Needs from: United Way of Tompkins County

Volunteer: Cans Along Cayuga Ithaca Festival

United Way of Tompkins County and Cayuga Radio Group is looking for volunteers to come help collect cans during the Ithaca Festival! We will be walking in the parade route handing out goodies while collecting canned goods from spectators!

Agency: United Way of Tompkins County
Need Type: Volunteer
Date: happens on 06/02/2017
Zip Code: 14850
Allow Groups: Yes

Volunteer: Help Your Community by Volunteering in the Clothing Closet

Our local Catholic Charities is recruiting volunteers for the busy Clothing Closet, which provides community members free clothing, shoes, blankets, sheets, and many more items.  The Clothing Closet gets close to 20-30 visits per day, and gives away around 2,000 free items per month!  This service keeps elders dressed warmly in winter, provides kids with school clothes, and enables adults to find appropriate attire for interviews and work.  Volunteers are especially needed on most afternoons and Friday mornings right now, but volunteers for other weekdays are also welcome. Volunteers who can commit to 3 hours a week, enjoy helping others, and want to be a part of a strong community of kindness are asked to contact Michaela at 607-272-5062 ext. 17 or MCortright@dor.org.  

Agency: Catholic Charities of Tompkins/Tioga
Need Type: Volunteer
Date: ongoing
Agency Requirement: >16 years old
Zip Code: 14850
Allow Groups: Yes

Volunteer: Ithaca Festival at GIAC

The volunteers will be expected to help with the concession stand, helping kids with games and activities, serving as floaters, do set up for opening shift, and clean up for the closing shift. 

Agency: GIAC Greater Ithaca Activities Center, Inc.
Need Type: Volunteer
Date: ongoing
Zip Code: 14850
Allow Groups: No

Volunteer: Volunteer at GIAC!

GIAC is looking for a group of students to help out after school one afternoon. These are the tasks: 

 

1) Vehicle cleaning
2) Organizing of supply closets in a sensible, accessible order
3) Inventory of assets
4) Library organizing

 

* Please be aware that there are three shifts available, but only one volunteer day will take place. The shift with the most volunteers will be selected   

Agency: GIAC Greater Ithaca Activities Center, Inc.
Need Type: Volunteer
Date: ongoing
Zip Code: 14850
Allow Groups: Yes

Volunteer: General Labor and Maintenance

Mowing and trimming at the cemetery, some planting of shrubs and ground cover, raking brush, filling in low spots with topsoil. Assist with straightening flat stone markers.
All materials and equipment is provided, we also have bottles drinking water.

Agency: Lake View Cemetery
Need Type: Volunteer
Date: ongoing
Agency Requirement: >14 years old
Zip Code: 14850
Allow Groups: Yes

Volunteer: Project Care - Friendly Visitors

Friendly Visitors are needed at local residential facilities for seniors. Help seniors use computers, read to seniors who are visually impaired, write letters and stories, take walks together, provide companionship one-on-one or at facility gatherings. Transport wheelchair-bound seniors to in-house activities and services. Project Care Volunteers provide companionship for frail, isolated seniors who live on their own, or respite for a caregiver. Volunteers may also help with light housekeeping or errands for a senior.

Agency: Office of the Aging
Need Type: Volunteer
Date: ongoing
Zip Code: 14850
Allow Groups: No

Volunteer: Long Term Care Ombudsman

A certified Long Term Care Ombudsman is a professionally trained and certified advocate who resolves issues with long term care facilities on behalf of residents and their families. The heart of the Long Term Care Ombudsman Program is its corps of specially trained and certified citizen-volunteer ombudsmen. Many volunteers are retired professionals from various fields. These dedicated Ombudsmen spend an average of four to six hours a week in each of their assigned facilities, advocating for the residents. The Tompkins County Office for the Aging supervises our local ombudsman program. Formal application, interview, 4-day initial training, monthly meetings, and year-round availability are required. Minimum 2 year commitment.

