Volunteer New York!

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We Care to Make Volunteering Easy!

Use our volunteer search engine to get access to over 500 volunteer opportunities in the Westchester, Putnam, and Rockland areas. Search for the nonprofits that you want to work with and who need volunteers today - either for one-day or short-term volunteer opportunities.

There are positions available for every age and skillset 
- addressing issues such as: Youth EducationHunger & Homelessness, Senior ServicesHealth & WellnessCaring for Animals,Environmental CareFamilyCommunity, and the Arts.

Volunteer New York! has been making it very easy for anyone in the community to give back and has been supporting local nonprofits for over 65 years. Call us at 914-948-4452 to speak with aVolunteer Placement Specialist or to schedule an appointment. Or contact us by email!
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Our Passion is Our (new) Mission!

The mission of Volunteer New York! is to inspire, mobilize and equip individuals and groups to take positive action to address pressing challenges, support nonprofits, and strengthen the quality of life in our community. We serve Westchester County, Putnam County, Rockland County, Dutchess County, Orange County, Ulster County and Sullivan County.

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Volunteer New York News - Leadership Westchester: Are You Ready To Lead?

Applications For The Leadership Westchester Class of 2020 Are Now AvailableAll Applications Must Be Received By July 31, 2019Download Application Leadership Westchester is a rigorous, 9-month curriculum that is designed to sharpen your…

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Volunteer New York News - The Super Bowl of Volunteerism...

Last month we celebrated at our 39th Annual Volunteer Spirit Awards. A guest described it as "kinda like the Super Bowl of Volunteerism." We hope you can agree that if volunteering is a game, it's a game played from the heart, over long days and…

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Volunteer New York News: Book Fests, Summer Camps, And College Expos, Oh My!

Costume Character Volunteers at the Westchester Children's Book Festivalwith JCY-WestchesterMultiple opportunitiesMay 5White PlainsVOLUNTEERSTEAM Summit and HBCU College Expo Tourwith National Council of Negro WomenApril 27Mount…

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Volunteer New York News: Festivals, Park Cleanups, and More Spring Volunteer Opportunities!

Local Volunteer Opportunities Element 46 Mentors and Professionals with Westchester County Government Apply by April 19 Multiple locations APPLY 1st Sleepy Hollow Literary Festival with Hudson Valley Writers Center Multiple Opportunities…

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Volunteer New York News - Spring Opportunities Are Here: Local Parks Need Your Help!

Local Volunteer OpportunitiesHelp Survivors of Cyclone IdaiDonation Drive In-Progress with Afya Foundation of AmericaYonkersDROP-OFF INFOWrite Thank-You Cards for the Troopswith United For the TroopsShrub OakDROP-OFF INFOSpring Cleanup Crewwith Ward…

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Help Bronxville Fire Victims - March Volunteers Opportunities Are Here - March 14, 2019

Local Volunteer OpportunitiesProm Dress Giveaway Volunteerswith Operation PROMApril 26 through April 28White PlainsVOLUNTEERSupport Displaced Families Affected by Bronxville FireDonation Drive In-Progress with St. John's Episcopal ChurchYonkersDROP…

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39th Annual Volunteer Spirit Awards Breakfast and Networking Reception

We value volunteers because they are important. Volunteers have the power to transform both our community and individual lives. Watch above to see the joy and impact that comes from service.Joining us for the 2019 Volunteer Spirit Awards is one of…

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The 2019 Panel Discussion: Local Leaders With Impact at SL Green Realty Corp.

What Motivates Them, How They Inspire Others & What That Means For An Engaged CommunityAbout:"A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way, and shows the way. - John Maxwell" Volunteer New York! invites you to join a morning session with…

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Volunteer New York: Local Volunteer Opportunities News - February 27, 2019

Have You Seen The Latest Opportunities In Your Area?Local Volunteer Opportunities:American Eel Migration Project with Sarah Lawrence College Center for the Urban River at BeczakEvery Afternoon from Tuesday to FridayYonkersVOLUNTEERHelp Babies Have A…

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Announcing Signals914! A $10K Valentine Gift To Local Nonprofits from Signarama Hartsdale and Volunteer New York!

