Opportunities

November 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

BONE BUILDERS

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

A MATTER of BALANCE PROGRAM (AMOB)

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


Going Green

COMMUNITY SHARED SOLAR

Join other volunteers in facilitating meetings and workshops to help promote Community Shared Solar. Volunteers will learn about the benefits of shared solar through a brief training. Enrolled and Affiliated


Citizen Action

K-3 READING HELP

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


- Opportunities for Affiliated Volunteers -

Front desk duties - The American Red Cross

Advocate for abused & neglected children - CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate)

Volunteer tax preparers/phone callers/greeters - AARP Tax Preparation

Deliver nutritious meals - Meals on Wheels

Volunteer drivers for elderly or disabled individuals - The Arc of Chemung

Advocate for residents of nursing homes & long term care facilities - Ombudsman

Greeter for income tax preparation - CA$H Program

Last updated October 31, 2017