Volunteer Opportunities List
Warm weather is finally making its way to our Long Island shores…we are opening the windows and shaking off the winter doldrums! Now is the perfect time to re-energize yourself and to make a difference through volunteering. Ask a friend to join you to clean a park, sort food for the Mail Carrier’s Food Drive, read to a child, paint a mural, assist in art therapy, spend time with a senior citizen, care for animals, help those still struggling after Superstorm Sandy to rebuild and become whole again…there are volunteer opportunities for every interest and talent, and what you gain from volunteering will surprise you…you could be the world to that one person! Take that first step and volunteer today!
The Spring 2015 list of over 130 volunteer opportunities compiled by the Long Island Volunteer Center has been released advertising the volunteer needs of 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.
You may access the list by clicking on this link:
Or you can call 516-564-5482 to receive a copy of the list via mail or fax.
About the Long Island Volunteer Center:
The LIVC is the resource center for volunteerism and community service initiatives throughout Nassau and Suffolk counties. Established in 1992, LIVC operates year round, and its services are provided free of charge. The LIVC collaborates with corporations and community organizations to address the needs of Long Islanders. LIVC is an affiliate of the HandsOn Network since 2008, connecting agencies seeking volunteers with individuals and groups looking for ways to serve their communities. In 2011, the LIVC was designated by New York State as the Regional Volunteer Center for Long Island.