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AARP Tax-Aide
Needed: client facilitators, tax counselors, E-Life administrator, training instructors, technology coordinator, communication coordinator.
3 Slate Rock Rd., Poughkeepsie, NY 12601

Alzheimer’s Association
Support Group Leaders/Helpline and Office Support/Special Events/Board and Committee Members/Caring Companions
2649 South Rd Suite 101, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
845-471-2655 or 1-800-872-0994

American Cancer Society
All types of volunteers needed: Great need for volunteers to drive cancer patients to and from treatment, patient navigator volunteers.
121 Executive Drive, New Windsor, NY 12553
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP)
120 Wall Street, 22nd Floor, New York, NY 10005
Contact:  Maria Idoni, Hudson Valley Region

American Red Cross of Hudson Valley
Needed: disaster volunteers
4 Jefferson Plaza, Suite 302, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601 

Animal Rescue Foundation (ARF)
Caring for cats and dogs in a no-kill shelter
54 Simmons Lane, P.O. Box 1129, Beacon, NY  12508-1129

Archcare at Ferncliff Nursing Home 

Several volunteer opportunities are available to meet everyone’s interests.  No experience is necessary to volunteer your time and talents, just a desire to help others and make a difference in your community.

Volunteer Opportunities include:

  • Assisting with group activities
  • Outdoor walks and visits
  • Transportation to clinics, hair salon or therapy gym
  • Friendly one-to-one visits
  • Share a talent, interest or skill such as music, art, gardening, knitting, cards and board games

Contact Michelle Feller, Director of Recreation/Volunteers at 845-516-1673 or email

Arts Mid-Hudson
Needed: non-profit, art service organization looking for volunteers to gallery sit at our location in the town of Poughkeepsie. Other opportunities include occasional office administrative support and mailings.
696 Dutchess Turnpike, Suite F, Poughkeepsie, NY  12603


BluePath Service Dogs, Inc.
Needed: volunteers support our mission in a number of ways, such as raising puppies, fostering young adult dogs and performing administrative tasks.
8 Country Club Rd., Hopewell Junction, NY 12533


Catholic Charities Community Services of Dutchess County
Needed: Volunteers who are compassionate, patient, and willing to assist people with information on Catholic Charities’ many services available including case management, SNAP(food stamps), immigrant services, dietary needs food pantry, and special events. Training is provided and volunteer times are flexible.
218 Church St., Poughkeepsie, NY 12601

Cider Mills Friends of Open Space and Historic Preservation, Inc.
Needed: volunteers for building repair, grounds maintenance, and fundraising.
P.O. Box 2873, Poughkeepsie, NY  12603

Civil Air Patrol, The United States Air Force Auxiliary
Cadet and Senior Programs - CAP members, including cadets, volunteer their time in public schools, teaching respect, manners and personal accountability in a drug-free environment...
Unit Contact: Maj Gladys M Suessle
Phone: 845-635-2162 -or- 845-462-1000
Meeting Address: 87 Citation Dr., Wappingers Falls, NY  12590
Meeting Time: Senior Members: 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the Month at 19:00
Cadet Programs: Every Monday from 18:30 - 21:00
Charter Number: NER NY159
Please call or email at for information or directions.
The United States Air Force Auxiliary Civil Air Patrol -

Community Action Partnership of Dutchess County
Volunteers needed in the following areas:CASH Coalition Tax Preparation; Office for the Aging Exercise Programs and Friendship Centers
77 Cannon St., Poughkeepsie NY
Fax 845-625-1510

Cornell Cooperative Extension - Dutchess County
Dedicated volunteers are needed to help further several valuable Cornell Cooperative Extension programs including: educating consumers on making sound food and nutrition choices; becoming a family budget educator; working with youth through 4-H; becoming a master gardener; and working to educate municipal officials about how to use GIS.
Contact: Leah Cadwallader
Senior Administrator
845-677-8223 ext. 100
Fax: 845-677-3813
For more information go to:

Critical Response Network
This not-for-profit organization looks to match volunteers who wish to support the volunteer emergency services in Dutchess and Putnam Counties with a Fire, EMS, or Disaster Response organization in need of manpower at a variety of levels. 
Contact: Tory Davis
P.O. Box 248, Patterson, NY  12563
Phone: 914-475-8308


Dreaming of a Chance Bird Sanctuary
Needed: Volunteers for in-person and virtual opportunities. Both flexible and routine volunteers needed.
21 Moore Rd. Pleasant Valley, NY 12569

Dutchess ARC
Needed: volunteers for special events, skill sharing, help with outings and youth services.
1435 Route 44, Pleasant Valley, NY  12569
845-635-8084 ext. 152

Dutchess County Art Association
Needed: volunteers for a variety of short and long term commitments.
55 Noxon St., Poughkeepsie, NY  12601

Dutchess County Coalition for the Homeless
Assist at the homeless shelter
313 Mill Street, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601

Dutchess County Office for the Aging Services
Needed: volunteers to help serve a nutritious weekday, noontime meal at any one of our seven Senior Friendship Centers. There is also a need for volunteers to deliver meals or help with exercise classes, brain games, and insurance counseling.  We’re also seeking assistance on Wednesdays at our Summer Senior Picnic sites around the county, and behind the scenes at our headquarters in Poughkeepsie. Our volunteer form can be filled out and printed
114 Delafield Street, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601

Dutchess County Genealogical Society
Needed: volunteer help in name search lookups to reply to mail queries; occasional data entry help
P.O. Box 708, Poughkeepsie, NY 12602

Dutchess County Historical Society
Needed: volunteers for data entry, scanning, library, clerical, research, and landscaping.
P.O. Box 88, Poughkeepsie, NY  12602

Dutchess County Interfaith Council
Volunteers needed to help with various events:  singers, artists, photographers, committee members, publicity writers and submitters, administrative and special event helpers
9 Vassar Street, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601

Dutchess County Libraries
Volunteer jobs vary from library to library - some libraries have volunteers repair books, run story hour, reshelve books, work at the circulation desk, fundraising, write grants, paint the building, provide computer assistance and other basic tasks. Some libraries rely heavily on volunteers to keep the doors open a minimum number of hours per week.

Dutchess County SPCA
636 Violet Ave., Hyde Park, NY  12538

Dutchess Outreach
Food preparers and servers/Drivers/Delivery Buddies/Office support/Translators
Family Partnership Center, Room 222, 29 North Hamilton St., Poughkeepsie, NY  12601


Eleanor Roosevelt National Historic Site
4097 Albany Post Road
Hyde Park, NY 12538

Emergency Medical Service Providers (EMS)

Emergency Service Providers--Fire


Fovea Exhibitions
Needed: volunteers to staff this photojournalism exhibition non-profit on weekends.
143 Main Street, Beacon, NY 12508
Contact: Nancy at

Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center
Needed: Volunteers to welcome and direct visitors. Located on the majestic campus of Vassar College.
124 Raymond Avenue
Poughkeepsie, NY 12604
Contact: Francine Brown,

Franklin D. Roosevelt Home National Historic Site
4097 Albany Post Road
Hyde Park, NY 12538

Fresh Air Fund
Host Families/Camp Volunteers/Office Support/Recruiting/Escorting/Organizing
633 Third Avenue, 14th Floor, New York, NY 10017

Friends of Seniors of Dutchess County
Needed:  volunteers to provide seniors with transportation, shopping assistance, friendly visiting, respite and telephone reassurance.
9 Vassar St. #24  Poughkeepsie, NY  12601-3022

Funeral Consumers Alliance of the Hudson Valley
Needed:  volunteers to expand membership and to serve as board members.  Officers and members of the Board of Directors are elected by and from our membership, and serve without pay.  The Funeral Consumers Alliance is a nonprofit federation of local organizations that educate the public about sensible funeral planning and stand guard against exploitation of grieving consumers.
P.O. Box 5068, Poughkeepsie, NY 12603
845-233-4566 or 845-297-7700


