Join gardeners to help clean up community areas of the garden. Volunteers will participate in tilling the soil, raking, cleaning and hauling, weeding, deadheading, woodchipping, and composting. Please bring water to stay hydrated, and wear long pants, a hat, work gloves, work shoes, and sunscreen. PLEASE BEWARE: ticks and poison ivy have been reported in the garden this spring. All ages and abilities are welcome!

New Rochelle, NY

8/24/19 1:00 PM + more

Food Pantry Delivery Drivers - Brewster to Carmel

Volunteers are needed to deliver boxes of food from the Second Chance Foods kitchen (116 Federal Hill Road in Brewster) to the Gilead Food Pantry (9 Church Street in Carmel). Volunteers will then create a display of the food. Boxes may weigh up to 30 pounds and have to be carried down one flight of stairs. Shifts run Fridays at 9 a.m.

Brewster, NY

8/30/19 9:00 AM + more

Kent Library Delivery Drivers - Brewster to Carmel

Second Chance Foods will be providing food to the summer meals program at the Kent Library every Friday throughout the summer. Volunteers are needed to pick up food at the Second Chance Foods kitchen (116 Federal Hill Road, Brewster) and deliver it to the Kent Library (17 Sybil's Crossing, Carmel). Deliveries run on Fridays from 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Brewster, NY

8/30/19 11:30 AM

Green Squad Weekly Litter Cleanups

Join the Green Squad to clean up litter at Glen Island Park. Commit to as often as your schedule allows! All supplies will be provided; please wear clothes that can get dirty. Volunteers will meet in the back of the park office (first building on the right). See you there!

New Rochelle, NY

9/4/19 6:30 PM + more

Farm to Food Pantry Kitchen Volunteers

Enjoy cooking? Come help in the kitchen at Second Chance Foods! We use food that has been recovered from grocers and farms to make healthy and delicious food. There are many ways to help in the kitchen: washing produce, chopping, labeling, packing, and cleaning up. All the food made is donated to local food pantries and soup kitchens.

Brewster, NY

9/6/19 9:30 AM + more

Organic Gardening at Hilltop Hanover Farm

Join us for the 2019 Days of Service. Hilltop Hanover Farm is a nonprofit working farm and environmental education center dedicated to the development and advancement of sustainable agriculture, environmental stewardship, community education, and accessible food systems for all. September is National Hunger Action Month; part of our mission statement is that, “a minimum 10% of produce grown at our farm is donated to food pantries and soup kitchens” each year. Come help us keep that mission alive by helping at the farm. We will be weeding gardens, grooming the common areas of the farm, prepping crops for storage and possibly harvesting . Water & sunscreen will be provided for volunteers. Inclement weather may cancel an event so please sign up so we may contact you if this happens. Make sure you come dressed to get dirty, bring some gloves and your reusable water bottles. Volunteers must be at least 16 years old or 13 years old with an adult to participate in this event. Parking is in a white fenced lot across the street from the farm. Entrance to the lot is by the yellow crosswalk sign. This project is a part of 9/11: Serve + Remember.

Yorktown Heights, NY

9/7/19 9:00 AM

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

Trail and Lake Clean-up

Help maintain hiking trails at Teatown. Volunteers will use small hand-tools and rakes to clear trails, remove fishing line, wrap trees to protect them from beaver, remove invasive plants, report any problems on the trail. Volunteers must be at least 16 years old or 3 years old with an adult to participate in this event. Wear long pants, closed toed shoes and protective clothing for the weather (rain or sun). Bring a water bottle and small daypack if possible. Gloves and tools will be provided. Bathrooms and water are available in the Nature Center. Projects for smaller children (with adults) will be near the Nature Center. Other projects will all be within a half mile of the Nature Center. See parking attendant for directions to lower Lakeside lot off Blinn Road. Signs will lead to meeting area. This project is a part of 9/11: Serve + Remember.

