Hempstead, NY – September 27, 2014 – The Long Island Volunteer Center is asking all Long Islanders to get involved and make a difference in their communities. The Long Island Volunteer Center, an affiliate of HandsOn Network, was designated by New York State as the Regional Volunteer Center for Long Island serving Nassau and Suffolk Counties in 2011.
“Many Long Islanders don’t realize that there is a tremendous need that exists right in our own neighborhoods. Local nonprofits accomplish amazing results given their limited resources and manpower, but imagine what we could achieve if every Long Islander committed to even one hour of volunteer work,” said Diana O’Neill, Executive Director of the Long Island Volunteer Center. “One of the easiest ways to get started is to access our website at www.longislandvolunteercenter.org where your interests, skills and availability for local volunteer opportunities can be registered.”
Interested Long Islanders can register online to learn about upcoming volunteer projects, including ongoing Sandy recovery efforts. The Autumn 2014 Volunteer Opportunities list is now available for download on the website. Click on the Autumn 2014 Volunteer Opportunities link:
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The list can be found by scrolling down our Homepage and clicking on “Seasonal Opportunities” listed on the right-hand side of the page. As volunteer opportunities are added regularly, registered members will be notified of new projects as they are posted.
About The Long Island Volunteer Center
Created in 1992 to improve the quality of life for all Long Islanders, the Long Island Volunteer Center is a nonprofit organization that encourages people to engage in service to their communities and mobilizes volunteers and donations to support community service initiatives.
For more information, contact the Long Island Volunteer Center at (516) 564-5482 or visit www.longislandvolunteercenter.org