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A Yonkers Based Non-For-Profit with Goals of Serving Pre-teens Teens and Young Adults with Autism, The Autism Project would be the first of its kind to open doors to a center of services that is totally focused on the care of the Autistic individual and is greatly concerned with the well being of their client. Working with this program, Mercy students can raise funds and awareness as well as volunteer for any events that the organization holds.


This year we will be partnering up with Big Brother’s Big Sisters of Westchester to provide outreach for their “I Believe I Achieve” program. The “I Believe I Achieve” mentoring program’s mission is to match students who attend Museum 25 in a positive one-to-one mentoring relationship with Mercy College Students during each match meeting. Mercy students will have the opportunity to bond with their mentee(s) through educational enrichment and interactive activities as well as homework help.

This program will take placeMondays from 2:45-4:45pm and will run until the first week of May. Transportation is provided to and from the campus.


Their mission is to “work in partnership with families to help society’s most vulnerable children so that they become educationally proficient, economically productive, and socially responsible members of their communities.” Twice per month students from Mercy College volunteer to go on trips to visit The Children’s Village, working with children ages 6-17 on various activities and games. This work aids in providing a fun opportunity for the children and workers and acts as a break from every day stresses on the parts of children, Children’s Village workers, and the Mercy Volunteers.


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Affordable Colleges Online has two different guides to get in touch with your community and those aound the globe. Their website is a great resource to take the first few steps into volunteering and possibly even making a career decision as well.

The Guide on Volunteering and Interning Abroad breaks down how students can begin fulfilling their dreams while in school by volunteering and interning abroad. It describes the value of these types of experiences to students, includes helpful tips to find trustworthy organizations and funding opportunities, and was created with the support of Liz Hesterberg, who traveled to Kenya multiple times as a student and now works with Cross-Cultural Solutions as a Program Advisor and Gap Year Specialist. You can check the guide out here:

The second option, Degrees for the Greater Good, expands on the idea of pursuing an inspiring career by providing advice on how students can use their college degree to start a career in the nonprofit sector. It Includes information on what it’s like to work for a nonprofit, describes the benefits of becoming a skills-based volunteer, and includes additional resources for students to explore. The entire guide is available below.


All for Good is a hub for volunteers and community service advocates on the Internet, and a service of Points of Light. The site is meant as a meeting place for organizations and individuals, providing a communal platform that allows people to see where change is needed, and makes it easy for them to engage. Powered by the largest online database of volunteer opportunities, All for Good is connecting Americans with nonprofits both large and small. Click the image above to go to their website.


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DoSomething.org is mobilizing young people in every US area code and in 131 countries! Sign up for a volunteer, social change, or civic action campaign to make real-world impact on a cause you care about.


The mission of Special Olympics NY is: "to provide year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-style sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes and the community." Mercy College has worked with Special Olympics NY in their previous Bowl-A-Thons and Polar Plunges and we would like to continue to do so in the following semesters. Click the image above to go to their website.


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Volunteer Match is a community and online database that believes in the power of volunteering to enrich our lives and the world around us. They provide a list and set of resources for those that want to give back to the community around them, no matter where they live. Please click the image above to be directed to their website. Click the image above to go to their website.


Inspired volunteers who commit to be part of this ongoing opportunity are needed to take action in the community and volunteer to expand the capacity of the Volunteer New York team. Let volunteers pave the way for others to do more with what they have and to help more people in need. There are many ways students can serve. Click the image above to go to their website.

 

Midnight Run

In over 1,000 relief missions per year, Midnight Run volunteers from churches, synagogues, schools and other civic groups distribute food, clothing, blankets and personal care items to the homeless poor on the streets of New York City. The late-night relief efforts create a forum for trust, sharing, understanding and affection. That human exchange, rather than the exchange of goods, is the essence of the Midnight Run mission. Click the image above to go to their website.



Habitat for Humanity of Westchester - Veterans Initiative

 

There are opportunities to volunteer with Habitat for Humanity of Westchester in helping to repair homes for low-income Veteran homeowners (including American Legion locations and VFWs). They need volunteers from every background to help out with building/working on new homes, renovations, staffing the ReStore, and aiding in facilitation of special events. If you are interested, contact Veterans@Habitatwc.org


 

Dobbs Ferry Centered Volunteer Opportunities

The Dobbs Ferry Fire Department is an all volunteer department serving the residents of the Village of Dobbs Ferry since 1883. The department consists of 90 members in three companies: Resolute Hook and Ladder Co., Livingston Hose Co. and the Ogden Engine Co. Members invest thousands of hours to training on different phases of fire fighting operations and emergency response to ensure they are providing the highest quality service to the resident of the Village of Dobbs Ferry. If you are interested in volunteering with or joining the DFFD, please click on the image above. 


Family Services of Westchester has been a private, not-for-profit, non-sectarian agency located in Westchester County, New York since 1954. A staff of more than 450 professionals and paraprofessionals includes Master’s level social workers; psychiatrists; clinical psychologists; child care workers; nurses; certified home health aides; multi-lingual clinicians; peer counselors and early childhood educators. FSW offers a broad range of innovative programs custom designed to meet particular needs of children, teens, adults, and the elderly through our seven Family Centers. Click the image above to go to their website.


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Driven by the belief that access to healthy food is a basic right for all people, the Food Bank for Westchester leads hunger action programs and mobilizes the resources needed to eradicate hunger in Westchester County. Click the image above to go to their website.


Greyston

Greyston’s programs assist individuals and families in visualizing and realizing their paths to self-sufficiency. They are a successful social enterprise with a spiritually-rooted philosophy that fuels community development and a commitment to human growth and potential. Click the image above to go to their website.


 

DF Campus- Upcoming Events

Thank you all for volunteering this year. We hope to see you back in the Fall 2018 semester for more initiatives. Check your email and be sure to answer our community service questionaire to give us feedback on your experiences!

 


As with all events, please RSVP with Student Life prior to the event date

Bronx Centered Volunteer Opportunities

More is to come, we are working to update everyone on all of our exciting partnerships as they form. Thank you for your patience!

BX Campus - Upcoming Opportunities

Thank you all for volunteering this year. We hope to see you back in the Fall 2018 semester for more initiatives. Check your email and be sure to answer our community service questionaire to give us feedback on your experiences!

 

 

BX Campus- Ongoing Events

 

Manhattan Centered Volunteer Opportunities

More is to come, we are working to update everyone on all of our exciting partnerships as they form. Thank you for your patience!

MT Campus - Upcoming Events

 

Thank you all for volunteering this year. We hope to see you back in the Fall 2018 semester for more initiatives. Check your email and be sure to answer our community service questionaire to give us feedback on your experiences!