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Community Service - Girl Scouts Can Volunteer in Their Community!

Girl Scouting builds girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place. Community Service has long been a major focus of Girl Scouts. To help you to find ways to make the world a better place, we have designed the Community Service page.

 

 

Kids Tools for School Drive

The Girl Scouts of Nassau County have partnered with Astoria Bank’s 15th annual Kids Tools for School Drive. Troops are asked to donate new school supplies for children in need.

WHEN: August 1-25, 2015
WHERE: Astoria Bank

For more information, view the Kids Tools for School Drive Flyer>>

 

Crossroads Farm 

Crossroads Farm welcomes volunteers of all abilities. We're passionate about teaching and learning sustainable agriculture. We offer classes and workshops for children and adults ranging from farming basics to advanced biodynamic and biointensive practices. Stay in touch through our blog, newsletter, or social media to stay up to date on upcoming educational events.

Interested in hosting an educational event at our farm?

QUESTIONS:   Contact education@nassaulandtrust.org

 

 

Beach Clean Up - Saturday, September 19th 9am to 1pm Jones Beach West End 2

It’s that time of year again! You guessed it—preparation for the New York State Beach Cleanup is in full throttle. As always, we appreciate the help all Scouts have provided in our previous cleanups; their hard work does not go unnoticed. I hope we can count on them to join us again this year.

Registration is now open Attached you will find a scout flyer, standard flyer, registration form, and some information on the New York State Beach Cleanup initiative. All are welcome to modify the flyer should they want
to make any changes.

If you have any questions or require any further information contact:

Natalie Grant
American Littoral Society
New York State Beach Cleanup Coordinator

80-31 Margaret Place
Glendale, NY 11385

Tel: 347-960-9009
Cell: 718-869-3488

Email: NYSBC@littoralsociety.org
Web: www.NYSbeachcleanup.org

or Senator Vendittos's office at 516.882. 0630 or visit venditto.nysenate.gov

Volunteers for Wildlife-Wildlife Hospital and Education Center

Volunteers for Wildlife-Wildlife Hospital and Education Center in Locust Valley, NY

Volunteers for Wildlife is a non-profit wildlife center dedicated to the preservation wildlife and natural
habitats. Animal care volunteers care for resident education animals such as squirrels, opossums, turtles,
waterfowl, raptors and more! Responsibilities include cleaning, weighing, preparing food for and feeding animals.
Students also have the opportunity to independently complete sewing or building projects that can be donated to
the center to help care for wildlife patients such as baby squirrels and injured songbirds.

For more information on volunteering, visit the following link: http://volunteersforwildlife.org/get-involved-volunteer

Contact Alicia Grubessi, Volunteer Coordinator, with any questions at vw.clinic@gmail.com

 

Habitat for Humanity  

Habitat for Humanity in Nassau County, NY would like volunteers to prepare or buy lunches and deliver them to
Habitat for Humanity construction site volunteers. Many Girl Scout Troops have done this in the past and it has
been a great help to the Habitat for Humanity volunteers and was enjoyed by the Troops that participated.
Troops get to visit the construction site while delivering lunch, meet the crew volunteers and get a tour of the
building in progress from Tom, the Construction Manager. We currently build on Wednesdays and Saturdays.

All Girl Scout levels are welcome!

For more information please contact our Office Manager, Ms. Pavneet Kaur at (516) 627-6047 Pavneet@hfhnc.org.

Forgotten Friends of Long Island 

Forgotten Friends mission is to rescue, rehabilitate and get cats and dogs ready for adoption;
saving the lives of innocent animals from euthanasia that are not adopted from the animal shelter.

The organization is looking for troops to supply food and toys for rescued animals and paper towels and hand soaps for the volunteers.

Forgotten Friends of Long Island is located at 4 East Village Green, Levittown, NY (right off of Jerusalem Avenue in the downstairs of the animal hospital). If you want to see the facility and animals you have to make appointment.

