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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

10/4/20 7:00 AM

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

10/10/20 7:00 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

10/11/20 7:00 AM

Fall Cleanup Volunteers

Volunteers are needed to help rake leaves at the historic cemetery grounds of St. Paul's Church in anticipation of its Veterans Day Commemoration. Soldiers from every war in American history—from colonial times through the Korean War—are buried at St. Paul's, which is one of the oldest continuously used burial yards in the country. Veterans Day commemorations, which include guided tours and placing of wreaths, draw large crowds and volunteers will help keep the area tidy!

Mount Vernon, NY

11/7/20 10:00 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

Through4/30/20

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

Through6/26/20

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

Through5/30/20

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

Through8/22/20

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 its PAL Program. The PAL Program discovers a member’s passion and interests and matches them with a person or place in the community who shares a similar passion or interest. Partners Health Plan is looking for volunteers who would like to participate in arts and crafts, go to lunch, and spend time with a new friend who has a great sense of humor! Volunteers will meet with their "buddy" once every week or two (depending on the volunteer's schedule); the first outing will always be accompanied by a Community Resource Coordinator. Volunteers will provide their own transportation to meet their buddies, and report to the Community Resource Coordinator with updates on the progress of their outings. This is a great way to form natural friendships with individual based on similar interests! Benefits: Volunteers receive an optional professional reference upon completion of program and have the opportunity to join an incredible community of passionate staff and volunteers. Hours: Approximately once a week depending on the activity and volunteer's schedule. The suggested time commitment is six months to one year. PHP provides equal opportunityies for all volunteers.

Hawthorne, NY

Through12/31/20

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

Through3/1/21

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

Through5/23/20

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

Through5/29/20

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

Through6/4/20

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

Through6/4/20

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

Through6/4/20

The Longest Day Committee Members

The Longest Day is a team event on June 20, 2020 to raise funds for the Alzheimer’s Association. Held annually on summer solstice, the duration of this event symbolizes the challenging journey of those living with the disease and their caregivers. Volunteers are needed for a committee to promote The Longest Day. Express interest below!

Harrison, NY

Through9/4/20

Evening Recreation Volunteers

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Montrose, NY

Through3/6/21

Create Art and Cards for Seniors

Help Family Services of Westchester support its most vulnerable neighbors by brightening the day of the seniors at its Maple House assisted living program! Volunteers at home are encouraged to send artwork, cards, and hand-written letters. This is a great remote activity for families with young children at home. To volunteer: Express interest to record this opportunity in your Volunteer New York! profile Create and mail your artwork, cards, and letters to: Maple House of Family Services of Westchester 15 Maple Place Ossining, NY 10562

Ossining, NY

Through4/30/20

Donate Face Masks and Supplies for Healthcare Workers - Ossining

Open Door Family Medical Center is accepting new and homemade masks and other personal protective equipment to keep frontline staff, patients, and community members stay safe against the COVID-19 virus. Items that are needed include: N95 masks, especially small and child sizes (new and unwrapped) Over-the-ear masks, especially small and child sizes (can be hand-sewn; see guidelines here) Isopropyl alcohol (small portable bottles) Isopropyl alcohol wipes Non-mercury oral or ear thermometers (can be inexpensive brand) Blood pressure arm monitors (can be inexpensive brand) Non-latex gloves (all sizes) Hand sanitizer (8 ounces) Clorox bleach wipes Yellow isolation gowns To volunteer: Express interest below to record this opportunity in your Volunteer New York! profile Create or package sterile masks and supplies. Hand-sewn masks must follow the guidelines here Mark donations with the name and email address of the person donating the supplies Drop off donations to the following location between the hours of 9 a.m.-5 p.m.: Ossining Open Door Executive Office This location is across the street from Open Door Family Medical Center; the donation box is in the vestibule and is checked throughout the day. 2 Church Street Ossining, NY 10562

Ossining, NY

Through7/31/20

Donate Face Masks and Supplies for Healthcare Workers - Port Chester

Open Door Family Medical Center is accepting new and homemade masks and other personal protective equipment to keep frontline staff, patients, and community members stay safe against the COVID-19 virus. Items that are needed include: N95 masks, especially small and child sizes (new and unwrapped) Over-the-ear masks, especially small and child sizes (can be hand-sewn; see guidelines here) Isopropyl alcohol (small portable bottles) Isopropyl alcohol wipes Non-mercury oral or ear thermometers (can be inexpensive brand) Blood pressure arm monitors (can be inexpensive brand) Non-latex gloves (all sizes) Hand sanitizer (8 ounces) Clorox bleach wipes Yellow isolation gowns To volunteer: Express interest below to record this opportunity in your Volunteer New York! profile Create or package sterile masks and supplies. Hand-sewn masks must follow the guidelines here Mark donations with the name and email address of the person donating the supplies Drop off donations to the following location between the hours of 9 a.m.-5 p.m.: Port Chester Open Door Medical Center The donation box is located outside in drive-thru entrance from Purdy Avenue.​ 5 Grace Church Street Port Chester, NY 10573

Port Chester, NY

Through7/31/20

Donate Diapers and Wipes to Families in Need

Surprisingly, so few people are aware of the struggle some of their neighbors face just to meet the basic need of diapering their babies. Volunteers can help these families by donating diapers of all types, brands, and sizes—from newborn to toddlers—to the Westchester County Diaper Bank. The greatest need is for the larger sizes (5 and 6) and pull-ups, and open packages are accepted. The Westchester County Diaper Bank also needs baby wipes. To volunteer: "Express interest" to record this opportunity in your Volunteer New York! profile Collect diapers and/or baby wipes and deliver to one of the follow dropoff locations: Drop off locations: Wayside Cottage (there is a bin on the porch) 1039 Post Road, Scarsdale, NY 10583 See other drop off locations here.

Through4/30/20