The Spring 2012 list of volunteer opportunities compiled by the Long Island Volunteer Center has been released advertising the volunteer needs of over 130 agencies across Long Island. It is organized into community needs–Economy, Education, Environment and Health and is further broken down into voluntary categories from animals to social services, hunger/homelessness to mentoring, nature to cultural arts. Contact information for volunteer coordinators is included as well as the location of the agency needing volunteers. The list allows the interested volunteers to consider the breadth of needs across Long Island as well as the areas of interest that could be pursued while considering convenience to home, school or work. It can be accessed at www.longislandvolunteercenter.org at the resource page tab or obtained via mail or fax by calling 516-564-5482.
The Long Island Volunteer Center, an affiliate of HandsOn Network and one of ten regional volunteer centers designated by the New York State Commission on National and Community Service, connects agencies seeking volunteers with individuals and groups looking for ways to serve their communities.