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Monday, June 29, 2009

Paid Employment Opportunity at Finger Lakes National Forest

Please note this is NOT an RSVP assignment, but a paid position.

The Finger Lakes National Forest in Hector, NY has openings for an Information Receptionist, 20 hours per week, through the Senior Employment Program. Receptionist duties include greeting visitors, answering phones, retail sales, and administrative support. Must have good customer service skills and knowledge of the local area. The Senior Employment Program helps income eligible individuals who are 55 and older enter/re-enter the workforce by providing 20 hours of paid community service with non-profit and public agencies while continuing to actively look for work. Call Pro-Action of Steuben and Yates at 607-776-2125 for information.

Again, this is not and RSVP activity.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

July Blood Drives

Local blood drives will be held on:
    Monday, July 6 from 1:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at BPOE Elks Lodge, 300 North Madison Ave, Watkins Glen.

    Tuesday, July 14 from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Schuyler County Human Services, 323 Owego St., Montour Falls.

For Chemung and Schuyler County
From July 1, 2009 through August 31, 2009, all presenting donors will receive a coupon for a free carton of Friendly’s Ice Cream, redeemable at participating Friendly’s restaurants. Coupons expire September 30, 2009. Tax additional where applicable.

To make an appointment to donate blood, all current eligible and new donors may:

Anyone 17 years or older, weighing at least 110 pounds and in general good health may be eligible to donate blood. In New York State, 16-year-olds may donate blood provided they bring an original signed New York State Informed Parental Consent form for a 16-Year-Old to Donate Whole Blood. Appointments encouraged, walk-ins welcome and Identification is required.

Monday, June 22, 2009

Tutoring Now Available at Montour Falls Library

Do you need help with Reading, Basic Math, Computer Familiarization?? The Library now has the Computer Learner Aztec Tutorial on line. Chuck Tarshus, a volunteer Literacy Tutor, will be at the library Tuesday and Thursday evenings to assist others from 6-8 p.m. starting Tuesday, July 7th 2009.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Habitat for Humanity Is In Need of Volunteers

Habitat for Humanity in Penn Yan is looking for volunteers to assist with their current project. The house is located across from the court house in Penn Yan and they need volunteers with a variety of skills. Some of the tasks that need completing are: trash removal, demolition, and renovation. Skills needed: general carpentry, electrical knowledge, plumbing, painting, cleaning, and landscape work (shrub removal, lawn care). The also need someone to provide coffee break snacks and Saturday lunches. They typically work on Wednesdays and Saturdays from 8:30 to mid-afternoon. They would be grateful for any help you can give and are flexible with the number of hours you can provide.

Please contact me via email ( or phone (315-694-1081) if you may be interested in helping with this very rewarding volunteer activity!

- Jen

Literacy Volunteers Still In Need of Tutors and Receptionists

The Literacy Volunteers program in Yates County is looking for volunteers to help tutor adult students. They are also looking for individuals to cover their reception desk.

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Interested? Give me a call!

- Jen


Historical Society Needs Docents, Receptionists

The Schuyler County Historical Society is looking for volunteers willing to answer their phone, greet visitors and give a short 15-minute tour of the museum.

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Interested? Give me a call!

- Jen


Wednesday, June 17, 2009

United We Serve

United We Serve -

Dear Friend,

As you know, the Corporation for National and Community Service has been preparing for the launch of an exciting new summer service initiative in partnership with the White House. Today, in a video message, President Obama will officially announce the initiative, United We Serve, encouraging Americans to create meaningful change in their communities by engaging in service.

United We Serve will kick off on June 22 at the National Conference on Volunteering and Service and will run through the new National Day of Service and Remembrance on September 11. All the tools for participating in this initiative can be found on the Corporation's website, Please go there today, if you haven't already, to post your own volunteer projects.

Watch the President's Video and Get Involved

In addition, we encourage you to spread the word about United We Serve by:

Capacity is strained in community organizations across the country, so today we are also calling on Americans to take a leadership role in recruiting and organizing their friends, family, and neighbors to develop their own service projects that address pressing community needs in partnership with local organizations. To assist you, features toolkits for developing projects in education, health, energy and the environment, and community renewal.

To encourage participation in service this summer and beyond, the website features a volunteer matching platform called All For Good that allows people to search for volunteer opportunities based on location and interests. The site also allows users to sign in with their primary social network and includes social media tools to share volunteer opportunities with friends and see what activities they are participating in.

This will be a very exciting 81 days. But, of course, the call to service will not end on September 11. We hope that Americans who serve this summer will stay engaged in the ongoing work of strengthening our communities. America's new foundation will be built through an ethic of service and the personal commitment of individuals willing to give of themselves to create a better future.

In Service,

Nicola Goren
Acting CEO
Corporation for National and Community Service

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

June Blood Drives

Here are the upcoming blood drives in Schuyler County:

June 22 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at Schuyler Hospital, Upper Steuben Street, Montour Falls.

June 24 from 12:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at Montour Moose Lodge, 2096 State Route 14, Montour Falls.

June 30 from 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at Watkins Glen Harbor Inn, 16 North Franklin Street, Watkins Glen.

For Chemung and Schuyler County
All presenting donors for the month of June, 2009 can enter to win a $250.00 Gas Card by redeeming their points for pints card. Four winners will be selected - One winner per week.

To make an appointment to donate blood, all current eligible and new donors may:

Call the local Sullivan Trail Red Cross Chapter House at 734-3317 days.

Monday, June 15, 2009

Volunteers Needed at Humane Society

The Humane Society of Schuyler County is looking for 4-6 volunteers to serve as animal shelter coordinators, receptionists, and spay/neuter clinic assistants; to help build cat houses, do fund raising, and other related activities.

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If you are interested, please let me know!

- Jen


Watkins Glen Chamber Urgently Needs Volunteers

The Watkins Glen Chamber of Commerce has an extremely urgent need for volunteers. The Chamber is looking for volunteers to greet visitors, answer questions, answer phone calls, and to do other duties as needed. Hours are 9:00-5:00 p.m. on weekdays. Shifts can be full days, 4-hour shifts, or whatever you're available to give. They are fairly flexible as they really need the help. Click here for more details. (Adobe Reader required)

It sounds like a really fun activity, so please contact me asap if you are at all interested!

- Jen


Thursday, June 11, 2009

Library Assistant Needed in Penn Yan

Penn Yan Public Library is looking for a few volunteers. Volunteers are needed to do shelf reading and dusting. Keeping the books in order is a critical job. Books which are not in their proper spot are impossible to find when needed. By reading, dusting and straightening the shelves volunteers help keep the library functioning and looking neat and attractive.

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Please contact me if you are interested!

- Jen


Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Stewards Choose Battery Recycling Project

Volunteer members of the "Retiree Environmental Stewardship Program" (RESP) recently completed a 10-week series of workshops focusing on environmental issues, resulting in the decision to raise public awareness about the proper recycling of rechargeable batteries.

In an effort to reduce the accumulation of toxic materials in landfills, the volunteers will conduct a campaign titled “Know Your Batteries,” which will focus on public education about the various types of household batteries and their proper disposal.

RESP is a collaborative effort of RSVP, Cornell University, Chemung EMC and Cornell Cooperative Extension of Schuyler County.

Older adults interested in participating in community volunteer opportunities should contact Schuyler-Yates RSVP serving Schuyler and Yates Counties at (607) 535-7105 for further information.