For those looking for family volunteer opportunities in October, check out these organizations:
Family Birthday Mitzvah Project and Home Visits.
Families help mark an elder’s birthday by volunteering to deliver a birthday cake and share the joy of the occasion with a DOROT senior. DOROT staff arrange with you the most convenient time for your birthday visit. On the day of the visit, arrive at DOROT to pick up a special birthday package to bring to the senior and receive a brief orientation to prepare you and your child for the birthday visit. There are also opportunities to visit with a senior that do not involve picking up a birthday package. New volunteers will come to DOROT for an orientation before their first visit to a senior. Time commitment: 1.5 hours For families with children ages 5–12 For more information and to volunteer, (212) 769-2850 or register online.
October 19th 10am-12pm
* Revitalize Astoria Park REVITALIZE THIS BELOVED GREEN SPACE IN THE HEART OF ASTORIA BY WATERING, GARDENING, REMOVING DEBRIS AND ASSISTING WITH OTHER PARK MAINTENANCE ACTIVITIES.
* Garden with Concrete Safaris by helping prepare raised beds for planting, plant seeds and transplants, spread wood chips, shovel topsoil, and weed. All volunteers need to sign this waiver: http://
This is a family friendly project where volunteers can bring their children or legal wards (10 to 17 years old), as long as youth volunteers have a signed waiver and are accompanied by their legal guardian at all times.
The volunteer team leader can provide additional information. HTTPS://WWW.
Wednesday October 30th 6:15-7:45
SING ALONG WITH RESIDENTS OF COBBLE HILL HEALTH CENTER
Wednesday October 30th 6:15-7:45
Join us for an old-fashioned piano sing-along. Special guests from the New York performing community sing together with the residents of Cobble Hill Health Center to make for an evening of musical fun. A large-print lyric book will be provided.
Volunteers will transport the residents to and from the recreation room where the event takes place, serve some refreshments and sing along, if they like.
This is a family friendly project. Oriented New York Cares volunteers can bring their children or legal wards, between the ages of 10 and 17, as long as youth volunteers have a signed waiver and are accompanied by their legal guardian at all times. The volunteer team leader can provide additional information.
Please bring photo identification to show to the security guard.
DOING GOOD TOGETHER
Ages: Everyone can participate
Time Commitment: Varies
Halloween can be one of the most important events in a young child's life. It provides lifelong memories, develops self-worth, and allows kids to play an active role in their community. Unfortunately, many children are unable to participate in this fun, annual experience because they do not have a costume. Developed in 2008 by then 11-year-old Emma Rose Shapiro, the mission of The Halloween Helpers is to collect previously enjoyed, gently-used Halloween costumes and donate them to children in need. Visit the Halloween Helpers website for downloadable forms, handouts, and signage to begin your collection drive.
Volunteers are needed to help set up, prepare and serve meals to members of the community who are homeless and/or live marginally.