Yonkers Makes Volunteering Easier With United Way Data

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The City of Yonkers has partnered with the Volunteer Center of United Way to promote a database that connects potential volunteers with local opportunities, such as serving food in a soup kitchen. Photo Credit: Flickr user U.S. Army Alaska

YONKERS, N.Y. – Yonkers is helping those with a charitable spirit get in touch with those in need.

Working with the Volunteer Center of United Way, the city has launched a program that links residents interested in volunteering with opportunities around the area.

From services at a soup kitchen to reading to children, assisting seniors and working with the environment, the program features a database with opportunities at more than five dozen organizations throughout the city.

“This program goes beyond offering volunteer opportunities; it simplifies the process of finding the right opportunity for anyone who wants to volunteer,” Mayor Mike Spano said.

Residents interested in volunteering can visit the city’s website, where they will be connected to the United Way's volunteer database, which includes 67 community and faith-based organizations throughout Yonkers.

Searches can be narrowed down by a keyword and ZIP code, allowing volunteers to match their interest with a specific location that works for them.

“This will make it so easy for residents of all ages to find wonderful volunteer opportunities that suit their interests and availability and support the needs of vital Yonkers nonprofits,” said Alisa H. Kesten, executive director of the Volunteer Center.

For more information visit the city’s volunteer database or call the Mayor’s Office of Constituent Services at 914-377-6010.

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