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  • Be a Local Ambassador for an International Nonprofit Leader: New York, New York

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    If you're interested in this opportunity please fill out our interest form so that we can learn more about you and match you to an incoming Atlas Corps Fellow: http://bit.ly/AtlasCorpsVolunteer. Atlas Corps ( http://atlascorps.org) is an international exchange program for the world's best nonprofit leaders. The Atlas Corps Fellowship is a 6-18 month, direct-service fellowship. In addition to serving at an organization related to their experience, Fellows will learn leadership skills and best practices while networking with skilled nonprofit professionals from around the world. Atlas Corps is recruiting volunteers to be \"Local Ambassadors\" to our international Fellows arriving every few months. A Local Ambassador is a dedicated friend to one specific Fellow before their arrival and during their stay in the U.S (and hopefully after)! Each Local Ambassador will be paired with an incoming Fellow and will remain with their Fellow throughout the year. We ask that Ambassadors check in with their Fellow about once a month via email, phone, meeting for coffee or lunch, etc. Ambassadors can also invite Fellows to networking events, inform them about life in America, and show them fun things to do in their city. This is a great opportunity to get to know an amazing nonprofit leader from another part of the world and help them to feel at home in a new city.
  • Build your office administration skills - become our Administrative Assistant

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    This Role This currently a voluntary role within an ambitious but friendly work environment. We appreciate the contribution volunteers can make to our goals, and aim to have a mutually beneficial relationship. We support volunteers to develop knowledge, skills and opportunities that will be useful to them in their future careers in the case of those looking for future paid roles, and a congenial atmosphere for those interested in building longer term relationships. Role Purpose Based in the office the purpose of the role is to provide a range of administrative and information services for staff, particularly the Executive Director and any Development Director. This voluntary position will offer someone who is organized, methodical and can use their initiative the chance to develop their administrative skills and gain experience in a busy office environment. Main responsibilities Information management and projects (85%) Update online and internal databases Manage documentation and records - scanning, filing, archiving and shredding documents. Catalogue/index books and electronic materials in both our physical and electronic libraries. Conduct online funding and possible partner research, compile concise summaries of findings and make recommendations as required. Office administration and support (5%) General office duties such as maintaining checking stock levels of the office consumables, unpacking and organizing stationary, etc Miscellaneous (10%) As capacity allows engaging with areas of specific personal interest related to the organization’s work. The ideal volunteer will have the following: Knowledge Fluent spoken and written English (essential). Good working knowledge of and confidence with standard Microsoft Office packages (Word and Excel), databases, email and the internet, preferably on a Apple Mac. Experience (whether paid or voluntary) Experience of undertaking administrative tasks and/or responsibilities (desirable) Experience of working with databases (desirable) Skills/attributes Strong administrative and organization skills. Accuracy and attention to detail. Ability to work independently if/when appropriate.
  • International, flexible, immigrant, Online, videochat

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    Do you enjoy making a difference with interesting conversation, and helping students over a cup of coffee or chocolate? Sign up for Table Wisdom's innovative online program to mentor a recently admitted international student as he or she attends a university in the U.S. or a young professional. You will video-chat with your mentee and provide them with an opportunity to practice conversational English, learn about American culture and practical living, and share information about their own culture. Some of the mentees in the past have attended U.S. schools like the University of Southern California and Washington University in St. Louis. You (or someone you know) must be a native (or fluent) English language speaker, 50+ years old, know how to video-chat (Skype, Face Time, or a similar program), be available once a week for 55 minutes at a time, and willing to work with the time zone difference of your mentee. After four weeks, you can decide if you would like to continue. If not, then simply let us know and we'll take care of the rest! If you find fulfillment in chatting, learning about different cultures, and sharing your wisdom, then this is the perfect program for you. Please watch this short 1-minute video to give you an idea: http://bit.ly/2pBMKEb Thanks and we look forward to hearing from you!
  • Stop Food Waste & Feed the Hungry in FiDi!

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    This event is available at different times throughout the week! 5-5:30 PM, every Monday-Friday OR 6-6:30 PM, every Saturday & Sunday! Help get excess bagels donated from a really great food business! The final destination will be the NYC Rescue Mission at 90 Lafayette Street. Middleweight: the average amount of food is 15-20 pounds. Sign up directly on our calendar: http://www.rescuingleftovercuisine.org/calendar
  • Stop Food Waste and Feed the Hungry (College Students Looking to Give Back to the Community)

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    Rescuing Leftover Cuisine is a nonprofit food rescue organization dedicated to reducing food waste and getting food to those in need. This is a perfect opportunity for college students are interested in the nonprofit sector, to volunteer to rescue food and help those in need. Sign up for events directly on our website: http://www.rescuingleftovercuisine.org/calendar
  • Corporate Group Volunteer Activity: Fight Food Waste and Feed the Hungry in Just 30 Minutes!

