At Catskill Hudson AHEC, in coordination with the state Department of Health and GLSEN, we are hosting a regional training event on July 13 for health providers on the subject of improving health care quality, and access to it, for LGBT adolescents, to take place at Marist College. We expect this is going to be a large and popular event, and would welcome any interest that SUNY New Paltz students (and faculty and staff, for that matter) might have in volunteering to help with it, whether to assist with logistics on the day of the event, or to help with project management tasks leading up to it.

Best,
Rob W.
Robert H. Wingate, Executive Director
Catskill Hudson Area Health Education Center
598 State Route 299
Highland, NY 12528
(845) 883-7260
rwingate@chahec.org
www.chahec.org

Hello from the Career Resource Center,

Volunteers are needed for the Hudson Valley Veteran Job Fair scheduled for Wednesday, May 9, 2018, on the SUNY New Paltz campus. We are looking for commitments of one hour or more between 9:45am and 4:00pm. For more information or to sign up, please go to:

https://newpaltz.wufoo.com/forms/p1t6y3yk00ptawk/

This is a great opportunity for students to network with employers as well as represent SUNY New Paltz!

SATURDAY, APRIL 28TH

JOIN NBC 4 NEW YORK, TELEMUNDO 47, STOP & SHOP and the
FOOD BANK OF THE HUDSON VALLEY TO GIVE BACK TO YOUR COMMUNITY.

WHO/WHAT NBC 4 New York, Telemundo 47, Stop & Shop Supermarkets and seven Tri-State food bank and food rescue organizations join to host a region-wide food and volunteer drive.

WHEN Saturday, April 8 between 10 AM and 6 PM.

WHERE Tri-State residents can visit any of the region’s 199 Stop & Shop locations and place donation items inside clearly labeled collection bins. Please visit NBCNewYork.com/fooddrive or Telemundo47.com to access a map of food donation locations.

To volunteer, please contact Carol Griffin at CGriffin@foodbankofhudsonvalley.org

 

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention Out of the Darkness Campus Walks image

The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention is hosting the 2018 Out of the Darkness Walk at SUNY New Paltz on Sunday April 22nd from 11 am to 12:30 pm. We are looking for volunteers who can start helping at 9 am.The walk starts at the SUB concourse (the place with the giant vending machine) and that’s where all volunteers can meet.

 

Contact Daniel Holohan at holohand1@hawkmail.newpaltz.edu if you are interested in volunteering!

Image may contain: sky, cloud and outdoorThe City of Kingston is holding it’s 6th annual Earth Fair and Expo. This event, hosted at the Forsyth Park and Nature Center, is a sustainability fair, held outdoors, for the Kingston community and the larger region. It’s on Saturday April 21st, 2018 from 10:00am-4:00pm.
Volunteers are needed for three shift times: 8:30-11:30, 11:15-2:15 and 2-5pm. Those that are interested can contact Melissa Iachetta at melissa.iachetta@gmail.com

Please join us for the 9th Annual UlsterCorps Service Summit
Wednesday, April 25th, 2018
8:30am-noon
The Terrace at SUNY New Paltz

The Summit is free to attend, but pre-registration is required.

UlsterCorps’ 9th Annual Service Summit will bring together community leaders from the nonprofit, business, higher education and governmental sectors to address strategies and new media tools for expanding outreach, broadening the volunteer pool and developing an inclusive service environment.

FEATURED SPEAKERS:

Grace Bonney, Design*Sponge
Mariel Fiori, La Voz magazine and La Voz at Radio Kingston
Kristina Labaty, Camphill Village USA
John Oles, SUNY New Paltz

The Summit will also feature roundtable discussions, in English and Spanish, giving all attendees an opportunity to participate and network. La Voz at Radio Kingston will be broadcasting the Summit live from 10am-12pm.

The Summit, which is free to participants, is part of the on-going work of UlsterCorps to deepen the knowledge about volunteerism and to find ways to strengthen a culture of service and collaboration in Ulster County. A locally-sourced, healthy breakfast was available to participants.

* We are also seeking some volunteers to assist with parking and taking notes during the roundtable discussion at the Service Summit.

2 volunteers to hand out parking passes from 8-10am (could be the same individuals who take notes)

10 volunteers to take notes at the roundtables from 10am-noon

To sign up to volunteer at the summit, please go to: https://www.volunteersignup.org/CWEXD

You must also register to attend the summit below

Registration is free but required and limited to the first 70 respondents (only 20 spots remaining as of 4/5). Register by emailing register@ulstercorps.org or by phone (845) 481-0331.

