SAMPLE VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
Below find a sampling of volunteer opportunities. Some require a weekly commitment; others are periodic or seasonal in nature. Individuals with marketing experience are welcome to apply throughout the year.
OFF THE STREET: a mentoring program for elementary school children located in Mt.Vernon is looking for an assistant to the director. This individual will assist in all aspects of the program which takes place after-school.
A DIFFERENT START: a program for single mothers of young children, located in Yonkers, seeks individual tutors in academic subjects. In addition to academic tutoring, this program provides young mothers with parenting classes, computer skills and nutrition education.
HUMAN RESOURCES: clerical help is needed on an ongoing basis at our WJCS headquarters. Responsibilities might include filing, database entry and other pertinent office tasks.
LEARNING CENTER: Tutor children or adults in academic subjects (mostly math and reading) who come to the WJCS Learning Center at greatly reduced rates. Former teaching experience is required for this volunteer job.
COMPEER: become a "buddy" to an adult or teen suffering from long term psychiatric illness. The volunteer, after training and background checks, will commit to meeting with his/her Compeer friend for one hour per week. Volunteers provide supportive friendship, advocacy and increased social interaction.
CENTER LANE: as Westchester's only community center for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and questioning adolescents, group leaders are needed to facilitate discussions and be a source of support for teens.
SENIOR CENTER, Mt.Vernon: Volunteers are needed to share their talent in music, art, yoga, dance or any other hobby with the seniors in the drop-in center.
KID'S KLOSET, White Plains: Provides new and gently-used children’s clothing and essentials to local families in need. This all-volunteer effort relies on the generosity of the community for donations. Volunteers are needed to sort and repackage clothing for distribution.
Home Delivered Meals: Volunteers needed to drive and deliver meals to homebound people in lower Westchester.
Home Visitors: are needed throughout the year to assist WJCS in the distribution of "holiday" packages to needy seniors. Rosh Hashanah, Thanksgiving and Passover are the busiest times of the year.
Center for Women's Issues: Qualified professionals are needed to share their experience and expertise in running workshops in fields such as social work/family relations, career exploration/transition, legal concerns, health/nutrition, senior issues, aging parents, finance or domestic violence. Workshops are offered for Fall and Spring sessions and can be one or multiple sessions.