Check out our opportunities and find one that's right for you!

Check out our opportunities and find one that's right for you!

Opportunities Summer 2021

CVAC is hard at work contacting our partner agencies to bring you the most up-to-date volunteer information and opportunities during the pandemic. While some of our partner agencies are bringing back volunteers, many are still unable to do so. The agencies listed below have current needs for volunteers at this time. Many of our partner agencies anticipate having more opportunities available in the upcoming months. If you would like more information about a particular opportunity, please call our office. You can also find listings of our most current volunteer opportunities at VolunteerMatch. We thank you for your commitment to volunteerism in Chemung County.

Citizen Action


We’re looking for individuals to work with us on our “Move Forward Elmira” Poverty Stoplight initiative. Help facilitate surveys using a Samsung tablet in the City of Elmira. Training is provided. This allows for great flexibility in your schedule and is very rewarding. Call 607-734-4453 for information. Enrolled

Staying Healthy


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

Opportunities for Affiliated Volunteers     

Task Location

Assist at Wisner Market (Thurs 10-2)

Popcorn Truck Preservation Society

Pack food items for distribution 

North Presbyterian Church Food Pantry

Water garden and assist during open hours

John Jones Museum

Assist with outreach & children programs

His Haven

Assist with shredding old files at the office

Near Westside Neighborhood Assoc.

Assist with displays, greeting guests & indexing items 

Horseheads Historical Society 

Assisting at clothes closet

Neighborhood Transformation Center

If any of these exciting and challenging opportunities interests you, contact CVAC at (607) 734-4453. CVAC is a civic engagement program of Cornell Cooperative Extension of Chemung County. Individuals who bring a diverse perspective and are supportive of diversity are strongly encouraged to apply.

Last updated August 23, 2021