Currently seeking volunteers for the 22nd Annual New Paltz Clean Sweep!

Saturday, April 28, 2018
8:30 am – 11am
Meet at St. Joseph’s Church
34 South Chestnut Street (close to van den Berg Hall)
A light breakfast will be served

Clean Sweep is a great way to help make the community sparkle by giving it a fresh spring cleaning. The event kicks off with a light breakfast for all volunteers at 8:30 a.m. at St. Joseph’s, after which volunteers don gloves, grab trash bags, and join area business owners, residents, local politicians, community organizations, and schools to tidy up the parks, sidewalks and streets of New Paltz.

You must register no later than Friday, April 20th
To register: please go to http://www.newpaltz.edu/careers/cleansweep.html

To sign up as part of a group, enter your group name (or team leader’s name) in the field provided. ***Each team member must register individually!!*** We do work hard to keep pre-registered groups together during this project. The group can be formal or informal including a recognized Sorority or Fraternity, an SA group, a sports team, a class, an office, a group of friends, etc. You may also create a group just for this event!

Thank you in advance for signing up to volunteer for this wonderful event!

Sincerely,

Erica Wagner ’08g, MPS
Service Learning Coordinator
State University of New York at New Paltz
Career Resource Center

On Saturday, September 8th, 2018, Historic Huguenot Street will be hosting Old New Paltz Stone House Day, an event that will represent the 340th anniversary celebration of the settling of New Paltz by twelve French Huguenot refugees. Our mission for this event is to celebrate and honor the many peoples, cultures, eras, and events that have shaped our town into the modern community we know and love today.
We are mostly looking for volunteers to interpret the spaces in the historic houses throughout the day. Each volunteer would be provided with background information about the site and about the house they are stationed in, but would receive more in-depth information about the specific room in which they are to be stationed. On site training would take place in the weeks leading up the event.
The volunteers are not required to memorize anything. They are more than welcome to bring along, and read from, the information we provide them with.
Since the event will take place from 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM, we would be offering two shifts to choose from. The first option would be the 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM shift. The second option would be the 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM shift.
For additional information or to sign up, please fill out the volunteer interest form  ONPSHD Volunteer Application 2018-29ijccc  and send to Kara at the email below.
Kara Gaffken
Director of Public Programming
 
Historic Huguenot Street
88 Huguenot Street
New Paltz, NY 12561
www.huguenotstreet.org
Work: (845) 255-1660 ext. 108

Bringing books to childrenRiverTides, a not-for-profit organization in the Mid-Hudson Valley is seeking the help of two or three student volunteers to help pack children’s books that are being sent to schools and community centers in underserved areas of New Mexico and Mississippi. This project will take place in New Paltz on Friday, April 13th, from 10 am to 4 pm (or a portion of this time, 3 or more hours based on your availability).Transportation from and back to campus will be provided by one of the RiverTides’ board members.


If willing and interested, please contact Rik Flynn at ph: 845-687-9591 or email: rik@rivertides.org.

Image result for senior using computerThe Gardiner Senior Resource Committee is a small group of seniors in Gardiner,NY funded by the town that explore the needs of local seniors so they may continue to stay in their homes with dignity and independence, while remaining involved in the community.

The group is interested in making a web page that will be simple to maintain and supplement the printed information we send our seniors. We would like the web page to include the printed information with links to other helpful sites and a calendar of local and county events that would be beneficial information to our seniors.
We need someone to help us set up a web page that would be easy to maintain. The Town of New Paltz has a page on their web site –www.townofnewpaltz.org/senior-corner that has the type of set up and information that we would  like to use. This work can be done from home!
If you would be interested in volunteering to helping us with this project you can email Marie at
mariey12561@yahoo.com.

UCWays to volunteer, we see ways to get you there.

Did you know:

The Career Resource Center in partnership with UlsterCorps (www.ulstercorps.org) has a website to assist SUNY New Paltz students with utilizing the UCAT bus system to volunteer in the Kingston, NY area?! UCWays, provides site contact information, bus schedules, and directions in a user-friendly format.

This semester, we are planning several service days where you can sign up to volunteer with a local organization and learn how to utilize the bus! The trips will be led by two of the student project coordinators with the goal of getting more students comfortable with using the UCAT bus system.

