Reachout: Reachout (Crisis Intervention & Referral 24-hour Hotline) Volunteers receive over 100 hours of training in crisis intervention, listening skills, problem-solving, and 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. Contact Katie at email@example.com. or visit http://www.slvrenewalhouse.org/.
St. Lawrence County Arts Council: The St. Lawrence County Arts Council is dedicated to developing and promoting the arts in northern New York. Opportunities include helping with mailings, events, fundraising, graphic design, data entry, cleaning and publicity/marketing. Contact Suzy McBroom at 315-265-6860. http://www.slcartscouncil.org/
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 our website at 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) is looking for dedicated volunteers to help us carry out our mission. The TAUNY Center is located at 53 Main Street, downtown Canton. 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. A variety of positions are available in all areas including Programs, Music, Communications, Development, and Administration. Some of the positions require a regular schedule, while others are more flexible and entail an occasional commitment at The TAUNY Center, around the community, or from home. Sign up to become a TAUNY volunteer today by filling out our online application or by printing and returning an application to The TAUNY Center. Please contact our Volunteer Coordinator, Maggie McKenna, (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more details.