As the leading volunteer engagement agency in Westchester, Putnam and Rockland counties, The Volunteer Center believes that everyone has something to offer. No matter your background or your time restrictions there is a way you can help your community. If you are interested in becoming a volunteer make sure you take a moment to register as a volunteer and to explore our volunteer listing database.
Regional Volunteer Center – Supporting nonprofits and encouraging volunteerism in the Mid-Hudson region as part of the State Commission on National & Community Service initiative to enhance New York State's volunteer infrastructure. Training organizations on effective volunteer management through the ROSES (Recruit, Orient, Support, Evalute and Salute) curriculum. Engaging and connecting college students and educators to community groups and service opportunities through Campus Cares.
Disaster Preparedness Programs - Providing communities an additional layer of support with their emergency response and disaster relief planning, including mobilizing volunteers to serve at vital high need times.
Job Readiness Through Volunteerism (JRTV) - Designed to increase job seekers' awareness of the value of volunteerism on their resumes and increase their confidence. Volunteer Coaches help prepare job seekers to enter or re-enter the job market.
Leadership Westchester – Cutting-edge nine-month learning program prepares passionate, knowledgeable and highly-skilled leaders to assume positions of influence and impact, particularly as Board Members at nonprofits.
Youth – Service can be an excellent way for youth to explore career fields, gain professional experience, meet new friends and prepare for college. The Volunteer Center offers youth leadership opportunities and support for schools. Our annual Youth Guidebook highlights 400 youth appropriate volunteer opportunities in our area.
RSVP of Westchester – Adults 55 and over use experience and professional skills as volunteers to address issues in the sectors of Education, Literacy, Fiscal Independence, Health, Nutrition and Independent Living.
Volunteer Internship Program (VIP) and Steppingstone Referral Program – A mental health vocational program providing volunteer internships as a step towards re-entering the workforce.
Court Referrals – Facilitates the fulfillment of court-mandated community service.
Family & Group Volunteerism – A great way for multiple people to help our community together. The Volunteer Center offers phone support for groups needing advice and tools to manage your service project easily.