Giving Back

A dozen ways to volunteer in Westchester

Photograph by Ken Gabrielsen

You may have thought many times about volunteering: You want to help people, you want to do something good, but you’re not sure how or where to begin. Maybe you don’t want to work in a hospital, and you’re not sure you’d be much help at a senior-living center. So you do nothing. If this scenario sounds familiar, you’re not alone. We know that getting started can seem daunting — so we’ve done the legwork for you. Here are 12 unique volunteering opportunities in Westchester — plus a glimpse into the lives of a handful of volunteers — that are sure to be fulfilling, rewarding, and possibly even fun. 

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Share Your Business Expertise

SCORE Westchester

Help Keep Our Water Clean

Save The Sound

Support and Lead LGBT Youth


Support Kids in Need

The Children’s Village

Help Save Lives in Emergencies

Westchester Medical Reserve Corps

Go Behind the Scenes

Tarrytown Music Hall

Protect and Serve Your Community

White Plains Auxiliary Police Division

Teach Music to Children


Share the Wonders of Nature

Teatown Lake Reservation

Clear Trails and Grow Vegetables

Westchester Land Trust

Help Hungry Residents

Lifting Up Westchester

Protect and Support Domestic-Violence Victims

My Sisters’ Place
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