Volunteer and Funding Opportunities
Amazing Afternoons, Edward Williams School in Mount Vernon
Any day Monday-Friday 3pm-6pm, time commitment length can vary
This is an after-school homework help and enrichment program for students grades k-5. Volunteers are sought who can tutor, share a skill, conduct a healthy snack drive, or supervise activities. Volunteers must be at least 12 years old.
Chai House, White Plains
Sign up for 1-3 hour shift, times vary
This is a residential kosher home for Jewish women with developmental disabilities. They seek volunteers of any age (children must be supervised) for help with activities such as arts and crafts or Jewish based activities linked to Shabbat or other holiday celebrations.
Compeer, Client Homes in Westchester County
8 hours per month
This program matches adult volunteers with clients recovering from mental illness or with serious emotional problems. Volunteers are matched with clients to help offset the isolation that accompanies mental illness. Volunteers are sought who are friendly, good listeners, reliable, and responsible. Volunteer-client matches do activities together in the community and home visits. Volunteers must be over 18.
Geriatric Services, Westchester County
1-3 hours per week, one year commitment
This program provides comprehensive services including personalized care planning to seniors. Volunteers are needed to be “geriatric care assistants” who provide friendly conversation, help open mail, help organize paperwork, and other simple tasks or activities in the senior’s home.
Kid's Kloset, White Plains
3-hour shifts on weekdays 10am-3pm, weekend and weeknight shifts, sign up for desired shift
This is a center for clothing donations for newborns through 20 year olds. Clients are referred by the vast network of WJCS professionals. Volunteers age 12 to adult are needed to sort clothing and make clothing packages for children in serious need (volunteers under 12 years old must be supervised). Diapers are in especially high demand as their cost is not covered by WIC/SNAP benefits. Volunteers of any age can conduct clothing and diaper drives. Drives involve collecting clothing and delivering it to Kid's Kloset.
Mary J. Blige Center for Women, Yonkers
1-3 hours on any weekday afternoon 3:00 pm-5:45 pm
This center provides women in the community with skills, knowledge, and resources to be empowered individuals. Volunteers are needed at the center who can help mentor, tutor, and teach crafts or skills to girls ages 8-17 on weekday afternoons. Volunteers should be 18 years old or older.
Off the Street, Hamilton Elementary School in Mount Vernon
Any day Monday-Thursday 3:00 pm-5:15 pm, time commitment can vary
This is an after school tutoring and enrichment program for students grades 3-6. Volunteers are sought who can help with homework, enrichment, computer skills, play games and sports, and conduct healthy snack drives. Volunteers should be mature and over 14 years old. Limited bar/bat mitzvah volunteer opportunities are available.
Sinai Free Seniors Program, Sinai Free Synagogue in Mt Vernon
Monday-Thursday for 1-2 hour shifts between 9:00 am. – 2:00 p.m.
This program serves senior citizens with kosher meals and provides a social atmosphere for them. Volunteers are sought to deliver meals, serve lunch, sit and chat, and play table games. Volunteers share their skills with seniors such as speaking Yiddish, chair yoga, and arts and crafts.
Miracle League, Taft Family Center in Hartsdale
Sunday mornings in Fall/Spring for 2-3 hours
This is a baseball program for children on the autism spectrum. It seeks volunteers ages 13 and up to help the participants play and to model neurotypical behavior.
WJCS Agency-Wide Projects
At different times of the year the agency collects holiday items, clothing, school supplies, books, diapers, etc. Volunteers are sought who are interested in leadership roles within these annual projects. Additional volunteer project suggestions are always welcome. Commitment is based on the volunteer’s availability.
Please complete the Volunteer Application or contact Tamar Moskowitz, director of volunteers, 914-761-0600 x222 or firstname.lastname@example.org for details.