RSVP has 34 member organizations, called RSVP Stations. Many of these stations need volunteers, as described below. This list is constantly changing so be sure to contact RSVP to find out if we have a place for you to volunteer (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Archcare at Ferncliff Nursing Home, Rhinebeck
Eucharistic ministers who could distribute communion on a weekly basis. The day and time are very flexible and up to the volunteer.
Dress for Success, Poughkeepsie
Boutique Inventory Specialist
Dutchess Outreach, Poughkeepsie
The Lunch Box Community Meal Program
Dutchess Outreach Farm Stand
Dutchess Outreach Mobile Fresh Market
Dutchess Outreach Urban Farm
Children’s Clothing Closet
Acts of Kindness
The Backpack Program
Drivers age 55+ to help deliver meals to seniors throughout Dutchess County. Meals are delivered from Friendship Centers in Beacon, East Fishkill, Hyde Park, Poughkeepsie, Red Hook, and Wappingers Falls.
Hudson Valley Long Term Care (LTC) Ombudsman Program, various sites
Volunteers needed who can contribute approximately 2 – 4 hours per week to help identify and resolve the concerns of residents living in local Nursing Homes.
Literacy Connections, various places
Tutors for Adult Basic Reading or English as a Second Language students.
Paws for a Cause Thrift Shoppe, Hyde Park
Cashiers and stockers are needed to help at the thrift shop, located 1 block south of the DC SPCA.
Volunteers for Donation Processing, Customer Assistance & Cashier
Volunteers for Stocking and organizing of merchandise
Volunteers for light dusting and cleaning of store shelves and merchandise
Delivery Associate to help load and unload donations from pickup truck**
Truck helper - accompanies the truck driver on the donation pick up of furniture and larger household items** (** may be asked to assist with larger and/or heavier items)
Vassar Brothers Medical Center, Poughkeepsie
Patient Care Volunteers to provide comfort, support, and companionship to patients and their families:
Critical Care Waiting Room: Patient Care Volunteer
Dyson Infusion Center Room: Patient Care Volunteer and waiting room escort
Emergency Department: Patient Care Volunteer
Friendly Visitor to provide friendly conversation and comfort items
Out-Patient Registration: Welcome and Assist patients in the registration process
Patient Care Areas Patient Care Volunteer to provide patient care throughout the hospital
Pet Therapy: Volunteers, along with their qualified dog, engage with patients and staff.
Non-Patient Care Volunteers:
Administration and Clerical support in various departments
Gift Shop customer service rep (cashier, sales assistance, stock shelves customer service)
Hudson Valley Hospice, Poughkeepsie
Patient Care Volunteers to provide comfort, support, and companionship to patients and their families. Special training provided.
Administrative Volunteers to assist with administrative support in the office, at community education and fund-raising events, and helping to recruit other volunteers.
Couriers to deliver needed supplies to homebound patients.
VA Hudson Valley Healthcare System (Castle Point), Wappingers Falls
Drivers are needed to pick up Veterans from their homes and bring them to Castle Point for their scheduled doctor appointments.
Alzheimer's Association, Hudson Valley
There are various opportunities for virtual positions available such as Community Representative, Community Educator as well as in-person positions such as Support Group Facilitator and Support Group Mentor.
American Red Cross in the Hudson Valley
Volunteers to assist at Blood Drives, to take temperatures of donors entering, and help with registration. There are virtual opportunities to volunteer as well, working with veterans and military families as a caseworker providing resources and support.