Community Spotlight: Volunteer New York
This time of the year often motivates us to be more giving. Combined with the cold winter weather, we find a new sense of gratitude and the desire to give back to our community.
That’s why we’ve put this Community Spotlight on Volunteer New York! This special organization gives community members the platform to give back in a variety of ways, so that we can continually build a better city, state, country, and world.
About Volunteer New York!
Volunteer New York! is on a mission to give tools and inspiration to various group and community members that need it the most. This includes supporting nonprofits and taking a closer look at how we can positively change more challenging community issues.
Just last year, Volunteer New York! had over 26,000 volunteers who provided more than 275,000 hours of service to 500 local nonprofits. And with over 70 years of volunteer experience, they’re still just getting started.
Volunteer New York! Programs
Volunteer New York! is made up of several special programs that allow individuals to bring their special gifts to volunteer work. These programs also allow a closer look at specific community needs and opportunities, some of which include:
- Leadership Westchester. This special nine-month program prepares future leaders to take influential positions, such as Board Members at nonprofits.
- Youth. Volunteer New York! believes that giving starts at youth, which is why this program is a fantastic way to introduce youngsters to the world of volunteering.
- RSVP of Westchester. This program allows adults ages 55 and over to give back by using their skills in areas of expertise such as in education, literacy, health, and nutrition.
- Volunteer NOW! / Ambassador. This program recruits local volunteers to help spread the mission of Volunteer New York! Eventually, these volunteers can become Ambassadors.
Make an Impact with Volunteer New York!
This is just the beginning of the big waves Volunteer New York! is making. They make volunteer opportunities easily accessible, and ultimately impact the greater community as a whole.
If you’d like to learn more about this continuously growing organization, give them a follow on Facebook to stay up to date with the latest news and events. You might just find your perfect volunteering opportunity a few clicks away!