Honor Dr. King With A Day Of Service

To help celebrate and honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s great legacy, the Volunteer Center is organizing its first-ever MLK Day of Service, with a variety of projects throughout Westchester and Putnam counties, including three here in New Rochelle:

  • Boys and Girls Club of New Rochelle: Volunteers are needed to clean out and prepare one of the buildings for the agency’s new Kids Café and Club renovation.
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Mural Project: Volunteers will paint a MLK-inspired mural.
  • New Rochelle Public Library: Volunteers will participate in a “shifting” of books to alleviate overcrowding of shelves.

Take a look at the full list of volunteer opportunities to decide which project best fits your ability and interests.

The City of New Rochelle has been proud to partner with the Volunteer Center on many occasions and maintains a permanent link on the City website to their volunteer matching system, which helps match volunteers with non-profit organizations. You can use that system to find worthwhile volunteer opportunities at any time.

Become A Volunteer Environmental Educator

The Sheldrake Environmental Center is located within the James Johnson Conservancy, a lovely wooded area surrounding the Larchmont Reservoir and straddling the New Rochelle – Town of Mamaroneck border. The Center sponsors a variety of activities, including a new Volunteer Environmental Educator (VEE) program that trains adults to conduct nature walks and classes for elementary school children. You can learn more about the program in this brochure. To participate, please contact Mary Davis at 914-834-1443 or progdirector@sheldrakecenter.org.