Move Forward for Volunteers

Move Forward for Volunteers

Move Forward for Volunteers

The Move Forward program meets with individuals in the community to help them assess their overall wellbeing and connect them with the available resources.

The Stoplight Survey that we used for our program here in Elmira has been updated and is now going to be used with our Extension partners in ten other counties. We are excited to continue the project here and expand this opportunity to many more people across the state thanks to a Cornell Innovation Extension grant.

Here in Chemung County, our CVAC program aims to recruit and train volunteers to use the survey tool to help vulnerable households. This tool helps empower families and individuals struggling with any number of issues across six dimensions. When the survey is conducted, the individuals select areas they want to focus on, and we provide referral information to them. We then conduct the survey again a few months later to measure progress. This is a very meaningful opportunity for volunteers wanting to help address needs of the community.

The Move Forward program is a way for our community to be engaged citizens and help individuals and the community identify what’s working, what our needs are, and where we could work together to make improvements.

We’re looking for individuals to work with us on our Move Forward project utilizing the Stoplight tool. Volunteers will help facilitate surveys throughout the county using a Samsung tablet. Training is provided. This volunteer opportunity allows for great flexibility in your schedule and is very rewarding. Call the office at 607-734-4453 for more information. 


Leah Sorensen
CVAC Program Coordinator

Last updated January 27, 2022