Ossining, NY

9/7/19 9:30 AM

SAT Tutoring Assistance

In September and October, Yonkers Partners in Education (YPIE) will be hosting SAT prep on Saturday mornings at its after-school space (called the College Zone) in preparation for the October 16 in-school SAT that all Yonkers Public School students take. Volunteers are needed on-site during those sessions. Students are given practice SAT sections and they work through them independently and then in small groups. Volunteers assist whenever the small groups are stumped on a particular problem. Volunteers must be a senior in high school or older. Sessions run from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Sign up for any or all available shifts: September 7 September 14 September 28 (*this date might be subject to change) October 5 October 12

Yonkers, NY

9/7/19 10:00 AM + more

Yonkers Waterfront Restoration

Volunteers will assist CURB staff with a waterfront clean-up of trash and driftwood, invasive plant and shrub removal, and repairs to beach and marsh erosion. This includes rebuilding our marsh trail and dock area, and re-setting our rock wall. Volunteers must be at least 16 years old or 7 years old with an adult to participate in this event.Wear clothes that you don't mind getting dirty, as well as sturdy shoes. Bathrooms are available, and sunscreen and insect repellant will be provided. There are two parking lots on site. This project is a part of 9/11: Serve + Remember.

Yonkers, NY

9/7/19 10:00 AM

Pack Back-to-School Supplies or Kids in Need

Volunteers will help the Boys & Girls Club of New Rochelle in partnership with the 5-Star Jeep Club and Mascaro Women's Auxiliary Club with their Back 2 School Drive they will be hosting that day. Their goal is to hand out 300 book-bags to kids in need. Volunteers will help set up the event, separate school supplies into book-bags, and help them distribute them in an orderly fashion. Volunteers must be at least 16 years old or 8 years old with an adult to participate in this event. Wear comfortable clothing and shoes that you can move and lift in. Parking is available onsite. This project is a part of 9/11: Serve + Remember.

New Rochelle, NY

9/7/19 10:00 AM

Bingo Mingle with Senior Veterans

Volunteers will engage with Senior Veterans by playing Bingo and brightening their day with some good old fashioned visiting time. After the game, volunteers will assist is serving snacks while the conversation continues. Volunteers must be at least 16 years old or 14 years old with an adult to participate in this event. When entering the campus you will check in with the parking attendant. After you will bear left and another quick left to the building's entrance. You will have to check in at the front desk so please bring your ID. This project is a part of 9/11: Serve + Remember.

Montrose, NY

9/7/19 1:30 PM

New Rochelle Street Fair

Be part of the New Rochelle Street Fair in a variety of roles all throughout the day. See below for shifts and task descriptions and sign up to volunteer. 7:15AM to 10:00AM=Volunteers will assist with set up of the street fair itself, helping lay out the vendors spaces and marking them prior to the vendors' arrival. Once all spaces are designated, volunteers will stay on to assist vendors in locating their spots, acting as “block captains.” (Each captain will be assigned a block of vendors and then, using the provided layout of the space assignments, help them identify their location, and make sure they set up within that area. Once all vendors are set up, block captains will be in charge of answering any questions that arise.) 10:00AM-12:00PM=Continuing the role of “block captain”, volunteers will monitor the activity in their designated block and act as the go-to for questions that may arise. 7:30AM-10:00AM=Volunteers will work in the vendor registration booth to check-in vendors as they arrive and point them towards their designated vendor spots. 10:00AM-12:00PM=Volunteers will work in the vendor registration booth to check-in vendors as they arrive and point them towards their designated vendor spots. 11:00AM-12:30PM=Volunteer needed to check ID's at the Beer Garden entrance and provide wrist band for age appropriate guests. Volunteer MUST be 21 or older. 12:00PM-2:00PM=Continuing the role of “block captain”, volunteers will monitor the activity in their designated block and answer any questions that may arise. 12:30PM-2:00PM=Volunteer needed to check ID's at the Beer Garden entrance and provide wrist band for age appropriate guests. Volunteer MUST be 21 or older. 2:00PM-4:00PM=Continuing the role of “block captain”, volunteers will monitor the activity in their designated block and answer any questions that may arise. 2:00PM-4:00PM=Volunteer needed to check ID's at the Beer Garden entrance and provide wrist band for age appropriate guests. Volunteer MUST be 21 or older. This project is part of 9/11:Serve + Remember.

