Volunteer Opportunities

Learn about places to volunteer.

The following are just some of the many Volunteer Opportunities that RSVP has to offer. For these, and to find out about many other opportunities, please contact the Volunteer Coordinator at 631-979-9490 ext.15.

See our full list of partnering organizations here

Alzheimer's Association, Long Island Chapter. Everyone can help in the fight to end Alzheimer's. Join the cause by staying informed and becoming an advocate for those with Alzheimer's disease and their families. Volunteer to become a Community Representative or a Community Educator.

Guide Dog Foundation. Volunteers are the lifeblood of the guide and service dog programs. Their unwavering dedication and generosity drive the success of the Guide Dog Foundation. Within the Guide Dog Foundation volunteer community, there are so many ways to get involved.

Alzheimer’s Disease Resource Center Provides resources and support for those impacted by cognitive decline. Looking for volunteers to assist with program and office duties and to be advocates for local families coping with Alzheimer’s Disease and other dementias.

Day Haven - Adult Day Services. Do you play an instrument, sing, or have an artistic flair? Or would you just like to share a cup of coffee and conversation with other participants? Then volunteering at Day Haven Adult Services is the place for you. Share your talents and put a smile on someone else’s face.

Rise Life Services. Looking for volunteers to engage in one-on-one interactions with individuals with developmental disabilities and or mental health struggles that provide companionship, life skills and emotional support. Assist with recreational activities, games, and social outings.

Options for Community Living, Inc is committed to assisting individuals and families in need to develop their fullest potential for independent living. Our programs help vulnerable Long Islanders prepare for the demands and responsibilities of community life and promote housing permanency, health, safety and welfare. Options operates a community thrift shop in Ronkonkoma

Island Harvest Food Bank provided food to over 500,000 Long Islanders in need in 2020. Volunteers assist with sorting and packing food, giving out food to clients, farming and gardening, data entry, deliveries, client intake and much more!

Gerald J. Ryan Outreach Center, in Wyandanch, has an urgent need for volunteers to assist in the Food Pantry by organizing and restocking food shelves. This task does require some lifting. Also needed are volunteers to prepare food bags for Day Shelter clients. And lastly, volunteers are needed to help and sort clothing in the Clothing Room.

Middle Island ADHS is looking for volunteers to help with arts and crafts, bingo, cooking club, computer discussion, exercise, garden club, sing-a-longs and board games. Spanish and Creole language speaking would be a great asset. Volunteers are needed Monday through Friday, 10 – 11:45 am and 1 – 3 pm.

Pronto of Long Island logo

Pronto of Long Island, located in Bay Shore, is in need of volunteers for many various tasks. Their main mission is to feed the hungry, but they also have a Thrift Center where they accept clothes, shoes, coats, etc. Bi-lingual volunteers are a definite plus but not a necessity. Clerical help is needed in the office as well as in the ESL and computer classes. And volunteers to help in the Pantry and Thrift Center are always welcome!

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The Wertheim National Wildlife Refuge, located in beautiful Shirley, NY is in need of Saturday volunteers to help out at their Visitor Center. This would be a great fit for someone who enjoys and would like to share the beauty of nature.

Family Services League logo

Many varied and wonderful positions are available at the Family Service League at their locations in Huntington, Riverhead and Bay Shore. Some of these are tutoring, mentoring, computer literacy, translating, volunteering in the Ombudsmen Program and helping children as pre-school aides. The need for volunteers is especially great on Long Island’s East End.

Two women from Meals on Wheels

Three Village Meals on Wheels is in need of outgoing, compassionate and personable volunteers to deliver mid-day meals to homebound seniors. Meals (8 maximum) are picked up from either St. Charles Hospital or John T. Mather Hospital in Port Jefferson. Volunteers are asked to do 1 day per week, Mon.-Fri. Total time involved is approximately 2 hours. This volunteer service can be used as a tax write off for gas.

John T. Mather Hospital front of building

John T. Mather Hospital in Port Jefferson is in need of volunteers to help in the Gift Shop as well as their Thrift Shop. They are also in need of volunteers to help with clerical support in the Wound Therapy Department.

St. Catherine of Siena Nursing & Rehabilitation Center logo

St. Catherine of Siena Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Smithtown is in need of a volunteer to assist with clerical duties. The position does not require computer skills. They are also in need of volunteers to help out in the Gift Shop, especially on weekends. The Gift Shop is open from 9 am to 3 pm.

Beach scene

Do you enjoy the salt air and walking along the ocean shore? If so, you might consider a volunteer position at the Fire Island National Seashore. Many different opportunities are available.

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RSVP’s HIICAP (Health Insurance Information Counseling Assistance Program) is in need of volunteers to assist seniors with their concerns involving Medicare. Training will be provided and mentoring with seasoned HIICAP Counselors will be available. Please call Maryflorence Brennan at 631-979-9490 x14 for more information.

The Cold Spring Harbor Whaling Museum logo

The Cold Spring Harbor Whaling Museum is located at 301 Main Street in Cold Spring Harbor. The museum is looking for volunteers to meet and greet, handle purchases in the gift shop, assist with school and family programs and perform various clerical tasks.

The Long Island Seaport & Ecology Center logo

The Long Island Seaport & Ecology Center in beautiful Port Jefferson is in need of a computer-savvy volunteer to help maintain their website and also generate its tri-annual newsletter.

Good Shepherd Hospice front of building

Good Shepherd Hospice in Melville is looking for a volunteer to help in the office with filing and data entry.

Visiting Nurse Service & Hospice of Suffolk building

Visiting Nurse Service & Hospice of Suffolk is in need of caring and compassionate volunteers to visit hospice patients in their homes to provide much-needed companionship and respite for the caregivers. Volunteers are also needed in the thrift shop (Huntington) and as administrative help (Main Street, Northport).

Several veteran's hats

The Long Island State Veterans Home in Stony Brook has many opportunities for volunteers such as recreation assistants, assisting with one-on-one recreation therapy, trip volunteers, and giving special attention to residents in the Reflections Unit who have different forms of dementia.

One man showing another how to fix a computer

RSVP’s Community Computer Connections Program is looking for computer refurbishers, delivery people and installers. Join this wonderful program and refurbish computers to be given to low-income families and individuals in Nassau and Suffolk counties.

The Long Island Maritime Museum logo

The Long Island Maritime Museum in West Sayville has a wide variety of volunteer opportunities including boat building, sailing on their 1888 oyster sloop, tour guiding, educating children’s groups, greeting visitors, special events and more.

Call (631) 979-9490 or email us for more information at info@rsvpsuffolk.org and find out how you can share your lifetime of experience with your community.