Announcing SIGNALS914, a new nonprofit grant program available starting Valentine's Day from Michael Lang, owner of Signarama Hartsdale and team at www.signals914.org. Together they have pledged $10,000 in donations of signage, display and…

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Volunteer New York News: November 21, 2018

There are 7 days until #GivingTuesdayThere are 23,000 reasons to give to a local charity on the biggest day of giving of the year. So . . .We thought it would be helpful to hear from a few community leaders about why they give back to where they…

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Volunteer New York - Local Holiday Volunteer Opportunities for November 2018

Thanksgiving Parade Volunteerswith New Rochelle Chamber of CommerceSaturday, November 17 from 8:30am-12:30pmNew RochelleVolunteerRefurbish American Dollswith Yes She Can, Inc.Sunday, November 11 (multiple shifts)White PlainsVolunteerHelp Prep…

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Volunteer New York - New Opportunities for October 2018

YoFi Fest Volunteers NeededThe Yonkers Film Festival is around the corner and volunteers are needed to help work the red carpet & more! Now thru 11/11YonkersVolunteerP.S.Volunteers can get free t-shirts, movie tickets & party invitesFamily…

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Volunteer New York - Local Volunteer Opportunities for October 2018

Local Volunteer Opportunities:Be A Volunteer DriverWhat's just another 20 minute drive for you, is dignity and peace-of-mind for a neighbor in needVOLUNTEERYoFi Fest Volunteers NeededNow Through November 11thMultiple…

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Volunteer Nominations are Now Open for the 2019 Annual Volunteer Spirit Awards

Who are the volunteers that inspire you?Nominate a volunteer today for 1 of 7 awards to be presented during National Volunteer Month. Including the new Transformation Award!NOMINATE A VOLUNTEERNomination Deadline: November 19, 2018Save the Date: The…

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Volunteer New York - Local Volunteer Opportunities for September 2018

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Volunteer New York - 9/11: Serve and Remember

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Register Now for Next Gen Non-Profit Board Development Boot Camp 2018

Seeking New Leaders To Connect With Local Nonprofits And Support Their CommunitiesSign Up Now to Participate as a LeaderHave you considered expanding your volunteering to make a greater impact on your community?We're looking for professionals with…

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Volunteer Opportunities New York - August 22, 2018

Volunteer Receptionist Needed Mon/Fri Afternoonswith Cancer Support TeamPurchaseVOLUNTEERHelp Run The New Rochelle Street Fairwith City of New RochelleNew RochelleVOLUNTEERAfterschool Reading Coachwith Destination: CollegeHartsdaleVOLUNTEERBe An…

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Volunteer Opportunities New York - August 13, 2018

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Volunteer New York - Local Volunteer Opportunities for August 2018

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Apply To The Leadership Westchester Class of 2019: July 31st Deadline Fast Approaching!

"This professional leadership development program is one not to be missed for any person looking to take the next step in their leadership journey. It has been transformative."Tara C. Fappiano, PartnerHavkins Rosenfeld Ritzert & Varriale,…

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Volunteer New York: NEW July Opportunities! Meet Your Summer Passions

Local Volunteer OpportunitiesInterview Seniors & Write Down Their Storieswith DOROT WestchesterThroughout WestchesterVOLUNTEERSummer Reading Buddieswith JCY Westchester Community PartnersAge Minimum: 14YonkersVOLUNTEERSummer Family Fest…

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Volunteer New York: Featured Profile July 2018

Featured Volunteer ProfileScore One For The Good GuysFormer IBM Exec pays it forward by mentoring business hopefuls through local SCORE program.Natasha Roukos did not know when she retired after nearly a quarter-century at IBM that her mentoring…

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Volunteer New York - Local Volunteer Opportunities for July 2018

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Volunteer New York! 2018 Summer Volunteering Program Now Live

Dozens of Volunteer Opportunities for Teens and Young Adults Are Available Throughout Westchester, Rockland, and Putnam this Summer. The Summer Volunteering Program from Volunteer New York! features dozens of seasonal youth and family friendly…

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Volunteer Opportunities New York - May 25, 2018

Local Volunteer OpportunitiesBe part of the Meals that Heal Programwith Ronald McDonald House of the Greater Hudson ValleyAge Minimum (with Adult): 4+ValhallaVOLUNTEERBarn Help Volunteerswith Topfield Equestrian CenterAge Minimum: 18+Cold…

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New Rochelle Parks Clean Up Day 2018 is Sunday, April 22nd, 2018

Roll Up Your Sleeves And Take ActionThis Earth Day on Sunday, April 22nd Presented by The New Rochelle Department of Parks & RecreationJoin your neighbors for a day of service to beautify Five Islands Park, including helping with painting,…

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Jim Rathschmidt Announced as 2018 Volunteer Spirit Awards Winner

Benefit Celebrating Local Volunteerism Will Include Presentation of Quality of Life Award to Mahopac co-founder of United for the Troops Volunteer New York!, is proud to recognize the extraordinary local volunteer efforts of Jim Rathschmidt, a…