New Rochelle, NY

9/8/19 7:15 AM + more

Bridging Generations in Honor of 9/11

Volunteers will engage in arts activities with seniors. One of the ways One Change at a Time goes about bringing together the elderly and youth is conducting our “Bridging Generations” program at nursing homes, assisted living facilities, and community centers. The purpose of our program is to improve the health and social wellness of those we serve, while developing skills, establishing values, and providing a sense of empowerment. These interactions help all generations by providing mentorship opportunities; stimulate the mind through educational activities, and improving health by being actively involved. Please wear comfortable clothing - we will be painting so please wear something that you wouldn't mind if paint got on them. Parking is available on location premises or street parking across from location. Volunteers must be at least 16 years old or 5 years old with an adult to participate in this event. This project is a part of 9/11: Serve + Remember.

New Rochelle, NY

9/8/19 2:30 PM

Share the Wealth of Global Health

Afya recovers surplus medical supplies and equipment from healthcare centers and hospitals, who discard 7,000 tons of usable medical supplies every year! Volunteers will sort, inventory and pack our recovered medical supplies. This enormous volunteer effort allows us to maintain a detailed database of our inventory so we can tailor our shipments to countries in desperate need of these supplies. Please note that if you register for this volunteer opprotunity, Afya also requests that you sign up on their wesite as well : https://afyafoundation.volunteerhub.com . This step is mandatory as it will guide you to fill out their paperless waiver in order to participate in this volunteering opprotunity. Volunteers must be at least 17 years old or 5 years old with an adult to participate in this event. Please wear closed toed shoes. Parking is avalible in front of low rise warehouse facing building. This project is a part of 9/11: Serve + Remember.

Yonkers, NY

9/11/19 10:00 AM + more

Courtney's Tie Drive

Staff Sgt. Courtney A. Hollinsworth was one of many Yonkers veterans who made the ultimate sacrifice for our country. Yonkers resident Staff Sgt. Courtney A. Hollinsworth, born October 18, 1980, attended Yonkers Public Schools and was an active member of his community and church. Shortly after graduation, Hollinsworth enlisted in the United States Army at the age of 17. While in the service, he moved up the ranks and served in several tours of duty while earning various awards and commendations. Hollinsworth’s last tour in 2007 to Baghdad, Iraq resulted in his death on September 9, 2007. His mother, Hope Hollinsworth Coaxum, has worked tireless in making sure the memory of her son lives on. Amongst other charitable work devoted to Veterans in her role as President of the Gold Star Mothers of the Yonkers Chapter, in 2018 she partnered with the City of Yonkers, The Department of Veterans Services and the New York State Division of Veteran Services in collecting new ties in honor of her son, Courtney.One hundred and fifty brand new ties were distributed to Veterans during the 9th Annual Complimentary breakfast recognizing Veterans contributions and in remembrance of those who served. The tie collection will start this year, 2019, on August 19th and conclude on SSG (October 18th). Courtney Hollinsworth’s Birthday, October 18th where Mrs. Coaxum hopes to collect a substantial amount of new ties to gift all veterans in attendance during the 10th Annual Complimentary Breakfast. Please drop off donated items at the Little Theater. There is no need to sign up for this drive - you can just come by to donate. 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 12:00 PM

Drive to Donate New Socks and Underwear for Children in Need

Underwear and socks are a basic necessity, something we put on each morning as we prepare for the day. They are a daily essential yet, unfortunately, for many children in Westchester a luxury their families struggle to provide. Over 60,000 Westchester children live in low-income homes, with 36% of public school children qualify for free or reduced price lunch. For these children, new underwear and new socks are often financially out of reach. Please help The Sharing Shelf provide these critical items to the 3,000 children and teens we serve each year. A week's worth of underwear - or 7 pairs - averages about $10 at the local discount store. Your donation will not only help children feel good, it will meet a human need in our community. We need underwear in all sizes, from 3T through Adult (teen) XL and socks from infant through adult.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. There is no need to sign up for this drive - you can just come by to donate. This project is a part of 9/11: Serve + Remember.

