Volunteer Service Organizations and Clubs
Community Organizations and Student Volunteer Opportunities
This web page gives information on SHS student volunteer service opportunities. Included are listings for outside volunteer service organizations, in-school service, and student tour guides.
For information on student-run Community Service Clubs please click this link to the Student Government Link on the SHS website:
Volunteer Service Organizations
Alternative Sports League For Special Needs Kids
Vicky Laoutaris, Scarsdale Recreation Office
Help coach special needs children (ages 7-13) from our community on Saturday afternoons. Children will play soccer, basketball and baseball.
American Red Cross
Carissa Duro, Coordinator of Youth Programs
946-6500, ext. 453, email@example.com
106 North Broadway, White Plains
Students ages 12-18 have a wide spectrum of opportunities. Examples include helping at blood drives and community health fairs, clerical work in the White Plains office and making holiday cards for veterans and soldiers. ARC will provide health and safety education as well as disaster preparedness training.
Blythedale Children's Hospital
Director Volunteer Services
Bradhurst Avenue, Valhalla, NY
Student volunteers (age 15 and up) must be willing to make an ongoing time commitment of at least 40 hours per year. Volunteers needed with children as well as in hospital offices. Evening, afternoon and weekend hours possible. Blythedale does not recruit summer volunteers, but year round volunteers may work during the summer with adjustments to hours as appropriate.
Burke Rehabilitation Hospital
785 Mamaroneck Avenue, White Plains
Volunteers may help in a variety of capacities depending on the match between a student's talents and Burke's needs. For example, volunteers may help with patient's therapeutic recreational activities or help staff the gift shop. Volunteers must be at least 14 years old, commit to volunteer over 40 hours per year, and have medical paperwork completed by their physician.
Melanie Kane, LMSW
(914) 674-9129, firstname.lastname@example.org
Immediate need for a volunteer to help a senior with shopping, also need friendly visitors for the elderly.
Gilda's Club Westchester
Miranda Dold, Outreach &Volunteer Coordinator
80 Maple Avenue, White Plains
Gilda's Club Westchester is a free cancer support community for men, women, teens and children impacted by cancer in any way. High school student volunteers can join the Youth Committee in the Fall, and will meet monthly with other high school students from around Westchester County during the school year. Youth Committee members raise awareness about Gilda's Club Program in their schools, and plan fund raising events throughout the year.
Greenburgh Nature Center
Travis Brady, Animal Museum Manager, 813-1830
or Brittany Burgio, Living Collections Assistant 813-1835, email@example.com
99 Dromore Road, Edgemont
Students may help out with special events or volunteer on a regular basis in the live animal museum, caring for the center's 120 small animals and interacting with the public. Other volunteer opportunities may exist in the greenhouse or grounds, but most activities are hands-on, live animal handling for the public. Volunteers needed weekends (9-5) or afternoons (1-5 p.m.) during the school year and 9:00am-5:00pm everyday but Friday in the summer. Volunteers receive special training and orientation.
Heartsong for Music and Art Therapy
872-5222, 100 Summit Avenue, White Plains
Volunteers learn techniques used to engage children with disabilities in music and art therapy sessions, under the supervision of certified music and art therapists at two locations at the Westchester Hills Schools in Yonkers and White Plains.
Hope Community Services
50 Washington Avenue, New Rochelle
Student volunteers help set-up, serve and clean up at soup kitchen, mostly during the late afternoons. They may also assist with food drives.
Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation
30 Glenn Street, Ste. 203 White Plains NY 10603
Volunteers needed for assembling large mailings, alphabetical sorting and data entry in Excel spreadsheets. Office experience credit may be given.
Johnna Locoparra, Program Coordinator
307 Mamaroneck Road, Scarsdale
Student volunteers are needed to help with homework, indoor activities, outside play and being a one-on-one buddy with an elementary school child. A weekly commitment is expected (with flexibility). Experience with young children is helpful, but not required. Monday-Friday, 3-6:30 p.m.
Joan McGovern, Director
(348 S. Lexington Avenue, White Plains NY 10605)
Facility located at St. Bernard's Church, Prospect and Bryant Ave. in White Plains. 287-6445. (Ask for Rose or Maureen)
Students will help assemble/package hot meals for home bound AIDS patients. Delivery help also appreciated, if student able to drive. Weekdays, 2-5:30 p.m.
March of Dimes
Sari Berliner, Volunteer coordinator
1275 Mamaroneck Ave, White Plains
Student volunteers are needed in a variety of capacities, including special events, graphic design, and computer and office help to help the March of Dimes with its mission to tackle prematurity, birth defects, low birth weight and other issues related to infant health.
My Sisters' Place
683-1333, x 125, 2 Lyon Place, White Plains
My Sister's Place is a private, not-for-profit agency that provides shelter and support services to battered women and their children.
The Pinwheel Project
Sandee Martensen, Executive Director
Volunteers provide services to children at The Children's Hospital at Montefiore. Volunteers provide friendly visits using carts stocked with snacks and goodies. There are clearance requirements for this position. Also seeking office help. Scheduling flexible.
