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.
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.