United Way of Westchester and PutnamFor more than thirty years, United Way of Westchester and Putnam and The Volunteer Center of United Way have partnered together to make volunteerism embedded into the lifestyle of our community. This partnership includes financial support which allows us to offer a range of no-fee services for individuals and nonprofits in general and for particular program initiatives such as Leadership Westchester.
THE WESTCHESTER COMMUNITY FOUNDATION (WCF)The Westchester Community Foundation is a nonprofit community endowment for the benefit of Westchester County. Its mission is to develop and manage philanthropic resources, and to distribute them in a way that is responsive to donor interests and community needs. The Foundation actively promotes charitable giving on behalf of the area's nonprofit organizations. WCF is a division of The New York Community Trust, one of the largest community foundations in the country with assets of approximately $1.8 billion. Funding from WCF supports The Volunteer Center in several ways: the implementation and training of The Volunteer Center's new database, thereby increasing the capacity of hundreds of nonprofits we serve; and supporting a in-depth strategic planning process to ensure we are carrying out our mission and programs in the most effective way to have maximum impact.
Corporation for National and Community ServiceRSVP of Westchester is a program of The Corporation for National and Community Service and is sponsored locally by The Volunteer Center. The volunteer actions of our 900 RSVP members are focused to impact four specific areas: Health & Nutrition; Education & Literacy; Independent Living; and Finance Independence.
Westchester County Department of Senior Programs and ServicesRSVP of Westchester is supported by the Westchester Department of Senior Programs and Services. Because of funding, RSVP of Westchester is able to provide recognition, transportation reimbursement, and recruitment and matching services for volunteers age 60+.
Westchester County Department of Community Mental HealthThe Volunteer Internship Program and Steppingstone are primarily supported by the Westchester Department of Community Mental Health. This funding allows The Volunteer Center to help people recovering from mental illness with transitional employment services by placing them in volunteer internships.
Westchester CountyThanks to support from the Westchester County, The Volunteer Center has been able to expand volunteer recruitment and capacity-building for nonprofits throughout the county. Individual members also use their online communications tools to share important volunteer initiatives managed by The Volunteer Center with constituents.
Helen Andrus Benedict FoundationThe Helen Andrus Benedict Foundation funds focused programming in Yonkers aimed at reaching out to older adults and connecting them to volunteer opportunities to enhance the community. In addition, the Foundation supports RSVP of Westchester efforts to build capacity in nonprofits to effectively engage volunteers.
TD Charitable FoundationTD Charitable Foundation sponsors the Job Readiness Through Volunteerism Program. Through this program, job seekers obtain a greater awareness of the benefits of volunteering during the job search and learning how to translate their volunteer experience into a stronger resume and interview.
HandsOn Network Generated by Points of Light InstituteThe Volunteer Center is one of 250 affiliates of the HandsOn Network, the largest network of volunteer connector organizations in the nation. The core mission of HandsOn Connect is to inspire, equip and mobilize people to take action that changes the world.
The New York State Commission on National and Community Service seeks to improve lives, strengthen communities, and foster civic engagement through service and volunteering in New York State. In 2012, the Commission designated The Volunteer Center as the Mid-Hudson Regional Volunteer Center, one of ten regional volunteer centers funded throughout the state.
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