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UlsterCorps Ulster County Volunteer Corps

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ORGANIZATION: UlsterCorps

  • A group opportunity. Invite your friends.
  • 30 people are interested

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 Farm to Food Pantry Collaborative Glean Team 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 Beth 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 sGeneration to Generation Living History Project
  • Assisting with the Ulster County Farm to Food Pantry Collaborative's Glean Team, growing, 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.

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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

Community
Education & Literacy
Hunger
Community, Education & Literacy, Hunger

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Throughout Ulster CountyKingston, NY 12401

(41.93399,-74.0156)
 

SKILLS

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

GOOD FOR

  • Kids
  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

N/A

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