Volunteers of the Week: St. Thomas Aquinas College Students Participate in ‘Spring Day of Caring’ @ United Hospice of Rockland

Volunteers of the Week: St. Thomas Aquinas College Students Participate in ‘Spring Day of Caring’ @ United Hospice of Rockland

BY BARRY WARNER On Friday, April 20, 2018 the United Way of Rockland’s ‘Spring Day of Caring’ brought together more than 300 volunteers to complete essential projects for Rockland County’s nonprofit health and human service providers. The completion of these projects empowered the community services to better serve thousands of people. Celebrated as the largest […]

Volunteer of the Week: Grace Griffin, Nyack High School Videographer

Volunteer of the Week: Grace Griffin, Nyack High School Videographer

BY BARRY WARNER In high school, a videographer is responsible for recording live events and documentaries. The video advances the culture of the high school and can be placed on its website for greater viewing by the community. The videographer and crew have to set up the equipment and make the necessary adjustments to the […]

Volunteer of the Week: Ann Hollinger, Tax Return Preparer

Volunteer of the Week: Ann Hollinger, Tax Return Preparer

BY BARRY WARNER There are many Rockland County residents who do not have the resources to adequately prepare their 2017 tax returns. The assistance of AARP Tax-Aide volunteers help taxpayers comply with tax laws and receive refunds quickly. AARP Tax-Aide is a free volunteer-run tax counseling and preparation service offered to all taxpayers earning middle […]

Volunteer of the Week: George Wood, President of Rockland County TRIAD

Volunteer of the Week: George Wood, President of Rockland County TRIAD

BY BARRY WARNER Rockland County TRIAD is a nonprofit, three-way commitment among Rockland County Chiefs of Police, the Rockland County Sheriff and the AARP organization. Its main purpose is to reduce senior citizen victimization and enhance a sense of security and safety through education and training. The main area of focus is on programs that […]

Volunteers Lend a Hand at Nyack Center on the 2018 MLK Day of Service

Volunteers Lend a Hand at Nyack Center on the 2018 MLK Day of Service

BY BARRY WARNER The community-wide 2018 observance of the ‘Day of Service’ is about honoring the life of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. while bridging barriers and overcoming obstacles. This year, volunteer opportunities in Rockland County hosted by Volunteer New York! ranged from ‘Learning Hands Only CPR’ in Spring Valley, to ‘Food Collection and […]

‘Make A Difference Rockland’ Event Connects Charitable and Local Nonprofit Groups with the Community

‘Make A Difference Rockland’ Event Connects Charitable and Local Nonprofit Groups with the Community

Barry Warner ‘Make A Difference Rockland’ was a free meet and greet event held at Nanuet High School in mid November, aimed at bringing together many of the various charitable and nonprofit organizations from the county. Formerly known as ‘JCC Cares’, the program gives individuals a chance to find out about nonprofit services, to volunteer […]