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Volunteer Opportunities New York - March 2018

Local Volunteer Opportunities:Parkland Hearts DIY Project:Honoring those affected by the Parkland shootingswith HandsOn BrowardVolunteerSpring Volunteer Work Sessionswith Pound Ridge Land ConservancyPound RidgeVolunteerPassover Package Delivery…

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Volunteer Opportunities New York - February 2018

Local Volunteer Opportunities:Keep #NEWROSTRONGwith New Rochelle Council of Community ServicesNew RochelleVolunteerSaturday Creative Arts Therapywith HeartsongWhite PlainsVolunteerVolunteer Puppy Raiserwith Putnam Service DogsBrewsterVolunteerWCFR…

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Registration is Now Open for MLK Day 2018

Join Your Community In Service: Friday, January 12th  Food Sort and Pack Cause: Hunger & Homelessness Starts at 10am with ARC of Rockland Congers  Saturday, January 13th  Diaper Sorting and…

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December Holiday Volunteer Opportunities - 2017

SANTA DAYSFriday, December 1st or Friday, December 8thwith Open Door Family Medical CenterThroughout WestchesterToy Pick Up DaysWednesday, December 6th - Monday, December 18thwith Open Door Family Medical CenterThroughout WestchesterVolunteer At…

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Find Holiday Volunteer Opportunities

Discover all the ways you can volunteer locally this holiday season and give back to those in need! Volunteer New York! can point you in the right direction to local donation drives, DIY volunteer projects, holiday-specific volunteer opportunities…

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Help Protect the Environment and Beautify Rockland

Keep Rockland BeautifulMonday, September 11th from 10am-12pmSpring Valley, NYJoin the thousands who will serve in remembrance of those who were lost on September 11, 2001 and give their time to make a local impact.  On Monday, September 11th…

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Join Hurricane Harvey Relief Efforts as part of 9/11: Serve + Remember

It’s been said that the worst of mother nature can bring out the best of human nature. A crisis like Hurricane Harvey has already put a spotlight on the many brave and dedicated volunteers willing and ready to unify and respond to those in need…

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Volunteer New York - New Opportunities for August 2017

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Volunteers Needed To Serve on 9/11 Day

9/11: Serve + Remember is a community wide day of service meant to pay tribute to the unity and compassion that was shared by the many first-responders, blood donors, and volunteers who came together after the tragic attacks on September 11, 2001.…

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Here’s How You Can Serve in New Rochelle on 9/11 Day

9/11: Serve + Remember is a community wide day of service meant to pay tribute to the unity and compassion that was shared by the many first-responders, blood donors, and volunteers who came together after the tragic attacks on September 11, 2001.…

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Donations Needed On 9/11: Blood, Books and Items for The Troops

9/11: Serve + Remember is a community wide day of service meant to pay tribute to the unity and compassion that was shared by the many first-responders, blood donors, and volunteers who came together after the tragic attacks on September 11, 2001.…

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Volunteer New York - Opportunities for August 2017

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Volunteer New York: Registration is Now Open for 9/11: Serve + Remember

Join us as we remember the unity and compassion that was shared by the many first-responders, blood donors, and volunteers who came together after the tragic attacks on September 11, 2001.Help us shine our light on the service, unity and empathy…

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Volunteer New York- July Opportunities

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New June Volunteer Opportunities - Local Volunteers Needed

Be A Friednly Vistor with DOROT, Inc. White Plains Volunteer Green Team Members Needed! with Bedford 2020  .Friday, June 30th from 11:00am to 12:00pm Katonah Volunteer Volunteer…

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Volunteer New York- June Opportunities

Volunteer Actors Needed! with American Red Cross Metro New York North Chapter Saturday, June 10th from 9:00am to 4:00pmLocated in Both Hawthorne & NyackVOLUNTEERFood Distribution Volunteerwith The Mount Kisco Interfaith Food Pantry  Mount…

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Volunteer New York- Summer Volunteer Opportunities

Great Summer Volunteer Opportunities! Meals that Heal Program VolunteersRonald McDonald House of the Greater Hudson ValleyValhallaFor Ages 4+ With An AdultVolunteers NeededArc of Westchester Throughout WestchesterGreat for Ages 13+Pet Visiting…

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April Opportunities: 9 Ways to Volunteer For Earth Day and Much More

Color Fest 2017with Eileen Fisher Leadership InstituteIrvington | April 23, 2017 9:00-2:00pmVolunteerImmigrant Family Legal Support Daywith Catholic Charities Archdiocese of New YorkPort Chester | April 21, 2017 Shift 1: 9:30-1:30pmShift 2:…