Felipe Concha, Youth Director
949-2908, Felipe.Concha@use.salvationarmy.org , 16 Sterling Avenue, White Plains
Weekday afternoons, student volunteers help elementary school children with homework. Sunday Soup Kitchen needs volunteers to help with meal preparation, serving and cleanup (12-3 p.m.) Summer Day Camp (9 a.m-3 p.m.) needs volunteers to serve as counselors, helping to run the program for elementary school-age students (must be 16 years old to volunteer)
Sarah Neuman Center
845 Palmer Avenue, Mamaroneck
Opportunities exist in a variety of areas including arts and crafts, assisting with religious services, becoming a friend to a resident, readers & library assistance, Nursing Unit & Clerical Assistance. Sara Neuman Center is a 300-bed long and short term rehab center.
Scarsdale-Edgemont Family Counseling
404 Harwood Building, Scarsdale NY
Volunteers do outreach with older adults in our community through the At Home in Scarsdale Village Program. This can include friendly visits, and small chores that help keep seniors connected and in their homes. Training and supervision are provided.
Scarsdale Meals on Wheels
Volunteers are always needed to deliver meals to older adults in our community. Ideal times to help for high schoolers are during breaks and over the summer.
Scarsdale Teen Center
Ellen Tiven-Moore, Executive Director
722-8358, firstname.lastname@example.org, 862 Scarsdale Avenue (below Peony Spa & Scarsdale Agency), Scarsdale, NY
Student volunteers participate in activities required to run the Teen Center, including planning field trips, weekend events, fund raising activities, or writing for the newsletter. Participation hours are flexible.
Sound Shore Medical Center
Josephine Catallano, Volunteer Director
16 Guion Place, New Rochelle
Student volunteers assist in administrative areas. Weekends, 3 hours per day, minimum 30 hours of service during the year. Orientation and training provided. Must have updated immunization records and TB screening.
South East Consortium (SEC)
740 West Boston Post Road, Mamaroneck
SEC provides year-round therapeutic recreation for developmentally disabled youth, teens and adults. Volunteers may assist with a wide range of activities: sports, fitness, dance, art, holiday parties and the annual SEC Formal as well as Special Olympics and fund raising.
Sprain Brook Manor
Helen O'Brien, Recreation Director
77 Jackson Avenue, Scarsdale
Students volunteer to work with a geriatric population in a variety of ways, participating in creative/recreational activities, reading to patients and helping with transportation. During the school year, help is often needed with recreation Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Summer volunteering hours vary.
The Scarsdale Forum (formerly the TVCC)
Bruce K. Wells
Scarsdale's community-lead civics organization, dealing with research on Scarsdale topics, such as neighborhood character and preservation issues, sustainability issues, municipal services and education. Student volunteers are needed to work with various committees on organizing archival materials and conducting research on community-related issues.
United Hebrew of New Rochelle
632-2804, ext 224, Lforman@uhgc.org
391 Pelham Road, New Rochelle
A not-for-profit, non-sectarian campus serving seniors. Community service after school and weekends to work in the boutique, make regular friendly visits, teach computers, do arts and crafts, help transport patients, or play musical instrument/entertain.
United Way of Westchester
Click on the link above to download the Youth Volunteer Guidebook for a wealth of volunteer opportunities, sorted by location, areas, interest, and activities. You can also use the United Way's on-line volunteer search link to find the perfect volunteer opportunity:
http://www.1-800-volunteer.org/1800Vol/volunteer-center/LoadFindOpportunityAdvancedSearch.do?keyword=&cityState=&distance= . Both sources direct you to local agencies (supported by the United Way) needing volunteers.
The Wartburg Adult Care Community Ann Frey: Director of Volunteers
1 Wartburg Place, Mt Vernon, NY ; Off the Hutch at exit 12, Lincoln Ave.
Teen volunteer opportunities include: assisting the Recreation Dept. with games, crafts and computer training for residents. Helping the physical and occupational therapy departments with transportation and working with residents on the computer to improve their memories. There are also clerical and marketing opportunities among others. The Wartburg welcomes new ideas from its volunteers and helps make them a reality.
Westchester Medical Center
Jean Kulesa, Supervisor of Volunteer Services
Volunteers work in different areas of the hospital, in direct and indirect patient care areas. Volunteers must be 17, complete a screening and orientation process, and be willing to volunteer for 3 hours per week. Read the full list of volunteer opportunities at:
White Plains Hospital Center Scarecrow Festival
Joan Toder, Volunteers Coordinator
Student volunteers can help run the Scarecrow Festival held on a mid-October weekend. Festival is held at the Kids B.A.S.E parking lot. Three shifts available.
White Plains Hospital Center
Bettina Laverty, Volunteer Services
Davis Avenue and Post Road, White Plains
Students work in various capacities after school and weekends. Requires a commitment of 70-90 hours per year. Interview, application, medical form and orientation required.
Visit this link on the PTA website and fill out an application: http://www.scarsdaleschools.k12.ny.us/site/Default.aspx?PageID=2237 Help classroom teachers at SHS (weekly commitment) Sign up in September in counseling offices. Mid-year volunteers should contact PTA President Jacquie Walter at email@example.com
Student volunteers provide tours of SHS to incoming students and their families from around the world! Commitment is "as needed". Sign up in September in the counseling offices. Contact Lori Park, firstname.lastname@example.org
SHS Community Service Clubs
See the following link on the Student Government Page on the
Scarsdale High School Website:
Last Modified on August 29, 2012