Volunteering – 2014

Baldwin Public Library’s 7th Annual

Volunteer Fair

Saturday, January 25, 2014
1:00-3:00PM in our Community Room

 

Volunteer organizations play an important role in making a community a good place to live.  Becoming a volunteer is a great way for you to get to know your neighbors and meet new friends. If you’re looking for a purpose and a way to serve your community, come to the Library’s Annual Volunteer Fair, where you’ll get the chance to learn about various local and national community organizations and perhaps find one that meets your interest. Get involved in your community and make a difference! For more information, contact Joan Morris, Acting Director, at 516-223-6228, ext. 59.

Organizations scheduled to attend this year include:

–AHRC Nassau
Works in partnership with family members to enrich the lives of people with intellectual or other developmental disabilities

–Baldwin Chamber of Commerce
To support local businesses

–Baldwin Civic Association
Foster our wonderfully diverse community and maintain the quality of life in Beautiful Baldwin

Baldwin Educational Assembly (BEA)
To assist the Baldwin School District with studies and research

–Baldwin Life Stitches, Inc.

To donate handcrafted items to local hospitals

–Baldwin Police Activity League (PAL)
To achieve balance for the community’s young adults with extracurricular activities and interests

–Baldwin/Rockville Centre Rotary Club
Community service organization

–Beautiful Baldwin Foundation
Plant flowers and decorate the community

–Child Abuse Prevention Services
Educate students in local schools on issues relating to child abuse prevention, bullying prevention and Internet safety

–FAB Freedom Foundation
Help children who are hurting find hope and healing:  FAB = Feel, Act, Be Better

–Friends of the Hempstead Plains at Nassau Community College
Habitat restoration and environmental education

–Guide Dog Foundation for the Blind, Inc.
Provide guide and service dogs at no charge to enhance the mobility and independence of people with disabilities

–Hospice of New York
Provides compassionate care for patients who have been given a limited life expectancy; trained volunteers provide companionship for patients and their families

The INN — Interfaith Nutrition Network
The INN is a not-for-profit that serves hungry and homeless Long Islanders

–Island Harvest
Food bank working to end hunger on Long Island by distributing to soup kitchens and pantries

–Leadership Training Institute
Mentoring, education and prevention services for youth and adults

–Lions Club of Baldwin/LEOS
International service organization

–Nassau County CERT (Community Emergency Response Team)
To promote community preparedness and to facilitate training and preparation of Nassau County residents for emergency situations when normal emergency response teams are overwhelmed

–Rebuilding Together – Long Island
Volunteers work to restore homes of veterans and low-income homeowners so they can continue to live in comfort and safety–all services provided at no cost to homeowner

–Ronald McDonald House of Long Island
Provides a home-away-from-home for families of seriously ill children undergoing critical medical treatment in area hospitals

–South Nassau Communities Hospital Auxiliary
Raises money for nurses’ education at the hospital through lobby sales and other events

–Terry Farrell Firefighters Fund
Provides relief to firefighters and families facing hardship–looking for volunteers to pick up donated surplus equipment to help firefighters do their jobs more safely and effectively

–United States Coast Guard Auxiliary
Assists the United States Coast Guard and promotes boating safety

–We Care Blankets
Wrap hand-made blankets for delivery to children undergoing cancer treatment

–Woman’s Advance Club of Baldwin, Inc.
Supports local organizations with donations as well as providing a scholarship for a Baldwin High School senior and adopting a Baldwin family in need for Thanksgiving and Christmas

 

OTHER HELPFUL LINKS FOR THOSE LOOKING TO VOLUNTEER:

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