The second volunteer day is set for Saturday, April 14th at Chiz’s Heart Street in Kingston. 

Chiz’s Heart Street is a homeless shelter for people who have severe mental health diagnoses (mostly schizophrenia), and also houses a food pantry for the community. Volunteers will prepare and serve food, work the food pantry, and possibly learn some construction along the way! You have to expect any type of work and be prepared to get dirty. Learn more about the house in an interview here: https://soundcloud.com/user-559104684/chizs-heart-street


When: Saturday, April 14th, 10:30am-6:15pm
Where: The group will meet on campus and then walk to the bus stop- location to be provided
Led by: Sarah Williamson and Jackie Rankel, UlsterCorps Associate Board Members and New Paltz students
Cost: $3 total –$1.50 each way, exact change. The driver cannot give change.  MUST BRING STUDENT ID.
It is also strongly recommended that you bring a lunch.  Dress in layers- you will be outside waiting for the bus.

This trip is limited to 15 people, so sign up today!

www.volunteersignup.org/4FJBL

If you need to cancel, please give at least 48 hours notice. Our volunteer agencies and partners rely on us to deliver the volunteers we said would be coming as many themselves are volunteering their time to host our students and have planned a day of activities based on this number.

ingston YMCA Farm Project Spring Work Weekend

Friday, April 13 12-5pm and Saturday, April 14 10am-2pm

  • Help spread wood chips and compost
  • Clean up plant beds
  • Weed and seed

All ages welcome- we have tools!

The farm is located at the intersection of Susan and Summer Streets in Kingston. Park at the YMCA and walk past River Radiology.

You can also take the UCAT bus on Friday for $1.50 exact change each way!  All you have to do is call UCAT the day before (845-340-3333) to tell them your trip itinerary and they will happily drop you off and pick you up at the required locations!

On Friday: Take the R bus leaving from the Trailways station in New Paltz at 10:12am. Ask to be dropped off at the corner of S. Clinton and Greenkill Ave. Walk north on Greenkill Ave to Broadway. Take a right onto Broadway, walk past the YMCA and then right onto Pine Grove Ave. Susan Street will be ahead on your right. To get back: Walk back to S. Clinton and Greenkill Ave and wave down the 5:30 R bus to New Paltz.

KayCee Wimbish
kaycee@kingstonymcafarmproject.org
Farmer and Project Director
Kingston YMCA Farm Project
kingstonymcafarmproject.org

The Career Resource Center will host the Spring 2018 Networking Fair for Jobs and Internships soon! The fair is Wed. March 14 from 11am-3pm. We would like to recruit student volunteers to assist employers with carrying their packages during set up or break down. Student assistance is requested between 9:30am-11:30am and 2:30pm-3:30pm for 1 hour shifts.
It is a great opportunity for students to network with employers as well as represent SUNY New Paltz. Students can contact Beth King with questions at kingb@newpaltz.edu or call (845) 257-3265. Thank you.
Sincerely,
Beth

No automatic alt text available.AWARENESS, it is a substance abuse early intervention program that has been in existence for 12 years using evidence based practices.  It is a non-judgmental peer-to-peer educational program addressing behavioral health, substance use, anger, coping skills etc. for youth ages 16 to 18 and 19 to 24 to help them identify if behavior modification is needed.
AWARENESS serves over 100 participants a year with its 8-week program, as well as another 500 youth a year through presentations in high school health classes totaling 600 contacts a year. Moving into the Ellenville School district will mean we are actually doubling the number of youth served. 
There are many opportunities to volunteer:
 
-We have an after school program in the New Paltz High School and meet at the United Methodist Church on Grove Street in New Paltz on Wednesdays. Our club is approved on campus and we are working on setting up meeting times now. Interested volunteers or club members can feel free to contact Marie through email ucawarenessprogram@gmail.com or text or call 845-417-1484
-We do Narcan Trainings for the public and can use help when we have those events. 
-Students can train to be peer leaders, data entry, volunteer coordinator and we would love students interested in tabling, marketing, fundraising and grant writing. 
 
