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Welcome to the Volunteer Portal!

This community resource is part of United Way’s volunteer initiative. With your help we strive to be the volunteer hub of the Dutchess-Orange Region. As a key element of the Campaign for the Common Good we are seeking increased engagement and stronger partnerships with our business, government and non-profit partners.

Volunteerism is core to the mission of United Way. The Volunteer Portal can connect you to local organizations seeking volunteers to assist with the crucial work they do in our community every day.

Every hour, every minute you give help to someone in need.

Studies show that volunteer hours, valued at $28.04 per hour for each volunteer, add up and save donor dollars allowing more money to go to much needed services in our community.

To get started
 register here.

Lend your muscle to dozens of vital organizations with unique missions. We are certain the portal will connect you to a cause you are passionate about.

In addition check out our
 special events page to see how you can get involved in national community service days. LIVE UNITED!

Why volunteer?

Volunteerism is a great way to take a break from your usual routine, and take the time to consider the communities that surround us daily. With the warm weather quickly approaching, why not consider spending a Saturday morning or a Tuesday afternoon in the sun? 

The impact of volunteerism can be enormous and can reach many people, but only with the help of our volunteers! Signing up to volunteer does not need to be a big commitment; offering even one hour of your time can make all of the difference.  Whether you have never volunteered before, or perhaps it is one of your biggest passions--getting involved through volunteerism is always a fantastic way to kick start your day, and give back to the communities that we often take for granted.   

Volunteering is an opportunity to get out of your comfort zone and meet new people!  By interacting with community members, you have the chance to hear new sides of the story, and gain new perspectives that you may never have had the chance to consider before.

Leave your mark on your community by getting out there and contributing--no action is too small!

 

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We Need You Here!

Tuxedo Volunteer Ambulance Corps

Join our Volunteer Ambulance Corps!! Become a valuable part of a highly trained dedicated team that serves its local community in times of need. Develop strong teamwork & leadership skills. Gain a sense of accomplishment & achievement. Receive instruction from highly trained members using modern life-saving equipment and technology. Learn practical and transferable skills with continuous training and education. Join a welcoming, friendly, family like environment where you can build relationships and forge friendships that last a lifetime. Enrich your resume and college application. Receive college tuition reimbursement assistance. Volunteers are also needed to serve in non-emergency capacities to assist in many department activities, including; fundraising, administrative support, community outreach, and more. For more information please contact: (845) 351-4400 http://www.tuxedoems.org/

Tuxedo Park, NY

Through 9/4/25

Literacy Connections of the Hudson Valley

Literacy Connections is a private, not-for-profit, 501(c) (3) organization committed to helping adults and families become functionally literate. The organization works with the lowest literacy level adults in Dutchess, Columbia, Greene and Orange Counties. Our core program is to help adults to learn to read and write, and function independently. We recruit and train volunteers to provide one-to-one and small group tutoring that is student-centered. The agency is administered by a small staff and a large volunteer base. We welcome volunteers to become tutors, to read to children, to help in the office, to assist with community events, or holiday gift wrapping at local bookstores, and a variety of other projects all designed to help people to read, write, and reach their potential. Volunteers attend an Orientation and a free online tutor training. ** For more information about becoming a volunteer with Literacy Connections of the Hudson Valley, please contact: Link: http://www.literacyconnections.org/volunteer-resources-and-forms/for-volunteers/ E-mail: info@literacyconnections.org Phone: (845) 522-8986 or (845) 341-5460

Newburgh, NY

Through 7/29/25

Newburgh Free Library

Volunteers who are interested in contributing their time and talents to the Library’s program and its mission are welcome at the Newburgh Free Library. The volunteer process involves an application & interview, prior to any assignment. Individual volunteer opportunities depend upon departmental needs, and may be seasonal or project-based. For more information about volunteer opportunities at the Newburgh Free Library, please contact: Link: http://www.newburghlibrary.org/about-us/volunteer-opportunities/ E-mail: nflref@rcls.org Phone: (845) 563-3605

Newburgh, NY

Through 7/29/25

Warwick Valley Humane Society

Volunteers at the shelter offer their time and assistance by helping with our fundraisers, walking dogs or socializing and feeding our homeless pets. For more information, please contact: Link: https://wvhumane.org/how-to/volunteer/ Phone: (845) 986-2473 E-mail: warwickhumane@yahoo.com

