Angel Action Volunteer Opportunities

adopt-a-family2 (1)Adopt A Family Christmas

 Volunteers coordinate activities involved in the adoption of families for Christmas by businesses, organizations, and private individuals.
Each year volunteers help children in need to believe that the magic of Christmas is real.

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book-buddyBook ~ Blanket ~ Buddy

Volunteers bundle a book, a blanket, and a stuffed animal for children in crisis.  Bundles are distributed by hospital personnel, courts, local sheriff and police, school nurses, and others who deal with children at a time when they are afraid and need a little warmth, something to keep them busy, and a very special friend.

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school-supply (1)School Supply Giveaway

 

Volunteers gather up and distribute backpacks filled with school supplies and clothing for children whose parents are unable to purchase the necessary supplies needed to start the first day of school.

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coatWinter Coat & Clothing Giveaway

Winter coats, warm clothing, and blankets are collected sorted and passed out to  children, adults, and seniors who are in need of warm clothing to get through the cold months of winter when keeping warm and staying healthy can be difficult for low- income families.

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sprucing-livesSprucing Up Lives

 For many families cleaning supplies and personal care items are a necessity that is difficult for them to purchase.  Volunteers gather and fill buckets with cleaning supplies to distribute to families who request help in keeping things clean.

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food-giveawayEmergency Food Giveaway

Volunteers are always needed to help at our food giveaways that are held four times each year.  Up to 1600 bags of food are filled for over 450 families who pick them up at the Cornerstone.

Help is also needed to ride the bus to make food drop offs at the counties senior residences.

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office-helpOffice Help

We can always use help in the office. If you have a few hours a week to spare and you enjoy administrative tasks……call us anytime.

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emergency-helpHelp During Emergencies Only

If you enjoy volunteering for a specific purpose and for a short period of time we always need volunteers to help with short term projects. Securing resources to help families get back on their feet after a fire or other emergencies and making sure that the immediate needs of the family are met might be something you would enjoy doing. Short term project volunteers are part of a valuable team of people who accomplish a lot with very little time commitment on their part.

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snackpack-illustrationSnackpak for Kids

 Volunteers needed to help secure donations of healthy snacks for kids who do not have enough to eat on the weekends.  We can also use help from volunteers for about an hour each week packing or delivering Snackpaks to the schools.

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handy-menHandy Men and Women Needed

 If you like to help others and also like to fix or build things we definitely need your talents and expertise.

There are times we need help with:
– Furniture Repair
– Handicap Ramps
– Minor Home Repairs
– Sharing Your Know How With Youth
– And a multitude of other small projects

I WOULD LIKE TO VOLUNTEER


Pet Supplies Needed

Many area seniors have pets that are like family to them. They provide companionship that keeps them healthy and less prone to depression.

We know that there are times when they will go without food or basic necessities for themselves in order to provide what is needed for their furry friends.

If you would like to help we will make sure that Low income seniors with a pet receive your gift.

 


“Helping Those To Little To Ask”

We all know how the current recession is affecting everyone.  But have you wondered how it is affecting the littlest ones, those too little to let us know how they feel.

Statistics show that children five and under who live in households negatively impacted by the recession will have a harder time when they enter school and their general well being suffers.  You can help by joining in the NYS baby shower initiative.  Born in Wyoming County and growing statewide.

For information on how you can take part call Pat Standish at 585-237-2600 or emailpstandish@wccainc.org.

WE VALUE OUR VOLUNTEERS AND IN ADDITION TO THE ABOVE PROJECTS WE CAN ALWAYS USE YOUR HELP WITH THE FOLLOWING

• United Schools in Action – Student Community Service Program
• Employment Mentoring
• Drivers for Medical Appointments
• GED Tutors
• Clothing/Furniture Collection and Distribution
• Disaster Relief
• Fund Raising
• Senior Projects
• Public Relations
• Technical Assistance
• Special Projects

Join the Angel Action Volunteers. The experience will impact your own life as well as the lives of those who look to us for help. We will place you in your area of interest and you can give as little or as much time as you would like.

Call us to have a great time and meet great people.

Pat Standish, Division Director, Community Action Angels
585-237-2600 or email Pat at pstandish@wccainc.org