Do you “heart” New York?
New Yorkers Volunteer and the Regional Volunteer Center Network are looking for One Million Caring Hearts. Now, more than ever, the vitality of our communities depends on volunteers. Our goal is to tap into the compassion of New Yorkers across the state. Here is your chance to become “one in a million”. Make a difference in you community by taking the pledge! Contact the Mohawk Valley Regional Volunteer Center at 223-3973 or visit www.mohawkvalleyvolunteers.org.
It is data collection time for the MVRVC. Let’s show how strong volunteerism in our region! To receive the form to submite volunnteer data send an email to email@example.com.
National Volunteer Week is a time to celebrate people doing extraordinary things through service. Established in 1974, National Volunteer Week focuses national attention on the impact and power of volunteerism and service as an integral aspect of our civic leadership. National Volunteer Week is April 21-27, 2013 and the Mohawk Valley Regional Volunteer Center wants to support your volunteer efforts taking place that week. We are offering mini-grants of up to $250 to support local projects in Oneida, Herkimer, Otsego, Fulton, Montgomery and Schoharie counties.
Eligible projects must be community service oriented projects. Funds may be used to support volunteer recognition events but they must include a community service project. Funds must be used to support the service project. Projects must occur during National Volunteer Week April 21st-27th.
To be considered for a mini-grant simply complete this short application. Applications are due by the close of business on Friday April 5th. Applicants will be notified by Friday April 12th. Applications can be found at mohawkvalleyvolunteers.org and can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or mailed to PSC Department of Volunteer Services, 220 Memorial Parkway, Utica, NY 13501. For more information contact Kari Johnson at 223-3973.
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MLK Mini Grant2
The MLK National Day of Service is Monday January 21st and the Mohawk Valley Regional Volunteer Center wants to support your volunteer efforts taking place on that day. We are offering mini-grants of up to $250 to support local projects in Oneida, Herkimer, Otsego, Fulton, Montgomery and Schoharie counties. To be considered for a mini-grant simply complete the short application found at www.mohawkvalleyvolunteers.org. Applications are due by the close of business on Friday January 11th. Applicants will be notified by Wednesday January 16th. Applications can be emailed to email@example.com or mailed to PSC Department of Volunteer Services, 220 Memorial Parkway, Utica, NY 13501. For more information contact Kari Johnson or Kelly Walters at 223-3973.
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The Mohawk Valley Regional Volunteer Center is collecting personal care items for veteran’s in honor of MLK National Day of Service. All donations will directly benefit veteran’s at the Central New York Veteran’s Outreach Center.
Donations can be brought to the PSC Department of
Volunteer Services. Thank you in advance for your support.
Many of you may be interetsed in assisting with Hurricane Sandy relief efforts. Your desire to help the victims of the storm is greatly appreciated. Some advice from the New York State Commission before you head out, “New Yorkers Volunteer encourages all citizens to volunteer their time to help neighbors in need. However, if you are not already affiliated and trained by American Red Cross, The Salvation Army, a Community Emergency Response Team (CERT), or other recognized emergency response agency please do not attempt to show up at an impacted area to help without first contacting the organization. First responders are specially trained for initial efforts. After the first responders handle the immediate situation, the disaster relief agencies evaluate the specific needs for specific locations”. There are links to all the NYS Regional Volunteer Centers on the mohawkvalleyvolunteers home page. Also go to http://www.newyorkersvolunteer.ny.gov for more information. Other resources are www.serve.gov and www.allforgood.org. We wish a speedy recovery for all those affected by Sandy.
If you are considering retiring from driving or are having trouble getting where you need to go, come to the Retiring from Driving workshop. The goal of this workshop is for you to leave knowing more about the various transportation options in Oneida County and how to access them. The workshop will be held on Tuesday, November 27th at 2:00 PM. Call (315) 223-3973 to sign up.
CarFit is a free educational program where trained volunteers inspect your car to ensure the safest “fit” for you.
At the CarFit event, these volunteers will complete a 12-point checklist with each driver. Among the items checked will be: Is the person positioned correctly in the driver’s seat? Can the person reach the pedals easily? Does the person know how to adjust mirrors properly or have the flexibility to use the mirrors?
CarFit will be at the Parkway Senior Center on Tuesday, October 23, from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM. Click the picture below for more information.