Contact Regina Mauceri at 917.353.6916 or ffoli.info@gmail.com  www.forgottenfriendsofLongIsland.org

 

Love Animals? Interested in learning more about them?

The Town of Hempstead Animal Shelter offers FREE “behind the scenes” shelter tours to scouts, students and community groups. Visiting with our pets help keep them social,  and therefore more adoptable. Meet our furry residents as you walk through our kennels and cat rooms and top-off your visit as you interact with our lovable therapy dogs. Your group will also learn pet safety, pet care and pet responsibility in a relaxed, fun setting.

Want to take you love of animals a step further?

The Town of Hempstead Animal shelter is always in need of donations.  Before your visit, consider sponsoring a donations drive in your school or community and come bearing gifts for our furbabies!

For more information and to book your troop’s tour, please contact Michele Giuliano or Gelsy Freese at the Town Of Hempstead Animal Shelter at 516.785.5220 

Like Us on Facebook! www.facebook.com/TOHAnimalShelter

 

Almost Home Shelter for Displaced Dogs and Cats

Do you love helping animals? Do you know there are many animals in need on Long Island?

Almost Home is looking for help collecting supplies for dogs and cats.

Almost Home is a volunteer-run shelter whose mission is to re-home unwanted and displaced dogs and cats as well as provide families with supplies, advice, and education to prevent animals from being abandoned.

Call 631.627.3665 to schedule a delivery directly to the shelter’s location in Bohemia or drop them off to the GSNC Service Center, to the attention of Eliza Zipper.

The Service Center is open Mon-Wed & Fri between 9am-5pm, Thursday between 9am-8pm, and Saturday between 10am-1pm.

Please note that the shelter works with specific types of dogs and cats, and needs specific items for those animals . The items below are currently in urgent need. To view a list of other items they can use, go to http://www.almosthomeli.org/wish_lists.

Urgently Needed Items:
• Large dog bones
• Large dog houses
• Cat Food - Wet and Dry
• 15ft or 20ft heavy duty cable tie outs
• Stakes for tie outs
• Bales of straw

 

Visit With Local Residents

ahrc logoDo you love playing board games? Do you have a hobby or interest that you would like to share? AHRC Nassau is looking for Girl Scouts over the age of 16 to provide companionship for individuals in their residential program. AHRC Nassau is an agency that provides services and supports to adults with an intellectual disability. You could really make a difference! Contact Jerri Walker at 516-293-2016 x 5281 to get more information and to volunteer.

This is an activity that would qualify for the Community Service Bar.

 

Weekly Volunteer Opportunity for High School Girls

arts and craftsNorth Shore Child and Family Guidance Center needs volunteers to work with children's activity groups. Volunteers would assist children with arts and crafts projects, playing games, and learning social skills. Volunteers are needed at their Roslyn Heights location on Tuesday evenings, from 7:00pm to 8:30pm. Volunteers are also needed at their Westbury location on Wednesday evenings from 5:00pm to 7:30pm.

Get the flyer with more information

Questions? Contact Margo Posillico Messina LCSW-R at 516-626-1971, ext. 370

Note: This volunteer position is approved for the Senior and Ambassador "Community Service Bar".

 

Girls Needed to Volunteer at Local Nursing Home

volunteeringMake the lives of others brighter and share special talents!! Intergenerational activities for the elderly!!  These programs or visits can be ½ hour to 1 hour long. 

Click here for some ideas

Volunteer opportunities are also available for your Community Service Bar.  Drop by to pick up an application from the receptionist. The programs include an orientation and volunteering for a minimum of 20 hours.  These hours are available around the school schedule, evenings and weekends.  The volunteers will assist directly with the recreation staff helping the residents maximize their participation during activities.  

Interested?

Please contact Karen Toback; Recreation Director at 516-719-9402

Sands Point Center For Health & Rehabilitation

1440 Port Washington Boulevard

Port Washington, NY 11050