-If anyone is interested in Criminal Justices we have a relationship with the New Paltz Court.
Marie Shultis
AWARENESS

As the area’s premier impact organization, United Way of the Dutchess-Orange Region serves as a catalyst to increase the community’s capacity to improve the lives of its citizens. Our aim is to support nonprofits in our region through investing in social change, recruiting and managing volunteers and providing economically disadvantaged individuals with basic necessities, material goods and professional training. We fight for the health, education and financial stability of every person in our community. We pride ourselves in having a culture in which staff, interns and volunteers can voice their ideas.

United Way of the Dutchess-Orange Region launched a regional volunteer center in 2013. Since doing so, we have engaged thousands of volunteers in hundreds of opportunities resulting in regional nonprofit capacity building. The Financial Empowerment VISTA will have the opportunity to expand this vital community program. In addition, the Financial Empowerment VISTA will support the CASH Coalition, a free volunteer tax service. The coalition is responsible for completing thousands of tax returns and making a regional economic impact in the millions. The Financial Empowerment VISTA will bring the CASH program to underserved communities and expand financial literacy awareness. Will you join us in our fight against poverty?

Member Duties: The Financial Empowerment VISTA will support community programs that provide tax preparation (e.g. CASH Coalition) and financial education: evaluate the effectiveness of those programs, implement strategies that leverage volunteers to strengthen those programs, plan and execute two episodic volunteer events that create a greater awareness in the community about the struggles of people living in poverty, and help build the capacity of the Gifts In Kind program to better serve the needs of economically disadvantaged individuals.

This is a full-time opportunity. For additional information about Americorps, please visit https://www.nationalservice.gov/programs/americorps

Program Benefits: Living Allowance, Relocation Allowance, Training, Health Coverage*, Childcare assistance if eligible, Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend.

If you are interested or have any questions, please send your resume and cover letter to Melissa Clark, Director of Community Impact at mclark@uwdor.org

SUNY New Paltz student interested in volunteering to help with the grand opening of the Ancestor’s Trail: USA? This event, with opening ceremonies on Friday, 4/27/2018 and Saturday, 4/28/2018, will be a unique opportunity for our community. If you are interested in helping to contribute to the guidebook and/or to help lead groups on hikes on April 28 (in the beautiful Shawangunk Mountains of New Paltz), please note the following:

 

Volunteer Roles Needed:

* Docents who lead group hikes on 4/28

* Contributors to the Guidebook, providing brief descriptions of species found along these phylogenetic trails (info on this process is found here).

* Victorian-themed actors who will provide good Victorian cheer at the events of 4/27 and/or 4/28 (we can provide guidance on the process)

* General / Other (trust us, there will be lots to be done!)

If you are interested, please note that two of the co-directors of this project, Olivia and Aron (see below) have office hours in WH 317 (Aron: Monday and Thursday afternoons; Olivia, Thursdays, 11-1) and they will add your name and info into our database of volunteers and provide you guidance.

Here is to a great event in the field of science education!

Olivia G. Jewell (Master’s candidate in Psychology, SUNY New Paltz)

Aron Wiegand (Visiting Scholar in Psychology, SUNY New Paltz)

Glenn Geher (Founding Director of Evolutionary Studies, SUNY New Paltz)

Ancestor’s Trail USA Homepage

Image result for MOHONK PRESERVE interpretive  GUIDESIf you enjoy meeting people and introducing the Preserve to new visitors, become an Interpretive Guide! At the Visitor Center, you will greet our visitors and help them enjoy the land by suggesting hikes, answering questions, and giving information about nature, points of interest, and recreational options.

Join us for an orientation to learn more on Saturday, March 3rd from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM at the Mohonk Preserve Visitor Center. Contact Andy Reynolds at volunteers@mohonkpreserve.org or 845-255-0919, ext. 1269 to RSVP or for more information.

Duties: This volunteer position is responsible for interacting with the visiting public through formal and informal interpretive activities. The primary focus of this position is to greet and orient visitors to the Mohonk Preserve through the explanation of maps, interpretation of exhibitions and/or programs at the Visitor Center, designated historical sites, or selected Trailheads. This is primarily an indoor position at the Visitor Center.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
Master information necessary to discuss Mohonk Preserve’s trails, mission, programs, and enduring relevance.
Develop a range of skills including discussion, demonstration, and presentation in order to communicate with a diverse public.
Maintain an ongoing awareness of Preserve activities for visitors’ information.
Relate to the public in an active and courteous manner.
Attend Interpretive Guides training and enrichment programs. Qualifications: Interest in encouraging visitors to learn about our natural world and the Preserve.
Excellent communication and people skills.
Interest in land stewardship, hiking, climbing, or associated activities.