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    Sign your corporate group up for a volunteer event to rescue food for the hungry! During these events, your corporate group will travel to one or more of our food business partners that are ready to donate their excess food. The group then rescues this food and takes it to a nearby homeless shelter or soup kitchen. More details will be provided after contacted. SIGN UP FOR EVENTS DIRECTLY THROUGH OUR WEBSITE: Friday March 16th: https://www.rescuingleftovercuisine.org/events/31690 Monday March 19th: https://www.rescuingleftovercuisine.org/events/31515 Friday March 23rd: https://www.rescuingleftovercuisine.org/events/31691 Friday March 30th: https://www.rescuingleftovercuisine.org/events/31692 Monday April 2nd: https://www.rescuingleftovercuisine.org/events/31523 Friday April 6th: https://www.rescuingleftovercuisine.org/events/31693
  • Fight Food Waste and Feed the Hungry! Core Rescuer Needed - Stipend and Monthly MetroCard Included!

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    Rescuing Leftover Cuisine is a nonprofit food rescue organization dedicated to eliminating both food waste and hunger. We are currently looking for Core Rescuers to join our leadership team of volunteers! A Core Rescuer is a passionate volunteer who commits to leading 5 food rescue events/5 hours every week, the same events every week. You will be picking up food from our partner restaurants and companies, and dropping it off at local homeless shelters and soup kitchens to feed those in need. We will provide a $50 MetroCard for this four-month commitment.
  • Corporate Group Volunteer Activity: Fight Food Waste and Feed the Hungry!

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    Sign your corporate group up for a volunteer event to rescue food for the hungry! During these events, your corporate group will travel to one or more of our food business partners that are ready to donate their excess food. The group then rescues this food and takes it to a nearby homeless shelter or soup kitchen. More details will be provided after contacted.
  • Corporate Group Volunteer Activity: Fight Food Waste and Feed the Hungry in NYC!

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    Sign your corporate group up for a volunteer event to rescue food for the hungry! During these events, your corporate group will travel to one or more of our food business partners that are ready to donate their excess food. The group then rescues this food and takes it to a nearby homeless shelter or soup kitchen. More details will be provided after contacted.
  • Fight Food Waste & Feed the Hungry in FiDi 4:30PM-5:00PM

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    This opportunity is available every Saturday! Walk through FiDi to rescue leftover food that would have been thrown away. This event lasts just 30 minutes, and will end at the NYC Rescue Mission at 90 Lafayette (Lafayette and White Street). Heavyweight: the average amount of food is 60-80 pounds. Divided between 5 people, each rescuer will carry about 15 lbs. Sign up directly on our website: Saturday 8/19/17 https://www.rescuingleftovercuisine.org/events/21409 Saturday 8/26/17 https://www.rescuingleftovercuisine.org/events/21410 Saturday 9/2/17 https://www.rescuingleftovercuisine.org/events/21411 Saturday 9/9/17 https://www.rescuingleftovercuisine.org/events/21412 Saturday 9/16/17 https://www.rescuingleftovercuisine.org/events/21413
  • Stop Food Waste & Feed the Hungry in SoHo!

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    This opportunity is available at different times throughout the week! 3:30-4 PM, Monday-Friday OR 5:30-6 PM every Saturday OR 6:30-7 PM every Sunday! Leftover bagels can make a difference. Just because they were not sold at the end of the day does not mean that they should not have a chance to make someone happy. Come and help bring a bagel to someone in need. This event will last 30 minutes and will finish at the Bowery Mission, located at 227 Bowery. Mediumweight: the average amount of pounds of food total is 30-40 lbs. Split between 4 people, each person will only carry an average of less than 10 lbs. SIGN UP DIRECTLY ON OUR WEBSITE: Monday 8/21/17 https://www.rescuingleftovercuisine.org/events/21911 Tuesday 8/22/17 https://www.rescuingleftovercuisine.org/events/21912 Wednesday 8/23/17 https://www.rescuingleftovercuisine.org/events/21913 Thursday 8/24/17 https://www.rescuingleftovercuisine.org/events/21914 Friday 8/25/17 https://www.rescuingleftovercuisine.org/events/21915 Saturday 8/26/17 https://www.rescuingleftovercuisine.org/events/21477 Sunday 8/27/17 https://www.rescuingleftovercuisine.org/events/19582 Sunday 9/3/17 https://www.rescuingleftovercuisine.org/events/19583 Sunday 9/10/17 https://www.rescuingleftovercuisine.org/events/19584 Sunday 9/17/17 https://www.rescuingleftovercuisine.org/events/19585 Sunday 9/24/17 https://www.rescuingleftovercuisine.org/events/19586
  • Fundraising Intern