White Plains, NY

9/11/19 12:00 PM

Donate Blood

Volunteers are invited to donate blood at the Westchester County Center. Anyone between 16 and 76 years old is a potential blood donor. Those close to 76 years old must present a physician's note indicating they are able to give blood. This note should be obtained within a month prior to the drive. 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 12:00 PM

Westchester County Diaper Bank Drive

Bring diapers and wipes to the County Center on 9/11! Surprisingly, so few people are aware of the struggle some of their neighbors face just to meet the basic need of diapering their babies. You can help these families by donating diapers of all sizes, types, and brands – newborn to toddlers. Please note, however, that the greater need is for the larger sizes (5 and 6; and pull-ups). Open packages accepted. Additionally, the Diaper Bank always needs wipes, so please send some along with - or without - diapers.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. There is no need to sign up for this drive - you can just come by to donate.This project is a part of 9/11: Serve + Remember.

White Plains, NY

9/11/19 12:00 PM

Create Laundry Sachets for Families in Emergency Shelters

Volunteers will bag laundry detergent, fold in a dryer sheet, cover them in fabric remnants and secure them with a thoughtful or inspiring note. This is a very practical need for many families and it lets the recipients know that others are thinking of and supporting them. Volunteers must be 16 years old or 10 with an adult to participate in this event. 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 12:00 PM + more

Blanket-Making for Children

Volunteers will create no-sew fleece blankets for children who are in hospitals or other stressful conditions. Volunteers must be at least 16 years old or 5 years old with an adult to participate in this event. 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 12:00 PM

Create Dog Pull Toys for Shelter Dogs - Rockland

Volunteers will use recycled t-shirts to create dog pull toys that will be donated to Hudson Valley Humane Society in Pomona. Volunteers must be at least 16 years old or 5 years old with an adult to participate in this event. Parking onsite at Granito Dining Center. This project is a part of 9/11: Serve + Remember.

Orangeburg, NY

9/11/19 1:30 PM

Help Feed The Hungry in Westchester County

Join One Sandwich at a Time and other local community members to make and deliver peanut butter and jelly sandwiches to those in need! Please do not attend if you have a peanut allergy. Feel free to wear a baseball cap in lieu of a hairnet. It can get messy so we recommend wearing clothing that is comfy and okay to get messy! Feel free to bring your own apron! Volunteers must be at least 16 years old or 3 years old with an adult to participate in this event. 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

Create Dog Pull Toys for Shelter Dogs

Volunteers will use recycled t-shirts to create dog pull toys that will be donated to SPCA of Westchester animal shelters. Volunteers must be at least 16 years old or 8 years old with an adult to participate in this event. 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

Create Gifts for Seniors

Volunteers will make small gift bags for seniors which will have a pair of fun fuzzy socks rolled up to look like a cupcake, placed in a decorated paper liner, and then wrapped with ribbon and a gift tag. Volunteers will also make handmade cards to go with the gift which will help brighten the day of a senior who is need of a little cheer. Volunteers must be at least 16 years old or 5 years old with an adult to participate in this event. This project is a part of 9/11: Serve + Remember. 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.

White Plains, NY

9/11/19 2:00 PM

Putnam County Walk to End Alzheimer's

The Alzheimer's Association Walk to End Alzheimer's is the world's largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer's care, support, and research. Participants and volunteers drive its success by advancing the fight against this disease while helping to execute a fun community event! Volunteers are needed for: Sign setup Registration tables Greeting walkers and guests Refreshment tables Water stations ​Photography

Carmel Hamlet, NY

9/21/19 7:00 AM

Bike HSS: Start and Finish Line Volunteers

BIKE HSS is a one-day cycling event beginning and ending at the Hospital for Special Surgery Westchester in White Plains. Friends of the Hospital for Special Surgery, physicians, staff, and members of the local community ride to promote awareness about musculoskeletal health while raising critical funds for patient care, research, and education. Start Line and Finish Volunteers are needed to check-in guests, collect donations, provide information, lead the kids' zone and play area, control traffic, and more. Volunteers receive complimentary registration, snacks, meal tickets, access to the Finish Line Festival, T-shirts, and incentives for fundraising (encouraged but not required). Start Line and Finish Volunteers can sign up for any or all of the following shifts: 5-9 a.m. 8 a.m.-12 p.m. 11 a.m.-4 p.m.

