Volunteer Opportunities

Dutchess County SPCA

Thank you for your interest in volunteering with the Dutchess County SPCA! To apply to become a volunteer, please download our volunteer application by clicking the Volunteer Application link at the bottom of this page. Completed applications should be scanned and sent by email to volunteer@dcspca.org. Or you can mail your application or drop it off in person at: Dutchess County SPCA, 636 Violet Ave, Hyde Park, NY 12538.

Once received, your application will be reviewed, and we will contact you when something becomes available. While we would love to contact each applicant individually, due to the high volume of volunteer inquiries we receive, we are unable to do so. Please know that we appreciate your interest and will contact you when an opportunity becomes available.

Be sure to review the detailed information below before completing your application.

Thank you!!

Volunteer Program Coordinator

volunteer@dcspca.org

845-452-7722, ext. 417


Paws & Patriots SPCA Program For Veterans

The SPCA Paws & Patriots program was developed for veterans in our community in need of giving and receiving special love and attention, and for animals at the SPCA who need exactly the same thing.

Some veterans have trouble readjusting upon their return home. They may experience a sense of loss or loneliness. Some shelter animals are lonely or depressed. They need a dedicated team of people to help them overcome their fears. Paws & Patriots brings veterans and animals together, providing each other with companionship and devotion. And training? It’s hard to tell who’s learning more…the animal or the veteran.

Veterans interested in joining the SPCA Paws & Patriots program should contact the Veterans Relations Representative at pawsandpatriots@yourspca.org.


Friends of Millbrook Library

Do you know someone in the Village of Millbrook or the Towns of Washington or Union Vale who would love to borrow books, magazines, or audiobooks, but can’t get to the library due to a medical or physical limitation? Thanks to the Friends of the Millbrook Library, help is now available! Call the library and ask for information about the Friends’ Homebound Library Service. A “new friend” will be in touch soon and start bring the treasures of our library to their door for free!

The Friends of the Millbrook Library meet the 1st Tuesday of each month at 4 pm. Contact friends@millbrooklibrary.org or call 677-3611 x3 for more information.


Friends of Seniors

In 2018, Friends of Seniors volunteers drove 87,484 miles to 3,486 medical appointments, the grocery store, to clients’ home for visiting and respite care. In addition, they called clients on the phone, giving 8400 hours of their time to 335 clients, many more than one time. Our services are FREE!

Volunteer work is flexible and up to the volunteer. Because of the nature of today’s busy world, people who want to volunteer cannot always work within volunteer organizations’ time frames. Friends of Seniors believes THE VOLUNTEER IS THE BOSS! Call  (845)-485-1277 for more information.


Lucky Orphans Horse Rescue 

“Lucky Orphans Horse Rescue is dedicated to providing a sanctuary for unwanted, abused, neglected horses and to improve the relationship between horses and people”

They are in need of regular, reliable volunteers at the farm. The
shifts are generally from 9 to 11:30 and 12 to 3 pm.

you can look at their website here:
http://pub32.bravenet.com/passwd/show.php

There is a volunteer sign up button which brings you to a volunteer application. Participants should indicate they learned of about us from Millbrook At Home.

The link below includes our Volunteer Orientation Packet:

https://docs.google.com/document/d/17dTq1kivJpQZh9kZfdz6pc-n8F4KKGjE-1Vdxf865ss/edit?usp=sharing


 

Lunch at Lyall

All are welcome to join us on Thursdays from (11:30-12:30) for fresh homemade soup,  sandwich, desert and conversation.

Volunteers, desert donations and questions are welcome.

Please contact us: (845) 677-3485, email Communications@LyallMemorial.org


Meals on Wheels Millbrook

Volunteers can work in the kitchen where cooks prepare the meal, kitchen helpers make sandwiches and package the lunch bags and meal trays, and drivers deliver the meals to our clients in the Millbrook area.

We prepare meals Monday, Wednesday and Friday (except holidays and during bad weather) from approximately 8:30 – 10 AM, drivers start their rounds at 10:00.  If you could volunteer a day a week or a day per month, or even as an occasional fill-in, let us know by calling (845)- 677-3485.


North East Community Center

Here is a list of current volunteer opportunities at NECC. Some are ongoing, some are one-time events. Some require as little as an hour a week, some will take much more, as much as you would like to offer. Click on each opportunity or interest, or scroll down, to learn more. For information on any of these ideas, to arrange to volunteer, or to suggest your own, call Jackie at (518)-789-4259, x 149.

Community Service for Offenders
Tutoring GED Students
Drive senior citizens to appointments 
Read books with young children
Work in NECC’s Community and School Gardens
Help Low-Income People Prepare their taxes
Prepare and Deliver Meals
Help around the office
Work on our next party or benefit
Come to our next volunteer clean-up day
What we ask of our Volunteers 
Other ideas? Call us!


Tax Preparer – Free Training! 

The Hudson Valley CA$H Coalition and AARP Foundation Tax-Aide needs volunteers to serve as tax preparers for the upcoming season. Volunteers have an opportunity to increase their talents while helping low and moderate-income neighbors receive free, reliable tax assistance and secure all the refunds and credits available to them. Volunteers get a great deal of satisfaction out of helping and it provides an opportunity to keep active. If you have prepared personal income taxes in the past, and are looking for a rewarding way to use these skills, consider volunteering. There are many other volunteer opportunities include IT support, client facilitator, program promotion, marketing and translation. Free training provided with IRS certification. For more information, contact Linda Eddy at (845) 475-7500 or leddy@dutchesscap.org.

For More Information Contact: Linda Eddy (845) 475-7500 leddy@dutchesscap.org


Uncle Al’s Thrift Shop

Uncle Al’s Thrift Shop operates for the benefit of our community, selling new and gently used Clothing, Accessories, Housewares, Toys, Specialty Items, Jewelry, Gift Items, Seasonal Décor, Collectibles, and much more. Our merchandise is graciously donated by parishioners and other community members. All proceeds are for the benefit of the Church of St. Joseph-Immaculate Conception in Millbrook. 

Volunteers are needed! No prior experience and may work:

Full Days (10am – 4pm)

Half Days (10am – 1pm or 1pm – 4pm)

Or sign up to be a substitute on an “as needed” basis The more volunteers we have insures the shop is appropriately staffed. We cannot open for business unless we have a minimum staff of two people

For more information Please call Uncle Al’s (845) 677-5002 during the hours of operation or stop by for a more hands-on glimpse of this friendly, fun and worthwhile organization.