Interested in Volunteering with AHRC?
Our volunteers are a fundamental part of AHRC Nassau. It is with their dedication, passion and commitment that we are able to fulfill our mission.
What’s your interest? Perhaps it’s cooking, art, sports, or are you up on the latest technology? We will match you with person who has a developmental disability and is eager to share those experiences. Not feeling skillful but want to share your greatest resource- your time? By being a companion to a person with a developmental disability you are giving them the opportunity to meet new people, make friends and develop life-long social skills.
PHONE: 516-626-1000 X 1303
Volunteer and Internship Application
You must be 16 years or older to volunteer in one of the many programs. If you are a patient, compassionate and commitment- oriented person, AHRC welcomes you to learn more about our volunteers program and the ways you can consider being a part of the lives of the people AHRC supports. View our Volunteer Program Policy.
Volunteer Opportunities Include-
Corporate Volunteer Opportunities: We can connect your company and professionals who believe in our mission. Supporting events, mentoring people who are looking for employment, and working with our Volunteer Coordinator to develop a customized, inclusive social gathering for your staff and people with disabilities are just some of the opportunities that can be achieved.
Scouting Programs: From earning badges, to earning Gold Awards and the rank of Eagle Scout, we will work with you to create the perfect project and experience.
Religious Institutions, High Schools and Universities are welcome to sponsor and host an activity or event for a group of children or adults receiving services at AHRC. Events include Outdoor Field Days, Dances, Carnivals, and Pizza Parties.
Adult Recreation Program: (Evenings & Weekends) – Volunteer alongside adults with disabilities who participate in our Adult Recreation Program. Recreation programs are located throughoutNassauCounty and include: Bowling Groups; Walking Clubs; Special Olympics Training Clubs; Recreation Nights and Dances. Inquire about our Recreation Brochure.
Adult Day Programs: (School Hours) – Volunteer alongside adults with disabilities who attend one of our Adult Day Programs located in Nassau County. Assist these men and women to engage in skill building activities which help strengthen their abilities in the following areas: Money Management; Communication; Time Management; Community Safety; Mobility Training; Site/Office Maintenance. We also have opportunities available to assist our volunteers with food shopping for home-bound patients recently released from Nassau County hospitals (AmeriCorps Program).
Adult Residential Group Homes: (Evenings & Weekends) – Volunteer alongside adults with disabilities who reside in one of our Adult Group Homes located in Nassau County. Assist these individuals engage in skill building activities which help strengthen their abilities in the following areas: Cooking;Reading; Sign Language; Housekeeping. Opportunities are also available to volunteer as a buddy or companion with adults during leisure time.
Children’s Recreation Program: (Saturday Mornings) – Volunteer alongside children with disabilities who attend our Children’s Respite Program located in Brookville. Assist in recreation-type activities. This program runs on Saturday mornings.
Administrative Office & Medical Office Support: (Office Hours) – Assist our administrative support staff with the completion of their day-to-day clerical responsibilities which include: mailings; copying; filing; data entry. Opportunities exist at both our Brookville and Plainview Administrative Offices.
Guardianship / Advocacy: (Anytime) – Be a special part of the lives of children and adults with disabilities who reside in one of our Group Homes located in Nassau County. Share birthdays, holidays and special occasions with an individual who has no other family members. Serious, long-term commitments are required.
Special Events Assistant: (Seasonal) – Assist AHRC staff facilitate special events that occur throughout the year. Examples of such events include: AHRC Walkathon; Holiday Parties; AHRC Membership Luncheon; Annual Recreation Festivals.
Public Sponsored Events: (School Hours) – AHRC Nassau welcomes businesses, religious institutions, high schools and universities to sponsor & host an activity or event for a group of children or adults receiving services at AHRC. Events include: Outdoor Field Days; Dances; Carnivals; Pizza Parties; Barbeques.
Community Fundraising: (Anytime) Join an AHRC NASSAU Auxiliary in your community and meet people and plan fundraising events in your neighborhood to support advocacy and programs! Seasonal Fundraising help is also needed to help people in the community who are especially needy during the holiday season.