White Plains, NY

9/28/19 5:00 AM + more

Westchester County Walk to End Alzheimer's

The Alzheimer's Association Walk to End Alzheimer's is the world's largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer's care, support, and research. Participants and volunteers drive its success by advancing the fight against this disease while helping to execute a fun community event! Volunteers are needed for: Sign setup Registration tables Greeting walkers and guests Refreshment tables Water stations Photography

Harrison, NY

9/29/19 7:00 AM

16th Annual Walk for PKD

The Walk for PKD is a 5K (3.2 mile) walk to benefit the PKD Foundation and raise funds for polycystic kidney disease (PKD) research. The event is a great opportunity to help make a difference, connect with those in the PKD community, and learn more about how PKD affects families. Volunteers are needed to help with setup and cleanup, registering guests, distributing water and cheering on walkers, serving food, and placing signs. Volunteers are expected to arrive at parking field #1 at 8 a.m.; registration opens at 9 a.m. and the walk kicks off at 10 a.m. Parking is free before 8 a.m. After that, Rockland Lake Park charges $8 per car (cash only).

Valley Cottage, NY

10/5/19 8:00 AM

2019 Fall Garden Cleanup Crew

Join gardeners to help clean up community areas of the garden. Volunteers will participate in tilling the soil, raking, cleaning and hauling, weeding, deadheading, woodchipping, and composting. Please bring water to stay hydrated, and wear long pants, a hat, work gloves, work shoes, and sunscreen. PLEASE BEWARE: ticks and poison ivy have been reported in the garden this spring. All ages and abilities are welcome!

New Rochelle, NY

10/5/19 9:00 AM + more

Battle of the Books Volunteers

The Westchester Library System is looking for energetic volunteers for its sixth annual Westchester Battle of the Books competition. This year’s Battle will be on Saturday October 19, 2019 from 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. at Hommocks Middle School in Larchmont. Battle of the Books is a book-based trivia tournament for grades 4 through 10. The goal of the program is to promote a love of reading and to inspire teamwork and good sportsmanship in an atmosphere of friendly competition. It’s a fun day for everyone—team members and volunteers alike! Eighty volunteers are needed for the following roles: Emcees: read the questions in each battle round and award points to the team that answers correctly Room Monitors: ensure the number of people in a room does not exceed fire code limit and maintain a quiet and respectful atmosphere for the battle round to run smoothly. Runners: bring the scores from the battle round hallway to the Scoremaster in the gym after each round. Greeters: help run the registration desk, check in volunteers and teams, and help set up for the Final Battle. Gym Monitors: help keep order in the gym between battle rounds. Lunch Helpers: hand out pizza and water to teams during the break. Photographers: take photos of the day, capturing memories! Timekeepers: keep time for each battle round. Scorekeepers: keep score for each battle round.

Larchmont, NY

10/19/19 8:30 AM

Rockland County Walk to End Alzheimer's

The Alzheimer's Association Walk to End Alzheimer's is the world's largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer's care, support, and research. Participants and volunteers drive its success by advancing the fight against this disease while helping to execute a fun community event! Volunteers are needed for: Sign setup Registration tables Greeting walkers and guests Refreshment tables Water stations Photography

Pomona, NY

10/20/19 7:30 AM

Musical Entertainment

We are looking for individuals or group to perform at Garito Manor. It could be musical, dance, comedy or theater. #VolunteerNewRochelle

New Rochelle, NY

Through 4/30/20

Card Players

We are looking for volunteers to play various card games with our residents-- Canasta, Bridge, Gin Rummy, Poker, etc. We are flexible with hours and dates but are looking to have it at least twice a month to start, possibly once a week. #NYSVeterans

Montrose, NY

Through 8/28/19

Data Management

Heartsong is seeking volunteers to assist the staff of its music and art therapy program for children with disabilities. Tasks include data input, updates, and reporting. Commitment is 10 hours per week for a 3-6 month commitment. 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, providing parents with networking opportunities, links to state and local agencies, workshops, and a wealth of information on how to navigate through the complexities of parenting a loved one with special needs.

