Volunteering with a Suffolk County organization can be an incredibly rewarding experience. Not only will you be making a positive impact on your community, but you'll also receive personalized attention from an RSVP program coordinator to ensure that your skills, abilities, and interests match a volunteer opportunity. There are many different types of volunteer opportunities available in Suffolk County, so you're sure to find something that fits your needs. The Adoptive Grandparents Program provides volunteer opportunities for low-income seniors who want to stay active in their communities.
Volunteers can provide personalized assistance to children in elementary schools, Head Start centers, and day care centers throughout Suffolk County. The “Respite Care Beyond Reproach” program at Harmony House in Kings Park is looking for caring volunteers to accompany and share their passion for music, exercise or just good humor with older people who receive care in a small family environment. For those looking to help out with technology, the Join this wonderful program and renew computers initiative gives volunteers the chance to refurbish computers and give them to low-income families and individuals in Nassau and Suffolk counties. The Long Island State Veterans Home in Stony Brook offers many opportunities for volunteers, such as recreational assistants who help with individual recreational therapy, volunteer trips, and provide special care for Reflection Unit residents who suffer from different forms of dementia. Suffolk's Visiting Nursing Service & needs compassionate and caring volunteers to visit hospice patients in their homes to provide caregivers with much needed companionship and rest. The Suffolk County Fire, Rescue and Emergency Department, Suffolk County Fire Academy, Suffolk County Volunteer Fire Association, and Suffolk County Council of Fire Chiefs all need volunteers to help out with various tasks. Rebuilding Together Long Island is another great organization that provides services throughout Suffolk County.
The Ryan Outreach Center in Wyandanch urgently needs volunteers to help the food pantry by organizing and restocking food shelves. The Suffolk County Temporary Care Program allows caregivers to take a well-deserved break from the emotional and physical stressors of daily care. The Catherine of Siena Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Smithtown needs a volunteer to help with administrative tasks. Melville Good Shepherd Hospice is looking for a volunteer to help in the office with archiving and data entry. The Wertheim National Wildlife Refuge located in Shirley, New York needs volunteers on Saturdays to help out at its visitor center.
Mather Hospital in Port Jefferson needs volunteers to help out at the gift shop and at its thrift store.