Volunteer New York!'s annual 9/11: Serve + Remember community-wide day of service honors those we lost with three days of service projects—and volunteers are needed to help.
Ever wondered about joining the AmeriCorps program? One college graduate details her experience as an AmeriCorps VISTA for teens and young adults looking to take their service to the next level.
Join Volunteer New York!'s friendly staff as we answer your questions about the voting process and get you pre-registered to vote if you're 16 or 17.
Learn about local resources and information relating to opioid addiction and drug use in New Rochelle.
Commemorate African-American heritage and culture during Peekskill's annual Juneteenth Festival and Parade.
Volunteer New York!'s Summer 2023 Intern, Blaine Corbett, shares her tips for securing an internship and finding the right volunteer opportunity. Take it away, Blaine!
The holidays are in full swing—the gifts are wrapped, the halls are decked, and Mariah Carey is on our playlist on repeat (yaaas Christmas Queen)! There's just one more thing on our list before 2022 is officially in the books: volunteer!
Calling all content creators! Volunteer New York! just launched a new internship opportunity for creative teens. This three-month internship is a great way to build up your marketing and communications experience, fulfill service hour requirements, and help inspire volunteerism in the community and among your peers through fun TikTok videos.
School's out, and while it's exciting to finally break free of the classroom in favor of the waterpark, there's a not-so-fun problem holding back our younger siblings: the dreaded "Summer Slide." Never heard of it? Unfortunately, it's got nothing to do with swimming pools and sprinklers.
We all know how important it is to give back to our communities, but it can seem like quite the overwhelming task. This is especially true when our communities face so many challenges and we already have so much on our plates! But for one New York teen, addressing that challlenge was worth it.
It's been just over two months since Russia launched a full-scale invasion on Ukraine, creating one of the largest humanitarian crises in recent history. According to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), more than five million refugees have fled Ukraine, with about a quarter of the population being displaced. (See a timeline here.)
Martin Luther King Jr. Day is a day of action for volunteers to help bring about MLK’s vision for a world where divisions between race, class, and gender are unified in solidarity. Even during the COVID-19 epidemic, there are a multitude of ways to get involved in local opportunities—with many of them being virtual. Below is a list of thought-provoking and insightful opportunities to gather knowledge and understanding of inequities in our society and ways to heal them. Sign up now to volunteer for an unforgettable event!
The holidays are here, but not everyone will be able to enjoy the season. More than ever, families are struggling to make ends meet this winter. Thankfully, there's a lot that volunteers can do to help! Continue reading to see how you can make a difference in someone's life this season.
The season of giving is upon us, and in between bites of turkey and stuffing, we should think of ways to give back to our neighbors in their time of need. Here are just a few volunteer projects that you can do in the spirit of service this Thanksgiving weekend.
It goes without saying that decisions made by our elected officials in Congress have a huge impact on people of all ages, but teens in particular may feel left out. Whether or not we like the policies coming out of Washington, we're too young to vote for the people creating those policies that ultimately affect us—and that can be frustrating.
Ever wanted to learn how to build your own computer from scratch? A new summer camp is about to kick off in Westchester, and Black teens who have an interest in STEM, computer programming, or who simply like to play around with technology are invited to join—no experience needed!
Planning for the City of New Rochelle's Downtown Revitalization Initiative (DRI) is well underway, and now you can have a hand in the design of one of its most anticipated features: the LINC!
Can you believe we're already halfway through the summer season? Whether you've got community service requirements to fulfill or you're inspired to do something great (and stay busy) these next two months, we've got you covered when it comes to finding the perfect project.
On Wednesday, June 2, the Westchester County Youth Bureau presented a panel entitled "Preparing For Summer: Updates on COVID-19 Safety and Guidance For Youth and Families." The panel—which featured medical experts and coordinators of summer programs—was designed to inform youth and their families about COVID safety practices in light of upcoming summer camp programs.
Next week, YWCA White Plains & Central Westchester—which provides women of all ages with programs to increase their self-sufficiency—is partnering with 4ward Inclusion to launch its Youth Racial Equity 101-103 curriculum. Over the course of three sessions (June 14, 16, and 18), high-schoolers of any gender will explore racial constructs and unpack the historical foundation of racism. The program aims to prepare young people to become agents of change in racial inequity and intersectionality.
It's Memorial Day Weekend, and while many associate the holiday with barbecues, sales at retail stores, and the unofficial start of summer, we mustn't forget that it's a day to remember those who have served—and gave the ultimate sacrifice to—our country.
Heads up, teens in Rockland County who are looking for summer leadership opportunities!
Every year, JCY-Westchester Community Partners—a nonprofit that aims to improve children's literacy—asks volunteers of all ages to devote a few minutes each week to helping a child learn to read during its Summer Reading Buddies program. This year, Summer Reading Buddies is going virtual, so you can help kids read from your own cozy reading nook at home!
Summer camp is now open! Volunteer New York!'s Camp Vollo is a free, virtual volunteer camp experience for local changemakers. What does VOLLO stand for? It's a call-to-action about inspiring and empowering volunteers locally to build strong, healthy, and resilient communities.