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    Rescuing Leftover Cuisine, Inc. (\"RLC\") is a non-profit food rescue organization based in New York City that delivers leftover food from restaurants and caterers to local agencies such as homeless shelters and soup kitchens. We have thus far delivered over 1,000,000 pounds of food with the lowest cost per delivery in the industry. Our business model is centered around four stages: (1) proactively seek out businesses with leftover food for partnerships, (2) deliver excess, wholesome food directly to local agencies, (3) use our expertise in food rescue to consult each partner different ways to reduce food waste, (4) partners successfully graduate from the RLC food rescue program with reduced food cost and food waste. Position Summary: Rescuing Leftover Cuisine is seeking a fundraising intern to assist in reaching out to different companies for sponsorships, help with formulation of donation campaigns, provide assistance in organizing fundraising events, and help applying for grants. Responsibilities: * Contact corporate groups to establish partnerships and sponsorships * Cooperate with other interns and employees to organize a great fundraising. * Lead and direct volunteers on the day of the fundraiser so that the event can take place on time. * Communicate with and motivate participants so that fundraising goals are met. * Write grant proposals to submit before deadlines. Qualifications: Self-motivated; ability to initiate and work independently Ability to multitask and prioritize Ability to work under pressure to meet deadline Passionate about food rescue Great communication and writing skills RLC interns have the chance to work closely with the founders and have the opportunity to make true, meaningful impact in their time with the organization. This is a part-time, unpaid internship. Interns are expected to work 20 hours per week. May lead to full-time position. Apply: Interested applicants should apply by submitting a resume to info@rescuingleftovercuisine.org . Candidates for initial phone screenings will be contacted.
  • Downtown Morning Runner

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    Go the extra mile with Back on My Feet NYC! Dedicated teams of volunteers run 2-4 miles with our members who are transitioning out of homelessness. We encourage runners of all speeds (run/jog/walk) to become a part of our community! Team City Hall runs with the NYC Rescue Mission at the NW corner of Collect Pond Park every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 5:45-6:45AM. To find out more and sign up for an orientation, visit nyc.backonmyfeet.org/nyc-run-with-us
  • Become a StreetWise Partners Mentor Today and Transform a Life!

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    StreetWise Partners’ goal is to use the power of mentoring to reduce unemployment within disadvantaged communities of New York City and Washington D.C. The organization pairs business professionals with mentees who are unemployed/underemployed in order to provide them with the skills, resources and access to networks that they need to secure and maintain employment. StreetWise Partners has developed an incredible reputation for quality programming and volunteer opportunities. Since 1997, the organization has served 6,000 mentees through the support of 10,000 volunteers. Our volunteer opportunities allow for meaningful, hands-on interactions that support professional skill building for our mentees. 13 weeks of structured meetings on topics such as: goal setting, resume and cover letters, interview prep and networking Meetings are 2.5 hours one night a week with ongoing weekly communication. Mentor provides mentee with informal biweekly follow-up for 9 months after the program ends. All programs are hosted at one of our four corporate sites: PwC, Marsh & McLennan Companies, Morgan Stanley and Deutsche Bank Fall program begins in September! Benefits of Becoming a Mentor: Coach an adult to professional success Collaborative Group Mentoring Build your Resume Expand your network and access to 1000 volunteers Monthly Meetups and Socials Opportunity to serve on a board See immediate impact of your mentorship Prospective applicants must attend an information session before submitting an application. Please register for an information session here: https://streetwisepartners.org/nycmentor-information-session/ If you have any questions, please contact April Griswold, Manager of Volunteer Relations at april@streetwisepartners.org.
  • Regular Corporate Group volunteering: Fight Food Waste and Feed the Hungry in NYC!

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    Sign your corporate group up for a volunteer event to rescue food for the hungry! During these events, your corporate group will travel to one or more of our food business partners that are ready to donate their excess food. The group then rescues this food and takes it to a nearby homeless shelter or soup kitchen. More details will be provided after contacted.
  • Join 1885 schooner PIONEER's Volunteer Sailing Crew!