Attend training/orientation session.
Minimum of two ‘shadowing’ sessions.
Optional enrichment sessions available to increase your Preserve knowledge.

Minimum: one 4-hour shift per month, April – November. Ability to work two shifts during September and October, the peak months at the Visitor Center, encouraged.

Andy Reynolds
Associate Director of Volunteer Programs & Special Events
Mohonk Preserve
P.O. Box 715, New Paltz, NY 12561
(845) 255-0919, ext. 1269
www.mohonkpreserve.org

UCWays to volunteer, we see ways to get you there.

Did you know:

The Career Resource Center in partnership with UlsterCorps (www.ulstercorps.org) has a website to assist SUNY New Paltz students with utilizing the UCAT bus system to volunteer in the Kingston, NY area?! UCWays, provides site contact information, bus schedules, and directions in a user-friendly format.

This semester, we are planning several service days where you can sign up to volunteer with a local organization and learn how to utilize the bus! The trips will be led by two of the student project coordinators with the goal of getting more students comfortable with using the UCAT bus system.

The first volunteer day is set for Saturday, February 24th at Chiz’s Heart Street in Kingston. 

Chiz’s Heart Street is a homeless shelter for people who have severe mental health diagnoses (mostly schizophrenia), and also houses a food pantry for the community. Volunteers will prepare the house/food for a BBQ party taking place that day! You can learn more about the house in an interview here: https://soundcloud.com/user-559104684/chizs-heart-street


When: Saturday, February 24th, 10:30am-6:15pm
Where: The group will meet on campus and then walk to the bus stop- location to be provided
Led by: Sarah Williamson and Jackie Rankel, UlsterCorps Associate Board Members and New Paltz students
Cost: $3 total –$1.50 each way, exact change. The driver cannot give change.  MUST BRING STUDENT ID.
It is also strongly recommended that you bring a lunch.  Dress in layers- you will be outside waiting for the bus.

This trip is limited to 15 people, so sign up today!

www.volunteersignup.org/7K44X

If you need to cancel, please give at least 48 hours notice. Our volunteer agencies and partners rely on us to deliver the volunteers we said would be coming as many themselves are volunteering their time to host our students and have planned a day of activities based on this number.

Image may contain: 20 people, people smilingAre you interested in giving campus tours? Then you should sign up to be a Campus Recruitment Event Worker!

The Office of Undergraduate Admission is looking for enthusiastic volunteers to help us at Accepted Student Open House this April. Volunteers will be responsible for giving campus tours, helping with parking and directions, and speaking to prospective students and their families about New Paltz. Interested volunteers must attend training sessions and a mock tour, which will be held in March. There will be two Open House events on April 7th and April 21st and volunteers can sign up for a morning, afternoon, or full day shift. Volunteers are typically needed from 8:00 am to 3:00 pm. Volunteers can also receive community service hours and add the experience to their co-curricular transcript!

For more information, there will be two General Interest Meetings held on Wednesday, February 21st at 7:00 pm in LC104 or on Monday, February 26th at 9:00 pm in LC104. You can also register as a volunteer at: https://www.newpaltz.edu/admissions/crew.html

And don’t forget to join our group on Facebook! You can find us by searching New Paltz Admissions C.R.E.W. or clicking the link below!

If you have any questions, email studentambassadors@hawkmail.newpaltz.edu. We hope to see you soon!

Image result for newburgh armory unity centerThe Newburgh Armory Unity Center is a place where the community members of all ages may come together for athletic, educational and civic opportunities, in order to engage with others and advance our community.

NAUC has two primary areas of focus in education: 1) innovative programs for preschool-grade six reading, athletics, and health and wellness, and 2) programs leading to naturalization including English as a Second Language, GED, computer usage, and preparation for citizenship

Ongoing volunteers from all majors are needed to assist with all aspects of the program including teaching and administrative activities on Saturdays in Newburgh, NY. The roles, descriptions, and times needed are below. More information is available from Dr. Michael S. Rosenberg, Dean, School of Education (rosenbem@newpaltz.edu or 845.257.2800). If you are interested in volunteering please fill out the Saturday Morning Program Volunteer Registration Form and send to Robert Pagliaro assistant to the Chairman of the Board (rpagliaro@nebwurgharmory.org or 845-527-5483).