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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!

National Volunteer Week Food Bank 4/24 9:30-10:30 AM

No child should go to bed hungry and by volunteering at the Food Bank of the Hudson Valley you'll be helping provide nutritious food to food pantries throughout our region. Advance registration required. join us at the food bank of the hudson valley on 4/24 to help sort food for an hour!

Cornwall-on-Hudson, NY

4/24/21 9:30 AM

National Volunteer Week UWDOR: 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 at a later date. The session is from 11 AM-12PM

N/A, N/A

4/23/21 11:00 AM

National Volunteer Week UWDOR: 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 at a later date. The session is from 11 AM- 12PM

N/A, N/A

4/19/21 11:00 AM

National Volunteer Week UWDOR: Hygiene Drive

can’t make it to any of our projects? You can still donate to our hygiene drive through our wishlist! please visit https://a.co/9abqmJv

N/A, N/A

4/19/21 9:00 AM

National Volunteer Week UWDOR : Food Bank 4/17 9:30-10:30AM

The need for food assistance has skyrocketed due to the pandemic. Lend a helping hand at the food bank of the Hudson Valley with the distribution. Join us as we partner with the Food Bank of the Hudson Valley to help provide our communities with proper nutrition.

Cornwall-on-Hudson, NY

4/19/21 9:00 AM

National Volunteer Week UWDOR: Meal Delivery (Orange County)

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

Poughkeepsie, NY

4/19/21 9:00 AM

National Volunteer Week UWDOR: 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

4/19/21 9:00 AM

Volunteer Attorney Work

The impacts of the pandemic and the economic fallout have been widespread, but are particularly traumatic to low income communities. Many of our clients are facing major economic pressures and debt. LSHV clients are very low income, in accordance with the national poverty level, with little to no savings or resources to pay for basic necessities, but are facing collections, creditors constantly calling, and risks to their wages or nominal savings and assets. The list of clients seeking pro bono assistance is long and rapidly growing as a result of COVID, and we are always in need of volunteer attorneys. In exchange for providing pro bono legal services, LSHV can provide you with CLE credit – 1 credit per 2 hours of legal service! We also have opportunities for non-attorney volunteers, If you are interested or need more info about volunteering at LSHV visit https://www.lshv.org/get-involved/time-and-talent/

White Plains, NY

Through 5/31/21

Food for Kids Website development

Food For Kids is looking for a tech savvy volunteer to help with the task of rehauling their website. Volunteers will be asked to devote a couple hours a week to helping Food For Kids with their website and also occasionally manage our Facebook and Instagram accounts

N/A, N/A

Through 6/1/21

Tax Preparer

Enjoy preparing your taxes? Take those skills and interest to a new level by becoming a volunteer tax counselor for AARP Foundation Tax-Aide program and the Hudson Valley CASH Coalition. AARP Foundation Tax-Aide program, in partnership with Hudson Valley CASH, supports free volunteer tax preparation services to low- and moderate-income members of our community. Volunteer tax counselors will review client documentation, interview clients, and prepare federal and state income tax returns using computer software.Free training is provided in tax law, preparing tax forms, and using tax preparation software ending with IRS certification. Remote volunteer options are available. Becoming a certified volunteer tax counselor is a great way to learn a new skill and increase your personal talents while helping others. Other volunteer opportunities include client facilitators, program promotion, IT support and appointment confirmation callers. For more information contact Linda Eddy, at 845-475-7500 or e-mail: leddy@dutchesscap.org

Poughkeepsie, NY

Through 4/30/21

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

Community Based Mentoring

Calling for Community-Based mentoring volunteers! Do you remember what it was like growing up? Can you recall the good times and the tough ones? Who was there for you or who wasn't? Help fill the need for encouraging adult support to nurture a young person's success now and in the future. Become a one-to-one Community-Based mentor. As a mentor you meet two to three times a month with your assigned mentee. This time is spent in the community sharing in low/no cost activities that you both enjoy. Open up opportunities, activities and conversations to enrich a child's life now and in the future. Once matched with a mentee, volunteers are expected to commit to serving as a mentor for at least one year. The primary goal of our program is to provide social, emotional, and academic support to help children achieve personal growth and success. Call (845)592-5900 Ext. 18 or submit an online inquiry at www.mentorachild.org

Through 12/31/21