Volunteering – 2013

Baldwin Public Library
Sixth Annual Volunteer Fair
Saturday, January 26, 2013

 

Nearly 100 people braved sloppy weather to explore ways to make our community an even better place to live. If you are looking for a way to volunteer your time, these groups can always use your help!

(Visit the photo gallery)

 

AHRC Nassau
Jerri Walker, Volunteer Coordinator
115 E Bethpage Road
Plainview, NY  11803
516-293-1111 x5281
Support children and adults with a developmental disability

 

American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life
Mary Ann Romano – Contact
516-551-1375
Fundraising to fight against cancer

 

American Red Cross
Debbie Gibbons – Contact
195 Willis Avenue
Mineola, NY  11501
516-747-3500 ext. 212
e-mail: Deborah.gibbons@redcross.org
Meet: At the Baldwin Public Library
Prevents and alleviates human suffering after emergencies by mobilizing the power of volunteers and the generosity of donors

 

Baldwin Chamber of Commerce
Ralph Rose and Erik Mahler, Presidents
c/o Mahler Realty
1030 Merrick Road
Baldwin, NY  11510
516-223-8080
Meet: 2nd Tuesday of the month – time/location varies
To further the interests of the Baldwin business community and encourage residents to “Shop Baldwin First”

 

Baldwin Civic Association
David Viana
P.O. Box 833
Baldwin, NY  11510
516-855-8842
www.baldwincivic.org
Meet: At Baldwin Senior High School Cafeteria – dates to be announced
Foster our wonderfully diverse community and maintain the quality of life in Beautiful Baldwin

 

Baldwin Council Against Drug Abuse (BCADA)
Claudia Rotondo
P.O. Box 55
Baldwin, NY  11510
516-377-9313
BCADA1970@gmail.com
Substance abuse education and prevention; community organization

 

Baldwin Educational Assembly (BEA)
Jackie Zuckerman – Chairperson
Joel Peskoff – Contact
516-623-9266
To assist the School District with studies and research

 

Baldwin Fire Department
Robert Brancato
Brian Bakal/Jessica Prestifilippo
516-867-0875
Meet: 1st Tuesday of the month at 2386 Grand Avenue
Community Service/Fire/Ambulance Emergency Service

 

Baldwin Life Stitches, Inc.
Aimee Pontrelli
516-223-6282
Meet: At the Baldwin Public Library, Monday 10:00am – 12:00pm and Wednesday 7:00pm – 9:00pm
To donate handcrafted items to local hospitals

 

Baldwin Lions Club
Dianne Cattrano – Contact
516-546-4781
Meet: 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month at the Baldwin Public Library
Community service

 

Baldwin Police Activity League (PAL)
Everton Marcus
P.O.Box 237
Baldwin, NY  11510
516-623-3111- PAL office 7pm-9pm
Meet: Between 7:00 and 9:00pm at Hastings Street (PAL office)
To help achieve balance for the community’s young adults with extracurricular activities and interests

 

Baldwin Rotary Club
Michael McDermott – President
516-359-9610
Meet: Weekly on Thursdays 12:30 at NOVI Restaurant
International service organization

 

Beautiful Baldwin Foundation
Charles Fisenne
516-223-8899
Plant flowers

 

Child Abuse Prevention Services
Betty Gross
516-236-5404
www.capsli.org
e-mail: bcg18@aol.com
Educate students on issues relating to bullying prevention, Internet safety and child abuse

 

Community Emergency Response Team (CERT)
Michael Arcari, Director (516) 573-9696
Kathleen Seyfried, Contact
516-573-9655
To educate Nassau County residents to be prepared for emergencies; free preparedness training five times a year

 

Courageous Cats – Cat Rescue
Maria Gross
516-526-0235
P. O. Box 324
Malverne, NY 11565
courageouscats@yahoo.com
www.courageouscats.org
Meet: TBD
TNR and socialization of homeless cats to help them find forever homes

 

FAB Freedom Foundation
Joey Alcarese
Tellora Downes
516-868-5723
Meet: 7:30PM at various locations; TBA
Community concerns

 

Friends of the Hempstead Plains at Nassau Community College
Annette Vitali, President
Betsy Gulotta
Dept. of Biology Nassau Community College
Garden City, NY  11530
516-572-7575 ext. 6531
Meet: Varies
Preservation and management of endangered species tall grass prairie at NCC and educational programs about habitat protection

 

Girl Scouts of Nassau County
Donna Ceravolo
Yari DeLeon
110 Ring Road West
Garden City, NY  11530
516- 741-2550 ext. 272
e-mail: deleony@gsnc.org
Meet: Varies
Build girls of courage, confidence and character that make the world a better place

 

Interfaith Nutrition Network – The INN
211 Fulton Avenue
Hempstead, NY  11550
516-486-8506 ext. 115
The INN is a not-for-profit that serves the hungry and homeless on Long Island.

 

Island Harvest
Joan Flynn – Coordinator
199 Second Street
Mineola, NY  11501
516-294-8528 x121
Meet: N/A
Raise funds and collect food for food pantries and soup kitchens

 

Kiwanis Club of Baldwin
Tony Tarantino
888-474-1735
Meet: Thursday 7:00 pm at the Baldwin Coach Diner
Serve and sponsor youth Key Club – Builders Club

 

Long Island Crisis Center
Linda Leonard – Executive Director
Dana Masterangelo – Office Manager
516-826-0244
24/7 crisis intervention hotline: 516-679-1111

 

Maple Pointe Assisted Living
Tammy Marshall
Andrea Rivette
260 Maple Avenue
Rockville Centre, NY  11570
516-764-4848
To assist seniors in accomplishing their daily activities by providing a safe and secure environment

 

Operation SPLASH (Stop Polluting Littering and Save Harbors)
516-378-4770
www.operationsplash.org
Meet: Every 1st Tuesday of the month at the Freeport Rec Center at 7:30pm
To improve the quality of life along our Long Island shores

 

South Nassau Communities Hospital Auxiliary
Sally Valenti
516-632-3928
Meet: 3rd Tuesday of the month – Hospital
To inform the community of hospital activities and raise money for nurses’ education

 

U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary
Jean Geiger FC 13-13
516-795-7797
Meet: 1st and 3rd Tuesday
Promote boating safety

 

U.S. Volunteers of America -11th Regiment
Colonel Webster
Master Sergeant Peter Gong – Contact
235 Merrick Road
Lynbrook, NY 11563
516-747-3063
Meet: 1st Saturday of the month; location TBA
Final military honors

 

Woman’s Advance Club of Baldwin
Arlynn Streithorst, President
576-378-5013
Meet: 3rd Thursday of the month September through June; location TBA
Supporting Community welfare and supporting local charities

 

OTHER HELPFUL LINKS:

Best Buddies - enhance the lives of people with intellectual disabilities by providing opportunities for one to one friendships.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Long Island

Long Island Cares

Long Island Volunteer Enterprise (LIVE)

VolunteerMatch.org