VOA-GNY Staff Volunteering

Staff Volunteering

Our founders Maud and Ballington Booth embodied the spirit of volunteerism with their tireless desire to serve others.

You can find volunteer opportunities for yourself and make a difference in your community both within Volunteers of America-Greater New York and at other organizations in your area. Get details about the new policy here.

For internal inquiries, please reach out to Andrew Zibell, Corporate & Community Engagement Manager, and Melody Ortega, Corporate & Community Engagement Associate at volunteers@voa-gny.org.

You can find resources to look for external opportunities local to you such as at Volunteer Match or you may find options at your place of worship, your local food pantry, or other places that depend on volunteer support.

We've also compiled a sample list of nonprofits that seek volunteers, organized by cause. Please note that the information below is subject to change. Check back frequently for updated opportunities and additional organizations. Please feel free to email us suggestions as well!

Animals:

SPCA of Westchester, it is the only humane society in Westchester County empowered to enforce laws relating to animal cruelty. The SPCA is proud to be a no-kill, 501(c)3 not-for-profit animal welfare organization dedicated to saving homeless, abused and abandoned animals and to protecting animals from cruelty and neglect through education and enforcement of humane laws.

Children & Teens:

Year Up’s mission is to close the Opportunity Divide by providing young adults with the skills, experience, and support that will empower them to reach their potential through professional careers and higher education.

Environment:

The NYC Parks Department’s mission is to plan resilient and sustainable parks, public spaces, and recreational amenities, build a park system for present and future generations, and care for parks and public spaces.

Human Rights:

Amnesty International is a global movement of millions of people demanding human rights for all people – no matter who they are or where they are. They are the world’s largest grassroots human rights organization.

Hunger:

The Community Food Bank of New Jersey is the state’s largest anti-hunger and anti-poverty organization. Working together with volunteers, donors and our many partners, we fill the emptiness caused by hunger with Food, Help and Hope.

Financial Literacy:

W!se is a educational nonprofit that provides financial education, college and career readiness programs, and services to students, educators and at-risk adults. They aim to empower people, especially the under served, to lead lives of financial well-being, succeed in college and excel in an increasingly competitive global workforce.

Seniors:

NYC Department for the Aging’s mission is to eliminate ageism and ensure the dignity and quality of life of diverse older adults. They also work to support caregivers through service, advocacy, and education.

Women:

MADRE is an international women's human rights organization. We partner with community-based women's groups worldwide facing war and disaster.  Their mission is to advance women’s human rights by meeting urgent needs in communities and building lasting solutions to the crises women face.