Warwick, NY

Through 7/29/25

Pets Alive

Pets Alive relies on the help of volunteers to care for the hundreds of animals within their facility. You can make a huge difference in the lives of these animals by volunteering even a few hours. They have volunteers that handle all different aspects of their business, from direct care of the animals to support staff working from the back end for events and data entry. Volunteers are invited to apply to work in our various animal care areas (cats, dogs and farm animals), event planning and fundraising, property and maintenance, and other tasks such as doing laundry, vehicle maintenance, running errands, transportation to and from veterinary appointments, cleaning and organizing our storage areas and other odd jobs. Skilled volunteers are always needed such as licensed electricians, plumbers, carpenters and experienced groomers, as well. All volunteers must attend an orientation. For more information, please contact: Link: http://www.petsalive.org/volunteer.html Phone: (845)386-9738 E-mail: info@petsalive.com

Middletown, NY

Through 7/20/25

Hudson Valley SPCA

Welcomes Volunteers interetsed in assisting with: Administrative tasks; Organizing and running adoption events; Chauffeuring Animals Videographing & Photography Gardening Painting, Plumbing, and other skilled trades. Help in the Bloomingdeals Resale Shop For more information, please contact: Phone: (845) 564-6810 E-mail: hudsonvalleyspcavolunteer@gmail.com

New Windsor, NY

Through 7/29/25

Humane Society of Blooming Grove

Volunteers are always welcome to assist with the care of the pet population. Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult at all times and only persons over 21 are permitted to walk dogs. Please make sure you dress appropriately, don't wear anything you're afraid to get dirty and NO FLIP FLOPS! For more information, please contact: (845)496-6199 E-mail: bghumanesociety@gmail.com

Washingtonville, NY

Through 7/20/25

Warwick Volunteers Ambulance Corps

Join our Volunteer Ambulance Corps!! Become a valuable part of a highly trained dedicated team that serves its local community in times of need. Develop strong teamwork & leadership skills. Gain a sense of accomplishment & achievement. Receive instruction from highly trained members using modern life-saving equipment and technology. Learn practical and transferable skills with continuous training and education. Join a welcoming, friendly, family like environment where you can build relationships and forge friendships that last a lifetime. Enrich your resume and college application. Receive college tuition reimbursement assistance. Volunteers are also needed to serve in non-emergency capacities to assist in many department activities, including; fundraising, administrative support, community outreach, and more. For more information please contact: (845) 986-4136 http://www.warwickems.com/

Warwick, NY

Through 8/14/25

Town of Wallkill Volunteer Ambulance Corps

Join our Volunteer Ambulance Corps!! Become a valuable part of a highly trained dedicated team that serves its local community in times of need. Develop strong teamwork & leadership skills. Gain a sense of accomplishment & achievement. Receive instruction from highly trained members using modern life-saving equipment and technology. Learn practical and transferable skills with continuous training and education. Join a welcoming, friendly, family like environment where you can build relationships and forge friendships that last a lifetime. Enrich your resume and college application. Receive college tuition reimbursement assistance. Volunteers are also needed to serve in non-emergency capacities to assist in many department activities, including; fundraising, administrative support, community outreach, and more. For more information please contact: (845) 342-9977 https://www.towvac.org/

Middletown, NY

Through 8/13/25

Town of Newburgh Volunteer Ambulance Corp

Join our Volunteer Ambulance Corps!! Become a valuable part of a highly trained dedicated team that serves its local community in times of need. Develop strong teamwork & leadership skills. Gain a sense of accomplishment & achievement. Receive instruction from highly trained members using modern life-saving equipment and technology. Learn practical and transferable skills with continuous training and education. Join a welcoming, friendly, family like environment where you can build relationships and forge friendships that last a lifetime. Enrich your resume and college application. Receive college tuition reimbursement assistance. Volunteers are also needed to serve in non-emergency capacities to assist in many department activities, including; fundraising, administrative support, community outreach, and more. For more information please contact: (845) 561-0950 http://www.tonems.org/

Newburgh, NY

Through 8/13/25

Cornwall Public Library

The Cornwall Public Library to encourage community-minded people to serve as volunteers to assist with a variety of operational tasks. Volunteers must have a library card and be in good standing with the Ramapo Catskill Library System. The library accepts volunteers requiring court ordered community service at the discretion of the Library Director. The library will only allow non-violent offenders to do court-ordered volunteer work in the library. For more information, about volunteer opportunities at Cornwall Public Library and to access a 'Volunteer Interest Form', please contact; Link: https://www.cornwallpubliclibrary.org/volunteer/ E-mail: cdunaief@rcls.org. Phone: (845) 534-8282

Through 7/20/25

Humane Society of Port Jervis/Deerpark

Volunteers are the heart and soul of Humane Socieity of Port Jervis/Deerpark. We need volunteers to assist us in a variety of areas including landscaping, marketing, social media, networking, administrative, event planning, fundraising, adoption events and community outreach in addition to handling, playing with, socializing and training our dogs & cats. For more information, please contact: Link: https://www.pjhumane.org/volunteer Phone: (845) 856-3677 E-mail: info@pjhumane.org

Through 7/29/25