Volunteer Opportunities

We encourage young people and their families to spend time doing acts of good that will help create positive change in our county. Below are some local organizations that can use your help!

We will be updating these opportunities regularly so if you're looking to promote a volunteer opportunity please contact Kim Burgos


Get Fresh Deliveries

Get Fresh Deliveries are a drive thru food distribution run by a handful of organizations to give local pantries fresh and nutritious food for community members.

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Volunteers help with lifting boxes from palettes and placing them in vehicles for transport to food pantries. Safety protocols are social distancing and gloves, and masks are required.

July dates: 7/1,7/8,7/15,7/20,7/29

RSVP to volunteer or for information e-mail: .


Water Assessment by Volunteer Evaluators (WAVE)

WAVE is citizen-based water quality assessment developed by DEC. The purpose of WAVE is to enable citizen scientists to collect biological data for assessment of water quality on wadeable streams in New York State.

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Volunteers conduct physical, chemical and biological surveys of Rockland County's streams to monitor the current state of streams' health and quality. The season runs from July 1st- September 30th.

For more information about the program or volunteering contact Brianna Rosamilia, Conservation District Technician, at 845-364-2719, or email: RosamilB@co.rockland.ny.us.


Meals on Wheels

Meals on Wheels has several ways to volunteer either from home or at their sites click here to see Meals on Wheels volunteer opportunities.

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Youth for Hospice

Youth for Hospice (YFH) is a volunteer group founded by local high school students who volunteer their time while giving back to the community.

For more information about becoming a YFH member contact Marie Wood Smith, Volunteer Program Coordinator at 845.634.4974, or email .


Rockland County Libraries

Check your local library for volunteer opportunities ranging from participation of the Youth Advisory Board to creating crafts to be donated.

New City Library is looking for teens to assist with their Children's Summer Reading Program. Teens entering grades 9 through 12 can sign up to volunteer! They are looking for some helping hands to assist with reading logs and programs. 

For sign-ups and more information, please contact the Children's Department by calling 845-634-4997 ext. 12 or stopping by the Children's Room.