White Plains, NY

Through 2/7/20

High School Internship: Farm Volunteer

Hilltop Hanover Farm's internships provide students with hands-on opportunities to work alongside farmers throughout all aspects of plant propagation, cultivation, and the harvest of numerous varieties of organically grown vegetable crops. Working on the farm is a rewarding experience, but it may be physically demanding at times; tasks take place in all kinds of weather, so interns should dress and plan accordingly. Interns should have the desire to contribute daily in a rigorous, fast-paced agricultural setting. Interns take part in some or all of the necessary fieldwork, including seeding, transplanting, weeding, thinning, watering, harvesting, and pest control, as well as washing, sorting and packaging vegetables for market. If you are interested in Food Justice, Environmental, or Agricultural studies, this unpaid internship is for you! Hilltop Hanover Farm works with high school students to schedule their internships according to their schools' attendance and program guidelines. Interns receive volunteer service credit, learning, and experience; Hilltop Hanover Farm will provide a reference letter upon completion of volunteer work. Spots are limited, so please submit early.

Yorktown Heights, NY

Through 6/26/20

Volunteer Services Screener

The Volunteer Screener gathers relevant information about prospective volunteer candidates while assessing which positions volunteers are best suited for. They provide an excellent experience for all new volunteers joining the American Red Cross. Training is provided remotely through Webex and conference calls. This opportunity can be completed from home as long as the volunteer has access to a phone and a computer. The volunteer must be willing to speak to volunteers on the phone, have a positive attitude, and be good at assessing talents. #remotevolunteer

Hawthorne, NY

Through 5/30/20

Pastoral Care Volunteers

The New York State Veterans Home at Montrose is seeking volunteers to assist in various capacities in support of the Pastoral Care Department. Some of the duties would include: - Transportation of residents to religious services in the building - Provide one to one visits for residents who may need additional spiritual or emotional support - Assist as needed during religious services such as Catholic Mass, Rosary, Jewish Service, or Worship Service. Tuesdays 9am – 12noon Thursdays 10am – 2pm Fridays 10am – 2pm

Montrose, NY

Through 8/22/20

Arts & Crafts Buddy

Are you interested in a rewarding field that works closely with individuals who have intellectual and developmental disabilities? Would you like to share your interests with someone who enjoys it just as much as you? Partners Health Plan, a not for profit health plan that supports the lives of individuals with developmental and intellectual disabilities, is looking for volunteers for The PAL Program. The PAL Program discovers a member’s passion, interests, and matches up the individual with a person or place in the community sharing a similar passion or interest. We discover what you enjoy and how it could potentially match with a member of PHP. We are looking for volunteers who would like to participate in arts and crafts, go to lunch, and spend time with a new friend(s) who has a great sense of humor! How does it work? Meet with individual once a week, or once bi-weekly depending on schedule flexibility First outing will always be accompanied by Community Resource Coordinator Provide your own transportation to meet the individual at the destination Report to community resource coordinator with updates on the progress of outings Form natural friendship with individual based on similar interests Benefits Receive an optional professional reference upon completion of program Join an incredible community of passionate staff and volunteers Hours: Approximately one a week depending on the activity and volunteer schedule Suggested Commitment: 6 months - 1 year PHP provides equal opportunity for all volunteers.

Hawthorne, NY

Through 12/12/19

Homework Helper

Making Minutes Count We are in need of volunteers to help with homework during our "power hour," which is 3:30 - 4:30/ 5 pm at our multiple New Rochelle Elementary school sites (Columbus,Trinity, Davis, and William B Ward), Club houses (Remington and Mascaro, grades K -12th) and Larchmont/Mamaroneck Elementary schools sites (Chatsworth,Central, Murray and Mamaroneck). Power Hour is specifically designed to meet the needs of 21st-century learners, enabling Clubs to help youth develop the skills of 21st-century learners, which are: • Mastery of information media and technology • Critical thinking skills • Key academic subjects in a real-world context • Life and career skills

New Rochelle, NY

Through 12/20/19

Coffee Cart

Will provide morning smiles in the form of coffee and cookies to Veterans receiving treatment at VA Hudson Valley Health Care System's Montrose Campus. Volunteers will distribute items from the cart in the Urgent Care Area providing a moment of respite for Veterans. A small gesture like this offers Veterans a break in their morning and gives them a gentle lift. These items are delivered with lots of love and a smile by our caring volunteers. You'll be an integral part of the VA as you create and maintain a positive alliance with others. Must have strong people skills, able to fill and empty coffee pots, push a cart, and bend to reach items.

