UlsterCorps Ulster County Volunteer Corps


Cause Areas

When

It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.

Where

Throughout Ulster CountyKingston, NY 12401

About

UlsterCorps continues to grow each day with exciting new opportunities. We are seeking individuals who want to join the UlsterCorps core community and help us build a culture of service. Below are some ways you can help UlsterCorps directly:

Action Alerts:

  • Sign up to receive our Action Alerts, urgent last minute requests for assistance from local agencies. You can opt to receive alerts relating only to a specific skillset or the Ulster County Hunger Prevention Coalition’s Fall Farms to Food Pantries Initiative listed below.

Join our U-Team:

  • The UlsterCorps U-Team provides qualified volunteers the opportunity to serve in rewarding short-term, and often immediate, assignments throughout Ulster County.
  • U-Team members function together as an active and dedicated cadre to help meet community needs. As a U-Team member you’ll receive notifications of diverse short-term volunteer projects and events that need your skills and experience.
  • Learn more by contacting Susan Richmann at 845-481-0331 or email u-team@ulstercorps.org.


Join our Volunteer Coordinator Team:

The goal of this program is to build a corps of volunteers who can help agencies coordinate short and long term events and assist with key aspects of volunteer management during a disaster, including operating a volunteer reception center, placing spontaneous unaffiliated volunteers, and inter-agency coordination. This program is being developed in response to repeated requests from agency partners who have few paid staff and do not have the resources to effectively coordinate volunteers internally. The new corps of Volunteer Coordinators would:

  • Communicate with partner organizations about their services, volunteer needs, timelines and resources available
  • Help recruit volunteers (with support from UlsterCorps & Agency Partners)
  • Attend planning meetings and help identify tasks, volunteer descriptions, knowledge, and skills needed
  • Speak with past event coordinators regarding lessons learned
  • Respond to inquiries from volunteers and project partners & assign volunteers to specific appropriate tasks & shifts
  • Communicate the details (ex. tasks and timetables) to the volunteers
  • Orient volunteers and communicate timeline for the event
  • Manage volunteers and tasks and make any needed adjustments volunteers and tasks and make any needed adjustments
  • Oversee event setup & cleanup
  • Contact volunteer@ulstercorps.org or 845 481 0331 to sign up or learn more

Join our Tech Team:

  • Volunteers needed to help us maintain, update and improve our website - training provided
  • Bloggers, tweeters, or Facebook pros also needed to help get the word out about upcoming volunteer opportunities
  • Contact volunteer@ulstercorps.org or 845 481 0331 to sign up or learn more

Assist with Seasonal Community Collaborations:

  • Fundraising, Project Coordinating, Interviewing seniors, or video editing for our summer Harvesting a Lifetime Living History Project
  • Assisting with the Ulster County Hunger Prevention Coalition’s Fall Farms to Food Pantries Initiative, gleaning, transporting and processing food donated by local farms to food pantries.
  • Assist with our Winter Coat + Wishlist Drive - maintaining wishlists, sorting & distributing donations

Additional ways you can help:

  • Joining one of our committees - volunteer outreach, agency outreach, fundraising & marketing, technology
  • Grant and fundraising research and writing
  • Designing & posting flyers of upcoming events & opportunities
  • Downloading, printing & posting our current tri-fold, flyer, or upcoming events handout
  • Donate - Your generosity keeps this vision alive and strong!
  • Telling friends and colleagues about UlsterCorps and helping us build a culture and spirit of volunteerism in Ulster County

To learn more, contact us at ulstercorps@gmail.com, 481-0331.

Skills

  • Administrative Support
  • Office Management
  • Computer Science
  • Gardening
  • Program Management
  • Data Entry

Good Match For

Kids Teens People 55+ Group

Requirements & Commitment

N/A

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