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3 Ways Teens Can Make a Major Impact This Election Day
Volunteer New York! on 10/15/2020

3 Ways Teens Can Make a Major Impact This Election Day

Election Day falls on November 3 this year. If you're an American citizen (or you meet your state's residency requirements) and you're at least 18 years of age, you're legally allowed to vote. But what about teens who are underaged and still want to stay involved somehow? Here are three ways:

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How High School Students Can Help End Dating Abuse in Rockland County
Volunteer New York! on 10/09/2020

How High School Students Can Help End Dating Abuse in Rockland County

Dating abuse is, sadly, all too common; according to breakthecycle.com, one in three high school students experience physical or sexual violence—or both—from a dating partner. It can have devastating effects, such as being a factor in depression, leading to a dependency on drugs and alcohol, engaging in violent relationships, and even suicide.

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Tech-Savvy Teens: Volunteer to Help Seniors Learn Zoom
Volunteer New York! on 09/25/2020

Tech-Savvy Teens: Volunteer to Help Seniors Learn Zoom

Calling all tech-savvy teens! If you're patient, a pro at video conferencing, and you want to help others (while demonstrating those fire leadership skills), Volunteer New York!'s RSVP Westchester program needs you.

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Back to School Safety Tips from Westchester's Favorite Mascots
Volunteer New York! on 09/15/2020

Back to School Safety Tips from Westchester's Favorite Mascots

The start of the school year is a struggle for many of us—can't we sleep in just a little longer?—but it's especially challenging when COVID-19 is still in the air. Whether you're attending classes in person or your school is following a hybrid model, you'll inevitably have a lot of new questions: can I hug my friends? Do we wear face masks even when sitting at our desks? How do we wash our hands clean if we don't have a sink in our classroom?

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Camp Vollo: Deadline to Submit Activity Sheets
Volunteer New York! on 08/31/2020

Camp Vollo: Deadline to Submit Activity Sheets

Heads up, Camp Vollo campers! The deadline to submit your Camp Vollo activity sheet is Monday, August 31. Submitting your activity sheet is the only way to claim your Changemaker Certificate for all of the great activities you completed during your summer camp experience. You'll also be able to receive limited-edition stickers and an exclusive invite to an upcoming volunteer project. Find all of the details in your activity books—hope you enjoyed summer camp at Camp Vollo!

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Salute the Start of September With #911Day Service Projects
Volunteer New York! on 08/28/2020

Salute the Start of September With #911Day Service Projects

Summer may be winding down, but student volunteers are busier than ever as they ramp up for the new semester. Whether you've got community service hours to fulfill or you're looking to address your neighborhood's most pressing needs, there's no better time to kick your activism and community engagement into high gear than now.

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#YouthCanGetIt2: How Rockland County Students Are Fighting Fake News About COVID-19
Volunteer New York! on 08/12/2020

#YouthCanGetIt2: How Rockland County Students Are Fighting Fake News About COVID-19

The country is gearing up for the new school year, but there's one teeny little problem: coronavirus hasn't actually gone anywhere. And as parents and school board members battle over whether it's safe to return to class—and what that return would even look like—students are getting caught in the crossfire. This photo of unmasked students in one crowded Georgia hallway gained so much negative attention that school administrators threatened to suspend students who called out the school for its lax personal protective equipment rules. Yikes.

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Meet the Gen Z Activists Leading the Lockdown Revolution
Volunteer New York! on 07/30/2020

Meet the Gen Z Activists Leading the Lockdown Revolution

These 10 teens refuse to settle for a life in lockdown; instead, they're finding ways to make an impact this summer, from launching their own nonprofit organizations to organizing protests. One of the greatest misconceptions about the COVID-19 virus is that younger people are “immune”—or, at least, they don’t experience the same kind of effects that their parents and grandparents do. We now know that's not true—the virus can severely harm younger generations—but it's becoming clear that harm extends well beyond their immune systems.

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Register for Camp Vollo
Volunteer New York! on 07/10/2020

Register for Camp Vollo

On July 13, Volunteer New York! presents Camp Vollo, a free virtual volunteer camp experience for young changemakers who want to volunteer locally.

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10+ Ways To Volunteer From Home
Volunteer New York! on 07/01/2020

10+ Ways To Volunteer From Home

Volunteering has always been a great way to stay active while giving back to your community. But how can you help when you're stuck inside?

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#GivingTuesdayNow
Volunteer New York! on 05/04/2020

#GivingTuesdayNow

The COVID-19 crisis has affected the most vulnerable of us. How will you give back to your community on May 5 for #GivingTuesdayNow? Join us Tuesday, May 5 for

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Virtual Volunteer Center
Volunteer New York! on 04/22/2020

Virtual Volunteer Center

Here's what you can do for your community during the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis

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Choosing Your Service Project
Volunteer New York! on 08/26/2019

Choosing Your Service Project

Throughout the year, many young folks and parents contact us about faith-based service projects. To complete their confirmation or bar/bat mitzvah, youth may be asked to complete a certain amount of service hours or a service project.

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