Jessica Wylde -- Broome County Council of Churches
Broome County Council of Churches - phone: 607-724-9130
- CHOW -- work in pantry or CHOW bus
- Faith in Action -- Ramp Build -- requires an Adult Mentor (18 or Older)
- Leaf Raking
- Grocery Shopping
- Put together a Worship Service
Janette Cyganovich - Family Violence Prevention Council
36-42 Main St., Binghamton, NY 13905
Work with victims of child abuse
Wear Purple for Solidarity with victims this month (October)
- Talking about healthy relationships
- Make online videos
Phil Ginter - United Way
If interested in starting a Student United Way Chapter:
www.unitedway.org/student or contact Phil Ginter
Phil provided a list of Volunteer opportunities for kids your age (shown in column to right). If you need more information, contact Joni Kaiser (phone: 607-240-2016; email: email@example.com)
Notes from Mrs. Ekstrom:
I'm particularly looking for service to the poor/marginalized in the community: poor (adults or children), disabled, sick or old and unable to pay to have services done for them. Poor or needy children in need of help/support (education, activities). Other service (e.g., helping animals or the environment) is also acceptable.
The Town of Fenton Library (across the street from the Church also takes Volunteers). A couple of confirmation candidates last year and 2 years ago volunteered here.
Hilltop Nursing Home at 286 Deyo Hill Rd, Johnson City, NY also takes volunteers (Abbey Lane volunteered there last year and enjoyed the experience). And, since Elizabeth Church Manor, at 863 Front St., Binghamton, is owned and run by the same organization it likely takes volunteers too. The Volunteer Coordinators at these nursing homes are:
Hilltop -- Vicky Benarick
607-798-7818, ext. 252
Elizabeth Church -- Diana Husnay
607-722-3463, ext. 233
The Animal Shelters allow kids under 16 to socialize cats and do fundraising tasks.
Mary Gel -- Project Concern -
23 Kattelville Rd., Chenango Bridge, NY 13745
mail: Box #24, Chenango Bridge, NY 13745
hours: Mon-Fri 2-4pm Sat 7am-noon
Services about 13,000 people in a year.
- Collect things for them (clothing, furniture, appliances, household, books, toys) Have a coat give-away, need children's and household items.
- Work there
- 3rd Monday of every Month is the Soup Kitchen
- Mobile Food Pantry
Mary Frances Charsky - Secular Franciscan Order
Lay people who agree to follow the Gospel and live by the example of St. Francis (live a humble, simple life with devotion to God, working for peace and social justice, and witnessing their faith throughout the world)
Suggested Opportunities presented by others +
- Catholic Charities --
- Working on your own project (organizing various fund raisers for a service organization, tutoring younger children, working on a sport/activity with younger children).
Volunteer Opportunities for Young People in Broome County
(provided by Phil Ginter - United Way):
- Broome Developmental Disabilities Services takes volunteers age 14+. There is a specific training and clearance schedule. Contact Glen McIver at 770-5121. A second contact is Tim Nannery at firstname.lastname@example.org
- Catholic Social Services (Catholic Charities) Food Pantry takes volunteers 9th grade or older to help with stocking the food pantry and packing food packages in Binghamton or Endicott. Contact Kathy Pfaffenbach at 607-723-4563 or email@example.com.
- George F. Johnson Memorial Library in Endicott takes volunteers 15+. There is a required training and application process. Contact Cathy Seary at 757-5350.
- Salvation Army takes volunteers 13+. Required training and application procedures take at least 2 weeks. Volunteers are needed for the soup kitchen, toy shop, and as bell ringers at Christmas time. Contact Heather Main at: 607-722-2987 or Heather.Main@USE.salvationarmy.org
- The YMCA in downtown Binghamton takes Teen Swim Assistants, ages 13-15. Three references plus a completed volunteer packet are required. Contact Patty Benda at: 607-722-0560 ext. 115 or firstname.lastname@example.org
- Willow Point Nursing Home takes volunteers 12+ years old. Short application and orientation process. Volunteers have "friendly visits" with residents, transport them to programs in the building, gift shop, outings, special events, etc. Applications are available at the front desk, 3700 Old Vestal Road, Vestal.
Their phone number is: 607-763-4248.
- American Red Cross. Julie Mucilli is the Regional Youth and Young Adult Volunteer Manager. Her contact info is:
- Lourdes Hospital takes junior volunteers (14-17 years old) to help the hospital meet the needs of patients and their families by working in the café and gift shop, sterile processing, emergency room, ambulatory surgery, physical therapy, laser/eye center and as unit volunteers on patient floors. Must complete 30 hours of training within 3 months. Two written references, completed application, interview. Proof of immunization is required. Contact Ann Lomanaco, Volunteer Coordinator at 607-798-5490.