Reachout: Reachout (Crisis Intervention & Referral 24-hour Hotline) Volunteers receive over 100 hours of training in crisis intervention, listening skills, problem-solving, & information referral before answering the phone alone. An application is required as well as a two semester commitment. A five hour weekly shift is required. To learn more about learning to be a hotline crisis counselor and to apply, go to our website: www.reachouthotline.org/apply.
Renewal House: Renewal House provides services for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault and their children. There are office hours available, as well as after-hours and on an on-call basis. Opportunities include advocating for clients and assisting with projects around the office. An application, interview, and 30 hours of training are required. After the training you will be certified as a Rape Crisis Counselor in the state of New York. Please reach out to Brandy Bush at firstname.lastname@example.org or 315-379-9845.
St. Lawrence County Arts Council: SLC Arts is a non-profit arts organization dedicated to the mission of "Local Art for Everyone." We advocate for active community participation in the arts through various programs, classes, and events. As an arts organization we value freedom of expression, creativity, and the inclusion of all art forms. Volunteer opportunities include helping with events, preparing mailings, publicity, and content creation. Contact Maggie McKenna at 315-265-6860 or email at email@example.com.
The Child Advocacy Center of Northern NY: The Child Advocacy Center of Northern NY is a program of the Victims Assistance Center of Jefferson County, Inc. and is a nonprofit organization. The mission of the CAC is to strengthen and protect children, families and community through an interdisciplinary approach to cases of child sexual and physical abuse. We provide high quality, specialized services for abused children and their non-offending family members. The Child Advocacy Center is looking for dedicated volunteers to help carry out our mission. Volunteer opportunities include office management tasks and community outreach. Volunteers can also assist the agency with creating flyers for special events, assist with fundraising events as well as social media. For more information, please contact Erin at 315-755-1458 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org. The St. Lawrence County Child Advocacy Center office is located at 4 Stillman Drive, Canton, NY.
The Local Living Venture: The Local Living Venture shares resourceful living skills on a community basis in the areas of food (growing, cooking, nutrition, preserving), renewable energy and green building, sustainable forestry and 'clean' wood burning, natural world (beekeeping, pollinators, invasives, etc.) and homesteading skills in the town and country. Many projects can use student energy and participation, from an annual roadside clean-up in October to helping with year-round skills-building workshops and community events, outreach booths at festivals, and specialized programming (Renewable Energy Home Tours, Pollinator Protection and more). Check out www.locallivingventure.org and contact Volunteer Organizer Chelle Lindahl at LocalLivingVenture@gmail.com or 315-347-4223.
Traditional Arts of Upstate New York (TAUNY): Traditional Arts of Upstate New York (TAUNY): The TAUNY Center, which includes exhibit galleries, program spaces, and a retail shop carrying regional hand-crafted items, is located at 53 Main Street. TAUNY is a nonprofit organization that showcases the folk culture and living traditions of New York's North Country, offering opportunities to experience, learn about, and reflect on issues related to life in our rural region. We are especially interested in volunteers to work on programs in our demonstration kitchen, to perform music at open houses and other events, and to develop videos about cultural activity in our Adirondack North Country region. More information about the organization at tauny.org or @thetaunycenter at Facebook and Instagram. If you are interested, please contact TAUNY Executive Director Jill Breit, email@example.com, with a letter of interest and summary of experience.