The core mission of The Volunteer Center of United Way is to inspire, mobilize and equip individuals and groups to take positive action to address pressing challenges, support nonprofits and strengthen the quality of life in our community.
The Volunteer Center of United Way is a one-stop resource for all things volunteer. For over 60 years, they have encouraged adults to serve, youth to build character, families to bond, young professionals to excel as leaders, mature adults to stay engaged and businesses to address community needs.
Through their online database, they match volunteers to meaningful opportunities every day. Recently designated by New York State as one of ten regional centers, The Volunteer Center of United Way has expanded beyond Westchester and Putnam to elevate the impact of volunteerism in the Mid-Hudson Valley area. Explore to learn how you, your school or your company can get involved.
Some of the Volunteer Center of United Way Programs:
Leadership Westchester – Cutting-edge nine-month learning program prepares passionate, knowledgeable and highly-skilled leaders to assume positions of influence and impact, particularly as Board Members at nonprofits.
Youth – Service can be an excellent way for youth to explore career fields, gain professional experience, meet new friends and prepare for college. The Volunteer Center offers youth leadership opportunities and support for schools. Our annual Youth Guidebook highlights 400 youth appropriate volunteer opportunities in our area.
RSVP of Westchester – Adults over 55 use experience and professional skills as volunteers to address issues in the sectors of Education, Literacy, Fiscal Independence, Health, Nutrition and Independent Living. Specialized programs include:
Experienced Volunteer Executives and Professionals (EVEP) – Volunteers provide management consultations to nonprofit agencies in areas such as strategic planning, marketing, communications, financial management and human resources.
Job Readiness Project – Volunteers enhance agencies’ existing job preparedness programs by providing essential skills needed to enter or re-enter the job market.
Volunteer Internship Program (VIP) and Steppingstone Referral Program – A mental health vocational program providing volunteer internships as a step towards re-entering the workforce.
Court Referrals – Facilitates the fulfillment of court mandated community service.
Family & Group Volunteerism – A great way for multiple people to help our community together. The Volunteer Center offers phone support for groups needing advice and tools to manage your service project easily.