If you love children, the Ossining Children’s Center has a volunteer opportunity for you!

Caring volunteers help our children in a variety of ways.  Whether you have a little or a lot of time to give, we’ll work with you to find the right “fit” for you.

Volunteer Opportunities

Preschool Program

  • Read to children
  • Give some special one-to-one attention to a child who needs some extra TLC.
  • Contact Gerri Desilva, 914-941-0230, ext. 315

Before- and After-School Program

  • Help children with homework
  • Seasonal arts and craft projects
  • Do you have a skill that you can share? e.g. Chess, music, dance, carpentry.
  • Contact our School-age Program Director: Juan Pomales, 914-941-0230, ext. 338

Holiday Giving Opportunities

  • Toy Drive
  • “Sponsor a Family”
  • Contact our Social Worker, Terry Becker, 914-941-0230, ext. 321

Fundraising and Marketing

  • Work on an event committee
  • Graphics and/or writing
  • Contact our Development Director: Shawn Cribari, 914-941-0230, ext. 313


  • Write letters and e-mails to County, State and US legislators
  • Write letters to the editor
  • Speak at County budget hearings in November
  • Contact: Shawn Cribari, 914-941-0230, ext. 313

Not sure what you might like to do? Give us a call, come in for a tour and a conversation.