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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!

Coach with Girls on the Run

Girls on the Run coaches are as unique as the girls they serve. Just like the girls, many are not runners. They are people just like YOU who take great pride and care in role modelling character, connectedness, and inner strength. Teams of volunteer coaches facilitate our easy-to-follow curriculum with small groups of girls over the course of 8 weeks. Help us to build joyful, healthy, and confident young girls by becoming a coach TODAY! Coaches are needed for our upcoming spring season that will kick off April 5th! Over the course of 8 weeks, you will lead your team through fun and interactive lessons that creatively integrate running. Our dedicated staff will provide you everything you need to safely deliver programming. Our spring season planning remains flexible as we monitor COVID in our community and continue abiding my local Public Health orders. We plan to implement similar safety practices and program modifications for our spring season, as we did this fall. Spring 2021 Season Details: - 8 week season (16 total lessons) Practices are held twice a week for 75-90 mins typically afterschool between 3:00 - 6:00pm. - Season starts the week of April 5th and end onSaturday June 5th with a GOTR 5K - Training and resources will be provided to deliver programming in-person or pivot to virtual if needed. Apply at www.girlsontherunhv.org/coach

Cornwall, NY

Through 3/5/21

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: 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: 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: Food Bank Part 2

The need for food assistance has skyrocketed due to the pandemic. Lend a helping hand at the food bank of the Hudson Valley with distribution.

Cornwall-on-Hudson, NY

1/30/21 9:00 AM

UWDOR MLK: Food Bank Part 1

The need for food assistance has skyrocketed due to the pandemic. Lend a helping hand at the food bank of the Hudson Valley with 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

1/30/21 9:00 AM

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

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