Girl Scouts Heart of the Hudson
Needed: volunteers for a variety of short and long term commitments.
3 Neptune Rd., Poughkeepsie, NY  12601

Grace Smith House Battered Women’s Shelter
Hotline/Advocacy/Office Support/Shopping/Cooking/Cleaning
P.O. Box 5205
Poughkeepsie, NY 12602


Hopewell Depot Restoration Corp.
Needed: volunteers to help with grant writing, fund raising, staffing of the Visitor Center and historical tour guides.
P.O. Box 1044, Hopewell Depot, NY 12533

Volunteers needed for various scientific and clerical tasks.
P.O. Box 5000, Annandale, NY 12504

Hudson River Housing (Low to Moderate Income Housing and Transition from Homelessness)
Needed: volunteers for advisory board, meal preparation, recreation, skill sharing, painting, planting, donation sorting, tutoring, special events, administrative assistance and professional services.


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Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation
Needed: volunteers for special events, communications, corporate development, and government relations.
11 Marshall Rd., Suite 1H, Wappingers Falls, NY  12590


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LaGrange Association Library
Needed: volunteers to adopt-a-section and fill patron requests.
488 Freedom Plains Rd., Poughkeepsie, NY  12603

Literacy Connections
Needed: volunteers to be trained as tutors in basic reading or ESL.
29 N. Hamilton St., Suite 311, Poughkeepsie, NY  12601

Locks of Love
Hair donation for children suffering from medical hair loss

Locust Grove, the Samuel Morse Historic Site
Garden Volunteers
2683 South Road, Poughkeepsie, NY  12601

Lutheran Care Center
Needed: volunteers for activities, therapy pet, transportation and visitation.
965 Dutchess Tpke., Poughkeepsie, NY  12603
845-486-9494 ext. 230


Make-A-Wish Foundation of the Hudson Valley
Meet with Wish Children/Fundraising/Event Planning/Recruiting/Training/Presentations/Administrative
The Wish House, 828 South Broadway, Tarrytown, NY  10591


Mediation Center of Dutchess County
Needed: mediators, outreach workers, actors for mediation skits.
29 North Hamilton St., Suite L-18, Poughkeepsie, NY  12601

Medical Reserve Corps of Dutchess County
Dutchess County Department of Emergency Response
392 Creek Road
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
Fax: 845-486-3998

Mental Health America of Dutchess County
Needed: volunteers for Compeer Program—a person-to-person volunteer service, instructors, and performers in Kids on the Block puppet program.
253 Mansion St., Poughkeepsie NY  12601
Fax: 845-473-4870

Mid Hudson Animal Aid Essie Dabrusin Cat Sanctuary
Needed: volunteers to help care for cats and clean facility.
54 Simmons Lane, Beacon NY 12508

Mid-Hudson Children’s Museum
Needed: Volunteers to help us empower young children and their families. We offer a variety of opportunities for volunteers to help make experiences fun and memorable for museum guests by facilitating educational programs or helping families engage with exhibits. Schedules are flexible and we will match your skills and interest to museum needs.
75 North Water Street, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
845-471-0589 ex. 12

Mid Hudson Regional Hospital of Westchester Medical Center
Needed: volunteers for a variety of short and long term commitments.
241 North Rd., Poughkeepsie, NY  12601

Miles of Hope Breast Cancer Foundation
Needed: volunteers for special events
PO Box 405, LaGrangeville, NY  12540


New York Blood Center
310 E 67th St
New York, NY10065
Needed:  volunteers to help out at blood drives that are held in Dutchess County. 

