The Habitat for Humanity works in partnership with people everywhere at all times during the year. Why not make a holiday commitment to donate your time to help build or renovate houses.  Habitat’s goal is to help eliminate poverty housing and homelessness.

In addition to one-time volunteer opportunities, Habitat is also currently looking for the following ongoing volunteer positions: Construction Crew leader in Central Islip and a ReStore Assistant in Ronkonkoma. Please contact them directly for more information. Please contact www.habitatsuffolk.org for a one-time or ongoing opportunity to volunteer!

GiftIsland Harvest Food Bank for Long Island has ongoing volunteer opportunities such as: weekly food runners, van drivers and truck assistants, warehouse assistant, special events support or office volunteers. Please contact www.islandharvest.volunteerhub.com

The Helping Hand Rescue Mission in Huntington Station is looking for volunteers to assist in their work with struggling families.  Please call 631-351-6996 if you are interested in contributing your gifts and resources to this organization.

The AHRC of Suffolk (Association for the Help of Retarded Children) is looking for an Assistant Chaperone in Bohemia. Please contact them at www.ahrcsuffolk.org for more information.

Pal-O-Mine Equestrian in Islandia is always looking for committed and responsible volunteers. They provide therapeutic riding and equine assisted therapy to children and adults with disabilities, high risk youth and those who have been effected by any traumatic experience. You can assist as a side walker during lessons, work in and around the barn or assist with special events. The next volunteer orientation is on December 28th from 6pm – 7:30pm. It will be limited to 15 people so call to register if you are interested. For more information go to the website www.pal-o-mine.org or call 631-348-1389.

Community agencies across Long Island are seeking volunteers such as the American Red Cross
www.redcross.org/ny/new-or/volunteer/become-a-volunteer/applications

If you cannot volunteer now but are interested in becoming a volunteer, become a Long Island Volunteer Center Partner!  You will receive information about opportunities during the year and be invited to special events.  Check out www.longislandcenter.org/partners