Looking to help the Council with a Good Cause?
Need to complete Community Service Hours?
Need to meet requirements for Scouts or Honor Society?
We offer a variety of ways in which you can be of assistance to the Council so you can meet your needs. Return completed volunteer application to the Council by email, fax or mail. The Council will contact you for a meeting appointment.
Volunteers are always in need year round.
Food Drive Coordinators needed. Help to coordinate a food drive in your school, church, work place, club, troop etc… Then, donate the collected food items to our emergency food pantry. We serve over 3,000 families in need each year and are always in need of non-perishable items. (cereal, tuna, rice, pasta, soup, dry or canned milk etc…)
Help in our Thrift Store. Organize and sort donations, price items, hang up clothes and assist customers as needed. Our Thrift Store provides gently used items at very low prices to the community. Proceeds benefit our community programs and food pantry. No experience necessary. Small groups are welcome.
Do you like to garden or grow flowers? Then, give us a hand in our garden planting and maintaining existing flower beds, light weeding, watering, transplanting seedlings, making flower bouquets and harvesting vegetables etc… Our garden provides fresh vegetables for our food pantry which helps families in need with food on a monthly basis. Small groups are welcome.
Neighborhood Watch and Block Captains needed. Help make your neighborhood a better place to live. Call us if you see street lights that are not working, big pot holes in the road, extremely littered roadways, graffiti, unsafe traffic conditions at pedestrian crossings, vacant or abandoned homes with littered or over grown lawns.
The Central Islip Civic Council holds “Special Community Events” during the year; they are held at the Central Islip Civic Council and locally throughout the Central Islip community. Get involved and lend a hand; make event signs, hand out flyers at the event, help spread the word and tell your neighbors what is going on. Even if only for an hour or two, your help is greatly appreciated.
Would you like to learn what it was like to live on a farm back in the 1800’s? How would you like to share what you learn with school children that visit us during school trips. We offer a “Step Back in Time” program that revolves around what it was like for children to live on a homestead in the 1800’s. During these trips we need volunteers to run a learning station that the children will visit during their short stay here at the Central Islip Civic Council’s Heines Homestead.
We offer High School and College students the opportunity to complete their community service requirements here at the Central Islip Civic Council. We are in walking distance from the Central Islip High School and close to public transportation.
Hold a “School Supply Drive” for local families in need. Help students get a head start in the right direction by sending them off to school in September with the tools they need. Any kind of school supply items are appreciated. Elementary, Intermediate, Middle and High School appropriate.
Donate… New and gently used items are accepted and donation receipts are given. (clean clothing, coats and shoes for women, men and children, household items such as drapes, small appliances, small furniture, knick knacks, craft items, art/school supplies, Halloween Costumes etc…
Have Yard Sale leftovers… donate them here.
Make a contribution… All monetary donations help to us continue to offer free programs at the Central Islip Civic Council i.e. Community Events, Recreational Activities for Youth and Families, Food for our Food Pantry and much more… Go back to our main page and click the Paypal “Donate” button to make your donation. * Donation receipts gladly given.
For more information about volunteering and/or to make a donation stop by the Central Islip Civic Council or call 1(631) 348-0669 Monday – Thursday 9:00am-4:30pm. Our office is located at 68 Wheeler Road, CI, NY 11722 (between W. Halley Lane and Linda Lane, entrance is in the back)