Volunteer Opportunities for High School Students


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    Department of Veterans Affairs


    Volunteer in a VA Medical Center. There are a wide variety of assignments available including audiology and speech pathology, extended care, information technology, laboratory medicine, medical administration and illustration, nursing, nutrition, and foodservice, ambulatory care services, occupational therapy, patient escort, pharmacy, physical therapy, research, social work







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    Habitat for Humanity


    Help build adequate houses in partnership with those that lack adequate shelter.





    Landmark Volunteers


    Spend two weeks volunteering at one of several important historical, cultural, environmental or social service institutions





    Red Cross

    Help with a single Red Cross event, community service, leadership, organizing a blood drive, and helping to prevent, respond to emergencies.




    Ronald McDonald House

    Help prepare meals, talk to families, take care of the house, etc.




    Special Olympics

    A program of year-round sports training and athletic competition for children and adults with mental retardation. Help in a variety of ways including sports training, fundraising, administrative help, competition planning, and staffing.





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    Big Brothers Big Sisters of Long Island


    Provide children with one-on-one time and attention typically two to four times a month





    Interfaith Nutrition Network


    Help address the issues of hunger and homelessness on Long Island





    Long Island Children's Museum


    Make a difference in the lives of children. Volunteer opportunities include museum store assistant, assistant explainer, office assistant, floater, and birthday parties





    United Way of Long Island


    Opportunities for volunteers to become involved and help in direct services, special events, fundraising, general admission, and more




    Island Harvest


    Help reduce food waste and end hunger on Long Island





    Surfers Way


    Surfer's Way is a non-profit organization designed to offer children with special needs the opportunity to experience the exhilaration and liberation of surfing.






    Proud Girls

    Teaching Girls 12-17 to Live BIG and Give BIG.





    Guide Dog Training

    To improve the quality of life for people who are blind, have low vision, or have other special needs.






    Horse knowledge and experience is not a necessity. Volunteers are needed to assist with horse care, barn chores, lessons, treatment sessions, camp, outreach, fundraising, office work, and facility maintenance. We offer an orientation and training program for all new volunteers that is both educational and comprehensive. Proper horse-handling techniques and safety precautions are emphasized. Staff and senior volunteers will work with you to give you the tools and skills you need to be a successful volunteer.




    Ruff House Rescue

    Ruff House Rescue is the largest 501 (c)(3) non-profit rescue on the South Shore of Long Island. Our mission is to seek out under-served shelters and communities where we can make the biggest lifesaving impact. Our goal is to create a world where the kind and rewarding experience of adoption is the standard. We do this through tireless passion, commitment, and advocacy.


    The Book Fairies

    The Book Fairies is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization that collects reading materials for people in need throughout metropolitan New York. The reading materials foster literacy and academic success, provide a respite from personal struggles, and nurture a love of reading across age groups.


    Last Hope Animal Rescue

    Last Hope, Inc. is a not-for-profit, tax-exempt organization that is dedicated to the rescue and rehabilitation of death-due pound, stray and abandoned animals.


    YMCA of Long Island



    Nassau County SPCA