September 2017

Community Engagement Opportunities for Enrolled Volunteers

Staying Healthy

SOS HOME MANAGEMENT - Supporting Our Seniors (SOS)

You, your family or your religious group can help individuals remain living independently in their own homes for as long as possible. Educate them about the services available in Chemung County. Call 734-4453 Ext. 207. SOS is also the connection between those needing an access ramp and the volunteers who build them. Enrolled and Affiliated


This osteoporosis prevention exercise program has been in Chemung County for 16+ years. Hand weights and a variable ankle weight used during slow fluid movements help to maintain bone mass. The program is designed for both women and men. If you are interested in participation as a Trainer, call 734-4453 Ext. 207 for more information. Nurses and teachers, especially, are encouraged to volunteer. Training is provided. Enrolled


This researched-based program addresses the fear of falling and fall prevention. Eight two-hour classes are held at various sites throughout the county with a limit of 12 participants. Workbooks, videos, and light exercise are used. The classes are for anyone over 60. Volunteer Coaches go through eight hours of training and are asked to teach two classes each year. This is a short one month commitment. For more information call 734-4453, Ext. 207 for Connie, Ext.202 for
Mary-Lynn. Training is provided. Enrolled

Citizen Action


Elementary schools in Chemung County need individuals to work in their classrooms with children needing help with reading or math skills. Teachers tell us 100% of the children who work with volunteers show improvement by the end of the school year. Call Mary-Lynn at 734-4453, Ext 202 for information. Affiliated

Going Green


Join other volunteers in facilitating community meetings around Chemung County for Solar Energy workshops. Volunteers learn about the benefits of ‘going solar’ and are there to help the public make their own informed decisions. The campaign will run through the fall. Training is provided. Enrolled

- Opportunities for Affiliated Volunteers -

Construction, committee members, fund raising - Habitat for Humanity

Patient care, office support, vigil volunteers - CareFirst 

Adopt-a-shelf, research, special projects - Steele Memorial Library

Gift shop, clerical, front desk - St. Joseph’s Hospital

Mailings, maintenance, animal socializing - Chemung County SPCA

Circle of Friends, Compeer, PAL programs - Family Services Chemung County, Inc.
Be a friend for mentally challenged children and adults 

Last updated August 30, 2017