Montrose, NY

Through 3/1/21

Reception Volunteer

White Plains Hospital is looking for volunteers in various reception areas to greet and sign in visitors. An orientation and training will be provided. Must be familiar with computers. Dates and times vary: mornings, afternoons and evenings, weekdays and weekends. Download the appropriate application: Ages 14-17: junior application Ages 18+: adult application Mail completed applications to: White Plains Hospital Volunteer Department 41 East Post Road White Plains, NY 10601 Completion of application, reference check, interview and placement, medical and background clearance are required prior to beginning volunteer position.

White Plains, NY

Through 3/24/21

Girl AGain Boutique Peer Mentors

Yes She Can helps young women with autism develop job skills by operating Girl AGain, a resale boutique that sells gently used American Girl dolls, clothes, and furniture. It is seeking a few volunteers who want to work side-by-side, serving as peer mentors to trainees in the boutique. Trainees prepare merchandise, price and display it, and help customers make purchases. This is a great opportunity for mature high school students and college students. Store hours are Saturdays from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Training schedule runs Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Typical volunteer support would be four hours at one time.

White Plains, NY

Through 5/23/20

Friendly Visitor

Volunteers are needed to bring cheer to veterans and their family members. Volunteers will be matched with veterans or their family members for weekly home visits for 1-3 visits per week for about 30 minutes each visit. #NYSVeterans

Montrose, NY

Through 5/29/20

Musicians

Musicians who will come in and play piano (there are two at the facility) or bring in other instruments to play. #VolunteerNewRochelle

New Rochelle, NY

Through 6/4/20

Recreation Volunteer

Are you a "people person?" Do you like the idea of fostering meaningful friendships with our veterans and their spouses? If so then this opportunity is for you! Our recreation department is looking for dedicated volunteers who will work closely with our staff on their assigned neighborhoods to provide friendly room visits to residents and document the visits. Each volunteer will be assigned and trained to work on a specific neighborhood. This volunteer opportunity would be during the week ideally and 1-3 times a week for a few hours at a time. #IG005 #NYSVeterans

Montrose, NY

Through 6/4/20

Document Shredding

TOUCH is seeking volunteers who can work independently to safely operate the shredding machine to destroy confidential records about to be discarded. Volunteers will recycle materials in the recycling bin and tidy up the area where shredding occurred. This is a great opportunity for teens who are looking to fulfill service requirement hours!

Congers, NY

Through 6/6/21

Food Pantry Volunteer

Volunteers are needed to help with the food pantry on Mondays. Volunteers may pack and label delivery bags and make calls to take orders for TOUCH's chronically ill members who are homebound.

Congers, NY

Through 6/7/21

Bingo Caller

Every Saturday the seniors at Garito Manor play Bingo and we need an enthusiastic, energetic person to be our caller. Bingo takes place 3-4pm. #VolunteerNewRochelle

New Rochelle, NY

Through 6/4/20

Donate Diapers and Wipes to the Westchester County Diaper Bank!

Surprisingly, so few people are aware of the struggle some of their neighbors face just to meet the basic need of diapering their babies. You can help these families by donating diapers of all sizes, types, and brands – newborn to toddlers. Please note, however, that the greater need is for the larger sizes (5 and 6; and pull-ups). Open packages accepted. Additionally, the Diaper Bank always needs wipes, so please send some along with - or without - diapers. Drop off: Wayside Cottage (bin on porch), 1039 Post Road, Scarsdale, NY 10583 or one of our drop off locations. #donatechilditems #remotevolunteer

Through 12/31/19