Our Annual Volunteer Recognition Reception was scheduled for tomorrow, Thursday, May 28, 2020, prior to the Coronavirus entering our community.
Due to public health and safety concerns, we cannot gather to honor the great work and dedication of our volunteers,  however, one of our long-standing volunteers, Debbie St.Onge,  created a video montage to help us say “Thank you” to our volunteers.
We are able to do such great work because of the committed individuals and organizations that make up our community. For that and for them we are grateful.
Dear Volunteers,
Thank you for your interest in volunteering with Dutchess Outreach.
Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, we have secured a small, core group of dedicated volunteers that are meeting our volunteer needs.  The fluidity of this pandemic will dictate our needs.  For now, we set.

When and if volunteers are requested, be sure that you are symptom-free, NOT in a “high risk” group, actively in self-quarantine at home and not exposing yourself to large groups as we would all like to remain minimally exposed.

Thank you for your support and interest.

Stay well.

Nyhisha T. Gibbs, MPA


Check out our Spring Volunteer Newsletter! 


Without our dedicated force of community volunteers, Dutchess Outreach would not be able to provide the range of vital services necessary to the residents of Dutchess County.

Volunteers help us through all of our programs. From individuals, families, community groups, local organizations and businesses, school clubs, religious groups, and more, there are plenty of volunteer opportunities available.

Looking for a team-building opportunity to engage your organization? Make a difference in your community, volunteer as a group!

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We have volunteer opportunities in the following programs:
The Lunch Box Community Meal Program
Dutchess Outreach Farm Stand
Dutchess Outreach Mobile Fresh Market
Dutchess Outreach Urban Farm
Food Pantry
Children’s Clothing Closet
Acts of Kindness
The Backpack Program



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