Northern Dutchess Hospital


(No Listing Available)


P.A.N.T. (Partnership for Animals Needing Transition)
Needed: volunteers for fundraising, transportation, website, animal foster care, and clerical duties.
P.O. Box 143, Salt Point, NY  12578

Poughkeepsie Farm Project
“We have drop in field work times for anyone who would like to come help out on the farm. Member volunteers work on all aspects of the Project from helping with the harvest and doing soup kitchen deliveries, to managing the member roster and balancing the books.”


(No Listing Available)


Rebuilding Together
Through your volunteer efforts you can help to make an impact on the lives of low-income homeowners by assuring that they live in warm and safe housing.

RSVP (Retired & Senior Volunteer Program)
Volunteer opportunities in the community for people 55 and over.
77 Cannon St., Poughkeepsie, NY  12601-3303
845-452-5104 ext. 101


Safe Haven Animal Shelter and Wildlife Center 
Has a vision to build an innovative program for how animals are evaluated, trained and adopted and is raising funds through community events and the operation of a Thrift Shop and Pet Food Pantry (free to those in need) in Fishkill NY. Weekday and Weekend availability needed. An urgent need of help in our Thrift Shop Tuesday - Saturday 10am-6pm and Sundays 10am-4pm and our Pet Food Pantry on Saturdays from 10am-1pm.

1545 Route 52, Fishkill, NY  12524

San Pablo Mission, Inc.
San Pablo Mission Inc. is a minority owned, non-profit humanitarian Community Service organization whose mission is to help support feeding the hungry both locally and internationally since its inception in 1997.  All proceeds from professional screen printing and embroidery jobs go: (1) locally to the St. Anthony Soup Kitchen, serving 200 breakfasts 5 days per week; and (2) internationally to food and medical supplies as well as support for shelter and educational assistance programs for impoverished areas around the world.
Volunteers needed for Social Media Networker and Grant Writing Specialist.
Administrative Office: 22 Garfield Pl., Poughkeepsie, NY
Fax: 845-437-4601

S.C.O.R.E. (Service Core of Retired Executives)
Volunteers needed as financial/marketing counselors, workshop coordinator, and events coordinator.
1 Civic Center Plaza, Suite 400
Poughkeepsie, NY  12601

Special Olympics
Coach/Care for athletes on road trips/Serve on committees/Event management/Public Relations/Administration/Host fund raisers/More . . .

Sprout Creek Farm
Volunteers needed for animal chores and gardening.
34 Lauer Rd., Poughkeepsie, NY  12603

Staatsburgh State Historic Site (Mills Mansion/Mills-Norrie State Park)
Interpreters/Guided Tours/Museum Store/Hospitality/Food Wagon/Office Support/Special Events
P.O. Box 308, Staatsburg, NY 12580

Stony Kill Farm Environmental Education Center Stony Kill Farm

There are many opportunities for volunteers at Stony Kill Farm, including greeting visitors as a weekend Barn Guide, caring for plants in our greenhouse and gardens, trails and grounds maintenance, administrative work, special events, and opportunities for educators. Visit our website and fill out a volunteer application form to get involved. 
79 Farmstead Lane Wappingers Falls, NY 12590 


Taconic Resources for Independence, Inc.
Volunteers needed for advocate and advisory groups, website.
82 Washington St., Suite 214
Poughkeepsie, NY  12601

Tri-County Crisis Center, Inc.
Volunteers needed to help collect emergency cell phones for crime victims.
P.O. Box 346
Beacon, NY 12508


United Way of Dutchess County
75 Market St., Poughkeepsie, NY  12601



Vanderbilt National Historic Site
Vanderbilt Garden Association
4097 Route 9, Hyde Park, NY 12538
Needed:  garden volunteers, no experience necessary. Also need committee and fundraising volunteers.

Vassar Brothers Medical Center
(845) 431-5664


Walkway Over the Hudson
87 Haviland Rd.
Highland, NY 12528

Wilderstein Historic Site
Docents/Greeters/Archivists/Landscapers/Event Planning
P.O. Box 383, Rhinebeck, NY  12572


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