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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!

Seeking individual to support Operations Team as Recognition & Appreciation Lead

Do you love to engage and thank those supporting and impacting communities? Seeking a thoughtful and creative individual to support our Operations Department as a Recognition and Appreciation Lead. Virtual position, training provided! Responsibilities: • Promote the participation in the formal regional recognition programs • Develop and implement both informal and formal volunteer appreciation & recognition events and programs • Work with the Volunteer Services Engagement Lead to support volunteer supervisors with ideas, tips, and reminders for ways to informally and formally recognize volunteers • Promote a culture that supports volunteerism by reinforcing the importance of volunteer appreciation on a daily basis Qualifications: Can work independently and as a team. Relationship building skills - working collaboratively with Red Cross staff and volunteer workforce. Understand the value of volunteers and provide leadership and support to ensure volunteers are productive and have a mutually rewarding experience

Poughkeepsie, NY

Through 2/1/21

Seeking Mental Health Professionals-Volunteer & Earn Continuing Ed Credits!

Looking for FREE continuing education credits?? Help provide skills to help military families cope with military life, especially deployments AND obtain credits. Seeking Mental Health Professionals to facilitate workshops for military families. Facilitate 3 - 1 hour workshops per year and earn credits! Training provided, virtual opportunity! Qualifications- DMH eligible mental health professional, holding a current and unencumbered license Master's or above mental health degree Personal or professional experience working with the military Able to present materials to new applicants in many different formats: slide presentations, facilitation, etc. Able to facilitate Coping with Deployment course at least twice a year

Poughkeepsie, NY

Through 2/2/21

UWDOR MLK: 21 Day Equity Challenge

This is a powerful opportunity to develop a deeper understanding of how inequality affects our lives and our community. For 21 days, powerful resources including books,movies,quotes,etc.. will be shared to anyone interesting in order to help build a more equal community.

N/A, N/A

2/7/21 9:00 AM

UWDOR MLK: Movie watching session

Join us via Zoom, as we watch Selma,a movie based on Martin Luther King’s “I Have a Dream,” Speech. Zoom link to be sent out on a later date.

N/A, N/A

1/21/21 4:00 PM

UWDOR MLK: Letter writing Party 2

Come join us via Zoom for a fun letter writing party! Brighten the day of an older adult who may be stuck indoors during COVID. Zoom link to be sent out on a later date.

N/A, N/A

1/26/21 9:00 AM

UWDOR MLK: Letter writing Party 1

Come join us via Zoom for a fun letter writing party! Brighten the day of an older adult who may be stuck indoors during COVID. Will send zoom information on a later date

N/A, N/A

1/20/21 4:00 PM

UWDOR MLK: Hygiene Drive

can’t make it to any of our projects? You can still donate to our hygiene drive through our wishlist!

N/A, N/A

1/19/21 12:00 AM

UWDOR MLK: Meal Delivery (Dutchess County)

Join the Office of the Aging in bringing proper nutrition to our older adult community during these uncertain times.

Poughkeepsie, NY

1/30/21 9:00 AM

UWDOR MLK: Meal Delivery (Orange County)

Join the Office of the Aging in bringing proper nutrition to our older adult community during these uncertain times.

Goshen, NY

1/19/21 9:00 AM

Do you miss planning Events!?! Seeking Individuals to do just that!!!

Do you miss planning events? We are looking for an individual to bring their skills,experience and creativity to our Regional Development Team to continue to support the amazing work the the Red Cross continues to do in communities. Are you a team player looking to build or use your leadership skills? Opportunity is virtual and training is provided! Key Responsibilities Takes a leadership role in planning logistics of Red Cross special events- including event execution, working with venue and partners, and coordinating community outreach. Assist with preparing event program and scripts for presenters. May include chairing the nomination committee at the Real Heroes Breakfast with duties including contacting nominator and nominees for awards, gathering stories and content for event. May include chairing the auction committee for Gala with duties including collaborating with Relationship Managers, soliciting businesses for in-kind donations and tracking donations, coordinating day of auction logistics and following up with thanks you letters. Work to ensure sponsors are cultivated and volunteers are coordinated and supervised on the day-of the event. Qualifications: Good communication skills Attention to detail Strong interpersonal skills Able to work independently or on a team

Through 2/1/21

Seeking Creative & Social Individuals to join Recruitment Team in Hudson Valley!

Do you love to communicate and connect people to meaningful ideas, organizations or causes? Join our team and share that passion helping to fill volunteer positions - ensuring the Red Cross mission can be delivered across the Hudson Valley! We are seeking a Volunteer Recruitment Team Lead to help promote and fill volunteer opportunities across the region. Collaborative and creative teams seeking a member to help us improve our social media and community presence! Use your skills and connections to creatively pitch opportunities to audiences Developing a recruitment network throughout the region using internal and external partners Working with departments to recruit current volunteers into leadership opportunities and new opportunities - enabling them with tools and materials to promote positions when engaging with current volunteers Using or developing leadership skills as you manage a team of volunteer recruiters in your chapter Virtual Opportunity with opportunities to occasionally go into communities

Through 2/1/21

Seeking Compassionate and Friendly Individuals to Volunteer at Blood Drives!

Individuals needed to volunteer at a blood drives to ensure a healthy supply of lifesaving blood. Virtual Training Provided! Provide excellent and enthusiastic customer service to enhance the blood donor experience. Engage with blood donors to promote blood donation and set the stage for a long-term commitment to regular blood donations. Includes donor receptionist or canteen positions at area blood drives. Take temperatures of donors entering drive Welcome and greet donors Help donors complete the registration process Sanitize and stock the canteen area Thank donors for their generous gift of lifesaving blood Commit to two 4 -6 hour shifts per month at blood drives across the Hudson Valley

Through 2/1/21