Looking to volunteer during the holidays?
The following is a list of nonprofit organizations that coordinate volunteer projects during the Fall and Winter Holidays. There is also a great need for volunteers who can coordinate material drives in their community. Please consider organizing a food, toy or other material drive to support families in our area. Click here for a list of the organizations and the resources they are requesting (.pdf, 119kb)

The Journal News has also compiled a list of some of the most urgent requests in our area this session, including requests for food, resources such as plastic bags and hard goods such as air conditioners. Click here to see their list. 

Past Projects

  • American Red Cross: Holiday Mail for Heroes (Ends 12/6)
  • The Bowery Mission (Rivington): Prep/Cook/Serve (11/25-28)
  • Camp AmeriKids (Westchester): Holiday Gift Drive (11/1-12/4)
  • Catholic Charities (New York): St. Nicholas Project (12/14) 
  • The Children's Village (Westchester): Thanksgiving Food Drive (Ends 11/24)
  • The Children's Village (Westchester): Holiday Gift Drive (Ends 12/13)
  • Church of the Heavenly Rest (NYC): Dinner Prep/Cleanup (11/27-28)
  • Community Food Pantry at St. Mary's (Mohegan Lake): Thanksgiving Distribution (11/22-23)
  • Common Ground (Montrose): Veterans Dinner (11/27)
  • First Presbyterian Church Food Pantry (Yorktown): Loading Bags (12/14/ 12/21)
  • God's Love We Deliver (NYC): Delivery (11/28)
  • Here's Life (NYC): Boxing/Delivery (11/22-23)
  • Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation: (Westchester) Fundraising volunteer (12/4-12/7)
  • Larchmont/Mamaroneck Hunger Task Force: Collect, Sort and Load Food (11/23-25)
  • New York Basket Brigade (Southern Westchester): Drivers/Assembly/Delivery (11/23-24)
  • Project Linus (Larchmont): Blanket Knitters (11/26-12/17)
  • Putnam CAP (Putnam): Sorters/Boxers (11/23-24), Drivers (11/23-24) 
  • Rockland Community Foundation (Haverstraw): Thanksgiving Dinner (11/28)
  • RSHM Life Center (Sleepy Hollow): Toy Drive/Adopt-A-Family (Ends 12-17)
  • The Salvation Army - White Plains: Thanksgiving Distribution (11/20), Christmas Distribution (12/15)
  • The Sharing Community (Yonkers): Thanksgiving Dinner (11/28 - Full)
  • Soup Angels (Nyack): Thanksgiving Feast (11/27),
  • United for the Troops (Mahopac): Care Package Sorting/Packing (11/24)
  • Veteran’s Thanksgiving Dinner (Mahopac): Thanksgiving Dinner (11/23)
  • Westchester Coalition for the Hungry and Homeless, Inc (Westchester): Coat Drive Volunteers (Ends 11/15)
  • YWCA of Yonkers Food Pantry: Food Pantry Distribution (Ongoing), Thanksgiving Dinner (11/28 - Full)