Volunteering in Great Neck, New York, by Ellen Scharaga

Great Neck, New York, is a medium-sized town with a population of approximately 10,000 located just outside of Queens. Great Neck residents have easy access to a number of opportunities when it comes to entertainment, leisure activities, and community service. Read ahead to learn more about nearby volunteer options:

1. Alley Pond Environmental Center: A nonprofit organization dedicated to providing environmental education, Alley Pond is always welcoming new volunteers, providing guidance, training, and supervision to properly prepare these volunteers.

2. Great Neck Senior Citizen Center: Dedicated to serving the needs of the areas’ elderly, the Great Neck Senior Citizen Center welcomes volunteer who wish to assist with a variety of activities.

3. North Shore Animal League America: The Animal League is consistently looking for volunteers who are able and willing to contribute four hours a week to provide care to animals in need.

These are just three of the many volunteering options in and around Great Neck—conduct additional research to find an opportunity that suits your needs and abilities.

About the author: Ellen Scharaga is the Senior Vice President of OncoMed Pharmaceutical Services in Great Neck, New York, a short distance from Melville, NY. In her free time, she enjoys volunteering, walking, and reading.