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Westchester County

After School Arts Program Young at Arts after-school program at Christ Church in Bronxville, seeks volunteer tutors in all subjects as well as volunteers who would read with the students during their lunch hour reading period. Contact name, Ms. Sharyn Pirtle at 914 310 7026 or at

After School Program – Iglesia Memorial de San Andres in Yonkers runs an after school program Monday through Friday from 3pm to 6pm. Contact Ms. Myriam Choate at or 914-963-9523.

Brown Bag Lunch and Food Pantry – St. Thomas’ Feeding Program in Mamanoreck  requires volunteers to help to receive, unload and store delivered food. Contact Ms. Barbara Gessler at 914‐698‐0300 or

Community Garden – The Pleasantville Community Garden at St. John’s Church in Pleasantville growing and delivering healthy vegetables to local food pantries. They are completely volunteer-run and require individuals to help with gardening, handling communications, and managing volunteers. Contact Mr. David Juros at 914-262-5531 or

Food Pantry – The food pantry at the Community Center of Northern Westchester, sponsored by the Church of the Good Shepherd in Granite Springs seeks volunteers to help assist clients at their pantry and clothing bank. Contact Ms. Clare Murray at 914-232-6572, x105 or

Food Pantry – The Food Pantry at Iglesia Memorial de San Andres in Yonkers operates on the first and third Mondays of every month and welcomes volunteers to help set up the pantry, distribute the food, and clean up. Contact Rev. Yamily Bass Choate at or

Learning Center – St. Peter’s Church in Port Chester provides after school tutoring, arts and music classes to children within the community. They need volunteers to tutor math, science and reading as well as assist with art and music programs. Contact Ms. Irene Brito at 917-449-1843.

Mentoring Program –  Brighter Futures Mentoring Program at Lifting Up Westchester, Grace Church, White Plains is an after school educational enrichment and college preparation program for homeless and low-income children. They welcome volunteers to read to younger children, serve as guest speakers, act as field trip chaperones, and help with administrative tasks. Contact Ms. Nancy Inzinna, at 914-949-3098 x 9735 or

Summer CampGrace Church Community Center hosts the Lifting Up Westchester summer camp for homeless and underserved young people in the White Plains area. Volunteers are needed Monday through Friday, 9am-3pm to teach special skills including swimming, performing and visual arts, poetry and creative writing as well as serve as youth counsellors. Contact Ms. Nancy Inzinna, at 914-949-3098 x 9735 or

Soup Kitchen – Lifting Up Westchester’s Soup Kitchen at St. Peter’s in Port Chester operates a dinner program Mondays and Thursdays from 4pm to 6pm, and Sundays from 3pm to 5pm. Up to 10 people can volunteer at a time. Contact Rev. Hilario Albert at or 914-939-1244.

Summer Camp – Iglesia Memorial de San Andres in Yonkers has two summer programs, one for children and one for teenagers. They can use volunteers over 18 who will commit to two or three hours of work per weekday. Contact Ms. Myriam Choate at 914-963-9523.

Summer Vacation School – Sts. John Paul & Clement Summer Vacation School, Saints John, Paul & Clement Church, Mt. Vernon is always in need of special skills teachers, as well as volunteers to help with camp maintenance. Contact Ms. Elvia A Gumbs at 347-577-3623 or

Supportive Housing – Fessenden Supportive Housing, Inc. sponsored by Christ Church in Bronxville provides long-term supportive housing to men in recovery from drug and/or alcohol addiction who are also dealing medical and/or psychiatric issues. They require volunteers for special projects such as painting, building repair, yard work, etc. Contact Br. Christopher Stephen Jenks, BSG
at 914-966-8051 or

Orange County

Food Pantry – St. George’s food pantry in Newburgh operates every Wednesday and Friday from 10.00 am to 11.00 am. They need help with set-up, distribution and clean up for the pantry. To volunteer, contact Mr. Alan Nucifore at 845-234-8908 or

Soup Kitchen – Shepherd’s Kitchen at the Church of the Good Shepherd in Newburgh serves a hot meals on Saturdays and Sundays between noon and 1.00pm. To help, contact the Rev. Deacon Mavourneen “Vonnie” Hubbard at 914-213-2947 at

Soup KitchenThe Guild of St. Margaret Soup Kitchen serves breakfast Monday through Friday from 7am to 9am and lunch Monday through Saturday from 10am to 12:30pm and supper on Sundays from 3.00pm -4.00 pm. To volunteer, contact Ms. Phyllis Guardino at (845) 344-0569 or

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Rockland County

Prison and Re-entry Services – The Family Connections program at Grace Church in Nyack provides professional and peer support, education and links to vital community resources to parents incarcerated in the Rockland County Correctional Facility, their children and families. They operate every Tuesdays from 6.00 – 8.00 pm. To volunteer, contact Ms. Kim Cross at (845) 358-2600 or

Grant Writing / Event HelpThe Amazing Grace Circus in Nyack needs assistance with grant writing and development as well as help with managing their events. Contact Mr. Carlo Pelligrini at


Dutchess County

Community Garden – The Food of Life Pantry at St. Thomas Church in Amenia Union is in the process of growing and harvesting fresh produce through its new Giving Garden. To help, contact Ms. Robin Capers at (845)373‐9161 or

Latino Outreach – The Latino Outreach Program at Grace Church in Millbrook provides English language (ESL) instruction, as well as  assistance with navigating legal, financial and educational and social services to the Latino population in the Northeastern Dutchess County region. To volunteer, contact Ms. Evelyn Garzetta at 917-705-9600 or

Youth Leadership – EPIC (Engaging People in Change) is a bilingual English/Spanish social justice group for high school students in rural Dutchess County. We meet on Friday nights to change the world, with college readiness, public speaking, and travel along the way. We love volunteers and visitors, and are especially looking for people who can assist with transportation, mentorship, and preparing meals. To learn more, visit or contact Abby Nathanson at or (845) 420-4280.

Ulster County

Food Pantry – Angel Food East at St. John’s Church in Kingston seeks volunteers to help with meal preparation, meal delivery as well as
communications and fundraising. Contact Ms. Lisa Hantes at 845-532-3581 or

GardeningSt. Gregory’s Horticultural Therapy Garden for Young People enriches the lives of special needs children with gardening classes. If you would like to help at the garden or help coordinate community resources, please contact Mr. Jim Dinsmore at 845-657-7180 or

Youth Summer Enrichment – The youth enrichment program at the Rochester Youth Commission Summer Program is supported by Christ the King Church in Stone Ridge and provides cultural, academic and arts enrichment opportunities for children and youth ages 5-16. Volunteers who enjoy working with children are needed Mondays and Fridays from 8:30-1.00 pm and Tuesday-Thursday 8:30-4:30 pm. Contact Ms. Carol Denin, at 845-626-2115.

Sullivan County

Food Pantry – St. John’s in Monticello runs the “Caring Hands Food Pantry” every Tuesday from 4:30 to 6:30pm and on the 2nd Saturday from 10am to 12am. Volunteers are needed to help with unloading the delivery truck and stocking shelves. Contact Ninon at 845-807-3050 or

Other programs may have volunteer openings too. Feel free to explore our program pages to find an opportunity that works for you.