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The latest March Volunteer Opportunities - 2017

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Bronxville Volunteer Wins Education and Literacy Award

Tracy McVey moved to Bronxville with her family after attending college in Ohio. Like so many people with young children, she spent her available time volunteering at her daughters’ school and on various PTA projects. As time went on and her three…

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Rye Resident Wins Volunteer New York! Going Green Award

A Saturday trip to the Cornell Cooperative to pick up some plants for his second home in Sullivan County, took an interesting turn when Henry King, of Rye, decided to stay and attend a seminar on bees. The door prize for attending the seminar was a…

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Launcher of Impact100 Westchester Wins Quality Of Life Award from Volunteer New York!

From Walk Recruiter for the March of Dimes, to Membership Consultant for Friends of the Westchester County Parks, to nearly 20 years as a fundraiser for Hadassah, Sharon Salomy Douglas has been volunteering her whole life. Douglas is a woman who…

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Volunteer from Hartsdale Wins Safe Community Award from Volunteer New York!

Retiring is easy, Larry Krantz of Hartsdale will tell you he’s done it several times. After retiring twice with two separate business endeavors in a span of 33 years, Krantz knew he would need to have something specific to give him focus and…

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New Rochelle Volunteer Wins Social Advocacy Award from Volunteer New York!

“There is no cookie cutter model for helping a person in crisis. Society’s problems are solved one person at a time,” says Timothy Clark of New Rochelle, NY. For years, he and his friends would travel weekly into the South Bronx to provide…

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Teen Volunteers of Peekskill, NY Win Volunteer New York! ‘Youth Group in Action’ Award

Saturday mornings are often devoted to sleeping in but the 20 devoted members of Fred’s Pantry Youth group can tell you otherwise. They show up every Saturday to restock shelves, help their customers and load groceries into cars. Middle school or…

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Pleasantville Volunteer Wins Youth Leader Award from Volunteer New York!

As a middle school student in Pleasantville, Devin Juros was confronted with the complex issues of poverty and hunger and the dilemma that they exist amidst the affluence of Westchester County. Astonished by this issue, Juros began thinking of ways…

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Volunteer New York News - March 10, 2017

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37th Annual Volunteer Spirit Awards

37th Annual Volunteer Spirit Awards Presented By Volunteer New York!8:00 AMRegistration8:30 - 10:00 AMBreakfast And Awards Presentation To Extraordinary Volunteers Who Inspire US And 2017 Legacy Award Winner George TroyanoDate: March 31, 2017Time:…

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February Volunteer Opportunities: Show The Love Month Is Here

Ideas for Valentine's Week:Spend Time with PatientsVolunteer with The Sarah Neuman CenterVounteer with Blythedale Children's HospitalVolunteer with Schnurmacher Center for RehabVolunteer with Burke Rehabilitation HospitalWestFair Rides Seeking…

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New Volunteer Opportunities: Be A Mentor And More

FACTYoung Adults Who Were At-Risk Of Falling Off Track But Who Had a Mentor Are 55% More Likely To Enroll In College Than Those Who Did Not Have a MentorThey Are Also 130% More Likely To Hold A Leadership Position As They Grow OlderNear-Peer Mentor…

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Hundreds in Hudson Valley Honor Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Through Acts of Service and Kindness

Volunteer New York! hosted its 7th annual Martin Luther King Jr. National Day of Service community-wide event, providing over 380 volunteers with meaningful local opportunities to give back throughout the MLK Day holiday weekend in tribute to the…

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HUNDREDS IN HUDSON VALLEY HONOR LEGACY OF DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING THROUGH ACTS OF SERVICE AND KINDNESS

Volunteer New York! hosted its 7th annual Martin Luther King Jr. National Day of Service community-wide event, providing over 380 volunteers with meaningful local opportunities to give back throughout the MLK Day holiday weekend in tribute to the…

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Volunteer New York News - October 27, 2016

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Registration is Now Open for 9/11: Serve + Remember

Join us as we remember the unity and compassion that was shared by the many first-responders, blood donors, and volunteers who came together after the tragic attacks on September 11, 2001. Help us shine our light on the service, empathy and unity…

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New Rochelle + Volunteer New York! = A Stronger Community

This week the City of New Rochelle announced a new partnership with nonprofit, Volunteer New York! at a press event at City Hall. The collaboration "Volunteer New Rochelle!" which can be found at newrochelleny.com/volunteernewro will make it…

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Volunteer New York - Opportunity News - May 2016

