Posts Tagged ‘volunteer’

Volunteer Kick-off for “The Most Important Meal”

Wednesday, May 17th, 2017

Help Hudson Valley Community Services feed local people living with chronic illness so they can stay as healthy and active as possible! We’re gearing up for a new fundraiser to support our food and nutrition programs, called The Most Important Meal. You can help by lining up sponsors, selling ads, collecting silent auction items, and (literally) bringing people to the table.

We’re having a kick-off volunteer committee meeting on Wednesday, May 17, 2017 from 6:30 to 7:30 pm in our Poughkeepsie office. You’ll learn more about our food programs and the event plans thus far. Even if you can’t make this meeting you can still sign up for a subcommittee!

RSVP here or to Anthony at (914) 785-8277 or

Hudson Valley AIDS Walk & Run Committee Meeting

Thursday, November 5th, 2015

Calling all volunteers! The organizing committee for the 2016 Hudson Valley AIDS Walk & Run will meet on Tuesday, November 10th at 6:00 pm at HVCS’ Poughkeepsie office. The meeting will last an hour or less, and there will be light refreshments. We need all kinds of volunteers, ideas, movers & shakers to join us to create the best AIDS Walk in years–now with a new 5K run! Call (914) 785-8277 or email for more information.

Long-Term Volunteer Needed for Hawthorne Office

Tuesday, March 17th, 2015

HVCS’ Hawthorne office is looking for a long-term volunteer who can assist with light clerical tasks and file management. The right volunteer is someone who’s available on weekdays between 9 am and 5 pm, but the amount of time and particular hours spent each week is flexible. Call (914) 785-8326 or e-mail ‘jdewey @’ for more information or to apply. Thanks!

MAC Pok Gets Us Ready for the Holidays

Tuesday, December 16th, 2014

In honor of World AIDS Day, volunteers from MAC Cosmetics in Poughkeepsie spent the day in our new Poughkeepsie office, setting up our emergency food closet, unpacking food, and wrapping presents for our clients. The team powered through a mountain of donated toiletry items and toys for clients’ families, and got the chance to ask lots of questions about our programs and services. Special thanks to Terisa for organizing her team for a day of service!

Dining Out for Life Ambassador Training: Beacon

Friday, March 7th, 2014

A one-hour interactive training for all Dining Out for Life volunteers. Learn how to appropriately approach diners for additional donations on April 23rd, hear about our prizes and incentives, and collect all the materials you need for being a great DOFL ambassador.

Please note that it is mandatory that all DOFL ambassadors attend one of these training sessions. If you cannot attend, please contact Anthony at (914) 785-8277 to schedule an individual training session.

One of four DOFL Ambassador trainings offered:

Poughkeepsie – March 31, 2014 – 6 – 7 pm – at the Crafted Kup, Poughkeepsie

Elmsford – April 1, 2014 – TBD

Beacon – April 2, 2014 – 6 – 7 pm – at Chill Wine Bar, Beacon

White Plains – April 3, 2014 – TBD

Get Involved with Dining Out for Life – VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

Monday, January 6th, 2014

Dining Out for Life is an international restaurant-based fundraiser for local HIV/AIDS services. On April 23, 2014, thousands of Hudson Valley diners will patronize participating
local restaurants to show support and raise funds for Hudson Valley Community Services. This is a chance for restaurant owners, chefs and foodies to come together for a worthy cause while doing what they love: creating and enjoying great food!

Check out all the ways you can get involved:

DOFL VolunteerInfoSheet2014


ARCS' Newburgh Office Celebrates a 20-Year Volunteer Veteran

Wednesday, October 10th, 2012
Roxie with her special cake

Roxie with her special cake

On Friday, October 5th, ARCS staff threw a potluck luncheon in our Newburgh office to honor Charlene “Roxie” Herring for her twenty years of volunteer work. Roxie, as she’s affectionately known, began volunteering for ARCS in 1992 when she heard about the high death rates among people with AIDS at that time. Since then she has become a welcome fixture of our Newburgh office. Staff presented Roxie with a special certificate and a bouquet of flowers to mark this milestone occasion.

“She is always ready to help wherever needed and is someone our clients feel comfortable speaking with while waiting for services in the reception area,” said Saqib Altaf, Assistant Director of Client Services. “Roxie is very proud of the work she does for ARCS, not only by volunteering her time, but on many occasions she brings in items for the ARCS pantry to be given out to clients. I have never seen her upset or in a bad mood. She is always pleasant, will greet you with a smile, and ‘what can I do for you today!’”

Doreen, our Administrative Coordinator, presents Roxie with a bouquet of flowers.

Doreen, our Administrative Coordinator, presents Roxie with a bouquet of flowers.

J. Dewey, our Director of Public Relations, presents Roxie with a certificate in honor of her 20 years of volunteer service.

J. Dewey, our Director of Public Relations, presents Roxie with a certificate in honor of her 20 years of volunteer service.

Roxie with most of our Newburgh staff.

Roxie with most of our Newburgh staff.

Volunteer Appreciation Party

Friday, December 9th, 2011

40 of our wonderful, dedicated volunteers joined us on December 8th for our Volunteer Appreciation Party at Chill Wine Bar in Beacon. Special thanks to Little Boy’s Deli for donating delicious mac ‘n’ cheese, Chill Wine Bar for being our hosts and providing complimentary cheese platters, and to Terry Gipson, NYS Senate candidate, for stopping by.

Volunteer Appreciation Party

Calling all ARCS volunteers! Please join us to celebrate the work you do all year on behalf of ARCS’ clients. Chill Wine Bar is once again opening its door to ARCS for an evening of casual conversation, festive food and beverages of all kinds.

To RSVP, please call Jana at (914) 785-8283 or email