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ORGANIZATION: UlsterCorps

  • A group opportunity. Invite your friends.
  • 18 people are interested
Gleaners at Liberty View Farm

The Glean Team is a corps of volunteers that work together to assist with growing, gleaning, processing and transporting food from local farms to local food pantries and soup kitchens as part of the Ulster County Farm to Food Pantry Collaborative. The Farm to Food Pantry Collaborative is a coalition of local workers and volunteers from Community Gardens and Farms, Gleaners, Processors, Storage Facilities, Food Pantries and Soup Kitchens working together to help make the connections that will feed more people in our communities. Farmers are generously offering to donate fresh produce but need help getting it to those in need. We work in collaboration with the Rondout Valley Growers Association Farm, Family of Woodstock, Mohonk Consultations, Woodcrest Community, Cornell Cooperative Extension, CRREO at SUNY New Paltz, Hudson Valley Farm Hub, Huguenot Street Farm, Phillies Bridge Farm and many other local farms and food pantries.

UlsterCorps recruits volunteers to participate in gleanings at local farms and processings at local community kitchens throughout the growing season, including weekly gleanings at Huguenot Street Farm in New Paltz. In partnership with Rondout Valley Growers Association and Family, over 1,059,159 lbs of fresh food donated by local farms was harvested and distributed to over 50 food pantries, shelters and feeding programs since the collaboration began in 2009, increasing food security for thousands of families in Ulster County.

Join our Glean Team and be a part of this fun and rewarding project! Register here to sign up or call/text us at (845) 481-0331.

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About UlsterCorps

Location:

PO Box 34, Stone Ridge, NY 12484, US

Mission Statement

Ulstercorps is a county-wide volunteer resource organization working with individual agencies to encourage volunteer use, facilitate successful volunteer placements, and nurture collaborations among agencies. Ulstercorps is committed to fostering a spirit of service among the community's youth and includes youth representation in its leadership. Ulstercorps collaborates with service organizations, schools, religious organizations and other nonprofit agencies as well as with business volunteer programs.

Description

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES - UlsterCorps provides a centralized, easy to use and up-to-date clearinghouse of volunteer opportunities throughout Ulster County including descriptions of skills, knowledge and time commitment needed; contact information; wish lists, and special events notifications. NONPROFIT AGENCY SUPPORT - Ulstercorps responds to emergency, short- and long-term volunteer needs of local organizations by posting descriptions of requested volunteer assistance on its website and by contacting specific volunteers already registered with Ulstercorps' skills bank who have the needed skills. STRENGTHENING COMMUNITY - UlsterCorps' web site and blog provide an interactive forum where members of the community can find opportunities to help out, explore a calendar of events, post specific needs and share their experiences with the programs and agencies for which they have volunteered. OUTREACH - UlsterCorps is prepared to assist in new laudable nonprofit programs and projects in Ulster County by disseminating information, assisting in identifying viable and valuable prospective collaborators, and recruiting needed volunteers.

CAUSE AREAS

Children & Youth
Community
Hunger
Children & Youth, Community, Hunger

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

PO Box 34Stone Ridge, NY 12484

(41.8696,-74.1775)
 

SKILLS

  • Farming
  • Food Delivery / Distribution
  • Gardening

GOOD FOR

  • Kids
  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Orientation or Training

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