Music Teacher or TutorSongcatchers Inc. New RochelleSugar Hill Volunteer Day  Westchester Land Trust & Food Bank For WestchesterBedford Hills| May 24th from 10:00 am-2:00 pmCollege Essay Writing VolunteersYonkers Partners in Education…

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Join a Panel Discussion with Local Nonprofit Leaders

Join Leadership Westchester for a morning panel discussion featuring several organizations that have a deep impact in our community. All are welcome to attend. No charge but registration is required. Find out more at…

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Volunteer New York! Seeks MLK Day Volunteers (last 3 days to register)

Volunteer New York! is calling on community members to spend a little of their Martin Luther King Jr. holiday weekend giving back to their community through service. JUST 3 DAYS LEFT TO REGISTER!! Sign up today. MLK Day is a National Day of Service…

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36th Volunteer Spirit Awards

Tarry Town , NYThe deadline for volunteer nominations for the 36th Annual Volunteer Spirit Awards have been extended until Thursday, Dec. 17th. If you have yet to nominate an all-star volunteer that you know, please send in your nominations this…

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Nominate Star Volunteers for 2016 Volunteer Spirit Awards

Nominations are now open for the 36th Annual Volunteer Spirit Awards, which will take place May 4th, 2016. All nominations can be submitted online via volunteernewyork.org/awards View Guidelines | Nominations close Dec. 11th,…

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Nonprofits Work Together to Stop Disasters within Disasters

As part of an awareness campaign for National Preparedness Month, five local nonprofits have registered to be part of Volunteer New York!’s Virtual Volunteer Reception Center, which is a section of their website that will only turn on in the case…

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Volunteers Needed for September 11th

With just one day left to go before the Sept. 11 Day of Service, Volunteer New York! still has room for volunteers who want to pay tribute and join their community through service. Even though projects are quickly filling to capacity, there is…

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Stony Point Emergency Volunteer Honored At Rockland Boulder's 3rd Annual Volunteer Day

Saturday, August 1st was the 3rd Annual Volunteer Day at the Rockland Boulders. This year Thank You For Caring, the organizaiton that helps provide benefits to volunteers, and Volunteer New York! ran a month long contest looking for nominations for…

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Emergency Response Volunteer Couple Honored At Rockland Boulder's 3rd Annual Volunteer Day

Saturday, August 1st was the 3rd Annual Volunteer Day at the Rockland Boulders. This year Thank You For Caring, the organizaiton that helps provide benefits to volunteers, and Volunteer New York! ran a month long contest looking for nominations for…

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New Class of Leadership in Westchester

A new class of leaders gathered the evening of June 23rd to officially become the 18th class of graduates to go through the Leadership Westchester program. “This is not your usual executive training program. It is an opportunity to become an…

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Volunteer New York News - April 21, 2015

35th Annual Volunteer Spirit Awards Breakfast & BenefitWhat does volunteer recognition mean to you? How do you participate during National Volunteer Month?Celebrate with us during the culmination of National Volunteer Month as this year we will…

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March On Volunteers - New Opportunities Just Added

The New York Fathering Conference: The Power of a Father's Presence: Challenges and Victories in Supporting Dads, will be held on April 7, 2015 at the Westchester County Center (RSVP here). Designed and delivered by a coalition of diverse human…

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Last Weekend To Register Before #MLKDay

#MLKDay is an effort made possible by many. We’ve had an amazing response from the community since opening registration for the 2015 Martin Luther Jr. National Day of Service. Thank you to every volunteer and supporter who has already pledged to…

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Tis’ The Season to Volunteer!

It’s the final countdown. With Turkey day over, #GivingTuesday has ended, your holiday decorations are up (or ready to be decorated), and the joyous carols have begun to stream from every speaker in sight. It seems the holidays are here, ready or…

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10 Ways to Volunteer other than Working at a Soup Kitchen this Holiday Season

With Thanksgiving approaching and #GivingTuesday only 12 days away, the holiday season is here. What better way to spread holiday cheer than to spend your time volunteering in your community. While the traditional soup kitchen is always a good…

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Burbio.com Launches Holiday Volunteer Calender with Volunteer New York!

On November 10th, 2014, Burbio.com, a free online service that gives families an easy way to sync their calendars to those of local community groups, announced that it was partnering with Volunteer New York! in the creation of a Teen-Family…

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VOLUNTEER NEW YORK! HONORED AS 2014 TOP-RATED NONPROFIT

On November 5th, 2014, Volunteer New York! announced that it has again been honored with a prestigious 2014 Top-Rated Nonprofit Award by GreatNonprofits.org, the leading provider of user reviews about nonprofit organizations. “We are excited to…

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