Agency: Office of the Aging
Need Type: Volunteer
Date: ongoing
Zip Code: 14850
Allow Groups: No

Volunteer: UWTC Office Volunteers

We are looking for community members to come in 1-2 hours per week and  help work on mailings, audit, and/or help file our newspapers. This is a great way to gain experience and become involved in our community.

If this interests you, please contact Cedric Forbes at cforbes@uwtc.org or 607-272-6286

Agency: United Way of Tompkins County
Need Type: Volunteer
Date: ongoing
Zip Code: 14850
Allow Groups: No

Volunteer: Visitor Center Volunteer

We are looking for volunteers of all ability levels to assist with the programs and operations of the Visitor Center. If you love birds and want to be around others who share your interests, you are invited to join our new Visitor Center volunteer corps!

The Cornell Lab of Ornithology, housed at the Imogene Powers Johnson Center for Birds and Biodiversity, offers opportunities for visitors to connect with the Lab and learn about its mission to interpret and conserve the earth's biological diversity. Birders, school classes, families, and nature lovers come to the Lab to walk the trails, watch birds, view the art, use the library, and learn from exhibits, tours, guided walks, seminars, and other types of programs.

Volunteer Opportunities Helping with youth education programs Leading guided tours Assisting with outreach efforts Helping out in the Adelson Library Interacting with Lab visitors Requirements Complete the training for a specific volunteer appointment Commit to at least 5 hours per month (specific time commitments vary by appointment) Must be 18 years of age or older Benefits Complimentary Cornell Lab of Ornithology membership 10% discount in Wild Birds Unlimited at Sapsucker Woods store Program discounts Training and continuing education opportunities If you are interested in volunteering at the Lab of Ornithology
please contact Anne Rosenberg at baj3@cornell.edu or call 607-254-2109.
Agency: Cornell Lab of Ornithology
Need Type: Volunteer
Date: ongoing
Agency Requirement: >18 years old
Zip Code: 14850
Allow Groups: No

Volunteer: Museum Tour Guide

Would you like to help to tell the story of the Earth to visitors of the Museum of the Earth? As a Museum Tour Guide you will be part of science education and learn more about fossils and geology. You will also be able to share your passion and excitement for paleontology and evolution with Museum visitors.

Being a tour guide in the Museum takes several steps. You must go through an initial Museum Docent Orientation. Then you will be given materials which teach you about the information needed for giving a tour. Lastly you will be able to shadow some veteran guides before you are giving a tour on your own. It is a fun and fulfilling experience.

You must be available weekdays, Especially in 10 -1pm. Tours are on a need basis so they are not giving regularly.

Agency: Museum Of The Earth
Need Type: Volunteer
Date: ongoing
Agency Requirement: >18 years old
Zip Code: 14850
Allow Groups: No

Volunteer: Museum Early Learner Docents

The Museum of the Earth needs a few long-term, reliable volunteers to facilitate hands-on learning and play at our NEW Early Learners Dino Zone.

Volunteers will be working with families with children 5 years and under. Training will be provided so that volunteers have a good understanding of both paleontology and the Museum of the Earth. Volunteers should enjoy working with the public, especially young children. Volunteers are required to attend an orientation and go through training. 

We are looking for people who enjoy working with very young children, especially a volunteer who has experience with the early learning education.

Agency: Museum Of The Earth
Need Type: Volunteer
Date: ongoing
Agency Requirement: >18 years old
Zip Code: 14850
Allow Groups: No

Volunteer: Office and Education Assistant

The Evolution Education Manager of the Museum of the Earth is looking for an administrative assistant. 

Main Duties or Tasks include:

General office work, including but not limited to organization and filing, assisting with phone calls. Assistance with fulfillment of plush merchandise order and with plush merchandise website content/ future content. Help with education planning and content, including but not limited to Darwin Days planning, minor Teach Friendly Guide (TFG) content assistance (eg. writing definitions or searching for photographs).

Qualifications:

Excellent organizational skills and good writing skills. )desire to be involved with education and outreach is a plus). Knowledge of computers, MS Office, and Photoshop.
Agency: Museum Of The Earth
Need Type: Volunteer
Date: ongoing
Agency Requirement: >18 years old
Zip Code: 14850
Allow Groups: No