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    Learn to sail a tall ship! 1885 schooner Pioneer needs your help! We are looking for volunteer crew members to help sail Pioneer during weekdays, weeknights, and on the weekends until October! Previous sailing experience is helpful, but not required. Training is provided. Help us continue to share Pioneer's rich history with the public and engage citizens with New York Harbor! Requirements: Must attend at least two training sails, which are held every Saturday morning from 0800-1200, and take a US Coast Guard mandated drug test. Must be above the age of 16. All skill levels are welcome. Training is provided. The South Street Seaport Museum preserves and interprets the ‚Äčorigins and growth of New York City as a world port, a place where goods, labor, and cultures are exchanged through work, commerce, and the interaction of diverse communities.
  • Prevent Dating Abuse - Join the Youth Voices Network!

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    The Youth Voices Network is a group of volunteers who have had personal experience with dating abuse and/or intimate partner violence before the age of 24*. Meetings are held on the final Thursday of every month at 6:30pm in downtown Manhattan. Exact location will be disclosed upon acceptance. Ability to attend meetings is strongly preferred, but not required, for participation. Please get in touch to discuss your individual schedule! (*Age limit only pertains to the experience itself; applicants of any age are considered for membership.) The primary aims of the group are to: Let young people know that they are not alone Prevent dating abuse by increasing community awareness Promote discussion about the factors of healthy and unhealthy relationships Direct survivors to helpful resources In the 2016-2017 year we were proud to meet these aims through a variety of different opportunities. Members have shared stories with one another, youth/peers, government officials, and the media. The Youth Voices Network has also hosted several events in an effort to highlight individual talents/showcase methods of healing. Examples include: How the Media Can End Rape Culture discussion panel New Voices open mic for Sexual Assault Awareness Month Ongoing speaking engagements at Day One trainings And many more. We are always tailoring what we provide to member interest. Bring your ideas, we are happy to have them! The Youth Voices Network is a safe space to foster healthy relationships. Humans of all races, religions, genders, and sexualities are welcome. To complete an application, please visit http://www.dayoneny.org/join-the-youth-voices-network/ or email youthvoicesnetwork@dayoneny.org to request an application! To submit the application, or for more information, please email us at youthvoicesnetwork@dayoneny.org.
  • Rescuer Associates: Help fight food waste and feed the hungry 10 hours a week!

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    Help your community stop food waste and fight hunger by bringing excess food to homeless shelters. You will be walking with trays of excess food, which would have been thrown out by the restaurant, to the nearest homeless shelter. Please note you must sign up for an account, and after you confirm your account via email, you must go back to our website www.rescuinglftovercuisine.org to sign up for the event! A Rescuer associates commits to leading 10 food rescue events a week. They always lead the same events every week. Rescuer associates are required to do all of the events every week. If they miss one event, they must make up their event hour that week, or a future date, but the event must be made up. Throughout the commitment, you will be paid $8 per route. As a Rescuer Associate, you will also be leading groups of volunteers during events, and actively engaging them. Core rescuers educate our volunteers on the issues of food waste and hunger, while leading them from the restaurant, to a nearby homeless shelter, where we drop off the food donations. Training is provided. If you are interested, please sign up to 2 events and email info@rescuingleftovercuisine.org to let us know which events you signed up for!
  • Autism Speaks Walk Set Up

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    Help us set up for the Autism Speaks NYC Walk! Our Walk will take place on Sunday, September 16th at the South Street Seaport Pier 17 but we will set up our tents, tables, signage, stage, etc on Saturday, September 15th from 10am - 5pm. We are looking for about 20 people to spend the day with us. If you're interested, please contact us at 646-385-8543 or NYCWalk@autismspeaks.org.
  • Help find a Cure! Volunteer at the New York Taste for Sight!

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    If you are located in the Tri-State area, this is a great opportunity for you! Help fight blindness by volunteering at our annual wine, spirits and craft beer tasting event, the New York Taste for Sight. We are seeking out volunteers to assist with event registration and check-in, refreshment distribution, selling \"cork pull\" tickets, maintaining the silent auction, some event setup, maintenance and breakdown, as well as guiding the visually impaired who require assistance. Be sure to like us on Facebook! https://www.facebook.com/FoundationFightingBlindnessNewYork/?hc_ref=SEARCH&fref=nf Volunteers are vital to the success of our organization, so we thank you for your time and dedication!