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The Volunteer Center of United Way
Volunteer Internship Program (VIP)
280 North Central Avenue (Suite 310)
Hartsdale, New York 10530
Contact Person: Maxine Elkins, Program Coordinator
Phone Number: (914) 227-9314
Fax Number: (914) 948-3032
Email:
Web address: http://www.volunteer-center.org/
Number of Yrs in Service: VIP (Volunteer Internship Program) - since 1994
Volunteer Center - since 1949
Mission
Statement:

VIP is a program designed for Westchester residents recovering from mental illness who wish to participate in a volunteer work experience that will further their vocational goals.

 

 Disabilities Served:

Hearing Impaired   Visually Impaired  
Emotional / Psychiatric x Traumatic Brain Injured  
Developmental Disabilities   Physical Disabilities  
Learning Disabilities   Autism  
Medically Fragile    
Other Disabilities:

 


Ages Served:

0 to 5   22 to 65 x
6 to 21   65 and over x


Recreation Services Provided:

Arts   Team Sports  
Biking   Tennis  
Camps   Theater  
Dance   Videography  
Horseback Riding   Wheelchair Sports  
Martial Arts   Writing  
Music   Yoga  
Social   Swimming  
Other Recreation:

 


Education Services Provided:

Early Intervention   High School  
Pre-School   Post Secondary  
Elementary/Middle School   Pre-Vocational  
Professional   Assessments  
Other Education:

 


Transportation Services Provided:

Public   Travel Training  
Private      
Other Transportation:

 


Housing Services Provided:

Group Homes   Supported Apartments  
Respite      
Other Housing:

 


Legal / Support / Advocacy Services Provided:

Guardianship   Assessments  
Pooled Trusts   Disability Rights Advocacy  
Supplemental Needs Trust   Disability Support Groups  
School Advocacy   Sexuality Awareness Counseling  
Other Legal / Support / Advocacy Services:
 
 


Medical Services Services Provided:

Clinical Services   Nutrition Counseling  
Dental   Psychiatric Psychological Services  
Adaptive Technology   Speech Therapy  
Occupational Therapy   Physical Therapy  
Other Medical Services:
 


Vocational Services Services Provided: *

Diagnostic Vocational Evaluation   Sheltered Employment  
Vocational Training   Supported Employment  
Pre-Vocational Training   Competitive Employment  
Vocational Counseling      
Other Vocational Services: * Internship in a nonprofit organization to help individuals recovering from mental illness
 
 
                   Community Day Services Provided:
Day Habilitation   Drop In Centers  
Day Treatments   Psychosocial  
    Pre Employment  
    Supported Education