PLATTSBURGH - The United Way of the Adirondack Region Inc. is proud to announce the establishment of the North Country Regional Volunteer Center. Funds for the volunteer center come from a grant established by the NYS Commission on National and Community Service. There are a total of 10 regional volunteer centers throughout New York state. The North Country Regional Volunteer Center encompasses seven counties: Clinton, Essex, Franklin, Hamilton, Jefferson, Lewis and St. Lawrence.
Engaging volunteers to solve community issues is a primary focus of the state Office of National and Community Service. While the office works directly with national service programs, their goal is to include all service organizations in their activities as well as provide support to community organizations throughout the region and state.
The North Country Regional Volunteer Center fortifies the system for area-wide data collection that invigorates advocacy efforts, case statements for founders, and recruitment of volunteers. The web-based volunteer center will match registered volunteers with not-for-profit agencies that have volunteer opportunities. Volunteers and agencies can register at www.northcountryvolunteer.org.
From left, Larry Pickreign II, Kathy Snow, John Bernardi, U.S. Rep. Bill Owens and Hillarie Logan-Dechene discuss the opening of the North Country Regional Volunteer Center on Aug. 24.
The United Way office is located at 45 Tom Miller Road in Plattsburgh and can be reached by phone at 518-563-0028.